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Lake Mills district criticized over bullying complaints

Some parents are dissatisfied with how the Lake Mills school district is handling complaints about bullying and harassment. Louise Martinson says that her middle school-age daughter has been bullied the past three years.  Martinson says she's gotten no calls back…

posted 2014-09-01 08:51:44 by KXEL


Minivan collides with Cedar Rapids police car

A crash on Blairs Ferry Road sent a driver and a Cedar Rapids police officer to the hospital on Sunday. Dispatchers first received a call about the crash at 2:42 p.m. that involved a police car and minivan. A crash…

posted 2014-08-31 20:31:34 by KXEL

Tactical team responds to New Hampton standoff

Authorities in Chickasaw County responded to a report of shots fired at 4:45 Sunday morning. The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office says deputies and New Hampton police arrived at an unspecified address and were able to get everyone out safely.  However,…

posted 2014-08-31 20:28:37 by KXEL

After Sorenson case, lawmakers back ethics rules

Iowa legislative leaders don't plan to change ethics rules for political work after a former state senator admitted to lying about receiving payments to switch his support from one Republican presidential candidate to another. The U.S. Department of Justice announced…

posted 2014-08-31 20:27:10 by KXEL

Some Iowa driving instructors have criminal record

At least 10 driving instructors licensed in Iowa have criminal records or driving infractions in their past, but they've been allowed to keep working with teens because of a forgiving state law. The Des Moines Register reports at least three…

posted 2014-08-31 20:19:57 by KXEL

Iowa firm selling new pure vodka in the state

An Iowa company hopes its corn-based vodka will succeed because of a new process that eliminates impurities in the finished liquor. IngeniOz vodka started selling for about $24 a bottle in Iowa stores a month ago. A pure vodka is…

posted 2014-08-31 20:18:29 by KXEL