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    Police: 2 Dead, Including Gunman, at High School Near Seattle

    MARYSVILLE, Washington — The shooter who opened fire Friday morning at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School played football and was recently named to the homecoming court. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg was in the school’s cafeteria, went up to a table with students, “came up from behind … and fired about six bullets into the backs of them,” witness Jordan Luton told CNN. “They were his friends, so it wasn’t just random,” Luton said. The attacker shot five people, killing one, authorities […]

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    Athletic Association Changes Result of Controversial Football Game

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced that Des Moines East High School forfeit in their football game last Friday against Ames High School is now a “no contest.” The game will not be considered a “win” for Ames or a “loss” for East on their records. Des Moines Public Schools released the following statement Tuesday afternoon: The Iowa High School Athletic Association has informed Des Moines Public Schools that the forfeit forced upon the East […]

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    Lockdown Lifted, Suspect in Custody Following Threat at Graceland Univ.

    LAMONI, Iowa – Graceland University in Lamoni was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning following a report a person with a gun on campus. Officials sent the lockdown notice to students and staff at about 11:30 a.m. using the school’s alert system. “There was a report of an individual with a gun on campus,” the university tweeted. “It is unknown if there was a threat initiated with the weapon, but we are taking the situation seriously for the safety of our students […]

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    Pharmacy Owner, Mark Graziano, to Plead Guilty

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The owner of Bauder’s Pharmacy will plead guilty to two federal felonies for allegedly selling hundreds of thousands of painkillers to people who didn’t have prescriptions. Mark Graziano had forcefully denied any wrongdoing in the two years since the allegations were made public. But his lawyer says he has decided to change his plea. State regulators raided the pharmacy in 2012 on suspicion of Graziano selling hydrocodone out the back door. Graziano has agreed to plead […]

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    Boy, Mother Facing Charges After Bomb Making Materials Found in Home

    ROLFE, Iowa – A 14-year-old boy and his mother have been charged after officials found bomb-making materials in their home. Pocahontas County Sheriff Bob Lampe says his office received a call Thursday about a juvenile that had been making explosive devices and mixing chemicals. Officials evacuated Pocahontas High School Thursday afternoon, where the teen is a student, as a precaution. No explosive devices were found on school property but the investigation led to a search warrant for a home in Rolfe. […]

  • Threat Made on Social Media Against Drake University Campus

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University Public Safety officials notified students and staff of a threat made on social media against the campus. The alert, sent Thursday afternoon, said the threat was made on the social media platform “Yik Yak”. The alert stated: “At about 12 noon today, Drake Public Safety was made aware of a digital threat to the safety and security of the campus community by a message posted on Yik Yak.  Drake University take these types of […]

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    Police Warn Parents to Check Halloween Candy for Marijuana Edibles

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Police in Knoxville are warning parents to check their kids’ Halloween candy after marijuana laced candy and brownies were recovered in central Iowa. The Knoxville Police Department posted on its Facebook page that commercially prepared marijuana edibles sold in Colorado are professionally packaged and could be confused for regular candy. “If you see a suspicious item either throw it away or contact your local law enforcement agency to check it out,” police said. “We all want our […]

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    New USA Today Poll Shows Ernst Leading Braley in Senate Race

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A new poll released by USA Today Wednesday afternoon showed Republican Joni Ernst with a narrow lead over Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in Iowa’s Senate Race. The poll shows Ernst leading Braley, 47-43%, among likely voters. The poll, conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University, showed 7.4% of voters remain undecided. A poll released by Quinnipiac University Wednesday morning showed the race is too close to call with 47% of respondents saying they are supporting Ernst, 45% […]

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    Man Killed in Pottwattamie Co. Crash Identified

    POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa — A road construction crew in western Iowa had a close call Tuesday morning when a driver crashed nearby. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office says shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Highway 83, the driver appeared slumped toward his door as he approached the DOT workers installing a construction zone sign. The driver left the roadway and ended up in a field where DOT workers offered aid. The driver, Garry Johnk, 60, of Atlantic, was taken to Myrtue Medical […]

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    2014 Beggar’s Night Schedule

    If you don’t see your town listed, submit your beggar’s schedule for 2014 with this form. LOCATION DATE TIME Adel October 31st 6 to 8 p.m. Afton October 31st 5 to 7 p.m. Altoona October 30th 6 to 8 p.m. Ames October 31st 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ankeny October 30th 6 to 8 p.m. Belmond October 31st 5 to 7 p.m. Bondurant October 30th 6 to 8 p.m. Boone October 31st 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Carlisle October 30th 6 to 8 […]


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    West Des Moines Police: No Crime Committed in “Stranger Danger” Case

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in West Des Moines are saying that no crime was committed when a man offered to give a girl a ride Thursday morning. The investigation began Thursday morning when a 12-year-old girl reported that she was walking in the 1300 block of Grand Avenue when a man driving an SUV stopped and offered the girl a ride. The girl yelled “no”, ran to school and reported the incident to staff. The man contacted police after his […]


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