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Des Moines man arrested after he fled officers with daughter, meth in car, police say

A Des Moines man is in jail after he attempted to elude police in Pleasant Hill on Friday night, resulting in him crashing into a drainage ditch with his 11-year-old daughter in the car, according to police. Around 6 p.m. Friday, Daniel Leroy Green, 54, of Des Moines, fled police officers driving 25

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-03-24 15:23:37

Family of officer killed in wrong-way crash sues cities over interchange 'confusion'

Jesse Farrell lost his wife, Des Moines Police Officer Susan Farrell, in 2016 when a drunk driver hit the vehicle she, her partner and their passenger were traveling in on Interstate 80. Brian Powers/The Register The family of a Des Moines police officer killed two years ago in a wrong-way crash on

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-03-23 22:33:59

Des Moines police investigating rolling gun battle

Police are investigating a rolling gun battle reported in Des Moines Thursday afternoon. The call came in around 1:30 p.m. Police were dispatched to 1520 east 13th Street. According to police, no one was hit in the shooting. Witnesses said two vehicles were exchanging gunfire. Officers were collecti


'Growing like crazy': Minnesota developers put $120M in Des Moines apartments

Tour of the new Flux apartment complex, which is a part of the Walnut Street resurgence and tour of the Soll apartments on Ingersoll Avenue, both developed by Roers Companies. Rodney White/The Register Minnesota brothers Kent and Brian Roers stormed onto the Des Moines apartment scene two years ago

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-03-23 15:20:02

Car rolls on gravel road

OTTUMWA - A single-vehicle accident south of Ottumwa Friday afternoon resulted in minor injuries to the occupants of a sport utility vehicle, according to Wapello County officials. Wapello County Rural Fire Department and the Wapello County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident south of Ott

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-03-23 20:28:00

Iowa snowstorm dumps 15+ inches north, 9+ inches east

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans to the north and east of Des Moines are digging out after heavy snow fell Saturday. Snow totals in the north ranged from 12 to 16 inches, including the I-35 corridor from about Highway 20 north through Mason City and to the Minnesota border. A Winter Storm Warning for nort

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-24 18:08:23

Downtown Des Moines skateboard park is coming to fruition

Plans for a long-awaited regional skateboarding park in downtown Des Moines now appear to be back on track. The Des Moines City Council is set to vote Monday on a deal that would allow the city and Polk County to work together to finally build the skateboard park. It's been in the planning and fundr

KCCI.COM - 2018-03-23 23:31:00

Des Moines salon faces backlash after styling Ivanka Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines salon posted a photo on Facebook after they styled Ivanka Trump's hair, causing controversy among some of its customers. The president's daughter visited the metro this week to speak with high school students. Ahead of the speaking engagement, Salon Spa W's owner Chin


Iowa man burned woman with torch and beat her with bat, cops say

More than 6,430 Iowans were a victim of domestic violence in 2016. However, many offenders responsible for the violence are not prosecuted, a Des Moines Register investigation found. Wochit A Dubuque man is facing assault charges after he handcuffed, beat and burned his girlfriend, records show. Lo


High-profile bills take center stage in Des Moines

DES MOINES - Lawmakers in at the Iowa Statehouse are more than two months into the 2018 session, and several controversial bills are moving through the legislative chambers; some have reached the desk of Gov. Kim Reynolds. One such bill calls for de-appropriations, or cuts, totaling about $35.5 mil

TIMES-REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Trump draws ire of farmers targeted in Chinese trade dispute

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - From Iowa hog producers to Washington apple growers and California winemakers, farmers are expressing deep disappointment over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China. President Donald Trump announced plans Thursday for tariffs on products including Chines

SHORELINEMEDIA.NET - 2018-03-23 19:31:05

Des Moines police officer with history of trouble sued again

A fired and then reinstated Des Moines police officer, who once shot at a television photojournalist, attacked a groom at a wedding and assaulted his girlfriend, has been sued in federal court for attacking a man who called police for help. Updated: 1:47 PM CDT Mar 20, 2018 A fired and then reinst


Des Moines bar owners settle dispute over 'Draught House' name

Former Des Moines business partners have settled a lawsuit over the right to use the "draught house" name. Steve McFadden has changed the name of his Draught House 50 locations to Grumpy Goat Tavern. His former partners, Tom and Annie Baldwin, will keep the 1908 Draught House name on their four bar


#MeToo Exhibition Provides Safe Space at Des Moines Social Club

WHO-HD DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines Social Club is hosting a reception to premiere its current exhibition that brings awareness to sexual assault. #MeToo: A Sexual Assault Awareness Art Campaign aims to support Iowans affected by sexual harassment, assault and violence. The exhibit allows artis

WHO-TV - 2018-03-23 08:44:54

Why are Iowa lawmakers dragging their feet over strengthening child sex-abuse laws?

Lori Minor says she was sexually abused as a teen by Wing-Tai Fung, who practiced medicine in Harlan for 37 years and is now on the Iowa sex offender registry after pleading guilty in 2015 to sexual abuse charges involving a 10-year-old patient. Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register I recently asked why

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-03-23 18:26:01

Heavy rain in Des Moines, heavy snow to east and north

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Winter Storm Warning is out for parts of eastern Iowa Saturday with up to 10 inches of snow expected. In the Des Moines area, heavy rain is likely tonight, with some snow possible Saturday. WHO Channel 13 meteorologist Jeriann Ritter says a big storm is set to hit Iowa tonight t

IHEART.COM - 2018-03-23 11:30:25

Exclusive look inside Iowa's first Medical Marijuana facility

DES MOINES, Iowa - Medfarm Iowa has informed Sioux City leaders that it wants to develop a cannabidoil dispensary in or near Sioux City. Medpharm is the states only licensed cannabis facility. An army of employees are working hard so Iowans can have access to medical marijuana in just a few short mo


Third annual Vegan Fest is this weekend in West Des Moines

Participants in VeganFest 2017. An event taking place this weekend in central Iowa will cater to the growing number of Iowans who are eating a plant-based diet. Vegan Fest in West Des Moines will feature 40 exhibitors, including many that will be serving food that excludes meat, eggs, and dairy prod

RADIO IOWA - 2018-03-23 21:25:05

Des Moines Police Chief's Brother Victim of Fatal Sac County Accident

SAC COUNTY, Iowa -- The brother of Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert was killed in a car accident in Sac County on Monday. The Iowa State Patrol says Deon Wingert was driving on County Road N28 when he drifted into a ditch. The impact rolled his Jeep and Wingert was thrown from the sun roof even


Crickets: A new breakfast treat?

DES MOINES, Iowa (WOI) -- A new food phenomenon some find delicious might gross you out: Crickets for breakfast. The Des Moines Social Club is offering insect cooking classes where you can learn about alternative food options. "I literally was going around Des Moines asking certain people, do you