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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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    Iowa Man Missing in Nepal Located Unharmed

    NEPAL — A New Albin man who traveled to Nepal to climb Mount Everest has contacted his family, letting them know he is safe following an earthquake that devastated the region. Cole Donahue’s family shared a Facebook post from Cole early Monday morning. Donahue’s family wasn’t sure of his exact plans so they weren’t certain whether he had reached the base camp before the earthquake. Donahue plans to be back in the U.S. by May 2nd.    

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    America’s Hottest Liquor Shot is …

    When drinkers in Clayton’s, a beachfront bar in South Padre Island, Texas, belly up for a round of shots, bartender Casey Belue can usually guess what they’ll order. It comes in a yellow-labeled bottle with a fire-breathing demon on it. It tastes like Big Red chewing gum. It’s Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, and lately it’s been as hot as its name. “Fireball is number one, definitely. That’s pretty much the chosen shot,” said Belue, who enjoys it herself now and then. […]

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    Lolo Jones Drops Out of Drake Relays Due to ‘Minor Injury’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Drake Relays favorite and Des Moines-native has pulled out of this year’s event because of an injury. Hurdler Lolo Jones won’t compete in the event, where she was scheduled to run the 100 meter hurdles and the shuttle hurdle relay. Jones posted a video on Facebook discussing the difficult decision. Drake Relays director Brian Brown released a statement Wednesday saying, “Lolo contacted me on Tuesday evening to notify that she would be unable to compete […]

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    Second Degree Murder Conviction Reversed by Court of Appeals

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Court of Appeals has reversed the second degree murder conviction of a Des Moines man. Kent Tyler III was found guilty in Richard Daughenbaugh’s 2013 murder. Prosecutors said Tyler, who was 18 at the time, threw the first punch in the attack that killed Daughenbaugh. The Iowa Court of Appeals issued its ruling Wednesday morning, saying “the evidence presented at trial fails to establish that Tyler could have reasonably expected the crowd to murder […]

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    No Injuries Reported in Des Moines House Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines firefighters were called out a little after 7 a.m. Tuesday on a house fire. Crews arrived at 6205 Welker Avenue, about a block south of the Sands Volleyball Club, and found smoke coming from the home. It appeared there was a fire in rear of the home. District Fire Chief Dan Burke says it appears the fire was started by a wood burning stove and spread into the attic. Most of the damage was […]

  • Photos of Suspect Released in Git n Go Robbery

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — Two photos of the suspect who robbed a Git n Go have been released by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to the Git n Go at 4224 Northwest 2nd Avenue around 9:30 p.m on April 19. The clerk told them a white male came into the store and demanded money, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The man was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, and gloves and also had a machete or smaller […]

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    March Unemployment Rate Drops in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The state’s unemployment rate dropped again in March. According to numbers compiled by Iowa Workforce Development, the state’s unemployment rate for March was 4 percent. That’s a tenth of a percent drop from February’s 4.4 percent. IWD Director Beth Townsend says, “While the state’s nonfarm employment expanded to an all-time high, the unemployment rate trended down to 4.0 percent, the third-straight drop to begin the year and a very positive trend.” The national unemployment rate for […]

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    Woman’s Body Found Face-Down in Shallow Water in West Des Moines

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — West Des Moines police are investigating after a body was found in what they called a “shallow ravine” near a townhome complex and they’re calling the woman’s death suspicious. Police identified the woman as 48 year-old Lisa Marie Hulsing, of West Des Moines. The call came in just before 9 a.m. about a woman found face-down in the water at 8610 E. P. True Parkway. Police say the body was found between a group of townhomes and […]

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    Iowa State’s Hoiberg to Undergo Another Heart Surgery

    AMES, Iowa  —  Iowa State Head Coach Fred Hoiberg will undergo what he hopes will be his last heart surgery later this month. Iowa State University released a statement Friday morning that Hoiberg will have his aortic valve replaced on April 17th at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “After my initial surgery to replace my aortic root 10 years ago, I knew that this was something that would need to be done at some point,” Hoiberg said. “My valve […]

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    Hillary Clinton to Announce 2016 Bid Sunday with Video

    Hillary Clinton will launch her presidential campaign Sunday with a video on social media announcing her candidacy, followed immediately by travel to build on the announcement, according to a source close to Clinton’s campaign in waiting. Her first stop will likely be to the early caucus state of Iowa, according to the source. Observers see the likely visit to Iowa as a show of humility by Clinton, who came in third in the 2008 caucuses and who, so far, has […]

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    Alleged Bank Robber Turns Himself In

    MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — A man wanted for allegedly robbing a Madison County bank has turned himself in to authorities. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Hussam Abusharkh, of Urbandale, turned himself in Thursday night. Abusharkh is accused of robbing the Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank in St. Charles on March 25th. Witnesses say he pulled out a gun and demanded the teller fill a bag with money before forcing all the employees into a bathroom and leaving. He is […]


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