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  • Des Moines Community Working to Bury a Loved One

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police say four men attempted to rob Stephen Kim in his car outside a Des Moines apartment complex on Friday, and then opened fire when Kim tried to protect his children inside the vehicle. Now, community members are remembering Kim and his continued dedication to his family and career. Kim was active in his church and worked at Cool Basil, where his manager describes him as hardworking and always able to put a smile on people’s faces. “He […]

  • One Man Charged with Murder After Deadly Stabbing, Neighbors Not Surprised by Violence

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  After stabbing Kendall Moore–a Des Moines man–to death, Corderro Laurence is in the Polk County Jail facing first degree murder charges. We knocked on apartment 1516 where the stabbing happened, but were turned away by people who live there. Police say Laurence knew Moore. People who live in the neighborhood are not surprised by this, and say violence is becoming more common in the area. “I’ve lived here 20 years, since we got married, and everything that […]

  • Lawmakers Decide to Expand Iowa’s Medical Marijuana Program

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Iowa’s medical marijuana program is being expanded due to a bill that was passed by lawmakers. The new law means Iowans who need marijuana medically will have more access. Now, pot can be grown and sold, only as cannabis oil. With that comes a list of regulations surrounding its usage. On the list, capping the THC level at three percent and only allowing two manufactures and five dispensaries statewide. “A big deal for us was to […]

  • Experts Say Lack of Resources Caused Clerical Error

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  On Monday, we learned a man awaiting trial for first degree murder was set free due to a clerical error. On Tuesday, the Polk County Attorney’s Office is talking about what went wrong. Michael Moss is a convicted murderer who appealed his conviction claiming his original attorney was ineffective. The courts granted Moss a new trial by an appeals court, which gave the Polk County Clerk of Courts’ Office and the Polk County Attorney’s Office 90 days for […]

  • Cedar Bridge Catches Fire, Police Point to Arson

    WINTERSET, Iowa  —  For the second time in 15 years, the city of Winterset is dealing with the loss of the Cedar Covered Bridge and local authorities are looking for an arsonist. Right now, the community is left to pick up the pieces once again. “Seeing this it’s like, dang, who would have done something like this?” said resident Alex Hoff. Dozens of people stopped by to see all that remains, which is now just charred wood and caution tape. “You […]

  • Local Organization to Feed More than Two Thousand at Easter Feast

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Hope Ministries in Des Moines does not know if there will be enough bread and dessert to complete its Easter feast. One employee, Louis Dawson, remains hopeful there will be plenty to go around. Before Dawson got paid to cut up pounds and pounds of ham for Hope Ministries’ Easter feast, he battled drug addiction and lived on the streets. “The whole nine yards, homelessness, I’ve experienced all those things in the past, but by the […]

  • Declining Mental Health Treatment Turns Iowans Away

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Seth Nicholson, cousin of Chase Nicholson–the man accused of killing his parents and sister in Bondurant–said Chase tried to get help regarding his mental health, but was turned away.  A local mental health clinic says that’s common with the declining mental health treatment in Iowa. “He tried to commit himself to Broadlawns, they committed him for a 24-hour period, then released him,” said Seth.  We learned people like Chase Nicholson are not alone. According to a study […]

  • Iowans Gather to Spread a Message of Peace

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  People from across the metro gathered to spread a message of peace at a Palm Sunday Peace March. The march started at Grace Methodist Church and ended at First Christian Church in Des Moines. “I think that it’s a good experience and I think recognizing that this is the anniversary of Martin Luther King and his speech, I think it’s really great,” said Des Moines resident Gloria Dahle, referencing a speech by Dr. King that happened in […]

  • Candlelight Vigil held for Nicholson Family

    BONDURANT, Iowa  —  Family friends organized a candlelight vigil so the Bondurant community can share memories and grieve for three members of the Nicholson family. Mark, Charla, and Tawni Nicholson were found dead inside their home late Thursday night. There is not yet any word on how the family died. “They were very sweet, genuine, caring people that could open their arms to anybody and was willing to help anybody in any way possible,” said family friend Lindsay Schaper. More […]

  • Owner of J&J Pizza Denies Allegations the Business Played a Role in Sunday’s Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The city has a temporarily pulled the liquor license from a restaurant involved in a Sunday morning shooting that injured five people. Channel 13 spoke to Jerry Berry, the owner of J&J Pizza, who said he feels it is unfair for his business to lose its license. “Because somebody was out there shooting and it sounded like a civil war, all you can hear is doo-doo-doo, what could I do,” said Berry. After the shooting, police said […]

  • Business’ Liquor License Suspended After Des Moines Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  After a shooting that injured five people on Sunday morning, Des Moines Police Sergeant Paul Parizek said the restaurant and bar at which the incident took place could face a couple different options when the investigation is over, one of which would be closing its doors. J&J Pizza, which sits on the corner of the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, is a common spot for illegal activity, according to police. “The activity there […]

  • Mother of Early-Morning Shooting Victim Speaks Out

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  An early-morning shooting that injured five people on Sunday took place in an area police say has a history of violence. The incident occurred at J&J Pizza near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway just after 3 a.m. Witnesses on the scene said there were multiple shooters inside the bar, and after the shooting two victims were taken from the scene to a local hospital by ambulance, and another three were dropped off at the hospital later. All but […]