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2014-08-14

Roof issues cause problems at Dubuque church

Members of a church in Dubuque are looking for somewhere to hold services for three to six months while engineers fix serious roof issues at their building. There are serious issues with the roof at St. Elias The Prophet Church. …

posted 2014-08-14 13:54:17 by KXEL

Former cop may be resentenced for 2008 beating

A federal appeals court says a former Des Moines police officer sentenced to less than two years in prison for severely beating a man during a 2008 traffic stop should serve much longer. A three-member panel of the 8th U.S.…

posted 2014-08-14 12:10:41 by KXEL

Demolition likely for Des Moines mansion

A 54-year-old mansion on Des Moines' south side prized by preservationists could be torn down soon after the city issued a demolition permit. The city issued the demolition permit for the home, which was owned by David and Liz Kruidenier. …

posted 2014-08-14 10:04:10 by KXEL

Old Capital's dome to undergo more renovations

An Iowa college says it wants to renovate a building's dome that was once destroyed in a fire and then reconstructed. The University of Iowa plans to spend about $1.5 million to repair the Old Capitol's roof and cupola.  Areas…

posted 2014-08-14 08:21:41 by KXEL

Mason City surgeon fined for operating on wrong finger

The Iowa Board of Medicine has fined a Mason City surgeon for operating on the wrong finger of a patient. The board issued a warning and imposed a $2,500 fine Wednesday on Dr. Rene Recinos.  The board said in a…

posted 2014-08-14 06:41:48 by KXEL

Vandals damage Buchanan County building

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is investigating extensive vandalism at the former Buchanan County Home near Independence. The vandalism was reported Tuesday, and deputies found that someone had entered the building and broken windows, door, toilets and mirrors.  Vandals also…

posted 2014-08-14 04:30:43 by KXEL

Branstad, Hatch to meet for first debate today

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch are set to face off in their first debate. Branstad and Hatch are scheduled to meet Thursday at the Iowa State Fair.  This will be the first of three debates in…

posted 2014-08-14 04:29:54 by KXEL

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

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