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West Des Moines firefighters revive kittens after house fire

West Des Moines firefighters and medics say they have revived three kittens and one cat after a house fire. The West Des Moines Fire Department says the felines were pulled from the burning home on Monday.  Firefighters say they were…

posted 2014-10-21 05:52:47 by KXEL


Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

A federal appeals court has given agricultural chemical maker Syngenta Seeds hope that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified…

posted 2014-10-20 20:55:02 by KXEL

Street switch comes before Sioux City council

Sioux City officials are continuing to examine whether to switch three downtown streets from one-way to two-way. The City Council planned Monday to discuss a report about plans for the change to Fifth, Sixth and Douglas streets. Public Works Director…

posted 2014-10-20 14:08:15 by KXEL

Centennial Bridge in Davenport opens to traffic

A key Davenport bridge that crosses the Mississippi, linking Davenport and Rock Island, Illinois, has finally reopened. The Centennial Bridge closed for repairs in August and was supposed to reopen within 35 days.  Earlier this month, an engineer with the…

posted 2014-10-20 13:45:40 by KXEL

Branstad offers quality of life plan

Gov. Terry Branstad says he wants to make sure Iowa has great parks and cultural offerings for residents. The incumbent Republican governor, who is running for a sixth non-consecutive term, released a plan Monday he says would better organize the…

posted 2014-10-20 12:47:06 by KXEL

Davenport marsh education center to expand space

The Nahant Marsh Education Center in Davenport is expanding with more square footage for classrooms and other spaces. The center is at a former contaminated marsh cleaned up more than a decade ago.  From the late 1960s until the 1990s,…

posted 2014-10-20 08:43:35 by KXEL

Teen charged with Fort Dodge park trail attacks

A teenager has been accused of separate attacks on two women along a park trail in Fort Dodge. The boy was arrested Saturday shortly after officers talked to a woman who'd been stabbed on the Snell-Crawford Park Trail.  She suffered…

posted 2014-10-20 08:41:54 by KXEL

Official: Iowa fugitive apprehended in Nebraska

An Iowa fugitive has been apprehended in northeast Nebraska's Dakota County. Iowa prisons spokesman Fred Scaletta said Monday that 42-year-old Cletus Armell already has been transferred to Woodbury County Jail in northwest Iowa. Armell was listed as escaped on July…

posted 2014-10-20 06:36:38 by KXEL

Le Mars man dies in combine accident

Authorities say a 55-year-old Le Mars man has been fatally injured while operating a combine near Merrill in northwest Iowa. The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office says a trailer being pulled by the combine broke loose and struck the combine on…

posted 2014-10-20 06:20:07 by KXEL


Warren campaigns for Braley in Senate race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren focused on stumping for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley during a campaign stop in Iowa Sunday, but some liberal activists in the state that holds the first presidential caucus of 2016 made it clear they want her…

posted 2014-10-19 19:27:16 by KXEL


Trial postponed for Northwood man charged in death

The trial of a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in a Northwood park has been postponed. The trial of 40-year-old Tyrone Washington Jr. has been scheduled to start Oct. 20 in Webster County.  On Friday, Judge Colleen…

posted 2014-10-18 18:01:21 by KXEL

Eviction of 5 Clear Lake motel occupants ordered

A Cerro Gordo County magistrate has ordered the eviction of five occupants from a Clear Lake motel. Magistrate Patrick Byrne issued the order Friday. Silver Boot Motel owner Ted Christensen went to court to have the occupants evicted because they…

posted 2014-10-18 17:55:26 by KXEL