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Police seize nearly 9 pounds of pot near Dubuque

Iowa authorities seized nearly nine pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Dubuque this weekend. The Dubuque County Sherriff's office says the drugs were found after a vehicle with North Dakota plates was stopped on Highway 151 Saturday afternoon.…

posted 2014-11-23 18:58:58 by KXEL

Fayette police chief on leave following bus flap

A northeast Iowa police chief remains on leave after he was ticketed for passing a stopped school bus. Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe says that Police Chief Brad Alan Gardner is on administrative leave. Gardner was ticketed earlier this month after…

posted 2014-11-23 18:57:06 by KXEL


Hy-Vee donates $500,000 for children's hospital

Grocery store chain Hy-Vee has donated $500,000 for the construction of the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. The university's foundation says that the donation pushed fundraising efforts over the $29 million mark. The university and foundation are working to raise…

posted 2014-11-22 15:29:39 by KXEL

Des Moines man sentenced to prison for stabbing

A 28-year-old Des Moines man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for a stabbing in Clear Lake in September. Jose Ramos was sentenced this week after pleading guilty in Cerro Gordo County District Court to a…

posted 2014-11-22 12:44:47 by KXEL

Young black Iowans more often arrested, suspended

A study says black youth in Iowa are nearly five times more likely to be suspended from school and to be arrested by police than whites. An advisory committee for Iowa's court system says in the report that "disproportionate minority…

posted 2014-11-22 12:44:04 by KXEL

Mason City man indicted in child sex case

A Mason City man has been charged with sexually exploiting children and having child pornography. Court records show that 40-year-old Michael Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday for three counts of sexual exploitation of a child…

posted 2014-11-22 12:42:48 by KXEL

Mount Vernon man hospitalized after single-vehicle crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a Mount Vernon was injured Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident. At about 8:30, the Mount Vernon Fire Department, Lisbon/Mount Vernon Ambulance Service, Mount Vernon Police Department and Linn County deputies were dispatched to…

posted 2014-11-22 11:53:12 by KXEL

Walker man injured in crash near Coggon

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a Walker man was injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident Saturday morning. At about 8:15, the Troy Mills Fire Department, Coggon Fire Department, Center Point Ambulance Service, Linn County Rescue 57, and Linn County…

posted 2014-11-22 11:48:16 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids woman crashes car into utility pole

The Linn County Sheriff's Office say a woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Marion Friday afternoon. At 3:02 p.m., first responders were dispatched for an accident in the 3800 block of Cottage Grove Avenue SE.  Deputies arrived to…

posted 2014-11-22 08:40:39 by KXEL

Two adults, 2 children injured in Linn County crash

Four people were injured in a late night crash Friday in Linn County. Deputies from the Linn County Sheriff's Office arrived at the intersection of Secrist Road and Creekside Road shortly after 10:00 p.m. Authorities say 25-year-old Brittney Frisby was…

posted 2014-11-22 08:32:48 by KXEL

One dead, 2 injured in Linn County crash

One person was killed and two others were injured in an overnight crash in Linn County. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to a collision on the 4500 block of Urbana Road in Center Point around 11:40 p.m. on Friday.…

posted 2014-11-22 08:25:29 by KXEL

Muscatine man injured in Grundy County crash

A Muscatine man was hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 Friday night. The Iowa State Patrol says 20-year-old Levi Wright was transported to the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.  Troopers said the crash was reported in the eastbound lanes…

posted 2014-11-22 08:24:17 by KXEL