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Man convicted of murder in killing of Johnston woman

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Polk County jury has convicted a man of murder in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston. The Des Moines Register reports jurors on Tuesday deliberated less than three hours before convicting 39-year-old Abraham Roberts of first-degree mur

NEWSPRESSNOW.COM - 2018-01-16 21:57:19

Verdict reached in murder trial of Abraham Roberts

A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Johnston man accused of killing his girlfriend. Jury members found Abraham Roberts guilty of first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Agnes Yarlee. Yarlee was shot and killed in her apartment last April. Roberts testified that Yarlee grabbed the handgun,

KCCI.COM - 2018-01-16 21:36:00

Is Iowa's emergency alert system reliable?

DES MOINES, Iowa - After an incorrect alert caused widespread panic in Hawaii, Iowa officials are seeking to reassure folks in the Hawkeye State that there are plenty of safeguards to prevent such a mistake from happening here. Iowa, like Hawaii, sends messages directly to you cell phone during a ma

SIOUXLANDPROUD.COM - 2018-01-16 23:55:43

Woodward woman arrested on two counts of child endangerment

Tracy Thacker-Bess, of Woodward, was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment with bodily injury on Sunday, Jan. 14. According to a Criminal Complaint filed at the Dallas County Courthouse, Thacker-Bess allegedly injured her two children while at her home in Woodward. The Woodward

ADELNEWS.COM - 2018-01-16 20:27:19

19-year-old sentenced to 25 years in deadly Beaverdale robbery

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A teenager who acted as a getaway driver during a deadly armed robbery in Beaverdale last year has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Molly Elizabeth Peter, 19, of Des Moines had been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-01-16 19:56:29

Police: Thief Stole Two Vehicles, Crashed One Into Parked Train

WHO-HD DES MOINES, Iowa - One man is in the Polk County Jail after police say he crashed a stolen car into the side of a stopped train while trying to get away from officers. Des Moines police say they received a call late Monday night about a suspicious person in the 2400 block of E. 21st Street, w

WHO-TV - 2018-01-16 15:53:51

Blank Park Zoo Lion Cubs Are About To Get Names

The trio of lion cubs born in November at the Blank Park Zoo are awaiting names and you can vote on your favorites. DES MOINES, IA - Blank Park Zoo's 2-month-old lion cubs are awaiting names and the voting ends today in a contest that began with name suggestions last month. The litter includes a ma

PATCH - 2018-01-16 14:26:03

Hawaii Missile Alert Threatened Des Moines Couple's 35th Wedding Anniversary

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans might call Hawaii the perfect get away. "One, it was to get away from cold weather, and the best part was it was our 35th wedding anniversary," said Tom Lloyd. Tom and Janet Lloyd spent twelve days in paradise. "We did whale watching and snorkeling. The whales were so acti

WHO-TV - 2018-01-17 04:31:06

Wrong Woman Kidnapped In Botched Florida Murder-For-Hire Plot; They Killed Her Anyway

ORLANDO, FL - A Florida woman has been kidnapped and killed in a case of mistaken identify after a murder-for-hire plot went horribly wrong, police say. Ishnar Marie Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, and his girlfriend Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, 22, to murder a woman who w

CRIMEFEED.COM - 2018-01-16 15:30:00

Suspicious Death In Palm Coast Ruled A Homicide; Victim's Ex-Husband Arrested

Palm Coast, FL - The suspicious death of a woman who was found in her Palm Coast home has been ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner's Office. According to the Medical Examiner's Office, Faith Lorraine Cummings, 44, died from blunt force trauma to the head with asphyxiation. Faith's ex-husband, 4

NEWSDAYTONABEACH.COM - 2018-01-16 12:48:18

Freezing temps return to Volusia and Flagler counties

Thanks to back-to-back cold fronts - like the one that may plunge temperatures to freezing again Thursday morning - January may end up as the first cooler-than-normal month for Florida in nearly two years. January's chilly temperatures have been a huge and abrupt change from the warmer-than-normal t

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-01-17 00:14:01

Bail denied for Palm Coast man accused of killing ex-wife

Michael Cummings appeared dazed Tuesday morning when he made his first court appearance since being charged with second-degree murder in the death of his ex-wife. Flagler County deputies arrested him Monday night amid allegations he beat Faith Cummings to death in their Palm Coast home as the couple

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 23:12:09

Florida boy, 6, dies of rabies after contact with bat

EUSTIS, Florida -- A 6-year-old boy who was scratched by a sick bat died Sunday at a hospital after contracting rabies, reports say. According to NBC News, the boy's father, Henry Roque, found the bat living in the family's home and managed to capture it. He put the bat in a bucket on the front porc

CLEVELAND.COM - 2018-01-16 06:45:44

18 classrooms vandalized, displacing students at Port Orange's Horizon Elementary

Students of 18 Horizon Elementary School classrooms were displaced by the acts of vandals when they returned to school Tuesday morning from a holiday weekend. The nature of the vandalism or the costs of the damages are not being released as Port Orange police are investigating, said Volusia County S

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 17:57:04

Video shows child stealing package from Deltona home, victim says

A Deltona man checked his video surveillance system after he went to look for a package delivered to his door, only to find that it wasn't there. WESH 2's Dave McDaniel looks at why he was so astonished and saddened to see who walked up to his home.

WESH - 2018-01-16 23:07:00

Orange County Clerk opening Self Help Center in Apopka this month

The Orange County Clerk of Courts will be hosting the grand opening of its Self Help Center in Apopka on Tuesday, January 30th with an official ribbon cutting. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Apopka Service Center, 111 N. Rock Springs Road in Apopka. With the assistance of a partnership

THEAPOPKAVOICE.COM - 2018-01-16 20:59:35

Woman dies from injuries in wreck

HUNTSVILLE - A Lauderdale County woman, seriously injured in a Monday afternoon traffic accident, died at Huntsville Hospital as a result of the injuries. Officials with Huntsville Hospital said 81-year-old Joann Skipworth of Florence died Monday at the hospital. Cpl. Scott Simpson of the Quad-Citie

TIMES DAILY - 2018-01-17 06:10:00

Three charged after shooting in Booneville

BOONEVILLE - Three people have been charged following an early morning shooting that left one person in a Memphis trauma center. Police say the incident happened Jan. 12 in the 100 block of Ledbetter Street around 5 a.m. in southwest Booneville. When the male victim was carried to Baptist Memorial H

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 19:03:00

Many city and town halls closed

Many city and town halls are closed today due to the hazardous driving conditions caused by the wintry precipitation. Those closed include Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Rogersville, Lexington, Killen and Leighton. Littleville Town Hall will close at noon. City Halls in Florence, Sheffield and Russellvil

TIMES DAILY - 2018-01-16 15:05:00

Cherokee sheriff investigating possible homicide at Midway Towing

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a death was reported at Midway Towing Tuesday around noon. The victim is a white male, Sheriff Jeff Shaver said. His identity will be released pending the notification of family. The business, Midway Towing, is within the Centre City Limi

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 23:02:07