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    Suspect in Grimes Homicide Gets New Trial Date

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A new trial date has been set for the man accused of killing a Grime man in May. David Moffitt, 26, of Pleasant Hill, had been scheduled to stand trial on August 25 on a first-degree murder charge. Moffit is accused of fatally shooting Justin Michael, 30, in Grimes home on May 8. According to The Des Moines Register, Moffit appeared for a pre-trial conference at the Polk County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon. The trial date was […]

  • Seth Techel Convicted of Killing Wife

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Standing trial for a third time, Seth Techel has been convicted of first-degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a pregnancy. Techel was on trial accused of shooting and killing his pregnant wife, Lisa, at their home in Agency in May 2012. Lisa was 17 weeks pregnant with the couple’s first child. Prosecutors claim Techel, then 23, killed his wife in order to continue an affair with another woman. Techel’s defense says a troubled neighbor, who has since died, […]

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    Crash Causes Large Traffic Backup on I-235

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 235 caused a large traffic backup during Tuesday evening’s rush hour. The crash happened between the 42nd Street and 56th Street interchanges at about 5 p.m.. Traffic was backed up to near the 2nd Avenue exit in downtown Des Moines. Officials had asked drivers to avoid the interstate while the crash was cleaned up. Traffic returned to normal by 6 p.m.  No additional information has been released about the crash.

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    Iowa Supreme Court Ruling Has Major Impact on Juvenile Sentencing

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court says juveniles must be resentenced if they were given mandatory minimum sentences. It means that dozens of people will be resentenced for crimes like sexual abuse, robbery and murder. Three of the justices dissented. The ruling came as the court was deciding the appeal of Andre Lyle Jr. He was sentenced to ten years in prison after he and a friend punched a person and stole a $5 bag of […]

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    Start Time for Iowa, Iowa State Football Game Announced

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – It’s an afternoon game for the annual Cy-Hawk Trophy game. The game, taking place on Saturday, September 13, will kick off at 2:30 p.m. the Big Ten announced on Wednesday. Iowa will host Iowa State this year and the game will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Last year, the Hawkeyes beat the Cyclones in Ames 27-21.

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    Runner Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Car in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One person has been injured after they were struck by a car while jogging Monday morning. The crash happened shortly before 11:40 a.m. Monday near 31st Street at Kingman Boulevard, just a few blocks south of the Drake University campus. Officials at the scene said the runner that was struck by the vehicle suffered serious injuries. No other information is being released at this time.

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    Police: Woman Killed in Officer-involved Shooting Had .145 BAC

    ANKENY, Iowa – Police have released more details about an officer involved shooting in Ankeny on July 5. According to the Ankeny Police Department, Officer Aaron King shot Denise Boyd, 59, after she pointed a gun at King and his partner. Police were called to 900 block of SW Springfield Drive shortly after 5:15 p.m. on July 5 for a report of  suicidal resident with a gun. Officer King encountered Boyd, who refused to drop the weapon, when the shooting happened. […]

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    More Testing Delays Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Trial

    AURORA, Colorado – The trial of James Holmes, accused in the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, has been delayed again. The trial was scheduled to begin in October, but a psychiatrist conducting a second sanity examination on Holmes asked for more time to complete the examination, according to a judge’s order from Arapahoe County District Court made public Wednesday. The examination was originally set to be completed by August 15, but Judge Carlos Samour granted an extension […]

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    One Person Killed Following Motorcycle Crash

    MILFORD, Iowa – One person was killed following a following a motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon in northwest Iowa. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident happened at about 4:30 p.m.  Tuesday on the north side of Milford. Dakotah Collins, 19, of Arion, was driving a motorcycle northbound on Highway 71 when a pickup truck pulled out onto the highway. Investigators said the driver of the truck, Jeffrey Peterson, 28, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, didn’t see the motorcycle coming and Collins hit the truck. Collins […]

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    Police Searching for Three Suspects Following Violent Home Invasion

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Police in Council Bluffs are searching for three suspects involved in a violent home invasion on Tuesday night. According to WOWT-TV, three men entered the home through an unlocked door. According to police, two of the men were carrying guns, the third man was carrying a “billy club”. All three were wearing masks. Police said the suspects held the guns to three victims’ heads demanding money. One victim, a 16-year-old girl, was assaulted during the invasion. […]