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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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  • Des Moines Triathlon Club Members Talk Hy-Vee Race Shakeup

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Members of the Des Moines Triathlon Club joined Sonya and Andy Wednesday to talk about how the end of the Hy-Vee Triathlon will affect Des Moines and whether the new Des Moines Triathlon, run by Premier Event Management, can step up to take the race’s place. They also discussed what’s coming up at the club’s 2015 expo on Saturday. It starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. at the Wellmark YMCA and is free […]

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    Hy-Vee Eliminating Triathlon, Planning Events for Child Wellness

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has announced it is ending its triathlon events in 2015. “This was a difficult decision for Hy-Vee.  It`s something that we had given a lot of thought to and we know it`s going to be disappointing for the triathletes who have been supportive of the event for many years now,” says Tara Deering-Hansen, Director of Corporate Communications with Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee said its evolving health and wellness priorities played a part in the choice. The […]

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    Great Iowa Getaways: Hotel Pattee

    Find out more information on Perry’s Hotel Pattee here.

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    Jimmy Fallon Remembers ‘Saved by the Bell’ Pals

    Jimmy Fallon went to Bayside? Who knew? Take a look as he reminisces about his time with Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, and Mr. Belding!

  • Command center for police standoff with suicidal subject in Ankeny. (WHO-HD)

    Police Standoff Ends Peacefully at Ankeny Condo Complex

    ANKENY, Iowa — A standoff with police in Ankeny Tuesday night ended peacefully after about three hours. Police were called to a condo complex in the 2400 block of Northeast Oak Drive around 8:00 p.m. on a suicidal man, believed to be armed with a gun. Ankeny police, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies, and members of the SWAT team surrounded the area. The man was in garage in the condo complex. Northeast Oak Drive was blocked off between NE Georgetown and […]

  • Des Moines Doctor Answers Questions About Vaccine Fears

    DES MOINES, Iowa — According to Iowa law, parents must vaccinate their child in order for them to attend public school. A medical exemption may be granted if a health care provider believes immunization would be harmful to the child or a member of the child’s household. An approval must be signed by a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. There are also religious exemptions. A religious exemption may be granted if immunizations conflict with a religious belief and is […]

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    PTSD Resources

    VA Central Iowa Health Care System   Veterans Crisis Line 1 (800)273-8255 (Press 1)   Project Cohort   Project Rebirth

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    Father Charged with Murder in Baby Daughter’s Death

    LOUISA COUNTY, Iowa — More charges have been filed against a Columbus Junction father who allegedly caused severe head trauma to his baby daughter, who has since died from her injuries. Twenty-year-old Oscar Jimenez is now charged with first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. His previous charge was one count of multiple acts of child endangerment. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says four-month-old Marleen Jimenez’ died January 24th at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. […]

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    Poll: Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?

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    Teen Dad Pleads Guilty in Baby Gabriel Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A teen father charged with killing his four-month-old son has entered a guilty plea in the case. Drew Weehler-Smith, 18, was facing charges of first degree murder and child endangerment in the April death of his son, Gabriel McFarland. Friday, he entered a guilty plea on a second degree murder charge. McFarland was left in the care of his father in a Des Moines apartment on April 22, 2014. His mother, Markeya Atkins, returned home after […]

  • DCI Asst. Director Talks About Evansdale Cousins’ Murder Investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Evansdale cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins disappeared in July of 2012. Their bodies were discovered four months later in Bremer County. The person or persons responsible for their kidnapping and murder have never been found. That’s why an investigator with the Division of Criminal Investigation and an officer with the Evansdale Police Department are in Virginia Thursday. They’re reviewing the case with investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Assistant Director of […]

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    Key & Peele’s ‘East West Bowl’ is Back

    Comedy duo Key & Peele are showing their excitement for the Super Bowl with a new edition of their East West Bowl skit. This time, some NFL players with unique names get in on the fun. “I mean is Ha Ha Clinton-Dix even real?” Key & Peele’s Super Bowl Special airs Friday night at 9:00 on Comedy Central.


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