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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

Marion seeks community input via online survey

The City of Marion is working to create a unified vision for the community; a vision that will bring new business and investment to the area, grow tourism and visitor spending, increase business revenues, and drive Marion's future. The next…

posted 2014-10-30 09:40:31 by KXEL

No injuries in Earlville business fire

Earlville authorities say no one was injured after an oven caused a manufacturing business to catch on fire. Earlville Mayor Dan Wheeler says about 25 to 30 people were evacuated Wednesday during the fire at the Mills Manufacturing Company.  Seven…

posted 2014-10-30 06:20:25 by KXEL

Hampton man banned from city council meetings

A northern Iowa city council has banned a resident from city buildings after it said he sent a threatening letter to elected officials and employees. The letter to the Hampton City Council requested that officials declare Aug. 18 as "Cookie…

posted 2014-10-30 06:19:20 by KXEL


Hillary Clinton campaigns with Braley

Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Iowa Democrats to get out the vote for Senate candidate Bruce Braley, saying he has "proven he will get the job done." The former first lady, senator and secretary of state appeared before about 400…

posted 2014-10-29 20:36:38 by KXEL

Officials planning to connect eastern Iowa trails

Officials in two eastern Iowa counties are considering trail expansions that could one day be part of a trail stretching from the Waterloo area to Burlington. Johnson County officials want to expand six miles of eastern Iowa's Hoover Trail by…

posted 2014-10-29 20:35:35 by KXEL

Ex-Iowa coach releases, rebuts report

Several former Iowa women's field hockey players alleged they were pressured to play injured and sought therapy due to negative experiences under Coach Tracey Griesbaum. Griesbaum provided The Associated Press the university's summary of its previously confidential investigation, which led…

posted 2014-10-29 20:33:58 by KXEL