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2014-07-27

Records detail man's death after stun gun use

Newly released records show that a 39-year-old man was shocked with stun guns at least 15 times before his death as Worth County Sheriff's deputies tried to subdue him. The Des Moines Register filed a lawsuit to obtain the records…

posted 2014-07-27 16:09:03 by KXEL

Small plane makes emergency landing on Gresham Rd

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says a single engine airplane made an emergency landing Saturday night. Officials say the pilot had engine trouble and had to land the plane about 8 p.m. on Gresham Road just east of Wagner…

posted 2014-07-27 09:19:51 by KXEL

Iowa City police investigate shooting on Ped Mall

Iowa City police say they have arrested a juvenile who was shooting a weapon into the air and are searching for another. Police say several shots were fired Sunday morning at the pedestrian mall downtown.  Witnesses tell police two people…

posted 2014-07-27 09:15:52 by KXEL

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law

A narrowly focused medical marijuana law just took effect in Iowa, but advocates are already hoping they can expand access to the drug for the chronically ill. State lawmakers this year approved legislation allowing the use of oil derived from…

posted 2014-07-27 09:13:07 by KXEL

2014-07-26

Accepting food stamps to cost some Iowa retailers

The Iowa Department of Human Services is warning that some Iowa businesses will have to pay for equipment and supplies, or pay transaction fees, to accept food stamp payments. The agency says the change comes courtesy of this year's federal…

posted 2014-07-26 18:36:58 by KXEL

Business donates tools to replace stolen ones

The house-building nonprofit Habitat for Humanity has received a bit of charity of its own. Dubuque farm supply business Theisen's donated tools to the group to replace those recently stolen. Thieves stole all of Habitat for Humanity's power tools left…

posted 2014-07-26 18:35:30 by KXEL

Alburnett man dies in motorcycle crash

A 36-year-old Alburnett man has died following a motorcycle accident just south of Palo. Linn County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Covington Road and Chain Bridge Road at 8:10 Saturday morning. Deputies say Benjamin L. Kinkead lost…

posted 2014-07-26 16:16:07 by KXEL

Des Moines toddler treated after fall from window

A Des Moines toddler is lucky to be alive after falling from a second-story window. Rescue crews were called to a Des Moines house after the 1-year-old girl fell Friday afternoon. Police say the fall appears to be an accident.…

posted 2014-07-26 16:10:15 by KXEL

Anamosa still cleaning up tree damage

The eastern Iowa town of Anamosa is still cleaning up a mass of downed trees, nearly a month after a June 30 wind storm raked the area. City Administrator Alan Johnson says that uprooted large tree trunks and damaged and…

posted 2014-07-26 16:08:33 by KXEL

Trial set for Riceville woman charged with sex abuse

A northeast Iowa woman will stand trial in September on charges of sexually abusing a teenage boy. Court officials say that 22-year-old Mindy Jo Fetters of Riceville will stand trial Sept. 17 in Mitchell County District Court. Fetters pleaded not…

posted 2014-07-26 16:07:03 by KXEL

Polk County Jail refusing immigration detainers

The Polk County Jail is now among the growing list of local law enforcement agencies that are no longer honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant. Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy issued the order in…

posted 2014-07-26 16:05:26 by KXEL

Spike in heroin deaths alarms authorities

Authorities in eastern Iowa's Johnson County are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of heroin overdose deaths. In the first six months of this year, 10 heroin-related deaths have occurred in Johnson County.  That's a 233 percent increase from…

posted 2014-07-26 16:03:41 by KXEL

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