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Teen killed in car collision near Calamus

Authorities say an 18-year-old has been killed after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer in eastern Iowa. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Monday afternoon on Highway 30 near Calamus.  A car traveling east on the highway…

posted 2014-10-28 06:19:59 by KXEL


Officials investigating blaze of Osceola business

A fire has destroyed the Osceola Farm and Home, a 42-year-old business that drew people from the surrounding area. Officials are still investigating what caused the early morning Sunday blaze. Store manager Dennis McMurry says he thinks the fire quickly…

posted 2014-10-27 12:26:59 by KXEL

Sioux City event aimed at restocking food bank

Volunteers will donate money and their time to replenish shelves at the Food Bank of Siouxland, which is struggling to keep up with increased demand. Tyson Foods connected The Pack Shack, a hunger relief organization from Rogers, Arkansas, with the…

posted 2014-10-27 12:24:00 by KXEL

La Motte farmer raises pumpkins to help charities

Challenged by their pastor to make a $20 donation grow, one eastern Iowa family decided to grow pumpkins. In 2010, the pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church asked his congregation of about 25 members to find a way to increase…

posted 2014-10-27 09:46:46 by KXEL

Davenport man pleads not guilty in crash deaths

A Davenport man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide in the crash deaths of two Illinois men. Court records show that 24-year-old Kai Miller entered the pleas last week in Davenport.  He is also charged with…

posted 2014-10-27 08:55:27 by KXEL

Northwest Iowa pheasant hunter shot

An 18-year-old hunter has been wounded in an accidental shooting in northwest Iowa. Authorities say 18-year-old Ross Arens was flown to a Sioux City hospital after the accident Saturday morning in a field south of Remsen. Authorities say Arens, of…

posted 2014-10-27 07:20:30 by KXEL

Forest City postmaster accused of mail theft

A northern Iowa postmaster has been accused of stealing prescription pain medications from the mail. Danny Miller has been indicted and is scheduled to be in U.S. District Court in Sioux City on Wednesday. Court documents say Miller is charged…

posted 2014-10-27 05:43:03 by KXEL

Mason City man gets new bike days after 1st one stolen

Two days after a fast-food worker's bicycle was stolen from outside the Culver's restaurant where he worked someone surprised him with a new one. Nathan King came out of the Mason City restaurant Saturday and found a new silver Schwinn…

posted 2014-10-27 05:24:12 by KXEL

Police chief to reopen grocery store in Tabor

The police chief in the small Iowa town of Tabor has agreed to take on another role by reopening the grocery store. Tabor residents have had to drive to larger towns for groceries since the Tabor Market and Deli closed.…

posted 2014-10-27 05:22:38 by KXEL


Convicted Woodbury County supervisor plans to resign

Woodbury County officials say a county supervisor sentenced to 30 days in jail for domestic assault has said he will resign his position. Officials say that 44-year-old David Tripp told the chairman of the Woodbury County Board he will resign. …

posted 2014-10-26 09:25:10 by KXEL

Council Bluffs officials to vote on development

The Council Bluffs City Council is set to vote next week on a development proposal near the city's riverfront that would include multilevel office buildings, condo towers and apartment buildings. The master plan for Playland Park near the Bob Kerrey…

posted 2014-10-26 09:23:16 by KXEL

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