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Iowa Central campus shut down after armed man entered room

Authorities say the lockdown of a community college campus in Fort Dodge was imposed after a student reported that an armed man had entered her dorm room. Iowa Central Community College officials lifted the lockdown around 6:15 p.m., a little…

posted 2014-11-11 06:46:45 by KXEL


Crews contain fire at button factory in Muscatine

Authorities say they're investigating the cause of a fire at a button fire in Muscatine. The Muscatine Fire Department says the Monday morning fire at Weber and Sons Button Co. appears to have started in the rear of the building…

posted 2014-11-10 13:23:22 by KXEL

Keokuk's Civil War event coming to an end

After 28 years, an annual Civil War Reenactment event in southeastern Iowa will end after a final gathering in April. Organizers say the event in Keokuk remains popular with spectators but fewer people wanted to participate in battles.  The Keokuk…

posted 2014-11-10 12:11:52 by KXEL

Buyer sought for Davenport historic home

Officials are working to find a buyer for Davenport's historic Lambrite-Iles-Petersen House. Officials want to find someone with the ability to restore the house built in the late 1850s. The city acquired the home's title from its former owner last…

posted 2014-11-10 09:51:42 by KXEL


Fort Dodge man seriously injured at OHV park

A Fort Dodge man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when he was struck by an air borne motorcycle at an off-road park. Mitchell J. Frank, 30, went on to the track at Gypsum City OHV Park in Fort Dodge to…

posted 2014-11-09 19:41:18 by KXEL

Dog flees at Winterset airport; later found with litter

A frantic hunt for a runaway, pregnant dog ended happily when searchers found the black lab mix in an Iowa garage — nursing a brand-new litter of puppies. The hubbub began when the dog, which was being flown from Texas…

posted 2014-11-09 19:38:27 by KXEL

Officials link fish kill in southeast Iowa to lake

Officials have linked a fish kill in southeast Iowa to a Des Moines County lake. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says an investigator found a white material flowing from Big Hollow Creek into Flint Creek north of Burlington on…

posted 2014-11-09 19:37:13 by KXEL

Fired Shenandoah school superintendent hires lawyer

A western Iowa school superintendent fired last week has hired a lawyer to fight fraud and other allegations made against him after a district investigation. Former Shenandoah Community School District Superintendent Jeff Hiser has hired Council Bluffs attorney Eric Hansen.…

posted 2014-11-09 19:34:19 by KXEL

Small Iowa church founds own radio station

A small country church in northern Iowa has launched its own radio station. Elk Creek Lutheran Church in rural Kensett will soon celebrate its 150th anniversary.  But it only this month began broadcasting nightly at 91.7 FM under the call…

posted 2014-11-09 19:33:08 by KXEL


Airline to begin Fort Dodge flights in February

The Fort Dodge airport will again be able to offer commercial flights in February. Air Choice One will begin offering trips to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Feb. 23. Airline spokeswoman Cassie Davison says that date was chosen because of…

posted 2014-11-08 18:26:31 by KXEL

Move of Mason City 'international' home started

After several years of planning, a nonprofit group has begun moving an unusual Mason City home that was once threatened with demolition. The delicate moving process has begun, but only the garage portion of the house is ready to move.…

posted 2014-11-08 14:09:28 by KXEL

Former Iowa township clerk placed on probation

A former township clerk in western Iowa accused of mishandling $60,000 over several years has been placed on probation. Woodbury County District Judge Edward Jacobson suspended a 10-year prison sentence for 65-year-old Peggy Powell after she pleaded guilty Thursday to…

posted 2014-11-08 06:24:57 by KXEL