CONTINUING COVERAGE: FLOODS OF 2016

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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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    Names Released After Two Bodies Found in Saylor Township Home

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people found dead in a home in Saylor Township Tuesday. The bodies of Alicia Arpy, 42, and Raymond Silbaugh III, 26, were found shortly before 4 p.m. in the home at 320 NW 54th Avenue. Both are from Des Moines. Officials discovered the bodies after a welfare check was performed at the home. A deceased dog was also found. The home was foreclosed on in […]

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    Flooding in Northeast Iowa After More than 7 Inches of Rain Falls

    WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa — Widespread flooding in northeast Iowa is causing major problems with roads cut off, schools cancelled, and emergency crews working to free trapped flood victims. More than 7 inches of rain fell overnight in some areas. The National Weather Service says as of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, 7.19 inches fell in Decorah. According to KWWL, crews in Chickasaw County are searching for a man believed to have been swept away in floodwaters early Wednesday morning. They say the […]

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    Motorcyclist Killed in Army Post Road Crash Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have released the name of a man killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night on the city’s southwest side. Police say Charles Kohles, 25 of Des Moines, was traveling westbound on Army Post Road when he struck a car turning onto Army Post Road from southbound Southwest 12th Street.  The accident happened around 9:10 p.m. According to police Kohles was traveling at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle struck the side […]

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    Police Identify Victim of Shooting, Say ‘Road Rage’ is Likely Motive

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have released the name of a man shot early Sunday morning and say the shooting appears to be the result of road rage. Henry Tenezaca, 26 of Des Moines, was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of East 9th Street. Police say he was taken to a local hospital for treatment but is expected to survive. Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a road rage […]

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    Escapee from Des Moines Work Release Facility Sought

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities are looking for an inmate who failed to return to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility Thursday. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Diez Moore, 32, was placed on escape status after he didn’t come back to the work release facility after his job. Moore is serving a 25 year sentence on convictions for second degree robbery, first degree theft, and assault while participating in a felony. He had been transferred to work release […]

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    Police Release Name of Man Shot in Face

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have released the name of a man injured in a Thursday night shooting. Police were called the Oakview Terrace apartments in the 3200 block of 30th around 9:45 p.m. on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived they found Mark Thompson suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. Thompson was able to communicate with first responders on the scene and he was transported to a local hospital. Police say his injuries […]

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    Police Identify Victim in Sunday Des Moines Homicide

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have released the name of a homicide victim found in a home Sunday morning. Police say Phillip Gomez, 25, of Des Moines, was discovered in a home in the 600 block of East Euclid Sunday. He had been shot. Earlier this week police arrested 25-year-old Alex Cosmo Marcelino in case. He is charged with first-degree murder. Police originally classified it as a suspicious death but within several hours announced it was investigating the […]

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    Des Moines Police Identify Man Found with Gunshot Wound

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police have released the name of a man who was found shot Tuesday night on Des Moines’ southeast side. Des Moines police say they were called to the 300 block of East Jackson Avenue around 10:15 p.m. When they arrived officers found Oscar Gonzalez, 21, on the ground, suffering from a gunshot wound. Gonzalez was taken to the hospital for surgery and at last check was in critical condition. Police say they don’t have a suspect […]

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    Judge: Life in Prison with Possibility for Parole for Drake Diner Murderer

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A murderer who was 17 years old when he killed two people during a robbery of the Drake Diner in 1992 was resentenced Wednesday. Joseph White Jr. was originally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of two counts of murder. Police say he killed Drake Diner employees Tim Burnett and Cara McGrane during a robbery on Nov. 29, 1992. At the resentencing hearing Wednesday morning, the judge resentenced White to two life […]

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    Police: Juveniles, Ages 15 and 12, Burglarize Fort Dodge Convenience Store

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Fort Dodge police say they took two juveniles into custody early Wednesday morning in connection with the burglary of a convenience store and one of them assaulted a police officer. Police were called to Sparky’s at 207 2nd Street NW around 2:00 a.m. on a burglary in progress. A nearby resident witnessed the crime and called police with a description of the suspects. When police arrived they found two males, 15 and 12, inside the business. […]

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    Security Officer, Girlfriend Charged in Theft Case at Central College

    PELLA, Iowa — A G4S security officer at Central College and his girlfriend have been arrested in connection with the theft of several items from the school. The Pella Police Department says Parker Bollhoefer, 20, and Lyndi Littrel, 18, are each charged with one count of first-degree theft. The investigation began Aug. 10 after staff at Central College notified police about several items recently stolen from the school. Among the items taken were a wedding party sheet cake, merchandise from the […]

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    Police: Driver in Ingersoll Crash was Drunk

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police say a drunk driver swerved into oncoming traffic on Ingersoll Avenue Monday night causing a crash that shut down the road. The accident happened around 10 p.m. near 19th and Ingersoll, right outside of the Channel 13 studios. Police say an SUV driven by Jennifer Giovanni, 38, was driving in the oncoming lane of traffic when the SUV hit a car. The SUV flipped onto its side and emergency crews had to use special equipment […]