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2 Waterloo residents robbed at gunpoint

Waterloo police continue to investigate the armed robbery of two people late Saturday night. Police say 20-year-old Alexa Hatch and 19-year-old Mikal Muhammad, both of Waterloo, were robbed at a residence in the 1100 block of South Street.  The robbery…

posted 2014-09-07 18:07:03 by KXEL


Cedar Falls motorcyclist injured in crash

A Cedar Falls man is hospitalized after his motorcycle collided with a truck pulling a trailer in Grundy County. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported at about 12:35 p.m. Saturday on Iowa Highway 175 about a…

posted 2014-09-06 19:20:41 by KXEL

Herky on Parade auction set for next week

Those wanting their own Herky statue can head to Iowa City next week for the 2014 Herky on Parade live auction. Herky is the mascot of the Iowa Hawkeyes.  The first parade was held in 2004, when about 30 variations…

posted 2014-09-06 19:16:45 by KXEL

Iowa City considers ban on electronic cigarettes

The Iowa City Council is considering banning the use of electronic cigarettes on city-owned property. The City Council discussed a possible ban this week. Known commonly as E-cigarettes, the devices heat liquid and nicotine into a flavored, smokeless vapor. The…

posted 2014-09-06 19:15:05 by KXEL

Iowa DNR says pheasant population rebounding

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Iowa's pheasant population has rebounded, with the latest annual count of the birds showing the highest numbers since 2008. This year's count found a statewide average of 17.4 birds per 30-mile route, the…

posted 2014-09-06 19:13:46 by KXEL

Cedar Falls Police locate missing man

The search for a missing Cedar Falls man had an happy ending. Cedar Falls police began the search for 71-year-old Ralph Franklyn Scott shortly after he was reported missing at 5:43 this morning. At 9:58 a.m., officers located Scott on…

posted 2014-09-06 10:31:19 by KXEL

Court revokes Waterloo attorney's law license

The Iowa Supreme Court says a 75-year-old Waterloo attorney can no longer practice law in Iowa after finding he used money a client paid to retain his services for personal use instead of keeping it in a trust account as…

posted 2014-09-06 08:51:45 by KXEL

Jury finds man guilty in Iowa officer's slaying

A jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Rockwell City police officer last year. The jury returned the verdict Friday in the case of 33-year-old Corey Trott.  Jurors reached a consensus after less…

posted 2014-09-06 08:50:42 by KXEL

Iowa DCI: Dozen arrested in prostitution sting

Authorities say they have arrested a dozen people in connection to a prostitution sting at the Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the arrests were made Wednesday and Thursday.  They involved several agencies…

posted 2014-09-06 08:49:04 by KXEL

Harkin says veteran erroneously given medal

Sen. Tom Harkin says a Vietnam veteran was erroneously presented with a Silver Star medal after the Marshalltown man provided inaccurate documentation to the lawmaker's staff. Harkin said in a statement Friday that the medal presented to 64-year-old Dennis William…

posted 2014-09-06 08:47:45 by KXEL


Rastetter defends ISU study at his cattle farm

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter says a study by Iowa State University on cattle performance at one of his confinements will be beneficial to all beef producers. ISU researchers have been working with Rastetter's company, Summit Farms LLC,…

posted 2014-09-05 12:28:11 by KXEL

Iowa senator Seng says he has brain tumor

An Iowa senator says he has a brain tumor, but plans to be present at the start of the next legislative session. Democrat Sen. Joe Seng of Davenport said in a statement Thursday that doctors recently discovered a tumor in…

posted 2014-09-05 12:26:45 by KXEL

Have you ever thought Washington, D.C. could use some common-sense input from Iowa? This Wednesday, I’ll be in our nation’s…
posted by Dennis Lowe 9 days ago
Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement on the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001: “The anniversary of September 11,…
posted by Dennis Lowe 11 days ago
Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today released the following statement in honor of the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001…
posted by Dennis Lowe 11 days ago