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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

Man charged in Cedar Falls rollover crash

A man is facing multiple charges in connection with a rollover accident in Cedar Falls Sunday evening. Cedar Falls police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Western Avenue at 7:28 p.m.  Witnesses told officers the driver had exited the…

posted 2014-09-08 05:24:36 by KXEL


Senate candidates stress support for ethanol

Ethanol production has become a key issue in Iowa's closely matched U.S. Senate race, with both candidates pledging support for an industry that is important to the state's corn-powered agricultural economy. Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst have both…

posted 2014-09-07 18:21:44 by KXEL

2 killed in crash after custody dispute

Authorities say a 5-year-old and a 19-year-old were killed when an Iowa man's car collided with a semi shortly after the man took his two children in a custody dispute. The accident happened near Clarion Friday evening. That was about…

posted 2014-09-07 18:19:15 by KXEL

Landowners want details of proposed pipeline route

Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has said the 1,100-mile pipeline would likely cross 17 Iowa counties…

posted 2014-09-07 18:17:03 by KXEL

2 Waterloo residents robbed at gunpoint

Waterloo police continue to investigate the armed robbery of two people late Saturday night. Police say 20-year-old Alexa Hatch and 19-year-old Mikal Muhammad, both of Waterloo, were robbed at a residence in the 1100 block of South Street.  The robbery…

posted 2014-09-07 18:07:03 by KXEL


Cedar Falls motorcyclist injured in crash

A Cedar Falls man is hospitalized after his motorcycle collided with a truck pulling a trailer in Grundy County. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported at about 12:35 p.m. Saturday on Iowa Highway 175 about a…

posted 2014-09-06 19:20:41 by KXEL

Herky on Parade auction set for next week

Those wanting their own Herky statue can head to Iowa City next week for the 2014 Herky on Parade live auction. Herky is the mascot of the Iowa Hawkeyes.  The first parade was held in 2004, when about 30 variations…

posted 2014-09-06 19:16:45 by KXEL

Iowa City considers ban on electronic cigarettes

The Iowa City Council is considering banning the use of electronic cigarettes on city-owned property. The City Council discussed a possible ban this week. Known commonly as E-cigarettes, the devices heat liquid and nicotine into a flavored, smokeless vapor. The…

posted 2014-09-06 19:15:05 by KXEL