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2014-07-18

Judge halts company's claims about spray product

A judge has barred a Las Vegas company from calling Iowa residents and claiming to sell a human growth hormone product that kills cancer cells. Polk County District Court Judge Michael D. Huppert issued an injunction Thursday against Americare Inc.,…

posted 2014-07-18 13:00:02 by KXEL

State releases audit of Hawkeye Express

A state audit has recommended procedural changes for the Hawkeye Express, a train that takes Iowa football fans to Kinnick Stadium. The audit, which was released on Friday, came on the heels of the university's firing of an athletics department…

posted 2014-07-18 10:06:48 by KXEL

Iowa’s unemployment rate holds steady at 4.4%

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate stood at 4.8 percent one year ago.  The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in June from 6.3 percent in May. “Iowa’s economic expansion…

posted 2014-07-18 09:24:55 by KXEL

Officials to close bridge linking Iowa, Illinois

Authorities are preparing to temporarily close down a bridge that connects Iowa with Illinois. The Julien Dubuque Bridge is scheduled to close for repairs beginning Monday. It is set to be completed on July 31. The bridge connects Dubuque and…

posted 2014-07-18 07:27:10 by KXEL

Black bear presence confirmed in northeast Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that tracks and fecal matter left near some northeast Iowa beehives came from a black bear. A beekeeper south of Wadena, near the Clayton-Fayette county line, reported that his beehives had been…

posted 2014-07-18 07:25:23 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police investigate multiple shootings

Police in Cedar Rapids are investigating a pair of shootings. In a span of three hours Thursday night, officers responded to two calls of shots fired.  At around 6:30, police were called to the 14-hundred block of 5th Avenue Southeast…

posted 2014-07-18 07:24:16 by KXEL

Teen injured in rollover crash

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s office says the driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover accident was hospitalized after she was ejected during the crash. Deputies responded to the scene in the 6000 block of Leversee Road at 10:45…

posted 2014-07-18 07:23:27 by KXEL

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Cedar Rapids police are looking for the person or persons who robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint early this morning. Police were called shortly after midnight to an armed robbery at 2020 Glass Road Northeast.  Officers were on scene…

posted 2014-07-18 07:22:16 by KXEL

2014-07-17

Fatal crash ends West Des Moines motorcycle chase

A motorcyclist being chased by West Des Moines police has died after running into a sport utility vehicle. The accident occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday. An officer spotted the motorcycle and noticed that it matched the description of a stolen…

posted 2014-07-17 06:52:45 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids warehoused damaged by fire

Firefighters responded to a blaze at a warehouse in southwest Cedar Rapids early this morning. Workers at a neighboring business noticed a fire at Aluminum Distributors Incorporated at 3062 Prairie Valley Court Southwest.  Fire crews arrived on the scene shortly…

posted 2014-07-17 05:57:49 by KXEL

Waterloo hospital worker admits to nude patient photo

State records show a housekeeper at a Waterloo medical center was fired in May after she admitted to photographing a nude patient being treated at the hospital. Kimberly J. Niedert said at a recent hearing for unemployment benefits that "stupidity"…

posted 2014-07-17 05:46:26 by KXEL

Appeals court upholds Morrissey's drug sentence

An Iowa appeals court has upheld a lengthy prison sentence for the father of one of two slain Iowa cousins. The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a district judge acted properly when he sentenced 38-year-old Daniel Morrissey to…

posted 2014-07-17 05:42:53 by KXEL

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