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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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    PHOTO GALLERY: Your Snow Photos

    DES MOINES, Iowa – On Saturday, two to three inches of snow fell across much of Iowa. Here’s a look at some of the photos submitted by our viewers.

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    Snow Totals of 2-3 Inches Expected Saturday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Our first measurable snowfall is about to begin in Central Iowa. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Saturday. Models have been consistent with the arrival of the snow and how much snow we should be expecting.  The snow will first arrive in western Iowa and will push off to the east throughout the afternoon and evening hours. With the very cold air in place the snow will be light and will fall slowly. This will be […]

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    Court Documents Show Former State Senator Fails Latest Drug Tests

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson has tested positive for marijuana as he awaits sentencing for accepting payments to change his support to a different presidential candidate in the 2012 election cycle. On October 7 and 21, two urine samples provided by Sorenson tested positive for marijuana. Sorenson also failed a drug test on September 30. According to court documents, the tests indicated recent drug use. Sorenson has denied recent use of marijuana. This summer Sorenson pleaded […]


    Des Moines Police Investigating Bank Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines are investigating a bank robbery that happened Monday afternoon. Police were called to Central Bank, located at 2742 Hubbell Avenue, at about 4:40 p.m. Monday. Des Moines police say they set up a perimeter around the bank but did not find the suspect. They have not released a description of the suspect at this time and say they are not actively searching for the robber.

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    Light Snow, Much Colder Temperatures on the Way

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s early November but we’re about to experience winter-like weather, according to Meteorologist Megan Salois. A winter storm will drop up to a foot of a snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Monday and will bring cold temperatures to much of the Midwest this week. Iowa will remain in the warm sector of the storm system on Monday, meaning one more day of mild temperatures before temperatures take a dive. The storm system will move easy Monday […]


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