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2014-09-24

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

Iowa DNR: Wastewater discharges near lake

About 1,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged near a lake in Guthrie County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said a power loss on Sunday afternoon caused a sewer pump to fail on the west side of Diamondhead Lake near…

posted 2014-09-22 20:02:35 by KXEL

Iowa DNR: Wastewater discharges near lake

About 1,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged near a lake in Guthrie County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said a power loss on Sunday afternoon caused a sewer pump to fail on the west side of Diamondhead Lake near…

posted 2014-09-22 20:02:35 by KXEL

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

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