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Civil War cannonball found at Rock Island Arsenal

A construction crew has unearthed a Civil War-era cannonball at the Rock Island Arsenal. Authorities say the solid lead sphere discovered Wednesday had no explosive power.  Construction workers found the artifact on the south end of the island in the…

posted 2014-10-02 07:21:29 by KXEL

Vermont Sen. Sanders to return to Iowa

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to Iowa for a town hall meeting in Davenport this weekend. The political committee associated with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is sponsoring the public event on Saturday.  Sanders, an independent who is…

posted 2014-10-02 05:58:54 by KXEL

No charges for Council Bluffs student in fatal fight

Authorities say a male student will not be charged in connection with a fight at a western Iowa high school that led to the death of a 17-year-old student. Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber said at a Wednesday news conference…

posted 2014-10-02 05:57:49 by KXEL

Muscatine man found not guilty of murder

A 23-year-old Muscatine man has been found not guilty of first-degree murder. Jordan Daufeldt no longer faces life in prison after the jury determined Tuesday he wasn't guilty in his friend's shooting death.  Troy Ott was killed during a fight…

posted 2014-10-02 05:56:55 by KXEL

New Mills County facility will house men, women

Officials in western Iowa say a new law enforcement center will house both men and women. Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos says the facility has the capacity to separate the inmates. It can house up to 45 inmates. The new…

posted 2014-10-02 05:54:47 by KXEL

Logan teen to plead insanity in brother's death

An Iowa teen charged with murdering his 5-year-old foster brother plans to use an insanity defense when his case goes to trial this month. Court documents filed in September indicate the defense plans for 18-year-old Cody Metzker-Madsen, who was declared…

posted 2014-10-02 05:52:26 by KXEL


Davenport buys historic home to give to nonprofit

The city of Davenport has bought a long-deteriorating historic home and plans to turn it over to a community group eager to restore it. Davenport acquired the Lambrite-Iles-Petersen home on Monday after paying $34,000 to its owner.  The city will…

posted 2014-10-01 14:49:06 by KXEL

Audit: funds misused at conservation district

A state audit of the Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District office alleges more than $279,000 was improperly taken and cash not properly deposited by a former secretary over seven years. Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman says in a report…

posted 2014-10-01 14:47:29 by KXEL

Poker players file suit over seized money in Iowa

Two California poker players have filed a lawsuit claiming Iowa State Patrol troopers unlawfully seized more than $100,000 from them during a traffic stop last year. William "Bart" Davis and John Newmerzhycky filed the lawsuit this week in federal district…

posted 2014-10-01 12:42:42 by KXEL

Announcement planned in fatal Council Bluffs fight

Officials in western Iowa have scheduled a news conference to announce developments in the case of a Council Bluffs school fight that left a 17-year-old student dead. Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber and Council Bluffs Police Chief Tim Carmody will…

posted 2014-10-01 10:10:05 by KXEL

Report: Midwest economic index drops in September

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests economic growth in the region will slow down in the months ahead. A survey report issued Wednesday says the overall September index dropped nearly three points to 54.3,…

posted 2014-10-01 08:08:43 by KXEL

Deadly crash postpones Sioux Central homecoming

High school officials in northwestern Iowa have postponed homecoming as the community mourns the death of two students in a crash this week. Sioux Central High School's homecoming, which has been set to begin Friday, has been rescheduled for the…

posted 2014-10-01 06:51:15 by KXEL