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2014-09-24

Rockwell man thrown from horse flown to hospital

A man who was thrown from a horse has been flown to a Mason City hospital for treatment. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office said officers and medics were dispatched around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday to an address in Rockwell.  They…

posted 2014-09-24 08:17:37 by KXEL

West Burlington police chief moved to rehab facility

The West Burlington police chief has been moved into a Davenport rehabilitation facility to help him cope with his paralysis. Frank Newberry became paralyzed from the waist down on Sept. 5 after a disc in his back ruptured, damaging his…

posted 2014-09-24 08:16:07 by KXEL

Digging restarts at site where mammoth bones found

Researchers have resumed digging after a two-month hiatus at a site where mammoth bones were found in southern Iowa's rural Mashaka County. Wet weather had prevented excavation of the site where scientists in June discovered the bones while cleaning up…

posted 2014-09-24 06:01:56 by KXEL

Rules for guns on Davenport property to change

The city of Davenport is changing a policy to allow elected officials to carry weapons on city-owned property if they have state permits. But city employees, excluding police, will still be required to receive approval from the city administrator to…

posted 2014-09-24 06:00:45 by KXEL

Motor home bursts into flames during sale

Authorities say a West Des Moines woman was trying to sell a motor home when it burst into flames. Police say Melissa Betts was showing the 1978 Shasta motor home to a potential buyer Monday night.  She had put in…

posted 2014-09-24 05:59:30 by KXEL

Scott County officials look into officer-involved shooting

An autopsy is scheduled for a Davenport man killed in an officer-involved shooting, authorities said Tuesday. The Scott County Sheriff's Office said an autopsy will be performed Wednesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for James A. Cave,…

posted 2014-09-24 05:57:09 by KXEL

2014-09-23

Digging restarts at site where mammoth bones found

Researchers have resumed digging after a two-month hiatus at a site where mammoth bones were found in southern Iowa's rural Mashaka County. Wet weather had prevented excavation of the site where scientists in June discovered the bones while cleaning up…

posted 2014-09-23 14:47:40 by KXEL

High waters may stop riverboat casino's removal

Owners of the closed Argosy riverboat casino on the Missouri River said high water may delay the structure's removal from the Sioux City waterfront. The Argosy riverboat casino closed in July after the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission ordered it…

posted 2014-09-23 13:26:54 by KXEL

Officials: Storm Lake teen killed while harvesting corn

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was killed when he fell onto a piece of machinery while harvesting corn. The Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office said Conner Weiland, of Storm Lake, fell onto a piece of machinery Monday afternoon while trying…

posted 2014-09-23 13:21:27 by KXEL

Ex-dispatcher charged with exploiting minors

The FBI has arrested a former eastern Iowa public safety dispatcher on charges that he posed as a teenage boy online to obtain graphic images of several minors. Dustin Wayne Rogers, 28, of Muscatine was arrested Monday on a complaint…

posted 2014-09-23 13:19:36 by KXEL

Woman's Medicaid fraud trial delayed 4 weeks

The Medicaid fraud trial of a northern Iowa woman has been delayed until Oct. 22. The trial of Brooke Banse, 31, was scheduled to begin Wednesday in Hancock County District Court in Garner. Banse, a student advocate at Garner-Hayfield Elementary…

posted 2014-09-23 06:39:26 by KXEL

2014-09-22

Neighbors of proposed Davenport store oppose it

Neighbors of a planned Davenport convenience store oppose it because they believe its liquor sales will draw problems to the area. Ramadan and Mohammed Farraj are planning to turn their property at 1530 W. 4th St., which used to be…

posted 2014-09-22 20:03:44 by KXEL

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