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I went to university in Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England. I joined WHO in November, 2012 after a year teaching in South Korea, Jindo Style!


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    Victims of Pleasant Hill Shootings Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The names of the two victims hospitalized by a shooting spree in Pleasant Hill Monday morning have been released. Police say Pete Polson, 32, shot at three men at three different locations during a 12-minute shooting rampage Monday morning. All men just happened to be standing outside at the time. According to Mark Mitchell’s family, he was shot in the stomach outside his home on Ridgewood Boulevard at 6:32 a.m. At 6:36 a.m. Zach Whitehill was […]

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    Threat Made on Yik Yak Against Pleasant Hill Police

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Pleasant Hill police say a threat was made against them on a social media app overnight. The latest threat comes after a similar one was made against Southeast Polk High School, Sunday. On Monday morning, in an unrelated incident, a man went on a random shooting spree in Pleasant Hill that hospitalized two. Police arrested Pete Polson, 32, in relation to that incident. He faces 11 charges including attempted murder. Police say Wednesday’s threat was made […]

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    Police Think Des Moines Man May Have Randomly Targeted Shooting Victims

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — A Des Moines man is facing numerous charges, including two counts of attempted murder, following three shootings in Pleasant Hill Monday morning. Pete Polson, 32, is accused of opening fire at three different locations, injuring two people during the shooting spree. WATCH: Press Conference on Monday Morning Shootings Polson has been charged with two counts of attempted murder. According to police, he also faces two counts of willful injury, three counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon […]

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    Shooting Sends Des Moines Schools on Lockdown

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A shooting in Des Moines’ east-side Monday morning led to lockdowns at three schools. East High, Hiatt Middle and Carver Elementary were put on a partial lockdown after an incident nearby, a school official told Channel 13. Police were called to a shooting at a strip mall parking lot on 1330 East University and York Street at about 8:30 a.m. Monday. Police say it started with a dispute between four people when one them pulled out […]

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    Dump Truck Hits Overpass on I-35 Near Huxley

    HUXLEY, Iowa — Traffic on the northbound lanes of Interstate-35 was backed up after a dump truck hit an overhead bridge between Ankeny and Ames. The Iowa State Patrol says the incident happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the Huxley exit. The driver told police he accidentally pushed the button to lift the box but wasn’t aware of it. The hydraulics made the truck lose power before it hit the overpass. The box then became wedged under the bridge. […]

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    19 Accidents Reported in Des Moines During Wintery Commute

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Drivers Tuesday morning had to brush up on winter driving skills a little early in the season. Meteorologist Jeriann Ritter said under an inch fell over the metro on to warm roads, which meant much of it didn’t stick. However, blowing snow created slick spots for drivers. Des Moines police says  there were 19 accidents from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. One vehicle had a rollover accident on the westbound off ramp to Highway 141on I-80/35 […]

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    Dahl’s Files for Bankruptcy, Set to be Sold

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One of the metro’s grocery chains has filed for bankruptcy and is to be sold to a Kansas City company. Dahl’s Foods says it voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday in order to restructure. Stores and operations won’t be affected by the move, Dahl’s said Monday. According to a press release, the company’s board has approved the sale of the company’s operating assets to Associated Wholesale Grocers. Jerry Garland, president and CEO of the member-owned […]

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    Photo Gallery: Joni Ernst Elected US Senator

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Republicans twice made history Tuesday night sending the first female from the state to Congress and electing the same governor for a sixth term. Here are the best pictures as Governor Terry Branstad and the newly elected Senator Joni Ernst led the Republican celebrations from West Des Moines.

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    Quinnipiac Poll: Senate Race a Dead Heat

    DES MOINES, Iowa – With just a day to go before the results of the midterm elections are announced, the latest Quinnipiac University poll shows the hotly contested senate race is a dead heat. The poll, released Monday morning, has Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley in a 47-47 tie with Republican Joni Ernst. “Iowa’s U.S. Senate race is a dead heat. The candidate who best gets his or her folks to the polls is going to win,” poll assistant director Peter […]

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    Photo Gallery: President Clinton, Bruce Braley, James Taylor Rally in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic get out the vote efforts kicked off with a rally headlined by President Clinton in downtown Des Moines Saturday. Simon Estes, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, musician James Taylor and the 42nd president of the United States came to the stage to support the election efforts of Staci Appel, who is running for Congress, and Rep. Bruce Braley, who is up against Joni Ernst in a tightly fought race for Tom Harkin’s Senate seat.

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    Deployed Soldier Surprises Wife, One-Day-Old Daughter After Watching Birth on iPad

    AMES, Iowa – As he watched the birth of his second child on his iPad, a National Guard Sergeant was given permission to travel half way around the world to surprise his wife in Ames. Just 22 hours before landing in Des Moines, Sgt. John Vorrath was deployed with his unit in the Middle East. Without clearance to leave, he was able to be there with his wife, Janae, in the delivery room via Facetime as she brought little Charlotte […]

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    IRS Seizes Iowa Restaurant’s Money Despite ‘Not Doing Anything Wrong’, Case Gets National Attention

    ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa – A northwest Iowa restaurateur’s fight with the Internal Revenue Service is gaining national attention. In August of 2013, the owner of Mrs. Lady’s Mexican restaurant in Arnolds Park, Carole Hinders, had about $33,000 seized from her checking account by the IRS despite not committing a crime. The reason? She had been depositing less than $10,000 at a time. “How can this happen?” Hinders told the New York Times. “Who takes your money before they prove that […]

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