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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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    False Imprisonment Tip Leads to Drug, Child Endangerment Arrests

    LEGRAND, Iowa — Six people have been charged in connection with a false imprisonment case in LeGrand. The charges range from drug possession and child endangerment to firearm violations. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says a woman in California called them Monday saying her 16-year-old son had been held at a LeGrand home for two weeks. He wasn’t confined, but was able to escape to call her after the residents had fallen asleep due to heavy drug use and deputies found him and […]

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    Jones County Jail Inmate Died from Asphyxiation

    ANAMOSA, Iowa — An inmate in the Jones County Jail died over the weekend from asphyxiation. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Tana Lekin, of Arkansas, was found unconscious in a cell at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead. An autopsy performed by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny found Lekin died from asphyxiation caused by an article clothing. Toxicology results from the autopsy will not be available […]

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    Union Pacific Train Derails, Blocks Hull Avenue

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A train derailment on Des Moines’ east side is causing some traffic problems Tuesday morning. Seven cars of a Union Pacific train bound for Kansas City, Missouri derailed in the 2000 block of Hull Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Officials with the railroad say four of the cars were empty, two were loaded with soy flakes, and one contained roofing shingles. The road is now blocked and it will be closed for most of the day while […]

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    VIDEO: Muppet Gonzo Does ‘The Humpty Dance’ Mashup

    Digital Underground’s “The Humpty Dance” never gets old. Add in Gonzo from The Muppets and you’ve just made a good thing better. Check out isthishowyougoviral‘s latest creation.

  • FaceOFF: Ferentz Made the Right Choice

  • What’s Bugging Andy: Using NCAA Tournament to Bash or Promote Conference is Stupid

  • I Think: Wisconsin Can Beat Kentucky

  • Murphy’s Law: Big Ten Underrated, Big 12 Overrated

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    VIDEO: Sean Hayes Kills It Lip Syncing to Iggy Azalea

    Actor Sean Hayes, of Will & Grace fame, shared a video on his Facebook page of him and his husband, Scott Icenogle, lip syncing to Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson’s “Trouble”. Maybe an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s new SPIKE show, Lip Sync Battle, is in order?

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    Video Hints at 80/35 Music Festival’s 2015 Lineup

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The organizers of the 80/35 Music Festival are dropping hints about which artists will be playing on stage in Des Moines in July. They released a YouTube video featuring superfans Jam Band Guy and Indie Rock Chick. The two were so excited about the festival they couldn’t wait for the official lineup announcement, which is April 7th, and decided to take some extreme measures to learn the info. Organizers say the video is chock full of […]

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    Son, Mother Arrested in Connection with Attempted Murder

    CENTERVILLE, Iowa — A Centerville man has been charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend and his mother also faces charges in the case. Twenty-eight-year-old Richard Bratz was initially sought on a drug charge after police were called to his grandparents’ house Sunday because he was out of control. Officers found drugs they believe belonged to Bratz at the scene, but Bratz had already left. Over the next 24 hours police say Bratz assaulted his girlfriend more than once. […]

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    Car That Hit Power Pole Was Reported Stolen

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating after a car hit a power pole early Thursday morning in north Des Moines. It happened near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Beaver Road and was called in to police around 6:30 a.m. A vehicle hit a power pole, which fell down, leaving electrical wires on the road. The driver of the vehicle, who police say was spotted driving erratically before the crash, took off. Police say the vehicle was reported […]


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