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Ex-Altoona detective pleads not guilty after being accused of swapping pills seized as evidence

“We look forward to letting the court system work itself, and Josh looks forward to clearing his name," Christopher Stewart, Copeland's attorney, said Wednesday afternoon. .

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-10-17 22:40:00

Vandals Cause Thousands in Damage to Ames Public Art

“Letting Go”, a sculpture which stands at South Fourth Street and Hazel Avenue, suffered more than $4,000 damage recently when vandals bent the figure’s arm and stole a bird figure from the piece.


Iowa State Fined $25,000 after Fans Stormed Jack Trice Field

On Tuesday the Big 12 Conference fined Iowa State University $25,000 after fans stormed the field following an upset victory over West Virginia. In a statement posted online, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says:


Iowa man jailed for masturbating, having sex in front of minors

Benjamin James Johnson, 39, was arrested Tuesday and faces three charges of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person and three charges of indecent exposure.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-10-17 21:37:00

Ames City Council discusses parking changes in the Downtown area

Main Street business owners brought their grievances to the Ames City Council on Tuesday night concerning parking policies they say are deterring customers.The Ames City Council voted to raise prices on parking meters in the downtown district in July 2018. This is the first time the city has raised

IOWA STATE DAILY - 2018-10-17 04:33:00

The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/17/18): Play Calling Not The Issue Against Iowa State, According To Holgorsen

Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

SMOKINGMUSKET.COM - 2018-10-17 15:00:07

Ames, Council Bluffs, Quad Cities compete for USDA facilities - Radio Iowa

Two cities in Iowa have submitted proposals to the USDA as the agency considers new locations for the headquarters of the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. According to Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the proposals are fro

RADIO IOWA - 2018-10-18 14:48:46

Injured dog rescued after head-on crash on I-80 in Iowa

The crash happened Sunday, October 14th near the East Mix Master on I-80, according to a report by WHO.

WQAD - 2018-10-17 18:12:47

Police: Ankeny, Iowa bank tellers spot fraud suspect | WHO Radio News | WHO Radio

POLK COUNTY, Iowa- There was a quick turnaround for a local bank fraud case this week. Clive Police were called Monday on a report of a woman forging a stolen check, and getting away with $1,000 dollars.

IHEART.COM - 2018-10-16 22:46:00

South Dakota woman jailed after being arrested for stealing checks, IDs in Des Moines metro

Marie Ashley Swier, of Canton, is accused of stealing checks and forging signatures and using a stolen ID to attempt to cash them, according to court documents.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-10-18 02:48:00

'It was like something out of a movie': Utility pole damaged after two cars collide on Des Moines' north side

Curtis Faulkner, 32, was heading west down Douglas Avenue when he said a car suddenly appeared in his rearview mirror. The Waterloo native said he'd been in Des Moines for about three weeks before his 1989 Chevy Caprice was struck Tuesday.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-10-17 05:04:00

Iowa woman accused of ripping off several employers lands in jail, could face new charges

Heronemus, who has faced more than a dozen theft-, fraud- and forgery-related charges from seven metro businesses, recently gained employment in accounting, a violation of her probation terms. That restriction came after accusations that the 30-year-old forged company checks and used company credit

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-10-17 00:33:00

Ex-Altoona officer charged with 5 felonies accused of switching seized pills with other meds, authorities say

Joshua James Copeland, 39, was booked in the Polk County Jail shortly before 8 p.m. Monday on two counts of felonious misconduct in office, two counts of forgery and one of possession of a controlled substance.


Ames High School to Hold Class Monday Despite Anonymous Threat

AMES, Iowa–Ames High School officials posted a message online to families Sunday night notifying them of an anonymous threat to the school for Monday. A Facebook post by the district said police received two phone calls alerting them of the warning.Police plan to have additional staff at the high sc


Three more Kmart stores to close in Iowa

Sears Holdings Inc.,which announced its bankruptcy Monday, said it would close 142 more Sears and Kmart stores by the end of the year. Kmart stores in Cherokee, Council Bluffs and Webster City were put on the chopping block late Monday.


Police Use PIT Maneuver to End Chase Involving Repeat Offender

Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the chase began around 1:00 a.m. when officers saw a white truck run a stop sign at North Union and Seneca. The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Brian Palm, accelerated quickly and tried to get away from police.


Grand jury declines to indict Polk County deputy who fatally shot man in Altoona

Deputy Ryan Phillips, 31, fatally shot Isaiah Hayes, 25, of Ashland, Wisconsin, after a chase July 17 that began when he drove away from a traffic stop, authorities said.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-10-17 00:20:00

Police staff extra officers at Ames High School after anonymous threat

Ames police received two out-of-state calls Saturday reporting the threat, which the callers said they saw online. The threat was made on an anonymous application, the school district said


Driving lessons lead to arrest

Glen Edward Menter, 22, reported he was hit by a car and the vehicle left the scene, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in Marshall County District Court. The officer followed-up with a subject listed as a witness to the event, Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said. The witness ad


With new gear, Des Moines police arrest robbery suspect by linking casings to firearm

Damir Young, 18, was accused of firing three rounds at a witness during an armed robbery Sept. 29 at a Casey's on the city's south side, the sixth in a series of similar convenience store robberies, police said.