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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

Iowa City man faces attempted murder charge

Iowa City police have charged an Iowa City man with attempted murder after he allegedly used a piece of broken glass to stab his wife multiple times. Police say 48-year-old Scott A. Bender was involved in a “physical domestic abuse…

posted 2014-11-27 05:38:18 by KXEL

Crash leads to gas leak, evacuations

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a single-vehicle crash caused a gas leak, evacuations and the closure of a portion of East Post Road Wednesday night. Sheriff's Sgt. Andy Humphrey says the crash happened in the 2900 block of East…

posted 2014-11-27 05:29:34 by KXEL


Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty in fatal heroin overdose

A Cedar Rapids man who distributed heroin that caused a heroin overdose death pled guilty on Monday in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Ramon Cortez Freeman, 35, from Cedar Rapids, was convicted of distribution of heroin resulting in death, three…

posted 2014-11-26 14:26:42 by KXEL

Waterloo man sentenced for false testimony in weapons case

A 20-year-old man who committed perjury in federal court proceedings relating to a sawed-off shotgun charge was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in federal prison. Clay Willie Gilmer of Waterloo received the prison term after an August 8 guilty…

posted 2014-11-26 13:42:38 by KXEL

Goodwill cancels new retail store in Waterloo

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa has cancelled its plan to build a new retail store on the south side of the Crossroads Center campus in Waterloo. In announcing the decision, David Boyd, president/CEO of Goodwill said, “The site we selected…

posted 2014-11-26 13:26:39 by KXEL

Mason City clown still positive after car wreck

A Mason City clown who was in a coma for more than a week following an August car accident is on the road to recovery. As Happy the Clown, Anne Grady has been putting smiles on the faces of children…

posted 2014-11-26 10:38:09 by KXEL

Court rejects appeal of fired UI professor

An appeals court has upheld the firing of a University of Iowa radiology professor who engaged in harassing behavior toward colleagues. The Iowa Court of Appeals rejected Malik Juweid's appeal Wednesday, saying University President Sally Mason and her attorney didn't…

posted 2014-11-26 10:36:06 by KXEL

Woman injured when train strikes car near Dyersville

Authorities say a woman was injured when a locomotive struck her car on tracks near Dyersville in northeast Iowa. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday. The office says the woman's car had become…

posted 2014-11-26 08:29:19 by KXEL

Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015

Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak. Its shares fell more than 2 percent in premarket…

posted 2014-11-26 06:58:17 by KXEL

Fayette police chief quits following bus flap

A northeast Iowa police chief who is accused of illegally passing a stopped school bus has quit his post. Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe says Chief Brad Alan Gardner voluntarily resigned on Monday. Gardner was placed on administrative leave after he…

posted 2014-11-26 06:55:28 by KXEL

Police: 18-year-old woman killed in Davenport crash

Davenport police have identified an 18-year-old woman who was killed in a minivan crash with a semitrailer. A department spokesman says Marissa Ertz of Eldridge was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck in Davenport on Monday.  He says…

posted 2014-11-26 05:48:48 by KXEL