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Police: Ankeny teens arrested for burning vehicles

Ankeny police have charged two teenagers with felony arson counts who they say set cars on fire and recorded the crimes on a cellphone. Police said Thursday that the 15- and 16-year-old boys were each charged with two counts of…

posted 2014-10-03 07:00:08 by KXEL

Davenport man gets 20 years in child sex case

A Davenport man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for multiple charges of fondling toddlers. The 24-year-old man pleaded guilty to four counts of lascivious acts with a child on Thursday in exchange for the reduced sentence. He…

posted 2014-10-03 06:58:16 by KXEL

Clear Lake toddler injured in fall from 2nd-story window

A Clear Lake toddler is recovering from minor injuries after falling from a second-story window. Police say that the girl climbed onto the back of a couch in her family's apartment and pushed out a window screen, falling about 15…

posted 2014-10-03 06:57:19 by KXEL

Iowa lawmaker waives speedy trial in abuse case

Republican State Rep. Henry Rayhons has waived his right to a speedy trial in the case of a felony sex abuse charge against him. Officials have accused the 78-year-old Rayhons, of Garner, of having sexual contact in May with his…

posted 2014-10-03 06:56:23 by KXEL


Iowa charities want bad donations to stop

Some charities are fed up with people who donate items they say belong in a garbage dump. They say disposing of the used tires, old sofas and stained mattresses is costly and limits profits that fund needed services. Goodwill of…

posted 2014-10-02 21:01:50 by KXEL

Davenport considers complaints about coyotes

Davenport officials are considering whether to change the city's hunting ordinance to let residents defend their properties against coyotes. The City Council met Wednesday and discussed the issue.  One resident said he wants to use his 12-gauge shotgun to protect…

posted 2014-10-02 20:58:04 by KXEL

SUV crashes into Pleasant Hill office building

Authorities say a driver suffering from a diabetic reaction veered off a central Iowa highway and crashed into an office building, sending the vehicle all the way into the building. The crash happened around 7:20 a.m. Thursday. Pleasant Hill police…

posted 2014-10-02 11:23:24 by KXEL

Bullets hit Des Moines house, car, tree

Police say bullets struck a house, a car and a tree in Des Moines' Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood. Police believe the shots early Thursday morning may have been from a drive-by shooting. Police say three rounds struck the garage…

posted 2014-10-02 08:46:06 by KXEL

Wapello County veteran's grave left unmaintained

Wapello County officials are trying to figure out who's in charge of maintaining the grave of a man believed to be the oldest to serve in the Army during the Civil War. Curtis King was 80 when he served.  He…

posted 2014-10-02 08:13:22 by KXEL

Civil War cannonball found at Rock Island Arsenal

A construction crew has unearthed a Civil War-era cannonball at the Rock Island Arsenal. Authorities say the solid lead sphere discovered Wednesday had no explosive power.  Construction workers found the artifact on the south end of the island in the…

posted 2014-10-02 07:21:29 by KXEL

Vermont Sen. Sanders to return to Iowa

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to Iowa for a town hall meeting in Davenport this weekend. The political committee associated with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is sponsoring the public event on Saturday.  Sanders, an independent who is…

posted 2014-10-02 05:58:54 by KXEL

No charges for Council Bluffs student in fatal fight

Authorities say a male student will not be charged in connection with a fight at a western Iowa high school that led to the death of a 17-year-old student. Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber said at a Wednesday news conference…

posted 2014-10-02 05:57:49 by KXEL