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Maynard man captured in attempted slaying of officer

Authorities say a Maynard man accused of trying to kill an officer in northeast Iowa has been captured. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said 33-year-old Abel Quijas Jr. was taken into custody without incident Friday morning.  Additional information was…

posted 2014-09-12 12:35:12 by KXEL

Cedar Falls man wins $20,000 Mega Millions prize

A Cedar Falls man won a $20,000 Mega Millions prize in Tuesday’s drawing. Robert Russell matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in that night’s drawing to win a $5,000 prize.  And since he added the Megaplier® to his…

posted 2014-09-12 10:13:32 by KXEL

More than 70 gravestones vandalized in Oelwein

Authorities say vandals have damaged more than 70 gravestones at a cemetery in northeast Iowa. Oelwein police said 38 gravestones were cracked or broken at the Oakdale Cemetery, which sits on the southwest side of the Fayette County community. The…

posted 2014-09-12 08:11:02 by KXEL

Collector sells vintage machines on Hazleton farm

An Amish collector's sale of antique farming equipment has drawn prospective bidders from as far away as Canada to northeast Iowa. Bidders from several states, including Michigan, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania, traveled to Rudy and Sara Gingerich's farm on Wednesday…

posted 2014-09-12 05:59:36 by KXEL

Singer Carole King to campaign for Braley

Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley has a friend in Carole King. Braley's campaign announced Thursday that the singer-songwriter would meet with supporters at four locations around the state on Friday.  The four-term congressman from Waterloo is locked in a tight…

posted 2014-09-12 05:58:35 by KXEL

DCI, Oelwein PD look for wanted man

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Oelwein Police are asking for help in locating a man wanted for attempted murder. Authorities are searching for 33-year-old Abel Quijas, Jr., of Maynard.  Police describe him as five feet, eight inches tall…

posted 2014-09-12 05:52:51 by KXEL


Urban deer hunt begins Saturday in Cedar Rapids

The Urban Deer Management Program, which features bow hunting in Cedar Rapids, will begin this Saturday, September 13th. There are 72 hunters who have successfully completed an 8-hour Iowa Bow Hunter’s Safety Course, an annual proficiency certification test, and an…

posted 2014-09-11 11:35:39 by KXEL

Hwy 58-Ridgeway Ave traffic signal work planned

Cedar Falls police are alerting motorists to some maintenance work on traffic signals at a busy intersection. Cedar Falls Traffic Operations will have the traffic signals at Highway 58 & Ridgeway Avenue under four-way stop sign control on Saturday, September…

posted 2014-09-11 10:51:42 by KXEL

Cedar Falls PD to host 47th annual Safety City

The Cedar Falls Police Department will again be partnering with the Target Distribution Center to host the 47th annual 'Safety City.' The event will be held in the parking lot at the Target Distribution Center from September 16-19th.  Kindergarten students…

posted 2014-09-11 10:39:30 by KXEL

Authorities: Maquoketa shooter committed suicide

The 71-year-old man who fired at the county assessor after a meeting at the Jackson County Courthouse committed suicide. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner said in a news release that Francis "Gus" Glaser died from a gunshot…

posted 2014-09-11 10:18:16 by KXEL

UI hopes to use grass to power campus

The University of Iowa hopes it will be able to use grass as a biofuel to help power the campus About 70 people, including University of Iowa officials, on Wednesday toured Dan Black's farm where he is growing giant miscanthus,…

posted 2014-09-11 10:15:29 by KXEL

Chuck Long to lead Iowa Sports Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Sports Foundation has announced that Chuck Long has been named Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Long will lead the organization in its efforts to provide quality sports, wellness, nutrition and fitness programs…

posted 2014-09-11 09:26:06 by KXEL