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Frozen pipe insurance to be offered in Sioux City

The City Council has agreed to help an insurer market coverage for damage from frozen water and sewer pipes in Sioux City. On Monday the council approved an agreement with HomeServe USA.  Mayor Bob Scott says he hopes people can…

posted 2014-10-07 07:24:23 by KXEL

Old Clear Lake water tower won't become a home

The Clear Lake City Council has taken another step toward tearing down an old water tower, thwarting a resident's proposal to turn the tower into a home. Aldin Stecker told the council on Monday night about his plans for the…

posted 2014-10-07 06:46:30 by KXEL


Officials set new curfew for youth in Montrose

Officials have set a new curfew for youth in the southeast community of Montrose. The Montrose City Council voted Thursday to change curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day.  There will be exceptions for special events and…

posted 2014-10-06 20:51:18 by KXEL

Iowa revokes online lender's license over loans

Officials have revoked an online lender's Iowa license over allegations of exorbitant interest rates. The Iowa Superintendent of Banking said Monday that CashCall Inc. must pay $1.5 million in restitution costs and stop lending money to Iowa residents. The state's…

posted 2014-10-06 12:47:56 by KXEL

Man who posed as TV meteorologist sentenced

A Davenport man who posed as a local television meteorologist has been fined and given probation. Online court records say 24-year-old Matt Wendt pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of identity theft.  He was given a year of probation. He…

posted 2014-10-06 09:12:46 by KXEL

Iowa-Illinois bridge reopening delayed again

The reopening of the Centennial Bridge linking Davenport with Rock Island, Illinois, has been delayed again. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Friday's scheduled reopening will be delayed several more days because of "work that needs to be completed." …

posted 2014-10-06 08:03:17 by KXEL

Storm Lake railroad crossings may be closed

Storm Lake officials are considering closing some railroad crossings around the northwest Iowa community. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday evening to discuss vacating four streets and four sidewalks that cross tracks in downtown Storm Lake. Assistant City Manager…

posted 2014-10-06 06:26:26 by KXEL


Iowa court agrees to reconsider crash sentence

A northern Iowa court has agreed to reconsider the 10-year prison sentence of a Kensett man convicted of vehicular homicide. A Worth County District judge has set a hearing for reconsideration of 48-year-old Michael Chodur's sentence for Dec. 8. Chodur…

posted 2014-10-04 12:39:23 by KXEL

Sioux City officer shot; suspect in custody

Police say a man suspected of shooting a Sioux City officer is in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after turning a gun on himself. The incident began late Friday afternoon when police officers were called to a Sioux City house for…

posted 2014-10-04 12:37:18 by KXEL

Des Moines zoning board denies landmark status

A zoning board has denied a request to grant landmark status to a 57-year-old YMCA building in downtown Des Moines. That means the highly visible riverfront structure could be demolished. Former city councilman Jack Porter made the request for the…

posted 2014-10-04 07:25:07 by KXEL

Suspect in custody after Sioux City officer shot

Sioux City police say a suspect is in custody after the shooting of an officer earlier in the day. Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick says officers responding to a reported disturbance at a residence encountered a man Friday around 5:00 p.m. who…

posted 2014-10-04 07:23:04 by KXEL


Suspended student reassigned to different school

District administrators say a student suspended after he was involved in a fight that left another student dead won't return to the high school but will be assigned to an alternative school. The 16-year-old student was suspended last month from…

posted 2014-10-03 15:07:17 by KXEL