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UNI student reports sexual assault in dorm

The University of Northern Iowa Police Department is investigating a sexual assault at a residence hall. The student told police she was assaulted at around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Campus Security Authority told UNI police of a third-party report of sexual…

posted 2014-10-27 12:50:23 by KXEL

Authorities find 2 men dead in Wellman

Authorities are investigating what happened to two men found dead in eastern Iowa. The Washington County Communications Center says it received a report Friday afternoon of a possible electrocution near a road in the community of Wellman. Emergency personnel responded…

posted 2014-10-27 12:25:34 by KXEL

Hatch back on air with TV ad

Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch is back on television with a new ad. Hatch stopped airing television advertising in late September.  Campaign spokesman John Hedgecoth says Monday that a new ad, titled "Fresh Start," will run through Nov. 3…

posted 2014-10-27 10:25:01 by KXEL

Woman dies from injuries in Oct. 8th fire

A 58-year-old woman has died more than two weeks after being burned in a fire at her northeast Iowa home. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg says Sandra "Sandy" Hamann died Thursday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in…

posted 2014-10-27 08:25:17 by KXEL

Kwik Star robbed at gunpoint

Waterloo police are investigating the armed robbery of the Kwik Star at West 4th Street and Kimball Avenue. Police say at 3:18 this morning, a man wearing a mask robbed the convenience store with a weapon in his hand.  No…

posted 2014-10-27 05:57:23 by KXEL


One dead, 2 injured in head-on crash

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office say one person died in a two-vehicle crash in Washburn Friday night. The sheriff’s office responded to the 6000 block of La Porte Road at around 8:30 p.m. Authorities say both drivers had to…

posted 2014-10-26 09:41:47 by KXEL

Two hospitalized after car. motorcycle crash

A Lisbon man was cited for not yielding the right of way after crashing his pickup into a motorcycle. The Linn County Sheriff's Office say 65-year-old John Kurtz, and a passenger, 51-year-old Tonya Kurtz, were not hurt in the crash…

posted 2014-10-26 09:38:08 by KXEL

Iowa City police investigate early morning robbery

Police in Iowa City are investigating the robbery of a man at gunpoint. Officers responded to the 300 block of Clinton Street shortly after 1:45 a.m. Sunday. The victim says he heard quick footbsteps behind him and was then confronted…

posted 2014-10-26 09:33:34 by KXEL

Iowa linebacker Spearman arrested, suspended

University of Iowa football player Reggie Spearman has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, leading coach Kirk Ferentz to announce a minimum one-game suspension for the linebacker. Iowa City police records show the 19-year-old was arrested just after midnight…

posted 2014-10-26 09:31:13 by KXEL

4 stranded on roof of submerged car rescued

Four people — including a toddler — have been rescued from the roof of a submerged car that rolled into a Des Moines pond. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday while the people were out sightseeing.  Police are unsure…

posted 2014-10-26 09:29:43 by KXEL

Woman sentenced for using public money in scheme

A former University of Iowa employee who bought and resold at least 567 items online using university money has been sentenced to three years of probation. Court records show that 37-year-old Jennifer Robyn Whitmore-Meier was sentenced Thursday in Des Moines'…

posted 2014-10-26 09:28:31 by KXEL

Utility crew rescues Ankeny man pinned beneath truck

The wife of a man seriously injured on the job is crediting a MidAmerican power company line crew with saving her husband's life. Officials say that 60-year-old Rick Dawson of Ankeny suffered 22 fractured ribs, a broken collar bone and…

posted 2014-10-26 09:26:22 by KXEL