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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

Perry High School gearing up for production of "The Dearly Undeparted"

A crazy, old cat lady. A dead girl. And an obsessed Realtor/stalker. Those are just three of the characters in the spring play at Perry High School. The school will present "The Dearly Undeparted" at 7 p.m. on April 6 and 7 at the Perry Performing Arts Center. "The one thing I think people will real

THEPERRYCHIEF.COM - 2018-03-23 20:24:32

'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

Raccoon Valley Bank donates to Perry Community School Foundation

The Raccoon Valley Bank presented a $25,000 check to the Perry Community School Foundation Inc. on Thursday, March 23. The money will be used for the Dewey Field renovation project. The Raccoon Valley Bank presented a $25,000 check to the Perry Community School Foundation Inc. on Thursday, March 23.

THEPERRYCHIEF.COM - 2018-03-23 15:43:43

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

Dallas County first responder conference centers on assessment

The Dallas County First Responder Association hosted its eighth-annual Mini Conference on March 8. The free conference provides medical and trauma training to the first responder agencies in Dallas County. "The ultimate goal is always improving the knowledge and assessment skills of a local first re

THEPERRYCHIEF.COM - 2018-03-23 22:40:46

Wednesday morning fire reported in Bacon Jewelers, Perry Floral building

An early-morning fire on Wednesday, March 21 was quickly contained by the Perry Volunteer Fire Department. A fire was reported early Wednesday morning. The caller said there appeared to be smoke coming from behind Bacon Jewelers and thought the store might be on fire. The Perry Police Department inv


Airline crew member caught smuggling 9 pounds of cocaine in pants

Updated: 1:40 PM CDT Mar 22, 2018 A crew member of Fly Jamaica Airways has been arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the United States, according to a statement by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The drugs were discovered after the man was escorted into a private search room at


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


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


Details released: Former Perry man charged with four counts of sexual abuse

Eric Chandler Parmenter, age 28 of Ankeny, was arrested by the Perry Police Department on four counts of third degree sexual abuse on Friday, March 16. Criminal complaints were made on March 10 and an arrest warrant was issued by the Perry PD on March 12. A statement from the Perry Police Department


Playground Lounge to hold grand opening March 23, 24

The Playground Lounge opened its doors on Saturday, March 17. A grand opening is planned for Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24. The lounge, located in East Perry Plaza, will be open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday. Co-owners Al Dinwiddie and Jamie Renee F


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


Iowa's first legal marijuana producer gets ready to grow

With spring in the air, Iowans will soon start planting corn, soybeans and - for the first time - legal marijuana. The state's first authorized producer of medical marijuana plants is racing to transform a 64-year-old Des Moines warehouse into a high-tech agricultural facility. The company, MedPharm


Iowa State Student Arrested Following 'Concerning' Statements About AK-47

Billy Noy (WHO-HD) AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University student was arrested and charged with harassment earlier this week after another student informed them of "concerning statements" he had made about an AK-47. University police first learned of the statements on March 9th when a student called


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


Budget cuts targeting Iowa, Iowa State sent to Gov. Reynolds

A package of $35.5 million in late fiscal year spending cuts that will fall heavily on the University of Iowa and Iowa State University received final passage Wednesday night from the Iowa Senate. Senate File 2117 was approved 28-21. All Republicans voted yes, and all Democrats and one independent v


Suicidal man places Des Moines preschool on lockdown, officials say

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A police dispatch call about a suicidal man Tuesday in the city's Lower Beaver neighborhood put a preschool on lockdown, officials said. Woodlawn Education Center was placed on lockdown after Des Moines police dispatched a nearby call about a man who threatened to


'A sad day': Brother of Des Moines police chief killed in rollover crash in northwest Iowa

Hundreds die on Iowa's roadways every year. According to state records, 912 people died on Iowa's roads in 1970 - more than any other year in the state's history. Wochit The brother of Des Moines' police chief died Monday after a rollover crash in northwest Iowa, authorities said. Deon Levi Wingert