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Officials say Iowa inmate dies of natural causes

Officials say an inmate assigned to the Iowa State Penitentiary has died of natural causes. The Iowa Department of Corrections says 76-year-old Jimmy Edward Gordon died Wednesday at the Fort Madison prison's medical unit. Department spokesman Fred Scaletta says Gordon's…

posted 2014-11-06 20:30:54 by KXEL

Davenport aldermen OK rezoning of land for casino

Davenport aldermen have unanimously approving the rezoning of about 108 acres for a $110 million casino and other businesses. The aldermen OK'd the rezoning of the land at Interstates 80 and 74 in a special meeting that took about 20…

posted 2014-11-06 14:45:12 by KXEL

What Cheer man gets prison time for killing bald eagle

An Iowa man has been given 60 days in prison for torturing and killing a bald eagle. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced 36-year-old Jason John Thomas of What Cheer on Thursday for taking and possessing a bald eagle. …

posted 2014-11-06 14:43:45 by KXEL

Breda man faces felony charges in fatal car crash

A 21-year-old man accused of providing alcohol to a teenager before a fatal car crash faces felony charges. Matthias V. Stork of Breda is charged with two counts of supplying alcohol resulting in death.  Court records show he has pleaded…

posted 2014-11-06 11:44:18 by KXEL

DNR identifies hunter injured in Monona County

A Dunlap man who was injured late Wednesday afternoon while coyote hunting in Monona County is likely to survive. The Department of Natural Resources says 88-year-old Clark Melby was getting out of his vehicle in a harvested corn field west…

posted 2014-11-06 11:02:35 by KXEL

Burlington man accused of assault in defending daughter

A 55-year-old Burlington man is accused of punching and stabbing someone who he said called his daughter names and used profane language. William Lane is charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault and is due back in court on Nov. 13. Officers…

posted 2014-11-06 08:46:56 by KXEL

New Des Moines County Attorney fires 3 workers

The newly elected Des Moines County attorney has fired a prosecutor, an investigator and a receptionist. County Attorney Amy Beavers fired the employees on Wednesday.  She says she needed to terminate those workers in order to make positive changes in…

posted 2014-11-06 08:19:00 by KXEL

Iowa hunter seriously injured in shooting

Iowa authorities say a man has been seriously injured after accidentally shooting himself while hunting for coyotes. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the elderly man was stepping out of his truck in a harvested cornfield west of Dunlap…

posted 2014-11-06 07:17:11 by KXEL

7 suspected of helping man who shot Sioux City officer

Authorities say seven people have been arrested in Sioux City, suspected of aiding a man who shot a police officer.   A spokesman for federal prosecutors, Tim Duax, on Wednesday declined to identify the seven or address the specific charges…

posted 2014-11-06 06:43:07 by KXEL

Officials say construction worker killed in Middletown

Officials in southeast Iowa say a construction worker was killed when his machinery overturned and submerged underwater. Officials with the Iowa Army and Ammunition Plant say 31-year-old Troy Snaadt was using an excavator Tuesday morning along the bank of Lake…

posted 2014-11-06 06:23:19 by KXEL

Police say 2 killed in car crash in Council Bluffs

Two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in Council Bluffs. Police says a van was traveling Tuesday morning near Veterans Memorial Highway and South Expressway when it struck another car. A passenger in the second car, 47-year-old Wendy…

posted 2014-11-06 06:02:55 by KXEL

Davenport man convicted in strangulation death

A Davenport man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of a man he called his best friend. A Scott County judge found 36-year-old Stephen A. Boeding guilty Wednesday.  Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 4. Boeding said…

posted 2014-11-06 06:01:49 by KXEL