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2014-09-25

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

83-year-old hospitalized after home invasion

An 83-year-old Des Moines woman was hospitalized after a home invader attacked her. Police said Phyllis Tawney was headed to bed Tuesday night when she saw a man in her bathroom. The intruder grabbed her cane and ripped off her…

posted 2014-09-25 05:00:39 by KXEL

Construction on Davenport buildings to start soon

Construction is expected to start in a few months on two historic downtown Davenport buildings as part of a $60 million project, a St. Louis developer said. The City Square project announced last year includes the Parker and Putnam buildings…

posted 2014-09-25 04:59:31 by KXEL

2014-09-24

4 state administrators appeal job reclassification

Four state government administrators responsible for regulating hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities claim their jobs were illegally turned into political appointments last year by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration and they're fighting back, one of the administrators said.…

posted 2014-09-24 14:50:51 by KXEL

Reynolds announces mentoring for young women

Iowa is launching a statewide effort to recruit mentors to encourage young women to consider careers in science and technology, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday. The effort is part of a national campaign called Million Women Mentors.  The Iowa…

posted 2014-09-24 11:50:32 by KXEL

Vehicle driven by Davenport police chief hits woman

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a crash in which a vehicle driven by Davenport's police chief hit a woman in a wheelchair. The incident happened Tuesday morning when Police Chief Frank Donchez was driving in downtown Davenport. According to…

posted 2014-09-24 10:46:53 by KXEL

West Des Moines has plan to save some ash trees

West Des Moines officials have decided to use an insecticide to save some city ash trees from a pest that's killed millions of ashes elsewhere in the country. The city had planned to remove all 1,100 city ashes over four…

posted 2014-09-24 08:19:20 by KXEL

Rockwell man thrown from horse flown to hospital

A man who was thrown from a horse has been flown to a Mason City hospital for treatment. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office said officers and medics were dispatched around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday to an address in Rockwell.  They…

posted 2014-09-24 08:17:37 by KXEL

West Burlington police chief moved to rehab facility

The West Burlington police chief has been moved into a Davenport rehabilitation facility to help him cope with his paralysis. Frank Newberry became paralyzed from the waist down on Sept. 5 after a disc in his back ruptured, damaging his…

posted 2014-09-24 08:16:07 by KXEL

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