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Police look for Charles City dognapper

Charles City police are looking for a dognapper. A young adult male pit bull mix named Pete was taken from the PAWS Humane Society shelter sometime during the night of July 5. Shelter manager Julie Taylor says the dog was…

posted 2014-07-12 18:31:23 by KXEL

Iowa hospitals preparing for RAGBRAI influx

Hospitals in Independence and other towns are preparing for a possible influx of people later this month when thousands of bicyclists pedal through their cities. Up to 10,000 riders and another 10,000 followers are expected to traverse the state in…

posted 2014-07-12 18:28:44 by KXEL


Hogan bond set at $1 million

Bond has been set for a Waterloo man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. A judge set the $1 million cash-only bond Friday morning when 36-year-old Shaun Michael Hogan appeared via closed-circuit TV monitor.  Hogan is charged with first-degree murder and…

posted 2014-07-11 13:46:21 by KXEL

Two Shell Rock women charged with lottery theft

Two women from Shell Rock have been charged with one count of lottery theft. On June 6th, 2013, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible theft at the AI Gas Station, located at 1069 230th Street in…

posted 2014-07-11 13:27:28 by KXEL

Wellmark Foundation awards grant to UNI Foundation

The Wellmark Foundation awarded a $24,200 grant to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation to help fund FRED: Food, Resource & Education Demonstration. The project includes a student independent study group focused on health promotion and healthy food education.  By…

posted 2014-07-11 11:46:55 by KXEL

Emerald ash borer found in Henry County

Officials say larva found on a tree in Henry County has been identified as an emerald ash borer. A team that includes officials from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said in a news release Friday that the…

posted 2014-07-11 10:04:53 by KXEL

Supreme Court upholds Iowa water quality regulations

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld water quality regulations that business and farm groups say are costly and burdensome. The rules require anyone with new or expanded wastewater discharges into waterways to seek permits and certification from the state. The…

posted 2014-07-11 09:04:27 by KXEL

4-year-old assaulted near Des Moines apartment

Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted outside her northwest Des Moines apartment building. Police say the girl was playing outside with her 6-year-old brother on Wednesday when a man she didn't know led her away to a…

posted 2014-07-11 08:16:53 by KXEL

Officials say Ames pool slides supports repaired

The slides at the Furman Aquatic Center in Ames have been repaired so they can be reopened to public use. Officials say the welding work was completed Wednesday on the structural supports for the drop slide and tube slides. Center…

posted 2014-07-11 08:16:04 by KXEL

Iowa Supreme Court to decide solar energy dispute

The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to rule in a dispute over the future of solar energy in Iowa. The court expects to decide Friday whether solar energy companies can sell electricity directly to businesses and governments. Regulated utility companies…

posted 2014-07-11 08:14:45 by KXEL


Branstad issues disaster order for 4 Iowa counties

Gov. Terry Branstad is issuing a disaster proclamation for four Iowa counties affected by flooding and damage from recent storms. The proclamation issued Thursday covers Benton, Butler, Mahaska and Tama counties.  It means state resources can be used to respond…

posted 2014-07-10 21:33:18 by KXEL

Waterloo man arrested in death of woman

A Waterloo man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a woman found in the middle of a rural road. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Shaun Michael Hogan was taken into custody Thursday…

posted 2014-07-10 21:30:35 by KXEL

By Iowa Senator Bill Dotzler Studies repeatedly find that employers are unable to find workers with the skills to fill…
posted by Dennis Lowe 4 days ago
Injustice 101: Denying Sexual Assault is a Serious Crime by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Heading off to college triggers a…
posted by Dennis Lowe 7 days ago
This Labor Day, as we head to parades and barbecues to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers, economic anxiety will…
posted by Dennis Lowe 7 days ago