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Iowa Supreme Court to hear traffic camera case

The Iowa Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday that Sioux City's ordinance on traffic cameras is unconstitutional. Michael Jacobsma challenged the ordinance after a traffic camera recorded his vehicle speeding in August 2012 and he was ticketed.  He…

posted 2014-10-14 07:44:07 by KXEL

Iowan drops appeal of bullying lawsuit dismissal

A woman has dismissed her Iowa Supreme Court appeal of her bullying lawsuit against the Mason City school district. Heather Conti had filed the lawsuit in June 2012 on behalf of her teenage daughter.  The lawsuit says that during the…

posted 2014-10-14 05:58:39 by KXEL

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty in August shooting

A Fort Dodge teenager has taken a plea deal after a drive-by shooting. Xavier Rhone pleaded guilty Monday to going armed with intent.  Charges of carrying weapons, fourth-degree criminal mischief and assault were dropped. The 18-year-old Rhone says in August…

posted 2014-10-14 05:20:18 by KXEL


Clear Lake police say woman stole about $30,000

An Iowa woman has been accused of stealing about $30,000 from a pharmacy company where she worked. Clear Lake police say 29-year-old Abigail Roberts was arrested Sunday.  She is charged with ongoing criminal conduct and first-degree theft. Authorities say a…

posted 2014-10-13 20:03:51 by KXEL

Prosecutors shield plea deal with Orange City babysitter

Prosecutors are keeping secret, for now, the details of a plea agreement with an Iowa daycare provider charged with fatally injuring a three-year-old girl in her care. The Iowa Attorney General's Office and the Sioux County attorney refused Monday to…

posted 2014-10-13 14:50:43 by KXEL

Wapello County attorney says no charges in killing

The Wapello County attorney says no charges will be filed in the shooting death of a 49-year-old man last summer. County Attorney Gary Oldenburger released a statement saying Bobbi Leedom shot and killed her husband, Clinton Gus Leedom, early on…

posted 2014-10-13 14:49:48 by KXEL

Diner may have new home at Muscatine High School

Muscatine High School may be the proud new owner of a diner that dates back to the 1930s if the school board approves the gift. The Clamshell Diner, a portable model of Valentine Diners, has been in Muscatine for about…

posted 2014-10-13 14:48:35 by KXEL

LeClaire distillery expands with new warehouse

A LeClaire distillery is expanding with work to build more warehouse space and create a patio spot for visitors. Mississippi River Distilling Co. has begun a $125,000 project that will create more storage space where barrels containing Cody Road Bourbon…

posted 2014-10-13 12:20:13 by KXEL

Iowan suspected of shooting officer dies in Omaha

A man suspected of shooting a Sioux City police officer has died at an Omaha hospital. A Nebraska Medical Center spokesman on Sunday evening confirmed the death of Noah Ironshell. Police say the 27-year-old Ironshell shot officer Jill Ohm on…

posted 2014-10-13 08:53:34 by KXEL

Woman injured in Dallas County tractor accident

Dallas County authorities say a 31-year-old woman suffered severe internal injuries when she was run over by a tractor. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodward.  The Dallas County Sheriff's Office says the woman was helping other people…

posted 2014-10-13 05:55:38 by KXEL


Schools consider grant for non-English students

The Sioux City School board is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to apply for a state grant that helps non-English speaking students learn the language. The English Language Learner Literacy Grant would help develop programs to help English language…

posted 2014-10-12 19:57:40 by KXEL

Iowa riverboat trip slowed by electrical problems

The former Argosy casino riverboat's trip down the Missouri River has been hindered by electrical problems. The boat was forced to stop Friday just south of Nebraska City, Nebraska. The three-deck vessel, a replica of a 1920s-era paddlewheel boat, left…

posted 2014-10-12 12:49:02 by KXEL