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2014-07-05

Two men shot in Waterloo

Two people were sent to the hospital after shooting at each other in Waterloo. The incident happened just after 9:30 Friday night in the 700 block of Logan Avenue. The Waterloo Police Department said one of the shooting victims was…

posted 2014-07-05 10:33:38 by KXEL

Flooding concerns ease in much of eastern Iowa

Flooding concerns have eased in much of eastern Iowa as the Mississippi River crests at Davenport. Officials are now turning their attention to points south along the river in Missouri and Illinois. The National Weather Service reports that the Mississippi…

posted 2014-07-05 10:28:35 by KXEL

Bicyclist killed in crash near Charles City

A bicyclist has died in a crash with a car in north-central Iowa. An Iowa State Patrol report that says 55-year-old Brian Guy Lauterbach of Charles City died after being hit by a car as he rode his bicycle Thursday…

posted 2014-07-05 10:26:48 by KXEL

2014-07-04

Black Hawk County burglary suspect hurt in jump

Black Hawk County authorities say a burglary suspect has been injured in a leap from a building at the county landfill. The sheriff's office says deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the landfill's maintenance building early Thursday morning.  The…

posted 2014-07-04 11:47:17 by KXEL

One dead in motorcycle-SUV crash

Cedar Rapids police say one person died in crash late Thursday night. Police say the accident happened at the corner of Boyson Road and C Avenue Norhtheast.  Police were first called to the scene just after 11:00 p.m. Witnesses say…

posted 2014-07-04 11:43:36 by KXEL

Judge: Emails about emergency network US property

A federal judge has blocked the release of emails to and from an Iowa sheriff serving on a federal board tasked with building a high-speed broadband network for emergency responders. Judge James Gritzner on Thursday issued an order declaring the…

posted 2014-07-04 11:39:40 by KXEL

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

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