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Ernst Sworn in as U.S. Senator from Iowa

Iowa's newly sworn-in Sen. Joni Ernst says she is thrilled to be getting down to business. Ernst was officially sworn in Tuesday morning in Washington. The Republican from Red Oak was joined for the ceremony by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley…

posted 2015-01-07 08:13:23 by KXEL

Flu Claims Third Child in Iowa

Public health officials are investigating the death of a 7-year-old Iowa boy who was diagnosed with influenza. The Iowa Department of Public Health says it's investigating three pediatric deaths that they believe resulted from flu-related complications. The family of 7-year-old…

posted 2015-01-07 08:12:33 by KXEL

Driver Crashes into Waterloo House

Authorities say a truck with a snow plow lost control before it slammed into a Waterloo house and caught fire. Battalion Chief Michael Moore with Waterloo Fire Rescue says 54-year-old Russell Heiple was driving Tuesday morning when he lost control…

posted 2015-01-07 08:11:15 by KXEL


Town Council Votes Against Dissolving Government

The City Council has voted against disbanding the government of Center Junction, which led the mayor of the eastern Iowa community of about 110 residents to quit after Monday night's vote. Mayor Sandy Ricklefs has said the town didn't have…

posted 2015-01-06 09:43:58 by KXEL

Cedar Falls Council Blocks Drug Leniency

An attempt to deprioritize marijuana arrests in Cedar Falls was blocked by a majority of city council members last night. Council man Nick Taiber moved to direct the police department to deprioritize arresting persons in possession of one gram or…

posted 2015-01-06 07:20:37 by KXEL


Snow Emergency Declared in Waterloo

A Snow Emergency has been declared by the City of Waterloo until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6. Snow routes are in effect for this period of time.  Residents are encouraged to move cars off streets to allow snow removal crews…

posted 2015-01-05 16:30:52 by KXEL

Marshalltown Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Police have arrested and charged a 31-year-old Marshalltown man with attempted murder after finding a woman suffering a gunshot wound to the chest in a motel. Marshalltown police officers responded to a shooting early Sunday and found the woman. She…

posted 2015-01-05 08:35:09 by KXEL

Waterloo Officials Investigating Suspicious Fire

Waterloo firefighters and narcotics investigators are probing a suspicious weekend fire that injured a man. Officers with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force searched the home several hours after Sunday's fire. The fire started on the second floor of a…

posted 2015-01-05 08:32:59 by KXEL


Linn County Tow Ban In Effect

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has issued a tow ban for all Linn County roads until further notice. The ban was issued shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

posted 2015-01-03 08:13:50 by KXEL


Panther Women Upend Bradley, 70-51

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team opened Missouri Valley Conference Play with a win over Bradley, defeating the Braves in Peoria Friday night 70-51. UNI improved to 5-7 overall and 1-0 in the MVC. UNI next travels to…

posted 2015-01-02 21:24:18 by KXEL

Hawkeys Pounded by Tennessee in Bowl Game

Sloppy defense led to the Iowa Hawkeyes losing to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, 45-28. Two touchdown passes from C.J. Beathard in the final 3 minutes, 30 seconds helped Iowa avoid the worst bowl loss…

posted 2015-01-02 21:13:36 by KXEL

Stabbing in Waterloo New Year's Night

Waterloo Police are investigating a stabbing that happened Thursday night. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Mulberry Street around 7:53 p.m. after a report of a stabbing. Investigators say the victim was stabbed a short distance away, outside New…

posted 2015-01-02 06:49:12 by KXEL