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Report: Midwest economic index drops again

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September.  The figure was from 57.2…

posted 2014-11-03 08:10:02 by KXEL

Mistrial in case against former Des Moines officer

A mistrial has been declared on one of the charges against a former Des Moines police officer. A federal jury on Saturday acquitted 38-year-old Colin Boone of falsifying records, but the jury couldn't agree on whether he used excessive force…

posted 2014-11-03 06:48:49 by KXEL

Police investigate armed robbery at Dollar General

Waterloo police are investigating an armed robbery at the new Dollar General at 820 West Fifth Street Sunday night. Investigators say two men wearing ski masks entered the store, displayed a handgun and got away with an undetermined amount of…

posted 2014-11-03 06:47:15 by KXEL


Girl pulled from grain wagon in Benton County

A 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after deputies say she fell while on top of a grain bin wagon. The incident happened near the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and 26th Avenue, south of Newhall. Emergency responders pulled the…

posted 2014-11-02 17:56:56 by KXEL

One dead, 2 injured in Fayette County crash

A Wadena man was killed and two others were injured in a single vehicle crash on Saturday morning. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at 18801 35th Street near Oelwein around 3:08 A.M. Investigators found that 18-year-old…

posted 2014-11-02 17:53:15 by KXEL

Fee dispute arises after Waterloo attorney's death

A deceased Waterloo attorney is being accused of mishandling $64,000 before his death. A claim was filed against David Alan Roth's estate.  The claim accuses Roth of taking $64,000 from a life insurance policy that he was supposed to invest.…

posted 2014-11-02 17:50:07 by KXEL

Teen injured in rollover accident near Washburn

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says a teenager was injured in a rollover accident early Sunday morning. At approximately 4:10 a.m., deputies responded to the 7100 block of La Porte Road in Washburn on a report of a single-vehicle…

posted 2014-11-02 08:34:42 by KXEL

Man dies during traffic stop in Jasper County

A man is dead after police say he tried to avoid arrest during a traffic stop along Interstate 80 in Jasper County. The Iowa State Patrol said it happened shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of I-80…

posted 2014-11-02 07:12:42 by KXEL

Grinnell man charged with attempted murder

A Grinnell man is charged with attempted murder after police said he hit another man in the head with a stick Saturday. Police took 56-year-old Larry Wayne Burnell to the Poweshiek County Jail. Grinnell police responded to a call of…

posted 2014-11-02 07:06:18 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids woman injured in crash

A Cedar Rapids woman was hospitalized after her car collided with a pickup early Sunday morning. At 12:33 a.m., Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Area Ambulance, and Ely Fire responded to the intersection of 80th Street and 16th Avenue SW. Sgt.…

posted 2014-11-02 07:01:39 by KXEL

Ames man injured in fall from tree stand

An Ames man was hospitalized on Saturday after falling from a tree stand while hunting. The Department of Natural Resources says 39-year-old Michael Ylonen fell approximately 25 feet while climbing into a stand in the Skunk River Greenbelt south of…

posted 2014-11-02 06:21:58 by KXEL

Fish kill investigated in Mitchell County

A fish kill in the Little Cedar River north of Stacyville is being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. A coupling on a hose being used to land apply manure from a hog confinement owned by Pronet Farms…

posted 2014-11-02 06:18:04 by KXEL