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83-year-old hospitalized after home invasion

An 83-year-old Des Moines woman was hospitalized after a home invader attacked her. Police said Phyllis Tawney was headed to bed Tuesday night when she saw a man in her bathroom. The intruder grabbed her cane and ripped off her…

posted 2014-09-25 05:00:39 by KXEL

Construction on Davenport buildings to start soon

Construction is expected to start in a few months on two historic downtown Davenport buildings as part of a $60 million project, a St. Louis developer said. The City Square project announced last year includes the Parker and Putnam buildings…

posted 2014-09-25 04:59:31 by KXEL


4 state administrators appeal job reclassification

Four state government administrators responsible for regulating hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities claim their jobs were illegally turned into political appointments last year by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration and they're fighting back, one of the administrators said.…

posted 2014-09-24 14:50:51 by KXEL

Reynolds announces mentoring for young women

Iowa is launching a statewide effort to recruit mentors to encourage young women to consider careers in science and technology, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday. The effort is part of a national campaign called Million Women Mentors.  The Iowa…

posted 2014-09-24 11:50:32 by KXEL

Vehicle driven by Davenport police chief hits woman

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a crash in which a vehicle driven by Davenport's police chief hit a woman in a wheelchair. The incident happened Tuesday morning when Police Chief Frank Donchez was driving in downtown Davenport. According to…

posted 2014-09-24 10:46:53 by KXEL

West Des Moines has plan to save some ash trees

West Des Moines officials have decided to use an insecticide to save some city ash trees from a pest that's killed millions of ashes elsewhere in the country. The city had planned to remove all 1,100 city ashes over four…

posted 2014-09-24 08:19:20 by KXEL

Rockwell man thrown from horse flown to hospital

A man who was thrown from a horse has been flown to a Mason City hospital for treatment. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office said officers and medics were dispatched around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday to an address in Rockwell.  They…

posted 2014-09-24 08:17:37 by KXEL

West Burlington police chief moved to rehab facility

The West Burlington police chief has been moved into a Davenport rehabilitation facility to help him cope with his paralysis. Frank Newberry became paralyzed from the waist down on Sept. 5 after a disc in his back ruptured, damaging his…

posted 2014-09-24 08:16:07 by KXEL

Digging restarts at site where mammoth bones found

Researchers have resumed digging after a two-month hiatus at a site where mammoth bones were found in southern Iowa's rural Mashaka County. Wet weather had prevented excavation of the site where scientists in June discovered the bones while cleaning up…

posted 2014-09-24 06:01:56 by KXEL

Rules for guns on Davenport property to change

The city of Davenport is changing a policy to allow elected officials to carry weapons on city-owned property if they have state permits. But city employees, excluding police, will still be required to receive approval from the city administrator to…

posted 2014-09-24 06:00:45 by KXEL

Motor home bursts into flames during sale

Authorities say a West Des Moines woman was trying to sell a motor home when it burst into flames. Police say Melissa Betts was showing the 1978 Shasta motor home to a potential buyer Monday night.  She had put in…

posted 2014-09-24 05:59:30 by KXEL

Scott County officials look into officer-involved shooting

An autopsy is scheduled for a Davenport man killed in an officer-involved shooting, authorities said Tuesday. The Scott County Sheriff's Office said an autopsy will be performed Wednesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for James A. Cave,…

posted 2014-09-24 05:57:09 by KXEL