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2014-05-30

Guttenberg nears OK of golf carts on city streets

People could soon drive golf carts in the northeast Iowa city of Guttenberg under a proposal nearing approval. The Guttenberg City Council has twice approved a proposed ordinance allowing licensed drivers to operate golf carts on most city streets.  A…

posted 2014-05-30 11:32:04 by KXEL

Romney hopes to stamp Iowa's Ernst nationally

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney is aiming to boost Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst's appeal to mainstream Republicans with a public endorsement in Cedar Rapids in the last days of the competitive primary. Ernst has built a lead in the…

posted 2014-05-30 11:31:01 by KXEL

Ex-teacher in Ankeny pleads not guilty to sex charge

A former Ankeny teacher has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual exploitation involving allegations of a relationship she had with a former Ankeny High School student. Court records show that 33-year-old Mandy Davenport entered the written plea Wednesday.…

posted 2014-05-30 08:42:50 by KXEL

Des Moines man charged in father's death

A Des Moines man has been charged in the death of his father, accused of delivering the blows that killed the older man. Des Moines police say that 18-year-old Gabriel Michael Johnson was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter.  If convicted,…

posted 2014-05-30 06:25:59 by KXEL

Boil order lifted for Tiffin

A boil order has been lifted for the eastern Iowa community of Tiffin. City administrator Michon Jackson canceled the order Thursday afternoon.  It means residents can return to drinking and using their tap water. The three-day boil order took effect…

posted 2014-05-30 05:55:38 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids honored for Paramount Theatre restoration

A national organization is recognizing Cedar Rapids for its success in restoring the flood-damaged Paramount Theatre. The American Public Works Association gave the city a "Public Works Project of the Year" award in the category of $25 million to $75…

posted 2014-05-30 05:52:47 by KXEL

Bystanders save drowning girl from pool

Police say bystanders saved a girl who came close to drowning in a West Des Moines apartment complex pool. The incident happened around 8:20 p.m. Thursday. Police estimate the girl was 10 or 11 years old and say she had…

posted 2014-05-30 05:51:37 by KXEL

2014-05-29

Iowa City woman faces public intoxication charge

An Iowa City woman faces a public intoxication charge after she allegedly recorded a blood alcohol content that was more than five times the legal limit to drive. Police responded to a report Tuesday afternoon about 30-year-old Patricia Hunley refusing…

posted 2014-05-29 15:32:08 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids bank robbed twice in 2 weeks

Cedar Rapids police officers are investigating an armed robbery at the Guaranty Bank at 2711 Bever Avenue Southeast. At 1:00 Thursday afternoon, a black male wearing a white long sleeve T-shirt and a cap entered the bank, displayed a handgun…

posted 2014-05-29 15:04:34 by KXEL

Waterloo police investigate stabbing

Waterloo police are investigating a stabbing that sent a man to the hospital Wednesday night. Authorities say 22-year-old Marshondus Trenedale Brown of Waterloo showed up at the Allen Memorial Hospital emergency room at around 10:50 p.m. with a single stab…

posted 2014-05-29 13:46:06 by KXEL

Motorcyclist injured in near collision with bus

A La Porte City man was hospitalized Thursday morning after he laid his motorcycle down to avoid a collision with a Jesup Community school bus. The mishap happened at about 8:22 a.m. on South Canfield Road at Highway 20. The…

posted 2014-05-29 13:41:48 by KXEL

O'Malley to head to Iowa next month

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a White House bid in 2016, is headed to Iowa next month. Christina Freundlich, a spokeswoman for the Iowa Democratic Party, confirmed Thursday that O'Malley is scheduled to attend the party's Hall of…

posted 2014-05-29 12:24:06 by KXEL

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