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Des Moines man exchanges gunshots with robbers

Police say a Des Moines man has exchanged gunshots with some men who robbed his neighbor. The gunplay erupted Tuesday night after three or four men entered a home while the man and woman inside were watching television.  The couple…

posted 2014-11-12 09:57:02 by KXEL

Principal: Council Bluffs student brings bullet to school

Authorities in western Iowa say an elementary school student traded a bullet for Pokemon cards with another student on a school bus. Titan Hill Intermediate School Principal Kent Stopak says that officials are deciding whether the second grade student will…

posted 2014-11-12 06:01:29 by KXEL


Police arrest 3 following lockdown at Iowa Central

Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection to a lockdown at a community college campus in Fort Dodge. The Fort Dodge Police Department says the three people each face one count of aiding and abetting second-degree robbery.  Court…

posted 2014-11-11 20:52:40 by KXEL

Authorities: Man struck by SUV in Davenport dies

Authorities say a man seriously injured after being struck by an SUV in Davenport has died. Davenport police say 42-year-old Neil Lister died Monday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Lister, of Davenport, was crossing a…

posted 2014-11-11 12:44:36 by KXEL

AFSCME union seeks to overturn ban on pins

An employee union is asking a court to overturn a ruling that bans state workers from wearing pins critical of Gov. Terry Branstad. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees recently filed a motion asking the Polk County…

posted 2014-11-11 11:37:07 by KXEL

Akron slaying trial delayed

A trial has been delayed for a 44-year-old northwest Iowa man accused of killing his mother. Court records say the trial of Jonathan Neunaber had been scheduled to begin Dec. 9.  A new trial date hasn't been set. Neunaber has…

posted 2014-11-11 09:16:00 by KXEL

Des Moines County attorney says firings will save money

The newly elected Des Moines County Attorney says firing some employees and making other changes will save the county money. County attorney Amy Beavers says that she doesn't have exact figures on savings, but says they'll be significant.  She says…

posted 2014-11-11 09:14:07 by KXEL

AFSCME seeks repeated 2 percent raises

The largest union representing state employees is seeking repeated 2 percent raises over the next two years. Danny Homan, president of AFSCME Council 61, told The Des Moines Register on Monday that in its initial contract proposal, negotiators called for…

posted 2014-11-11 06:51:16 by KXEL

Iowa Central campus shut down after armed man entered room

Authorities say the lockdown of a community college campus in Fort Dodge was imposed after a student reported that an armed man had entered her dorm room. Iowa Central Community College officials lifted the lockdown around 6:15 p.m., a little…

posted 2014-11-11 06:46:45 by KXEL


Crews contain fire at button factory in Muscatine

Authorities say they're investigating the cause of a fire at a button fire in Muscatine. The Muscatine Fire Department says the Monday morning fire at Weber and Sons Button Co. appears to have started in the rear of the building…

posted 2014-11-10 13:23:22 by KXEL

Keokuk's Civil War event coming to an end

After 28 years, an annual Civil War Reenactment event in southeastern Iowa will end after a final gathering in April. Organizers say the event in Keokuk remains popular with spectators but fewer people wanted to participate in battles.  The Keokuk…

posted 2014-11-10 12:11:52 by KXEL

Buyer sought for Davenport historic home

Officials are working to find a buyer for Davenport's historic Lambrite-Iles-Petersen House. Officials want to find someone with the ability to restore the house built in the late 1850s. The city acquired the home's title from its former owner last…

posted 2014-11-10 09:51:42 by KXEL