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Suspect in Waterloo payday loan robbery arrested

Waterloo Police made short work of arresting a suspect in the robbery of a payday loan business. It happened at around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Hometown Cash Advance on University Avenue. About 5 minutes later, officers arrested a suspect…

posted 2014-10-16 06:47:18 by KXEL


Weather Service director praises Iowa flood research

The director of the National Weather Service says he's visiting the Iowa Flood Center to learn more about how its researchers are predicting and helping respond to flooding. NWS Director Louis Uccellini said Wednesday the Iowa Flood Center at the…

posted 2014-10-15 13:47:29 by KXEL

Tools donated to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

A business has donated tools worth thousands of dollars to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity after many of the group's tools were stolen last month. A thief broke into a locked trailer parked outside of the group's warehouse in September,…

posted 2014-10-15 11:16:36 by KXEL

Kimball Avenue reopens after gas leak

For the second time in three weeks, constructions crews struck a natural gas line on the Kimball Avenue reconstruction project Wednesday morning. The mishap occurred at about 8:45 a.m., causing a gas leak. Waterloo police officers blocked off Kimball Avenue…

posted 2014-10-15 09:44:44 by KXEL

Des Moines man leading effort to ship food to Liberia

A Des Moines man is leading an effort to gather food to be shipped to Liberia, a west African nation that's struggling to deal with Ebola. Walter Gwenigale Jr., who's lived in Des Moines for the past seven years, visited…

posted 2014-10-15 09:33:43 by KXEL

Iowa City Police: woman splatters blood on nurse

Iowa City police have arrested a woman who they say intentionally ripped out her IV and splattered blood on her nurse's face after being denied more medication. Police say 57-year-old Rose Sutton is charged with a serious misdemeanor count of…

posted 2014-10-15 07:24:42 by KXEL

Missing Cedar Rapids woman found dead

The Benton County Sheriff's Office says it has found the body of an 81-year-old Cedar Rapids woman who went missing over the weekend. Authorities say Constance Runde's body was found in a creek about 100 feet from her vehicle.  A…

posted 2014-10-15 06:17:47 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids loses homeless shelter for men

The closing of Cedar House Shelter means fewer beds are available for homeless men in Cedar Rapids. The 16-bed shelter opened in 2001. It closed late last month after a merger with another group fell through because of problems with…

posted 2014-10-15 06:16:59 by KXEL

DCI investigates case of nude photos, videos

Authorities in central Iowa say they've uncovered a massive collection of photographs and videos showing nude female juveniles, and they believe they were amassed over several years by high school students. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Tuesday that…

posted 2014-10-15 05:56:26 by KXEL

Branstad, Hatch debate over Iowa's minimum wage

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch clashed over whether to raise Iowa's minimum wage during their final debate in the race for governor. Branstad and Hatch appeared in Sioux City on Tuesday night at the Orpheum Theatre. …

posted 2014-10-15 05:55:43 by KXEL


Libertarian official discusses candidate's death

The Libertarian Party candidate for governor says the party's candidate for U.S. Senate put his heart and soul into running with a firm belief in individual liberty. Dr. Douglas Butzier died when the plane he was piloting crashed around 11…

posted 2014-10-14 15:48:17 by KXEL

Candidate for US Senate dies in Dubuque crash

A Dubuque doctor who was running as a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate has died in a plane crash. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says Dr. Douglas Butzier was the pilot of the plane that crashed around 11 p.m. Monday…

posted 2014-10-14 12:38:34 by KXEL