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Jury finds man guilty in Iowa officer's slaying

A jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Rockwell City police officer last year. The jury returned the verdict Friday in the case of 33-year-old Corey Trott.  Jurors reached a consensus after less…

posted 2014-09-06 08:50:42 by KXEL

Iowa DCI: Dozen arrested in prostitution sting

Authorities say they have arrested a dozen people in connection to a prostitution sting at the Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the arrests were made Wednesday and Thursday.  They involved several agencies…

posted 2014-09-06 08:49:04 by KXEL

Harkin says veteran erroneously given medal

Sen. Tom Harkin says a Vietnam veteran was erroneously presented with a Silver Star medal after the Marshalltown man provided inaccurate documentation to the lawmaker's staff. Harkin said in a statement Friday that the medal presented to 64-year-old Dennis William…

posted 2014-09-06 08:47:45 by KXEL


Rastetter defends ISU study at his cattle farm

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter says a study by Iowa State University on cattle performance at one of his confinements will be beneficial to all beef producers. ISU researchers have been working with Rastetter's company, Summit Farms LLC,…

posted 2014-09-05 12:28:11 by KXEL

Iowa senator Seng says he has brain tumor

An Iowa senator says he has a brain tumor, but plans to be present at the start of the next legislative session. Democrat Sen. Joe Seng of Davenport said in a statement Thursday that doctors recently discovered a tumor in…

posted 2014-09-05 12:26:45 by KXEL

O'Malley to appear with candidates in 3 states

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to visit three states this weekend, including Iowa, as he hosts fundraisers for Democratic candidates. O'Malley, who is considering running for president in 2016, is scheduled to be in Illinois on Saturday for a…

posted 2014-09-05 12:24:42 by KXEL

Court declines elimination of bar exam proposal

The Iowa Supreme Court says law students in Iowa should continue to take the bar exam before being admitted to practice law in the state. Chief Justice Mark Cady issued an order Friday saying the court will take no further…

posted 2014-09-05 10:57:46 by KXEL

Dairy Queen robbed in Hiawatha

Police in Hiawatha are looking for two suspects in a Thursday night robbery. Hiawatha police Chief Dennis Marks says the Dairy Queen at 100 Center Point Road was robbed shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. Marks says weapons were displayed.  No…

posted 2014-09-05 08:38:42 by KXEL

Body found after fire in Washington

A body has been found in the fire-blackened rubble of a cabin home in southeastern Iowa. Washington County authorities say the blaze was reported around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in Washington.  Firefighters found the body after extinguishing the flames.  The body…

posted 2014-09-05 08:12:27 by KXEL

Jury expected to get case in officer's slaying

The case against a man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer last year is expected to go to the jury on Friday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys rested their cases Thursday in the trial of 33-year-old Corey Trott. Trott…

posted 2014-09-05 07:17:56 by KXEL

DNR investigates fish kills in Clayton, Dubuque counties

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill at the Buck Creek County Park northeast of Garnavillo, and a second fish kill that occurred over the holiday weekend in Catfish Creek in Dubuque County. DNR fisheries technicians discovered…

posted 2014-09-05 06:46:35 by KXEL

Trooper: 5 Iowa teenagers injured in rollover

The Iowa State Patrol says five Iowa teenagers have been hospitalized after a single-vehicle rollover in Clayton County. A trooper says the accident occurred Thursday near Monona.  He says the 17-year-old driver lost control of his truck, which went into…

posted 2014-09-05 05:57:09 by KXEL