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Cedar Rapids police make burglary arrest

Cedar Rapids police have made an arrest in connection with a residential burglary that occurred Wednesday on the city's northwest side. Police have charged 25-year-old Erik Williams, of Chicago, Ilinois, with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft. Investigators…

posted 2014-10-17 12:44:19 by KXEL

Marion apartment fire extinguished by residents

Damage from a fire at a Marion apartment building Friday morning was limited by the quick response of the residents. The Marion Fire Department responded to 701 9th Avenue for a report of a fire in an apartment.  Upon arrival,…

posted 2014-10-17 12:28:30 by KXEL

Drake student arrested for making threats

An 18-year-old Drake University student has been arrested for posting threats of gun violence on a social media website. Michael Zachary Crisp has been charged with first-degree harassment.  He has posted bond and has been released from the Polk County…

posted 2014-10-17 10:48:52 by KXEL

Student found with gun near Charles City high school

A student with a firearm has been taken into custody on a recreational trail near the high school in Charles City. Police say the boy displayed the firearm to officers who found him Thursday on the Charlie Western Recreational Trail. …

posted 2014-10-17 09:33:45 by KXEL

Cedar Falls man wins second lottery prize in 6 months

A Cedar Falls man has claimed his second big lottery prize in a little more than six months. On Monday, 67-year-old Richard Eifert claimed the first of 13 top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s new “Cash Flurries”…

posted 2014-10-17 08:28:48 by KXEL

Iowa City student charged in school gun incident

A student has been charged with carrying a weapon the grounds of a high school in Iowa City. A city news release says the 16-year-old student was charged on Wednesday. Iowa City police say officers were sent Oct. 10 to…

posted 2014-10-17 06:26:43 by KXEL

Man surrenders after Iowa City standoff

Police have reported a peaceful ending to a 3½-hour standoff with a man who said he had a gun in his Iowa City mobile home. A city news release says officers were sent to the home a little after 8…

posted 2014-10-17 06:25:58 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man gets prison time in heroin death

A Cedar Rapids man who supplied heroin to someone who was found dead the next day has been sent to prison. Prosecutors said Thursday that 24-year-old Austin Martens was given 11 years and three months behind bars.  Martens also must…

posted 2014-10-17 05:22:07 by KXEL

Motorcyclist injured after crashing into house

A motorcyclist crashed into a house after a police chase in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids Police say an officer spotted a motorcyclist driving recklessly in the 700 block of 15th Street SE shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.  Police say the…

posted 2014-10-17 04:31:48 by KXEL


Dubuque building renovations to add apartments

More projects are underway that will add apartments in Dubuque's Millwork District. Officials say that the renovations on the Novelty Iron Works and Linseed Oil Paintworks buildings will add about 120 apartments to the neighborhood by the end of 2015.…

posted 2014-10-16 21:03:59 by KXEL

Mason City truck driver dies in Plainfield crash

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office says the driver of a tanker truck has died after the truck collided with a car and rolled onto its top in a ditch. Authorities say 37-year-old James Ruehlow of Mason City died Thursday in…

posted 2014-10-16 20:59:42 by KXEL

Survey: slow growth in rural parts of Iowa, 9 states

A new survey suggests slower economic growth ahead in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday falling grain prices and weak global growth are weighing down the economy in…

posted 2014-10-16 20:58:01 by KXEL