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2014-08-13

Rescuers pull naked man from Des Moines River

Crews have rescued a man from the Des Moines River after he was found swimming near the Center Street dam in downtown Des Moines. The man was pulled out of the river Wednesday afternoon after being in the water about…

posted 2014-08-13 20:40:39 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids man charged with 4 bank robberies

An eastern Iowa man is accused of committing four bank robberies in Cedar Rapids. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Javon Dockery of Cedar Rapids was indicted on four counts of bank robbery and one count of possession of firearm…

posted 2014-08-13 20:37:54 by KXEL

Man pleads guilty in restroom recording case

A man accused of video-recording girls in an eastern Iowa school restroom has pleaded guilty to a sexual exploitation charge. Court officials say that 29-year-old Ian Dishon Isabel entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Davenport. Isabel admitted…

posted 2014-08-13 20:36:28 by KXEL

2 Iowa prison inmates sue over religious issues

A federal judge says two Iowa prison inmates must be provided nightly meals and chapel time during Ramadan and allowed the same religious accommodations as other Muslims. The inmates, Michael Williams-El and James Blair-Bey, sued prison officials in 2012 when…

posted 2014-08-13 13:58:46 by KXEL

Officials release info of medical helicopter crash

Federal investigators have released more information about a north Iowa helicopter crash that killed three medical workers. A National Transportation Safety Board report details circumstances of the January 2013 crash near Ventura.  The Mercy Air Med helicopter carrying a pilot,…

posted 2014-08-13 11:38:52 by KXEL

Building plan brings campus to downtown Davenport

A Davenport building partnership has announced a $50 million plan to create an urban community college campus and build housing downtown. Restoration St. Louis and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges are teaming up to bring a campus and 80 apartments to…

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

Court orders new trial for disruptive defendant

The Iowa Court of Appeals is ordering a new trial for an Iowa man who was excluded from his original trial because of disruptive behavior. The court ruled Wednesday that Dontrayius Carey's removal from the courtroom on the first day…

posted 2014-08-13 09:41:18 by KXEL

Lawyers ask Iowa court to reconsider bias decision

Lawyers representing black workers are asking the Iowa Supreme Court to reconsider the decision throwing out a class-action lawsuit challenging executive branch hiring practices. In a petition Monday, the attorneys say the decision last month found evidence showing blacks were…

posted 2014-08-13 08:43:54 by KXEL

Loaded gun found in bag at Des Moines airport

A loaded gun and an extra magazine have been found by security officials at the Des Moines airport. The Transportation Security Administration says the weapon and magazine were found Monday morning in an Ankeny man's carry-on bag at a security…

posted 2014-08-13 08:40:30 by KXEL

Deere 3Q profit falls as equipment sales decline

Deere's third-quarter profit fell 15 percent and the farming equipment maker thinks the same weak sales in the U.S., Canada and abroad will cut into earnings for the year. The farming equipment maker earned $850.7 million, or $2.33 per share,…

posted 2014-08-13 07:16:24 by KXEL

Des Moines airport must fill in runway chasm

Des Moines airport officials say they expect repairs to be finished next week on a chasm that's been opened up across a runway. Airport executive director Kevin Foley says that airport workers noticed a hole in late July. A broken…

posted 2014-08-13 06:21:40 by KXEL

2014-08-12

Report: State workers get generous health benefits

A new report says Iowa state employees receive generous health benefits and pay little out of pocket for coverage. The Pew Charitable Trusts and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation released the report Tuesday.  It shows what states are…

posted 2014-08-12 20:53:53 by KXEL

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