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Removal of pigeon waste first step in steeple renovation

Workers have begun the removal of pigeon waste from the steeple of a historic Dubuque church as a first step in renovating the downtown building. The two-week project to clean out the 250-foot-tall steeple of St. Mary's Church is a…

posted 2014-06-09 09:57:04 by KXEL

Crash near I-35 injures Huxley police officer

A police officer has been injured in a crash near Interstate 35 in central Iowa. Huxley Police Chief Mark Pote says that the officer was stopped near the interstate when another vehicle rammed into the police cruiser from behind.  The…

posted 2014-06-09 08:33:44 by KXEL

Webster County attorney won't seek election

The Webster County attorney has announced that she won't seek election in November. Cori Coleman says she and her family plan to move back Des Moines to be closer to relatives. Coleman has held the post since being appointed in…

posted 2014-06-09 06:58:04 by KXEL

Woman seriously hurt in ATV crash in Oskaloosa

The Department of Natural Resources says a Des Moines woman was seriously injured when the all-terrain vehicle she was riding rolled over. The DNR says the crash happened Sunday afternoon at Bluff Creek park southwest of Oskaloosa when 36-year-old Roberta…

posted 2014-06-09 05:43:58 by KXEL


2 people escape apartment fire

Firefighters were called to a building at 116 15th Street NE just after 1:00 AM Sunday. Businesses occupied the first floor with two apartments on the second floor. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames coming from second floor windows.  The fire…

posted 2014-06-08 18:37:11 by KXEL

Iowa football player cited for disorderly conduct

University of Iowa defensive back Nico Law is facing a criminal charge and consequences at school for fighting outside an Iowa City restaurant. Law, who will be a senior this fall, was cited for disorderly conduct after the incident at…

posted 2014-06-08 18:34:25 by KXEL

Hog farm expansions stimulate debate in Iowa

The debate between urban and rural interests in the state continues to play out as hog farms expand to keep up with strong demand for pork and manure. The debate may intensify in the next year because hog producers may…

posted 2014-06-08 18:32:13 by KXEL

Iowa GOP switches location of convention

Republicans have chosen a new location for a June 21 nominating convention to select a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll announced Saturday the convention of 513 delegates would be held at Des…

posted 2014-06-08 18:30:01 by KXEL

Branstad begins campaign with big advantages

Gov. Terry Branstad began his re-election campaign in earnest last week, and even his Democratic opponent's campaign acknowledged the odds favor the Republican will win a record sixth term. With the state's economy growing and nearly $5 million available for…

posted 2014-06-08 06:25:29 by KXEL


Slain boy's family protests possible plea deal

The family of a toddler killed in 2012 is protesting a possible plea deal for a Dubuque man charged in the boy's death. About 30 family members and supporters held large signs Friday outside the Dubuque County Courthouse protesting any…

posted 2014-06-07 21:39:54 by KXEL

Springbrook city councilwoman killed in crash

A Springbrook City Council member has died in a single-vehicle crash in eastern Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says 36-year-old Sandra Jo Klein died in the Friday night crash near Andrew. Trooper Milan James says Klein was eastbound on an…

posted 2014-06-07 21:38:13 by KXEL

Authorities clear investigation at Cedar Rapids home

Authorities say there's no threat around a two-story home in Cedar Rapids following reports of suspicious activity. Cedar Rapids police say officers on Friday secured the area near 503 7th Avenue SW and there is no risk to the public.…

posted 2014-06-07 14:02:59 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