It's hard to believe it's been over 25 years since I started delivering the news at KOEL-AM! We have seen and heard a lot of changes over that time. Many friendly voices/faces have come and gone. And on a personal note, for my wife and I, it has been 40+ years of wedded bliss, both of our daughters are grown and gone, and the family continues to evolve. And I still take a little time each year to play tennis, take pictures (most of them during our vacation, to scenic midwest destinations), cheer on the Packers, watch a few movies, and attend an occasional rock concert with my best friend: my wife! Thanks to all of you faithful listeners over the years; I hope to be your morning (radio) companion for years to come!
Teenager Dies in Eastern Iowa Pickup Accident
The state patrol is investigating a Monday afternoon accident, in which a 16 year old was killed when his pickup collided with a utility pole.
Low Water Prompts DNR to Warn Boaters on the Mississippi
The DNR is encouraging boaters to avoid using a popular ramp on the Mississippi River, due to low water levels.
DOT Employee Seriously Hurt in Accident With Cement Truck
A State-Owned vehicle, slammed into the rear of a cement truck, sending one driver to a hospital with serious injuries.
Early Morning High Speed Chase in Cedar Rapids
A routine traffic stop in Linn County, escalated when the suspect refused to pull over, leading officers on a high-speed chase.
Arrest Made in Serious Assault and High Speed Chase
An Arlington man is jailed after seriously assaulting a woman, then leading law enforcement on a high speed chase.
Independence Union Treasurer Arrested for Embezzlement
A former union treasurer in Independence has been charged with misappropriating over $70,000.
Woman Accused of Murdering Her Boyfriend in Delaware County
Man shot and killed by his girlfriend in the town of Ryan.
Suspect Damages Van During a 110 MPH Chase with Deputies
Stop sticks end a chase early today, but the vehicle sustains a lot of damage.
Child Abduction Incident in Oelwein
Two area residents arrested in Black Hawk County for child abduction in Oelwein.
5 Adults and 2 Children Rescued from Burning Apartment Building
7 residents were trapped, and had to be rescued from an Independence apartment fire.