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Police: Des Moines hit-and-run driver panicked

A Des Moines police sergeant says a woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run panicked when she left the scene of the accident. Sgt. Jason Halifax says that 20-year-old Ashley Brown is remorseful about the Saturday death of 55-year-old Kenneth Wallace. …

posted 2014-10-20 05:44:38 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police seek hit-and-run suspect

Cedar Rapids police are asking for help in locating a man wanted on warrants and for a hit and run Sunday morning. Investigators suspect 39-year-old William Yancey was driving a stolen 2005 Dodge Stratus that was involved in a crash…

posted 2014-10-20 05:28:49 by KXEL

3 charged in Waterloo supermarket robbery

Waterloo Police have arrested three people in connection with the robbery of an employee of the Byron Supermarket last week. Shortly after 10 Thursday night, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the store.  An employee was…

posted 2014-10-20 04:59:38 by KXEL


New report criticizes Iowa stun gun policies

Law enforcement policies on the use of stun guns vary greatly across Iowa's 99 counties, and civil rights experts who recently reviewed the policies say many of them are inadequate. The Des Moines Register obtained a new report that identifies…

posted 2014-10-19 19:29:25 by KXEL

17-year-old girl shot to death in Waterloo

Waterloo Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenage girl early Sunday morning. Officers were sent to 520 Elm Street just before 2 a.m.  Officers found 17-year-old Jazzmine Rembert in the basement of the home.  Rembert appeared to have…

posted 2014-10-19 12:12:24 by KXEL

Idle Tama beef plant prepares to reopen this month

A long-idle beef processing plant is getting ready to reopen in Tama later this month. Iowa Premium Beef officials recently took reporters on a tour of the plant that had been closed since 2004. The plant has undergone a $48.6…

posted 2014-10-19 12:07:00 by KXEL

Iowa hospitals prepare to handle Ebola cases

Hospitals and doctors' offices in Iowa are preparing for the unlikely possibility of a case of Ebola in the state. Clinics have started asking whether patients have visited the countries where the Ebola outbreak is based West Africa. And area…

posted 2014-10-19 12:05:17 by KXEL


Drugs, alcohol killed Harper woman at campground

The death of a woman at Maquoketa Caves State Park in September has been ruled an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs. Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Russ Long says that there were no indications of foul play in the…

posted 2014-10-18 17:58:44 by KXEL

Farmersburg man sentenced for sex crimes against child

A 64-year-old Farmersburg man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison sexually abusing a child. Donald Spragg had been convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child. According to the…

posted 2014-10-18 17:57:20 by KXEL

Wartburg College launches $75 million campaign

Wartburg College in northeast Iowa has announced a $75 million fundraising effort — and it's already raised nearly three-quarters of that. For two years, the college has been quietly raising money — garnering nearly $54 million — for its "Transforming…

posted 2014-10-18 17:48:50 by KXEL

Police say arrest made in Des Moines hit-and-run

Des Moines police say an arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of a 55-year-old man. Reports of a person in the road in eastern Des Moines led officers early Saturday to the discovery of the body of Kenneth…

posted 2014-10-18 17:47:28 by KXEL

4 people injured in rollover accident near Alburnett

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says four people were injured in a rollover accident south of Alburnett Friday afternoon. At about 3:44 p.m., first responders were dispatched to a rollover accident on North Alburnett Road north of White Road.  Deputies…

posted 2014-10-18 07:25:34 by KXEL