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Ex-Mason City human rights board leader sues city

The former Mason City Human Rights Commission director has sued the city and several officials, alleging age and race discrimination. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Lionel Foster also alleges retaliation, interference with his civil rights, violation of the Iowa state…

posted 2014-06-11 06:46:33 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested for June 9th shooting

A Waterloo man has been arrested on weapons charges. At around 8:30 Tuesday night, officers with the Waterloo Police Department's Violent Crime Apprehension Team attempted to make contact with 20-year-old Juwon Culpepper in the 700 block of Logan Avenue about…

posted 2014-06-11 06:26:46 by KXEL


Des Moines airport board backs new terminal

The Des Moines Airport Authority Board has unanimously approved a plan for a $468 million terminal, but officials acknowledge they don't know how to pay for the project. The plan approved Tuesday would replace the current 66-year-old terminal with a…

posted 2014-06-10 21:17:18 by KXEL

Trailer topples, spilling pigs out near Boone

Up to 200 pigs spilled out of a truck after it rolled onto its side in a rural area southwest of Boone. A truck and trailer toppled over Tuesday morning at an intersection in the small community of Berkley, about…

posted 2014-06-10 21:15:41 by KXEL

Waterloo says blighted homes will be demolished

Waterloo officials are giving up on efforts to sell some blighted homes, and they'll now be demolished. The City Council on Monday cancelled plans to sell one house after no one submitted a bid to buy and renovate it. There…

posted 2014-06-10 21:14:16 by KXEL

Webster City man died of blunt force trauma

Authorities say a man found dead in a Webster City home died of blunt force trauma during a fight with his son. The Iowa Department of Public Safety made the announcement Tuesday after authorities finished an autopsy on 61-year-old Steven…

posted 2014-06-10 21:12:22 by KXEL

Police officer shoots, injures pit bull

A Waterloo police officer shot and wounded a pit bull early Tuesday morning. Officers were near the intersection of Longfellow Avenue and West Parker Street to direct traffic for the Tractorcade in town. Lt. Mike McNamee says the officers were…

posted 2014-06-10 14:16:43 by KXEL

Prospect Meadows receives $1.3 million RISE grant

The commission for the Iowa Department of Transportation unanimously approved Linn County’s application for a Revitalizing Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) grant Tuesday morning. The money will be given to Prospect Meadows.  The total RISE application was for just under $2.6…

posted 2014-06-10 13:20:29 by KXEL

Judge: Child support will go to victim restitution

A judge says a $2,000 child support payment sent to a woman serving life in prison for murder will be used to pay restitution to her victim's family instead. District Judge Kurt Wilke ruled last week that Tracey Richter doesn't…

posted 2014-06-10 08:50:17 by KXEL

3-year-old wanders nearly 3 blocks to store

A 3-year-old boy has been found near a convenience store in northern Iowa, having wandered nearly three blocks away from his home. The boy had crossed a busy intersection and was walking on a sidewalk next to U.S. Highway 65…

posted 2014-06-10 07:20:16 by KXEL

17-year cicadas emerging in Iowa woodlands

The 17-year cicadas have been emerging in some parts of Polk County and other Iowa woodlands and have been loudly searching for mates. Polk County Conservation naturalist Heidi Anderson says that "the woods are alive with cicadas." Experts say up…

posted 2014-06-10 06:20:07 by KXEL


Delaware County supervisors delay bridge bids

Delaware County supervisors have delayed bids for a planned bridge replacement because of concern the project timing might interfere with grant funding from the state. The Delaware Board of Supervisors rejected the lone bid of $426,673 to replace the Turtle…

posted 2014-06-09 20:57:06 by KXEL

By U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar It’s vacation season across America.  That means family road trips are underway…
posted by Dennis Lowe 4 days ago
I’m blessed to be spending part of my holiday weekend with my family and I hope many Iowans are able…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago
May 26 is Memorial Day — the day our nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago