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Two Killed, Three Injured in Southeast Iowa Crash

(Henry County, IA) -- The Iowa State Patrol says two people are dead and three others are in serious conditions after a single-vehicle crash in southeastern Iowa. The ISP says the crash happened a little after 4pm on Saturday in rural Henry County on Highway 34. Investigators say the car left the roadway, went into the ditch, then hit a parked truck. 50 year-old Sherry Reid and 73 year-old Judith Ellis were killed in the crash. Three others were taken to an area hospital in serious condition.
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Free car seat safety check available in Coralville on December 1

Coralville — The Coralville Fire Department and Safe Kids Johnson County will host a free child safety seat check on Thursday, December 1. The free seat check will take place at Coralville Fire Station 1, 1501 5th St, from 1-3p.m. No appointments are necessary, and walk-ins are welcome. Just...

2 killed in weekend southeast Iowa crash

HENRY COUNTY, Iowa — Two people were killed in a weekend crash in southeast Iowa. It happened just after 4 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 34 near Racine Ave. in Henry County. According to the Iowa State Patrol crash report, a westbound van driven by Sean M. Reid, 48, of Stockport, Iowa, traveled off the roadway, crossed the eastbound lanes and entered the ditch.

Get help with rental assistance with SAL

Area residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness are encouraged to apply for emergency rental assistance through SAL Community Services. Applications for back rent and advance rent are open to qualified residents of Henry, Mercer or Rock Island Counties until December 31. “Our focus is on stability,” said Loredia Nunn-Dixon, the director of […]

Escucha Mi Voz calls for second round of Johnson County assistance checks

A group of Congolese residents wants Johnson County to reopen its Direct Assistance Program. Johnson County was the only one of 99 counties in the state to take some of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money and put it directly into the pockets of low-income residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It gave $1,400 checks to 2,242 residents.

Christmas In Kalona This Weekend

The holiday spirit will be palpable on Saturday, December 3 when Christmas in Kalona returns. The event is free to the public and includes a variety of activities and attractions for all ages. Kicking off downtown, kids have the chance to take pictures with live reindeer at the Kalona Public...

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Nov. 29, 2022

CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG) – On Monday at approximately 11:28 am, police responded to the 2500 block of Holiday Rd. for a report of an armed robbery. According to police, two victims were approached as they exited their apartment and were ordered back inside at gunpoint where their cell phones were stolen before the suspect fled the area on foot. An officer arriving on scene saw the suspect running northeast. After a short foot chase, 21-year-old Jovon Ellis was arrested. The stolen cell phones and a CO2 pistol were recovered nearby. Ellis has been charged with Robbery in the First Degree.

Iowa County Sheriff’s Office Responds To Thanksgiving Pursuit

On Thursday, November 24 at approximately 8:10 p.m. the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a police pursuit southbound from Watkins. Benton County Sheriff’s Office had initiated the pursuit of a black Chevrolet pickup in connection to a criminal incident that occurred in their county. The...

Coralville police make arrest after armed robbery at apartment complex

A couple has been reunited with their prized birdhouse after losing it in a tornado in central Iowa. Nationwide railroad strike could have impact on holidays. President Joe Biden heads to Michigan on Tuesday as rail workers threaten to go on strike nationwide. Student of the Month: Ava Miles. Updated:...

Coralville Police arrest armed robbery suspect

Coralville Police arrested an armed robbery suspect shortly after the alleged incident Monday morning. In a release from the Department, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at 2551 Holiday Road at approximately 11:28 am. Two victims were approached as they exited their apartment and were ordered back...

Hawks Host Historic First Duel Meet

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk girls wrestling team will make some history at Tim Grady Gymnasium in Wellman Tuesday, hosting the program’s first ever girl’s duel meet. This is the first duel event of the season for the Hawks who have been busy on the tournament trail so far this year, scoring the school’s first ever girls event championship at BGM just before Thanksgiving and finishing as team runners-up at North Scott. Last time out, Mid-Prairie crowned five champions at West Liberty on November 21st including JET Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week Gabi Robertson at 105lbs, Ellie Brenneman at 140lbs, Grace Conway in the 140lbB bracket, Marissa Cline in the 145lbD bracket and Sam Stacey at 235lbs.

ServSafe®Certification Held in Washington

ServSafe®, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Washington on December 13, 2022 starting at 9 a.m. The cost of the course is $160 which includes 8 hours class time, a manual, and the national certification exam. There is a $50 discount for Iowa Restaurant Association members. The class will be held at the Washington County Extension Office, 2223 250th St., Washington. Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend. All food service operations are required to have at least one certified staff person. Registration can be completed online here. Registration is required 3 weeks before the class. For questions, contact Sara Sprouse, Food and Health Specialist, at

Snow Blitz Recap of Weekend Events

The sprint to the holidays started Saturday with Main Street Washington’s SNOW Blitz slate of events. The day started on the Washington Square with the Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run, with the race beginning at 9. Participants chose between a one-mile walk around the square or a 5K through downtown and Sunset Park. Breakfast with Santa was held at the Washington United Presbyterian Church. Pancakes with Santa were provided by the Washington Lions Club. The Reason for the Season Christmas concert was at 1 p.m. At the Washington High School Auditorium. The Washington Public Library was host to this year’s live radio Christmas Play “Holiday Affair.” The radio play “Holiday Affair ” is available for free on our on-demand section of Following the radio play was the downtown lighting ceremony at 6 p.m as Santa Claus took the stage at the Washington Square band shell to turn on the downtown lights and officially welcome in the Christmas season. The night finished with the holiday lighted parade around the Washington Square after the ceremony. It was also Small Business Saturday, with many local businesses participating.

2 dead, 3 injured in Henry County single-vehicle crash

HENRY COUNTY, Iowa — Two people died and three people were injured in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening. According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, Sean M. Reid, 48, was driving a vehicle westbound on Highway 34 near mile marker 246. For an unknown reason, Reid’s vehicle went off the roadway, crossed eastbound traffic, […]

Washington County Families Save Thousands in Tuition

There are many ways high school students can earn College Credit in High School (CCHS) through Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center. Options range from taking college-level classes onsite at a high school, online courses, or taking a sequence of courses in a Career Academy at the Regional Center. During the 2021-2022 academic year, 479 students from Washington County Regional partner school districts earned a total of 4,050 credit hours, translating into a tuition cost savings of $753,207! “CCHS experiences are primarily designed for juniors and seniors, allowing them to experiment with different academic areas and learn their true passions before committing to one subject area in college,” Tera Pickens, Washington County Regional Director, explained. “Regardless of the CCHS option they choose, students earn both high school and college credit, and it is at no cost to the student or their family. In some academies, students can earn industry-recognized certifications for immediate employment opportunities. Students experience the rigor of college coursework, are better prepared for college classes after high school graduation, and are saving money along the way. To learn more about the Career Academies that Washington County Regional Center offers find the link with this story at

4 Great Pizza Places in Iowa

Photo byPhoto by Getúlio Moraes on UnsplashonUnsplash. If you love pizza and you also happen to live in Iowa, here is a list of four amazing pizza places in Iowa that are known for serving absolutely delicious food, every day of the week, so definitely visit them if you haven't already.

Knights of Columbus Receive Grant for Roof Repairs

At the Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant banquet, The Knights of Columbus were awarded a Grant in the amount of $19,116 for roof improvements. Don Vittetoe states, “The grant is for the Knights of Columbus Hall to repair the roof or to replace the roof, and that will help us serve the community in so many ways coming in the future.” The roof repair will consist of leaving the existing metal roof and reapplying a foam that they are hoping will last for the next 15 to 20 years.
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Johnson County medical clinic files for bankruptcy after malpractice lawsuit

A medical clinic in Johnson County filed for bankruptcy after facing a $75 million malpractice judgment to parents of a newborn who suffers permanent brain damage. In 2018, the newborn sustained serious brain damage after his birth at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City after health care providers allegedly improperly used forceps and a vacuum, crushing the baby’s head during delivery.