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3rd person arrested in Sioux City arsons case

A third person has been arrested and charged with arson in a string of house fires in Sioux City. Javen Mobley, 18, was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with arson and burglary connected to a fire on Sept.…

posted 2014-09-19 08:19:14 by KXEL

Iowa lawmaker pleads not guilty in sex abuse case

Republican State Rep. Henry Rayhons has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of sex abuse. Online court records say Rayhons, 78, of Garner, made the plea Wednesday.  No trial date has been set. Rayhons is accused of having sexual…

posted 2014-09-19 06:44:01 by KXEL


Hampton school trains for school shooter scenario

Shots echoed through the halls of a Hampton elementary school this week as authorities trained staff about how to respond to a school shooter. Two rounds of gunshot blanks, one from a rifle and another from a handgun, were fired…

posted 2014-09-18 21:56:33 by KXEL

Des Moines names new city manager

The Des Moines City Council on Thursday unanimously selected a new city manager. Scott Sanders' appointment begins immediately.  He will be paid an initial salary of $195,000 per year. Sanders replaces Rick Clark, who announced late last year that he…

posted 2014-09-18 21:55:25 by KXEL

Iowa investigates unknown capsules found at prison

Officials say the discovery of hundreds of capsules containing an unknown substance at a northern Iowa prison has prompted a state drug investigation. Authorities said that 300 to 400 capsules were found last week during routine searches by staff at…

posted 2014-09-18 21:52:58 by KXEL

Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton

Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president.  Some have an intense desire for someone else. Some voters say they're interested now in Sen. Elizabeth Warren, although the Massachusetts Democrat says she's not running.…

posted 2014-09-18 08:38:25 by KXEL

Principal arrested at Iowa game to return to work

A high school principal who was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness at a University of Iowa football game will return to work on Monday. The district school board voted Monday to let Adel DeSoto Minburn High School principal Lee Griebel…

posted 2014-09-18 08:31:35 by KXEL

Northwest Iowa jailer fired, accused of harassment

Plymouth County has fired a jailer accused of sexually harassing a co-worker and eavesdropping on other staff members. Court records say 27-year-old Daniel Kersbergen of Le Mars is charged with misdemeanor assault and electronic eavesdropping.  A court hearing on his…

posted 2014-09-18 08:28:16 by KXEL

Buffalo museum considered for post office

Buffalo Historical Museum volunteers in eastern Iowa are alarmed at the possibility they'll be evicted from their building so it can become home to a post office. The U.S. Postal Service in Buffalo was forced to temporarily relocate to Blue…

posted 2014-09-18 08:26:33 by KXEL


Davenport official defends right to carry weapon

A Davenport alderman has defended his right to carry a concealed weapon into City Hall. Alderman Bill Edmond said Tuesday that he carries his weapon for personal protection.  He added that public officials can be targets. The city has an…

posted 2014-09-17 16:13:23 by KXEL

Shirley Jones returns to Mason City

Actress Shirley Jones signed autographs and toured downtown Mason City on Tuesday during a stay highlighted by her performance in a concert version of "The Music Man." Jones signed album covers, books and other items for people at an event…

posted 2014-09-17 16:10:52 by KXEL

Winterset chiropractor in groping case gets reinstated

An Iowa chiropractor accused in the past of inappropriately touching female patients can resume practicing, a state board announced Wednesday. The Iowa Board of Chiropractic's decision to reinstate Stuart Hoven's license is contingent on several conditions.  He is on permanent…

posted 2014-09-17 13:27:27 by KXEL

Have you ever thought Washington, D.C. could use some common-sense input from Iowa? This Wednesday, I’ll be in our nation’s…
posted by Dennis Lowe 6 days ago
Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement on the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001: “The anniversary of September 11,…
posted by Dennis Lowe 8 days ago
Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today released the following statement in honor of the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001…
posted by Dennis Lowe 8 days ago