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Strawberry Point firefighter accused of arson, fraud

A Strawberry Point firefighter is on leave from the department after being charged with arson and insurance fraud. If convicted of second-degree arson and insurance fraud, 41-year-old Terry R. Groth of Strawberry Point could face up to 15 years in…

posted 2014-09-22 15:10:03 by KXEL

Absentee ballots up nearly 98 percent from 2010

The number of absentee ballots requested by Iowa voters is nearly double the number sought 43 days before the 2010 election, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz said Monday. Voters have increasingly opted for early voting by absentee ballot in…

posted 2014-09-22 13:27:18 by KXEL

Westgate man accused of locking kids in bedroom

A northeastern Iowa man was charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or access to a bathroom. Deputies from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office who responded to…

posted 2014-09-22 13:23:32 by KXEL

Car slams into Coralville convenience store

Coralville police are investigating after a car crashed into the front window of a convenience store in Coralville. The incident happened shortly before 7:00 Sunday morning at the Casey’s General Store on Commerce Drive. Police say a mechanical issue with…

posted 2014-09-22 05:28:15 by KXEL


Arrests made in Cedar Rapids shooting incident

Cedar Rapids police have arrested two people in connection with a report of shots fired Saturday night. Officers responded to the sound of gunfire in the area of McKinley Street and Fifth Avenue SE at around 10:00 p.m. Saturday. Officials…

posted 2014-09-21 11:11:07 by KXEL

Evansdale town house fire extinguished; no injuries

Tenants escaped injury Friday after their Evansdale town house caught fire. The fire was reported around 4:55 p.m. Friday after three people in the town house on Grand Blvd. smelled smoke, gathered their pets and left the building. When firefighters…

posted 2014-09-21 11:06:48 by KXEL

Dubuque officer injured trying to arrest woman

A Dubuque police officer attempting to arrest a woman suffered a serious knee injury earlier this week. The injury occurred Wednesday when officers were called to a local hospital for a disturbance. Police said the officers found a 50-year-old Bellevue…

posted 2014-09-21 11:05:18 by KXEL

Iowa City plans include demolition of school

Plans for a new parking garage, residential town homes and a five-story bank in Iowa City will come at a cost: The demolition of a nearly 100-year-old brick school building. The former Henry Sabin Elementary School was finished in 1918…

posted 2014-09-21 10:59:37 by KXEL

Branstad campaign sets more modest goal

Back in 2010, Gov. Terry Branstad pledged to create jobs, boost incomes and reduce government spending as part of his bid to return to office.  Four years later, his re-election campaign promises are far less ambitious. The Republican governor —…

posted 2014-09-21 10:57:19 by KXEL


Cedar Rapids man charged in alleged road rage

An Iowa man faces multiple aggravated battery charges in Illinois for allegedly stabbing someone in an act of road rage in suburban Chicago, the Lake County sheriff's office announced Friday. Scott Allen Schultz, 45, of Cedar Rapids, allegedly stabbed the…

posted 2014-09-20 07:36:31 by KXEL


Police arrest man in Cedar Rapids shooting

Cedar Rapids police on Friday arrested a man on suspicion of shooting into a vehicle with two people inside. Brandon Don Gordon, 18, of Marion, faces several charges including attempted murder and two counts of going armed with intent. Gordon…

posted 2014-09-19 17:49:51 by KXEL

Georgia woman killed in Floyd County crash

The Iowa State Patrol says one woman died in an early morning crash in Floyd County. The Patrol says the singe-vehicle crash happened on Highway 18 near Rudd at around 2:15 A.M. on Friday. Officials say 54-year-old Monique Seuss of…

posted 2014-09-19 14:22:57 by KXEL