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Demolition starts on Oakville church's old building

Workers are demolishing the Apostolic Christian Church of Oakville brick by brick and burning the wood that remains. The church held its last service in January 2013 in the Oakville building.  It moved that same month into a new building…

posted 2014-10-10 14:23:53 by KXEL

Iowa contracts for help with dog racing buyout

A New Jersey company has been hired to help Iowa distribute the $36 million buyout of greyhound racing participants. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, at a meeting in Clinton on Thursday, accepted a $40,270 proposal from Spectrum Gaming Group,…

posted 2014-10-10 11:54:43 by KXEL

Ideas abound for former Argosy casino space

Now that the former Argosy riverboat casino is being removed, Sioux City officials are beginning to consider options for the soon-to-be vacant riverfront space. The riverboat pulled away from its dock earlier this week.  City officials say some ideas, such…

posted 2014-10-10 08:36:14 by KXEL

Mason City man sentenced on 3 charges

A 27-year-old Mason City man has been given probation and suspended sentences on charges of child endangerment, domestic abuse assault and animal neglect. Dacota Witham was sentenced on Wednesday. He'd pleaded guilty to the charges.  He was given suspended sentences…

posted 2014-10-10 06:45:24 by KXEL

Iowa police trainer retires amid investigation

A 30-year instructor at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy who abruptly retired during a state investigation says he's wants to spend more time with his dogs. Instructor Mark Edmund retired Monday from the academy in Johnston, where he taught physical…

posted 2014-10-10 04:58:14 by KXEL

Montrose considers livestock ban in city limits

Officials in the southeast Iowa city of Montrose are considering banning residents from keeping a variety of livestock within city limits. The Montrose City Council discussed a ban last week and could take up the matter again at its Nov.…

posted 2014-10-10 04:56:17 by KXEL

Authorities say 2 Council Bluffs men stole tractor

Authorities say two Council Bluffs men are suspected of stealing a tractor and abandoning it when it became stuck in the mud. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says 55-year-old James Sarver and 46-year-old Leroy Tichota were arrested Monday night.  They…

posted 2014-10-10 04:55:13 by KXEL

Officials: Sioux City shooting suspect remains hospitalized

Officials say a man suspected of shooting a Sioux City police officer remains in critical condition at an Omaha hospital. Jenny Nowatzke, a spokeswoman at the Nebraska Medical Center, says Noah Ironshell was listed in critical condition as of 5:50…

posted 2014-10-10 04:53:50 by KXEL

Lawyer: Jail term for DeCoster would be improper

A defense attorney says disgraced egg producer Austin "Jack" DeCoster should be kept out of jail when he's sentenced for food safety violations linked to a 2010 salmonella outbreak. Attorney Frank Volpe filed a motion this week arguing that it…

posted 2014-10-10 04:51:41 by KXEL


Report: Former Monona County auditor embezzled money

A former Iowa county auditor convicted of a drug charge last year has been accused of embezzling money through credit card purchases. State Auditor Mary Mosiman says in a report released Thursday that 29-year-old Brooke Kuhlmann used a Monona County-issued…

posted 2014-10-09 11:10:24 by KXEL

Davenport vote targets coyotes inside city limits

Aldermen have taken a step toward allowing people living on 10 acres or more inside Davenport city limits to kill coyotes on their land. They voted unanimously in favor of a resolution Wednesday that would allow such action.  Two more…

posted 2014-10-09 09:57:23 by KXEL

Madrid nursing home faces federal fines

A central Iowa nursing home faces federal fines of at least $64,000 for care problems found during inspections. State inspection reports that led to the fines suggest many of the issues cited stem from staffing shortages at the Madrid Home…

posted 2014-10-09 06:17:47 by KXEL