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Iowa City man accused of stabbing wife with glass

A 48-year-old Iowa City man has been accused of stabbing his wife repeatedly with a piece of broken glass. Scott Alan Bender faces an attempted murder charge in connection to the Wednesday morning incident. Police say Bender attacked his wife…

posted 2014-11-28 11:56:21 by KXEL

Police: Iowa City coach tried to pull gun

Authorities say a high school coach in Iowa City was arrested after trying to pull a handgun when he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving. Thirty-one-year-old Edgar Arceo faces weapons and drunken driving charges. Police say Arceo's vehicle was…

posted 2014-11-28 05:55:33 by KXEL

2 dogs die in Waterloo house fire

Authorities say two dogs have died in a house fire in Waterloo. Capt. Ryan Mahood with Waterloo Fire Rescue says the fire at 410 Quincy Street was reported early Friday.  Neighbors near the house called 911 after seeing flames and…

posted 2014-11-28 05:53:35 by KXEL


Anonymous help for Iowa City woman

An anonymous benefactor paid off a Walmart layaway balance for an Iowa City woman this week. Someone paid the $54 that April Cardenas owed to the Iowa City Walmart Supercenter.  Cardenas, a 50-year-old home daycare provider, learned of the anonymous…

posted 2014-11-27 19:15:32 by KXEL

Opposition to grocery store in downtown Des Moines

A group of downtown Des Moines business owners are gathering signatures on a petition opposing a downtown grocery store project. Nearly 200 people signed the petition in the hours after it was posted online Wednesday.  Opponents say the planned Hy-Vee…

posted 2014-11-27 19:09:18 by KXEL

Officials arrest 2 after high-speed chase

Two people were in custody after leading Polk County law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase early Thursday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports that they arrested two people early Thursday.  Chaiya Cavan and Samantha Dickerson are charged with theft,…

posted 2014-11-27 19:06:45 by KXEL

Dog alerts Cedar Falls home owner to fire

A dog alerted a home owner to a fire in Cedar Falls Thanksgiving morning. At 5:39 Thursday morning, Cedar Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a residential fire in the 4407 Zircon Lane.  Within 4 minutes, the first…

posted 2014-11-27 08:30:26 by KXEL

Waterloo man pleads not guilty in nightclub shooting

A Waterloo man has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of another man at a nightclub in August. Court records state 36-year-old Rodolfo Gonzalez Pena entered a written plea to the charge of first-degree murder last week.  His trial…

posted 2014-11-27 08:04:03 by KXEL

Waterloo man charged with felony domestic assault

Waterloo police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal stabbing Tuesday night. Officers arrested 45-year-old Martez Deroy Smith for felony domestic assault.  Smith lives in a duplex at 1826 West Third Street, the same address where Shawonyta Marquis…

posted 2014-11-27 08:02:03 by KXEL

Cerro Gordo County assessor pleads not guilty to OWI

The assessor in northern Iowa's Cerro Gordo County has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving. John Boedeker, 63, entered the plea on Wednesday. Mason City police say Boedeker was pulled over around 8:15 p.m. Friday for…

posted 2014-11-27 07:20:47 by KXEL

Woman loses Des Moines home to fire

A Des Moines woman has reported that she was outside shoveling snow when flames erupted in her home's kitchen. Firefighters were dispatched to the house on Wednesday afternoon. Fire spokesman Brian O'Keefe says the woman had been cooking and left…

posted 2014-11-27 06:39:19 by KXEL

Off-duty Des Moines officer accused of OWI

A Des Moines police officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Police say 23-year-old Taylor Olsen was off duty when he was pulled over for speeding early Wednesday morning by a state trooper in Des Moines.  Police Sgt. Jason…

posted 2014-11-27 05:46:22 by KXEL