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New Des Moines County Attorney fires 3 workers

The newly elected Des Moines County attorney has fired a prosecutor, an investigator and a receptionist. County Attorney Amy Beavers fired the employees on Wednesday.  She says she needed to terminate those workers in order to make positive changes in…

posted 2014-11-06 08:19:00 by KXEL

Iowa hunter seriously injured in shooting

Iowa authorities say a man has been seriously injured after accidentally shooting himself while hunting for coyotes. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the elderly man was stepping out of his truck in a harvested cornfield west of Dunlap…

posted 2014-11-06 07:17:11 by KXEL

7 suspected of helping man who shot Sioux City officer

Authorities say seven people have been arrested in Sioux City, suspected of aiding a man who shot a police officer.   A spokesman for federal prosecutors, Tim Duax, on Wednesday declined to identify the seven or address the specific charges…

posted 2014-11-06 06:43:07 by KXEL

Officials say construction worker killed in Middletown

Officials in southeast Iowa say a construction worker was killed when his machinery overturned and submerged underwater. Officials with the Iowa Army and Ammunition Plant say 31-year-old Troy Snaadt was using an excavator Tuesday morning along the bank of Lake…

posted 2014-11-06 06:23:19 by KXEL

Police say 2 killed in car crash in Council Bluffs

Two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in Council Bluffs. Police says a van was traveling Tuesday morning near Veterans Memorial Highway and South Expressway when it struck another car. A passenger in the second car, 47-year-old Wendy…

posted 2014-11-06 06:02:55 by KXEL

Davenport man convicted in strangulation death

A Davenport man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of a man he called his best friend. A Scott County judge found 36-year-old Stephen A. Boeding guilty Wednesday.  Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 4. Boeding said…

posted 2014-11-06 06:01:49 by KXEL

Logan teen testifies about killing a goblin

An 18-year-old has testified that while in his fantasy world he killed a goblin but didn't realize until later he'd actually killed his 5-year-old foster brother in western Iowa. Cody Metzker-Madsen testified Wednesday he visits a different world whenever he…

posted 2014-11-06 06:00:11 by KXEL

Pleasant Hill man sentenced for sexual abuse of teen girl

A 29-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Daniel Ward of Pleasant Hill was found guilty of third-degree sexual abuse after charges of kidnapping, lascivious acts with a…

posted 2014-11-06 05:59:19 by KXEL


Pest control worker accused of bugging Red Oak home

A southwest Iowa pest control worker is accused of planting audio recording devices in a woman's home. Red Oak police say 38-year-old Aaron Johnson was arrested Monday and charged with misdemeanor electronic and/or mechanical eavesdropping and with being a felon…

posted 2014-11-05 08:20:46 by KXEL

Goldford woman makes plea deal in child sex assault

A 50-year-old northern Iowa woman has made a plea deal in a child sex abuse case. Diana Guido, of Goldfield, has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of sex abuse.  She's expected to make the plea at a…

posted 2014-11-05 06:17:01 by KXEL


Mural artist unhappy about plans to demolish work

The 91-year-old artist who created unique murals at Des Moines' downtown YMCA says he's "a little bitter" about plans to demolish his 55-year-old artwork along with the building. Last month, a zoning board rejected a request to grant landmark status…

posted 2014-11-04 20:15:53 by KXEL

Des Moines private school plans large expansion

A Des Moines private school plans to spend up to $4.5 million on a gymnasium and new classroom wing. The private, secular Bergman Academy outlined its plans Tuesday to the city's Urban Design Review Board.  The board gave its preliminary…

posted 2014-11-04 20:14:28 by KXEL