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Solon man fired after filming speeding school van

A Solon man who says he caught a Dubuque school van speeding while transporting students has been fired by a lawn care company. Jay Shipley says that TruGreen Lawn Care fired him for recording the incident while he was driving…

posted 2014-10-29 07:24:12 by KXEL

DNR looks into manure spill near Williams

Officials are investigating a manure spill in north-central Iowa caused by a pipeline break. The state Department of Natural Resources says the spill was discovered Monday by a farmer harvesting corn near Williams in Hamilton County.  The farmer reported finding…

posted 2014-10-29 06:51:01 by KXEL

Authorities investigate train collision in Osage

Authorities say they're investigating the cause of a train collision in Osage involving a grain truck. Lt. Jeremiah Johnson of the Osage Police Department says the Canadian National Railway train hit the vehicle Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. Johnson…

posted 2014-10-29 06:49:28 by KXEL

Hillary Clinton to campaign with Braley

Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in Iowa as the election nears. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state planned to appear Wednesday at events in Cedar Rapids and Davenport.  She was expected…

posted 2014-10-29 06:48:23 by KXEL

Iowa home health care company records probed

Company officials say federal agents are investigating records seized from Iowa Home Care offices in West Des Moines, Clive and Fort Dodge. Agents from the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were seen…

posted 2014-10-29 06:47:00 by KXEL

Three injured in pickup-semi collision

Three men were injured Tuesday when a semi-tractor trailer struck a pickup truck on Jesup Road. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says all three men were inside a pickup truck being driven by 70-year-old James Schmitz of rural Jesup. …

posted 2014-10-29 06:21:18 by KXEL


Horse tracks suspend simulcast signals to Dubuque

Several horse racing tracks in Kentucky have suspended simulcast signals to Dubuque, months after a group representing horse owners in Iowa raised concerns about recent greyhound racing legislation. It's unclear what led to the suspension about two months ago of…

posted 2014-10-28 12:36:43 by KXEL

Jury awards $1.4 million in Lawler harassment case

A former northeastern Iowa ethanol plant worker says a jury's $1.4 million verdict in her favor sends a message that workplace sexual harassment cannot be tolerated. A jury ruled last week that Homeland Energy Solutions in Lawler must pay Tina…

posted 2014-10-28 12:34:34 by KXEL

Fertilizer plant chooses Illinois over Iowa

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has confirmed that a chemical company has decided to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois. Department spokesman David Roeder said Tuesday that Cronus Chemicals will build the plant just…

posted 2014-10-28 10:14:28 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested in August shooting

A Waterloo man is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with a fatal shooting in August. On Monday, Waterloo police arrested 36-year-old Rodolfo Gonzalez Pena in the shooting death of 35-year-old Celio Antonio Posada of Minneapolis. Pena’s bond was…

posted 2014-10-28 09:38:40 by KXEL

Fire destroys New Hampton furniture store

A fire has destroyed a longtime furniture store in northeast Iowa. Firefighters responded early Tuesday to Dungey's Furniture and Floors in New Hampton.  They remained on the scene several hours later. No one was inside the building at the time…

posted 2014-10-28 09:17:19 by KXEL

Man sentenced in Cedar Falls home invasion

A Saudi Arabian man studying at the University of Northern Iowa has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for breaking into a woman's home and attacking her. Hamad Abdul Aziz Alsalman entered an Alford plea on Monday,…

posted 2014-10-28 07:16:12 by KXEL