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I'm a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to 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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    Enticement Charges Filed Against Fort Dodge Convicted Sex Offender

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A convicted sex offender is facing new charges after Fort Dodge police say he tried to solicit underage females for sex. Forty-two-year-old Kevin McDonald, of Fort Dodge, is charged with enticing a minor under 13 years of age and enticing a minor under 16 years of age. He was already in the Webster County Jail on violations of the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. Police began their investigation November 6th after they were contacted about a man trying […]

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    Arrest Made in Des Moines Bank Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have made an arrest in a bank robbery from earlier this week. Thirty-eight-year-old Angel Anderson of Des Moines is facing charges of 2nd degree robbery and 2nd degree theft. Police say she robbed the Community State Bank at 3540 E. 33rd Street Tuesday morning. Witnesses say Anderson passed a note to teller demanding money and saying she had a gun. No weapon was shown. An anonymous tip led police to Anderson. Police say […]

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    Arrest Made in Connection with Fort Dodge, Humboldt Robberies

      FORT DODGE, Iowa — A man accused in three robberies in Humboldt and Webster counties Thursday is now in police custody. Twenty-year-old Kaleb Lenning of Humboldt was arrested Thursday afternoon by Fort Dodge police. Officials say he is suspected of robbing the Days Inn at 3040 5th Ave. S in Fort Dodge around 1: 14 p.m. Police say the suspect demanded money and told an employee that he had a gun, but did not display a weapon. Officers investigating […]

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    Another Des Moines Home Invasion Reported

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are investigating a home invasion that happened Wednesday afternoon. Police say two people busted the door in at 2601 Linden Street around 4:30 p.m. When they got inside they realized someone was at home and fled the property. Nothing was taken and no one was injured. Police say they don’t think the incident is related to an early Wednesday morning home invasion robbery.

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    Christmas Cards Requested for Terminally Ill Iowa Girl

    If you want to send Alexis a Christmas card, mail it to: Alexis Van Bochove c/o Flowers by Jan 905 Central Avenue Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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    Dorms Locked Down at Community College in Creston

    CRESTON, Iowa — A threat to a student at Southwestern Community College in Creston has prompted a lock down on campus. A message posted to the college’s website at 9:26 p.m.  Thursday says the residence halls are on lock down because of a specific threat to a student who lives in the dorms. The message says police are on campus and monitoring the situation. People are advised not to come to campus at this time.

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    Mall ‘Wildlife Education’ Animals Now in Custody of City

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The city of Des Moines has taken custody of the animals at the “Academy of Wildlife Education” at Merle Hay Mall. Officially, the animals have been placed in the custody of Sgt. Jim Butler, chief humane officer for the Des Moines Police Department. The animals will stay sheltered in place at the mall for now, until plans about where they will go next are finalized. Officials with the Blank Park Zoo and the Animal Rescue League […]

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    Murder Arrest Made in Clive Child’s Death

    CLIVE, Iowa – A  man has been charged with murder in the death of a Clive toddler, authorities announced Wednesday. Joe Lopez, 25, was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He is being held at the Clive Police Department on a $1 million bond. On November 29, Clive Police responded to Blank Children’s Hospital to investigate injuries suffered by a female, under the age of 2. The girl, who lived in an apartment in the 8900 […]

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    Apology from Univ. of Iowa Art Professor Over Controversial Sculpture

    “To The Black Community With My Sincere Apologies: On Friday December 5, 2014 I installed a sculpture piece on Pentacrest, Iowa City. The sculpture was in a modified and altered KKK robe form. I screen printed articles from American newspapers (relating) the horror and violence in racist ideology; the newspaper articles start with Tulsa Race Riot and end with Holocaust Museum Shooting which happened in 2010. The hood on the robe is made of transparent vinyl and again there are […]

  • Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Organizer Talks BaconMania VIII

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The hype and the anticipation continue to build for the 2015 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Tickets for the event, which is themed BaconMania VIII, go on sale this weekend. BaconFest keeps getting bigger and bigger, but that doesn’t mean tickets are getting easier to find. Seventeen-thousand tickets will be available Saturday at 12:13:14 p.m. for the January 31st festival at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Organizer Brooks Reynolds stopped by the Channel 13 News […]

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    Girl, 7, Writes Letter to Huffington Post After her Name Appears at Top of ‘Naughty’ List

    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — A Michigan girl is sounding off after her name landed at the top of the Huffington Post Top-20 list of names that most often appear on the naughty list. Seven-year-old Ella Christie says there’s never been coal in her Christmas stocking and has only been it trouble once at school. “I did not like seeing that,” she said. Pointing out her name wasn’t just on the list but at the “very tippy top.” Ella says the list made […]


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