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Riders scramble to safety when MET bus catches fire

A Metroppolitan Transit Authority bus caught fire in Cedar Falls, forcing the driver and riders to scramble out of the vehicle as the rear burst into flames. Seven riders were on the bus Thursday morning near the University of Northern…

posted 2014-08-29 13:01:03 by KXEL

Lawsuit against Planned Parenthood may proceed

A federal appeals court says a former Planned Parenthood clinic director may go forward with a lawsuit against the organization, reinstating portions of the case dismissed in 2012 by a judge. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says in…

posted 2014-08-29 12:59:33 by KXEL

Boone man riding motorcycle dies following crash

A man riding a motorcycle has died following a crash in central Iowa. The Story County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Benjamin Parsons of Boone was traveling on a Harley Davidson motorcycle Thursday night on Highway 30 near Ames when he…

posted 2014-08-29 12:27:30 by KXEL

Police investigate shots fired; one arrested

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Cedar Rapids after police say he was uncooperative during a shooting investigation. Police say officers encountered the teen Friday morning as they investigated the sound of several gunshot rounds in the 1200 block…

posted 2014-08-29 12:20:53 by KXEL

Templeton Rye will add clarity of Indiana origins

Executives at Templeton Rye say they will change labels on bottles of their celebrated whiskey to be clear the alcohol is distilled in Indiana, not Iowa. Company President Scott Bush and Chairman Vern Underwood told The Des Moines Register the…

posted 2014-08-29 10:48:40 by KXEL

People injured in fire at Coralville apartment

At least two people were taken to a local hospital after an apartment fire in Coralville early Friday morning. Police and fire crews were first sent to 725 20th Avenue after someone reported seeing flames and smoke inside the 12-unit…

posted 2014-08-29 09:53:52 by KXEL

1 man dies, woman injured in Mason City house fire

A cigarette was blamed for a house fire in Mason City that killed a man and injured a woman. Firefighters responded to the fire late Wednesday and found the occupants in different parts of the home. Authorities say 62-year-old Jesse…

posted 2014-08-29 08:32:39 by KXEL

Osage man claims $2 million Powerball prize

A 58-year-old Osage man has claimed his $2 million Iowa Powerball prize. Iowa Lottery officials say Duane Hanson turned in winning his ticket on Thursday.  His ticket for Wednesday night's $80 million drawing matched the first five numbers but missed…

posted 2014-08-29 07:18:22 by KXEL

Railroad bridge damaged in Linn County fire

A railroad spokesman says a historic Iowa bridge that ignited this week is now in need of repair. Canadian National Railway spokesman Mark Hallman says that the repairs to the Buffalo Creek bridge aren't expected to delay traffic.  He described…

posted 2014-08-29 05:54:00 by KXEL


Iowa attorney general sues beauty school chain

The Iowa attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against a cosmetology school chain, accusing it of defrauding students. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Polk County District Court accuses the La' James chain of cosmetology schools of fraudulent practices.  It…

posted 2014-08-28 21:46:05 by KXEL

Floyd County officials to appoint county attorney

Floyd County officials plan to appoint someone to serve temporarily as county attorney, following the death of its top prosecutor. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors says it will appoint someone on Sept. 9 to fill the vacancy left by…

posted 2014-08-28 21:43:36 by KXEL

CEO of Veridian Credit Union to step down

A top executive for the largest credit union in Iowa has announced plans to step down. Jean Trainor said Thursday she's leaving Veridian Credit Union to work with her 29-year-old son.  She said it's the right time to start a…

posted 2014-08-28 21:41:55 by KXEL