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Man charged with Eldon bait shop slaying

A 24-year-old man has been charged with killing a man whose body was found inside a southeast Iowa bait shop. Authorities say Ricky Davidson was arrested around 1 p.m. Monday.  He's charged with murder and burglary in slaying of 64-year-old…

posted 2014-11-25 06:26:21 by KXEL


Webster City Boy Scout troop restores nativity scene

A Boy Scout troop has restored a barn-like structure used for many years as a nativity scene in Webster City. The structure was built as part of an Eagle Scout project by Brandon Hayes in 1989.  Local organizations contributed to…

posted 2014-11-24 15:57:12 by KXEL

Bottled water advisory issued for Churdan

The Department of Natural Resources and the city of Churdan in Greene County have issued a bottled water advisory following loss of water pressure shortly after noon on Monday. The pressure loss occurred as a valve started leaking as the…

posted 2014-11-24 13:33:09 by KXEL

Officials: 3 still hospitalized after crash kills 5

Authorities say three people remain hospitalized following a two-car collision that killed five people near Sloan. The Iowa State Patrol says 70-year-old Larry Malone and 37-year-old Jessica Malone are being treated at Mercy Medical Center Sioux City.  Fifty-three-year-old Shishay Gidey…

posted 2014-11-24 12:58:55 by KXEL

Northwest Iowa man pleads not guilty in wife's abuse

A northwest Iowa man accused of sexually abusing his wife and forcing her to terminate pregnancies has pleaded not guilty to charges. The 54-year-old man entered the written plea Monday in Buena Vista County District Court.  He is charged with…

posted 2014-11-24 12:08:18 by KXEL

Mason City elderly get Thanksgiving meal after all

Volunteers have held an annual Thanksgiving meal for the elderly after having to scramble when health officials objected to a food preparation plan. This year's free Mason City Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner was canceled after the Cerro Gordo County's public…

posted 2014-11-24 11:39:46 by KXEL

Autopsy set on body of Davenport man

An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday on the body of a 28-year-old Davenport man. Police say Daniel Labarre was found by officers sent to the scene of a shooting early Saturday morning.  Police say Labarre died later at a…

posted 2014-11-24 08:56:43 by KXEL

84-year-old Long Grove man killed in crash

Authorities say an elderly man has died after a semitrailer struck his car while he was pulling out of a driveway in rural Scott County. The Scott County Sheriff's Office says 84-year-old William Flenker of Long Grove was hit on…

posted 2014-11-24 07:23:19 by KXEL

Ice brings early end to 2014 shipping season

Icy conditions have forced an early end to shipping on the Upper Mississippi River. The season officially closed Thursday with the towboat Mary K. Cavarra and its load of four barges heading south through Lock & Dam Number 2 at…

posted 2014-11-24 04:58:48 by KXEL

Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of the U.S. nuclear force amid a gambling investigation is denying that he made the counterfeit casino chips he was caught using at an Iowa casino poker table. Investigative records obtained…

posted 2014-11-24 04:57:49 by KXEL


Iowa Democrats regroup after midterm losses

After a bruising midterm election where they lost a competitive Senate race and emerged with just one of four congressional seats, Iowa Democrats are trying to regroup. The recent results mean that Iowa will no longer have a congressional delegation…

posted 2014-11-23 19:04:07 by KXEL

Authorities identify 5 people killed in crash near Sloan

Iowa authorities have identified the five people killed in a head-on crash near Sloan this weekend. The Iowa State Patrol released the names of the people who died in the Saturday afternoon crash that happened on Iowa Highway 141 east…

posted 2014-11-23 19:02:16 by KXEL