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Foundation receives $4 million gift from Christensen family

The family of a longtime Waterloo orthodontist who died in 2011 has given a $4 million gift to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. It's the largest gift the organization has ever received.  The contribution will establish the Ross D.…

posted 2014-10-16 10:39:37 by KXEL

Tripoli man injured in motorcycle-truck collision

A Tripoli man was hospitalized after his motorcycle collided with a truck pulling a cargo trailer on Highway 63 near Denver Wednesday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol says 47-year-old Scott Murray was northbound on Highway 63 on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle…

posted 2014-10-16 10:32:42 by KXEL

Waterloo woman, 3 kids injured in minivan crash

Four people were injured in a single-vehicle accident in Waterloo early Thursday morning. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says a minivan driven by 29-year-old Sara Staley of Waterloo was westbound on Independence Avenue at about 4:48 a.m. when she…

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

Ernst has more cash than Braley in Senate race

Republican Joni Ernst has three times as much cash as Democrat Bruce Braley going in to the final days of the competitive Iowa Senate race. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Ernst raised $6 million between July 1…

posted 2014-10-16 09:54:30 by KXEL

Suspect in Waterloo payday loan robbery identified

Waterloo Police have identified the man accused of robbing a payday loan business at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. Police say 26-year-old Stevie Dewayne Harrington of Waterloo is charged with first-degree robbery and possession of weapons as a felon. Officers were called…

posted 2014-10-16 09:46:44 by KXEL

Jesup man dies after fall on stairs

Authorities say a 57-year-old man whose body was found in his Jesup home had suffered a fatal fall. The body of Daniel Kimball was found in his home on Tuesday morning. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says Kimball had…

posted 2014-10-16 09:09:34 by KXEL

Officer-involved shooting under investigation

Authorities say they're investigating an officer-involved shooting in eastern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office responded Monday to a report of a suicidal man.  They identified him as 32-year-old Bradley Wayne…

posted 2014-10-16 06:52:59 by KXEL

Man charged in fatal Des Moines stabbing

Authorities say a 74-year-old man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Des Moines. Officers were sent around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday to check a report of a fight at an apartment building office.  They found the…

posted 2014-10-16 06:51:15 by KXEL

Police: West Liberty man tortures roommate's kitten

Iowa City police have charged a man with aggravated animal torture who they say abused his roommate's kitten for hours. Police say 21-year-old Leo Nopoulos of West Liberty was released from the Johnson County Jail Wednesday after posting $5,000 bond.…

posted 2014-10-16 06:49:45 by KXEL

Dubuque woman accused of stealing from library

A 62-year-old Dubuque woman has been accused of stealing fines and fee payments when she worked at the public library in Dubuque. Barbara Nyheim turned herself in on Tuesday to face a felony theft charge. Library director Susan Hendricks initially…

posted 2014-10-16 06:48:58 by KXEL

Suspect in Waterloo payday loan robbery arrested

Waterloo Police made short work of arresting a suspect in the robbery of a payday loan business. It happened at around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Hometown Cash Advance on University Avenue. About 5 minutes later, officers arrested a suspect…

posted 2014-10-16 06:47:18 by KXEL


Weather Service director praises Iowa flood research

The director of the National Weather Service says he's visiting the Iowa Flood Center to learn more about how its researchers are predicting and helping respond to flooding. NWS Director Louis Uccellini said Wednesday the Iowa Flood Center at the…

posted 2014-10-15 13:47:29 by KXEL