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Clive man charged with murder in trail death

A Clive man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 21-year-old whose body was found near a recreational trail. Police say 49-year-old Stephen Jonas was arrested Sunday night following a second interview about the death of…

posted 2014-08-25 05:21:18 by KXEL


Cedar Falls man sentenced for sexual assault

A Cedar Falls man will spend up to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her home in September 2013. A judge gave 21-year-old Benjamin Lane two 25-year sentences to be served one after the…

posted 2014-08-24 07:58:19 by KXEL

Minneapolis man killed outside Waterloo nightclub

A 35-year-old Minnesota man is dead after a shooting at a Waterloo nightclub early Saturday morning. Waterloo police say it happened just after midnight at El Senor Tequila Nightclub on East 11th Street. Officers responded to reports of shots fired…

posted 2014-08-24 07:55:25 by KXEL

Creek cleanup volunteers find body in Clive

Police in a Des Moines suburb have identified the body of a man found behind a business and near a popular recreation trail. Clive Police Chief Mike Venema says people cleaning the Greenbelt Trail in Clive on Saturday morning found…

posted 2014-08-24 07:52:55 by KXEL

Branstad will again seek broadband legislation

An effort to improve access to broadband Internet in rural Iowa failed in the Legislature this spring, but Gov. Terry Branstad is optimistic a revised proposal can succeed next year. Branstad, who is running for re-election, has offered a rebooted…

posted 2014-08-24 07:51:48 by KXEL


Man escapes injury after Wal-Mart roof collapses

A man narrowly escaped injury when part of a Wal-Mart store's roof collapsed in Mason City. The collapse happened during a heavy rainstorm around 8 a.m. Saturday.  Firefighters also had to deal with a gas leak when the roof collapsed.…

posted 2014-08-23 16:39:05 by KXEL

Inmate shoots Fayette Co. deputy at hospital, kills self

Authorities say a jail inmate committed suicide after grabbing a gun and shooting a sheriff's deputy at a northeast Iowa hospital. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting, which happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Palmer…

posted 2014-08-23 13:02:03 by KXEL

Boil order lifted for city of Adel

A boil order has been lifted for the central Iowa city of Adel. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says water bacteria samples taken have tested clean.  The boil order was issued on Aug. 20, after the city lost electrical…

posted 2014-08-23 12:58:57 by KXEL

Des Moines woman killed in Interstate 80 crash

A Des Moines woman died in a car crash on Interstate 80 in Poweshiek County. The Iowa State Patrol says 59-year-old Charlene Lynn Gibbens died on Wednesday while traveling westbound near the town of Brooklyn.  According to authorities, Gibbens lost…

posted 2014-08-23 12:58:02 by KXEL

Vilsack: Farmers should be OK despite price drops

U.S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he isn't worried about farmer profitability this year, when huge corn and soybean crops have pushed prices for the commodities below the cost of production. Vilsack told the Associated Press that many U.S.…

posted 2014-08-23 12:56:27 by KXEL

Boil advisory issued for Pikes Peak State Park

A boil advisory has been issued for Pikes Peak State Park in Clayton County. Water is shut off at water hydrants and the modern shower and restroom facilities.  Flushing toilets will be available at the overlook.  Pit latrines are also…

posted 2014-08-23 07:48:56 by KXEL

High-speed pursuit of motorcycle ends in crash

Charges are pending against a motorcycle driver in a high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash in Bremer County Friday morning. At 10:47 a.m., a Bremer County Sheriff's Deputy tried to stop a motorcycle for speeding on Highway 3 at…

posted 2014-08-23 06:13:44 by KXEL

By Iowa Senator Bill Dotzler Studies repeatedly find that employers are unable to find workers with the skills to fill…
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Injustice 101: Denying Sexual Assault is a Serious Crime by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Heading off to college triggers a…
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This Labor Day, as we head to parades and barbecues to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers, economic anxiety will…
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