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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

Illinois firm buys former Sioux City riverboat casino

The owner of the former Argosy floating casino in Sioux City has sold the three-deck boat and two barges. Mike's Inc., an Illinois company, says it purchased the vessels, but didn't disclose how much it paid for them. The structures…

posted 2014-10-03 14:17:09 by KXEL

Inmates had pills, phones, hammer

Inmates at a Rockwell City prison were found in possession of pills, cellphones and a hammer in a series of incidents last month raising questions about security. Records released to The Associated Press show one inmate was trying to break…

posted 2014-10-03 12:49:11 by KXEL

Firm releases new schedule for Younkers building

A design firm remodeling the old Younkers building in downtown Des Moines says redevelopment plans sidelined by a fire could be back on track as early as this year. David Vos, development director for Alexander Co. in Madison, Wisconsin, says…

posted 2014-10-03 11:46:54 by KXEL

DNR: Part of flooded Riverton wildlife area reopens

An entrance and boat ramp into a wildlife management area in southwest Iowa has reopened because of receding floodwaters. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Friday that much of the parking area at a boat…

posted 2014-10-03 11:45:26 by KXEL