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2014-08-11

US charges 5 with bank fraud in Iowa short sales

A Des Moines attorney and four businessmen are charged with fraud for allegedly deceiving banks into approving short sales on homes that were purchased at steep discounts and immediately resold for profit. The charges are filed against attorney Jason Springer,…

posted 2014-08-11 12:52:53 by KXEL

NTSB investigates cause of fatal plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading an investigation into a weekend plane crash that killed two people in southern Iowa. Spokesman Peter Knudson says investigators have recovered at least one GPS unit from the rural crash site in Wright…

posted 2014-08-11 12:51:05 by KXEL

Police detain juvenile, seize possible explosives

Authorities in Webster City detained a juvenile and seized material suspected of being an explosive device. Webster City police detained the juvenile Sunday after being called to a home for a disturbance.  The juvenile, whose name wasn't released, was taken…

posted 2014-08-11 12:49:49 by KXEL

No jobless pay for co-pilot who didn't lower gear

A 49-year-old co-pilot who didn't lower a plane's landing gear has lost his appeal for Iowa unemployment benefits. Donald Scarsella was co-pilot on a SeaPort Airlines plane Feb. 14 as it attempted to land at Salina Regional Airport in Kansas. …

posted 2014-08-11 12:48:15 by KXEL

Fire chiefs warn parents of 'disturbing behavior'

A disturbing trend has emerged around the country appearing on social media sites. Teenagers from around the country have been injured while participating in the “Fire Challenge.”  The fire challenge involves the pouring of flammable liquids on the body and…

posted 2014-08-11 10:59:01 by KXEL

UNI Lifelong University announces fall courses

The University of Northern Iowa's Lifelong University will offer a variety of courses this fall. "Developing Digital Savvy and Creating Digital Projects" will be taught by Bettina Fabos, associate professor of communication studies, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept.…

posted 2014-08-11 10:23:55 by KXEL

Iowa food inspection report postings backlogged

State officials say there's a backlog of several months in the online posting of Iowa food inspection reports. No reports have been posted for public view since late December. The Food and Consumer Safety Bureau of the Iowa Department of…

posted 2014-08-11 08:18:58 by KXEL

Des Moines police shoot driver after pinning officer

Des Moines police say they shot a Minneapolis man who struck an officer with his car in a parking lot. Sgt. Jason Halifax says officers contacted 34-year-old Leroy Bradley at the Cozy Rest Motel early Monday, and he tried to…

posted 2014-08-11 05:53:30 by KXEL

2014-08-10

Landmark Iowa City restaurant reopening after fire

A well-known Iowa City restaurant is reopening after a basement fire nearly three months ago. The Hamburg Inn No. 2 will be serving breakfast once again by Monday morning.  The restaurant is a popular spot for students, Iowa City residents…

posted 2014-08-10 16:42:30 by KXEL

Iowan earns spot on 'America's Next Top Model'

A 24-year-old Waverly native has earned a spot on the television show "America's Next Top Model." Ben Schreen will appear on the new season that premieres at 8 p.m. on Aug. 18 on the CW Network. Schreen will compete for…

posted 2014-08-10 16:40:27 by KXEL

UnityPoint, Black Hawk County to share records

A new partnership could make it easier for some doctors in eastern Iowa to treat patients with mental illness. UnityPoint-Allen Hospital and Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center will share electronic patient records, starting Jan. 1. The agreement will make records…

posted 2014-08-10 16:34:22 by KXEL

Authorities identify Dubuque drowning victim

Authorities have identified a man who drowned in the Mississippi River as 53-year-old Jerry Thill of Dubuque. Authorities say Thill was camping on an island on the Wisconsin side of the river across from Finley's Landing, north of Dubuque. Thill…

posted 2014-08-10 16:30:42 by KXEL

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