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Judge: State worker will be reimbursed $263,000

An administrative law judge says an Iowa government worker whose co-workers lied in an effort to get him fired will be reimbursed more than $263,000. Records released Tuesday show the money owed to Ken Morrow will include funds for home…

posted 2014-10-08 12:20:46 by KXEL

Smoke control system fails at new Fort Madison prison

The Iowa Department of Corrections is disclosing more design problems at the state's new but empty $132 million maximum-security prison. Department officials said Wednesday that the smoke control system inside inmates' housing units at the new Iowa State Penitentiary in…

posted 2014-10-08 09:27:54 by KXEL

Former Sioux City floating casino traveling to Illinois

The former Argosy riverboat casino has pulled away from its dock in Sioux City and started a long journey to a shipyard in Illinois, where it will be sold or salvaged. The floating casino closed this summer after the Iowa…

posted 2014-10-08 08:33:14 by KXEL

Trial date set for Iowa lawmaker in abuse case

A trial date has been set for an Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife at a care center. The trial against Republican State Rep. Henry Rayhons is scheduled to start Jan. 28 at the Hancock County District Court…

posted 2014-10-08 06:54:12 by KXEL

Construction worker dies in northwest Iowa

Authorities say a construction worker has died after he was pinned under a piece of equipment in northwest Iowa. Woodbury County Sgt. Don Armstrong says authorities responded Tuesday to a construction site near Correctionville where a new bridge is being…

posted 2014-10-08 06:53:23 by KXEL

Man accused of posing as actor pleads not guilty

A 33-year-old California man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" movie series has pleaded not guilty to federal child pornography charges. David LaVera made the pleas Tuesday during his arraignment in federal court in Des Moines.  A…

posted 2014-10-08 06:50:40 by KXEL


Courthouse clock ticking again in Muscatine

Keeping track of time is a bit easier in Muscatine now that a clock atop the county courthouse is back in operation. Repairs on the Muscatine County Courthouse clock have been completed and all four clock dials are working again.…

posted 2014-10-07 12:16:39 by KXEL

State Rep. Alons says he has renal cancer

State Rep. Dwayne Alons says he has been diagnosed with renal cancer but plans to continue to serve in the Legislature. Alons, a Republican from Hull, announced his diagnosis in a news release Tuesday.  He says he had cancer in…

posted 2014-10-07 12:15:31 by KXEL

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