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New trial set for former Des Moines officer

A February trial date has been set for a former Des Moines police officer accused of excessive force. The trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 9 for Colin Boone.  Earlier this month a federal jury acquitted Boone of falsifying records,…

posted 2014-11-13 05:47:48 by KXEL

Bernie Sanders to appear at Iowa progressive event

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will headline a liberal advocacy group event in Iowa next month. Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic says Sanders will give the keynote address Dec. 16 at the group's holiday party in Altoona. Sanders, an…

posted 2014-11-13 05:47:09 by KXEL


Davenport man accused of child abuse

Authorities say a man has been charged in an ongoing child abuse investigation in Davenport. The Scott County Sheriff's Office say 24-year-old Thomas E. Jenkins of Davenport has pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual abuse.  A court hearing is scheduled…

posted 2014-11-12 17:45:55 by KXEL

Davenport man resentenced in overdose death

A judge has resentenced a Davenport man who was convicted in a teenager's overdose death. In 2011, 33-year-old Colby Josvanger was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing methadone in 2009 to 18-year-old Zachary Sullivan, who…

posted 2014-11-12 17:44:38 by KXEL

Officer: Ex-Iowa senator fails 3rd drug test

A probation officer says former Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson has now tested positive three times for marijuana in his system while awaiting sentencing in a campaign money case. Federal court documents filed Wednesday reveal that two urine samples from Sorensen…

posted 2014-11-12 16:21:21 by KXEL

3 plead guilty to helping convicted Iowa felon

Three people have pleaded guilty to helping a convicted Iowa felon escape the state in 2012. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Mark Hill, Brandon Hinesly and Janelle Zoch pleaded guilty recently to conspiracy to obstruct justice.  The convicted felon, Darwin…

posted 2014-11-12 14:47:42 by KXEL

Officials euthanize giraffe at Blank Park Zoo

Officials say an aging giraffe at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines was euthanized due to health complications. Chad Comer, the zoo's animal curator, says 21-year-old Shani had severe ligament and joint problems that were depleting her quality of…

posted 2014-11-12 13:31:34 by KXEL

School board approves Wi-Fi plan in Council Bluffs

The city of Council Bluffs and school district are pursuing citywide free wireless Internet services. The school board of the Council Bluffs Community School District approved a partnership agreement with the city Monday. The agreement establishes the Council Bluffs Area…

posted 2014-11-12 13:29:41 by KXEL

Fort Dodge Vietnam War memorial dedicated

More than 100 people have gathered for the dedication of a Vietnam War memorial in Fort Dodge. The memorial, called "Gone but Not Forgotten," honors not only the 19 Webster County residents who died in the war but all others…

posted 2014-11-12 12:59:05 by KXEL

Columbus school board likely to cut teaching jobs

The Columbus school board likely will cut several teaching positions to help deal with a budget shortfall. The district's education board approved a budget work plan at a special meeting Monday that would save around $700,000. The proposal calls for…

posted 2014-11-12 09:58:41 by KXEL

Des Moines man exchanges gunshots with robbers

Police say a Des Moines man has exchanged gunshots with some men who robbed his neighbor. The gunplay erupted Tuesday night after three or four men entered a home while the man and woman inside were watching television.  The couple…

posted 2014-11-12 09:57:02 by KXEL

Principal: Council Bluffs student brings bullet to school

Authorities in western Iowa say an elementary school student traded a bullet for Pokemon cards with another student on a school bus. Titan Hill Intermediate School Principal Kent Stopak says that officials are deciding whether the second grade student will…

posted 2014-11-12 06:01:29 by KXEL