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Cedar Rapids man injured in snowmobile crash

A Cedar Rapids man was hurt after riding his snowmobile. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3951 Minnie Lane in Toddville around 7:30 on Friday night. Officials say 51-year-old Bradley Irish had been riding a snowmobile on the grass…

posted 2014-09-28 11:41:21 by KXEL

2 teens face charges in high speed chase

A Minnesota teen is in the Linn County Jail and another is in the hospital following a high-speed chase Saturday night. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy attempted to stop a westbound car going 90 miles an hour…

posted 2014-09-28 11:39:44 by KXEL

2 injured in Waterloo shooting

Two people were injured after a shooting in Waterloo on Friday night. Waterloo Police say they found shell casings on the 600 block of Columbia Street around 8:45 P.M.  Police say a stray bullet also hit a home on the…

posted 2014-09-28 11:33:04 by KXEL

Activist group says it broke into Anamosa fox farm

An animal rights activist group has taken responsibility for breaking into a fox fur farm and trying to free about 30 foxes. The group, Animal Liberation Front, said in a written release sent to news organizations that it had released…

posted 2014-09-28 11:30:22 by KXEL

Braley and Ernst face off in first Senate debate

Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst have largely campaigned using scripted television ads and carefully controlled public events in the dead-heat Iowa Senate race. But their first televised debate on Sunday night will put them in a new setting,…

posted 2014-09-28 11:26:08 by KXEL


Police seeking Chinese student find body in car

Iowa City police have found a body in the trunk of a car linked to a missing Iowa State University student from China and say a person of interest in the case is believed to be in China. Police say…

posted 2014-09-27 07:33:36 by KXEL

Families to convert old winery to help disabled

Four Iowa families have purchased an old winery where they plan to hold enrichment programs for their children and young adults with intellectual disabilities. The rural, 10-acre former home of Wallace Winery, which closed in 2009, has a house, a…

posted 2014-09-27 07:28:53 by KXEL

Iowa State Patrol misidentified driver in wreck

Iowa State Patrol officials said Thursday that they mixed up the names of a pickup driver who was killed in an August crash in Jackson County and a passenger who survived. The patrol corrected its report to say that Donald…

posted 2014-09-27 07:27:24 by KXEL


Audit questions $12 million FEMA spent in Cedar Rapids

The Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to follow its own disaster relief guidelines in deciding to replace four buildings in Cedar Rapids damaged in the 2008 flood, costing taxpayers $12 million in unnecessary spending, according to a federal audit report…

posted 2014-09-26 12:03:33 by KXEL

Sumner woman charged with theft, forgery

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Sumner woman on theft and forgery charges. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Mindy Jo Riley on Thursday.  Riley's arrest was the culmination of an investigation that began in June of 2014 when a Bremer…

posted 2014-09-26 12:01:06 by KXEL

3 Cedar Rapids schools chosen for GEAR UP partnership

The Cedar Rapids Community School District has been named a partner district for the Iowa College Aid's GEAR UP Iowa 2.0 grant program. Students at McKinley, Roosevelt, and Wilson middle schools will participate. Criteria for district partnership in the GEAR…

posted 2014-09-26 10:31:42 by KXEL

Wartburg College founds German institute

Wartburg College is strengthening ties to its German heritage with the formation of an institute that will develop new programs and support existing ones. President Darrel Colson announced the establishment of The German Institute at Wartburg College Thursday evening before…

posted 2014-09-26 10:18:19 by KXEL