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Riceville woman pleads not guilty to abuse charges

A 22-year-old northeast Iowa woman has pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse charges involving a 15-year-old boy. Mindy Jo Fetters of Riceville entered the plea Tuesday.  No trial date has been set. The Howard County Sheriff's Department says Fetters is…

posted 2014-07-04 11:38:03 by KXEL

Woman killed while walking on Highway 151

Authorities say a Wisconsin woman was fatally struck by a car after walking in the middle of a highway in eastern Iowa. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Rochelle E. Ihander of Marinette, Wisconsin was walking in the center…

posted 2014-07-04 11:35:24 by KXEL

Rain further eases much of Midwest drought

A meteorologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture says near-record-setting rainfall last month has nearly eradicated residual drought from much of the Midwest including Iowa. All that remains of the drought in Iowa are two small areas of abnormally dry…

posted 2014-07-04 11:33:59 by KXEL

Mason City man pleads guilty in child porn case

A 41-year-old Mason City man has been convicted of distributing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say Jamison Miller pleaded guilty to one count on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. Miller admitted at the hearing that he distributed child…

posted 2014-07-04 11:33:14 by KXEL

Iowan who recorded teens in tanning bed imprisoned

A central Iowa man who recorded teenagers using a tanning bed in his home has been sent to federal prison. James Brock of Newton on Wednesday was sentenced to eight years. Prosecutors say Brock admitted possessing child pornography on or…

posted 2014-07-04 11:31:36 by KXEL

Mason City arson suspect expected to change plea

A Mason City man suspected of setting a neighboring house ablaze is expected to change his pleas. A plea change hearing is scheduled July 14 for Roger Kuck, who has already pleaded not guilty.  He's accused of starting a fire…

posted 2014-07-04 11:30:04 by KXEL


Woman hit, killed on Highway 151 in Walford

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a 44-year-old woman was hit and killed on Highway 151 in Walford Thursday. The woman was walking south in the center of the southbound lane of the highway when she was hit by an…

posted 2014-07-03 08:40:39 by KXEL

Lawsuit filed over climbing wall fall at UI

A former student who was injured when he fell from a rock climbing wall at the University of Iowa has sued the state. Spencer Bean of Highland Park, Illinois last week filed the lawsuit in Johnson County District Court. In…

posted 2014-07-03 08:37:33 by KXEL

Warrant trips up suspect in 1995 Coralville theft

An old warrant has tripped up a woman suspected of stealing $392 worth of items from a Coralville motel in 1995. Officials say 39-year-old Tina Padavich of Muscatine was detained by officers in another jurisdiction.  A routine check for warrants…

posted 2014-07-03 08:35:37 by KXEL

Man arrested in death of elderly Des Moines man

Des Moines police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a 97-year-old Des Moines man who was killed in a home invasion in which his wife was injured. Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax says police arrested…

posted 2014-07-03 08:33:51 by KXEL


Evacuations ordered below Coralville Spillway

It was an up-and-down day for flood-wary Johnson County, and it may remain that way for weeks. After telling area officials Wednesday morning that Coralville Lake may top its emergency spillway — something that has only ever happened during the…

posted 2014-07-02 23:02:53 by KXEL

UI places flood barriers around campus

The University of Iowa has placed protective measures around campus in response to potential flooding from the swollen Iowa River. The university placed a 12-foot sand-filled flood barrier around the Mayflower Residence Hall on Tuesday.  It is currently placing similar…

posted 2014-07-02 22:41:10 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 4 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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