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2014-08-12

Marion man gets 13 years for drugs, guns charge

A Marion man has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to using drugs while in possession of guns and ammunition. Officials say 33-year-old Clint Hughes was sentenced Monday.  He pleaded guilty in March to…

posted 2014-08-12 05:59:57 by KXEL

Judge threatens to sanction Iowa photographer

An Iowa newspaper photographer says that because a judge threatened sanctions, he won't publish a picture of a mayor charged with sexual abuse. Judge Joel Dalrymple warned Jerry Blue and his newspaper, the Fayette County Union, they could be held…

posted 2014-08-12 05:59:06 by KXEL

Waterloo takes ownership of Cedar Valley SportsPlex

The Waterloo City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to amend a development agreement for the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. Under the amended agreement, the city will take title to the $27 million multi-purpose facility in 2023. The change is expected to…

posted 2014-08-12 05:58:02 by KXEL

2014-08-11

Work release inmate escapes Waterloo facility

Authorities say an inmate has escaped from a work release facility in Waterloo. The state Department of Corrections says 22-year-old Marquez Alexander Martin was placed on escape status Saturday after he failed to return from a job assignment. Martin is…

posted 2014-08-11 14:27:38 by KXEL

Authorities investigate unattended death in Plainfield

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unattended death in Plainfield. At 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to a call of a body at a residence in northern Bremer County.  Deputies found a deceased individual who was later…

posted 2014-08-11 13:10:44 by KXEL

Oelwein mayor charged with sexually abusing 2 girls

The first-year mayor of a northeastern Iowa city is behind bars after being charged with sexually assaulting two girls in 2010. Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrested Oelwein Mayor Jason Manus at his home Monday. He's charged with…

posted 2014-08-11 12:56:43 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man injured in rollover crash

A Cedar Rapids man was hospitalized after rolling his sport utility vehicle on Interstate 380 Monday morning. Cedar Rapids police and fire and Area Ambulance responded to Interstate 380 southbound at H Avenue NE at 2:22 a.m. Monday.  First responders…

posted 2014-08-11 12:54:12 by KXEL

US charges 5 with bank fraud in Iowa short sales

A Des Moines attorney and four businessmen are charged with fraud for allegedly deceiving banks into approving short sales on homes that were purchased at steep discounts and immediately resold for profit. The charges are filed against attorney Jason Springer,…

posted 2014-08-11 12:52:53 by KXEL

NTSB investigates cause of fatal plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading an investigation into a weekend plane crash that killed two people in southern Iowa. Spokesman Peter Knudson says investigators have recovered at least one GPS unit from the rural crash site in Wright…

posted 2014-08-11 12:51:05 by KXEL

Police detain juvenile, seize possible explosives

Authorities in Webster City detained a juvenile and seized material suspected of being an explosive device. Webster City police detained the juvenile Sunday after being called to a home for a disturbance.  The juvenile, whose name wasn't released, was taken…

posted 2014-08-11 12:49:49 by KXEL

No jobless pay for co-pilot who didn't lower gear

A 49-year-old co-pilot who didn't lower a plane's landing gear has lost his appeal for Iowa unemployment benefits. Donald Scarsella was co-pilot on a SeaPort Airlines plane Feb. 14 as it attempted to land at Salina Regional Airport in Kansas. …

posted 2014-08-11 12:48:15 by KXEL

Fire chiefs warn parents of 'disturbing behavior'

A disturbing trend has emerged around the country appearing on social media sites. Teenagers from around the country have been injured while participating in the “Fire Challenge.”  The fire challenge involves the pouring of flammable liquids on the body and…

posted 2014-08-11 10:59:01 by KXEL

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