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2014-11-01

Bill Clinton headlines events for Bruce Braley

Former President Bill Clinton is rallying Iowa Democrats to get out the vote in the state's competitive U.S. Senate race, calling Democrat Bruce Braley "the only choice" for the future. Clinton appeared Saturday at a downtown Des Moines rally for…

posted 2014-11-01 16:03:01 by KXEL

Wallace State Office Building to be tested for lead

State officials have confirmed that the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines is undergoing environmental tests for the presence of lead. Caleb Hunter, deputy director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, tells The Des Moines Register that Cardno…

posted 2014-11-01 16:00:44 by KXEL

Des Moines police investigating girl's death

Des Moines police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl. Police say that the girl was found dead Oct. 7 inside a downtown apartment littered with illegal drugs. Des Moines Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Halifax says the girl showed…

posted 2014-11-01 11:02:42 by KXEL

Early votes: Already over 15 million in 31 states

Early votes have now soared past 15 million across 31 states. That's enough to give hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S.…

posted 2014-11-01 08:25:07 by KXEL

Two construction workers injured in fall

The work at a construction site on Friday afternoon came to a halt as first responders attended to two workers after a substantial fall off a manlift. Cedar Falls Public Safety Services Director Jeff Olson described the injuries as non-life…

posted 2014-11-01 07:18:55 by KXEL

Evansdale man arrested following fire at his home

Authorities say an Evansdale man was hit with a stun gun and arrested following a fire at his home. Firefighters were called to the house for a fire Thursday night. Authorities say the 33-year-old owner was agitated and couldn't be…

posted 2014-11-01 07:15:47 by KXEL

Former Oelwein mayor seeks change of venue

The defense attorney for a former mayor of Oelwein wants a change in venue for his client’s sexual abuse trial. Jason Manus is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl in 2010.  He pleaded not guilty…

posted 2014-11-01 07:13:32 by KXEL

North Fayette students not injured in bus accident

Four students and the driver of a North Fayette school district bus have escaped injury after the bus struck a tractor pulling a manure spreader and went into a ditch. The accident happened about five miles west of West Union…

posted 2014-11-01 07:10:11 by KXEL

Bill Clinton headlines events for Bruce Braley

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in downtown Des Moines. Clinton was scheduled to appear at the Saturday afternoon rally, as well as an event in Waterloo later in the day. …

posted 2014-11-01 07:01:54 by KXEL

2014-10-31

Woman injured in rollover crash on I-380

One person was hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident near the Highway 20/Interstate 380 mix master near Evansdale Friday morning. Black Hawk County Sheriff's deputies responded to the accident at approximately 11:40 a.m.  Officials say a black 2003 Buick Rendezvous driven…

posted 2014-10-31 14:14:44 by KXEL

Ernst concludes Senate campaign with cash advantage

Republican Joni Ernst is concluding the Iowa Senate race with a significant cash advantage over Democrat Bruce Braley. Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Ernst pulled in about $1.4 million between Oct. 1 and Oct 15. …

posted 2014-10-31 13:59:14 by KXEL

Des Moines facing lawsuit over bedbugs

A class-action lawsuit has been filed accusing the city of Des Moines of not properly handling an extended bedbug infestation at a housing complex. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday. It claims the city's public housing agency put Royal View Manor…

posted 2014-10-31 13:14:27 by KXEL

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