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2014-07-07

Cedar Falls toddler dies from injuries in fall

A 3-year-old Cedar Falls boy has died after falling out a second-story window at home. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said Monday that Carter McOmber had died. The boy fell Saturday morning after leaning against a window screen in…

posted 2014-07-07 12:05:15 by KXEL

7 rescued from fire at Iowa City apartment

Firefighters in Iowa City rescued seven people from a burning apartment building early Monday morning. Officials say the fire started just after 5:00 a.m. in the 600 block of East Jefferson Street.  The fire was reported on the 2nd floor…

posted 2014-07-07 11:53:08 by KXEL

Bondurant woman dies in I-80 crash

A Bondurant woman has died when the car she was driving crashed into the back of a semitrailer stopped in traffic near the Atlantic exit on Interstate 80 near a construction site where traffic was merging into one lane. An…

posted 2014-07-07 11:13:05 by KXEL

Clear Lake officer takes ride with boat theft witness

A Clear Lake police officer has arrested a 19-year-old suspect after a boat docked at City Beach on northern Iowa's Clear Lake was stolen. The theft occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday.  A witness told officers that he'd be willing to…

posted 2014-07-07 06:55:29 by KXEL

Raymond man injured in crash near Williams

The Iowa State Patrol says a Raymond man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 in Hamilton County Sunday night. Troopers say 29-year-old Joshua Dunt was driving west on Highway 20 near Williams about 7:15 p.m. when he…

posted 2014-07-07 06:21:53 by KXEL

Officer fatally wounds woman in Ankeny

Authorities say the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is probing an Ankeny officer's fatal shooting of an armed woman. Ankeny police say officers were sent to a home around 5:15 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report about a suicidal woman. …

posted 2014-07-07 05:56:46 by KXEL

Van Horne woman injured in motorcycle crash

A Van Horne woman suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle crash near Anamosa Sunday evening. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Fairview Road and Quaker Lane. Sergeant Dave Omar says 43-year-old Deanna…

posted 2014-07-07 05:19:10 by KXEL

2 homes damaged after storms

Several tornadoes were reported and at least two homes were damaged after a line of severe storms passed through central Iowa. Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg says the National Weather Service received reports of tornadoes Sunday night in Grundy, Tama and Jasper…

posted 2014-07-07 04:29:50 by KXEL

2014-07-06

Repairs begin on Dubuque bridge

Repair work has begun on the Julien Dubuque Bridge in preparation for a larger project that will close the bridge for 10 days later this month. Work underneath the bridge has already begun, including repairs to concrete, piers and fenders…

posted 2014-07-06 17:59:37 by KXEL

Man seeks to preach outside Iowa State Fair

A man has filed a federal lawsuit accusing officials of violating his constitutional free speech rights last year when they ordered him to stop preaching on public sidewalks just outside the Iowa State Fair. Jason Powell of Des Moines hopes…

posted 2014-07-06 17:57:18 by KXEL

New law allows for votes to increase corn checkoff

One of the new laws enacted this month allows an increase in the Iowa Corn Checkoff. It's money collected from each bushel of corn sold to promote the grain. Checkoff funds have been used to promote ethanol, such as sponsoring…

posted 2014-07-06 17:55:12 by KXEL

Heavy rains will mean more mosquitoes in the area

The recent heavy rains and flooding in Iowa and Nebraska created prime breeding areas for mosquitoes, so more bug bites are likely in the next few weeks. Experts say it's not clear whether the increase in mosquitoes will lead to…

posted 2014-07-06 17:53:38 by KXEL

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