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School board approves Wi-Fi plan in Council Bluffs

The city of Council Bluffs and school district are pursuing citywide free wireless Internet services. The school board of the Council Bluffs Community School District approved a partnership agreement with the city Monday. The agreement establishes the Council Bluffs Area…

posted 2014-11-12 13:29:41 by KXEL

Fort Dodge Vietnam War memorial dedicated

More than 100 people have gathered for the dedication of a Vietnam War memorial in Fort Dodge. The memorial, called "Gone but Not Forgotten," honors not only the 19 Webster County residents who died in the war but all others…

posted 2014-11-12 12:59:05 by KXEL

Columbus school board likely to cut teaching jobs

The Columbus school board likely will cut several teaching positions to help deal with a budget shortfall. The district's education board approved a budget work plan at a special meeting Monday that would save around $700,000. The proposal calls for…

posted 2014-11-12 09:58:41 by KXEL

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