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Minivan falls, kills man on Linn County road

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a man died on Dubuque Road Monday night after a vehicle he was working on fell on him. Deputies responded to the 1100 block of Dubuque Road, between Marion and Springville, at 8 p.m. …

posted 2014-09-30 05:23:14 by KXEL


Historic Cedar Falls post office coming back to life

Volunteers are making progress on the restoration of a former Cedar Falls post office that once was destined for demolition. In 2012, the city council voted to demolish the building.  But the Cedar Falls Development Group acquired a 40-year lease…

posted 2014-09-29 14:06:41 by KXEL

Authorities work to identify body found in car

Iowa City police continue to investigate a homicide after finding a body in the trunk of a car belonging to a missing Iowa State University student. Police are careful not to identify the body as that of 20-year-old Tong Shao…

posted 2014-09-29 12:40:31 by KXEL

Linn County collects 208 lbs in Rx Take Back

The Linn County Sheriff's Office collected over 200 pounds of medication in a prescription drug "Take-Back" initiative on Saturday. The sheriff’s office partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent…

posted 2014-09-29 12:12:54 by KXEL

2 pickups collide at rural Waterloo intersection

Both drivers are hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident Monday morning at a rural intersection south of Waterloo. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office was called to the intersection shortly after 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Quarry Road and Foulk…

posted 2014-09-29 11:04:25 by KXEL

Branstad announces funding for 3 eastern Iowa parks

Gov. Terry Branstad says that nearly $2 million in state funding will go to enhance parks and recreation offerings in three eastern Iowa counties. Branstad announced Monday that the Grant Wood Mississippi River Region will be the pilot project in…

posted 2014-09-29 10:29:28 by KXEL

Semi blocking Johnson County road, traffic detoured

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Taft Avenue between Court Street and American Legion Road is closed right now and will be closed for an extended period. Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek says the closure is due to a semi-truck blocking the…

posted 2014-09-29 09:41:06 by KXEL

Woman survives driving off Cedar Rapids overpass

Cedar Rapids police say a woman walked away with minor injuries after driving her car off of an overpass. The accident happened Sunday evening on Interstate 380.  The woman told police she fell asleep at the wheel. The red car…

posted 2014-09-29 06:48:57 by KXEL


VA Hospital finds bacteria but doesn't disclose it

Disease causing bacteria have been found at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Hospital, but officials have not informed patients about the problem. The VA is planning to spend $6.5 million to address the legionella bacteria that has been found in…

posted 2014-09-28 19:29:51 by KXEL

Braley and Ernst clash in first Iowa Senate debate

Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst clashed over health care, Social Security and foreign policy during the first debate of the Iowa Senate race. The candidates in the closely-fought race have largely campaigned using scripted television ads and carefully…

posted 2014-09-28 19:28:18 by KXEL

Iowa City police investigate armed robbery

Iowa City Police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store on the city’s south side. Officials were fist called out for a panic alarm at Gasby’s at 1310 S. Gilbert Street around 6:40 A.M. on Sunday. Police say…

posted 2014-09-28 11:46:40 by KXEL

Marion man injured in motorcycle crash

A man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Marion. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to C Avenue Extension just south of County Home Road around 7:20 on Friday night. Responders arrived to find 20-year-old Damon Koopmann of Marion…

posted 2014-09-28 11:42:56 by KXEL