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  • Six Boone Police Officers on Paid Leave After Shooting on Saturday

    BOONE, Iowa  —  The Boone Police Department says six of its officers are on paid leave while the fatal shooting of a suspect in a weekend domestic abuse incident is investigated. Officers were called to 620 2nd Street on Saturday around 4:30pm.   The caller said Timothy Wayne Anderson, 48, was threatening her with a knife.  When officers arrived they heard screaming coming from the house.  Anderson then reportedly charged at officers with a knife.  Officer say he was told to […]

  • Des Moines Kids of All Abilities Come Together to Play and Break Down Barriers

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Flowing parachutes, crashing bowling balls and the laughter of hundreds of kids filled the air at Drake University on Thursday morning.  It all sounded and looked like fun and games but there there a serious life lesson also being taught. Drake, Des Moines Public Schools and Special Olympics Iowa joined forces for the inaugural “DMPS Unified Sports Day.”  On the surface it looked like a typical field day for around 300 middle school students.  However there […]

  • Mother Accused of Leaving Kids at Home During Her European Vacation Sentenced

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Johnston woman who left her children at home while she took a European vacation last year will not spend any more time in jail. Erin Macke was arrested in September 2017 and charged with four counts of Child Endangerment and one count of Making a Firearm Available to a Person Under the Age of 21.  Police say she left America to travel to Germany for vacation and left her four children ages 6 to 12 […]

  • Metro Catholic Churches and Schools Looking to the Sky for Another Higher Power … Solar

    ALTOONA, Iowa  —  Easter Sunday isn’t the only holiday that the Vatican wants you to celebrate this month. Today Bishop Richard Pates announced a new initiative across all central Iowa parishes.  The Diocese of Greater Des Moines wants all schools, churches and hospitals under its direction to install solar panels.  The initiative was borne from a message from Pope Francis calling on all Catholics to be better stewards of the Earth and ensure they are making it better for the […]

  • Victims of Early Morning Shooting Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police have identified the three people who remain hospitalized following an early morning shooting. It happened around 4:00am in the 1100 block of 14th Place on the North side of Des Moines. Police say Mickey Johnson, 20, was shot in the jaw.  He remains hospitalized in critical condition.  Deontazsha Gunn was shot in her buttock and Someya Ahmed was shot in her hand and thigh.  They are listed in good condition at a metro hospital. […]

  • Pulitzer Surprise: Former Register Reporter Reunited with Forgotten Medal

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A lunch with friends turned into the surprise of a lifetime for a former Des Moines Register reporter today. In 1990 Jane Schorer made journalistic history when she named a rape victim publicly, with her permission, in a five part documentary series about life after a sexual assault.  The Des Moines Register was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the series.  When Schorer left the paper she was forced to leave the medal […]

  • Alliant Energy Giving Tax Savings Back to Customers

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  —  Alliant Energy says it cashed in on the federal tax reform bill passed in December and they are now passing those savings on to customers. Alliant Energy announced on Tuesday that it expects to save nearly $75 million per year thanks to the new tax law.  Alliant says it plans to use those savings to offer rebates to customers.  The average electric customer will save $50-$60 per year, according to Alliant.  The average natural gas customer […]

  • With More Winter on the Way This Weekend Beware of Seasonal Affective Disorder

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Spring gardening will be on hold for another weekend with more snow in the forecast for Central Iowa. Dr. Eric Barlow from Compass Clinical Associates joined us this week on the Channel 13 News at 4pm to talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how it could be making you feel SAD right now.

  • Indianola Daycare Provider Charged with Child Endangerment and Assault

    INDIANOLA, Iowa  —  An Indianola daycare provider is facing felony charges for allegedly seriously injuring a child in her care. 34-year-old Heather McKasson was arrested on Thursday and charged with Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury, Willful Injury and Assault. Indianola Police and Fire were dispated to 1312 Detroit Avenue on October 31st, 2017 on a report of a child in distress.  The one-year-old girl was taken to Blank Children’s hospital for treatment.  Police say they’re investigation showed that McKasson, who […]

  • Des Moines Police Believe Woman’s Death Was Accidental

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police say the death of woman found at her home last week appears to be accidental. 71-year-old Nancy Heimbaugh was found dead inside her home last week.  When police arrived they found blood in her driveway and her car missing.  Despite those suspicious circumstances police say they have found no evidence of a crime being committed.  Heimbaugh’s vehicle has been located and there are no indications that she was assaulted in anyway. “We know […]

  • Warren County Authorities “Familiar With” Home in Death Investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa  — The Warren County Sheriff’s Department says calls to a home in the 8600 block of Warren Drive are not uncommon.  This morning a call to the address lead to the discovery of a body. Des Moines Police and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the home around 7:00am Monday on a report of an “incident occuring.”  Officers found the body of a female victim at the home and called in officers from the Iowa […]

  • Early Morning Gun Arrest in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police followed the sound of gunfire to a suspect in a shooting investigation early Monday morning. Police were called to the 1700 block of Kirkwood Avenue around 4:00am on a report of shots fired.  Officers found shell casings lying on the ground along Bell Avenue between SE 6th Street and SE 8th Street.  While collecting evidence officers heard six more shots fired nearby and spotted a vehicle speeding away from the area. Police pulled […]