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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

Work to begin on 2 lakes in northern Iowa

Officials say restoration work will begin soon on two lakes in northern Iowa with deterioration issues. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Marble Lake and West Hottes Lake in Dickinson County will undergo a shallow lakes restoration project this…

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

Fish farm planned in Webster City

A company is planning to build a large indoor fish farming operation in Webster City that will employ 150 people. VeroBlue Farms is preparing to purchase two buildings in the central Iowa city, including the former Beam Building more commonly…

posted 2014-11-04 09:51:26 by KXEL

Webster City man killed in 3-vehicle highway crash

The Iowa State Patrol says one person has died in a three-vehicle highway crash. Thirty-seven-year-old Matthew Graham was pronounced dead at the scene Monday on Highway 17 in Boone County.  Troopers say the Webster City man was slowing to make…

posted 2014-11-04 07:22:00 by KXEL