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Car slams into Coralville convenience store

Coralville police are investigating after a car crashed into the front window of a convenience store in Coralville. The incident happened shortly before 7:00 Sunday morning at the Casey’s General Store on Commerce Drive. Police say a mechanical issue with…

posted 2014-09-22 05:28:15 by KXEL


Arrests made in Cedar Rapids shooting incident

Cedar Rapids police have arrested two people in connection with a report of shots fired Saturday night. Officers responded to the sound of gunfire in the area of McKinley Street and Fifth Avenue SE at around 10:00 p.m. Saturday. Officials…

posted 2014-09-21 11:11:07 by KXEL

Evansdale town house fire extinguished; no injuries

Tenants escaped injury Friday after their Evansdale town house caught fire. The fire was reported around 4:55 p.m. Friday after three people in the town house on Grand Blvd. smelled smoke, gathered their pets and left the building. When firefighters…

posted 2014-09-21 11:06:48 by KXEL

Dubuque officer injured trying to arrest woman

A Dubuque police officer attempting to arrest a woman suffered a serious knee injury earlier this week. The injury occurred Wednesday when officers were called to a local hospital for a disturbance. Police said the officers found a 50-year-old Bellevue…

posted 2014-09-21 11:05:18 by KXEL

Iowa City plans include demolition of school

Plans for a new parking garage, residential town homes and a five-story bank in Iowa City will come at a cost: The demolition of a nearly 100-year-old brick school building. The former Henry Sabin Elementary School was finished in 1918…

posted 2014-09-21 10:59:37 by KXEL

Branstad campaign sets more modest goal

Back in 2010, Gov. Terry Branstad pledged to create jobs, boost incomes and reduce government spending as part of his bid to return to office.  Four years later, his re-election campaign promises are far less ambitious. The Republican governor —…

posted 2014-09-21 10:57:19 by KXEL


Cedar Rapids man charged in alleged road rage

An Iowa man faces multiple aggravated battery charges in Illinois for allegedly stabbing someone in an act of road rage in suburban Chicago, the Lake County sheriff's office announced Friday. Scott Allen Schultz, 45, of Cedar Rapids, allegedly stabbed the…

posted 2014-09-20 07:36:31 by KXEL


Police arrest man in Cedar Rapids shooting

Cedar Rapids police on Friday arrested a man on suspicion of shooting into a vehicle with two people inside. Brandon Don Gordon, 18, of Marion, faces several charges including attempted murder and two counts of going armed with intent. Gordon…

posted 2014-09-19 17:49:51 by KXEL

Georgia woman killed in Floyd County crash

The Iowa State Patrol says one woman died in an early morning crash in Floyd County. The Patrol says the singe-vehicle crash happened on Highway 18 near Rudd at around 2:15 A.M. on Friday. Officials say 54-year-old Monique Seuss of…

posted 2014-09-19 14:22:57 by KXEL

Waterloo police officer dies at home

Members of the Waterloo Police Department are mourning the passing of one of their own. Officials say Lt. Monty Frana died suddenly at his home in Cedar Falls Friday morning.  The cause of death was not released.  Authorities say foul…

posted 2014-09-19 13:47:27 by KXEL

Tama County trial set for man in wife's slaying

A December trial has been scheduled for an Iowa man charged with the murder of his wife in Tama. The Tama County trial for 39-year-old Dustin Jefferson originally was set to begin on April 20.  He's charged with the slaying…

posted 2014-09-19 10:24:52 by KXEL

Mosquitoes likely to have West Nile still thriving

An Iowa State University researcher says this time of the year is the peak season for two mosquito species most likely to carry the West Nile virus, which can cause high fevers and brain-swelling. Brendan Dunphy, an entomology researcher with…

posted 2014-09-19 10:23:14 by KXEL