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I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to http://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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  • Bank robbery suspect. (WHO-HD)

    Police Seek Help in Identifying Bank Robber

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed a bank last week. Police say the Wells Fargo Bank at 4505 Douglas Avenue was robbed last Thursday around 3:39 p.m. The suspect, who had a knife, passed a note to the teller demanding money. The suspect is described as a white male about 50-years-old, 5-foot-8, and 200 pounds. He was wearing glasses, a heavy beige coat, a gray v-neck sweater, […]

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    Michigan Teacher Fired for Saying ‘vagina’ in Middle School Classroom

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — “Vagina” is the word substitute art teacher Allison Wint used in her class last Thursday. It’s also the word that got her fired, she told WXMI. “I was pretty flabbergasted,” said Wint who’s been teaching at Harper Creek Middle School since January. “I was really upset. I feel like I put a lot into the school.” Wint said she and her eighth graders were having a discussion about controversy and art. She held up a Georgia O’Keeffe […]

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    Texas Man Turns Himself In for Lottery Scheme

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Texas man charged in connection with a lottery rigging scheme has turned himself in at the Polk County Jail. Robert Rhodes was originally charged with two counts of fraud back in March of 2015. He is accused of being part of a group, led by former Multi-State Lottery Association employee Eddie Tipton, which rigged winning numbers in order to collect jackpots in some games. Rhodes was booked Thursday morning on a charge of lottery ticket […]

  • Kendall Foster (WHO-HD)

    Teen Homicide Victim’s Name Released

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have released the name of a teenager killed Wednesday in a shooting. Police say 17-year-old Kendall Foster, of Des Moines, died after being shot Wednesday afternoon in the 1300 block of 12th Street. Foster was a sophomore at North High School. Officers were called to the area just before 5:00 p.m. after receiving several reports of shots fired. Police found Foster suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and he was transported […]

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    National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Formed Near Creston

    CRESTON, Iowa — Strong storms, including one confirmed tornado, caused damage Wednesday evening in southwestern Iowa. A tornado was spotted near Creston, in Union County, by law enforcement around 5:40 p.m. Trees were ripped from the ground by the strong storm and others were snapped in half. Some homes were also damaged by the storm after trees came down on them. Hail was also reported from the storm system. The National Weather Service says it will not send a survey […]

  • Benjamin Beary (WHO-HD)

    Results of Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Investigation to be Released Wednesday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol says the results of its investigation into a wrong-way crash on I-80 that killed four people, including two Des Moines police officers, will be released Wednesday. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. March 26th in the eastbound lanes of I-80 near mile marker 117. Officials say 25-year-old Ben Beary was driving a vehicle headed westbound in the eastbound lanes, when he struck a Des Moines police SUV head-on and the vehicles burst into […]

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    Two Injured When Concrete Truck Made Contact with Ames Power Lines

    AMES, Iowa – Two people were injured Monday morning in Ames after a cement truck came into contact with an overhead power line. Ames officials say Kevin Keech, 54, and Matthew Rhodes, 46, were operating in or near the concrete truck at 3505 Lincoln Way when the accident happened about 9 a.m. Keech is an employee with Iowa State Ready Mix and Rhodes is employed by Hetzler and Rhodes Concrete Construction. Both men were treated at Mary Greeley Medical Center, […]

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    Arrest Made After Git-n-Go Incident, Scuffle with Officers

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A man was arrested Thursday night following an incident at a Git-n-Go store and then a scuffle with police. Twenty-eight-year-old Curtis Weis is facing charges of carrying weapons, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and interference with official acts. The incident began a little before 10:00 p.m. Thursday at the Git-n-Go at 1325 Grand Avenue. Police say a store clerk called them about a customer, later determined to be Weis, acting suspiciously in the […]

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    Police Believe Medical Issue Caused Morning Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating a one vehicle accident that happened Friday morning just off of MLK Parkway. The accident was called in around 7:20 a.m. on Post Avenue, which is near the intersection of MLK Parkway and Euclid Avenue. A car ended up on top of some landscaping rocks near Collins Community Credit Union. One woman was taken to a local hospital. Her condition is unknown. Police say they believe the accident was caused by a medical issue. […]

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    Photo Gallery: Morning Rainbows Show Nature’s Beauty

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Morning rain showers and the sun peeking through the clouds brought some beautiful sights to Iowa skies Thursday. Check out the pics of rainbows our viewers have sent us and submit your own.

  • Paul Palmer (WHO-HD)

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Brother

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating an early morning stabbing. It happened just after 2:30 Thursday morning in the 1700 block of Southeast First Street. Police found 31-year-old Jeremy Gardner suffering from a stab wound to the stomach. Gardner told them his brother, 22-year-old Paul Palmer, stabbed him during a fight. Shortly after the stabbing, police pulled over a car at East 15th where it goes under Interstate 235. Palmer was a passenger in the vehicle and […]

  • Fire damages home at Indianola Rd. and South Union St. in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Morning Fire Damages South Side Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Fire crews were called out to a home on the south side early Wednesday after smoke was seen coming from the building. Officials say a passerby called in the fire at a home on the corner of Indianola Rd. and South Union St. at 6:10 a.m. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames by 6:32 a.m. Officials say they aren’t sure whether anyone lives at the home but no one was injured in the fire. The […]

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