Local News from KCCI

Local News From KCCI

The latest local news headlines from KCCI News Channel 8.

Lightning strikes cause evacuations, power outages

A man driving on Highway 5 had his car hit by lightning. Drivers face street flooding and traffic lights out.

Longtime police chief resigns after credit card investigation

The investigation has been referred to the state auditor's office.

Autopsy adds mystery to case of son charged in mom's death

The man was found dead next to his slain wife.

Crews from 15 towns battle overnight fire

Firefighters say heavy rain from the passing storms helped them out.

Hundreds turned away from on-campus housing at University

Nearly 12,500 students signed up to live on-campus this fall.

Entire city of Adel now under boil advisory

After the city lost electrical service this morning, pressure was lost in the system.

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Pinch to zoom radar, latest local and national news anytime, anywhere.

Individual drops off newborn in safe haven case

It's the 20th safe haven case in Iowa.

Police: 2 locked man in grain bin in domestic dispute

A man and his daughter face kidnapping charges after allegedly locking the woman's husband in a grain bin in Iowa following a domestic dispute.

Man charged in boating incident that injured 10

Authorities say the man was operating a boat that slammed into a public dock.

Iowa furniture store closing after 125 years

The owners hope the store's 50 employees will continue working until the sale ends or the end of the year.

Murder trial set for man accused of killing girlfriend

A November trial has been scheduled for a 36-year-old Iowa man accused of killing his former girlfriend.

ALS challenge sparks awareness, $15 million in donations

From Bill Gates, the richest man in America, to Lebron James, one of the best American basketball players, to even every day Iowans – the ALS ice bucket challenge has gone viral.

700-pound lawn mower pins man

A Marion County man said he should have died when his lawn mower rolled over, pinning him underneath.

Driver pulls into garage, closes door during police chase

Police say the man was driving on the yellow line between cars during the chase.

Police search for inmate who left work release facility

Authorities say they're looking for a registered sex offender who escaped from a work release facility Tuesday.

Iowa State alum lands role on television series

The show is on its fourth episode of a 13-episode show.

Ex-doctor makes deal in child sexual assault case

A former doctor accused of sexually assaulting a young girl who was not his patient was sentenced for a lesser charge.

Iowa veteran talks about airport repair

A photo showing an Iowa veteran getting a helping hand is getting national attention online.

Social media page dedicated to drunk, passed out students

Photos of passed out, drunk students are being shared on a social media site.

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Attorney General visits racially-charged Ferguson, protests continue


The prosecutor's office will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

in National

All hostages freed in overnight Chicago-area standoff


Two suspects have been arrested after holding eight people - including six children - hostage for nearly 24 hours.

in Lifestyle

Could riding the bus help you lose weight?


A new study shows taking public transportation is just as beneficial as other “active commuting” modes like walking and biking.

in Sports

Philadelphia girl pitcher becomes Little League’s new ‘phenom’


Thirteen-year-old Mo'ne Davis is a young ace pitcher exploding on the scene for "throwing like a girl."

in National

It’s now easier for drivers to search for auto recalls


Auto safety regulators unveiled a better way for vehicle owners to search online for recall information.