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Celebration planned for off-highway vehicle park

An open house is planned to celebrate the opening of an expanded off-highway vehicle park near Fort Dodge that now features about 30 more miles of trails. The second phase of the Gypsum City OHV Park opened Aug. 12, but…

posted 2014-09-11 06:39:26 by KXEL

Volunteers place US flags at Des Moines park

Volunteers have placed 3,213 American flags in the ground at Gray's Lake Park in Des Moines in preparation for Patriot Day on Thursday. The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department said the flags are the key part of the Tribute…

posted 2014-09-11 06:25:48 by KXEL


Davenport senator says surgeons remove brain tumor

A state senator said surgeons have successfully removed a tumor from his brain and he expects to attend the opening of the legislative session in January. In a statement released Wednesday, Sen. Joe Seng, of Davenport, said the surgery Tuesday…

posted 2014-09-10 12:42:09 by KXEL

Iowa stabbing suspect arrested in western Illinois

A man suspected of fatally stabbing a Davenport woman and injuring her husband has been captured in western Illinois. Rock Island County Sheriff Jeff Boyd said Tuesday that Gary Fortune had been apprehended but didn't provide any other details.  Fortune…

posted 2014-09-10 09:52:10 by KXEL


Judge: Iowa pharmacy owner to have separate trials

A Des Moines pharmacy owner accused of selling nearly 700,000 pills of addictive painkillers will have a separate federal trial on allegations that he misspent company money and failed to pay taxes, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge James Gritzner…

posted 2014-09-09 21:33:52 by KXEL

Des Moines to use flags to honor 9/11 victims

The city of Des Moines plans on placing more than 3,200 flags near a popular lake to honor victims of 9/11. The Des Moines Parks and Recreation said the "Tribute Trail" at Gray's Lake will feature 3,213 individual flags to…

posted 2014-09-09 10:56:08 by KXEL

Wesley man gets 25 years for shooting man

A 26-year-old Wesley man has been given 25 years in prison for shooting another Wesley man during a fight. Andrew Zeitler was sentenced on Monday in Kossuth County District Court. Zeitler had been charged with attempted murder and other crimes,…

posted 2014-09-09 10:54:00 by KXEL