CONTINUING COVERAGE: FLOODS OF 2016

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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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    Man Arrested After Chase, His Mother Jailed for Fighting with Officers

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man and his mother are in the Polk County Jail after the man led law enforcement on a chase Thursday night that ended at his mother’s apartment building. The Iowa State Patrol says Clarence Reed, 27 of Des Moines, is charged with eluding, driving while barred, and interference with official acts. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig also says Reed had warrants out for his arrest for escape from custody from the Fort Des Moines Work Release […]

  • Man shot Tuesday night at apartment building in 1900 block of Casady Drive. (WHO-HD)

    Police: More Gunfire at Apartments Where Man was Shot Tuesday

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police responded to the same apartment complex early Thursday morning where a man was shot Tuesday. Officers were called to an apartment building in the 1900 block of Casady Drive on a report of multiple shots fired. No one was injured and there was only property damage located. It’s the same location where one man was shot Tuesday night. Police have released the name of the victim. They say 24-year-old Shamon Lamont Henning suffered a gunshot […]

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    Mother, Daughter Arrested for Alleged Abuse of Baby at Daycare

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — A mother and daughter from Pleasant Hill are in the Polk County Jail after law enforcement officials say they abused a child at their daycare. Forty-nine-year-old Cindy Holt is charged with child endangerment-serious injury and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Her daughter, 23-year-old Amanda Holt, is charged with child endangerment-bodily injury and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Public Information Officer Adam Choate with the Pleasant Hill Police Department says the investigation into […]

  • Flooding in Greene from the Shell Rock River. (WHO-HD)

    Storms Cause Flash Flooding in Northern Iowa, Spawn Tornadoes

    BUTLER COUNTY, Iowa — Storms in northern and northeastern Iowa overnight caused some damage as they spawned tornadoes and dropped heavy rain – up to 10 inches – in some areas. “We expect the crest this evening what we’re being told around 7 PM probably water levels similar to 2008 or more so,” said Jason Johnson, Butler County Sheriff. “Currently there are probably somewhere in the neighborhood of about 80 homes people are moving things out, “ said Johnson. “All […]

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    Des Moines Man and Daughter Killed in Missouri Plane Crash

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Missouri — Two Iowans were killed in a plane crash Tuesday evening in Missouri. The Lee’s Summit Police Department says 53-year-old Vincent Basile of Des Moines and his daughter, 24-year-old Kelli Basile of West Des Moines, died when the single-engine plane Vincent was piloting crashed around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say it appears the Basiles were traveling to Lee’s Summit to meet family when the crash happened at the LS Airport. The plane was on the tarmac on the […]

  • Car drives into business after driver accidentally hits gas instead of brake. (WHO-HD)

    Elderly Driver Plows Into Store at Parkfair Mall

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say an elderly woman accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, sending her vehicle smashing into a store on the city’s north side Wednesday. It happened around 11 a.m. at the Cititrends store in the Parkfair Mall at 100 E. Euclid. The vehicle plowed through the front of the store and stopped near the rear. Police say two people inside the store suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for […]

  • One person shot near 19th and Casady Tuesday night. (WHO-HD)

    One Person Shot in Neighborhood South of Grays Lake

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a round of late night gunfire that injured at least one person. It all started around 10:00 Tuesday night when police responded to 1910 Casady Drive, in a neighborhood just south of Grays Lake, on a call of multiple gunshots heard. When officers arrived they saw a dark-colored sedan leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The vehicle drove to Mercy Hospital, dropping off a gunshot victim. Police say […]

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    Take a Look Inside this Incredible 1950s House Frozen in Time

    DALLAS — A Texas house that recently hit the market is making big headlines and for good reason. The Smith Home at 11016 Pinocchio Drive in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas was built in 1954 and looks like it was lifted right out of another era. Designed and built by Gordon Nichols, the house is among the best of the midcentury modern houses in the highly desirable Disney Streets area of Dallas. The four bedroom home is currently listed at $665,000. The roughly T-shaped structure […]

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    Auditor: Former Iowa State Employee Improperly Collected More Than $324,000

    The Iowa State Auditor’s Office says a former Iowa State University employee collected more than $324,000 that should have gone to the university. A special investigation was requested by university officials into the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation(CALT) after concerns were raised about the center’s former director, Roger McEowen. McEowen worked for the university from 2004 until he resigned in January of 2016. The report by the Auditor’s Office says while McEowen worked for Iowa State he also had […]

  • Chad Winninger appears in Polk County Jail Court. (WHO-HD)

    Suspect in Vehicular Assaults Jailed After Being Released from Hospital

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — The man officials say intentionally drove a pickup truck at two people, critically injuring one of them, is behind bars after being released from the hospital. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Chad Winninger, of Monroe, was released from the hospital Monday night. He was taken into custody by law enforcement at that time and booked into the Polk County Jail. Tuesday morning he made his initial court appearance. Officials say Winninger is responsible for […]

  • Damage to Highland Park Little League facilities that happened during vehicular assault where two people were injured. (WHO-HD)

    Suspect in Highland Park Little League Vehicular Assault Identified

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who they say intentionally ran into two men with a truck Sunday morning at the Highland Park Little League Complex. Officials say the driver, 40-year-old Chad Winninger of Monroe, is charged with willful injury causing serious injury, willful injury causing bodily injury, fist degree criminal mischief, and three counts of interference with official acts causing bodily injury. The president of the Highland Park Little […]

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    Grand Avenue Bridge Downtown Closing Monday

    DES MOINES, Iowa—Commuters in downtown Des Moines only have one more weekend to use the Grand Avenue bridge before it is demolished and rebuilt. The bridge, which was built in 1918 and last rehabilitated in 1968, will close at 8:00 a.m. Monday. The work means Grand Avenue between 2nd Avenue and Robert D. Ray Drive will be closed. A detour will be in place, directing drivers to use the Walnut Street bridge instead. The Grand Avenue bridge was deemed structurally […]