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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
  • Victim in Sunday Morning Fatal Crash Identified

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Officials have released the name of a Marshalltown woman killed in an accident early Sunday morning. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Miriam Ventura Parra died when the vehicle she was driving left I-80 just before the 2nd Street Bridge and went down the embankment, onto 2nd Avenue and struck the bridge barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes of traffic. Parra was pronounced dead at the scene and two passengers Ana Ventura and Jacquelin […]

  • Two More Iowa State Fair Grandstand Acts Announced

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa State Fair has announced the two acts that will headline the Saturday night concerts at the Grandstand this summer. The first Saturday night of the fair features rock band Daughtry, fronted by former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry. The band has had hits with “It’s Not Over, and “Over You.” Former original member of Chicago, Peter Cetera, performs on the final Saturday of the fair. His hits include “Glory of Love” from the Karate […]

  • Search Resumes for Missing Boater at Lake Panorama

    LAKE PANORAMA, Iowa — Search and rescue crews are back out on the water Friday morning, looking for a missing person at Lake Panorama. Crews say a man was boating with several people when he fell out of a boat Thursday and they haven’t been able to find him. A 911 call came in around 6:16 p.m. from boaters at the lake who said a person fell into the water. Guthrie County Sheriff Marty Arganbright says the man was one […]

  • Missing South Carolina 2-Year-Old Found in Northeast Iowa, Parents Arrested

    WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa — A child reported missing from South Carolina last month and spotted at an Iowa doctor’s office earlier this week, has been found safely in northeast Iowa. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says 2-year-old Dakota Ray was found in the company of her biological parents, who do not have custody of her, Thursday night. A tip call came in about a sighting of William Ray, Jessica Ray, and Dakota Ray at the Walmart in Decorah. A short […]

  • Trailer Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Fire crews were called out early Friday morning to a fire at a trailer park on Des Moines’ south side. When firefighters arrived at 2525 County Line Road, they found the trailer home in Lot 161 engulfed in flame. They were able to extinguish the flames, but not before it spread to a home next door. Crews were able to keep the fire from causing significant damage to that structure. The trailer that caught fire first […]

  • Police: Woman Jumped from Second Floor to Escape Man Who Stabbed Her

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman is in critical condition after police say she was stabbed several times early Thursday by a man she lives with. Police were called to the apartments at 3303 SE 22nd Street just after 3:00 a.m. on a report of a stabbing. When they arrived they found the victim outside the building and suffering from several stab wounds. Police say she jumped from a second story deck to escape her attacker, a man […]

  • Small Fire at 801 Grand Caused by Food on Stove

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Fire crews were called out early Thursday morning after smoke was discovered in the kitchen of a restaurant at Des Moines high-rise 801 Grand. Brian O’Keefe with the Des Moines Fire Department says the fire was called in at 5:55 a.m. by an employee at 801 Chophouse. He says food on the stove caught fire and caused the smoke. An extinguishing system in the hood of the stove, which is required in commercial kitchens, was able […]

  • Badly Decomposed Body Found in Fort Dodge Shed

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – Investigators are working to determine the identity of a decomposed body found in a metal shed in Fort Dodge, along with what caused the death. Officials say the body was discovered at 1216 1st Ave. N by a neighbor who was looking into a suspicious odor Tuesday night just before 7:30. The neighbor found a body in a metal shed behind the unoccupied home and called police. Fort Dodge Asst. Police Chief Cory Husske says the […]

  • Change of Venue Hearing Scheduled in Sabrina Ray Murder Trial

    PERRY, Iowa – A hearing to decide whether a Perry couple charged in the murder of their 16-year-old adopted daughter will have their trials moved out of Dallas County has been scheduled for next month. Online court documents filed Wednesday show a change of motion hearing will be held on June 20th for Marc and Misty Ray. The couple is claiming an unbiased jury cannot be found in Dallas County due to pre-trial publicity about the case — as well […]

  • Rays Enter Not Guilty Pleas on Fraud, Ongoing Criminal Conduct Charges

    PERRY, Iowa – A Perry couple already accused of abusing and murdering their adoptive daughter have entered not guilty pleas in connection with financial crimes they were recently charged with. Marc and Misty Ray were charged earlier this month with ongoing criminal conduct, first degree theft, and fraudulent practice. They filed the written pleas of not guilty Tuesday, avoiding an arraignment in court that had been scheduled for Wednesday. Court documents state the couple committed fraud and theft by deception […]

  • Police: Chase Suspect Punched Des Moines Officer in the Face

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A man who Des Moines police say led them on a chase and assaulted an officer is behind bars Tuesday morning. Police say overnight they stopped a vehicle driven by 38-year-old Anthony Marquez at SE 9th and Bancroft on a traffic violation. Marquez told officers his license was revoked and then took off, trying to get away from police. Marquez stopped at 30th and Bell and exited the vehicle, then charged at officers, punching one of […]

  • Accidental Shooting in Stuart Injures Teen

    STUART, Iowa – A teenager was injured early Tuesday in an accidental shooting in Stuart. The Stuart Police Department posted about the incident to its Facebook page. Police say they were called to the South Summit Apt. Complex in the 600 block of SW 7th St. around 1:30 a.m. on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived. they found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the leg. The injury does not appear to be life-threatening. The teen […]