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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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  • Lottery Jackpot Rigger’s Iowa Convictions Dismissed

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court has dismissed the conviction of an Iowa man who just last week pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related with rigging lottery computers in order to win jackpots. The court issued a ruling Friday dismissing Eddie Tipton’s conviction for tampering with lottery equipment. The ruling said the statute of limitations on one of the counts against him had expired and improper instructions given on the other count could have influenced the […]

  • Morning Accident Causes Traffic Tie Up on MLK Jr. Parkway

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An accident involving three vehicles shut down part of MLK Jr. Parkway for a short time Friday morning. The accident happened around 6:15  at the intersection of MLK and Forrest. Video from the scene shows one of the vehicles involved hit a nearby building. Police officers on the scene didn’t provide details about the accident except that there were no serious injuries from the crash. The southbound lanes of MLK were shut down at Forrest for […]

  • Motorcyclist Kicks Car in Road Rage Incident, Triggers Chain-Reaction Crash

    LOS ANGELES — An apparent road-rage crash involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan was captured on cellphone video Wednesday morning on the 14 Freeway near Los Angeles, according to KTLA. The crash was reported about 5:49 a.m. Wednesday on the southbound side of the 14 Freeway near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, California Highway Patrol Officer Bond said. Tim Morrison and Chris Traber, who shot the video, were on their way to work when they say the driver […]

  • Albia Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

    ALBIA, Iowa – An Albia Community School District teacher has been charged for an alleged sexual relationship with a student. Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary Simpson was arrested Wednesday after being charged with two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Simpson is a special education teacher and also runs a driver education business. According to the criminal complaint in the case, the 16-year-old victim told authorities Simpson began a relationship with her in February. She said the two would meet and […]

  • Cedar Bridge Arson Suspect to be Tried as Adult

    WINTERSET, Iowa – A 17-year-old charged in connection with the arson of the Cedar Bridge in Madison County will be tried as an adult. Seventeen-year-old Alex Hoff, 18-year-old Joel Davis, and 19-year-old Alivia Bergmann are each charged with second degree arson and first degree criminal mischief for allegedly setting fire to one of the famous covered bridges of Madison County in April. Because Hoff was a juvenile at the time of the crime prosecutors dismissed the original charge of first […]

  • DCI Investigating Body Found in Rural Mahaska County Home

    MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa –The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting local authorities after a body was found inside a rural Mahaska County home Monday. The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was called to conduct a welfare check at 1895 290th Street around 10:30 a.m. Monday.  That’s about six miles southwest of Oskaloosa. When they arrived, deputies found a deceased person inside the home and asked for the DCI’s help with the investigation. The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office is scheduled […]

  • Photo Gallery: Storms Drop Hail on Central Iowa

    Take a look at the photos of hail from last night’s storm submitted by our viewers. Have a great pic you’d like to send us? You can submit it below.

  • Bond Reduction Hearings Friday for Two Charged in Perry Teen’s Death

    ADEL, Iowa – Two of the people charged in connection with the death of an adopted Perry teen are scheduled to be in court Friday. Sixteen-year-old Sabrina Ray weighed just 56 pounds at the time of her death in May. An autopsy noted “sever malnourishment” and court records claim she was denied food and care from her adoptive parents and other family members. Carla Bousman, Sabrina’s adoptive grandmother, is scheduled to be in Dallas County court Friday morning for a […]

  • Blimp Crashes at U.S. Open in Wisconsin

    Emergency crews are responding after a blimp went down near Erin Hills Golf course during the U.S. Open Thursday.

  • Visitation Wednesday for Altoona Mayor

    ALTOONA, Iowa — A visitation for Altoona’s mayor Skip Conkling is being held Wednesday. Conkling’s family will receive visitors from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Altoona United Methodist Church. His funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. also at the church. The mayor died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. Conkling served as mayor of Altoona for six years and was on the city council for more than 16 years before that.

  • Gov. Reynolds Names New Head of Iowa DHS

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced her pick to lead the Iowa Department of Human Services when Chuck Palmer retires at the end of the week. Reynolds has chosen child protection advocate and Drake University Law School professor Jerry Foxhoven to be the director of DHS. “Jerry Foxhoven is the compassionate, thoughtful leader we need serving in this important role,” Gov. Reynolds said. “DHS is on the front lines, working in all Iowa’s communities to ensure our […]

  • Taco Bell Giving Away Free Tacos Today

    Who doesn’t love free tacos? Thanks to the Golden State Warriors 118-113 road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three, Taco Bell is giving away free tacos on Tuesday. Before the 2017 NBA Finals began, the taco chain offered a free Doritos Loco Taco if a team “stole” a road win during the series. The Cavaliers took game four 137-116 but eventually fell to the Warriors 129-120 Monday night, securing Golden State’s second title in three years. Customers can […]