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Charge dismissed against Des Moines pharmacy owner

A misdemeanor drug charge has been dismissed against a Des Moines pharmacy owner convicted of illegally selling painkillers. A Polk County district judge on Monday dismissed a misdemeanor charge of illegal possession of prescription drugs against Mark Graziano. The misdemeanor…

posted 2014-11-11 11:04:13 by KXEL

Lawyer: Former UI researcher in murder case dies

A former University of Iowa researcher charged with first-degree murder in the strangling death of his wife in 1997 has died. Leon Spies, an attorney for John Bloomfield, said Monday that his client died suddenly on Thursday at a hospital…

posted 2014-11-11 06:52:57 by KXEL

Iowa legislative leaders retain their positions

Republicans and Democrats are sticking with their leaders in the Iowa House and Senate. House Republicans announced Monday that GOP members had elected Rep. Kraig Paulsen of Hiawatha to continue in his role as House speaker.  They also opted to…

posted 2014-11-11 06:49:52 by KXEL

Iowa City officers injured in accidental shooting

The Iowa City Police Department says two officers have been injured after a gun fired while they were cleaning their service weapons. Police say the officers were transported to an area hospital on Monday night where they were treated for…

posted 2014-11-11 06:48:18 by KXEL

Riceville teen injured when semi strikes tractor

A 13-year-old boy has been injured in a collision between a tractor and a semitrailer hauling grain in northern Iowa. The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. Saturday a few miles west of Riceville on Iowa Highway 9. Mitchell County sheriff's…

posted 2014-11-11 06:45:31 by KXEL

One hospitalized, one cited in 2-car crash

One driver faces charges in a two-vehicle accident in Cedar Falls that sent the other driver to the hospital. The crash occurred at about 4:15 Monday afternoon at Highway 57 and Union Road. Cedar Falls police say one vehicle was…

posted 2014-11-11 06:00:38 by KXEL

Waterloo police investigate overnight shooting

Waterloo Police say one person is hospitalized following a shooting late Monday. The incident was reported about 11:50 p.m. in the 700 block of Dawson Street. One shooting victim was found at the scene.  They were transported by ambulance to…

posted 2014-11-11 05:59:10 by KXEL


Postville man accused of starting fire during gas theft

A Postville man faces charges on suspicion of starting a fire while trying to steal gasoline. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says Aaron Hickman faces charges of second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal mischief. Hickman is accused of drilling a…

posted 2014-11-10 12:10:17 by KXEL

USDA boosts soybean crop but lowers corn harvest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting the size of this year's record soybean crop as farmers in several states report per-acre yields surpassing earlier expectations. The corn crop is reduced slightly but will still be a record. In Monday's…

posted 2014-11-10 11:47:20 by KXEL

$1 million bond set for teen charged with murder

A 17-year-old arrested in connection to the shooting death of a man in Des Moines is being held on $1 million cash bond. Keith Meco Collins was arrested Saturday morning following the death of 24-year-old Aaron Michael McHenry of Rockford,…

posted 2014-11-10 11:43:37 by KXEL

Geneva man dies while working on tractor

Authorities say a Geneva man has died while working on a tractor. Chief Deputy Linn Larson with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office says 88-year-old Calvin Jansonius was working alone Friday on a tractor pulling a silage chopper when he died. …

posted 2014-11-10 11:34:58 by KXEL

Dahl's Foods files bankruptcy, announces its sale

Dahl's Foods Inc. has filed for bankruptcy and has announced its sale to a Kansas grocery organization. The Des Moines-based company said in a news release Monday that it filed its petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 protection in Des…

posted 2014-11-10 10:29:57 by KXEL