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Western Iowa police chase ends in Missouri River

A high-speed chase through western Iowa has ended with a crash into the Missouri River and a manhunt for one suspect who escaped the scene. Pottawattamie County authorities say the chase began in Missouri Valley on Wednesday and involved officers…

posted 2014-10-30 06:21:22 by KXEL


Shenandoah man faces murder charge in girlfriend's death

A southwest Iowa man has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 death of his girlfriend. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 34-year-old Brian Davis of Shenandoah was arrested Wednesday.  He is being held at the Fremont County…

posted 2014-10-29 20:30:29 by KXEL

3 northwest Iowa schools placed on lockdown

Authorities in northwest Iowa say they have placed three schools on lockdown as they search for a male student who they believe brought a gun to school earlier in the week and made threats. The Woodbury County Sheriff's Office says…

posted 2014-10-29 13:19:16 by KXEL

DOC: Man did not return from work release in Ames

Authorities say they're looking for a man who failed to return from a work release assignment in central Iowa. The Iowa Department of Corrections says 24-year-old Nelson Messiah Humes was placed on escape status Saturday.  He is accused of failing…

posted 2014-10-29 10:51:57 by KXEL

Iowa fugitive awaits Vermont bail to drive home

An Iowa sheriff's deputy says his agency has contracted to pick up a man in a Vermont jail so he can face charges in his home state. Thirty-two-year-old Christopher M. Wood was arrested in the northeastern Vermont town of St.…

posted 2014-10-29 09:41:52 by KXEL

Davenport man charged in $2.7 million Illinois fraud case

Federal authorities say an Iowa man has been charged with defrauding his former employer in Illinois of at least $2.7 million. U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis said 47-year-old Dominic Scodeller of Davenport, Iowa, was arrested Tuesday on charges of fraud and…

posted 2014-10-29 07:25:41 by KXEL

OSHA orders BNSF Railway to pay for work violation

The U.S. Department of Labor says BNSF Railway Co. violated federal law when it disciplined a worker in Iowa who was sick and took doctor-ordered leave. The department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says BNSF disciplined a conductor at its…

posted 2014-10-29 06:50:14 by KXEL

Inmate dies at Scott County jail in Davenport

Authorities say a 33-year-old male inmate has died at the Scott County Jail in Davenport. The Scott County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that medical aid was summoned a little before 12:45 a.m. Wednesday when Lawrence Bonner appeared…

posted 2014-10-29 06:47:49 by KXEL


Commercial air flights returning to Fort Dodge airport

Commercial air flights will return to Fort Dodge with Air Choice One offering trips to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Fort Dodge has been without air service since Great Lakes Airlines stopped flights in February, because of a lack of pilots.…

posted 2014-10-28 12:32:54 by KXEL

Remsen council OKs $140,000 lawsuit settlement

The northwest Iowa city of Remsen has settled a lawsuit filed by its former utilities director after he was fired. The City Council last month approved paying $140,000 to Steve Pick.  The federal lawsuit was dismissed on Oct. 14.  As…

posted 2014-10-28 09:52:55 by KXEL

Sioux City elementary schools to get security cameras

Sioux City will install security cameras in its 17 elementary schools and update cameras in middle and high schools. Officials say the move will help ensure the security of students and staff. Technology director Neil Schroeder of the Sioux City…

posted 2014-10-28 09:51:46 by KXEL

Man sentenced in Mason City public piano vandalism

A 22-year-old Des Moines man has been sentenced for flipping over a public piano in Mason City. Coltin Schupbach on Monday was given a deferred judgment, two years of probation and ordered to pay more than $1,400 in restitution.  Under…

posted 2014-10-28 08:35:34 by KXEL