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2014-10-08

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

2014-10-07

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

2014-10-06

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

Man who posed as TV meteorologist sentenced

A Davenport man who posed as a local television meteorologist has been fined and given probation. Online court records say 24-year-old Matt Wendt pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of identity theft.  He was given a year of probation. He…

posted 2014-10-06 09:12:46 by KXEL

Iowa-Illinois bridge reopening delayed again

The reopening of the Centennial Bridge linking Davenport with Rock Island, Illinois, has been delayed again. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Friday's scheduled reopening will be delayed several more days because of "work that needs to be completed." …

posted 2014-10-06 08:03:17 by KXEL

Storm Lake railroad crossings may be closed

Storm Lake officials are considering closing some railroad crossings around the northwest Iowa community. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday evening to discuss vacating four streets and four sidewalks that cross tracks in downtown Storm Lake. Assistant City Manager…

posted 2014-10-06 06:26:26 by KXEL

2014-10-04

Iowa court agrees to reconsider crash sentence

A northern Iowa court has agreed to reconsider the 10-year prison sentence of a Kensett man convicted of vehicular homicide. A Worth County District judge has set a hearing for reconsideration of 48-year-old Michael Chodur's sentence for Dec. 8. Chodur…

posted 2014-10-04 12:39:23 by KXEL

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