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Clear Lake district sued over student's football injury

The mother of a Clear Lake student has sued the Clear Lake Community School District, saying it was negligent in handling her son's football injury. Online court records say the lawsuit by Roxanne Hasfjord was filed on Tuesday in Cerro…

posted 2014-09-19 08:20:21 by KXEL

Montour man gets 18 months for bankruptcy fraud

A Montour man who concealed assets from the bankruptcy court, and then lied about his assets under oath before a bankruptcy judge, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Jay Freese received the prison term yesterday.  He pled…

posted 2014-09-19 06:24:47 by KXEL


Waterloo man arrested on sex abuse charge

A Waterloo man is facing a sex abuse charge following an investigation in Bremer County. Authorities say 18-year-old Nicholas Ihlenfeldt was arrested on one count of third-degree sexual abuse. Deputy Matt Tiedt with the Bremer County Sheriff's Office says the…

posted 2014-09-18 22:02:42 by KXEL

Funding shortage limits Cedar Rapids gun buyback

The city of Cedar Rapids will hold its first gun buyback in 20 years, but a lack of donations is limiting the scope of the program. The buyback will be Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at the City of Cedar…

posted 2014-09-18 21:59:48 by KXEL

Iowa City officials to consider co-housing development

Iowa City officials are considering approving a co-housing development in which privately owned homes would be built around a shared facility for activities including cooking, child care and gardening. Development group Prairie Hill is seeking to build what could be…

posted 2014-09-18 21:58:17 by KXEL

Iowa DNR traces manure spill to dairy operation

Officials said Thursday an unknown amount of manure from a dairy operation in northeast Iowa spilled into the Little Maquoketa River over several days. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the spill has been linked to a report of…

posted 2014-09-18 21:49:35 by KXEL

Economy remains slow in rural parts of 10 states

A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday that crop prices are significantly lower…

posted 2014-09-18 21:48:04 by KXEL

5 injured in 2-vehicle rollover accident

Five people were sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident in Cedar Falls this morning. Police were called to the intersection of Greenhill Road and Rownd Street at about 7:50 a.m.  Police say a Dodge Journey was eastbound on…

posted 2014-09-18 10:29:04 by KXEL

It's personality versus policy in Iowa Senate race

The race for Iowa's open Senate seat could be dubbed the Resume vs. the Personality. Democrat Bruce Braley is focusing on policy in his bid to win the contest and his recent television ads have featured others talking about the…

posted 2014-09-18 08:36:59 by KXEL

Former Oelwein mayor pleads not guilty to charges

The former mayor of Oelwein pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges alleging he sexually abused two girls. Court records show Jason Manus, 36, entered the plea to five counts of second-degree sexual abuse.  His trial is scheduled to begin…

posted 2014-09-18 08:34:08 by KXEL

7 juveniles charged for vandalism at Oelwein cemetery

Police have charged seven juveniles with damaging more than 70 gravestones at a cemetery in northeast Iowa. Police in Oelwein said the children ranged from 12 to 16 years of age.  Each of the minors is charged with criminal mischief…

posted 2014-09-18 08:29:43 by KXEL

Iowa court upholds prison sentence in fatal crash

The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a two-year prison sentence for a 21-year-old involved in the 2011 traffic death of a 14-year-old girl. The court's ruling affirms the Johnson County District Court's sentence for Zachary Lee Swenka. "The…

posted 2014-09-18 06:00:12 by KXEL