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Romney campaigns with U.S. Senate candidate Ernst

Republican Mitt Romney is visiting Iowa for U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst as her battle with Democrat Bruce Braley enters its final three weeks. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee planned to headline an event Sunday evening in West Des Moines…

posted 2014-10-13 05:58:58 by KXEL


Attorney: Pulled over drivers should record stops

A video recording of an Ankeny police officer who tried to get a man to consent to a search of his car after pulling him over for not having headlights on has attracted more than 100,000 views on YouTube. The…

posted 2014-10-12 19:58:50 by KXEL

Grundy County man dies in tractor accident

A Grundy County man is dead after getting pinned underneath his tractor. The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says 84-year-old Russell Katzer of Conrad was driving east on E Avenue when he drove off the left side of the gravel road and…

posted 2014-10-12 15:23:33 by KXEL

Sheriff: Fire extinguished at Independence business

Firefighters from four northeast Iowa departments have extinguished a fire at a transportation business after two days of battling flames. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says the fire was reported after 5 p.m. on Saturday at Merfeld Transport Inc. near…

posted 2014-10-12 12:54:40 by KXEL

Fire destroys family's home near Allison

A Butler County family is homeless after fire destroyed their house Saturday. Firefighters say it happened on 255th Street about 4 miles south of Allison around 3:45 p.m.  The home was engulfed in flames and collapsing when crews arrived. The…

posted 2014-10-12 12:52:09 by KXEL

Sunday riverbank cleanup at Iowa City canceled

The riverbank cleanup that had been scheduled for Sunday in Iowa City has been canceled after too few volunteers offered to help. Cleanup dates at the Iowa River scheduled for Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 are still on, weather permitting.…

posted 2014-10-12 12:46:35 by KXEL

Charles City squad cars to get tech updates

Charles City officials have approved the purchase of technology updates for three city police cars that will allow officers to enter paperwork and reports from their cruisers. The City Council on Monday approved the purchase of mobile data terminals for…

posted 2014-10-12 12:41:16 by KXEL

Iowa State Fair officials defend fair dates

Iowa State Fair officials are defending the timing of the annual event against critics who say it may be time to set an earlier fair schedule to avoid conflicting with increasing numbers of school districts moving up the start of…

posted 2014-10-12 12:36:43 by KXEL


Arlington couple faces animal neglect charges

An eastern Iowa couple faces animal neglect charges after malnourished horses were found on their property. Fayette County sheriff's deputies executed a warrant Thursday at the Arlington home of Duane J. Landis and Margaret A. Landis.  Authorities found five horses…

posted 2014-10-10 23:46:11 by KXEL

Judge steps away from lawsuit against Branstad

The judge overseeing a gay former state official's discrimination lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad and several aides is recusing himself. Chief Judge Arthur Gamble says in a court order that he feels a conflict of interest has arisen and he…

posted 2014-10-10 16:53:34 by KXEL

Cemetery sign marks long-forgotten gravesites

A group has erected a sign at a long-forgotten cemetery near the county jail in Marshalltown so more people are aware of the gravesites. More than 160 people are buried at the site along Highway 30.  Many of them lived…

posted 2014-10-10 14:22:41 by KXEL

REAP grant awarded for Waterloo's Sherwood Park

The City of Waterloo Leisure Services Commission has been awarded a grant of $200,000 from Resource Enhancement and Protection commonly referred to as REAP. REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect the Iowa’s natural and cultural resources.  Fifteen of…

posted 2014-10-10 13:00:41 by KXEL