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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


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

Iowa exits Common Core assessment group

Gov. Terry Branstad is removing Iowa from an organization created to develop an assessment system for the Common Core education standards. A Branstad spokesman said Tuesday that Branstad last week sent a letter to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, seeking…

posted 2014-08-12 20:52:42 by KXEL

Dunkerton places police chief on leave for inquiry

The Dunkerton City Council has placed the northeast Iowa city's police chief on leave until an investigation is completed. The council voted unanimously to take the action Monday night after a private meeting. Police Chief Tim Schultz will remain on…

posted 2014-08-12 20:51:37 by KXEL

Waterloo police arrest woman driving cart along road

A woman was charged with theft after police found her driving a motorized shopping cart along a road, miles from the supermarket where she had started. Police stopped 49-year-old Julie Cae Briggs on Monday while she was driving a cart…

posted 2014-08-12 20:49:58 by KXEL

Holy Cross man wins auctioneer contest at fair

An eastern Iowa man has been crowned the top auctioneer of an annual bid calling contest at the Iowa State Fair, and he says he will donate the prize money to the families of four teenage boys killed earlier this…

posted 2014-08-12 13:27:15 by KXEL