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Sioux City elementary schools to get security cameras

Sioux City will install security cameras in its 17 elementary schools and update cameras in middle and high schools. Officials say the move will help ensure the security of students and staff. Technology director Neil Schroeder of the Sioux City…

posted 2014-10-28 09:51:46 by KXEL

Man sentenced in Mason City public piano vandalism

A 22-year-old Des Moines man has been sentenced for flipping over a public piano in Mason City. Coltin Schupbach on Monday was given a deferred judgment, two years of probation and ordered to pay more than $1,400 in restitution.  Under…

posted 2014-10-28 08:35:34 by KXEL

Judge: 17-year-old will be prosecuted as an adult

A judge says a 17-year-old facing vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of two teenagers will be prosecuted as an adult. District Associate Judge Adria Kester says the 17-year-old does not have reasonable prospects of rehabilitation if he remains in…

posted 2014-10-28 06:22:46 by KXEL

Attorney in cancer hoax case seeks venue change

The attorney for an Iowa mother accused of lying about her daughter's cancer diagnosis has requested a change of venue for her trial. Council Bluffs attorney Jay Mez says in court documents that extensive media coverage and gossip among residents…

posted 2014-10-28 06:21:41 by KXEL

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