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Motorcycle crash involving deer injures 3 near Danville

Authorities say a motorcycle crash involving a deer injured three people in southeast Iowa. The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Joe Roth was traveling by motorcycle Wednesday night near Danville when he struck a deer and was knocked…

posted 2014-10-30 13:35:53 by KXEL

Police: Red Oak man accidentally shoots himself

Authorities say a southwest Iowa man is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the face. Red Oak police say 28-year-old Cody Allen Keith Tunnell was handling a weapon Wednesday night when it went off. He told authorities he…

posted 2014-10-30 11:48:13 by KXEL

Western Iowa police chase ends in Missouri River

A high-speed chase through western Iowa has ended with a crash into the Missouri River and a manhunt for one suspect who escaped the scene. Pottawattamie County authorities say the chase began in Missouri Valley on Wednesday and involved officers…

posted 2014-10-30 06:21:22 by KXEL


Shenandoah man faces murder charge in girlfriend's death

A southwest Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 death of his girlfriend. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 34-year-old Brian Davis of Shenandoah was arrested Wednesday.  He is being held at the Fremont County…

posted 2014-10-29 20:30:29 by KXEL

3 northwest Iowa schools placed on lockdown

Authorities in northwest Iowa say they have placed three schools on lockdown as they search for a male student who they believe brought a gun to school earlier in the week and made threats. The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office says…

posted 2014-10-29 13:19:16 by KXEL

DOC: Man did not return from work release in Ames

Authorities say they're looking for a man who failed to return from a work release assignment in central Iowa. The Iowa Department of Corrections says 24-year-old Nelson Messiah Humes was placed on escape status Saturday.  He is accused of failing…

posted 2014-10-29 10:51:57 by KXEL

Iowa fugitive awaits Vermont bail to drive home

An Iowa sheriff's deputy says his agency has contracted to pick up a man in a Vermont jail so he can face charges in his home state. Thirty-two-year-old Christopher M. Wood was arrested in the northeastern Vermont town of St.…

posted 2014-10-29 09:41:52 by KXEL

Davenport man charged in $2.7 million Illinois fraud case

Federal authorities say an Iowa man has been charged with defrauding his former employer in Illinois of at least $2.7 million. U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis said 47-year-old Dominic Scodeller of Davenport, Iowa, was arrested Tuesday on charges of fraud and…

posted 2014-10-29 07:25:41 by KXEL

OSHA orders BNSF Railway to pay for work violation

The U.S. Department of Labor says BNSF Railway Co. violated federal law when it disciplined a worker in Iowa who was sick and took doctor-ordered leave. The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says BNSF disciplined a conductor at its…

posted 2014-10-29 06:50:14 by KXEL

Inmate dies at Scott County jail in Davenport

Authorities say a 33-year-old male inmate has died at the Scott County Jail in Davenport. The Scott County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that medical aid was summoned a little before 12:45 a.m. Wednesday when Lawrence Bonner appeared…

posted 2014-10-29 06:47:49 by KXEL


Commercial air flights returning to Fort Dodge airport

Commercial air flights will return to Fort Dodge with Air Choice One offering trips to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Fort Dodge has been without air service since Great Lakes Airlines stopped flights in February, because of a lack of pilots.…

posted 2014-10-28 12:32:54 by KXEL

Remsen council OKs $140,000 lawsuit settlement

The northwest Iowa city of Remsen has settled a lawsuit filed by its former utilities director after he was fired. The City Council last month approved paying $140,000 to Steve Pick.  The federal lawsuit was dismissed on Oct. 14.  As…

posted 2014-10-28 09:52:55 by KXEL