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Woman loses Des Moines home to fire

A Des Moines woman has reported that she was outside shoveling snow when flames erupted in her home's kitchen. Firefighters were dispatched to the house on Wednesday afternoon. Fire spokesman Brian O'Keefe says the woman had been cooking and left…

posted 2014-11-27 06:39:19 by KXEL

Off-duty Des Moines officer accused of OWI

A Des Moines police officer has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Police say 23-year-old Taylor Olsen was off duty when he was pulled over for speeding early Wednesday morning by a state trooper in Des Moines.  Police Sgt. Jason…

posted 2014-11-27 05:46:22 by KXEL

Iowa City man faces attempted murder charge

Iowa City police have charged an Iowa City man with attempted murder after he allegedly used a piece of broken glass to stab his wife multiple times. Police say 48-year-old Scott A. Bender was involved in a “physical domestic abuse…

posted 2014-11-27 05:38:18 by KXEL

Crash leads to gas leak, evacuations

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a single-vehicle crash caused a gas leak, evacuations and the closure of a portion of East Post Road Wednesday night. Sheriff's Sgt. Andy Humphrey says the crash happened in the 2900 block of East…

posted 2014-11-27 05:29:34 by KXEL