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I'm a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to www.WHOtv.com and the station's social media accounts. I try to make sure our users are having the best experience possible and they're able to find what they're looking for easily.

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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  • Animal Rescue League in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    ARL Adoption Goal Smashed but More Pets Need Homes

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is happy to have met a recent adoption goal but knows more must be done to help homeless pets. The ARL was dealing with overcrowding issues and offered a special promotion last week with a goal of getting 200 pets adopted over five days. Adoption prices were reduced to just $25 per dog or cat. The ARL smashed its goal by getting 334 pets placed from Wednesday through Sunday. That includes […]

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    ‘Weird Al’ is Back and ‘Tacky’

    The King of Parody is back. “Weird Al” Yankovic’s latest album Mandatory Fun is set to be released Tuesday. Nerdist premiered the video for “Tacky” a parody of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” Monday. The video features comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black.

  • Iowa counties given Presidential Disaster Declarations on July 14th. (WHO-HD)

    Presidential Disaster Declaration for Damage From June Storms

      WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nine Iowa counties have been given Presidential Disaster Declarations for damage caused by severe weather early in the month of June. President Obama signed the declarations Monday, freeing up federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts. The declaration applies to damage done by severe weather, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding on June 3rd and 4th. Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Mills, Montgomery, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor, and Wayne counties are part of the declaration. Federal funding will […]

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    Marion County Fair Underway in Knoxville

      KNOXVILLE, Iowa — The Iowa State Fair is still 26-days away but you can get your fair fix this weekend in Knoxville. The Marion County Fair opened Friday at the Knoxville Raceway. This year’s theme is, “Boots and Country Roots.”. The big draw is the livestock competitions. “We have about 1,100 animals entered in the fair and it’s a real county celebration,” says Brian Steckel with the fair. The livestock judging begins Saturday and the fair runs through Thursday.

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    Officials Locate Missing Urbandale Teen

    URBANDALE, Iowa — The Urbandale Police Department says it has located a teen who was reported missing. The department had sought the public’s help to find 18-year-old Kimberly Shelton. She had last been seen Thursday, leaving her Urbandale home in a white extended cab truck. Officials say the missing person report was publicized because Shelton has an intellectual disability that impairs her judgment and that she is in need of special assistance. Police say Shelton has been located.

  • Larva destroy the sapwood. (David Cappaert, Michigan State University/Bugwood.org)

    Emerald Ash Borer Larva Discovered in Henry County

    MT. PLEASANT, Iowa — The larva for an invasive insect has been discovered in another Iowa county. Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Agriculture say the larva of an Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in a tree in Mt. Pleasant in Henry County. The destructive pest’s larva burrows under the bark of ash trees causing damage that eventually kills the tree. This is the 10th Iowa county to have EAB confirmed. Traces of […]

  • Sexual assault of four-year-old happened in the area of apartments at 5528 Meredith Drive and 5423 Aurora Avenue. (WHO-HD)

    Police Searching for Man They Say Sexually Assaulted 4-Year-Old

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted Wednesday afternoon and they are searching for the suspect in the case. It happened around 11:30 a.m. near 5528 Meredith Drive when a male suspect took the child to a tree line behind some garages and assaulted her. The child ran home after the assault and told her mother what happened. The mother then called police. The child was able to provide a basic description of the […]

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    911 Call: Chase Suspect Threatened to Shoot Police

      DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police have released the 911 call from man they arrested following a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning. Police tried to stop 35-year-old David Ortiz at East 14th but he refused and took off heading south, then west. He eventually turned north onto Fleur Drive. Police deployed stop stick twice, but Ortiz kept driving. During the chase Ortiz called 911 and warned dispatchers that caps need to back off or he would shoot them. […]

  • Location of new Wild Rose Casino in Greene County. (WHO-HD)

    Groundbreaking Thursday for Greene County Casino

    GREENE COUNTY, Iowa — A groundbreaking ceremony for Iowa’s newest casino is being held Thursday near Jefferson. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted in June to approve an application for a gaming license from Grow Greene County Gaming Corp. The casino will be run by Wild Rose Entertainment, which already has casinos in Emmetsburg and Clinton. The $40 million project includes a casino, 71-room hotel, events center, sports bar, and restaurants. The casino is expected to add 275 full-time […]

  • Des Moines police investigate stabbing near MLK and Franklin. (WHO-HD)

    Woman Stabbed in her Home During Argument

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigation a stabbing that happened Wednesday afternoon in the MLK Pkwy and Franklin Ave. area. Police were called just before 3:00 p.m. by a witness who saw the female victim of the stabbing walking down the street. Officials located her at 1928 Jefferson and she was taken to Mercy Hospital. The victim, who is in her mid-50s, is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. Police have identified a suspect in the […]

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    Police Seek Public’s Help to Locate Wanted Man

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department is asking the public for help to locate a man wanted on several charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Terry Young Jr. is facing drug charges, interference with official acts, as well as a charge for escape. Young also goes by the names of James Young and Antonio Young. He is five-foot-eight, 160 pounds, and has several tattoos on his arms and chest. Police say Young is likely carrying a weapon, so if you see […]

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    Man Arrested in Connection with Grimes Teen’s Overdose Death

    GUTHRIE CENTER — A man wanted in connection with the death of a Grimes teen who died from an overdose in June of 2013 has been arrested. Officials with the U.S. Marshal Task Force and the Ankeny Police Department were seeking 25-year-old Patrick Glade on a warrant for involuntary manslaughter Tuesday at an address in Ankeny. Glade wasn’t there but officers learned he was likely in Guthrie Center. On the way to Guthrie Center, Glade’s attorney contacted the Marshal’s office and […]