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Police investigate robbery at Waterloo laundromat

Waterloo police are investigating the report of robbery Thursday night at a laundromat. Police were called to Metro Laundry at 914 West Fifth Street at 7:26 p.m. Police reports indicate a black male in his late teens or early 20s…

posted 2014-10-31 10:43:11 by KXEL

Ernst bus hits deer in southern Iowa

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst had to send her campaign bus for repairs this week after it hit a deer in southeast Iowa. At a campaign stop Friday in West Des Moines, Ernst said the bus hit the deer…

posted 2014-10-31 10:20:54 by KXEL

Ex-Iowa coach, administrator confirm relationship

A top University of Iowa athletic administrator and the college's recently fired women's field hockey coach say their long-standing relationship was not a conflict of interest. The relationship between senior associate athletics director Jane Meyer and coach Tracey Griesbaum has…

posted 2014-10-31 06:56:58 by KXEL

Citigroup to lay off 370 Des Moines area workers

Citigroup says it plans to lay off 370 employees in the Des Moines area by the middle of next year. The company says the decision came from "ongoing efforts" to increase efficiency of its operations. Affected employees come from the…

posted 2014-10-31 06:55:08 by KXEL

GOP gathers voting, recount data in Iowa

With Election Day just around the corner in the competitive Iowa Senate race, Republicans are requesting information from state and local voting officials about polling places, voting rules and recount procedures. The GOP says it just wants to be prepared…

posted 2014-10-31 06:54:23 by KXEL

Charles City man dies in highway crash

Iowa troopers say one person has died and another has been injured after a van crashed into a construction vehicle on a highway. The Iowa State Patrol reports Tom Frerichs of Charles City died Thursday after the van he was…

posted 2014-10-31 06:51:02 by KXEL

Driver gets 75 years for fatal Benton County crash

A Texas driver who killed two adults and a toddler in an Iowa crash has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. A judge delivered the sentence to 40-year-old Raul Salazar on Thursday.  Salazar pleaded guilty in September to three…

posted 2014-10-31 06:49:49 by KXEL


Cedar Falls man arrested in theft from employer

A Cedar Falls man is facing a theft charge for stealing nearly $18,000 from his former employer. Cedar Falls police arrested 23-year-old Tyler Boyd Kobliska on Wednesday and charged him with one count of first-degree theft.  Police investigators allege that,…

posted 2014-10-30 13:39:37 by KXEL

Train collision involving tractor injures Calamus man

A train collision involving a tractor has injured a man in eastern Iowa. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says 65-year-old Thomas A. Olson of Calamus was driving a tractor Wednesday morning across a railroad just south of U.S. 30 when…

posted 2014-10-30 13:33:10 by KXEL

Audit: West Liberty overbilled electric customers

An audit says the city of West Liberty overbilled its electric customers by nearly $260,000. The state audit released Thursday shows the city's former administrative secretary instructed the utility staff to use the wrong base rate for charging.  The extra…

posted 2014-10-30 12:17:51 by KXEL

Woman killed in crash near Anamosa

Authorities say a 79-year-old woman died after her car collided with a semi-trailer truck on an eastern Iowa highway. Emergency crews responded the scene on Highway 151 near Anamosa around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Iowa State Patrol says Mary Goldsmith…

posted 2014-10-30 10:50:43 by KXEL

Man convicted in Dubuque slaying eligible for parole

A judge has ruled a man convicted in the 1991 stabbing death of a 70-year-old Dubuque woman is now eligible for parole. Sean Rhomberg was 15 when authorities say he stabbed Marion Carpenter in the neck with a knife during…

posted 2014-10-30 10:48:52 by KXEL