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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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    Drake Law School Offers Flexible Schedule

    Learn more about Drake Law School’s programs here.

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    Drake Law School to Offer Part-Time/Evening Classes

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Drake Law School is offering a way to make earning a law degree a little easier for those who need a flexible class schedule. Drake announced Thursday it will begin offering part-time/evening classes for the Juris Doctor(J.D.) and a Master of Jurisprudence(M.J.) programs beginning in the fall of 2015. “As a law school, we want to do everything we can to make it possible for individuals to earn a law degree,” said Drake Law School Dean […]

  • Pippin Star Talks ‘Extraordinary’ Show

    DES MOINES, Iowa — In the 1970s it gave Broadway the story of a young man’s journey to find something more in life, now in its revival, the musical Pippin has offered Broadway a high-flying, death-defying hit musical added to that same journey. The story is told by the leading player Sasha Allen, who stopped by the Channel 13 News at Noon Wednesday to talk with Pat Dix. The show plays at the Des Moines Civic Center through Sunday, March […]

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    What Does Net Neutrality Mean for You?

    NEW YORK  — On Thursday, the FCC is expected to approve new rules that — depending on which side you believe — either ensures a fair Internet or smothers it with unnecessary regulation. The FCC’s vote will allow it to assert extra authority over the Internet to establish net neutrality. It’s like equal opportunity for Internet speeds and access to websites. No unfair fast/slow lanes. No blocking of legal services on your phone, computer or tablet. But hold off on […]

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    Gas Tax Increase Signed by Gov. Branstad

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The raise to Iowa’s gas tax has been signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad. The Iowa House and Senate passed the bill Tuesday and Branstad signed it Wednesday morning. The bill increases the tax on gasoline by 10-cents per gallon. The money from the tax is earmarked to repair Iowa roads and bridges. The tax increase will go into effect March 1st.

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    Runnells Man Charged After Accident with Stolen Van

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — Charges have been filed against a Runnells man following a rollover accident in Polk County Tuesday. Forty-two-year-old Xayapheth Thongsakounh is charged with first degree robbery and two counts of assault causing serious injury while participating in a felony. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says they were responding to a call about a stolen van and an assault in the 9900 block of SE Vandalia Tuesday afternoon when they were notified about a rollover accident involving the […]

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    Disney Releases ‘Frozen Fever’ Trailer

    A brief glimpse at Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff’s next adventure has been released by Disney. ‘Frozen Fever’ is a short film that takes us back to Arendelle for a party planned to celebrate Anna’s birthday. The short will play before Disney’s Cinderella, which is in theaters March 13th.

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    Cedar Rapids Chase Suspect Faces More Charges

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — More charges have been filed against an eastern Iowa man arrested after a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed into a truck and a school bus in Cedar Rapids earlier this month. KWWL reports James Surrett now faces charges of harassment and false imprisonment. Police say he held a woman against her will for 20 hours and also assaulted her. Surrett was previously facing charges of eluding, driving while barred, possession of a controlled substance, […]

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    Poll: Should storming the court be banned in college basketball?

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    Charges Expected Soon in Valley High Fights

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The West Des Moines Police Department says charges will be filed soon in connection with fights that happened at Valley High School earlier this month. Three fights were reported at the school on February 12th. Students say they stemmed from a social media post that was racially motivated. Police say their investigation into the incidents has taken longer than normal because those involved are minors and parents must be present during questioning. As many as […]

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    Driver Killed in Marshall County Semi Accident

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Iowa — One person was killed in an accident involving a semi in Marshall County Monday. Fifty-year-old Todd A. Krough of rural Nevada died in the accident. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 4:45 p.m. when a semi-trailer tried to take a curve on Eastman Avenue, about two-miles north of State Center. The semi, which is leased to Mid-State Milling of State Center, was headed northbound when it rolled onto its side in the east ditch. Emergency […]

  • FaceOff: Rivals.com Gets ‘Creepy’

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