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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.

Recent Articles
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    Escaped Cows Play Through at Hillcrest Country Club

    ADEL, Iowa — The Hillcrest Country Club in Adel had some uninvited guests Thursday morning trying to enjoy a few holes of golf before the season ends. Workers had to partake in an impromptu cattle drive after cows from a nearby farm escaped around 8:15 a.m. The 15-member bovine crew decided the golf course looked like a great place to spend a frosty, and foggy, morning. Club manager Chris Garton and his friend Ryan Case were able keep the cows […]

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    Waukee Wants Input on Naming of New School

    WAUKEE, Iowa — The Waukee School District is asking for the public’s help to choose a name for its newest elementary school. The school is being constructed in Urbandale, west of Alice’s Road and between Meredith and Waterford. Work on the school is scheduled to start in the spring of 2017 and the school will open in the fall of 2019. The Waukee School Board discussed the issue and settled on four finalists for the school’s name during a September […]

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    Help Name New Waukee School

    You can see the four finalists for naming Waukee’s newest elementary school here and vote on which one you like.

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    Wrong-Way Crash Kills One, Injures Three Near Pleasant Hill

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — One person was killed and three others injured in a head-on accident just east of Pleasant Hill Tuesday night. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened in the 7100 block of NE University Avenue, just after 9:30 p.m. Witnesses told authorities a westbound Nissan Pathfinder was hit head-on by a Nissan Altima, which was traveling east in the westbound lanes. “One thing we know is the Altima was traveling in the wrong direction on […]

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    Polk County Minimum Wage Increase Approved

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Workers in Polk County will be getting a raise. The Polk County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday morning to increase the minimum wage. The new minimum wage will be $10.75 an hour. The ordinance will be enacted over three years and includes a measure to limit the increase for workers under the age of 18. Those workers would only receive 85 percent of an adult’s pay. “As critical as some folks have been, we are adopting […]

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    Warren County Jail Inmate Dies

    INDIANOLA, Iowa – An inmate in the Warren County Jail died Tuesday. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says a male inmate was found unresponsive in his cell, and was unable to be revived by Indianola Rescue. Officials have not released the inmate’s name in order to allow time for the family to be notified. An autopsy will be performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. We’ll update this story as more information is made available.

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    Arrest Made After Chase Ends in AE Dairy Parking Lot

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two people were taken into custody early Tuesday morning after a short chase on the city’s east side. Police say they tried to pull over 39-year-old Warnell Ziegler on a traffic violation but he refused to stop and took off. He pulled into the AE Dairy parking lot at 2420 E University Ave., where he got his vehicle stuck. He resisted arrest and police say they had to us a Taser in order to arrest him. […]

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    Grand Avenue Re-Opens After Gas Line Rupture

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A natural gas line was cut during construction Friday morning, shutting down part of Grand Avenue and causing some access issues for a local school. A crew using a trencher outside of the American Red Cross building at 2116 Grand Ave. cut two gas lines around 9:30 a.m. MidAmerican Energy crews are on scene working to repair the gas lines. Grand Avenue between Terrace Hill and 18th Street was closed for a while but has been re-opened. Buses […]

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    LIVE: Radar Image of Hurricane Matthew

  • Accident at SE 14th and Army Post on 10/6/16. (WHO-HD)

    Vehicle Rolls Onto Side After Being Hit by SUV

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One woman was injured in a rollover crash Thursday morning after her SUV was hit by another vehicle. It happened at the intersection of SE 14th and Army Post around 7:30 a.m. Police say a white Toyota SUV was traveling northbound on SE 14th when it was struck by a grey Blazer that was heading westbound on Army Post. The Toyota rolled and landed on its side. The driver, with help, was able to crawl out of […]

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    #BringDraketoDrake Works, But Most Students Were Asleep

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Apparently, sleep is overrated. Drake University students who weren’t awake around 2:30 Wednesday morning missed out on the opportunity to meet a superstar on campus. @drakeuniversity A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Oct 5, 2016 at 12:23am PDT Drake, the rapper, followed through with his Instagram promise to visit the campus of Drake University. Drake posted a photo of himself posing on the Drake University sign to his Instagram account along with videos of him stopping […]

  • Christine Bolanos (WHO-HD)

    Woman Arrested Following Early Morning Police Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An early morning chase in a stolen vehicle landed a woman in the Polk County Jail Wednesday. Police say 34-year-old Christine Bolanos was arrested after she tried to elude officers during a chase. It began around 3:15 a.m. when an officer spotted her driving a stolen car near SW 9th and Thomas Beck. The officer followed until back up arrived then tried to stop her on Fleur. Bolanos took off, leading officers on a chase that […]