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2014-08-21

Arlington man loses sentence appeal for fraud schemes

An Arlington man sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for fabricating grain elevator scale tickets and bankruptcy fraud has lost his sentence appeal. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says 48-year-old Michael Recker was properly sentenced last…

posted 2014-08-21 10:56:39 by KXEL

Osceola woman accused of ramming husband's motorcycle

Des Moines police say a 45-year-old Osceola woman used her sport utility vehicle to chase and ram a motorcycle carrying her husband and another woman. Kimberly Vangundy is charged with serious injury by vehicle.  Polk County Jail records say Vangundy…

posted 2014-08-21 08:38:29 by KXEL

Crews remove clock atop Benton County Courthouse

Crews used a crane to remove a clock from atop the historic Benton County Courthouse in Vinton. Workers pulled out pieces of the clock Wednesday morning.  The items will be taken to Mooresville, Indiana, where the clock will be restored.…

posted 2014-08-21 06:37:11 by KXEL

Mother charged after girl becomes pregnant

Authorities say a Newton woman faces a child endangerment charge after it was discovered her 12-year-old daughter is pregnant. Police say 36-year-old Tina Durant was charged Friday after an investigation showed she ignored comments from multiple witnesses that 24-year-old Jacob…

posted 2014-08-21 06:26:48 by KXEL

Sheriff: man sold drugs to undercover officer

Iowa authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged for selling cocaine and ecstasy to an undercover officer. Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Dominic Magalhaes was arrested Tuesday night.  He has been charged with two felonies for the…

posted 2014-08-21 06:24:56 by KXEL

4 hurt in utility vehicle rollover

The Iowa State Patrol says a man, two teenage girls and a 12-year-old boy have been injured in an all-terrain vehicle rollover in Clayton County. Troopers say a 19-year-old man was driving the vehicle Tuesday across a farm pasture when…

posted 2014-08-21 06:23:30 by KXEL

Police: mom shoots 6-year-old son with BB gun

Davenport police say an Iowa mother tried to teach her 6-year-old son a safety lesson by shooting him with a BB gun. Police say 25-year-old Courtney Kie-Marie Owens was arrested Tuesday and charged with child endangerment with injury.  The charge…

posted 2014-08-21 06:22:18 by KXEL

Iowa-based higher education consultants to merge

A Cedar Rapids-based company that provides fundraising and enrollment management services to colleges and universities has announced the acquisition of a company that specializes in higher education consulting and research. RuffaloCODY, founded in Cedar Rapids in 1991, is acquiring Noel-Levitz,…

posted 2014-08-21 06:21:33 by KXEL

2014-08-20

Iowa judge reverses ban over courtroom photos

A judge has reversed a ban that prohibited an Iowa news photographer from publishing photos taken at a courthouse. Community Media Group, which owns the Fayette County Union in West Union, said Wednesday that District Judge Richard Stochl lifted the…

posted 2014-08-20 14:02:37 by KXEL

Citizens group sues to stop new state water rules

A citizens group opposed to new rules approved Tuesday by the Iowa commission regulating water quality has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop implementation of the rules. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund asks a judge to void…

posted 2014-08-20 12:25:58 by KXEL

Gun, drugs seized after Waterloo chase

Waterloo police seized a gun and drugs following a disturbance at a home Tuesday night. Officers were called to 947 Newton Street at about 11 p.m. for a fight that included someone with a firearm and a shattered window.  A…

posted 2014-08-20 12:16:52 by KXEL

DNR: Boil advisory issued for Adel's water system

Officials say a boil advisory has been issued for the city of Adel's water system. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says one of Adel's water towers was being serviced when the city lost electrical service Wednesday morning.  This created…

posted 2014-08-20 11:47:50 by KXEL

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