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Iowa Republicans seek to seize Senate control

Just two more seats in the state Senate could give Iowa Republicans complete legislative control for the first time in nearly 20 years, kicking off a new era for conservative policies like tax cuts or abortion restrictions. But capturing those…

posted 2014-08-10 06:50:19 by KXEL


Cedar Falls picks site for new high school

The Cedar Falls School District has announced the site to build a proposed new high school. Officials want to build a $90 million high school just west of the UNI-Dome along 27th Street.  It's the current site of UNI soccer…

posted 2014-08-09 05:45:26 by KXEL

Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with motorcycle

A Marion man suffered serious injuries in a collision with a motorcycle Friday evening. It happened just before 5 p.m. in the 2400 block of Seventh Avenue. Marion police say 55-year-old Raymond Sickles II was trying to cross Seventh Avenue…

posted 2014-08-09 05:39:22 by KXEL

Tajh Ross found guilty of Roundtree murder

A judge late Friday afternoon found 20-year-old Tajh Ross of Cedar Rapids guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Latasha Roundtree in 2012. Sixth Judicial District Judge Robert Sosalla said Ross made a series of deliberate acts…

posted 2014-08-09 05:35:55 by KXEL

Boyson Trail re-opens in Marion

The Boyson Trail system is open again in Marion. Flooding from the June 30th storms caused extensive damage to the trail along Indian Creek. Marion Parks and Recreation staff have worked since then to rebuild the three mile trail. Staff…

posted 2014-08-09 05:34:26 by KXEL

Dubuque sculpture near river is damaged

Dubuque police say a sculpture on the city's riverwalk has received thousands of dollars in damage. Portions of a sculpture called "Journey" were broken off between July 24 and Thursday morning. The damage to the 8-foot-tall sculpture was estimated at…

posted 2014-08-09 05:31:00 by KXEL


Early morning fire damages Cedar Falls home

A home at 3103 Hillcrest Drive in Cedar Falls was damaged by a fire early Friday morning. The resident fled the home after noticing smoke just before 10 a.m. Fire crews found fire in the basement and limited the fire…

posted 2014-08-08 13:56:11 by KXEL

Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has predicted a record soybean crop of 3.8 billion bushels. The…

posted 2014-08-08 11:32:16 by KXEL

Waterloo man charged in Cedar Falls robbery

A Waterloo man has been arrested in connection with a robbery in Cedar Falls early this morning. Shortly before 2 a.m., Cedar Falls police were called to the 100 block of West 4th Street to investigate a robbery in the…

posted 2014-08-08 11:08:04 by KXEL

Back in Iowa, Jindal speaking to Christian groups

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is spending two days in the key presidential campaign state of Iowa. The Republican governor, considering a 2016 White House bid, was speaking Friday to conservative Christian pastors at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewal…

posted 2014-08-08 10:20:14 by KXEL

Man escapes from Coralville work release facility

A 37-year-old inmate has been listed as escaped from the Iowa work release facility in Coralville. The Iowa Department of Corrections said Friday that Michael Wright didn't return from his job on Thursday.  He'd been transferred to the Coralville facility…

posted 2014-08-08 07:26:48 by KXEL

Dunkerton man finally getting tractor back

After 15 years, a northeast Iowa man is getting his tractor back. Kenny Kass says that he first agreed to lend his restored 1915 Waterloo Boy tractor to the Grout Museum District in Waterloo for six months.  Then they wanted…

posted 2014-08-08 06:24:05 by KXEL

Have you ever thought Washington, D.C. could use some common-sense input from Iowa? This Wednesday, I’ll be in our nation’s…
posted by Dennis Lowe 3 days ago
Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement on the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001: “The anniversary of September 11,…
posted by Dennis Lowe 5 days ago
Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today released the following statement in honor of the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001…
posted by Dennis Lowe 5 days ago