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Des Moines police chief says she'll retire

Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw says she'll retire from her job in October after 34 years with the department. Bradshaw announced Tuesday she would retire in early October.  She says will "seek other opportunities and find different ways to…

posted 2014-08-26 10:54:32 by KXEL

Des Moines woman dies after she's hit by van

Police say a Des Moines woman has died after being hit by a van in north Des Moines. Sgt. Jason Halifax says the accident happened just before 9 p.m. Monday when a van driven by 26-year-old Logan Volz of Clive…

posted 2014-08-26 10:22:09 by KXEL

Court broadens scope of Iowa death penalty retrial

An appeals court says the death penalty retrial for an Iowa woman convicted of helping kill five people in 1993 will be broader than the trial judge wanted. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that jurors must…

posted 2014-08-26 09:44:37 by KXEL

I-380 traffic being diverted for accident

A motor vehicle accident on Interstate 380 has southbound traffic being diverted at mile marker 8. Lt. Raquel Wray of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office says traffic is currently being diverted to SB 965 at the Swisher Exit.

posted 2014-08-26 08:17:41 by KXEL

Officer uses stun gun on Waterloo student

Police say an officer who was head-butted by a student used a stun gun on the boy at Waterloo's East High School. The incident occurred Monday after the 16-year-old boy was seen wandering the halls.  Police say the police officer…

posted 2014-08-26 08:14:11 by KXEL

Senate panel calls unemployment judges to testify

The Senate Government Oversight Committee is calling judges who decide Iowa unemployment cases to testify in an investigation into alleged abuse of power at Iowa Workforce Development. Former Chief Administrative Law Judge Joe Walsh is the first witness to appear…

posted 2014-08-26 08:13:26 by KXEL

University of Iowa student reports sexual assault

A University of Iowa student says she was sexually assaulted in a residence hall just a few days before the start of the fall semester. The female student told officials she was the victim of nonconsensual sexual contact by an…

posted 2014-08-26 06:02:48 by KXEL

Official: UI student experienced overdose symptoms

Authorities say a University of Iowa student found disoriented at a residence hall appeared to be experiencing overdose symptoms. Dan Stepleton with the Iowa Department of Public Safety's Division of Narcotics Enforcement says that officers found suspicious items in the…

posted 2014-08-26 06:01:37 by KXEL

Iowa DOT to host public auction of small equipment

Office supplies and items for vehicles are up for grabs during a public auction of state-owned equipment. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the auction Sept. 6 will feature everything from laptop computers to storage cabinets.  Oak desks and book…

posted 2014-08-26 06:00:45 by KXEL

Iowa hunting season nears for rabbits, squirrels

Saturday marks the opening day of the annual hunting season for cottontail rabbits as well as fox and gray squirrels. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters should see more rabbits than last year, especially in southern Iowa. The cottontail…

posted 2014-08-26 06:00:07 by KXEL


Officials: Tripoli motorcyclist hit squad car

A motorcyclist faces several charges in connection to a speeding pursuit that ended with a damaged squad car. The Bremer County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 20-year-old Alexander Carl Buss of Tripoli has been charged with several counts including eluding…

posted 2014-08-25 12:56:35 by KXEL

Officials worry over rise in unvaccinated children

Iowa officials are concerned over the increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children. Parents received vaccination exemptions in the 2012-13 school year for nearly 8,000 children.  That's more than triple the number from 12 years ago. While the…

posted 2014-08-25 12:55:19 by KXEL