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Iowa's Population On The Rise

Figures released by the U.S. Census bureau show Iowa's population continues to grow slowly but steadily. The Census Bureau released estimates yesterday showing Iowa's population was just over 3.1 million as of July 1. The estimate shows the state's population…

posted 2014-12-24 06:23:51 by KXEL

Floyd County Ends Gopher Paw Bounty

Floyd County is out of the gopher paw business. The county's Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously voted to end its longtime practice of paying 50 cents per pair of paws. It amounted to about a $200 annual cost. Like many…

posted 2014-12-24 06:22:35 by KXEL

Town May Dissolve Government

A town of about 100 people in eastern Iowa is considering disbanding. The Center Junction City Council will meet on Jan. 5 to decide whether to dissolve the city government and let Jones County provide services to the town's residents.…

posted 2014-12-24 06:21:12 by KXEL

Waterloo West High Searches for New Principal

West High School in Waterloo will be searching for a new principal. Leslie Morris has accepted a position as principal of East High School in Des Moines beginning next school year.  Morris came to Waterloo West in 2012 from Naples,…

posted 2014-12-24 06:20:45 by KXEL


New Charges in Four Oaks Juvenile Escape

One of the three juveniles who ran away from the Four Oaks facility in Independence earlier this month is now also accused of hitting someone with a car during their escape. Independence police have now charged an individual with assault…

posted 2014-12-23 06:45:39 by KXEL

Area Police Salute Slain NYPD Officers

Police departments in various towns throughout eastern Iowa are displaying the New York Police Department patch in honor of two officers killed over the weekend. Authorities say 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu Saturday afternoon in…

posted 2014-12-23 06:43:41 by KXEL

Overnight Fire in Waterloo

 A Waterloo family escaped without injury after their house caught fire early this morning. Residents at a home in the 300 block of South Hackett Road called 911 after noticing smoke around 1:50 a.m. today. Waterloo Fire Rescue crews extinguished…

posted 2014-12-23 06:42:48 by KXEL

Cedar Falls Standoff Ends in Arrest

A three-hour standoff overnight ended peacefully in Cedar Falls. Police were dispatched to 5501 University Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. this morning on a report of a man who had threatened another man with a knife.  When officers arrived, they…

posted 2014-12-23 06:39:47 by KXEL


UNI Women Topple Northern Illinois

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team topped the Northern Illinois Huskies 51-42 to improve its overall record to 4-6 following its third consecutive win. Madison Weekly led the team with 13 points, adding three boards and two assists.…

posted 2014-12-22 06:48:17 by KXEL

Future of Toledo's Juvenile Home Still Unclear

The future of the former Iowa Juvenile Home facility in Toledo remains unclear, and questions about how the state will care for delinquent girls remain. Supporters of the facility hope the state will decide soon what to do with it,…

posted 2014-12-22 06:47:23 by KXEL

Waterloo Leaders May Start New Foundation

Some community leaders may start a new civic foundation if the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa moves its headquarters in Cedar Falls. Attorney Mike Young filed papers with the Iowa Secretary of State's Office earlier this month, reserving the names…

posted 2014-12-22 06:46:25 by KXEL

Police Arrest Two Following Friday Shooting

Police officers on patrol in Waterloo heard a gunshot Friday night, and that led to two men being arrested. Members of  the department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team observed a shot being fired near the 700 block of Logan Avenue about…

posted 2014-12-22 06:45:21 by KXEL