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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

Waverly man dies in Chickasaw County crash

The Iowa State Patrol says a Waverly man died in a rollover crash in Chickasaw County Saturday night. Troopers responded to the 2900 block of Asherton Avenue in Nashua around 9:30 p.m. The Iowa State Patrol says 27-year-old Matthew Nichols…

posted 2014-11-09 07:57:32 by KXEL


Body of missing fisherman found in Saylorville Lake

Iowa authorities have found the body of a missing fisherman in Saylorville Lake. The Polk County Sheriff's office says authorities went to the lake around 12:45 a.m. Saturday after two of the three men on the boat reached shore and…

posted 2014-11-08 14:14:04 by KXEL

Des Moines police arrest suspect in homicide

A 17-year-old Des Moines man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a driveway. Des Moines police say the teen will be charged with first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old…

posted 2014-11-08 14:13:11 by KXEL

State worker suspected of drunken driving

An Iowa worker who oversees substance abuse programs has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Authorities say 50-year-old Jeff Gronstal was arrested early Friday morning. Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jana Abens says a deputy stopped Gronstal's truck because its…

posted 2014-11-08 14:11:06 by KXEL

Police investigate Coralville bank robbery

Police are investigating a robbery of a Coralville bank Friday afternoon. Coralville police responded to a reported robbery at NXT Bank, 119 2nd Street, at approximately 2:09 p.m.  The suspect — a black male of medium build between 40 and…

posted 2014-11-08 06:58:40 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids ramps up leaf collection schedule

The City of Cedar Rapids is taking extra steps to bring the Leaf Vacuum Collection program back on schedule. Leaf vacuum crews will be out both Saturday and Sunday this weekend to collect leaves.  The crews will also extend the…

posted 2014-11-08 06:41:24 by KXEL

McCoys donate $2 million to Wartburg College

Wartburg College has received a $2 million challenge grant gift to entice support for a planned renovation of Clinton Hall. Michael and Marge McCoy, of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, established the McCoy Match as part of the college’s comprehensive $75 million…

posted 2014-11-08 06:38:10 by KXEL

Marion woman injured in single-vehicle accident

A Marion woman is hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident near Springville Friday night. The Springville Fire Department, Anamosa Ambulance, Linn County Rescue 57, and Linn County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Secrist Road at Creekside Road at 7:43 p.m.  Deputies found…

posted 2014-11-08 06:35:54 by KXEL