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Disaster proclamation issued for 2 Iowa counties

Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday issued a disaster proclamation for two more Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather. The proclamation means state resources can be used to help Appanoose and Madison counties. They are recovering from severe weather and…

posted 2014-09-22 20:00:57 by KXEL

Ex-pediatrician faces civil lawsuit from families

Thirteen families have joined a lawsuit against a former Council Bluffs pediatrician already in prison for child pornography and acts involving a 5-year-old girl. The families claim that while examining patients, Jones recorded videos of the patients' genitalia.  Jones formerly…

posted 2014-09-22 15:07:55 by KXEL

Urbandale man dies after car strikes utility pole

An Urbandale man was killed Monday after his car struck a utility pole in central Iowa. Police say 69-year-old Greg Scharnberg died from his injuries following a single-vehicle crash in Urbandale.  The car left the roadway, struck a utility pole…

posted 2014-09-22 13:21:53 by KXEL

Atlantic woman's request in cancer hoax case denied

A judge on Monday denied a request to release an Iowa woman accused of lying about her young daughter's cancer diagnosis. Cass County District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Larson said Leatha Slauson's request for a bond reduction and pre-trial release…

posted 2014-09-22 12:03:06 by KXEL

Initial test on pills at Iowa prison found cocaine

The initial field testing on hundreds of pills found inside a northern Iowa prison indicated they contained cocaine and the pain killer Demerol, but later testing came back negative for controlled substances, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said Monday.…

posted 2014-09-22 10:38:49 by KXEL

Anita couple weds at mall where they first met

An Iowa couple chose an unusual venue for their wedding, tying the knot in front of the JC Penney store at a West Des Moines mall where they met for the first time a year earlier. Bob Jackson and Rita…

posted 2014-09-22 09:32:35 by KXEL

Car driver charged in fatal Davenport collision

A car driver has been charged with vehicular homicide after a collision with a motorcycle in Davenport. Robert Aguirre, 61, also is charged with driving while under the influence, failure to yield at a left turn and having no insurance.…

posted 2014-09-22 08:15:01 by KXEL

Shooting charges against Sioux City man dropped

Although charges against a man accused of shooting his uncle in Sioux City have been dropped, police said, the charges could be refiled. Eric Riley, 40, had been charged on Sept. 9 with attempted murder and burglary in the shooting…

posted 2014-09-22 06:41:27 by KXEL

Mayor, 3 members of Pierson's council resign

Voters won't be able to fill the empty City Council seats until December in northwest Iowa's Pierson. The Woodbury County town of 366 people lost its mayor and three council members when they resigned last week, leaving only two council…

posted 2014-09-22 06:40:26 by KXEL


Sioux City woman pleads not guilty in baby's death

A Sioux City woman accused in the death of her infant son has pleaded not guilty to child neglect and child endangerment resulting in death. Rebekah Williams-McCarthy, 24, entered the pleas Friday in Woodbury County District Court. Williams-McCarthy was formally…

posted 2014-09-21 11:03:58 by KXEL

Iowa school district outfits buses with WiFi

Cardinal School District students in southern Iowa who take the bus now have something to look forward to on the ride to and from school. The small district in Wapello County has outfitted its buses with high-speed, wireless Internet.  It's…

posted 2014-09-21 11:02:51 by KXEL

Des Moines man arrested in May shooting death

Police made an arrest Saturday in the May shooting death of a woman in a Des Moines apartment building. LB Goodjoint, 23, of Des Moines, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, a police statement said.  Goodjoint fled on foot…

posted 2014-09-21 11:01:11 by KXEL