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I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to http://www.WHOtv.com and the station’s social media accounts. I try to make sure our users are having the best experience possible and they’re able to find what they’re looking for easily.

I’m a graduate of Buena Vista University but grew up in northeast Iowa and spent my summers in northern Minnesota. I love spending time outdoors and playing for the Des Moines Women’s Rugby Club.

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    Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Dubuque County

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An invasive and destructive beetle has been discovered in another Iowa county. Officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture have confirmed the emerald ash borer’s presence in Dubuque County in eastern Iowa. The pest has been found in 28 of Iowa’s 99 counties. The larvae of the emerald ash borer burrows under the bark of ash trees and causes damage that eventually kills the tree. “Iowa now has seven counties bordering the Mississippi River that have […]

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    Ames Work Release Escapee Arrested

    NEVADA, Iowa — A man wanted for failing to return to an Ames work release facility is now back behind bars. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Maurice Turner was taken into custody Friday. An arrest warrant for Turner had been issued after he didn’t return to the Curt Forbes Work Facility on August 24th, following an authorized furlough. Turner is serving a five-year sentence for third offense domestic abuse and second degree theft. He’s being held in Story […]

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    Third Finalist for Univ. of Iowa President is Making a Campus Visit

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Students will be able to meet the third candidate hoping to become the University of Iowa’s new president Monday. Joseph Steinmetz will take part in a public forum and tour the campus Monday afternoon. He is the current provost and vice president of Ohio State University. The forum with Steinmetz is being held at the Iowa Memorial Union’s Second Floor Ballroom from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The university is expected to select a successor to […]

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    WATCH: Soccer Stars do #DizzyGoals and It’s Hilarious

    You’ve probably seen a dizzy bat race before but now some international soccer stars are taking on a dizzy penalty to help create change in the world. The Global Goals’ Dizzy Goals Challenge is raising awareness in an effort to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, and fix climate change within the next 15 years. Check out videos from the footballers as they take on #dizzygoals.

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    Attempted Murder Arrest Made, Two Suspects Still Sought

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have made an arrest in an attempted murder from the beginning of August but they’re still seeking two other suspects in the case. Forty-four-year-old Troy Comstock was taken into custody Wednesday and is charged with attempted murder and willful injury. Police say the arrest relates to an assault that happened in the 1500 block of E. Euclid on August 1st. A 27-year-old West Des Moines resident suffered serious head injuries in the assault. […]

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    Heroes Rescue Sleeping People From Clive Fire

    CLIVE, Iowa — Three people were saved from a fire Thursday morning in Clive after two men rescued them from a burning duplex. Bret Perry, a former U.S. Army sniper and current Army recruiter from Adel, was on his way to work around 8:00 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from a home in Clive. He followed the smoke to 9104 Summit Drive and found flames coming from the back side of the building. When he arrived he saw Enes Hosic pounding on […]

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    Suspect in Killing of Virginia News Crew Reportedly Shoots Himself

    MONETA, Virginia – The man believed to have shot and killed a Virginia news reporter and photographer on live television Wednesday morning has shot himself. Law enforcement confronted Vester Flanagan on Interstate 66 and Flanagan shot himself, officials tell CNN. The Virginia State Patrol said that Flanagan has died. Virginia’s governor Terry McAuliffe said Flanagan was disgruntled former employee, whose on-air name was Bryce Williams. Picture of suspected #WDBJ shooter Vester Flanagan who on-air went by Bryce Williams: http://t.co/Psk0FIEp31 pic.twitter.com/H3TfR2fKG8 — WHSVnews (@WHSVnews) […]

  • No Serious Injuries for Toddler That Fell From Third Floor Window

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A toddler fell from a third-story apartment window in Des Moines Monday afternoon. It happened in the 6300 block of Southwest 9th Street around 1:30 p.m. Emergency crews responded after receiving a call about a 23-month-old child that had fallen from a window. It appears the child popped out the screen window while other members of the family were watching TV in the apartment. The toddler landed on an area of sod and woodchips below the window […]

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    WATCH: West Des Moines Teachers Perform Awesome Flash Mob from ‘Les Mis’

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Some West Des Moines Schools teachers came together to create a flash mob for their fellow educators during a district-wide welcome back meeting, singing about the “One Day More” they had left of preparation before classes began on Monday. They knocked their version of the Les Mis showstopper out of the park…or auditorium. Bravo!

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    Northeast Iowa Man Killed in Fiery Crash

    CHICKASAW COUNTY, Iowa — A Lawler man is dead after a crash in Chickasaw County over the weekend. It happened at the intersection of 150th Street and Quinlan Avenue around 5:00 Saturday morning. The Iowa State Patrol says 19-year-old Jesse Johnson was speeding in the area when his car went airborne, hitting several trees, and coming to rest in the ditch. The vehicle then caught fire. Officials say it was completely burned by the time they arrived. Johnson died from […]

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    Authorities in Standoff with Armed Suicidal Man in Norwoodville

    NORWOODVILLE, Iowa — Local law enforcement agencies are on the scene of a standoff in Norwoodville, just northeast of Des Moines. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department says they were called to the 4300 block of NE 32nd Street around midnight Thursday about a suicidal man with a handgun. When deputies arrived they say the man fired two shots into the ground and then pointed the gun at his head and went back into his home. Negotiators have been working with […]

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    More Arrests in Second Prostitution Sting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say another prostitution sting in the metro has yielded arrests. The latest sting was held Wednesday and at least five people were arrested. Thirty-five-year-old Ricardo Castllanos, 35-year-old Edu Aragon-Hernandez, 52-year-old Vernon Welker, 21-year-old Aireona Little, and 45-year-old Joseph Tanksley have all been charged with prostitution. Earlier this week the Des Moines Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked together on a prostitution sting where 20 arrests were made. It happened Tuesday […]


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