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James Taylor to appear at rally for Braley

James Taylor will appear at a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in Des Moines on Saturday. Braley spokesman Jeff Giertz says the singer-songwriter will perform at a rally headlined by former President Bill Clinton at the Brenton Skating…

posted 2014-10-28 06:23:41 by KXEL

Plugged pipe in Dubuque causes wastewater release

Officials in Dubuque say a plugged sanitary sewer pipe caused a sanitary sewer manhole to overflow untreated wastewater into the city's storm sewer system. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the city's public works department was notified of the…

posted 2014-10-28 06:20:48 by KXEL

Blast forces closure of Stacyville fertilizer plant

A Mitchell County dry fertilizer plant rocked by an explosion will be closed for a short time. Scott Janssen manages the Northern Country Co-op's plant in Stacyville, and he says the cause of Monday's blast is being investigated. Janssen says…

posted 2014-10-28 06:18:34 by KXEL


UNI student reports sexual assault in dorm

The University of Northern Iowa Police Department is investigating a sexual assault at a residence hall. The student told police she was assaulted at around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Campus Security Authority told UNI police of a third-party report of sexual…

posted 2014-10-27 12:50:23 by KXEL

Authorities find 2 men dead in Wellman

Authorities are investigating what happened to two men found dead in eastern Iowa. The Washington County Communications Center says it received a report Friday afternoon of a possible electrocution near a road in the community of Wellman. Emergency personnel responded…

posted 2014-10-27 12:25:34 by KXEL

Hatch back on air with TV ad

Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch is back on television with a new ad. Hatch stopped airing television advertising in late September.  Campaign spokesman John Hedgecoth says Monday that a new ad, titled "Fresh Start," will run through Nov. 3…

posted 2014-10-27 10:25:01 by KXEL

Woman dies from injuries in Oct. 8th fire

A 58-year-old woman has died more than two weeks after being burned in a fire at her northeast Iowa home. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg says Sandra "Sandy" Hamann died Thursday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in…

posted 2014-10-27 08:25:17 by KXEL

Kwik Star robbed at gunpoint

Waterloo police are investigating the armed robbery of the Kwik Star at West 4th Street and Kimball Avenue. Police say at 3:18 this morning, a man wearing a mask robbed the convenience store with a weapon in his hand.  No…

posted 2014-10-27 05:57:23 by KXEL


One dead, 2 injured in head-on crash

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office say one person died in a two-vehicle crash in Washburn Friday night. The sheriff’s office responded to the 6000 block of La Porte Road at around 8:30 p.m. Authorities say both drivers had to…

posted 2014-10-26 09:41:47 by KXEL

Two hospitalized after car. motorcycle crash

A Lisbon man was cited for not yielding the right of way after crashing his pickup into a motorcycle. The Linn County Sheriff's Office say 65-year-old John Kurtz, and a passenger, 51-year-old Tonya Kurtz, were not hurt in the crash…

posted 2014-10-26 09:38:08 by KXEL

Iowa City police investigate early morning robbery

Police in Iowa City are investigating the robbery of a man at gunpoint. Officers responded to the 300 block of Clinton Street shortly after 1:45 a.m. Sunday. The victim says he heard quick footbsteps behind him and was then confronted…

posted 2014-10-26 09:33:34 by KXEL

Iowa linebacker Spearman arrested, suspended

University of Iowa football player Reggie Spearman has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, leading coach Kirk Ferentz to announce a minimum one-game suspension for the linebacker. Iowa City police records show the 19-year-old was arrested just after midnight…

posted 2014-10-26 09:31:13 by KXEL