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Authorities follow tracks in snow during car chase

A deputy in southeast Iowa has caught a suspect who eluded authorities after a two-county chase by following tire tracks in the snow. Marion County Deputy D.J. Reed says the 30-year-old man was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop led…

posted 2014-11-17 05:21:08 by KXEL


Iowa considers new groundwater restrictions

State officials may impose new limits on groundwater use to protect the underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to a half-million Iowans. The Des Moines Register reports environmental leaders are concerned about the future of the Jordan aquifer that sits…

posted 2014-11-16 19:52:56 by KXEL

Girl critically hurt while sledding Saturday

A 6-year-old girl was critically hurt this weekend when she sledded into a street in Council Bluffs and was hit by a truck. The incident happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday. Council Bluffs Police say Kailey Maloney was sledding down…

posted 2014-11-16 19:48:52 by KXEL

Winnebago County may try jail vote a third time

Iowa's state jail inspector thinks Winnebago County should try a third time to persuade voters to approve building a new jail. Even though voters have rejected a jail bond issue twice in the past year, Jail Inspector Delbery Longley thinks…

posted 2014-11-16 19:46:35 by KXEL


Fire destroys Elwood house; no one injured

Three fire departments battled a fire that destroyed a rural Elwood house. The fire was first reported about 1:30 a.m. Friday.  Lost Nation Fire Chief Bill Brauer says his firefighters returned to the station about five hours later. Brauer says…

posted 2014-11-15 19:48:34 by KXEL

Judge OKs Sioux City's franchise fee lawsuit deal

An Iowa judge has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit in which the city of Sioux City agreed to pay nearly $6.5 million it overcharged in franchise fees to city residents and businesses. Judge Jeffrey Neary of Woodbury County…

posted 2014-11-15 14:28:35 by KXEL

Council Bluffs animal shelter to open next year

A new western Iowa animal shelter to be used by the Midlands Humane Society and the Council Bluffs Animal Control Department is set to open early next year. Society spokeswoman Michelle Miller says that it could open the first week…

posted 2014-11-15 14:25:22 by KXEL

Police: Man barricades self in Davenport house

Authorities in eastern Iowa say a man wanted on numerous charges kept police at bay for six hours while he barricaded himself in a Davenport house. Scott County Sheriff's Maj. Thomas Gibbs says that investigators attempted to talk to 32-year-old…

posted 2014-11-15 14:24:35 by KXEL

Iowa, Nebraska dealing with wintry weather

Residents in Nebraska and Iowa are getting a shot of snow more than a month before winter official begins. Northern and eastern parts of Nebraska and all of Iowa are under a winter weather advisory for Saturday.  In Nebraska the…

posted 2014-11-15 14:19:34 by KXEL

Nebraska man killed in southwestern Iowa crash

A 55-year-old Nebraska man has died in a crash in the southwestern corner of Iowa. Patrick Tobin of Tabor, Nebraska was found dead Friday morning after investigators say his vehicle left the road and crashed in a spillway. Tobin was…

posted 2014-11-15 13:07:41 by KXEL

Sioux City casino still trying to fill 40-45 jobs

Those looking for a job at Sioux City's newest casino can count on more than Lady Luck. The downtown Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City that opened nearly three months ago is still looking to fill 40 to 45…

posted 2014-11-15 12:12:26 by KXEL

Convicted ex-therapist in Burlington gives up license

A former Burlington therapist found guilty of sexually exploiting a patient has surrendered his state license. Scott Bair, 42, recently turned in his license to practice and agreed not to seek reinstatement for at least five years.  That's according to…

posted 2014-11-15 10:38:20 by KXEL