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2015-01-09

Trucks with Hogs, Pork Loins Collide

Two trucks, one carrying live hogs and one carrying pork loins, collided with each other near Grundy Center earlier this week. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says they were called to the intersection of Highways 14 and 20 at around…

posted 2015-01-09 15:41:49 by KXEL

CR Alliant Customers Lose Power

High wind caused a power outage Thursday around 5:30 p.m. for 1,500 Alliant Energy customers in northwest and southwest Cedar Rapids. Crews had service restored to all but 65 customers as of 6:40 p.m. However, in trying to restore power…

posted 2015-01-09 15:39:59 by KXEL

Waterloo JC Penney Store One of Three in Iowa to Close

The JCPenney store in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Waterloo will be closing its doors soon. The company says it is one of about 40 stores across the country--and one of 3 in Iowa--that will be shutting down on or…

posted 2015-01-09 15:37:25 by KXEL

2015-01-08

Police Arrest Speeding Driver for Gun Possession

Waterloo authorities say a man had a gun in his car when he was stopped for speeding yesterday. Romeo Martez Mabry was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of carrying weapons. Mabry is accused of speeding before a police officer stopped…

posted 2015-01-08 07:19:05 by KXEL

Judges Rules Against ISU in Trademark Dispute

A federal judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit that claims Iowa State University has improperly barred a pro-marijuana student group from using its logos on t-shirts. U.S. District Judge James Gritzner says members of the ISU chapter of the…

posted 2015-01-08 07:18:31 by KXEL

Panthers Stifle SIU, 55-39

Seth Tuttle tied a career-high with 24 points, on 9-of-12 shooting, and Nate Buss scored a season-high 15 to lead Northern Iowa to a 55-39 win over Southern Illinois Wednesday night. UNI is now 13-2 on the season, and 2-1…

posted 2015-01-08 07:17:50 by KXEL

2015-01-07

Ernst Sworn in as U.S. Senator from Iowa

Iowa's newly sworn-in Sen. Joni Ernst says she is thrilled to be getting down to business. Ernst was officially sworn in Tuesday morning in Washington. The Republican from Red Oak was joined for the ceremony by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley…

posted 2015-01-07 08:13:23 by KXEL

Flu Claims Third Child in Iowa

Public health officials are investigating the death of a 7-year-old Iowa boy who was diagnosed with influenza. The Iowa Department of Public Health says it's investigating three pediatric deaths that they believe resulted from flu-related complications. The family of 7-year-old…

posted 2015-01-07 08:12:33 by KXEL

Driver Crashes into Waterloo House

Authorities say a truck with a snow plow lost control before it slammed into a Waterloo house and caught fire. Battalion Chief Michael Moore with Waterloo Fire Rescue says 54-year-old Russell Heiple was driving Tuesday morning when he lost control…

posted 2015-01-07 08:11:15 by KXEL

2015-01-06

Town Council Votes Against Dissolving Government

The City Council has voted against disbanding the government of Center Junction, which led the mayor of the eastern Iowa community of about 110 residents to quit after Monday night's vote. Mayor Sandy Ricklefs has said the town didn't have…

posted 2015-01-06 09:43:58 by KXEL

Cedar Falls Council Blocks Drug Leniency

An attempt to deprioritize marijuana arrests in Cedar Falls was blocked by a majority of city council members last night. Council man Nick Taiber moved to direct the police department to deprioritize arresting persons in possession of one gram or…

posted 2015-01-06 07:20:37 by KXEL

2015-01-05

Snow Emergency Declared in Waterloo

A Snow Emergency has been declared by the City of Waterloo until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6. Snow routes are in effect for this period of time.  Residents are encouraged to move cars off streets to allow snow removal crews…

posted 2015-01-05 16:30:52 by KXEL

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