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Police say arrest made in Des Moines hit-and-run

Des Moines police say an arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of a 55-year-old man. Reports of a person in the road in eastern Des Moines led officers early Saturday to the discovery of the body of Kenneth…

posted 2014-10-18 17:47:28 by KXEL

4 people injured in rollover accident near Alburnett

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says four people were injured in a rollover accident south of Alburnett Friday afternoon. At about 3:44 p.m., first responders were dispatched to a rollover accident on North Alburnett Road north of White Road.  Deputies…

posted 2014-10-18 07:25:34 by KXEL

Demolition nears for downtown Des Moines buildings

An insurance company plans to begin demolishing three downtown Des Moines structures to make room for a new office building. EMC Insurance spokeswoman Lisa Hamilton says that crews will begin tearing down the three brick buildings next week. The century-old…

posted 2014-10-18 07:14:14 by KXEL

Some Dubuque landlords call renter proposal unfair

Some property owners in Dubuque are objecting to a proposal that would require them to consider all types of income equally when choosing renters. But others, including some landlords, say adding it to the city's human rights ordinance could help…

posted 2014-10-18 07:13:13 by KXEL

Off-duty sheriff's deputy charged in assault

An off-duty Iowa sheriff's deputy has been charged with assault and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said Friday that 35-year-old Jeffrey Allen Athey, a Chickasaw County sheriff's deputy, was arrested on Oct.…

posted 2014-10-18 07:09:50 by KXEL

Insurance to change for some low-income Iowans

One of two health insurers providing coverage to low-income Iowa residents through a state program is withdrawing its services. The Iowa Department of Human Services announced Friday that CoOportunity Health will soon no longer be an insurance option for those…

posted 2014-10-18 07:08:55 by KXEL

Rumors of gun violence force football game forfeit

Des Moines school officials say East High School has been forced to forfeit its football game against Ames because of internet rumors about possible gun violence. The Iowa High School Athletic Association gave East the option to forfeit the Friday…

posted 2014-10-18 07:06:35 by KXEL

Developer plans apartments in Register building

An Indianapolis-based development firm plans to convert the former Des Moines Register Building into apartments. The Des Moines Register reported Friday that The Whitsett Group wants to begin a $36 million renovation of the downtown building around March 2015.  The…

posted 2014-10-18 07:05:38 by KXEL

Group reminisces about Des Moines' streetcar era

The streetcar era ended in Des Moines in 1951, and more than six decades later only about six of the 400 or so former operators are still alive. Most are in their 90s, and each month three or four of…

posted 2014-10-18 07:03:02 by KXEL


Planned boycott prompts Dunkerton to forfeit game

A plan by some Dunkerton High School players to boycott a football game has prompted officials to forfeit the match. District Superintendent Jim Stanton said Friday that some students decided to boycott the game to show support for another player…

posted 2014-10-17 13:38:46 by KXEL

State offers incentives for 3 company projects

Iowa economic development officials have approved incentives for three companies that promise to create 281 jobs and spend $39 million to locate new facilities or expand in Iowa. The Iowa Economic Development Authority on Friday says it approved tax credits…

posted 2014-10-17 13:30:36 by KXEL

Cedar Rapids police make burglary arrest

Cedar Rapids police have made an arrest in connection with a residential burglary that occurred Wednesday on the city's northwest side. Police have charged 25-year-old Erik Williams, of Chicago, Ilinois, with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft. Investigators…

posted 2014-10-17 12:44:19 by KXEL