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Officials assess damage after Wilton warehouse fire

Officials are assessing damage to a warehouse for an electric service provider in eastern Iowa following a small vehicle fire. The Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative says a vehicle fire inside the warehouse in Wilton was reported Wednesday morning. …

posted 2014-11-20 12:15:44 by KXEL

Former church to be Barnum couple's new home

A church has been moved about three-quarters of a mile to a farm where it will be transformed into a home. The former Calvary Presbyterian Church will be the new home of Brian and Katie Norine.  The structure was delivered…

posted 2014-11-20 12:12:37 by KXEL

Official: Wiring may have started Mason City fire

A fire official says faulty wiring may have started a fire that destroyed a building at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Mason City. Mason City Fire Marshal Mark Christiansen says that the fire Monday morning likely started in the attic. A…

posted 2014-11-20 12:11:17 by KXEL

Cherokee man pleads not guilty in police standoff

A Cherokee man has pleaded not guilty to several charges in connection to a lengthy standoff with police. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Allender entered his written plea Wednesday in Cherokee County District Court.  He faces charges of attempted murder, possession of a…

posted 2014-11-20 12:10:03 by KXEL

Council Bluffs cashier used bat to stop robbery

Authorities say a cashier used a baseball bat to thwart an attempted robbery at a convenience store in Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs police say a suspect with a large wrench entered a Kum & Go store shortly before 3 a.m.…

posted 2014-11-20 12:08:55 by KXEL

Bob Feller Museum to be Van Meter's new city hall

The Bob Feller Museum will be transformed into a city hall. The museum, which opened in 1995 in Van Meter, was built to honor Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller for the Cleveland Indians, who won 266 games with the…

posted 2014-11-20 10:00:08 by KXEL

Student charged in Council Bluffs high school fire

The Council Bluffs Community School District says a 14-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree arson in connection to a high school fire. District officials said Wednesday that two boys were involved in the Tuesday incident at Abraham Lincoln High…

posted 2014-11-20 07:17:07 by KXEL


Oskaloosa woman found guilty of killing daughter

A jury has found an Oskaloosa woman guilty of killing her young daughter earlier this year. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday afternoon against 21-year-old Alicia Ritenour in Mahaska County District Court. She was convicted of first-degree murder and child endangerment…

posted 2014-11-19 19:37:15 by KXEL

Police say Spencer High School safe after bomb threat

Authorities say a northern Iowa high school evacuated after a bomb threat has been declared safe. The Spencer Police Department says students at Spencer High School were taken back to the school Wednesday afternoon then dismissed for the day. A…

posted 2014-11-19 19:35:14 by KXEL

Car hits 9-year-old boy in Council Bluffs

A 9-year-old boy has suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car in Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs Police Department Sgt. Jason Bailey says Joshua McNutt was hit Wednesday morning at an intersection. Witnesses told police the boy was walking…

posted 2014-11-19 11:12:17 by KXEL

Davenport man charged after mother found dead

A 46-year-old Davenport man has been arrested after authorities found his mother's emaciated body in an apartment. Donald W. Bohling was charged with dependent adult abuse with serious injury. Police say they found Bohling's mother, 79-year-old Marilyn Bohling, dead inside…

posted 2014-11-19 10:58:47 by KXEL

Burlington woman to receive honor from Milwaukee police

A Burlington woman is being honored for her part in saving a man's life at a Milwaukee music festival over the summer. Shelley Jochims and her family were attending Summerfest in July when her husband saw man collapse on the…

posted 2014-11-19 10:41:30 by KXEL