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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
  • Man shot outside of east side duplex. (WHO-HD)

    Man Injured in East Side Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a man suffered minor injuries in a shooting on the city’s east side Friday morning. Officers were called to the 1400 block of E. 9th shortly before 8:00 a.m. on reports of shots fired. When they arrived they found evidence a shooting had occurred but no victim or suspect. A little while later they received a call from Methodist Hospital about a patient suffering from gunshot wounds. Police were able to determine […]

  • Homicide investigation underway at 40th and Crocker. (WHO-HD)

    Late Night Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating the city’s fourth homicide of the year. Officers were called to the area of 40th Place and Crocker Street just before 11:00 p.m. Thursday on several reports of gunfire. One of the calls also said someone had been shot and was believed to be dead. When officers arrived they found a deceased male in the road in the 4000 block of Crocker Street. Police are interviewing witnesses but have not released […]

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    Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Cedar Falls

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Officials have released the name of a 19-year-old who died in a motorcycle crash in Cedar Falls Wednesday. According to KWWL, 19-year-old Tristan Kabela died from head injuries received in the crash at a local hospital. Cedar Falls Police say Kabela was trying to illegally pass two vehicles on Highway 58 in the northbound lanes. He lost control of his motorcycle and hit the center barrier. Kabela was not wearing a helmet at the time of […]

  • Jacob Sterling (WHO-HD)

    Carlisle Pharmacy Robbery Suspect Arrested

    CARLISLE, Iowa — A Pleasantville man has been arrested after police say he robbed a Carlisle pharmacy earlier this month. Forty-year-old Jacob Sterling is charged with first degree robbery, fourth degree theft, and possession of stolen property. The Carlisle Police Department says Sterling robbed the Medicap Pharmacy at 800 School Street on May 16th. With the help of the Des Moines Police Department, investigators were able to identify Sterling as the suspect in the case. Sterling was arrested Wednesday by […]

  • Fire at home in 400 block of Orchard Avenue. (WHO-HD)

    Second Fire at Same Des Moines Home in Three Days

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Fire crews in Des Moines responded to a fire in the 400 block of Orchard Avenue early Thursday morning. When firefighters arrived just after 1:30 a.m. they found a home overrun with flames. Just minutes later the fire spread — shooting through the roof. Luckily, no one was injured. Officials tell us this was an abandoned home — and they know that because they were just there a couple days ago “It’s very hard to get […]

  • Fire at Loving Rest Pet Funeral Home (WHO-HD)

    Morning Fire Destroys Building at Pet Funeral Home

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Fire crews were called to put out a blaze at a Warren County pet cemetery early Wednesday morning. The fire at the Loving Rest Pet Funeral Home in rural Indianola was reported around 5 a.m. after owner Jimmy Johnson saw the flames. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire but remain on scene as rubble from a structure on the property still smolders. Johnson says the fire destroyed a two story chapel that was under construction. There was […]

  • Raygun shirt (Raygun)

    Raygun Steps Up Operation #BringDrakeToDrake with New Shirt

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The campaign to get musician Drake to visit Drake University while he’s in Des Moines is getting a little help from a local t-shirt shop. Operation #BringDrakeToDrake is being buoyed by a new shirt design from Raygun. The baby blue shirt has a depiction of Drake’s head on top of the body of the Drake University bulldog logo. The university issued a press release full of references to Drizzy’s music after the announcement was made the […]

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    Nothing Suspicious Found After Altoona Elementary Evacuation

    ALTOONA, Iowa — A bomb threat Monday has forced the evacuation of Altoona Elementary. According to the Altoona Police Department, the school was evacuated at 11:54 a.m. after an automated phone call posed a threat. “Altoona Elementary received a threat. We took immediate emergency action, called the police department, then removed the children as soon as possible,” said Mattia Hansen, Community Relations Coordinator, Southeast Polk schools. The Altoona and Des Moines police departments completed an interior and exterior search of the […]

  • Candace Payne (Facebook)

    VIDEO: Hilarious ‘Chewbacca Mom’ Can’t Stop Laughing

    Candace Payne loves Chewbacca. She loves the Star Wars favorite so much she recently bought a Chewbacca mask that has special sound effects to bring the wookie’s distinctive roar to life. While trying it out in a Facebook Live video, Candace could not stop cracking up! Though she’s a mom, she’s making it pretty clear that this toy is one she’ll be keeping for herself.

  • WHO-HD

    Police Report: Man with Rifle Threatened Pizza Delivery Driver

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after a pizza delivery driver reported a customer with a gun threatened him. A police report says it happened Thursday night around 7:45 when a delivery driver from the Papa John’s at 4503 SW 9th Street was fulfilling an order. He arrived at the home and a man inside opened the door only wide enough to allow the pizza to go through the door and give him $30 to pay the $25.81 bill. […]

  • Molly Bushman (WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Teacher Dies After Collapsing at School

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Public School District says one of its teachers died Wednesday after collapsing at school. Officials say Hillis Elementary teacher 41 year old Molly Bushman collapsed Wednesday morning and later died at the hospital. Hillis Elementary principal Renee Gelfond said Bushman says, “She was a wonderful person,  a wonderful teacher and super dedicated. She was here all the time, this was her home, she was here on the weekends, anytime she had she was […]

  • Funny or Die

    Funny or Die: Former Channel 13 Sports Intern Harrison Barnes Has Backup Plan

    Former Channel 13 Sports intern Harrison Barnes has a day job as a small forward for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. But the hoops star is looking ahead to a career after basketball. Retail might not be Harrison’s thing though. Maybe he should have put down Keith Murphy as a reference.

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