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Sioux City officer shot; suspect in custody

Police say a man suspected of shooting a Sioux City officer is in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after turning a gun on himself. The incident began late Friday afternoon when police officers were called to a Sioux City house for…

posted 2014-10-04 12:37:18 by KXEL

Des Moines zoning board denies landmark status

A zoning board has denied a request to grant landmark status to a 57-year-old YMCA building in downtown Des Moines. That means the highly visible riverfront structure could be demolished. Former city councilman Jack Porter made the request for the…

posted 2014-10-04 07:25:07 by KXEL

Suspect in custody after Sioux City officer shot

Sioux City police say a suspect is in custody after the shooting of an officer earlier in the day. Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick says officers responding to a reported disturbance at a residence encountered a man Friday around 5:00 p.m. who…

posted 2014-10-04 07:23:04 by KXEL


Suspended student reassigned to different school

District administrators say a student suspended after he was involved in a fight that left another student dead won't return to the high school but will be assigned to an alternative school. The 16-year-old student was suspended last month from…

posted 2014-10-03 15:07:17 by KXEL

Illinois firm buys former Sioux City riverboat casino

The owner of the former Argosy floating casino in Sioux City has sold the three-deck boat and two barges. Mike's Inc., an Illinois company, says it purchased the vessels, but didn't disclose how much it paid for them. The structures…

posted 2014-10-03 14:17:09 by KXEL

Inmates had pills, phones, hammer

Inmates at a Rockwell City prison were found in possession of pills, cellphones and a hammer in a series of incidents last month raising questions about security. Records released to The Associated Press show one inmate was trying to break…

posted 2014-10-03 12:49:11 by KXEL

Firm releases new schedule for Younkers building

A design firm remodeling the old Younkers building in downtown Des Moines says redevelopment plans sidelined by a fire could be back on track as early as this year. David Vos, development director for Alexander Co. in Madison, Wisconsin, says…

posted 2014-10-03 11:46:54 by KXEL

DNR: Part of flooded Riverton wildlife area reopens

An entrance and boat ramp into a wildlife management area in southwest Iowa has reopened because of receding floodwaters. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Friday that much of the parking area at a boat…

posted 2014-10-03 11:45:26 by KXEL

Lawsuit filed in Van Buren deputy-involved shooting

The family of a man fatally shot by a Van Buren County sheriff's deputy two years ago has filed a lawsuit that claims the deputy used excessive force. Deputy Jon Tharp responded to reports about an armed man walking on…

posted 2014-10-03 08:48:55 by KXEL

Police: Des Moines woman charged in death of her child

Des Moines police have charged an Iowa mother in the death of her 4-month-old son. Police said Thursday that 34-year-old Jessica Jo Rainer is charged with child endangerment causing serious injury and neglect of a dependent person.  Medics found the…

posted 2014-10-03 07:00:58 by KXEL

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