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Mason City surgeon fined for operating on wrong finger

The Iowa Board of Medicine has fined a Mason City surgeon for operating on the wrong finger of a patient. The board issued a warning and imposed a $2,500 fine Wednesday on Dr. Rene Recinos.  The board said in a…

posted 2014-08-14 06:41:48 by KXEL

Vandals damage Buchanan County building

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is investigating extensive vandalism at the former Buchanan County Home near Independence. The vandalism was reported Tuesday, and deputies found that someone had entered the building and broken windows, door, toilets and mirrors.  Vandals also…

posted 2014-08-14 04:30:43 by KXEL

Branstad, Hatch to meet for first debate today

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch are set to face off in their first debate. Branstad and Hatch are scheduled to meet Thursday at the Iowa State Fair.  This will be the first of three debates in…

posted 2014-08-14 04:29:54 by KXEL


Rescuers pull naked man from Des Moines River

Crews have rescued a man from the Des Moines River after he was found swimming near the Center Street dam in downtown Des Moines. The man was pulled out of the river Wednesday afternoon after being in the water about…

posted 2014-08-13 20:40:39 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man charged with 4 bank robberies

An eastern Iowa man is accused of committing four bank robberies in Cedar Rapids. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Javon Dockery of Cedar Rapids was indicted on four counts of bank robbery and one count of possession of firearm…

posted 2014-08-13 20:37:54 by KXEL

Man pleads guilty in restroom recording case

A man accused of video-recording girls in an eastern Iowa school restroom has pleaded guilty to a sexual exploitation charge. Court officials say that 29-year-old Ian Dishon Isabel entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Davenport. Isabel admitted…

posted 2014-08-13 20:36:28 by KXEL

2 Iowa prison inmates sue over religious issues

A federal judge says two Iowa prison inmates must be provided nightly meals and chapel time during Ramadan and allowed the same religious accommodations as other Muslims. The inmates, Michael Williams-El and James Blair-Bey, sued prison officials in 2012 when…

posted 2014-08-13 13:58:46 by KXEL

Officials release info of medical helicopter crash

Federal investigators have released more information about a north Iowa helicopter crash that killed three medical workers. A National Transportation Safety Board report details circumstances of the January 2013 crash near Ventura.  The Mercy Air Med helicopter carrying a pilot,…

posted 2014-08-13 11:38:52 by KXEL

Building plan brings campus to downtown Davenport

A Davenport building partnership has announced a $50 million plan to create an urban community college campus and build housing downtown. Restoration St. Louis and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges are teaming up to bring a campus and 80 apartments to…

posted 2014-08-13 10:08:08 by KXEL

Court orders new trial for disruptive defendant

The Iowa Court of Appeals is ordering a new trial for an Iowa man who was excluded from his original trial because of disruptive behavior. The court ruled Wednesday that Dontrayius Carey's removal from the courtroom on the first day…

posted 2014-08-13 09:41:18 by KXEL

Lawyers ask Iowa court to reconsider bias decision

Lawyers representing black workers are asking the Iowa Supreme Court to reconsider the decision throwing out a class-action lawsuit challenging executive branch hiring practices. In a petition Monday, the attorneys say the decision last month found evidence showing blacks were…

posted 2014-08-13 08:43:54 by KXEL

Loaded gun found in bag at Des Moines airport

A loaded gun and an extra magazine have been found by security officials at the Des Moines airport. The Transportation Security Administration says the weapon and magazine were found Monday morning in an Ankeny man's carry-on bag at a security…

posted 2014-08-13 08:40:30 by KXEL