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Iowa DOT seeking input on Iowa's rest areas

You can read about the plan, watch a video about it, or submit a comment by visiting . Comments will be accepted until September 2019.

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-21 08:36:00

Tornadoes reported near Hubbard, New Providence

The National Weather Service in Des Moines received two reports of tornadoes and one report of a funnel cloud on Wednesday. According to the weather service’s local storm reports, the tornado reports were east of Hubbard and west of New Providence at 2:50 and 3:10 p.m. A trained spotter reported see

IOWA FALLS TIMES-CITIZEN - 2018-06-21 14:00:00

Police identify suspect in beating at Blazing Saddle

Blazing Saddle, a bar in the East Village, was the scene of a June 8 argument between patrons that quickly escalated. Sgt. Paul Parizek, spokesman for the Des Moines Police Department, said police have identified the suspect and that he will likely be charged in the near future.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-06-21 21:20:00

Ankeny couple gets probation for physically, verbally abusing adopted children

John, 56, and Joyce, 58, Bell eachpleaded guilty in May to two counts of child endangerment. The couple was sentenced Thursday afternoon by Polk County District Court Judge Heather Lauber.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-06-21 23:59:00

Officials Release Name of Perry Toddler Who Died After Being Pulled from Big Creek Lake

Big Creek State Park (WHO-HD)POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Officials have released the name of a toddler who died Tuesday after being pulled from the water at Big Creek State Park over the weekend.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says two-year-old Celeste Sandoval-Ramos of Perry was with her family at the bea

WHO-TV - 2018-06-20 15:08:14

Iowa flooding: High waters close parks and roads

A tree removal crew in Perry works to remove downed limbs on Thursday, June 21, 2018, after a storm dropped heavy rain and produced a tornado north of town on Wednesday.Bryon Houlgrave/The RegisterFullscreen

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-06-21 23:26:00

Diocese review: Polk County legally sent $844,000 in public grants to private schools

In a statement, the Diocese said it "completely" agreed with Polk County that the publicly financed grants, which were used to purchase equipment for nine Catholic schools and one Christian academy, were done properly.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-06-22 00:47:00

Two-Year-Old Pulled From Big Creek Saturday Passes Away

Big Creek State Park (WHO-HD)POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Officials say a two-year-old pulled from the water at Big Creek beach Saturday night has died.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews were dispatched to Big Creek State Park around 8:45 Saturday night on a report of a possible drowning.W


Central Iowans wading through floodwaters days after heavy storms

From flooded streets to waterlogged fields, residents in Kelley said Monday that their neighborhoods have not dried out.Ashley Kellogg told KCCI the inside of her home has remained dry, but getting around has become challenging.


Des Moines’ I-235 Speed Camera to be Turned Back On

The Des Moines Police Department says the camera, which has been off since April 26, 2017 following a order by the Polk County District Court, will be turned back on at 12:01 a.m. on June 25th.


Car Crashes Into Metro Casey’s

Police say the driver, an elderly man, was examined by medics on the scene but was not hospitalized. The Casey's remains open for business.


Floating islands project expands on water quality research to study pollinator plants

“This summer we’re going to assess the performance of pollinator plants, which are different from the plants we used last time,” said Mimi Wagner, director of the sustainable environments program and associate professor of landscape architecture. “These plants have not been tested in the literature

IASTATE.EDU - 2018-06-20 13:14:47

Toddler pulled from Iowa lake dies at hospital

The girl was with her family Saturday at Big Creek State Park, just north of Des Moines, when was pulled from Big Creek Lake just before 9 p.m. First responders performed CPR on the girl, who was flown by helicopter to the hospital.


Iowa wrestler hospitalized after being shot in the knee

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018, file photo, Iowa's Sam Stoll, left, trips up Iowa State 's Marcus Harrington during a college wrestling meet in Ames, Iowa. Iowa All-American wrestler Sam Stoll has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after he was accidentally shot in the knee early Tue


Former Ankeny school superintendent fired amid sexual harassment investigation

ANKENY, Iowa —A former Ankeny school superintendent has been fired from his new job at the Fayetteville School district in Arkansas.AdvertisementThis comes after a sexual harassment investigation.Monday night, the Fayetteville school board voted unanimously to fire Dr. Matthew Wendt.The investigatio


City Council holds workshop in downtown investment

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the City Council decided to push back their review and direction regarding the November 2017 staff report, which addresses possible locations for a public plaza, stormwater management requirements. The City Council did discuss residential parking standards and poss

IOWA STATE DAILY - 2018-06-20 03:09:00

Iowa State adds James Kane as an assistant coach

Prohm, with Kane on his staff, led the Racers to a 104-29 record from 2011-15. Murray State reached the postseason three times, including the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2012.


James Kane joins Steve Prohm's Iowa State coaching staff

AMES, Ia. — On the day Neill Berry left Steve Prohm’s Iowa State basketball coaching staff, the nameJames Kane was starting to make the rounds. Assistant at Dayton. Prohm acquaintance. Young. Energetic. He was an obvious, probably the obvious Berry replacement candidate from the beginning.


2-year-old in critical condition after being pulled from the water at Big Creek State Park

Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, where Polk City Rescue was performing life-saving measures on a two-year-old girl, according to a press release. The child had been with her family at the time and was transported by Mercy Life Flight to a local hospital.


Reminder: You can buy fireworks in Des Moines, but you can’t set them off

Police say owning fireworks is not a violation, but if you're caught using them, you could face a $625 fine.