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Ely home damaged by cooking fire

A cooking mishap is blamed for a house fire in Ely this weekend. At 4:25 Sunday afternoon, Linn County first responders, along with the Ely and Solon fire departments, responded to the report of house fire at 1625 Ranmar Drive.…

posted 2014-12-01 05:52:39 by KXEL


Railroads say delays improving in Great Plains

Rail delays have been a problem for farmers throughout much of the Great Plains this year, but they've been less of an issue in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Grain elevators around Sioux City say their rail shipments of grain…

posted 2014-11-30 17:08:04 by KXEL

Dubuque police investigate shooting incident

Police in Dubuque are investigating a report of shots fired early Sunday morning. Just before 5 a.m., officers surrounded a home in the 2100 block of Jackson Street, near the intersection with 21st Street, with guns drawn.  Police took a…

posted 2014-11-30 12:36:26 by KXEL

Iowa City taxi driver robbed at gunpoint

Iowa City police are investigating the armed robbery of a taxi driver. Officials say it happened about 7:50 Saturday night at Baker Street and Bradford Drive. The driver told police he picked up two men in downtown Iowa City and…

posted 2014-11-30 12:32:24 by KXEL


Iowa City leaders seek to expand walk-to-school program

Volunteers in a walk-to-school program at an Iowa City elementary school say they want to expand the initiative. The program at Longfellow Elementary School allows a trained adult to lead students on a walking route to the school. Organizers hope…

posted 2014-11-29 13:38:49 by KXEL

Smulekoff's closes after 125 years

A longtime store in downtown Cedar Rapids has closed after 125 years in business. Smulekoff's Home Store closed its doors at the end of Friday, after shoppers made last-minute purchases and reminisced about the store's history. The store had five…

posted 2014-11-29 13:36:10 by KXEL

Two hospitalized after single-vehicle crash

Two people were injured in an early morning accident in the 8900 block of South Black Hawk/Buchanan County Road. Buchanan County Sheriff’s deputies located a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta that had left the roadway, hit an embankment and came to rest…

posted 2014-11-29 13:31:51 by KXEL

Iowa City teen injured in rollover crash

An Iowa City teenager was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 380 in Black Hawk County Saturday. Black Hawk County Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened near mile marker 66.  On arrival, deputies found a Toyota truck in the…

posted 2014-11-29 10:44:25 by KXEL

Coralville woman dies after train collision

Authorities say a woman has died after her car was hit by a locomotive in northeast Iowa. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says Mary Buillion of Coralville died Friday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Buillion's car became…

posted 2014-11-29 09:54:42 by KXEL

Springville home damaged by fire

A house in Springville was damaged by fire Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the home at 703 Broadway Street at around 2:30 p.m. The family living there said the fire appeared to be electrical.  They say it started in an…

posted 2014-11-29 09:53:58 by KXEL

Dubuque man admits to possessing child porn

A judge sentenced a 45-year-old Dubuque man to two years probation after he pleaded guilty to possessing child porn. John P. Atchison is a registered sex offender. The judge suspended a two-year prison sentence, and dismissed four other charges of…

posted 2014-11-29 09:24:08 by KXEL

Waterloo man faces felony weapons charge

A Waterloo man was arrested on a weapons charge Friday morning. Waterloo police officers were sent to the 1700 block of Jefferson Street at about 1:20 a.m. after residents reported someone waving a handgun in the air. Officers stopped a…

posted 2014-11-29 09:20:25 by KXEL