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2014-05-28

Authorities: Girl dies after Montezuma crash

Authorities say a 6-year-old girl who was critically injured in an off-road utility vehicle crash near Montezuma has died. The Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office says Kara Meyer died Wednesday from injuries sustained in the rollover crash Monday. The Iowa State…

posted 2014-05-28 16:15:34 by KXEL

Documents: UNI fired assistant coach over tickets

Documents show the University of Northern Iowa has fired an assistant football coach after learning he sold complimentary tickets. The Des Moines Register obtained documents from UNI through Iowa's open records law that show the university became aware in October…

posted 2014-05-28 16:11:40 by KXEL

Authorities place Alburnett High School on lockdown

A high school in eastern Iowa has been placed on lockdown as authorities investigate a report of a person with a weapon nearby. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says Alburnett High School in Alburnett was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon, but…

posted 2014-05-28 16:05:45 by KXEL

Dubuque County Fair seeks help after losses

The Dubuque County Fair Association is blaming declining attendance and rising energy costs for losses that have put the organization in a financial bind. The fair's finance committee will meet with bank advisers Thursday to develop a proposal in which…

posted 2014-05-28 11:16:24 by KXEL

Tiffin residents ordered to boil tap water

Residents of Tiffin have been told to boil their tap water over the next three days. The three-day boil order takes effect Wednesday. The boil order comes as the town is replacing a defective mixer in a new water tower.…

posted 2014-05-28 09:52:11 by KXEL

Park officials ask campers to burn all firewood

Park officials are asking Iowa campers to burn all their firewood to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer. In Black Hawk County, park staff began making that request to Memorial Day weekend campers in hopes that wood carrying…

posted 2014-05-28 09:51:05 by KXEL

Charles City woman cited in crash that killed motorcyclist

A Charles City woman has been ticketed for a crash last week that killed a Nora Springs motorcyclist. Authorities say 23-year-old Stephanie Rae Mercer was cited for the May 21 crash that killed 66-year-old David Crowe. The Iowa State Patrol…

posted 2014-05-28 09:49:37 by KXEL

Iowans can fish without a license June 6-8

Iowans can fish without a license during an annual free fishing weekend being held June 6-8. Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, says the hope is that people new to fishing will enjoy the…

posted 2014-05-28 06:46:24 by KXEL

Iowa regents to consider major shift in funding

The Board of Regents will consider a plan next week that could redistribute tens of millions of dollars away from the University of Iowa to the other two universities. The plan would change a practice in which lawmakers set the…

posted 2014-05-28 06:45:38 by KXEL

World War I trenches unearthed at Camp Dodge

The Iowa National Guard Base at Camp Dodge in Johnston has quite a history dating back to World War I. Excavation is underway at the camp as part of an archaeological dig to learn more about the World War I…

posted 2014-05-28 06:44:50 by KXEL

Man injured in Waterloo shooting

For the second time in less than a week, Waterloo police were called to 303 Logan Avenue to investigate a report of gunfire. Police say Tuesday’s shooting sent one person to the hospital.  The name of the victim and his…

posted 2014-05-28 04:32:48 by KXEL

2014-05-27

Jury convicts woman in death of daughter-in-law

A jury has convicted an Iowa woman of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter-in-law. Jurors took only about two hours Tuesday to convict 57-year-old Ginger Jefferson in the stabbing death of Kerry O'Clair-Jefferson. Authorities say the 32-year-old O'Clair-Jefferson…

posted 2014-05-27 21:21:50 by KXEL

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