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Two people face robbery charges in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids police took two people into custody after a reported robbery Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to an area near the Hawthorne Hills Apartments in the 2200 block of C Street Southwest at 12:20 p.m. Authorities say 26-year-old Chavelle Sutton…

posted 2014-07-28 05:51:21 by KXEL

Inspector had cited lauded Waverly nursing home

A northeast Iowa nursing home lauded by the governor's office as among the best in the state was cited seven weeks earlier for unsanitary conditions in its kitchen. The Woodland Terrace facility in Waverly was cited but not fined on…

posted 2014-07-28 05:49:01 by KXEL


Shots fired at Cedar Rapids gentleman's club

Cedar Rapids police are investigating a shots fired incident at The Lumberyard Gentlemen’s Club. Authorities say it happened just after 4:00 Sunday morning. Police say at least one shot was fired, but no one was injured. No arrests have been…

posted 2014-07-27 16:20:44 by KXEL

Dubuque bridge across Mississippi reopens early

A key bridge over the Mississippi River has reopened several days ahead of schedule to ease commutes between Iowa and Illinois. The Julien Dubuque Bridge reopened Saturday after 5 ½ days of repairs, so drivers will no longer be forced…

posted 2014-07-27 16:14:58 by KXEL

Former juvenile inmate convicted in killing dies

A former Iowa inmate who was sentenced to life in prison has died less than a year being granted compassionate release because she was dying. Friends and family members say that Kristina Fetters died Sunday. Fetters was diagnosed with Stage…

posted 2014-07-27 16:12:31 by KXEL

Cherokee bracing for closure of Tyson Foods plant

One small northwest Iowa is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this fall when the Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee closes, and business owners are worrying about what it will mean. The Tyson plant is the second-largest…

posted 2014-07-27 16:11:02 by KXEL

Records detail man's death after stun gun use

Newly released records show that a 39-year-old man was shocked with stun guns at least 15 times before his death as Worth County Sheriff's deputies tried to subdue him. The Des Moines Register filed a lawsuit to obtain the records…

posted 2014-07-27 16:09:03 by KXEL

Small plane makes emergency landing on Gresham Rd

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says a single engine airplane made an emergency landing Saturday night. Officials say the pilot had engine trouble and had to land the plane about 8 p.m. on Gresham Road just east of Wagner…

posted 2014-07-27 09:19:51 by KXEL

Iowa City police investigate shooting on Ped Mall

Iowa City police say they have arrested a juvenile who was shooting a weapon into the air and are searching for another. Police say several shots were fired Sunday morning at the pedestrian mall downtown.  Witnesses tell police two people…

posted 2014-07-27 09:15:52 by KXEL

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law

A narrowly focused medical marijuana law just took effect in Iowa, but advocates are already hoping they can expand access to the drug for the chronically ill. State lawmakers this year approved legislation allowing the use of oil derived from…

posted 2014-07-27 09:13:07 by KXEL


Accepting food stamps to cost some Iowa retailers

The Iowa Department of Human Services is warning that some Iowa businesses will have to pay for equipment and supplies, or pay transaction fees, to accept food stamp payments. The agency says the change comes courtesy of this year's federal…

posted 2014-07-26 18:36:58 by KXEL

Business donates tools to replace stolen ones

The house-building nonprofit Habitat for Humanity has received a bit of charity of its own. Dubuque farm supply business Theisen's donated tools to the group to replace those recently stolen. Thieves stole all of Habitat for Humanity's power tools left…

posted 2014-07-26 18:35:30 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
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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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