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Donnellson man gets probation over seized horses

A 56-year-old man has been given jail time and probation for charges related to the seizure of about 30 horses from his southeast Iowa farm. Jeffrey L. Graber of Donnellson pleaded guilty recently to charges of failure to dispose of…

posted 2014-11-29 09:12:58 by KXEL


Police report multiple car crashes in Sioux City

Authorities say icy roads have led to multiple car crashes on Interstate 29 in Sioux City. Sgt. Mike Manthorne with the Sioux City Police Department says the Friday morning crashes involved six vehicles traveling southbound and taking an exit ramp.…

posted 2014-11-28 13:02:58 by KXEL

Southwest Iowa fire blamed on discarded cigarette

Fremont County authorities are blaming a cigarette for starting a fatal fire in southwest Iowa. The death of 66-year-old William Daniel on Tuesday was ruled an accident, a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Fire crews from Riverton, Sidney and Hamburg…

posted 2014-11-28 08:57:21 by KXEL

Council Bluffs considering rental inspections plan

Council Bluffs is considering whether to begin regular city inspections of rental housing, but the idea has drawn fire from some landlords. The current policy requires self-inspections by the property owners. Mayor Matt Walsh says Council Bluffs is the only…

posted 2014-11-28 08:00:28 by KXEL

Downtown Sioux City group eyes grocery store idea

A downtown business advocacy group is exploring the idea of establishing a specialty grocery store in downtown Sioux City. The store would be called Trader Sioux and feature local merchandise and fresh food.  The store also could showcase products sold…

posted 2014-11-28 06:56:45 by KXEL


Town hall meetings scheduled for proposed pipeline

Landowners that would be impacted by a proposed oil pipeline through Iowa will be able to get more information at some upcoming public meetings The Texas-based company seeking to build the $3.8 billion pipeline will start holding informal public meetings…

posted 2014-11-27 19:17:30 by KXEL

Register building sale finalized for $1.6 million

An Indianapolis development company has purchased the former Des Moines Register Building for $1.6 million. The Des Moines Register reported Thursday that the Whitsett Group finalized the purchase of the 14-story building on Wednesday.  The company plans to convert it…

posted 2014-11-27 19:14:26 by KXEL

Spanish family celebrates first Thanksgiving

A family from Spain is celebrating their first Thanksgiving in Iowa this year. A high school teacher visiting from Valencia, Spain will carve a turkey this year in Iowa.  Carmen Palmero is teaching at West Harrison High School in Mondamin…

posted 2014-11-27 19:10:57 by KXEL

Mason City residents face felony drug charges

Two Mason City residents are facing drug charges related to methamphetamine. They were arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop.  William Odell and Theresa Pennington were stopped early Wednesday by a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's deputy. Odell was charged with methamphetamine…

posted 2014-11-27 19:05:17 by KXEL

7 vehicles involved in Kossuth County pileup

Authorities say people only minor injuries were reported after a seven-vehicle pileup in northern Iowa's Kossuth County. The accident was reported Wednesday on U.S. Highway 18 near Sexton. The Iowa State Patrol says an eastbound semitrailer hit the back of…

posted 2014-11-27 10:31:23 by KXEL

Child's cancer is latest twist in Boone death trial

A Missouri man charged with killing his wife in Iowa is seeking a delay in his January trial so he can care for his 5-year-old daughter while she fights cancer. Alex Fazzino is free on bond while awaiting trial for…

posted 2014-11-27 05:25:55 by KXEL


Fort Dodge woman sentenced for wire fraud

A 67-year-old woman who conspired to use fire to commit wire fraud by causing a home to be destroyed by fire, and collecting proceeds from a bogus insurance claim alleging the fire was accidental, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years…

posted 2014-11-26 13:35:46 by KXEL