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2014-08-01

Waterloo airport July departures highest in 5 years

Business is looking up at the Waterloo Regional Airport. Aviation director Mike Wilson says the passenger numbers are in for the month of July and it was an extremely busy month at the airport. The airport saw the highest number…

posted 2014-08-01 10:31:51 by KXEL

Iowa Democrats pitch ways to expand caucus access

Iowa Democrats are offering proposals for how to expand access to the state's presidential caucuses. Party adviser Norm Sterzenbach says Iowa Democrat Party Chairman Scott Brennan will unveil the recommendations Friday before the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee…

posted 2014-08-01 09:23:46 by KXEL

Report: Midwest economic index slumped in July

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has slumped after hitting a three-year high a month earlier. A report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped more than 3½ percentage points in July,…

posted 2014-08-01 08:54:49 by KXEL

Mason City considers urban deer hunting

Mason City could join other Iowa cities in allowing urban hunting zones to control its deer population. City Administrator Brent Trout discussed the option with the City Council earlier this week when members mentioned the abundance of deer and the…

posted 2014-08-01 08:52:21 by KXEL

Four teens hurt in Linn County crash

The Linn County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a head-on crash in the 2400 block of Paris Road that injured four teenagers. First responders were called to the scene at 11:39 p.m. Thursday. Deputies say a westbound vehicle driven by…

posted 2014-08-01 07:20:03 by KXEL

Report: Human error caused Iowa towboat to sink

A federal agency says crew members were likely at fault in the sinking of a towboat in the Mississippi River near LeClaire in November. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report Thursday. The board found probable cause that the…

posted 2014-08-01 06:23:03 by KXEL

Lawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissed

A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor. Polk County District Judge Dennis Stovall ruled earlier this week to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Brenna Gray against…

posted 2014-08-01 06:21:43 by KXEL

Shots fired in northeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids police are investigating a report of shots fired on the city's northeast side. A 911 call came in at 12:48 Thursday afternoon for several gunshots heard in the area of the 1400 block of Golfview Drive NE. Witnesses…

posted 2014-08-01 04:28:22 by KXEL

2014-07-31

GOP's Rubio special guest at Republican's picnic

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will be the special guest at a summer picnic held by a prominent GOP donor this weekend in Hardin County. Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter says Rubio, who is weighing a 2016 bid…

posted 2014-07-31 19:44:09 by KXEL

Iowa picnic in California may draw bigger crowd

Organizers of the annual Iowa by the Sea Picnic in California say they have stepped up their organizing efforts and expect a bigger crowd this year. The picnic began in 1900 in Pasadena and at one time drew more than…

posted 2014-07-31 13:53:53 by KXEL

Linn Co. sexual abuse suspect arrested in Arkansas

A Springville man suspected of having sex with an underage girl was captured Thursday morning in Arkansas. U.S. Marshals from the Little Rock office captured 24-year-old Christopher Stephens in Kensett, Arkansas.  The U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force worked…

posted 2014-07-31 12:43:31 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids Schools accepting used musical instruments

In an effort to provide all students with the opportunity to participate in a music program, the Cedar Rapids Community School District is accepting instruments throughout the month of August. This tax-deductible donation will go directly to one of the…

posted 2014-07-31 12:36:22 by KXEL

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