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2014-07-28

Jury selection begins in Wisconsin kidnapping

Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures in Iowa. Kristen Smith faces one count of kidnapping in federal court.  She could…

posted 2014-07-28 12:33:05 by KXEL

Auditor: state budgeting better, relies on surplus

The state auditor in her annual review of the state budget says Iowa's political leaders have improved spending practices but Iowa still spends more than it takes in and covers the difference by dipping into a budget surplus. Auditor Mary…

posted 2014-07-28 12:15:56 by KXEL

Driver charged after hitting two Waterloo houses

Waterloo Police have arrested the driver of a car after hitting two homes in the 900 block of Broadway Street. Officers were called to the scene of the crash at 7:43 Sunday night.  Officers say the driver first hit the…

posted 2014-07-28 10:32:52 by KXEL

Butler County to hold emergency response drill

Butler County Emergency Management will hold an emergency response drill near the ethanol plant in Shell Rock on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Local emergency response units will take part in the drill, which is funded through a federal grant program.…

posted 2014-07-28 09:59:47 by KXEL

People rescued after boat overturns near Dubuque

At least a half-dozen people have been rescued after their boat overturned on the Mississippi River near Dubuque. Nate Johnson with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the incident occurred Saturday. At least three other boats went to help…

posted 2014-07-28 09:04:48 by KXEL

Ankeny expects to profit from special census

Ankeny expects to profit from paying about $865,000 for a special census The special count this year is expected to show Ankeny has grown to at least 53,000 residents, well beyond its official 2010 count of nearly 45,600.  City Manager…

posted 2014-07-28 06:54:05 by KXEL

1 dead, several injured in Washington Co. collision

Authorities say one person has been killed and several others injured in a collision between a car and pickup in eastern Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol and Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on…

posted 2014-07-28 06:49:37 by KXEL

Two houses hit in Waterloo shootings

Waterloo police say two homes were hit after gun shots were fired late Sunday night. Police were called to the 300 block of Independence Avenue at around 11:12 p.m. Investigators discovered that one home at 331 Independence Avenue, and another…

posted 2014-07-28 05:53:29 by KXEL

Two people face robbery charges in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids police took two people into custody after a reported robbery Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to an area near the Hawthorne Hills Apartments in the 2200 block of C Street Southwest at 12:20 p.m. Authorities say 26-year-old Chavelle Sutton…

posted 2014-07-28 05:51:21 by KXEL

Inspector had cited lauded Waverly nursing home

A northeast Iowa nursing home lauded by the governor's office as among the best in the state was cited seven weeks earlier for unsanitary conditions in its kitchen. The Woodland Terrace facility in Waverly was cited but not fined on…

posted 2014-07-28 05:49:01 by KXEL

2014-07-27

Shots fired at Cedar Rapids gentleman's club

Cedar Rapids police are investigating a shots fired incident at The Lumberyard Gentlemen’s Club. Authorities say it happened just after 4:00 Sunday morning. Police say at least one shot was fired, but no one was injured. No arrests have been…

posted 2014-07-27 16:20:44 by KXEL

Dubuque bridge across Mississippi reopens early

A key bridge over the Mississippi River has reopened several days ahead of schedule to ease commutes between Iowa and Illinois. The Julien Dubuque Bridge reopened Saturday after 5 ½ days of repairs, so drivers will no longer be forced…

posted 2014-07-27 16:14:58 by KXEL

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