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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. Carlisle October 28th 6 to 8 p.m. Chariton October 30th 6 to 8 […]

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    POLL: When Should The Iowa State Fair Start?

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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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    Braley, Ernst Preparing for Second Debate

    DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Senate candidates Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst are preparing for their next debate in the Quad Cities. According to a new poll from “Real Clear Politics”, republican Joni Ernst is currently leading Bruce Braley by about one percent. Their second debate will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at Saint Ambrose University. The final debate is set for next Thursday in Sioux City. On Friday, Ernst’s campaign announced it’s raised about $6 million in the […]

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    Man Arrested After Being Pulled Over, Running into Stranger’s Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines man is facing charges after he allegedly ran into a stranger’s house after a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers pulled over a vehicle driven by Austin Rankin, 21, after observing him driving without a seat belt. Officers said that Rankin ran from his vehicle as officers exited their squad car. Police said Rankin ran into a home, located in the 2300 block of East Grand Avenue, shutting the door behind […]

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    This Video of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Over Des Moines is Amazing

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The lunar eclipse and “blood moon” had many staying up past their bedtimes, so they could view the rare occurrence Wednesday morning. The two minute video was shot by the father and son team of Brian & Wil Abeling from West Des Moines. Starting at 3 a.m., they visited multiple locations in downtown Des Moines and recorded photos and video of the eclipse. All of the telephoto or closeup shots were done by Wil as well as the final composition photo. Brian […]

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    Westbound I-80 Reopens Following Crash at East Mixmaster

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80/35, near the east Mixmaster, blocked traffic early Tuesday afternoon . The crash happened after 12:30 p.m. between East 14th Street and the I-35/80/235 interchange, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. A westbound motorcycle struck a guard rail and the driver was thrown into the ditch. The driver was transported by helicopter to a Des Moines hospital. Her condition is not being released at this time. Officials […]

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