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Des Moines-area reaches record high Saturday, high temperatures to continue into next week

Milo Hedgman, 5, of Cedar Rapids keeps cool by splashing through the water at a splash pad at Cleveland Park in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, May 26, 2018.Bryon Houlgrave/The RegisterFullscreen

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-05-27 01:41:00

Pleasantville, Ottumwa women killed in separate traffic crashes in southern Iowa

The first fatality occurred on Iowa Highway 92 in Marion County at about 7:10 a.m., according to the Iowa State Patrol. The victim was identified as Malloree Beth Murphy, 22, of Pleasantville.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-05-26 21:20:00

Police: Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash on Highway 92

An officer saw a white minivan headed east in the westbound lane, according to the news release. The officer attempted to stop the driver, but the driver continued without slowing.

KCCI.COM - 2018-05-26 17:11:00

Des Moines man convicted of lascivious acts with a child

Douang Viphongxai, 61, initially faced sexual abuse charges after police said he committed a sex act on a 12-year-old girl against her will or by force on June 1, 2017, according to the criminal complaint. A sex assault kit positively identified Viphongxai's DNA.


A stranger with $100 bills: How an Iowa man tried to kidnap at least 19 kids across the state

“It was seriously less than a minute,” said Brandy Nelson, a mom whose 6-year-old daughter was preyed on. “It just happened too quick.”

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-05-26 19:20:00

'My loyalties are here': Longtime Des Moines radio host looks toward life after KIOA

“They say it’s good when you’re going through a stressful time in your life to stay moving around,” he said, taking deep breaths, during a Friday morning phone call.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-05-25 21:04:00

Boulton's exit leaves Iowa governor candidates scrambling

Polls have indicated retired businessman Fred Hubbell is leading the race, and Boulton's departure could help him top the 35 percent mark required for the nomination. If no candidate reaches that threshold, the nomination would be decided at a state convention.

KCCI.COM - 2018-05-27 19:16:00

Des Moines Family Fed Up With Local Cemetery Issues; Owners Respond

“If you drive around, over in the north end of the cemetery, I’d say northeast end of the cemetery, there’s a lot of new plots out there that are sinking in, a lot of dead grass. The oxford one where you could climb underneath the headstone, like I said, it was 2017, and in the middle of the cemeter

WHO-TV - 2018-05-25 23:42:22

Rep. Rizer resigns from Iowa House; will be flying jet aircraft out of Des Moines

State Rep. Ken Rizer, a Marion Republican who isn't seeking re-election this fall, has resigned from the Iowa House, effective Friday, because he has accepted a new job flying jet aircraft out of Des Moines for a private air travel company.

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-05-25 20:32:00

Bar owners cited after police respond to brawl inside

DES MOINES, Iowa —The owners of an East Village Bar have been cited after Des Moines police were called to a large fight inside the business this week.AdvertisementOfficers arrived at the Lime Lounge at 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, and saw bar employees trying to break up a fight involving about 20 p


2 expected to change pleas in Des Moines slaying

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two people charged in last summer's slaying of a Des Moines high school student are expected to change their pleas.Polk County District Court records say 19-year-old Daniel Lamay and 30-year-old Crystal Lee are due in court Wednesday for a plea hearing and sentencing. The rec


Adventureland Facing Discrimination Lawsuit from Former Employee

Thelawsuit, which was filed Wednesday, claims Alisha Munoz made her employer aware of the multiple medical issues she suffered from at the time of her hiring in May of 2017. During her employment she provided a medical release from her doctor prohibiting her from “stooping, squatting, and high tempe


Des Moines man arrested after chasing neighbor with sledgehammer, police say

Ryan Pastorik, 26, was arrested after police were called to the 6100 block of Pleasant Street Tuesday evening.


2 charged in fatal shooting of Des Moines high school student expected to enter pleas

Daniel Antonio Lamay, 19, and Crystal Michelle Lee, 29, are charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 19-year-old Noah Campbell, who was shot Aug. 22, 2017, outside a gas station in the city's Gray's Woods neighborhood on the far northeast side.


Homeowners outraged with landscaper who was ordered to shut down

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) —The owner of a Des Moines landscaping company was found guilty Thursday of "intentionally and purposefully" operating his business after being ordered to shut down.William Bishop, who owns Bob Lenc Landscaping, Inc. was supposed to close down the business on April 26, accord


The trial of a man accused in a Iowa gang rape begins in June. Rape kit evidence still at crime lab.

Buy Photo(Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/The Register)Story HighlightsHundreds of sexual assault evidence kits continue to sit unprocessed at Iowa's crime lab.One woman who told police she was gang raped, has waited nearly eight months for results from her kit.The delay in processing the evidence could disc


Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A popular Democratic candidate in Iowa's crowded race for governor is suspending his campaign, after a newspaper reported three women had accused him of sexual misconduct.


New East Village restaurant offers late-night burritos

A burrito costs $7.99, unless it's shrimp or fish, which will run you $9.99. We both went for the azada — sliced skirt or flank steak — and I added avocado to mine for an extra dollar.


Cedar Bridge arsonist arrested for arson in West Des Moines | WHO Radio

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - One of three people charged with burning down Madison County's historic Cedar Bridge has been arrested in another arson case.Eighteen-year-old Alexander Hoff pleaded guilty in the bridge arson and will be sentence June 1On Wednesday Hoff was arrested while meeting with his pr


City Planning for More Downtown Des Moines Apartments, But Not Everyone’s on Board

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Higher rise living space is planned for downtown Des Moines, including more than 500 rental units.