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Man sentenced to life for 2013 killing of officer

A judge formally sentenced a man to life in prison Friday for the killing of a Rockwell City police officer during a standoff last year. Corey Trott, 33, was sentenced in the shooting death of officer Jamie Buenting, who was…

posted 2014-09-27 07:25:38 by KXEL


Motion seeks removal of Iowa governor's attorneys

Attorneys defending Gov. Terry Branstad's administration against a discrimination lawsuit brought by a gay official have a conflict of interest and should be disqualified, the plaintiff's attorney said Friday. Des Moines attorney George LaMarca and two associates cannot continue to…

posted 2014-09-26 13:48:38 by KXEL

Group will replace old hotel with 6-story building

A development group announced Friday that it will build a six-story office building on the site of a former Howard Johnson hotel on the edge of Davenport. The Downtown Davenport Partnership said it has selected a development team to purse…

posted 2014-09-26 13:47:09 by KXEL

Grant Wood sketchbook returns to Davenport museum

A rare Grant Wood sketchbook from 1929 is back in Davenport after it went missing from a museum about 50 years ago. The 100-page sketchbook signed by Wood, the painter of "American Gothic," is again in the Figge Art Museum's…

posted 2014-09-26 06:48:49 by KXEL


Iowa cross country team running for coach's son

A western Iowa cross country team is running to raise money for their coach's son, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton team has gathered pledges for each mile they run this fall. The proceeds will benefit…

posted 2014-09-25 22:13:59 by KXEL

American Red Cross seeks help from Iowa farmers

The American Red Cross is encouraging farmers to donate part of their crop to the charity to fund programs of special importance to rural Iowa. The Gifts of Grain program has been successfully tried in Nebraska with 19 cooperatives and…

posted 2014-09-25 22:12:38 by KXEL

USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers can begin signing up for new safety net programs next week established in the 2014 farm bill that replace the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on risks farmers face. Vilsack announced the…

posted 2014-09-25 13:49:04 by KXEL

Iowa, Nebraska medical records networks linked

Officials say Iowa and Nebraska medical records networks have been connected so records can be quickly shared over a secure link. The link between the Iowa Health Information Network and the Nebraska Health Information Initiative lets health care providers send…

posted 2014-09-25 09:19:42 by KXEL

Davenport City Council approves cell tower

Officials in an eastern Iowa city approved a cell tower's construction inside of a park as part of a plan some residents oppose. The Davenport City Council on Wednesday approved the tower's construction in Fejervary Park and authorized City Administrator…

posted 2014-09-25 08:56:34 by KXEL

Audit: Secretary of State's aides were overpaid

An audit report says Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz's office spent more than $110,000 to pay political appointees who did little or no work in the months before they left the payroll. State Auditor Mary Mosiman also received $2,500…

posted 2014-09-25 08:44:29 by KXEL

Iowa bars Tesla Motors from offering test drives

The Iowa Department of Transportation has told Tesla Motors to stop offering test drives. The DOT said the test drives were illegal because Tesla isn't a licensed auto dealer in Iowa and because Iowa law bars carmakers from retail sales.…

posted 2014-09-25 06:22:12 by KXEL

Feds: NM fugitive committed passport fraud in Iowa

A juggler from New Mexico has been charged with passport fraud in Iowa, where he hid for some of the 14-year period in which he was wanted on sex abuse charges, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A grand jury in Des…

posted 2014-09-25 05:02:48 by KXEL