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Boil advisory issued for Pikes Peak State Park

A boil advisory has been issued for Pikes Peak State Park in Clayton County. Water is shut off at water hydrants and the modern shower and restroom facilities.  Flushing toilets will be available at the overlook.  Pit latrines are also…

posted 2014-08-23 07:48:56 by KXEL

High-speed pursuit of motorcycle ends in crash

Charges are pending against a motorcycle driver in a high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash in Bremer County Friday morning. At 10:47 a.m., a Bremer County Sheriff's Deputy tried to stop a motorcycle for speeding on Highway 3 at…

posted 2014-08-23 06:13:44 by KXEL

Man dead in shooting at Waterloo nightclub

A man was shot and killed at a Waterloo night club early Saturday morning. Waterloo police were called to El Senor Tequila Nightclub at 118 E. 11th Street at around 12:15 A.M.  When officers arrived on the scene, they found…

posted 2014-08-23 05:57:27 by KXEL

DOT: Work on Centennial Bridge behind schedule

An Illinois Department of Transportation official says work on a major bridge linking the Quad Cities is behind schedule. A project implementation engineer with the DOT says that crews have struggled to replace beams on the Centennial Bridge.  He says…

posted 2014-08-23 05:55:09 by KXEL

Marshalltown man charged with murder

A Marshalltown man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. The Marshalltown Police Department says the charge against Branden Collins was added following Jossilyn Starn's death Friday. Authorities say Collins was watching Jossilyn…

posted 2014-08-23 05:52:40 by KXEL


Iowa City protest marks Missouri killing

More than 100 people gathered in Iowa City to protest police actions in the wake of an officer's killing of a black teenager in Missouri. Those who attended the Thursday evening rally at the downtown pedestrian mall called for justice…

posted 2014-08-22 15:14:07 by KXEL

Evansdale police launch website for slain cousins

Evansdale police have launched a new website to provide a clearinghouse of information about the unsolved abduction and killing of two young cousins in 2012. Ten-year-old Lyric Cook and her 8-year-old cousin Elizabeth Collins disappeared in Evansdale after they left…

posted 2014-08-22 10:43:39 by KXEL

A Waterloo Kwik Star robbed at gunpoint

Waterloo Police continue to investigate an armed robbery of the Kwik Star at Washington and 9th Streets in Waterloo. Police say at least one person went into the convenience store at around 4 a.m. and showed a handgun.  Authorities would…

posted 2014-08-22 08:56:44 by KXEL

Deere laying off 460 workers in Waterloo

Approximately 460 John Deere employees in Waterloo were told Friday morning they are on indefinite layoff effective October 20th. Last week, Deere & Company announced that over 600 manufacturing jobs would be cut at four locations: John Deere Harvester Works,…

posted 2014-08-22 08:50:39 by KXEL

Inmate sought after Webster County jail escape

Authorities are searching for a Webster County inmate who escaped with another while doing laundry at the jail in Fort Dodge. Officials say 43-year-old Jason Sullivan and 32-year-old George Johnson escaped Thursday night. The sheriff's office says the men apparently…

posted 2014-08-22 08:27:45 by KXEL

Fire damages Casey's community center

An early morning fire heavily damaged the community center in a west-central Iowa town just hours before state auditors were to arrive. The Casey Community Center burned early Wednesday.  No injuries have been reported.  The town of about 425 residents…

posted 2014-08-22 07:26:49 by KXEL

Vilsack in Iowa to announce new product grants

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is returning to Iowa to announce federal grants designed to encourage development of new value-added farm products and to discuss other rural development funding programs. Vilsack, accompanied by U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, will travel to…

posted 2014-08-22 05:50:11 by KXEL