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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
  • Iowa Supreme Court Rules Juvenile Home Lawsuit Should be Dismissed

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a lower court in a lawsuit over the closing of the Iowa Juvenile home, and instructed the lower court to dismiss the case. Several lawmakers along with Danny Homan, President of AFSCME Iowa Council 61, filed a lawsuit to keep the Iowa Juvenile Home open after Gov. Terry Branstad issued an executive order closing the facility. The governor made the decision after a report was made public […]

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    Record Use for Des Moines Water Works’ Nitrate Removal Facility

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Water Works has broken a record. As of Thursday, its nitrate removal facility has been in operation for 111 days this year and there is no indication that will end anytime soon. The previous record was 106 days in 1999. Continued high nitrate levels in the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers have forced Des Moines Water Works to activate its nitrate removal facility in order to keep water safe for consumption. Last month, […]


    Iowa DNR Shares Freaky Photo of Snake Eating Catfish

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is sharing a photo that’s causing a lot of conversation on social media. Colin Wehrle posted a photo on the DNR’s Facebook page that he says he took in southeast Iowa while fishing last weekend. The photo shows a northern water snake eating a bullhead catfish. Though some comments expressed concern over whether the snake was venomous, the DNR says the snake is not.

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    High Bacteria Levels Force Closure of Gray’s Lake Beach

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The swimming beach at Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines has been closed because of elevated E. coli levels. The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department posted the notice on its Facebook page Thursday morning. The beach will remain closed until testing deems the water safe. Swimming is not advised at the beach because of the risk of illness from the bacteria. According to the Iowa DNR, the standards used for testing consist of two components: […]

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    Des Moines Man Injured in Domestic Incident

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say charges likely won’t be filed in a domestic incident because the victim isn’t being cooperative. Several police officers were called out on a reported stabbing at an apartment at 1600 Oakland Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. When they arrived neither the female suspect nor the male victim was there. Witnesses were on the phone with victim who did not want to make a police report about the incident or file charges. Police […]

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    Police Say Man Pulled Gun on Bartender

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Clive man has been arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at a bartender Tuesday. Fifty-two-year-old Donnie Bradford faces charges of intimidation with a weapon, carrying weapons, and possession of stolen property following the incident. Police were called to Scores Bar at 2335 Hickman after receiving a report that a man had drawn a gun on a bartender. When officers arrived one saw Bradford pointing a gun at the bartender. Bradford dropped the gun when […]

  • Long-Time Simpson Baseball Coach Killed in Rollover Accident

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — A Simpson College baseball coach was killed in a one-vehicle accident Monday night. Sixty-five-year-old Joe Blake Sr. died when he lost control of his vehicle and it rolled on a curve at G-36 and 150th Street. Blake was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Blake was the pitching coach at Simpson College where his son Ben Blake is the head coach. Another son, Casey Blake, played in the MLB for more than 10 years. […]

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    Delta Adds Daily Flight to Salt Lake City from Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Another destination for round-trip service is being added from the Des Moines International Airport. Delta Air Lines says it will begin round trip flights between Des Moines and Salt Lake City. The flights will start September 1st and be daily. The flight departs Des Moines at 5:15 p.m. Central time and arrives in Salt Lake at 6:51 p.m. Mountain time. “Des Moines International Airport continues to accommodate increased passenger traffic and Delta Air Lines has responded with […]

  • Flash flooding closes Canyon Road at Ledges State Park. (WHO-HD)

    Flooding Closes Canyon Road at Ledges State Park

    MADRID, Iowa — Heavy rainfall over the last few days has forced the closure of part of Ledges State Park. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Canyon Drive is closed because of flash flooding. The DNR says the stream running through the canyon area is at an unsafe level for vehicle traffic. Visitors can hike into the canyon area of the park but are being warned the stream is unsafe for people to walk through. The rest of the […]

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    Parkersburg Tornado Survivors Recall Fateful Day

    PARKERSBURG, Iowa — An eastern Iowa city is remembering the day a tornado hit it, seven years ago. On May 25th, 2008, an EF5 tornado hit Parkersburg, before moving through New Hartford and Dunkerton. Seven people died in Parkersburg, and two more in New Hartford and the twister leveled large sections of the area. Seven years later, community members describe how they nearly lost everything. “Your heart just sinks…and you’re just numb. You don’t know how to feel, what to […]

  • Law enforcement on scene at Timber Ridge Elementary School in Johnston on Friday, May 22, 2015 following a report of a man with a gun in the area of the school. (WHO-HD)

    ‘Soft Lockdown’ Lifted at Johnston School Following Report of Man with Gun

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – Law enforcement officials are investigating after a student reported seeing a man with a gun near a Johnston Elementary School. Officers responded to the area around Timber Ridge Elementary School, located at 7370 NW 54th Street,  at about 12:45 p.m. after students reported seeing a man with a gun walking into the woods near the school. Associate Superintendent of Johnston Schools Bruce Amendt told Channel 13 News that students were at recess when some of them noticed what […]

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    State Auditor Finds More than $130K in Misspent Funds

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A special investigation by the Iowa Auditor’s Office has identified $130,556 of improper and unsupported reimbursements at a company that receives state funding to provide treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction. The report by the Auditor’s office says the Center for Behavioral Health contacted the Iowa Department of Public Health and asked it to conduct an investigation based on an internal investigation that found an employee, Executive Director Mindy Williams, had used funds for personal […]


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