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  • Johnny Depp Stuns Fans on Disneyland’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Ride

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Johnny Depp surprised fans at Disneyland, by popping up on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride in his full Capt. Jack Sparrow costume. The actor was waving his cutlas and talking to riders with his patented British slur on Wednesday night, not far from the animatronic versions of his character that appear throughout the ride. Identical twins Sarah and Rebecca Saryan sailed right up to him and he told everyone to jump into the water, so he […]

  • Referee Shows Off Slick Moves at Soccer Match in Ankeny

    ANKENY, Iowa  —  A youth soccer match held Sunday in Ankeny is getting national attention.  Not for the moves by one of the players, but for the moves by a referee. With a ball screaming at him, referee Jerry Nash does a full split as the ball sails by his head.  The video of his impressive moves has gone viral … and its easy to see why. It happened during the Iowa Rush Champions Cup during a match between the […]

  • Drake University Selling Land for Off Campus Development

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Drake University is already in the midst of major construction and renovation on campus.  Now they’re selling some off campus land for development as well. On Wednesday Drake University announced it is selling two parcels of land along University Avenue on either side of 26th Street to Nelson Development.  The two pieces of land, nearly three acres total, currently house green space and a university parking lot.  Nelson will develop them into apartments, row houses and […]

  • New Charges for Both Suspects in Madison County Bridge Arson Case

    WINTERSET, Iowa  —  Charges against two teenagers accused of setting the historic Cedar Bridge on fire earlier this month have been altered. 17-year-old Alex Hoff and 18-year-old Joel Davis were each initially charged with First Degree Arson.  However online court records now show that Hoff is charged with Second Degree Arson.  Davis is also charged with Second Degree Arson but is now facing an additional charge of First Degree Criminal mischief. Cedar Bridge, one of six historic bridges in Madison […]

  • Police Find Truck Involved In Hit-and-Run Crash But Not Driver

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police have found the truck involved in a hit-and-run accident with a motorcyclist.  But they haven’t found its driver. On Wednesday, April 19th Wesley Crow was northbound on Keo Way on his motorcycle when a truck turned in front of him from Enos Street.  Crow was forced to lay his bike down and slam into the truck. Crow suffered a shattered pelvis and broken wrist and ankle.  The driver of the truck fled the […]

  • United’s Latest Headache is a 3-Foot-Long Dead Rabbit

    United Airlines’ latest headache is a 3-foot-long one: A giant rabbit traveling from London Heathrow to Chicago’s O’Hare was found dead in the cargo hold upon arrival, though his owner tells the Sun a pre-flight vet’s check revealed Simon was “fit as a fiddle. Something very strange has happened and I want to know what,” says Annette Edwards. “I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before.” Things like this do happen, though, but rarely, […]

  • Couple Who Carried Baby Without Brain to Term to Help Save Others Says Goodbye to Their Newborn

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma couple who carried their baby without a brain to term to help save others has said goodbye to their newborn. Two months ago, Royce Young posted a photo of his wife, Keri Young, on Facebook. Along with the picture, Young, who is a writer for ESPN, described the heartbreaking moment the couple found out that their daughter didn’t have a brain and his wife’s immediate selfless reaction. “There I was, crestfallen and heartbroken, but I momentarily […]

  • Teen Admits to Killing Her Grandparents and Sealing Up Their Room – Then Inviting Friends Over for a Party

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia teen who allegedly confessed to killing her grandparents with her boyfriend, sealing up their room and then hosting a party for unsuspecting friends, also planned to kill several other people WSB-TV reports. According to WSB-TV, Cassie Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend, Johnny Rider, 18, planned the murders of her grandparents for days and thought out details such as caulking the doors shut in the house to keep the odor of death from being detected outside. […]

  • Domestic Violence Protection Bill Signed Into Law

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Thursday Governor Branstad signed a bill strengthening protections of the victims of domestic abuse. House File 543 makes it easier to charger a person with stalking and makes it illegal to place a GPS device on someone’s car without their knowlege. The new law will also toughen penalties for repeat domestic abusers.  Judges can now require that an offender wear an electronic monitoring device. Among those who attended today’s bill signing was Sheila Lynch.  Her daughter, TereseAnn, […]

  • Urbandale Kids Do What They Can to Close the Blood Donation Gap

    URBANDALE, Iowa  —  They aren’t old enough to give blood, but some Urbandale kids did everything else they could today to get others to donate. Webster Elementary School held a superhero themed blood drive today.  Teachers and school officials helped organize the event to teach the kids a lesson in giving back to the community. The kids can’t give blood.  However they did man the snack station, hang decorations, create flyers and provided entertainment during the event. The day also […]

  • Where Does the Term ‘4/20’ Come From?

    There is something in the air today. Maybe you’ve noticed. April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. Yes, it seems arbitrary. So how did the number 420 come to represent smoking pot? First, let’s get the myths and rumors out of the way: The legend of the California penal code Some claim the number is drawn from the California criminal codes used to punish the […]

  • How Madison County Authorities Caught Two Suspects in Cedar Bridge Arson Investigation

    WINTERSET, Iowa  —  The Madison County Sheriff’s Department say social media and security cameras helped lead them to two teenager arson suspects. On Saturday morning the historic Cedar Bridge near Winterset was intentionally set on fire.  On Tuesday authorities arrested 17-year-old Alex Hoff of West Des Moines and charged him with 1st Degree Arson.  On Wednesday 18-year-old Joel Davis of Norwalk was arrested as well. According to court documents, authorities say they learned early in their investigation that Hoff had a […]