I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to 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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    Officials Seek Help in Finding Suspect in Jasper County Burglaries

    NEWTON, Iowa — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help locate a man wanted on several warrants. Officials are seeking 28-year-old Nicholas Craig Hartgers. They say he is a suspect in several burglaries in the Jasper County area. Hartgers is a white male, six-foot-tall, 160 pounds, with several tattoos. He may be armed and officials say he should be considered dangerous. If you have any information on Hartgers’ location you’re asked to contact the Jasper County […]

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    Car Plows Into Des Moines Quik Trip

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a car drove into a convenience store on the city’s southeast side early Tuesday. Police say the smashed into the Quik Trip at 3941 SE 14th Street around 5:00 a.m. No one was reported injured in the accident. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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    Suspects Steal Cash Register After Breaking Into Git-N-Go

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating an early morning burglary at a metro convenience store. It happened around 1:40 a.m. at the Git-N-Go at 4900 Urbandale Avenue. Police say the business was closed when two men threw a brick through a window, crawled inside, and then stole the cash register. It’s unclear how much money the suspects got away with. The same location was robbed  in early June.

  • Fire at hay storage structure in rural Altoona, (WHO-HD)

    Officials Letting Fire at Altoona Hay Storage Structure Burn Itself Out

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Fire crews were called to a rural Altoona property Thursday night after a hay storage hoop building caught fire. The Pleasant Hill Fire Department says the blaze at 2291 NE 64th Street was reported around 7:50 p.m. Fire crews from Altoona and Pleasant Hill were called to the scene. After checking with the Polk County Air Quality Division and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, firefighters were given permission to let the fire burn itself out. The […]

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    Mom of Grimes Toddler Who Died Passes Away in Hospital

    GRIMES, Iowa — Officials say the mother of a two-year-old Grimes child who was found dead last week, has now passed away. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Stephanie Erickson died Thursday. She was found unresponsive in the Grimes home she shared with her two-year-old son Mason Wyckoff on July 22nd. Erickson was transferred to a Des Moines hospital for treatment. Wyckoff was pronounced dead at the scene in the 300 block of NW Valleyview Drive. Dillon Wyckoff, Mason’s […]

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    Police: Drunk Mom Took Toddler to Bar, Punched Child and Officer

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines mother is in the Polk County Jail after police say she showed up drunk to a bar with her two-year-old daughter to bar. Police say they responded to the area of Miss V’s Honky Tonk Island Bar at 1833 Hubbell Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after a call from a bartender about 25-year-old Mary Jane Carpenter. Officials say Carpenter was intoxicated when she arrived at the bar with her child. Witness says […]

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    Elderly Man Killed in Dayton House Fire

    DAYTON, Iowa — An early morning fire in Webster County has claimed the life of a town legend. Fire crews were called to 708 W. Skillet Avenue around 5:20 a.m. Thursday. Two people were inside the home at the time of the fire and officials say 98-year-old Allen Porter did not make it out of the home. A 40-year-old male was able to escape the fire. Dayton Assistant Fire Chief Nicholas Dunbar, who is also the police chief, says the initial […]

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    Appeals Court Dismisses One Conviction for Hot Lotto Fraudster

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Court of Appeals has dismissed one of the two fraud convictions for a man found guilty in a lottery tampering case. Eddie Tipton, the former Information Security Director at the Multi-State Lottery Association, was convicted of two counts of fraud in 2015. Officials say he rigged a computer that picked the numbers for a 2010 Hot Lotto drawing then purchased a ticket with the winning numbers. Intermediaries tried to claim the $16 million prize while […]

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    Boil Advisory Lifted for Chariton

    CHARITON, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted the boil advisory for Chariton. The DNR made the new announcement Wednesday. The boil advisory was initially put in place Monday, after a water main break in town caused the system to lose pressure. With the loss of pressure came the chance for bacterial contamination. The DNR says tests from two sets of water samples show the water is safe to drink.

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    Crews Rescue Tubers from Des Moines River

    HARTFORD, Iowa — Emergency crews had to rescue two tubers from the Des Moines River early Wednesday morning after they became stranded. Hartford Fire Chief Zack Prickett says the initial call for help came in around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two people tubing on the Des Moines River ran into problems when their tube punctured. They called 911 for help but while trying to tell officials where they were the phone died. Rescue crews from the Hartford Fire Department, Pleasant Hill […]

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    Des Moines Child Killed in Suburban Chicago Crash

    NORTH AURORA, Illinois — A Des Moines child was killed in a traffic accident in a suburb of Chicago Monday. Jouseppe Castillo, 6, died after a crash on westbound I-88 in North Aurora Monday evening around 6:55 p.m. The Illinois State Police says Castillo was in an SUV driven by 32-year-old Paula P. Martinez when the vehicle collided with another westbound SUV, causing both vehicles to roll. Officials believe one of the SUVs was trying to change lanes at the […]

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    Trump to Campaign in Eastern Iowa Thursday

    DAVENPORT. Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be campaigning in Iowa later this week. The Trump campaign announced he’ll hold two events in eastern Iowa on Thursday. Trump will be holding a rally at the Adler Theater in Davenport at 4 p.m. Doors for the event open up at 1 p.m. The second rally is being held in Cedar Rapids at the DoubleTree Convention Complex at 8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets for each event can […]


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