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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

Judge denies La' James lawsuit dismissal request

A judge has denied a request by the owner of cosmetology schools in Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska to dismiss a consumer fraud lawsuit. Polk County District Court Judge Dennis Stovall filed an order denying dismissal on Friday. Iowa Attorney General…

posted 2014-11-10 09:52:44 by KXEL

Wartburg’s Castle Chamber Series opens fourth season

The Castle Chamber Series: Music in the Afternoon will open its fourth season at Wartburg College Sunday, Nov. 16. Trio 826 will perform at 2 p.m. in the Castle Room of Saemann Student Center. The series recreates concerts from the…

posted 2014-11-10 09:14:17 by KXEL

Osage cancer patient garners strength from Garth Brooks

A woman battling breast cancer has been given a gift she won't soon forget while attending a Garth Brooks' concert in the Twin Cities over the weekend. Teresa Shaw and her daughter traveled from Osage to see Brooks' show in…

posted 2014-11-10 08:21:52 by KXEL

Iowan learns about dad from his Korean War buddy

An Iowa woman who never knew her father has learned about him from a veteran who'd shared a bunker with her dad. Roxanne Goecke was tracked down and contacted by Ron Ziolecki.  He and her Marine father, Ross Hartwig, of…

posted 2014-11-10 08:20:14 by KXEL


After win, focus of Branstad's 6th term unclear

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad romped to victory Tuesday, but after a campaign light on policy proposals, it isn't clear how he'll focus his sixth term. Compared to his 2010 race, when he pledged to create jobs and reform government, Branstad…

posted 2014-11-09 19:40:02 by KXEL

Memo: Lead contamination in Iowa state building

Testing has identified widespread lead dust contamination on the first two levels of the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines, which houses 495 state employees. The Des Moines Register reports that it learned of the contamination through an Iowa…

posted 2014-11-09 19:35:27 by KXEL