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Nora Springs man cleared of theft charge files libel suit

A northern Iowa woman whose theft case was dismissed has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging libel and slander. Court records show that 44-year-old Tracy Hassman filed the lawsuit on Monday against Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Services of…

posted 2014-10-23 09:37:29 by KXEL

Groundbreaking held for Sioux City museum

The Children's Museum of Siouxland in Sioux City has broken ground after a decade of planning. A crowd gathered on Wednesday for the ceremony at the downtown location where children ceremoniously shovel dirt. The museum is intended to provide interactive…

posted 2014-10-23 07:16:56 by KXEL

'The Farmer' sculpture wins Mason City award

A statue of a farmer leaning on a spade has been selected among 20 other sculptures as the most popular in Mason City. The work, called "The Farmer," is this year's winner of the People's Choice award in the north…

posted 2014-10-23 05:57:58 by KXEL

Iowa man warned to stop saying he's a doctor

Health officials are telling a Des Moines man to stop telling people he's a doctor or he could face jail time. The Iowa Board of Medicine sent a cease and desist letter to 60-year-old Jorrion Belinsky following an incident in…

posted 2014-10-23 05:55:14 by KXEL


Officials: Construction of Jefferson casino on track

Officials say the construction of a casino in Jefferson remains on schedule despite some unfavorable weather. The Wild Rose Jefferson company says construction of a casino and resort of the same name is still set to be completed by Aug.…

posted 2014-10-22 12:42:23 by KXEL

School bus in Fort Madison collides with SUV

Officials say a Fort Madison school bus carrying dozens of schoolchildren has collided with an SUV, but there are no serious injuries. The Fort Madison Community School District says the crash happened Wednesday morning as the bus was headed to…

posted 2014-10-22 12:36:16 by KXEL

Storm Lake man accused of assaulting wife

A 54-year-old northwest Iowa man has been accused of sexually abusing his wife and of forcing her to take pills that resulted in the termination of two pregnancies. Records say the Storm Lake man is charged with two counts of…

posted 2014-10-22 10:13:02 by KXEL

Woodbury County funding ruled conflict of interest

Woodbury County's attorney says it's a conflict of interest for the county to give public money to an agency headed by the county board chairman. In a legal opinion released on Tuesday, county attorney P.J. Jennings said no more payments…

posted 2014-10-22 07:57:11 by KXEL

Winnebago County doubles beaver bounty to $50

Winnebago County has doubled its bounty on beavers to $50. County supervisors say an aging trapper who had kept the beaver population in check retired because of his physical limitations. Beaver dams can cause damaging floods. Officials say anyone turning…

posted 2014-10-22 06:16:29 by KXEL

West Des Moines council moves to limit panhandling

The West Des Moines City Council is moving toward limits on panhandling at interstate ramps. The ordinance unanimously approved at its first reading Monday also would bar "aggressive panhandling" anywhere in the city. Passive panhandling, with verbal requests or signs,…

posted 2014-10-22 05:52:44 by KXEL