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Attic fire damages Cedar Rapids home

Cedar Rapids firefighters made quick work of putting out a residential fire Monday morning. Fire crews were called to 638 Memorial Drive at 4:39 a.m. for a report of a fire coming from the roof of a 1.5 story home. …

posted 2014-09-08 10:36:24 by KXEL

UNI Career Fair offers opportunities for students, alumni

The University of Northern Iowa Career Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls. More than 160 employers, organizations, nonprofits and graduate schools will be there to network…

posted 2014-09-08 09:55:46 by KXEL

6 Midwest governors, Japanese officials meet

Governors from five Midwest states joined Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday in meetings with Japanese governors, officials, and company executives for the annual gathering of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association. The group, founded in 1967, meets yearly to discuss the…

posted 2014-09-08 09:54:09 by KXEL

Iowa prisons use pricey pill to treat hepatitis C

The Iowa Department of Corrections has started the limited use of a hepatitis drug that costs $1,000 per pill. Supporters of the Solvadi's use argue that it cures more than 90 percent of people who take it, depending on which…

posted 2014-09-08 08:27:25 by KXEL

Iowa City school board member arrested

An Iowa City Community School District board member was arrested over the weekend, accused of kicking someone and using a clothes hanger to hit him. Coralville police said 36-year-old Tuyet Dorau faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse assault.  Officers…

posted 2014-09-08 08:25:21 by KXEL

Sheriff: Woman found dead at Maquoketa campground

Authorities are investigating the death of a 40-year-old woman at the Maquoketa Caves State Park campgrounds. The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office pronounced Stacy Lea Sterrett dead on Sunday.  Authorities say she was found dead at the scene. The sheriff's…

posted 2014-09-08 05:56:10 by KXEL

Trooper: Man killed by train in Wright County

The Iowa State Patrol says a 33-year-old man has been fatally struck by a train after trying to drive around a railroad crossing. Troopers say Jesse Froehlich was killed Sunday near Eagle Grove.  Troopers say two Union Pacific engines were…

posted 2014-09-08 05:27:21 by KXEL

Swimmer reported missing in Marshall County

Authorities and volunteers are still looking for a missing swimmer after a weekend search in Marshall County was unsuccessful. The family of 52-year-old Kevin Kroener reported him missing Saturday afternoon after he didn't return from a swim in the Iowa…

posted 2014-09-08 05:26:03 by KXEL

Man charged in Cedar Falls rollover crash

A man is facing multiple charges in connection with a rollover accident in Cedar Falls Sunday evening. Cedar Falls police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Western Avenue at 7:28 p.m.  Witnesses told officers the driver had exited the…

posted 2014-09-08 05:24:36 by KXEL


Senate candidates stress support for ethanol

Ethanol production has become a key issue in Iowa's closely matched U.S. Senate race, with both candidates pledging support for an industry that is important to the state's corn-powered agricultural economy. Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst have both…

posted 2014-09-07 18:21:44 by KXEL

2 killed in crash after custody dispute

Authorities say a 5-year-old and a 19-year-old were killed when an Iowa man's car collided with a semi shortly after the man took his two children in a custody dispute. The accident happened near Clarion Friday evening. That was about…

posted 2014-09-07 18:19:15 by KXEL

Landowners want details of proposed pipeline route

Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has said the 1,100-mile pipeline would likely cross 17 Iowa counties…

posted 2014-09-07 18:17:03 by KXEL