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2014-07-30

Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

Surveys show about 18 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but less than half that percentage acknowledge smoking when signing up for insurance with federally mandated forms. When Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield used federally required language to…

posted 2014-07-30 12:29:32 by KXEL

Waterloo woman charged in conspiracy to make meth

A Waterloo woman faces drug charges after police found items used to make methamphetamine in her vehicle. Waterloo police stopped a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Morgan Lea Myers in the area of Hammond Avenue and South Street at about 9:45…

posted 2014-07-30 11:40:15 by KXEL

Man stabbed in Waterloo domestic dispute

Waterloo police say a domestic dispute resulted in one peron being hospitalized with stab wounds early Wednesday morning. Officers arrested 61-year-old Patrick Lawrence Shurtleff for domestic assault with strangulation. Police were called to the Motel 6 at 2343 Logan Avenue…

posted 2014-07-30 11:07:26 by KXEL

Third party candidate on ballot for Iowa governor

A former Des Moines school board member will be on the ballot for governor as a third-party candidate. Jonathan Narcisse announced Tuesday he had been certified by the Iowa secretary of state's office to run as the Iowa Party candidate.…

posted 2014-07-30 10:40:08 by KXEL

Owner needs help keeping Clear Lake drive-in open

The owner of a drive-in restaurant that's been in business for decades in northern Iowa says he's looking for help to keep it open. The Barrel Drive-In in Clear Lake needs hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs.  There's only…

posted 2014-07-30 10:17:20 by KXEL

Three cases of West Nile Virus reported in Iowa

Although cases of West Nile virus are typically seen in early autumn in Iowa, three cases of the illness have already been reported in Iowa. Current surveillance data shows one case each in Clay, Monona, and Woodbury counties.  Sentinel sites…

posted 2014-07-30 09:57:00 by KXEL

Some special needs kids barred from fair rides

A Mississippi Valley Fair official has apologized to special needs kids and their parents after some of the children weren't allowed on some rides. Some employees of Tom Evans United Shows wouldn't let the kids get on the rides Tuesday,…

posted 2014-07-30 08:55:15 by KXEL

Fredericka bar destroyed by fire

An early morning fire destroyed the Bottomz Up Bar and Grill in Frederika. The call came in at 2 a.m. Wednesday.  The building was soon fully engulfed in flames.  Nobody was inside the building at the time of the fire…

posted 2014-07-30 07:22:52 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids murder case now in judge's hands

A Linn County judge is considering the fate of a 20-year-old man accused of killing a former women's basketball standout from Cedar Rapids. Closing arguments were completed Tuesday in the nonjury trial of Tajh Ross.  He was charged with first-degree…

posted 2014-07-30 06:22:29 by KXEL

Hot air balloon brushes power line at Indianola event

A hot air balloon brushed a power line and caused an outage at the National Balloon Classic near Indianola. An event official, Bill Clemons, says the balloon was on the ground Tuesday night when it touched the wire and then…

posted 2014-07-30 06:01:57 by KXEL

2014-07-29

Davenport man arrested after cheeseburger theft

Police say a Davenport man was found passed out in front of a convenience store with a stolen cheeseburger from the business in his pocket. Iowa City police say 34-year-old Eric A. Manning was arrested early Sunday near a Kum…

posted 2014-07-29 20:42:56 by KXEL

Food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided as "pink slime." Court records show that…

posted 2014-07-29 20:40:33 by KXEL

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