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Davenport police chief takes Kansas position

City officials says the police chief of Davenport will leave his position to become police chief in Overland Park, Kansas. Police Chief Frank Donchez will begin his new job in the Kansas City suburb on Oct. 20. Donchez came from…

posted 2014-09-19 13:37:10 by KXEL

Former counseling center head sentenced to prison

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the former owner of a mental health counseling center has been sentenced to a year in prison and more than $700,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to charges of health care fraud and money laundering.…

posted 2014-09-19 12:40:26 by KXEL

3rd person arrested in Sioux City arsons case

A third person has been arrested and charged with arson in a string of house fires in Sioux City. Javen Mobley, 18, was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with arson and burglary connected to a fire on Sept.…

posted 2014-09-19 08:19:14 by KXEL

Iowa lawmaker pleads not guilty in sex abuse case

Republican State Rep. Henry Rayhons has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of sex abuse. Online court records say Rayhons, 78, of Garner, made the plea Wednesday.  No trial date has been set. Rayhons is accused of having sexual…

posted 2014-09-19 06:44:01 by KXEL


Hampton school trains for school shooter scenario

Shots echoed through the halls of a Hampton elementary school this week as authorities trained staff about how to respond to a school shooter. Two rounds of gunshot blanks, one from a rifle and another from a handgun, were fired…

posted 2014-09-18 21:56:33 by KXEL

Des Moines names new city manager

The Des Moines City Council on Thursday unanimously selected a new city manager. Scott Sanders' appointment begins immediately.  He will be paid an initial salary of $195,000 per year. Sanders replaces Rick Clark, who announced late last year that he…

posted 2014-09-18 21:55:25 by KXEL

Iowa investigates unknown capsules found at prison

Officials say the discovery of hundreds of capsules containing an unknown substance at a northern Iowa prison has prompted a state drug investigation. Authorities said that 300 to 400 capsules were found last week during routine searches by staff at…

posted 2014-09-18 21:52:58 by KXEL

Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton

Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president.  Some have an intense desire for someone else. Some voters say they're interested now in Sen. Elizabeth Warren, although the Massachusetts Democrat says she's not running.…

posted 2014-09-18 08:38:25 by KXEL

Principal arrested at Iowa game to return to work

A high school principal who was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness at a University of Iowa football game will return to work on Monday. The district school board voted Monday to let Adel DeSoto Minburn High School principal Lee Griebel…

posted 2014-09-18 08:31:35 by KXEL

Northwest Iowa jailer fired, accused of harassment

Plymouth County has fired a jailer accused of sexually harassing a co-worker and eavesdropping on other staff members. Court records say 27-year-old Daniel Kersbergen of Le Mars is charged with misdemeanor assault and electronic eavesdropping.  A court hearing on his…

posted 2014-09-18 08:28:16 by KXEL

Buffalo museum considered for post office

Buffalo Historical Museum volunteers in eastern Iowa are alarmed at the possibility they'll be evicted from their building so it can become home to a post office. The U.S. Postal Service in Buffalo was forced to temporarily relocate to Blue…

posted 2014-09-18 08:26:33 by KXEL


Davenport official defends right to carry weapon

A Davenport alderman has defended his right to carry a concealed weapon into City Hall. Alderman Bill Edmond said Tuesday that he carries his weapon for personal protection.  He added that public officials can be targets. The city has an…

posted 2014-09-17 16:13:23 by KXEL