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  • Des Moines Police Searching for Suspect After Shots Fired Overnight

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are looking for someone who fired gunshots overnight. Officers heard five gunshots coming from an alley near the intersection of 16th Street and Carpenter Avenue and chased after a man they believed to be the shooter, but the suspect got away. Police later found bullet casings and an unrelated gun in the alley.

  • Des Moines Git-N-Go Robbed on Saturday Night

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Git-N-Go convenience store was robbed on Saturday night, according to the Des Moines Register. The Register reports the man entered the store located at 865 42nd Street around 11 p.m. and walked around the store before eventually approaching the counter. He then reportedly passed the clerk a note stating he wanted cash and was carrying a gun, and took out a taser. Police say the clerk handed over money from the cash drawer–approximately $120–and the robber […]

  • Boys and Girls Club Helps Kids Tell Time

    UNITED STATES  —  Telling time may not be easy for a lot of kids, as a new study shows approximately 75% of children do not know how to read an analog clock. Lorne Fultonberg reported on the nationwide push to help change this. “Everyone’s so used to seeing digital, they all have cell phones and tablets so they don’t have to look at a clock very often that’s analog,” said Caitlin Carnes of the Boys and Girls Club. Carnes and the […]

  • Easter Spending Expected to Beat Last Year’s Record

    UNITED STATES  —  With Easter Sunday only three weeks away, many people may be looking forward to a basket filled with chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs. Retailers are also excited for the holiday because–along with Christmas–Easter is one of the busiest shopping times of the year. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, Easter spending is expected to reach over $18 billion this year. This would be a 6% increase over last year’s record, with those celebrating spending an average […]

  • Iowa League of Heroes Debuts New Super Car

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A new super vehicle is making its debut on the streets of Des Moines. The Iowa League of Heroes says a variety of community sponsorships made the new Batcar possible. The car will carry superheroes to kids fighting battles like medical issues or bullying at school.

  • Battle of the Badges Brings Friendly Competition to Wells Fargo Arena

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Saturday night, metro law enforcement agencies came together to honor one another and raise money for charity. The Des Moines Police Department faced off against the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in a friendly game of basketball at Wells Fargo Arena. The money raised will go towards Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa and the Iowa Crime Prevention Association. Organizers estimate they raised about $6,000.  

  • One Year Anniversary of Des Moines Police Officers’ Deaths

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Sunday marks one year since two Des Moines police officers were killed by a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 80. Officers Carlos Puente-Morales and Susan Farrell were transporting a prisoner from Council Bluffs to Des Moines overnight when their car was struck head-on. Police say 25-year-old Benjamin Beary was behind the wheel traveling westbound–going the wrong direction–on I-80 near mile marker 117; this is near the Grand Prairie Parkway interchange near Waukee. Beary and the prisoner police […]

  • National Champs!!! SWCC Wins the D2 JUCO National Championship

    Danville, IL – Southwestern Community College is coming back to Creston with some hardware, national championship hardware.  The Spartans beat Louisburg Saturday night in the NJCAA national final 77-53. It’s the school’s first national championship in any sport. SWCC finishes the season 36-1.

  • Bettendorf Hospital Hosts Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids

    BETTENDORF, Iowa  —  A hospital in Bettendorf is trying to make trips to the doctor less scary for kids by letting them practice with their best friends. Children brought their favorite teddy bears, stuffed animals, and dolls to Trinity Hospital on Saturday. While there, the kids played “doctor” by checking the heart rate and blood pressure of the toys.

  • Amanda the Panda Volunteer Celebrates 20 Years of Service

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A local woman is celebrating 20 years of service with a grief counseling organization. “It’s, like, a really special thing, and especially to volunteer so much time and knowledge to this, ya know, after so much time is really special, and I think it takes a special kind of person to be able to do that,” said Tyler Stodghill with Amanda the Panda. The Amanda the Panda organization holds grief camps for families struggling with the death of a […]

  • Des Moines Pride Center Holds Open House for Community

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Des Moines Pride Center, Formerly the Gay and Lesbian Resource Center, held an open house at their new location in Sherman Hill on Saturday. Leaders there say they want more people to know about the resource and help further equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community. The center is part of the Mickle Center, and organizers say anyone who wants to visit is safe with secure entry and privacy. “You can come here and […]

  • Morningstar Drive Bridge to Close in Early April

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Drivers in the northern part of the metro may need to adjust their commutes beginning next month. The Morningstar Drive bridge over Interstate 80/35 will close on April 3rd. The Department of Transportation plans to replace the existing bridge with a taller one. The project will cost more than $3 million and is expected to be complete by this fall.