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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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    Sorenson Sentenced To 15 Months in Campaign Finance Violation Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa –Former State Senator Kent Sorenson will spend 15 months in prison for breaking campaign finance laws during the 2012 presidential campaign. That sentence was handed down Tuesday morning in federal court in Des Moines.  He faced up to 25 years in prison. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in 2014 to one count of causing a federal campaign committee to falsely report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission and one count of obstruction of justice in connection with the […]

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    Space Heater Causes Fire at Des Moines Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines home suffered damage from a fire started by a space heater early Tuesday morning. The fire started on the front porch of a home at 6th Ave. and Ovid, on the city’s north side. The homeowner tells Channel 13 there was a space heater in the enclosed front porch, and that’s where the fire started. Everyone got out of the home safely and fire crews were able to put out the flames quickly. […]

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    Giant Alligator Strolls Past Tourists Without a Care in the World

    LAKELAND, Florida — Some people can’t believe their eyes after seeing this massive gator crossing in front of some tourists in Florida. Kim Joiner posted the video to the Circle B Bar Reserve Polk Nature Discovery Center group on Facebook on Sunday, saying, “I love Circle B. Nature at its best.” The center is located in Lakeland, Florida. The video has already been shared over 15,000 times. Joiner told WKMG the video is real. She estimated the gator to be at least 12 […]

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    Power Restored for Thousands of Des Moines Residents

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Thousands of Des Moines residents were without power Monday morning. The outage for MidAmerican Energy customers happened shortly after 7:00 a.m. and lasted about an hour. Nearly 2,400 customers were affected. The boundaries for the outage were: North 2200 Block of 23rd Street South 900 block of 30th Street East 1500 block of 17th Street West behind the 3100 block of Kingman Blvd Officials say the outage was not due to the ice storm, instead they say it […]

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    Des Moines Man Found in Utah Accused of Missing Woman’s Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man is being charged with the murder of a woman reported missing last week. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says 22-year-old Kyle Alexander Jepson, who is in custody in Utah, will be charged with first degree murder, first degree robbery, and first degree burglary when he is extradited back to Iowa. Jepson is accused of killing 49-year-old Gloria Gary. She was reported missing on January 5th. She had last […]

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    Woman Injured in West Des Moines Shooting

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after a woman was injured in a shooting early Friday morning. Police were called to the 300 block of 18th response on a report of a shooting around 5:00 a.m. An adult woman was injured and transported to a hospital, but officials say the injuries are not-life threatening. More information on the incident is expected to be released by police later but they say there is no outstanding danger to the public.

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    Prole Man Killed in Crash

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – A traffic accident claimed the life of one person Thursday night in Prole. It happened just after 8:00 p.m. on Gear Street. The Iowa State Patrol says 30-year-old Tyler Winkleman was driving east, without his headlights on, when he lost control. The car went off the road and slammed into a tree, shearing it off at the trunk Winkleman was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation into the crash continues.

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    ‘Little Big Town’ and ‘I Love The 90’s’ Tour Announced as Iowa State Fair Concerts

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa State Fair has announced another round of grandstand performances for 2017. Country powerhouse group Little Big Town will perform Friday August 18th. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets start at $32. The pull of nostalgia has another big tour heading to the grandstand. On Saturday, August 12th the “I Love The 90’s” tour will hit the stage. It features Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc, and Young […]

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    Homicide: Police Find Body Believed to be Missing Des Moines Woman

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have discovered a body in the home of a Des Moines woman reported missing earlier this month and say the case appears to be a homicide. Forty-nine-year-old Gloria Gary was reported missing on January 5th. Police say she had last been seen when she left her job on January 3rd and her car was also missing. Gary’s car, a red Honda Civic, was spotted on January 11th in Parowan City, Utah. Surveillance video from a […]

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    School District Hilariously Shuts Down Snow Day Requests on Twitter

    Kids in Georgia hoping the year’s first winter snow would land them a Friday off took to Twitter on Thursday to plead their case, and they found themselves an able sparring partner in the form of the unnamed handler of @CherokeeSchools. That’s the Twitter account for the Cherokee County School District, which claims more than 41,000 metro Atlanta students. The parry began Thursday evening as northern and central counties braced for up to 4 inches of snow, per the Atlanta […]