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Dubuque man gets 2 years for arson outside store

A 46-year-old Dubuque man accused of setting a gas pump ablaze outside a convenience store has been given two years in prison. Richard Huffman was sentenced on Tuesday.  Huffman pleaded guilty to a lesser arson charge after making a deal…

posted 2014-06-27 08:18:21 by KXEL

Woman awaits verdict in Waterloo murder trial

A 36-year-old Cedar Falls woman is waiting for a judge to decide whether she's guilty of murder. After closing arguments on Thursday, the case against Kristie Clark-Richardson went to Judge George Stigler, who is presiding over the nonjury trial in…

posted 2014-06-27 06:57:24 by KXEL

Two arrested after bank robbery, police pursuit

Two suspects have been charged for the armed robbery of the U.S. Bank at 129 16th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids late Thursday afternoon. Police say 21-year-old Brian Daudinot of Cedar Rapids has been charged with first-degree robbery, eluding, leaving…

posted 2014-06-27 06:46:29 by KXEL


Officials prep Decorah eagle for surgery

Officials say a young eagle in Decorah is being prepped for surgery to treat a broken wing. The Raptor Resource Project says the bird's wing will be repaired in surgery Friday.  The eagle is expected to recover and be released…

posted 2014-06-26 20:29:22 by KXEL

2-year-old girl dies after being found in pool

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old girl has died after being found unresponsive in a family swimming pool. Sheriff Bill Wolfgram says the girl was found about 10 a.m. Wednesday in a pool in the small eastern Iowa…

posted 2014-06-26 20:20:40 by KXEL

Man who died in motorcycle-truck crash identified

Cedar Rapids police have released the name of the man who died in an accident involving a motorcycle and truck on Tuesday afternoon. Officers responded to the intersection of Center Point Road and 32nd Street NE shortly after 5:00 p.m.…

posted 2014-06-26 13:31:12 by KXEL

Some state parks reopen after flooding

Officials say some Iowa state parks affected by recent flooding are open for visitors. The Department of Natural Resources says George Wyth State Park will reopen Friday.  Backbone State Park's lower road will open Friday, though the campground was not…

posted 2014-06-26 13:18:55 by KXEL

Woman charged in hatchet slaying to plead guilty

A woman accused in the hatchet slaying of a Fort Dodge man is expected to plead guilty after making a deal with prosecutors. Prosecutor Cori Kuhn Coleman won't say publicly what the plea agreement with Holly Ekstrom includes, but Coleman…

posted 2014-06-26 09:45:24 by KXEL

Maquoketa woman accused of embezzlement

A 46-year-old eastern Iowa woman has been accused of embezzling about $30,000 from her employer. Theresa Ehlers of Maquoketa is charged with theft. Police say Ehlers took the money from the daily deposit when she was managing a convenience store…

posted 2014-06-26 08:30:20 by KXEL

Girl found in ditch, pronounced dead at hospital

A 2-year-old girl was found face-down in a ditch filled with water in rural Dallas County and pronounced dead after being rushed to a Des Moines hospital. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright says Deja Ramynke was playing with two…

posted 2014-06-26 05:52:13 by KXEL


Iowa City starts work on elementary school

Crews have begun work on the first new school in Iowa City in more than 20 years. Officials and students gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday at the 16-acre site of the new school. The roughly 65,000-square-foot school is scheduled…

posted 2014-06-25 20:53:03 by KXEL

Boy who escaped from training school apprehended

The Iowa Department of Human Services says the last of eight students who ran from the Eldora State Training School in April has been apprehended. The agency announced Wednesday that the student was taken into custody overnight in Scott County.…

posted 2014-06-25 20:51:49 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 4 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
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May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
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