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Sioux City schools seeking $45 million tax levy

Sioux City public school district officials say that if voters reject a proposed tax levy later this year, the district could be forced to ax plans to build a new elementary school. A special election on Dec. 2 seeks a…

posted 2014-10-26 09:22:24 by KXEL

Judge dismisses woman's excessive force lawsuit

A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a woman who said police used excessive force in her 2011 arrest. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Bennett dismissed the case Thursday, saying DaCosta Daniels did not prove that a Sioux…

posted 2014-10-26 09:21:30 by KXEL


Final Frontier flight departs from Sioux City airport

 Frontier Airlines is saying goodbye to a Sioux City airport, ending a four-month stint serving the community. The flights began with much fanfare and were popular, but the airline says it's focused on faster-growing markets, such as Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International…

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


3,200 Iowa workers to get back meal money

Gov. Terry Branstad's administration says 3,200 union workers are expected to be reimbursed for years of meal expenses that were improperly cut. After lengthy negotiations with the state's largest union, the Department of Administrative Services agreed last week to refund…

posted 2014-10-24 10:04:16 by KXEL

Storm Lake man convicted in credit card case

A northwest Iowa man has been convicted of making and using counterfeit credit cards. Federal prosecutors say Yoirland Rojas of Storm Lake was found guilty on Thursday after a three-day trial in Sioux City.  He was convicted of two counts…

posted 2014-10-24 09:10:28 by KXEL

Illinois coyotes key in capture of Iowa fugitive

A pack of wild coyotes in Illinois has proved to be pivotal in the capture of an Iowa fugitive. Officials say that 21-year-old Daniel Rice is back in Muscatine County custody, facing a charge of escape in addition to other…

posted 2014-10-24 08:53:30 by KXEL

Concerns raised about Iowan's trip to Uganda

Responding to concerns about Ebola, a western Iowa high school student has agreed to self-isolation upon returning from a mission trip to Uganda.  Treynor Community School District officials had been hearing from people who worried about the student's potential exposure…

posted 2014-10-24 07:27:36 by KXEL

Davenport OKs new ordinance on hunting coyotes

The city of Davenport has agreed to let certain residents kill coyotes on their properties. The City Council voted unanimously in favor of the new ordinance Wednesday.  It will allow people living on 10 acres or more inside Davenport city…

posted 2014-10-24 05:52:42 by KXEL


Man surrenders during brief standoff in Mason City

Authorities say a man who claimed to be suicidal has surrendered during a brief standoff in Mason City. Mason City police say the man was taken to a local hospital Thursday for an evaluation. Police responded to a home after…

posted 2014-10-23 12:12:03 by KXEL

Nora Springs man cleared of theft charge files libel suit

A northern Iowa woman whose theft case was dismissed has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging libel and slander. Court records show that 44-year-old Tracy Hassman filed the lawsuit on Monday against Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Services of…

posted 2014-10-23 09:37:29 by KXEL

Groundbreaking held for Sioux City museum

The Children's Museum of Siouxland in Sioux City has broken ground after a decade of planning. A crowd gathered on Wednesday for the ceremony at the downtown location where children ceremoniously shovel dirt. The museum is intended to provide interactive…

posted 2014-10-23 07:16:56 by KXEL

'The Farmer' sculpture wins Mason City award

A statue of a farmer leaning on a spade has been selected among 20 other sculptures as the most popular in Mason City. The work, called "The Farmer," is this year's winner of the People's Choice award in the north…

posted 2014-10-23 05:57:58 by KXEL