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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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  • Cedar River rising in downtown Cedar Rapids Monday morning. (WHO-HD)

    River Level Forecast Drops but Cedar Rapids Still to See Major Flooding

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The city of Cedar Rapids continues to prepare for flooding in its downtown as the water from last week’s torrential rains in northern Iowa moves downstream. But there is a bit of good news for residents Monday morning. Projections originally had the Cedar River cresting at 25 feet, that’s 13 feet above flood stage. Now, the projected crest has dropped. The latest numbers from the National Weather Service, as of 9:00 a.m., have the river cresting at […]

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    The Community of Shell Rock Has Been Here Before With 2008 Flood

    SHELL ROCK, Iowa — The big story in the Shell Rock area Friday is how to get from Point A to Point B because flood waters are covering so many roads. Many of the bridges around Shell Rock are closed because of the flooding. Local officials are concerned about keeping the main bridge in Shell Rock open . Many here are comparing this flood to 2008. Most agree the water is higher this time.  Friday around mid-day Butler County Emergency […]

  • FORT WORTH, TX - SEPTEMBER 17: Jacob Park #10 of the Iowa State Cyclones throws against the TCU Horned Frogs during the second half at Amon G. Carter Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 41-20. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

    Grass Parking Lots at Iowa State Closed to Fans for Saturday Football Game

    AMES, Iowa — Iowa State football fans planning to attend Saturday’s game against San Jose State will likely have to make different parking plans from previous games. Because of heavy rain Thursday night into Friday morning, the university says all general public grass lots will be closed. Fans are being told to park on central campus or in nearby paved lots. Iowa State says extra CyRide routes will be running to help get fans parking on campus to Jack Trice […]

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    Man Arrested After Chase, His Mother Jailed for Fighting with Officers

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man and his mother are in the Polk County Jail after the man led law enforcement on a chase Thursday night that ended at his mother’s apartment building. The Iowa State Patrol says Clarence Reed, 27 of Des Moines, is charged with eluding, driving while barred, and interference with official acts. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig also says Reed had warrants out for his arrest for escape from custody from the Fort Des Moines Work Release […]

  • Man shot Tuesday night at apartment building in 1900 block of Casady Drive. (WHO-HD)

    Police: More Gunfire at Apartments Where Man was Shot Tuesday

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police responded to the same apartment complex early Thursday morning where a man was shot Tuesday. Officers were called to an apartment building in the 1900 block of Casady Drive on a report of multiple shots fired. No one was injured and there was only property damage located. It’s the same location where one man was shot Tuesday night. Police have released the name of the victim. They say 24-year-old Shamon Lamont Henning suffered a gunshot […]

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    Mother, Daughter Arrested for Alleged Abuse of Baby at Daycare

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — A mother and daughter from Pleasant Hill are in the Polk County Jail after law enforcement officials say they abused a child at their daycare. Forty-nine-year-old Cindy Holt is charged with child endangerment-serious injury and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Her daughter, 23-year-old Amanda Holt, is charged with child endangerment-bodily injury and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Public Information Officer Adam Choate with the Pleasant Hill Police Department says the investigation into […]

  • Flooding in Greene from the Shell Rock River. (WHO-HD)

    Storms Cause Flash Flooding in Northern Iowa, Spawn Tornadoes

    BUTLER COUNTY, Iowa — Storms in northern and northeastern Iowa overnight caused some damage as they spawned tornadoes and dropped heavy rain – up to 10 inches – in some areas. “We expect the crest this evening what we’re being told around 7 PM probably water levels similar to 2008 or more so,” said Jason Johnson, Butler County Sheriff. “Currently there are probably somewhere in the neighborhood of about 80 homes people are moving things out, “ said Johnson. “All […]

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    Des Moines Man and Daughter Killed in Missouri Plane Crash

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Missouri — Two Iowans were killed in a plane crash Tuesday evening in Missouri. The Lee’s Summit Police Department says 53-year-old Vincent Basile of Des Moines and his daughter, 24-year-old Kelli Basile of West Des Moines, died when the single-engine plane Vincent was piloting crashed around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say it appears the Basiles were traveling to Lee’s Summit to meet family when the crash happened at the LS Airport. The plane was on the tarmac on the […]

  • Car drives into business after driver accidentally hits gas instead of brake. (WHO-HD)

    Elderly Driver Plows Into Store at Parkfair Mall

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say an elderly woman accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, sending her vehicle smashing into a store on the city’s north side Wednesday. It happened around 11 a.m. at the Cititrends store in the Parkfair Mall at 100 E. Euclid. The vehicle plowed through the front of the store and stopped near the rear. Police say two people inside the store suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for […]

  • One person shot near 19th and Casady Tuesday night. (WHO-HD)

    One Person Shot in Neighborhood South of Grays Lake

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a round of late night gunfire that injured at least one person. It all started around 10:00 Tuesday night when police responded to 1910 Casady Drive, in a neighborhood just south of Grays Lake, on a call of multiple gunshots heard. When officers arrived they saw a dark-colored sedan leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The vehicle drove to Mercy Hospital, dropping off a gunshot victim. Police say […]

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    Take a Look Inside this Incredible 1950s House Frozen in Time

    DALLAS — A Texas house that recently hit the market is making big headlines and for good reason. The Smith Home at 11016 Pinocchio Drive in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas was built in 1954 and looks like it was lifted right out of another era. Designed and built by Gordon Nichols, the house is among the best of the midcentury modern houses in the highly desirable Disney Streets area of Dallas. The four bedroom home is currently listed at $665,000. The roughly T-shaped structure […]

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    Auditor: Former Iowa State Employee Improperly Collected More Than $324,000

    The Iowa State Auditor’s Office says a former Iowa State University employee collected more than $324,000 that should have gone to the university. A special investigation was requested by university officials into the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation(CALT) after concerns were raised about the center’s former director, Roger McEowen. McEowen worked for the university from 2004 until he resigned in January of 2016. The report by the Auditor’s Office says while McEowen worked for Iowa State he also had […]