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Mosquitoes in central Iowa park test positive for West Nile virus
“It's really important for the public to keep that reminder, ‘Hey. There is West Nile and there is the threat of getting a disease that most people don't want to have,’" Smith said.
Des Moines teen accused of bringing knife, gun to Iowa State Fair
Hale was booked into the Polk County Jail at 2:19 a.m. Saturday morning. As of early Tuesday afternoon, he remained there with a $7,000 bond, held on charges of carrying weapons and interference with official acts.
Former Iowa State wrestling coach Mike Zadick responds to his dismissal
Mike Zadick, the former Iowa State associate head wrestling coach, was silent and unreachable last weekwhen his dismissal from the Cyclone wrestling program was announcedby head coach Kevin Dresser.
Iowa State moving toward magic depth number on offensive line
AMES, Iowa— The number most offensive line coaches seem satisfied reaching each fall camp is eight. No offensive line coach will be disappointed with a higher number, of course, but eight tends to be an at least workable digit.
Residents outraged after crews chop 25 acres of trees
DES MOINES, Iowa —A Polk County forest is gone, and neighbors are not happy.Construction crews have chopped hundreds of trees near NW 2nd Ave. and NW 54th Ave. between Des Moines and Ankeny.AdvertisementAbout 25 acres of trees will be replaced by warehouses and an expanded training area for the Sayl
Pet organization discovers abandoned dogs in Iowa forest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A pet rescue organization has been finding and treating unwanted dogs that have been dumped in a central Iowa forest.AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport CEO Amy Heinz says her organization discovered last week that dogs were routinely dumped in the forest, abandoned by people w
Iowa man convicted in insurance fraud scam
Authorities say the Windsor Heights, Iowa, man used part of the money for his personal expenses and some of it to repay other clients or make payments to insurance companies on behalf of other clients.
Toddler dies after mom leaves him alone in bathtub, sheriff's office says
In a news release, the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office said it got a call about an “unresponsive” 11-month-old boy in the 300 block of First Avenue in Bagley around 8:20 p.m. on Friday. The mother told deputies she’d been giving her son a bath before leaving “him unattended for a short time,” the re
Windsor Heights, Iowa Insurance agent convicted of mail fraud | WHO Radio
U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum says Goodwin targeted older, vulnerable victims, and used the money to line his pockets and fund a lavish lifestyle.
Escaped inmate captured in Iowa
On Saturday, police in Altoona, Iowa arrested Roy Hampton, 45, in connection with a stolen car in the area, Capt. Jason Gearman of the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office said. Brittany Beal, 25, was also arrested.
Jesse takes over as the new kid in town
The main topic of conversation around the Jesse family dinner table has always been volleyball.Sara Jesse said her earliest memories are of watching her uncles and dad play sand volleyball. Every member of her family is involved in the sport in some way. So it was no surprise when the La Porte City
Man facing murder charge says he was protecting himself
The Des Moines Register reports that a judge has set a hearing for Aug. 20 to consider the motion filed for 49-year-old Rodney Henricksen. He's pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the Jan. 18 death of Joshua Sadlon, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Flatbed Truck Overturns, Blocks MLK Jr. Parkway
As a result, the 14,000-pound structure flipped onto its side and caused a small diesel spill, which was quickly cleaned up.
Self-defense shootings: Police report rise in justified homicides
In July, a burglar was shot and killed at Kraft Imports and Five Star Muffler on the city's south side. In June, Jerry Goff was killed after a domestic dispute at a home in the 600 block of 38th Street.
Police: Man Doused Wife in Lighter Fluid, Assaulted Her in Front of Kids
Thirty-three-year-old Derek Brownell is charged with first degree arson, domestic abuse assault with intent to inflict serious injury, and two counts of child endangerment. The charges stem from an incident at the family’s home in the 5200 block of SE 8th Street early Sunday morning.
Police: Friday shooting that left woman hospitalized ruled accidental
The victim, identified as 49-year-old Stacy Rene Walker, of Des Moines, was in critical but stable condition, as of midday Friday.
HODINKEE Radio: Episode 6: Todd Snyder
There's a lot to be said for learning from the best. And American menswear designer and entrepreneur Todd Snyder has learned from the best at every stage of his career. When he first moved to New York City from his hometown of Ames, Iowa, with the goal of pursuing a career in clothing design, Snyder
Decades after their murders at the Iowa State Fair, a daughter returns to further her parents’ legacy
Some pack their counters with lights that blink and shimmer, others fly banners and flags. A few give their booth a theme, hanging a fake log cabin patina for their “Tex-Mex” display or putting up a 1950s-era scalloped awning to amp up nostalgia for ice-cream sundaes.
Des Moines man faces numerous charges after brutal assault
A Des Moines man hit a woman with a frying pan, poured lighter fluid on her and then threatened to set her on fire, authorities said.
Good-Jones and Meeker ready to lead Iowa State O-Line
"When I challenge the offensive line, it starts with those two," said Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell.