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More charges filed in Pleasant Hill shootings

Additional charges have been filed against a man accused of randomly shooting people in a Des Moines suburb. Court records show 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson now faces several drug charges, including possession with intent to deliver.  He remains at the…

posted 2014-11-18 11:15:00 by KXEL

Hubbard woman sent to prison for bank fraud

A 51-year-old Hubbard woman was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in federal prison for bank fraud. Stephanie Drake, formerly known as Stephanie Drake-Zierke, received the prison term after a July 23, 2014 guilty plea to one count of bank…

posted 2014-11-18 09:55:48 by KXEL

Cedar Falls to enforce 48-hour parking ordinance

The Cedar Falls Police Department would like to remind residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance.   With the recent snow fall in the metro area, snow plows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways…

posted 2014-11-18 08:10:01 by KXEL

East High School sets Financial Aid Night

The Waterloo East High School counseling department is hosting a financial aid information session on Tuesday, November 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the East High Auditorium. John Holland from the Iowa College Access Network will be the guest…

posted 2014-11-18 08:00:40 by KXEL

Activists to unveil Iowa City labor complaint

Activists say they plan to file a complaint on behalf of workers at an Iowa City factory who are owed wages from their employer. The Center for Worker Justice and Democratic lawmakers say they'll release details at a Tuesday afternoon…

posted 2014-11-18 05:25:34 by KXEL

Edgewood man shoots himself in hunting accident

Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself while hunting raccoons. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 20-year-old Kyle Fry of Edgewood is recovering from a non-life-threatening wound in a Dubuque hospital.  Officials say he accidentally…

posted 2014-11-18 05:23:36 by KXEL


Des Moines schools placed on brief lockdown

Officials in Des Moines say a high school, a middle school and an elementary school were briefly locked down because of a nearby shooting. Des Moines Public Schools says East High School, Hiatt Middle School and Carver Community School were…

posted 2014-11-17 13:03:49 by KXEL

Maquoketa police want to use rifles on duty

The city manager and police chief in Maquoketa are working on a new policy that would let officers use their own semi-automatic rifles while on duty. The city would also set up a loan program to let officers buy rifles.…

posted 2014-11-17 12:49:15 by KXEL

Man with gun randomly injures 2 in Pleasant Hill

Authorities say a man with a gun drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire, injuring two people. Pleasant Hill police say the man was taken into custody for questioning following the Monday morning shootings.  Two men have…

posted 2014-11-17 11:56:55 by KXEL

UNI named to 'Best for Vets: Colleges 2015'

The University of Northern Iowa has been named to Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" rankings, which recognizes and rewards schools for their commitment to providing opportunities to America's veterans. UNI is the highest ranked institution on the list…

posted 2014-11-17 10:52:24 by KXEL

Kirkwood cafés encourage patrons to recycle

At Kirkwood Community College’s cafés, patrons are likely to see their chefs, servers and baristas wearing a kelly green tee shirt reading, “Keep Calm and Compost On.” The cafés are called The Café and Café Mini and are on the…

posted 2014-11-17 08:59:07 by KXEL

Washburn business destroyed by fire

A building in Washburn that housed a fish supply shop and gas station was destroyed by fire early Monday. The fire broke out at around 12:30 a.m. at Anemone's Clowns and Coral at 7112 La Porte Road. Fire crews from…

posted 2014-11-17 06:18:37 by KXEL