Local News from KCCI

Local News

The latest local news headlines from KCCI News Channel 8.

Bank buys foreclosed downtown hotel for $2.5 million

City leaders say the hotel is vital to attracting large conventions.

Woman faces prison in baby left at gas station trial

The newborn was found outside a gas station in freezing temperatures.

Major commuter road now closed for two weeks

Here's details on the detour now in place.

Interstate 80 crash involves DOT vehicle

Traffic is backed up in the area.

Why is Ankeny spending $865,000 on a special census?

The special count is expected to show the city has grown to at least 53,000 residents.

Person boating on river finds man dead

It is unclear how long the person was in the water.

Mobile speed camera locations this week

The mobile traffic enforcement cameras are moved around the city and county daily.  

Boaters rush to overturned vessel

At least a half-dozen people have been rescued after their boat overturned.

Tornado-stricken Nebraska town gets some Iowa help

About two-thirds of Pilger was destroyed or heavily damaged by an EF4 tornado on June 16.

1 killed, several injured in collision

Authorities say one person has been killed and several others injured in a collision between a car and pickup.

Man stabbed after argument over beer

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated with a minor injury.

Suspect identified in stomach, hand stabbing

A 60-year-old man was stabbed Sunday afternoon, and one man was taken into custody.

Meals from the Heartland registration open

Online registration is now open for the Meals from the Heartland Annual Hunger Fight.

Accepting food stamps might cost retailers

The Iowa Department of Human Services is warning that some Iowa businesses will have to pay for equipment and supplies, or pay transaction fees, to accept food stamp payments.

National heroin epidemic hits Iowa

One Iowa county has reported a 233 percent increase in the number of deaths caused by heroin.

Iowa town to lose 450 jobs

One small northwest Iowa is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this fall, and business owners are worrying about what it will mean.

High school football teams getting started early

Simpson College hosts the second of its three two-day overnight padded football camps for high school teams.

Iowa's youngest inmate has died

A freed inmate, who was convicted as a teenager of killing her great aunt, died Sunday morning after battling breast cancer.

Trial set for woman charged with teen sex abuse

A northeast Iowa woman will stand trial on charges of sexually abusing a teenage boy.

Hottie of the Day

July 28, 2014