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2014-08-19

Fire destroys barn, truck in Fredericka

Fire destroyed a barn and pickup truck in Fredericka Monday night. The fire was reported at 8:36 p.m.  The barn was fully engulfed on arrival of the Frederika Fire Department.  The barn and its contents, including a pickup truck, were…

posted 2014-08-19 09:14:24 by KXEL

Fort Dodge woman gets prison time for defrauding VA

A 33-year-old Fort Dodge woman has been sentenced to an Iowa prison for defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Online court records say Lynette Ladd was sentenced on Monday in Webster County District Court.  She was given five years. …

posted 2014-08-19 09:10:16 by KXEL

Traffic cameras observe, speed up Des Moines traffic

New traffic cameras are helping move Iowa commuters through the Des Moines area. Nearly 50 state-of-the-art cameras along West Des Moines roads have reduced traffic.  The city plans to add more 18 more cameras on a heavily traveled corridor next…

posted 2014-08-19 09:09:03 by KXEL

Officials: Attendance down at Iowa State Fair

More than 1 million people went to the Iowa State Fair this year, but attendance was down. Fair spokeswoman Lori Chappell says that preliminary records show nearly 1,016,000 people attended the fair during its 11-day run.  The fair ended Sunday.…

posted 2014-08-19 06:43:37 by KXEL

1 dead, 2 injured in rollover near Anamosa

Jones County authorities say one person is dead and two are injured after a rollover crash in eastern Iowa. The sheriff's office says the one-vehicle accident occurred Monday night near Anamosa.  Deputies say a 1998 Toyota Camry landed on its…

posted 2014-08-19 06:40:50 by KXEL

Waterloo authorities capture 7-foot sick snake

Authorities say they've removed a 7-foot boa constrictor that was found on a city street in Waterloo. Police received a call Monday morning that the reptile was near the San Souci Bridge.  Animal Control later picked it up. A veterinarian…

posted 2014-08-19 06:39:36 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty to counterfeit DVD, CD case

A Cedar Rapids man faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit DVDs and CDs. A U.S. attorney's office spokesman says 45-year-old Steven Brown pleaded guilty Monday to one count of copyright…

posted 2014-08-19 06:26:41 by KXEL

Iowa Falls man gets life in prison for killing daughter

A 28-year-old Iowa Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his 7-week-old baby girl. Trevor Smith received life without parole Monday.  That's the mandatory sentence for first-degree murder.  The judge ordered Smith to pay $150,000 in…

posted 2014-08-19 06:25:26 by KXEL

Iowa siblings sharing $1 million lottery prize

Two brothers and their sister from Johnston are sharing a $1 million lottery prize. Officials say 61-year-old Stephen Bevis, his 59-year-old brother, Craig, and their 55-year-old sister, Marsha, claimed their prize Monday at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines. The…

posted 2014-08-19 06:24:22 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man injured in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old man has been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Cedar Rapids. Police and fire officials say the one-vehicle crash was reported at 2:13 Monday afternoon.  Jacob Canby of Cedar Rapids was found in a ditch near the…

posted 2014-08-19 06:22:25 by KXEL

Two people shot in southwest Cedar Rapids

Two people were taken to the hospital after a shooting on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids Monday night. At 6:31 p.m., officers responded to near the intersection of Wilson Avenue SW and Wiley Boulevard for a report of shots…

posted 2014-08-19 05:53:50 by KXEL

2014-08-18

Iowa State names Richardson starting QB

Iowa State has named junior Sam Richardson its starting quarterback. Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads said Monday that Richardson emerged as the starter following a competition in camp with Grant Rohach. Richardson opened 2013 as the starter.  But he struggled with…

posted 2014-08-18 14:08:35 by KXEL

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