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Sioux City wants to recruit vets to fill jobs

Leaders in Sioux City are encouraging businesses to hire veterans so it can become the first city to gain a Home Base Iowa designation. Home Base Iowa is a new private-public partnership seeking to make Iowa a job destination for…

posted 2014-09-30 10:04:55 by KXEL

Lab returns tests on capsules found at Iowa prison

Lab results show hundreds of capsules found at a northern Iowa prison tested negative for any controlled substances. The Iowa Department of Public Safety made the announcement Monday about the 300 to 400 capsules found earlier this month at the…

posted 2014-09-30 05:59:31 by KXEL

Davenport man charged with vehicular homicide in wreck

A Davenport man has been charged with vehicular homicide following a car wreck that killed two Illinois men. Twenty-four-year-old Kai Miller is charged with homicide by vehicle, operating while intoxicated and two counts of serious injury by vehicle in connection…

posted 2014-09-30 05:58:18 by KXEL

EPA: Pipe company had violations at Council Bluffs facility

Environmental officials say a pipe company must pay $950,000 for air and water violations at its former Council Bluffs facility. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 7 says Griffin Pipe Products must pay the civil penalty after multiple violations. The…

posted 2014-09-30 05:53:50 by KXEL

Officials: 2 teens killed in Storm Lake car wreck

Authorities say two teenagers have been killed and several people hospitalized following a car wreck in Storm Lake. The Buena Vista County Sheriff's Department says a pickup truck collided head-on with another car Monday morning on a gravel road. A…

posted 2014-09-30 05:52:56 by KXEL

Police: 6 arrested in Davenport high school fight

Two adults and four juveniles have been arrested after a fight broke out at the Davenport Central High School cafeteria. Davenport police say that 18-year-old Jamezaria Bailey struck a person several times with a chair from the cafeteria on Monday. …

posted 2014-09-30 05:51:31 by KXEL


Des Moines announces interim police chief

A veteran law enforcement official has been named interim police chief for Des Moines. The city announced Monday that Maj. Douglas B. Harvey will take over the duties of Chief Judy Bradshaw.  He will hold the position until a permanent…

posted 2014-09-29 12:19:18 by KXEL

Des Moines School District opts out of survey

The state's largest school district is opting not to participate in a survey of student behavior. The biannual Iowa Youth Survey, given to sixth-, eighth- and 11-graders, identifies behavior trends and gathers data about risks confronted by Iowa's youth. Spokesman…

posted 2014-09-29 08:24:10 by KXEL

New program allows farmers to help alleviate hunger

In Iowa, 389,000 Iowans are food insecure — meaning they do not always know where they’ll find their next meal. Roughly one in five children, or 19.3 percent, are food insecure. Feeding America and its partner, the Iowa Food Bank…

posted 2014-09-29 06:51:46 by KXEL

Trooper: Davenport man dies during police chase

The Iowa State Patrol says a man has died during a police chase after crashing head-on into a semitrailer. Troopers say 26-year-old Scott Trimble of Davenport died Sunday in Jasper County.  The Patrol says he was driving on Interstate 80…

posted 2014-09-29 06:47:19 by KXEL

2 kidnapping attempts reported in Webster County

Authorities are investigating two attempted kidnappings reported in the same Iowa county. The Webster County sheriff's office received two reports on Sunday, one in the town of Gowrie and the other in Dayton. Sheriff James Stubbs says two girls were…

posted 2014-09-29 06:46:04 by KXEL

Missing Muscatine man found by off-duty officer

An 81-year-old Muscatine man who went missing has been found safe after a chance encounter with an off-duty State Patrol trooper. William Morgan was found Sunday at a campground near the Coralville Reservoir. Morgan, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's…

posted 2014-09-29 06:44:46 by KXEL