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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

Teen in Charles City school gun case seeks transfer

A Charles City teen accused of displaying a gun near Charles City High School is seeking to have the case transferred to juvenile court. The 16-year-old student has been charged in Floyd County District Court with assault on a peace…

posted 2014-11-02 06:13:47 by KXEL

La' James seeks state lawsuit dismissal

The owner of cosmetology schools in Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska is asking a judge to dismiss a consumer fraud lawsuit filed by the Iowa attorney general's office. State attorneys filed a petition Aug. 28 alleging Cynthia Becher, owner of a…

posted 2014-11-02 06:12:02 by KXEL


Bill Clinton headlines events for Bruce Braley

Former President Bill Clinton is rallying Iowa Democrats to get out the vote in the state's competitive U.S. Senate race, calling Democrat Bruce Braley "the only choice" for the future. Clinton appeared Saturday at a downtown Des Moines rally for…

posted 2014-11-01 16:03:01 by KXEL

Wallace State Office Building to be tested for lead

State officials have confirmed that the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines is undergoing environmental tests for the presence of lead. Caleb Hunter, deputy director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, tells The Des Moines Register that Cardno…

posted 2014-11-01 16:00:44 by KXEL

Des Moines police investigating girl's death

Des Moines police are investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl. Police say that the girl was found dead Oct. 7 inside a downtown apartment littered with illegal drugs. Des Moines Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Halifax says the girl showed…

posted 2014-11-01 11:02:42 by KXEL

Early votes: Already over 15 million in 31 states

Early votes have now soared past 15 million across 31 states. That's enough to give hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S.…

posted 2014-11-01 08:25:07 by KXEL

Two construction workers injured in fall

The work at a construction site on Friday afternoon came to a halt as first responders attended to two workers after a substantial fall off a manlift. Cedar Falls Public Safety Services Director Jeff Olson described the injuries as non-life…

posted 2014-11-01 07:18:55 by KXEL

Evansdale man arrested following fire at his home

Authorities say an Evansdale man was hit with a stun gun and arrested following a fire at his home. Firefighters were called to the house for a fire Thursday night. Authorities say the 33-year-old owner was agitated and couldn't be…

posted 2014-11-01 07:15:47 by KXEL

Former Oelwein mayor seeks change of venue

The defense attorney for a former mayor of Oelwein wants a change in venue for his client’s sexual abuse trial. Jason Manus is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl in 2010.  He pleaded not guilty…

posted 2014-11-01 07:13:32 by KXEL

North Fayette students not injured in bus accident

Four students and the driver of a North Fayette school district bus have escaped injury after the bus struck a tractor pulling a manure spreader and went into a ditch. The accident happened about five miles west of West Union…

posted 2014-11-01 07:10:11 by KXEL

Bill Clinton headlines events for Bruce Braley

Former President Bill Clinton will speak at a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in downtown Des Moines. Clinton was scheduled to appear at the Saturday afternoon rally, as well as an event in Waterloo later in the day. …

posted 2014-11-01 07:01:54 by KXEL