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2014-09-29

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

2014-09-28

Man accused of holding Des Moines mother hostage

Police have charged a 51-year-old man with kidnapping, saying he held his 74-year-old mother hostage in her Des Moines home for five days. A neighbor, who grew concerned after not being able to get in touch with the woman, told…

posted 2014-09-28 11:38:22 by KXEL

Newspapers at Drake University vandalized

Police are investigating after a pile of more than 400 destroyed newspapers was left in front of the office of Drake University's student newspaper. Austin Cannon, managing editor of the Times-Delphic, found the pile of drenched newspapers at about 4…

posted 2014-09-28 11:36:49 by KXEL

Sioux City leaders to seek grant to update hotel

City leaders plan to apply for a state grant to help modernize an aging downtown hotel owned by a Chicago bank after a recent foreclosure sale. Sioux City Economic Development Director Marty Dougherty says that the city will seek an…

posted 2014-09-28 11:31:51 by KXEL

Iowa teen dies 2 days after fight at school

Prosecutors may file additional charges because a western Iowa teen died two days after suffering a head injury during a fight at school. The Pottawattamie County Attorney will review the circumstances of 17-year-old Dakota Escritt's death on Monday. Authorities said…

posted 2014-09-28 11:24:04 by KXEL

2014-09-27

Ex-teacher in Ankeny pleads guilty to sex charge

A former high school teacher in Ankeny has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Mandy Lynn Davenport, 33, told a judge Friday that she had sexual contact with a student.  She had pleaded not…

posted 2014-09-27 10:35:17 by KXEL

Mason City business owner installs wind turbine

After 18 years of effort, a Mason City business owner is finally installing a wind turbine that will power his large property, though not everyone is happy about the project. Work began Thursday on the turbine's installation at wholesale food…

posted 2014-09-27 07:31:04 by KXEL

Man sentenced to life for 2013 killing of officer

A judge formally sentenced a man to life in prison Friday for the killing of a Rockwell City police officer during a standoff last year. Corey Trott, 33, was sentenced in the shooting death of officer Jamie Buenting, who was…

posted 2014-09-27 07:25:38 by KXEL

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