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Student charged in Council Bluffs high school fire

The Council Bluffs Community School District says a 14-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree arson in connection to a high school fire. District officials said Wednesday that two boys were involved in the Tuesday incident at Abraham Lincoln High…

posted 2014-11-20 07:17:07 by KXEL


Oskaloosa woman found guilty of killing daughter

A jury has found an Oskaloosa woman guilty of killing her young daughter earlier this year. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday afternoon against 21-year-old Alicia Ritenour in Mahaska County District Court. She was convicted of first-degree murder and child endangerment…

posted 2014-11-19 19:37:15 by KXEL

Police say Spencer High School safe after bomb threat

Authorities say a northern Iowa high school evacuated after a bomb threat has been declared safe. The Spencer Police Department says students at Spencer High School were taken back to the school Wednesday afternoon then dismissed for the day. A…

posted 2014-11-19 19:35:14 by KXEL

Car hits 9-year-old boy in Council Bluffs

A 9-year-old boy has suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car in Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs Police Department Sgt. Jason Bailey says Joshua McNutt was hit Wednesday morning at an intersection. Witnesses told police the boy was walking…

posted 2014-11-19 11:12:17 by KXEL

Davenport man charged after mother found dead

A 46-year-old Davenport man has been arrested after authorities found his mother's emaciated body in an apartment. Donald W. Bohling was charged with dependent adult abuse with serious injury. Police say they found Bohling's mother, 79-year-old Marilyn Bohling, dead inside…

posted 2014-11-19 10:58:47 by KXEL

Burlington woman to receive honor from Milwaukee police

A Burlington woman is being honored for her part in saving a man's life at a Milwaukee music festival over the summer. Shelley Jochims and her family were attending Summerfest in July when her husband saw man collapse on the…

posted 2014-11-19 10:41:30 by KXEL

Greenfield school district apologizes to students

School officials have issued an apology to victims of a 2011 hazing incident at a Greenfield high school. The apology came as part of a settlement Tuesday from the incident in the high school's wrestling room. Two students were originally…

posted 2014-11-19 08:48:17 by KXEL

Owner of dog killed in trap won't sue city

A woman whose dog was killed by a trap set in a Davenport park says she has no intention of suing the city. Leah Masterson says that she called the trapper to tell him she understands that he did not…

posted 2014-11-19 08:14:24 by KXEL

Fire causes evacuation at Council Bluffs school

Council Bluffs authorities are investigating a fire that led to the evacuation of an area high school. No injuries were reported after the fire at Abraham Lincoln High School on Tuesday.  Council Bluffs Fire Marshal Larry Wohlers says someone intentionally…

posted 2014-11-19 06:27:44 by KXEL

Iowa agency wants $2,000 for prison rape records

The Iowa Public Information Board's leader says it's OK for an agency to charge more than $2,000 for access to mandatory reports about sexual violence in Iowa prisons. Executive director Keith Luchtel said the charge by the Iowa Department of…

posted 2014-11-19 04:31:49 by KXEL


Police investigate deaths of 2 found in Fairfield motel

Authorities say they're investigating the deaths of two people found in a motel room in southeast Iowa. Fairfield police say 20-year-old Alexandra Higdon and 24-year-old Casey Griffin were found unconscious Sunday morning at a Super 8 motel room.  They were…

posted 2014-11-18 17:44:08 by KXEL

Prosecutors want ex-lawmaker's sex abuse trial moved

Prosecutors have made the rare move of seeking a change in venue in the trial of a former state lawmaker accused of sexual abuse. Former state Rep. Henry Rayhons of Garner is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and has pleaded…

posted 2014-11-18 14:49:57 by KXEL