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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
  • Search Resumes for Kayaker Missing in Des Moines River at Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – The Fort Dodge Fire Department and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are resuming the search Tuesday morning for a kayaker whose boat overturned on the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge. Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter with the Fort Dodge Fire Department says a husband and wife were kayaking on the Des Moines River, just below the hydroelectric dam in Fort Dodge on Memorial Day around 3:30 p.m. when both of their kayaks overturned in some […]

  • Adventureland Facing Discrimination Lawsuit from Former Employee

    ALTOONA, Iowa – A former Adventureland employee has filed a lawsuit against the theme park claiming she experienced workplace harassment and discrimination based on her medical issues and that led to her firing. The lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday, claims Alisha Munoz made her employer aware of the multiple medical issues she suffered from at the time of her hiring in May of 2017. During her employment she provided a medical release from her doctor prohibiting her from “stooping, squatting, […]

  • Boulton Suspends Gubernatorial Campaign Following Sexual Misconduct Claims

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton has suspended his campaign amidst allegations of sexual misconduct. Wednesday, three women went on the record and shared their stories with the Des Moines Register. The women shared accusations that Boulton groped or rubbed himself against them at various times when he was in law school at Drake and then in 2015, as he was launching his campaign for the Iowa Senate. Boulton released the following statement Thursday morning: “I am […]

  • Teen Who Started Cedar Bridge Fire Charged with Arson in New Case

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — One of three people charged with burning down Madison County’s historic Cedar Bridge has now been charged in another arson case. Eighteen-year-old Alexander Hoff pled guilty in the Cedar Bridge incident last year. He is scheduled to be sentenced for that June 1st. Wednesday, Hoff was arrested again — while meeting with his probation officer. Hoff is accused of setting a car on fire in West Des Moines last year, about a month before the […]

  • Lockdown Ends: No Suspect Found After ‘Extensive Search’ for Man Spotted with Gun Near Waukee School

    WAUKEE, Iowa –  Three schools in the Waukee School District were placed on a precautionary non-emergency lockdown Wednesday morning after police received a call about a man with a gun in the area of a school. The lockdown has since ended. Waukee police say a call came in shortly after 10:30 a.m. from someone claiming they saw a white male on the Viking Trail near Stivers Ford. The caller said the man had a rifle. The man was wearing dark […]

  • Call About Man with Gun Spotted Near Waukee School Prompts Lockdown

    WAUKEE, Iowa –  Three schools in the Waukee School District are on a precautionary non-emergency lockdown after police received a call about a man with a gun in the area of a school. Waukee police say a call came in shortly after 10:30 a.m. from someone claiming they saw a white male on the Viking Trail near Stivers Ford. The caller said the man had a rifle. The man was wearing dark clothes and had a backpack on. As a […]

  • Plea Hearing Scheduled for Two Suspects in Noah Campbell Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A plea hearing has been scheduled for two of the three people charged in the murder of 19-year-old Noah Campbell. Online court records show a plea hearing has been set for May 30th for 19-year-old Daniel Lamay and 30-year-old Crystal Lee. Both are charged with first degree murder in the 2017 shooting that took Campbell’s life. Details of the plea agreement were not filed online but documents show sentencing for the pair will happen at the […]

  • Police: Man with Sledgehammer Chased Neighbor During Argument

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines man is behind bars after police say he chased his neighbor with a sledgehammer Tuesday. Police were called to the 6100 block of Pleasant Drive Tuesday night after receiving a call about the incident. A man told officers he heard his neighbor, 26-year-old Ryan Pastorik, screaming at their property line and went outside to check what was wrong. An argument began, and police say Pastorik began chasing the man around their yards and […]

  • Appeal Planned by Mom Who Left Kids Home Alone While Vacationing in Europe

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Johnston mother who was convicted of child endangerment charges after she left her children home alone while vacationing in Europe plans to appeal in her case. Online court records show Erin Macke has filed a notice of appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court. Macke was initially charged with four counts of child endangerment and one count of making a firearm available to a person under the age of 21 back in September of 2017. Investigators […]

  • DPS: Belle Plaine Mother Pulled Son in Front of Train in Murder-Suicide

    BELLE PLAINE, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the deaths of a Belle Plaine woman and her eight-year-old son earlier this month have a been ruled a murder-suicide. Investigators have determined 36-year-old Teresa Gerleman intentionally ended her life, and that of her son Henry Fields, on May 4th. Interviews with witnesses, a search of Gerleman’s home, and video from the scene helped investigators come to their conclusion. The video shows Gerleman waited near the railroad tracks for […]

  • Ankeny Crash Causes Morning Slowdown on Southbound I-35

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Traffic on southbound I-35 in Ankeny was backed up for miles Monday morning due to an accident. Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened a little before 7:45 a.m. and involved a dump truck and a passenger car. The dump truck was following too closely and rear-ended a car. The driver of the car was trapped and emergency crews used mechanical means to free them. Once out of the vehicle, the […]

  • Suspects Appear in Jail Court in Mike Wasike Murder Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two men who were convicted in a 2013 carjacking that left a Des Moines man with permanent brain damage, and eventually led to his death, made their initial jail court appearances Monday after being charged with his murder. Twenty-one-year-old Terrance Cheeks and 20-year-old Leshaun Murray are already imprisoned for robbery in the case that left Mike Wasike with permanent brain damage. Following the carjacking, Wasike was forced to live in rehabilitation facilities because of the level […]