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Man escapes injury after Wal-Mart roof collapses

A man narrowly escaped injury when part of a Wal-Mart store's roof collapsed in Mason City. The collapse happened during a heavy rainstorm around 8 a.m. Saturday.  Firefighters also had to deal with a gas leak when the roof collapsed.…

posted 2014-08-23 16:39:05 by KXEL

Inmate shoots Fayette Co. deputy at hospital, kills self

Authorities say a jail inmate committed suicide after grabbing a gun and shooting a sheriff's deputy at a northeast Iowa hospital. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting, which happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Palmer…

posted 2014-08-23 13:02:03 by KXEL

Boil order lifted for city of Adel

A boil order has been lifted for the central Iowa city of Adel. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says water bacteria samples taken have tested clean.  The boil order was issued on Aug. 20, after the city lost electrical…

posted 2014-08-23 12:58:57 by KXEL

Des Moines woman killed in Interstate 80 crash

A Des Moines woman died in a car crash on Interstate 80 in Poweshiek County. The Iowa State Patrol says 59-year-old Charlene Lynn Gibbens died on Wednesday while traveling westbound near the town of Brooklyn.  According to authorities, Gibbens lost…

posted 2014-08-23 12:58:02 by KXEL

Vilsack: Farmers should be OK despite price drops

U.S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he isn't worried about farmer profitability this year, when huge corn and soybean crops have pushed prices for the commodities below the cost of production. Vilsack told the Associated Press that many U.S.…

posted 2014-08-23 12:56:27 by KXEL

Boil advisory issued for Pikes Peak State Park

A boil advisory has been issued for Pikes Peak State Park in Clayton County. Water is shut off at water hydrants and the modern shower and restroom facilities.  Flushing toilets will be available at the overlook.  Pit latrines are also…

posted 2014-08-23 07:48:56 by KXEL

High-speed pursuit of motorcycle ends in crash

Charges are pending against a motorcycle driver in a high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash in Bremer County Friday morning. At 10:47 a.m., a Bremer County Sheriff's Deputy tried to stop a motorcycle for speeding on Highway 3 at…

posted 2014-08-23 06:13:44 by KXEL

Man dead in shooting at Waterloo nightclub

A man was shot and killed at a Waterloo night club early Saturday morning. Waterloo police were called to El Senor Tequila Nightclub at 118 E. 11th Street at around 12:15 A.M.  When officers arrived on the scene, they found…

posted 2014-08-23 05:57:27 by KXEL

DOT: Work on Centennial Bridge behind schedule

An Illinois Department of Transportation official says work on a major bridge linking the Quad Cities is behind schedule. A project implementation engineer with the DOT says that crews have struggled to replace beams on the Centennial Bridge.  He says…

posted 2014-08-23 05:55:09 by KXEL

Marshalltown man charged with murder

A Marshalltown man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. The Marshalltown Police Department says the charge against Branden Collins was added following Jossilyn Starn's death Friday. Authorities say Collins was watching Jossilyn…

posted 2014-08-23 05:52:40 by KXEL


Iowa City protest marks Missouri killing

More than 100 people gathered in Iowa City to protest police actions in the wake of an officer's killing of a black teenager in Missouri. Those who attended the Thursday evening rally at the downtown pedestrian mall called for justice…

posted 2014-08-22 15:14:07 by KXEL

Evansdale police launch website for slain cousins

Evansdale police have launched a new website to provide a clearinghouse of information about the unsolved abduction and killing of two young cousins in 2012. Ten-year-old Lyric Cook and her 8-year-old cousin Elizabeth Collins disappeared in Evansdale after they left…

posted 2014-08-22 10:43:39 by KXEL