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Official: Autopsy report completed on ISU student

A medical examiner's office says an autopsy report has been completed on an Iowa State University student found dead in her car in September. Mike Hensch, administrator of the Johnson County Medical Examiner Department, says an autopsy report on the…

posted 2014-11-12 14:46:23 by KXEL

Mason City man's car strikes vehicles, school bus

A Mason City man faces multiple charges after police say his car struck three vehicles, including a school bus. Police say 23-year-old Eric Sombright was behind a school bus Tuesday morning when his car slid on ice and hit the…

posted 2014-11-12 13:52:58 by KXEL

Meskwaki police official fired over comments, photos

An assistant chief for a tribal police department in Iowa has been fired after making inappropriate comments about the looks of teenage daughters of two subordinate officers. Documents released Wednesday show Jason Dunagan, assistant chief of the Meswaki National Police…

posted 2014-11-12 13:18:58 by KXEL

Branstad to defend policy on felon voting

A spokesman says Gov. Terry Branstad intends to defend the state's policy of disenfranchising convicted felons during a lawsuit challenging the practice. Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers said Wednesday the governor's office believes the Iowa Constitution requires felons to lose their…

posted 2014-11-12 10:55:44 by KXEL

Waterloo shelter director gets probation for theft

The director of a Waterloo homeless shelter has been given probation for stealing money from the nonprofit organization. Joni Kay Hansen on Monday was given a deferred judgment, two to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution. She'd…

posted 2014-11-12 09:59:52 by KXEL

Waterloo police investigate 3 armed robberies

Waterloo police are investigate three robberies that occured a few hours apart Tuesday night on the city's west side No injuries were reported in these robberies.  Police say, in each case, the suspect was armed with a gun and fled…

posted 2014-11-12 08:37:00 by KXEL

Fire at Cedar Rapids building rekindles overnight

A fire that caused extensive damage to a large steel building in Cedar Rapids rekindled overnight. Firefighters from Cedar Rapids, West Bertram and Mount Vernon responded to the call at 3:30 this morning.  The building is owned by R.L. Snitcker…

posted 2014-11-12 06:50:29 by KXEL

$1.1 billion economic impact seen in Iowa oil pipeline

An analysis by a West Des Moines company says a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa would provide an economic impact of $1.1 billion to the state during two years of construction. The analysis was prepared by Strategic Economics Group for…

posted 2014-11-12 06:39:33 by KXEL

Driver crashes into Cedar Rapids officer's car

Cedar Rapids police have arrested a driver who they say crashed into a police cruiser and tried to run away. The officer was responding to a call on Tuesday night when a white car turned around a corner and struck…

posted 2014-11-12 06:00:25 by KXEL

Police: Robbers, neighbor exchange gunfire in Des Moines

Des Moines police say no one has been seriously injured after a man exchanged gunfire with a group of men who robbed his neighbor's home. The Des Moines Register reports three or four men entered a family's home on Tuesday…

posted 2014-11-12 05:59:34 by KXEL

1 person injured in blaze near Des Moines

One person has been injured in a fire that damaged a commercial building just north of Des Moines. Fire crews from several area departments were dispatched after 6 p.m. Tuesday.  The building had housed the I-80 Flea Market, which closed…

posted 2014-11-12 05:58:53 by KXEL

Taser used in stopping Cedar Falls shoplifting suspect

Cedar Falls police used a Taser Tuesday afternoon to stop a shoplifting suspect at College Square Mall. Police say 25-year-old Antonio Jackson of Waterloo was arrested on complaints of fourth-degree theft and interference with official acts.  Jackson was later released…

posted 2014-11-12 05:57:28 by KXEL