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Officials ID driver in fatal motorcycle crash

Authorities in northeast Iowa on Monday identified a motorcycle driver killed in a single-vehicle crash. The Allamakee County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Julia Ann Dohrer was traveling on State Highway 76 near Waukon on Sunday when her motorcycle entered a…

posted 2014-09-08 17:00:45 by KXEL

Linn County authorities announce robbery arrest

The Linn County Sheriff's Office Monday announced the arrest of a 20-year-old suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint. Devonta Dejun Safforld is charged with first-degree robbery.  He remains at the county jail on a $25,250 cash bond. Authorities said…

posted 2014-09-08 15:57:01 by KXEL

Health officials monitor respiratory virus in Iowa

Public health officials on Monday said they're monitoring a high number of reports of a respiratory virus in several Midwest states including Iowa. Enterovirus EV-D68 begins like a cold with symptoms such as coughing and wheezing, according to the Iowa…

posted 2014-09-08 11:55:43 by KXEL

Regents' plan would seek $13 million for funding change

The Iowa Board of Regents said Monday it will ask lawmakers for an additional $13 million to help the state's three public universities transition to a new funding model based on in-state enrollment. A board budget plan shows the money…

posted 2014-09-08 10:58:56 by KXEL

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