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2014-02-20

Dubuque teen helps 5 youngsters escape trailer fire

A Dubuque teenager is being credited for her quick action in getting five young children safely out of a mobile home that burst into flames. Officials say that 17-year-old Erica Weitz often cares for three of the children who lived…

posted 2014-02-20 12:44:32 by KXEL

American Red Cross mobilizing in Kensett

The American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is mobilizing disaster workers across the state of Iowa to support the evacuation of Northwood. A fire is burning at a facility at the Northwood Municipal Airport that contains sulfuric acid.  Residents of…

posted 2014-02-20 10:42:32 by KXEL

UNI event aims to empower African-Americans

The University of Northern Iowa will host the third annual Conference on African-American Children and Families from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the Schindler Education Center (SEC). A pre-conference will take place from 5 to 9…

posted 2014-02-20 10:08:50 by KXEL

Minnesota man charged in Iowa City slaying has cancer

A Minnesota man charged with killing his wife in Iowa in 1997 is suffering from prostate cancer and may only have months to live. John Bloomfield's attorney revealed the cancer diagnosis Thursday in asking a judge to allow the 71-year-old…

posted 2014-02-20 09:49:14 by KXEL

Northwood evacuated by chemical fire

Authorities have evacuated residents of a small northern Iowa city as firefighters battle a fertilizer fire at the local airport. The Worth County Sheriff's Office says an evacuation order was issued in Northwood after a fire broke out Thursday morning…

posted 2014-02-20 09:45:45 by KXEL

Bomb unit responds to Waterloo car lot

A Waterloo man is in the Black Hawk County Jail on charges of possession of an incendiary explosive device and/or material. Waterloo police officers were called to Liberty Car Company on Franklin Street near Highway 63 around 3:40 Wednesday afternoon…

posted 2014-02-20 06:52:03 by KXEL

USDA to release key Census of Agriculture report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to release its Census of Agriculture, a detailed report released every five years that lists the number of farms, how many acres are farmed, the number of farmers and their average age and…

posted 2014-02-20 06:49:18 by KXEL

2014-02-19

Several inches of snow predicted over Iowa

Weather officials are predicting several inches of snow over a large swath of Iowa, with blizzard conditions hitting the northern half of the state. The National Weather Service says anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of snow could fall in…

posted 2014-02-19 20:44:40 by KXEL

Senators advance plan for Iowa Juvenile Home

Lawmakers in the Democratic-majority Iowa Senate are advancing a bill that would establish a state facility for delinquent girls. The Senate Human Resources Committee approved the bill Wednesday in a party-line vote with eight Democrats in favor and five Republicans…

posted 2014-02-19 20:41:27 by KXEL

Resentencing date set for Charles City man in child death

A Charles City man convicted of killing his 3-year-old cousin has been scheduled to be resentenced in the case in October. A resentencing hearing for 19-year-old Edgar Concepcion Jr. is set for Oct. 1 at the Floyd County District Court…

posted 2014-02-19 20:39:15 by KXEL

Iowa House panel approves anti-bullying measure

Lawmakers in the Iowa House have approved an anti-bullying measure that would emphasize teacher training standards. The House Education Committee passed the measure 19-4 Wednesday.  The bill is now up for debate on the House floor. The legislation would require…

posted 2014-02-19 20:37:47 by KXEL

Kidnapping suspect to make Wisconsin court appearance

The woman charged with kidnapping a Wisconsin newborn and leaving him behind an Iowa gas station is scheduled to make her initial federal court appearance Friday. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Madison, Wis., says authorities will transfer…

posted 2014-02-19 16:12:24 by KXEL

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