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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

Judge dismisses woman's excessive force lawsuit

A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a woman who said police used excessive force in her 2011 arrest. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Bennett dismissed the case Thursday, saying DaCosta Daniels did not prove that a Sioux…

posted 2014-10-26 09:21:30 by KXEL


Final Frontier flight departs from Sioux City airport

 Frontier Airlines is saying goodbye to a Sioux City airport, ending a four-month stint serving the community. The flights began with much fanfare and were popular, but the airline says it's focused on faster-growing markets, such as Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International…

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


3,200 Iowa workers to get back meal money

Gov. Terry Branstad's administration says 3,200 union workers are expected to be reimbursed for years of meal expenses that were improperly cut. After lengthy negotiations with the state's largest union, the Department of Administrative Services agreed last week to refund…

posted 2014-10-24 10:04:16 by KXEL

Storm Lake man convicted in credit card case

A northwest Iowa man has been convicted of making and using counterfeit credit cards. Federal prosecutors say Yoirland Rojas of Storm Lake was found guilty on Thursday after a three-day trial in Sioux City.  He was convicted of two counts…

posted 2014-10-24 09:10:28 by KXEL

Illinois coyotes key in capture of Iowa fugitive

A pack of wild coyotes in Illinois has proved to be pivotal in the capture of an Iowa fugitive. Officials say that 21-year-old Daniel Rice is back in Muscatine County custody, facing a charge of escape in addition to other…

posted 2014-10-24 08:53:30 by KXEL

Concerns raised about Iowan's trip to Uganda

Responding to concerns about Ebola, a western Iowa high school student has agreed to self-isolation upon returning from a mission trip to Uganda.  Treynor Community School District officials had been hearing from people who worried about the student's potential exposure…

posted 2014-10-24 07:27:36 by KXEL

Davenport OKs new ordinance on hunting coyotes

The city of Davenport has agreed to let certain residents kill coyotes on their properties. The City Council voted unanimously in favor of the new ordinance Wednesday.  It will allow people living on 10 acres or more inside Davenport city…

posted 2014-10-24 05:52:42 by KXEL


Man surrenders during brief standoff in Mason City

Authorities say a man who claimed to be suicidal has surrendered during a brief standoff in Mason City. Mason City police say the man was taken to a local hospital Thursday for an evaluation. Police responded to a home after…

posted 2014-10-23 12:12:03 by KXEL