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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

2 killed, 1 injured in Jasper County crash

The Iowa State Patrol says two people from Marshalltown have died and a boy has been injured in a one-vehicle crash. Troopers say 58-year-old Micaela Rodriguez-Pizana was driving a Chevrolet Silverado over the weekend on Highway 65 in Jasper County…

posted 2014-11-17 05:22:25 by KXEL


Three hospitalized following Linn County collision

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says three people were sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident east of Marion Sunday afternoon. Emergency crews responded to Secrist Road about a half-mile east of Cory Road at 2:25 p.m. Responders arrived…

posted 2014-11-16 20:16:10 by KXEL

Fire damages Evansdale motel

Firefighters from four communities joined forces to battle a fire at an Evansdale motel early Sunday. Evansdale Fire Chief Kent Smock says fire damage at the Days Inn on Evansdale Drive was contained to the laundry and a guest room…

posted 2014-11-16 20:03:55 by KXEL

Iowa soldiers may go to Africa for Ebola outbreak

About 80 soldiers in an Iowa Army National Guard unit may be sent to West Africa to help respond to the Ebola outbreak there. The Iowa National Guard said Sunday that members of the 294th Area Support Medical Company are…

posted 2014-11-16 19:47:38 by KXEL

One dead in Winneshiek County crash

The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office says a man died in single-vehicle crash Saturday morning. It happened just after 7 a.m. Officials say 60-year-old Daniel Murray of Decorah was driving north on Clay Hill Road when his vehicle left the roadway.  Murray was…

posted 2014-11-16 12:49:53 by KXEL

Dubuque police investigate shooting that hurt 2

A shooting in downtown Dubuque that injured two women is being investigated. Police Lt. Pablo Ramirez says 46-year-old Tanya Brisco and 34-year-old Danielle Brown were both wounded shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday. Both women sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.…

posted 2014-11-16 12:42:33 by KXEL

Waterloo police arrest 2 men on weapons charges

Waterloo police have arrested two men on weapons charges following a traffic stop and search of a home Saturday night. The incident began about 8 p.m. when officers with the Violent Crime Apprehension Team tried to make contact with 24-year-old…

posted 2014-11-16 07:33:41 by KXEL

Iowa readies for second health enrollment period

It's sign-up time again for people looking to buy medical insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. The second enrollment period runs from Saturday to Feb. 15.  Last year, many people were stymied by a poorly functioning website and widespread…

posted 2014-11-16 07:16:20 by KXEL

Walford man injured in ATV accident

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a man was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Highway 151 south of Commercial Drive in Walford Saturday night. Sgt. Harvey Hall says the mishap happened at about 9:15 p.m.  Deputies arrived to…

posted 2014-11-16 07:11:49 by KXEL


Dunkerton woman injured in rollover crash

The Black Hawk County Sheriff Office says a Dunkerton woman was injured in a rollover accident Saturday. Sgt. Tom Nichols says the incident happened on Dunkerton Road approximately a half-mile west of Crane Creek.  Road conditions at the time were…

posted 2014-11-15 16:19:03 by KXEL

2 hospitalized in Linn County crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash near Fairfax Saturday morning. Emergency personnel responded to 16th Avenue and 80th Street Southwest at about 11:05 a.m. Sergeant Tim Payne says a northbound 2014…

posted 2014-11-15 14:53:54 by KXEL