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City of Perry reminds residents of grass and weeds ordinance

Grass, weeds or brush shall be cut, mowed and maintained as not to exceed the following height restrictions:. Business and Industrial Areas - Not to exceed eight inches. Grass, weeds and brush which are allowed to grow in excess of the above specified limits will be deemed to be in violation of this


Perry High School students compete in RRC art show

The Raccoon River Conference Art Competition was held at ADM High School on Wednesday, April 17. Perry received 4th place overall for its district. Fourteen students were able to attend the event. Perry High School Art Teacher Savannah Belgarde said the students had a chance to see artwork from othe


Iowa DOT looking for workers to count traffic

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking for people to count traffic this summer. The DOT hoped to have enough applications by now, but it's been forced to move the deadline back to Friday in hopes of finding more candidates.


Two charged after 140-mph chase that ended in Dallas County, Iowa

DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa- Two out-of-state men are facing charges after leading Iowa State Troopers and deputies on a chase Tuesday afternoon that exceeded 140-miles per hour, on I-80.


US Census: Dallas County, Iowa population up 36-percent

DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa- New U.S. Census Bureau numbers show the population in Iowa's Dallas County has grown by 36-percent since 2010. That puts Dallas County in the eighth spot in the nation, in terms of counties with the highest percentage of growth.


Perry to celebrate ‘A Night at the Oscars’ on April 27

The Perry High School Junior class will present “A Night at the Oscars” on Saturday, April 27 at the Perry Performing Arts Center. The walk-in starts at 5 p.m. and doors will open at 4 p.m. The dinner and dance will be held at the Armory. The dinner, which will be catered by Lidderdale Country Store


Bear caught on cam shows they’re back in Iowa after 130 years

WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) – Last weekend about three hours northwest of the Quad Cities, a turkey hunter stumbled upon a black bear roaming through Winneshiek County. Zach Anderson posted a short video of the encounter on Facebook, where he wrote the bear came within 10 to 15 yards.


West Des Moines Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

WEST DES MOINES, IA — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Clear throughout the day. Clear throughout the day. Partly cloudy throughout the day.


Iowa teen hospitalized after falling from bridge onto tracks

BOONE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old girl was hospitalized after falling from a road bridge onto busy railroad tracks in central Iowa's Boone County. The Des Moines Register reports that the girl fell about 30 feet Monday on Union Pacific tracks west of Boone. First responders used GPS t


Iowa Senate passes bill to make school districts report abuse faster

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) -- A bill that will change how school districts in Iowa report allegations of abuse against teachers is one step closer to becoming law. If the bill becomes law it will give school administrators a time period in which they must report allegations of abuse or disciplinary act


Dallas County DOT Driver’s License Station Could Soon Be Reality

For several years, the Dallas County Treasurer’s motor vehicle and driver’s license functions have been crammed into the relatively small facility located at 918 Court Street in Adel. However, soon the building will likely no longer house any County entities.


More Iowa Parents May Become Eligible For Child Care Tax Credits

Statewide Iowa — The 2019 Iowa legislature may be poised to increase the number of working Iowans who can claim a tax credit for child care expenses. Parents with an annual income above $45-thousand are NOT currently eligible. A bill that’s cleared a senate subcommittee would make Iowa parents who e


17-year-old Des Moines resident pleads not guilty in Sakira Bonner's shooting death

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) — A 17-year-old has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of a woman whose body was dumped in the middle of a West Des Moines road. In court documents filed Thursday, Eliazar Montoya Gama, of Des Moines, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and first-degree robbery ch


Band of Strong Storms Passes Quickly Through Dallas County Wednesday

A strong band of storms popped up quickly and left just as fast Wednesday afternoon, activating the Raccoon Valley Radio Severe Weather Action Team. At 3:04 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Guthrie County, northern Dallas, and southern Boone. C


Iowa Republicans agree on $7.643 billion budget target

DES MOINES — Majority GOP legislators on Thursday reached a tentative agreement on a $7.643 billion general fund budget for fiscal 2020. “I believe this budget is sustainable and fiscally responsible,” said Sen. Michael Breitbach, R-Strawberry Point, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES, IA — New and exciting events are coming to the West Des Moines area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket


Dog saves Iowa family from house fire

DES MOINES (KCCI) - People are calling an Iowa dog a hero after he saved his family from their burning home, something they believe would have killed them otherwise. The fire broke out last week while the Hattens were asleep in their Winterset home, according to KCCI.


As Iowa faces 2nd measles case, Cedar Rapids schools review outbreak procedures

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- Thursday, health officials confirmed a second measles case in the northeast part of the state. The victim is connected to the first. The Iowa Department of Public Health said the situation was contained, but concerns have been growing about possible outbreaks elsewhere.


Northeast Iowa Food Bank hosting sack lunch event; deadline to order is Friday

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – The Northeast Iowa Food bank is hosting their bi-annual ‘Cedar Valley Sack Lunch Delivery’ on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26. The deadline to order your sack lunch is Friday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m.


Minnesota and Iowa lawmakers react to redacted Mueller Report

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The much awaited Mueller Report was released Thursday morning leaving many local officials wanting more. FULL REPORT: Read the redacted version of the Mueller report HERE.