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Repairs nearly finished for Quad-Cities bridge

A Mississippi River bridge linking Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois, should open soon after repairs that took weeks longer than expected. John Wegmeyer, an engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation, said on Friday the Centennial Bridge should be…

posted 2014-10-10 23:44:54 by KXEL

Jury rejects Iowa guard's sexual harassment suit

A jury has rejected an Iowa prison guard's lawsuit that said she was sexually harassed after inmates were repeatedly allowed to watch sexually graphic and violent moves. The Polk County jury reached its decision Friday afternoon, a day after hearing…

posted 2014-10-10 23:43:36 by KXEL

Michelle Obama visits Iowa for Bruce Braley

Michelle Obama is urging Iowa Democrats to get out and vote for Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The first lady attended a rally Friday afternoon at Drake University.  She said she was "beyond thrilled" to be there with Braley. Braley, a…

posted 2014-10-10 16:51:20 by KXEL

Hearing set for caregiver charged in girl's death

A plea hearing is planned next week for an Orange City day care provider who is charged with killing a 3-year-old girl. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Coleman McAllister says details on Rochelle Sapp's plea agreement won't be made public until…

posted 2014-10-10 16:49:49 by KXEL

Demolition starts on Oakville church's old building

Workers are demolishing the Apostolic Christian Church of Oakville brick by brick and burning the wood that remains. The church held its last service in January 2013 in the Oakville building.  It moved that same month into a new building…

posted 2014-10-10 14:23:53 by KXEL

Iowa contracts for help with dog racing buyout

A New Jersey company has been hired to help Iowa distribute the $36 million buyout of greyhound racing participants. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, at a meeting in Clinton on Thursday, accepted a $40,270 proposal from Spectrum Gaming Group,…

posted 2014-10-10 11:54:43 by KXEL

Ideas abound for former Argosy casino space

Now that the former Argosy riverboat casino is being removed, Sioux City officials are beginning to consider options for the soon-to-be vacant riverfront space. The riverboat pulled away from its dock earlier this week.  City officials say some ideas, such…

posted 2014-10-10 08:36:14 by KXEL

Mason City man sentenced on 3 charges

A 27-year-old Mason City man has been given probation and suspended sentences on charges of child endangerment, domestic abuse assault and animal neglect. Dacota Witham was sentenced on Wednesday. He'd pleaded guilty to the charges.  He was given suspended sentences…

posted 2014-10-10 06:45:24 by KXEL

Iowa police trainer retires amid investigation

A 30-year instructor at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy who abruptly retired during a state investigation says he's wants to spend more time with his dogs. Instructor Mark Edmund retired Monday from the academy in Johnston, where he taught physical…

posted 2014-10-10 04:58:14 by KXEL

Montrose considers livestock ban in city limits

Officials in the southeast Iowa city of Montrose are considering banning residents from keeping a variety of livestock within city limits. The Montrose City Council discussed a ban last week and could take up the matter again at its Nov.…

posted 2014-10-10 04:56:17 by KXEL

Authorities say 2 Council Bluffs men stole tractor

Authorities say two Council Bluffs men are suspected of stealing a tractor and abandoning it when it became stuck in the mud. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says 55-year-old James Sarver and 46-year-old Leroy Tichota were arrested Monday night.  They…

posted 2014-10-10 04:55:13 by KXEL

Officials: Sioux City shooting suspect remains hospitalized

Officials say a man suspected of shooting a Sioux City police officer remains in critical condition at an Omaha hospital. Jenny Nowatzke, a spokeswoman at the Nebraska Medical Center, says Noah Ironshell was listed in critical condition as of 5:50…

posted 2014-10-10 04:53:50 by KXEL