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Iowa fugitive awaits Vermont bail to drive home

An Iowa sheriff's deputy says his agency has contracted to pick up a man in a Vermont jail so he can face charges in his home state. Thirty-two-year-old Christopher M. Wood was arrested in the northeastern Vermont town of St.…

posted 2014-10-29 09:41:52 by KXEL

Davenport man charged in $2.7 million Illinois fraud case

Federal authorities say an Iowa man has been charged with defrauding his former employer in Illinois of at least $2.7 million. U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis said 47-year-old Dominic Scodeller of Davenport, Iowa, was arrested Tuesday on charges of fraud and…

posted 2014-10-29 07:25:41 by KXEL

OSHA orders BNSF Railway to pay for work violation

The U.S. Department of Labor says BNSF Railway Co. violated federal law when it disciplined a worker in Iowa who was sick and took doctor-ordered leave. The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says BNSF disciplined a conductor at its…

posted 2014-10-29 06:50:14 by KXEL

Inmate dies at Scott County jail in Davenport

Authorities say a 33-year-old male inmate has died at the Scott County Jail in Davenport. The Scott County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that medical aid was summoned a little before 12:45 a.m. Wednesday when Lawrence Bonner appeared…

posted 2014-10-29 06:47:49 by KXEL


Commercial air flights returning to Fort Dodge airport

Commercial air flights will return to Fort Dodge with Air Choice One offering trips to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Fort Dodge has been without air service since Great Lakes Airlines stopped flights in February, because of a lack of pilots.…

posted 2014-10-28 12:32:54 by KXEL

Remsen council OKs $140,000 lawsuit settlement

The northwest Iowa city of Remsen has settled a lawsuit filed by its former utilities director after he was fired. The City Council last month approved paying $140,000 to Steve Pick.  The federal lawsuit was dismissed on Oct. 14.  As…

posted 2014-10-28 09:52:55 by KXEL

Sioux City elementary schools to get security cameras

Sioux City will install security cameras in its 17 elementary schools and update cameras in middle and high schools. Officials say the move will help ensure the security of students and staff. Technology director Neil Schroeder of the Sioux City…

posted 2014-10-28 09:51:46 by KXEL

Man sentenced in Mason City public piano vandalism

A 22-year-old Des Moines man has been sentenced for flipping over a public piano in Mason City. Coltin Schupbach on Monday was given a deferred judgment, two years of probation and ordered to pay more than $1,400 in restitution.  Under…

posted 2014-10-28 08:35:34 by KXEL

Judge: 17-year-old will be prosecuted as an adult

A judge says a 17-year-old facing vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of two teenagers will be prosecuted as an adult. District Associate Judge Adria Kester says the 17-year-old does not have reasonable prospects of rehabilitation if he remains in…

posted 2014-10-28 06:22:46 by KXEL

Attorney in cancer hoax case seeks venue change

The attorney for an Iowa mother accused of lying about her daughter's cancer diagnosis has requested a change of venue for her trial. Council Bluffs attorney Jay Mez says in court documents that extensive media coverage and gossip among residents…

posted 2014-10-28 06:21:41 by KXEL

Teen killed in car collision near Calamus

Authorities say an 18-year-old has been killed after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer in eastern Iowa. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Monday afternoon on Highway 30 near Calamus.  A car traveling east on the highway…

posted 2014-10-28 06:19:59 by KXEL


Officials investigating blaze of Osceola business

A fire has destroyed the Osceola Farm and Home, a 42-year-old business that drew people from the surrounding area. Officials are still investigating what caused the early morning Sunday blaze. Store manager Dennis McMurry says he thinks the fire quickly…

posted 2014-10-27 12:26:59 by KXEL