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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
  • Suspect Identified in Tuesday’s Rush Hour Police Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have released the name of a woman who led them on a high-speed chase that started in Des Moines and ended in a rollover crash in Altoona Tuesday afternoon. Thirty-seven-year-old Danielle Lenois is being held in the Polk County Jail on charges of second degree theft, felony eluding, and escape. Des Moines police first tried to pull over an SUV near East 29th and Euclid a little before 5:00 p.m. after a check of the […]

  • Expansion Proposed for Iowa’s Bottle Bill

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Proposed legislation would make changes to Iowa’s Bottle Bill, changes a group of bi-partisan legislators say will bring the bill “into the 21st century.” Iowa’s current Bottle Bill covers all carbonated and alcoholic beverages and tacks on a five-cent deposit per container during purchase. The empty container can then be returned to a store or taken to a redemption center to receive the five-cent deposit back. The proposed legislation, introduced by Republican Rep. Andy McKean and […]

  • Bystander Assaulted in Large Fights Involving DMPS Students

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after two large fights involving Des Moines Public School students led to an assault on a bystander Monday. Several police officers were dispatched to an area from DART Central Station to 6th and Walnut Monday around 3:00 p.m. after Student Resource Officers with the Des Moines Police Department learned about a fight that might happen after school in downtown. The officers were on scene to monitor the area when they noticed a large […]

  • Man Shot in Leg During Early Morning Drive-By Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One person was injured in a drive-by shooting early Tuesday morning in Des Moines. Police were called to the corner of East 25th Street and Hull just after 4:00 a.m. after receiving a report of a shooting. When they arrived at the scene, officers found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim told police he was out for a walk when a car pulled up and someone inside fired three shots […]

  • Police: Man Admits to Accidentally Shooting Himself After First Reporting Drive-By

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say a man that first told them he was shot in a drive-by shooting early Tuesday has now admitted he accidentally shot himself. Police were originally called to the corner of East 25th Street and Hull just after 4:00 a.m. after receiving a report of a shooting. When they arrived at the scene, officers found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim told police he was out for a walk […]

  • Arraignment Thursday for Jason Carter on Murder Charge

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa – A Marion County man accused of murdering his mother in 2015 is scheduled to be arraigned later this week. Jason Carter is charged with first degree murder in the death of 68-year-old Shirley Carter. He was arrested just two days after being found responsible for the wrongful death of his mother in December. Bill Carter, Jason’s father and Shirley’s husband, filed a civil lawsuit against Jason when he became disappointed authorities had not charged his son with […]

  • Woman Accused of Killing Stepfather Waives Right to Jury Trial

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman accused of killing her stepfather has waived her right to a jury trial. Twenty-nine-year-old Sera Alexander faces a first degree murder charge for the death of 49-year-old Anthony Hartmann. Alexander is accused of shooting Hartmann on May 8, 2017 when Hartmann returned to the family home to get some of his belongings. Alexander’s mother claims her daughter did not know that a restraining order against Hartmann, who had a history of domestic […]

  • Police Impound Vehicle in Git-N-Go Robbery Investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are investigating after a south side convenience store was robbed Monday morning. Police were first called to the Southside Church of the Nazarene at 4110 S. Union just after 6:30 a.m. on a report of a suspicious person. Then a call came in about a robbery at the nearby Git-N-Go at 100 Watrous. Police say they’ve impounded a vehicle from the church parking lot that appears to link the two incidents. No suspects […]

  • Law Enforcement Seeking Work Release Escapee

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Department of Corrections is on the lookout for a work release inmate from the Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility. Officials say 28-year-old Kalen Burgess failed to return to the facility Thursday night and has now been placed on escaped status. Burgess is described as a black male, 5’10” and weighs 157 pounds. His work release term began on December 4, 2017. Burgess has previous convictions for second degree robbery, second degree burglary, criminal gang participation, […]

  • South Side Kum & Go Robbed Overnight

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating an early morning robbery at a Des Moines convenience store. Police say the robbery happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday at the Kum and Go at 4001 SW 9th Street. A black male suspect wearing a mask entered the store and demanded the clerk give him everything from the register. The clerk saw the suspect reach for something in his waistband and told him not to pull out a gun because he’d give him […]

  • Suspect Charged in 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police have cracked a murder case from 2017 and a suspect has been charged. Twenty-four-year-old Alonzo Gibbs is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 24-year-old Trey Lee. Lee was shot and killed on March 17, 2017. Police say the shooting took place in the 1200 block of 15th Place, across from Evelyn Davis Park. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper torso but died from […]

  • State Patrol: Intoxicated Iowa House Clerk Removed from Capitol

    DES MOINES, Iowa – An Iowa House of Representatives employee was removed from the Capitol by State Troopers Wednesday after becoming unruly. Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says troopers were called to the House Chief Clerk’s Office just after 10:00 a.m. There they found 21-year-old Jessica Leeper, a House clerk, intoxicated and acting in a disorderly manner. Leeper was arrested and taken to the Polk County Jail. She faces charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Sgt. […]