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    LIVE UPDATES: Snow Falling Across Central Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Snow continues to fall across Central Iowa this morning, creating slick road conditions. Below are live updates on road conditions and snowfall reports. Road conditions    |    Forecast

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    Light Snow Will Continue, Winds to Increase This Afternoon

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A storm system has dropped 2-3 inches of snow across central Iowa, with locally heavier amounts. Light snow will continue through the afternoon. Gusty, northwest winds will develop this afternoon and create areas of blowing snow. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for north-central Iowa. Currently, around 60 snow plows are moving through the city and clearing out main roadways. A heavy down burst of snow before rush hour made clearing roads difficult this morning, Des Moines […]

  • Three Southeast Polk Students Charged Following Social Media Threats

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa —Three Southeast Polk students have been charged after making threats against the high school on the social media app “Yik Yak.” The suspects, two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old, are facing several felony charges including intimidation with a dangerous weapon and threats of terrorism. The suspects, who are not being identified, were taken in to custody Friday afternoon. One of the suspects, a 16-year-old male, has been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony, threats […]

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    Freezing Rain to Hit Central Iowa Tonight

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Travel could be difficult in some parts of Iowa Friday night into Saturday morning due to icy conditions. A Freezing Rain Advisory goes into effect for portions of Iowa starting at 6 p.m. Friday and continues until 6 a.m. Saturday. Air temperatures above freezing, ground temperatures below freezing would cause any precipitation that falls to freeze. According to Meteorologist Jennifer McDermed, freezing rain or drizzle is possible in Central Iowa Friday evening. It will be spotty […]

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    President Obama Announces Action on Immigration Reform

    President Obama speaks to the nation from the White House about immigration reform starting at 7 p.m..

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    Mother Accused of Faking Daughter’s Cancer Pleads Guilty

    CASS COUNTY, Iowa — A woman accused of lying about her daughter’s cancer diagnosis has pleaded guilty to giving her daughter cancer treatment drugs and theft. As part of a deal with prosecutors, Leatha Slauson admitted to five charges including two counts of child endangerment, possessing and administering harmful substances and theft. She had originally faced twenty charges in connection with the case. “I felt strongly that the mother should at least plead to the child endangerment felony charges as well […]

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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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    Police Announce Charges Following Pleasant Hill Shootings

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – The suspect in Monday morning’s shootings in Pleasant Hill has been charged with attempted murder. Pete Polson, 32, is facing two charges of attempted murder. According to police, he also faces two counts of willful injury, three counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm as a felon. He is currently in the Polk County Jail. Two people were struck and are being treated at Des Moines-area hospitals. Check back for updates.

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    Des Moines Police Investigating Bank Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines are investigating a bank robbery. It happened just before noon at the First American Bank at 4729 Southwest 9th Street in Des Moines. According to police, the suspect displayed a handgun and handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30’s. He is approximately 5′ 8″, weighing 210 lbs and was wearing a brown coat with his face concealed. A witness told police […]

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    Driver Falls Asleep, Car Crashes Into Building

    DES MOINES, Iowa – No one was injured when a vehicle crashed into a building a Monday afternoon. According to police, a driver fell asleep while traveling northbound on Hubbell Avenue near East 28th Street. The vehicle struck a truck then ran into a vacant building. The driver, and an infant in the backseat, were not injured in the crash.

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    Des Moines Selected as Host Site for 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines will be a host site of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2016. The first two rounds of the 2016 tournament will be played at Wells Fargo Arena with Iowa State University serving as the official host. Des Moines has tried multiple times in recent years to land the tournament but has been unsuccessful. This will be the first time since 1972 that the tournament has been played on Iowa soil.  

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