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Des Moines Mom Accused of Leaving Young Children Unattended Surrounded by Pills and Drug Paraphernalia

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines mother faces child endangerment charges after leaving her young children unattended in a home where police found easily accessible drug paraphernalia. Police were called to 4621 49th Street Saturday afternoon after a man found two children who appeared to be alone at

WHO-TV - 2018-03-18 18:13:31

RAGBRAI route: Passing through these small towns makes it wacky

The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa is celebrated for its small towns - but it's revered for its tiny towns. The names of some burgs that RAGBRAI passes through on its annual statewide party ride can be a surprise to even longtime Iowans. If you can locate Ute, Aspinwall, Dana, Peor

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-03-17 14:00:02

About 10 cars involved in pileup near Interstate 235 exit

Authorities are investigating a multicar crash near the 56th Street exit on Interstate 235 in Des Moines. The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Friday as road conditions deteriorated due to weather conditions. When a KCCI crew got to the scene, numerous cars had spun out. As many as 10 cars were in

KCCI.COM - 2018-03-17 03:17:00

Local Developer, Contractor Charged in Federal Wire Fraud Case

DES MOINES, Iowa -- According to the Department of Justice, a local developer and a contractor he worked with are facing federal fraud charges. U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced the charges against the developer Jeffrey Voorhees and Brian Pittman, a contractor. Krickbaum says the two worked tog

WHO-TV - 2018-03-18 00:29:10

Boone teenager, awaiting Ames robbery sentence, charged with Nevada burglary

A Boone teenager awaiting sentencing for robbing and assaulting a 55-year old man last July has been charged in connection with a separate burglary from last year. Ian Lester, 19, was charged Monday with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, for allegedly breaking into a Nevada home and stealing


Winning $457 million Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

DES MOINES, Iowa - If you bought a Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania for Saturday's drawing, you may be holding a piece of paper worth $457 million. Powerball officials say a single winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania that matches all of the winning numbers: 22-57-59-60-66 and Powerball 7. The ja

FOXNEWS - 2018-03-18 14:57:22

St. Patrick's Day parade rolls through downtown Des Moines

Updated: 6:52 PM CDT Mar 17, 2018 Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Des Moines for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. KCCI photojournalist John Houghton has the sights and sounds from today. Updated: 6:52 PM CDT Mar 17, 2018 Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Des M

KCCI.COM - 2018-03-17 23:52:00

Crews Fight Flames at Ankeny Manufacturing Facility

ANKENY, Iowa -- Crews were called to put out a fire at a manufacturing facility in Ankeny on Friday afternoon. The Ankeny Fire Department was called to the facility in the 1400 block of Cortina Drive around 12:30 p.m. When they arrived, responders found thick, black smoke inside. They were able to p


2 shot at Des Moines east side bar, near Grand View University

Two people told police they were shot at an east side bar early Friday morning. The victims were driven by private vehicle to a local hospital. There they told investigators they were shot while at Triple Double, 910 Hull Ave., around 1:30 a.m. The victims have non-life threatening injuries, said


Two People Injured in Early Morning Des Moines Shooting

Police investigating shooting near East 9th and Hull. (WHO-HD) DES MOINES, Iowa - Des Moines police say two people were injured in a shooting early Friday morning. The shooting happened in the area of East 9th and Hull around 1:30 a.m. Officers were focusing their attention in the early morning hour


Some areas hammered with snow, others get none

Wow! If you thought you already knew how crazy Iowa weather is-- get this one! A narrow band of very heavy snow moved through portions of the region overnight and dumped some heavy snow on just a few select towns, mainly between Des Moines and Ames! We all dealt with rain and a mix early on Friday

WEAREIOWA.COM - 2018-03-17 15:17:05

Lobbyist Seen Kissing Former Iowa Senator Resigns

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The lobbyist captured on video kissing former state senator Bill Dix has resigned from her job with the League of Cities. The League says Lindsey McCune quit on Thursday. McCune and Dix were photographed and videotaped at the Waveland Tap on March 1st and then images were posted


Fareway Stores, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Frederick R. Greiner Announces His Retirement

BOONE, IA - After a fruitful 50-year career with Fareway Stores, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer Frederick R. Greiner announced his retirement, effective September 1, 2018. "Fareway has been a tremendous company to work for, and I'm truly grateful for the opportunities I've been given in


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Warrant issued for suspect in 3 burglaries at same store

Police in Clive say an arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect accused of burglarizing the same store three times. Updated: 10:17 AM CDT Mar 15, 2018 Police in Clive say an arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect accused of burglarizing the same store three times. Police in Clive say an


Hour by hour forecast shows wintry mix ahead

Windy conditions will continue Friday as a weather system passes through central Iowa. KCCI Storm Team 8 reports that portions of central Iowa will experience a wintry mix beginning around 4:30 p.m., while residents in the Des Moines metro have a better chance for rain. The National Weather Service


Murder charge filed in Des Moines man's break-in slaying

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a man suspected of breaking into a suburban Des Moines home and stabbing a resident. Court records say 19-year-old Magai Anai-Kur, of Des Moines, also is charged with burglary, robbery and theft. His attorney didn't immediately r