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2014-08-02

Johnson Co. authorities investigate Hills bank robbery

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery at Hills Bank and Trust Friday afternoon. Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek says the suspect entered the bank at 131 Main Street in Hills at 11:49 a.m. Friday.  The suspect is described as…

posted 2014-08-02 06:51:08 by KXEL

New Jersey woman injured in Hwy 218 crash

One person was hospitalized following a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 218 at Cedar Wapsi Road on Friday. Upon arrival, Black Hawk County Sheriff deputies found a car with heavy front end damage sitting in the intersection.  The vehicle driven by…

posted 2014-08-02 06:42:09 by KXEL

2014-08-01

Iowa cropland value hits new record $8,750 an acre

The value of farmland in Iowa is up again this year, reaching a new high at a time when many observers expect values to drop due to falling commodity prices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report…

posted 2014-08-01 17:33:29 by KXEL

1 injured when car hits train near Homestead

Authorities say a woman was injured when the car she was riding in struck a freight train in eastern Iowa. The Iowa County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Thursday evening when a car driven by 70-year-old Gerald Schaapveld struck…

posted 2014-08-01 13:49:40 by KXEL

Meth cook who started Dubuque apartment fire sentenced

A 47-year-old man who was involved in an attempt to manufacture methamphetamine in his apartment, but instead set the apartment building on fire, was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison. Donald Sheldon of Dubuque received the…

posted 2014-08-01 12:03:21 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty in heroin death

The U.S. Attorney's Office says a Cedar Rapids man has pleaded guilty to supplying heroin to someone who was found dead the next day. The office announced Friday that 24-year-old Austin Allen Martens pleaded guilty Monday to distribution of heroin…

posted 2014-08-01 11:56:20 by KXEL

Some Iowa State Fair Grandstand acts not so grand

A state auditor's report shows that when it comes to revenue, all performances at the Iowa State Fair's Grandstand aren't equal. Nine of the fair's 53 acts since 2008 have cost more to bring in than they've earned in ticket…

posted 2014-08-01 10:36:43 by KXEL

Waterloo airport July departures highest in 5 years

Business is looking up at the Waterloo Regional Airport. Aviation director Mike Wilson says the passenger numbers are in for the month of July and it was an extremely busy month at the airport. The airport saw the highest number…

posted 2014-08-01 10:31:51 by KXEL

Iowa Democrats pitch ways to expand caucus access

Iowa Democrats are offering proposals for how to expand access to the state's presidential caucuses. Party adviser Norm Sterzenbach says Iowa Democrat Party Chairman Scott Brennan will unveil the recommendations Friday before the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee…

posted 2014-08-01 09:23:46 by KXEL

Report: Midwest economic index slumped in July

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has slumped after hitting a three-year high a month earlier. A report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped more than 3½ percentage points in July,…

posted 2014-08-01 08:54:49 by KXEL

Mason City considers urban deer hunting

Mason City could join other Iowa cities in allowing urban hunting zones to control its deer population. City Administrator Brent Trout discussed the option with the City Council earlier this week when members mentioned the abundance of deer and the…

posted 2014-08-01 08:52:21 by KXEL

Four teens hurt in Linn County crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a head-on crash in the 2400 block of Paris Road that injured four teenagers. First responders were called to the scene at 11:39 p.m. Thursday. Deputies say a westbound vehicle driven by…

posted 2014-08-01 07:20:03 by KXEL

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