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Clear Lake police say woman stole about $30,000

An Iowa woman has been accused of stealing about $30,000 from a pharmacy company where she worked. Clear Lake police say 29-year-old Abigail Roberts was arrested Sunday.  She is charged with ongoing criminal conduct and first-degree theft. Authorities say a…

posted 2014-10-13 20:03:51 by KXEL

Prosecutors shield plea deal with Orange City babysitter

Prosecutors are keeping secret, for now, the details of a plea agreement with an Iowa daycare provider charged with fatally injuring a three-year-old girl in her care. The Iowa Attorney General's Office and the Sioux County attorney refused Monday to…

posted 2014-10-13 14:50:43 by KXEL

Wapello County attorney says no charges in killing

The Wapello County attorney says no charges will be filed in the shooting death of a 49-year-old man last summer. County Attorney Gary Oldenburger released a statement saying Bobbi Leedom shot and killed her husband, Clinton Gus Leedom, early on…

posted 2014-10-13 14:49:48 by KXEL

Diner may have new home at Muscatine High School

Muscatine High School may be the proud new owner of a diner that dates back to the 1930s if the school board approves the gift. The Clamshell Diner, a portable model of Valentine Diners, has been in Muscatine for about…

posted 2014-10-13 14:48:35 by KXEL

LeClaire distillery expands with new warehouse

A LeClaire distillery is expanding with work to build more warehouse space and create a patio spot for visitors. Mississippi River Distilling Co. has begun a $125,000 project that will create more storage space where barrels containing Cody Road Bourbon…

posted 2014-10-13 12:20:13 by KXEL

Iowan suspected of shooting officer dies in Omaha

A man suspected of shooting a Sioux City police officer has died at an Omaha hospital. A Nebraska Medical Center spokesman on Sunday evening confirmed the death of Noah Ironshell. Police say the 27-year-old Ironshell shot officer Jill Ohm on…

posted 2014-10-13 08:53:34 by KXEL

Woman injured in Dallas County tractor accident

Dallas County authorities say a 31-year-old woman suffered severe internal injuries when she was run over by a tractor. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Woodward.  The Dallas County Sheriff's Office says the woman was helping other people…

posted 2014-10-13 05:55:38 by KXEL


Schools consider grant for non-English students

The Sioux City School board is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to apply for a state grant that helps non-English speaking students learn the language. The English Language Learner Literacy Grant would help develop programs to help English language…

posted 2014-10-12 19:57:40 by KXEL

Iowa riverboat trip slowed by electrical problems

The former Argosy casino riverboat's trip down the Missouri River has been hindered by electrical problems. The boat was forced to stop Friday just south of Nebraska City, Nebraska. The three-deck vessel, a replica of a 1920s-era paddlewheel boat, left…

posted 2014-10-12 12:49:02 by KXEL

Probation sentence stuns Polk County prosecutors

A man freed last year after being granted a new trial for a 1996 Des Moines slaying has been given probation for new convictions — a move that stunned prosecutors who had worked out a plea agreement for a seven-year…

posted 2014-10-12 12:44:17 by KXEL

Outage at Scott Community College cancels classes

Scott Community College in Bettendorf saw its Friday classes and activities canceled when a contractor accidentally cut through a power line and caused an outage. College spokesman Alan Campbell says that a contractor was digging trenches outside the entrance of…

posted 2014-10-12 12:42:38 by KXEL

Man found guilty in shooting seeks new trial

A Webster County judge will decide next week whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted in August of first-degree murder. A jury found 28-year-old Derrick McElroy guilty in the May 2011 shooting death of 19-year-old Brandyn Preston…

posted 2014-10-12 12:39:49 by KXEL