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Dubuque couple save pup swimming in Mississippi River

A puppy named Misha is lucky an alert Dubuque couple noticed the dog struggling amid debris in the Mississippi River. Kathy and Kevin Vaughn were boating south of Dubuque, near Massey Marina, when Kathy noted there was a lot of…

posted 2014-06-24 05:52:51 by KXEL

Jury selection will continue in Mason City murder trial

Jury selection will continue in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused in the 1994 killing of a 20-month-old boy in Mason City. Lawyers on Monday began questioning 32 potential jurors for the trial of 38-year-old Michael Cisneros in…

posted 2014-06-24 05:51:32 by KXEL

Judge rejects challenge to arbitrator's 'hearing'

A judge says a company wasn't deprived of a fair hearing in an Iowa construction dispute by an arbitrator accused of having hearing problems and falling asleep. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade last week rejected a challenge by Dustex Corp.…

posted 2014-06-24 05:50:36 by KXEL


Cedar Rapids soldier killed in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Defense says a Marine from Iowa has died in Afghanistan. A statement from the Marines says Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, an area in…

posted 2014-06-23 14:22:38 by KXEL

Waterloo reschedules July 4th garbage routes

The City of Waterloo is rescheduling garbage routes due to the July 4th holiday. Public Works Superintendent Mark Rice says the Friday routes will be picked up Monday, July 7th. Residents should have their carts at the curb no later…

posted 2014-06-23 13:24:14 by KXEL

Marion launches new website and mobile app

The City of Marion officially launched its new website,, incorporating a fresh look, improved navigation and new interactive tools. At the same time, the City unveiled its first mobile application for iOS and Android devices, providing residents with greater…

posted 2014-06-23 13:19:59 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids prepared for river crest

The City’s Incident Management Team has preparations in place to handle rising river levels. The Cedar River is predicted to crest just over 17 feet on Tuesday, the fifth time in 10 years that river has been higher than 15…

posted 2014-06-23 13:14:24 by KXEL

2 federal judges in Iowa plan to retire next year

Two federal judges from Iowa plan to retire next year, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin is recommending replacements. U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett, who is based in Sioux City, has informed President Barack Obama that he intends to…

posted 2014-06-23 13:12:39 by KXEL

Jury selection begins in trial for 1994 killing

Jury selection has begun in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused in the 1994 killing of a 20-month-old boy in Mason City. Nearly all of the 32 potential jurors on Monday reported hearing or reading something about the…

posted 2014-06-23 13:10:59 by KXEL

Recent Iowa weather damages exceed $15 million

Iowa's top emergency management official says up to 150 homes in Iowa have major flood damage and his department continues to monitor river levels as Iowa's ground is water saturated and more rain could cause additional problems. Iowa Department of…

posted 2014-06-23 10:30:49 by KXEL

Flooding closes bridge on Boyson Trail

Due to flooding along Indian Creek, the bridge on Boyson Trail near Donnelly Park (290 W. 8th Avenue) in Marion has been closed.

posted 2014-06-23 10:29:33 by KXEL

Help sought in theft investigation

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in the identification of an individual who may have been involved in a theft and false use of credit cards. The stolen credit cards were used at numerous west side…

posted 2014-06-23 09:52:53 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 8 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago
May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago