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  • Arson Charges Filed for Des Moines Woman Accused of Pouring Gasoline in House With Family Inside

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Des Moines woman is facing first degree arson charges after she allegedly poured gasoline inside her home with her six children still inside. According to court documents, on June 9th, 40-year-old Ayen Bol Acuil poured gasoline inside her home located in the 1400 block of 23rd Street, with plans to set it on fire. Her six children, ranging in ages between seven and 18, were also inside the home at the time. The Des Moines […]

  • Free DART Rides Begin for Veterans

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Starting Monday, veterans can use Des Moines’ public transit system DART for free. DART says a successful pilot program last month showed veterans boarded the buses nearly 8,500 times in the month of May. Polk County supervisor Angela Connolly says this shows how important public transportation is for veterans living in the metro. All that’s needed to take advantage of program is a valid ID proving service. Veterans can use one of these: Veterans Affairs (VA) […]

  • Murphy’s Law: Phil Mickelson Putts Like Us

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Keith Murphy says Phil Mickelson made hackers everywhere feel better, even as he upset golf guardians.

  • Communities Dedicate Bridge Connecting Iowa and Illinois Cities

    IOWA  —  The Savanna, Illinois, and Sabula, Iowa, communities dedicated the new bridge connecting them today, but the bridge is still not finished. The bridge was named in honor of local veteran Dale Gardner, its official name being the Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge. The original bridge connecting the communities was imploded in March, and residents will still have to use ferries to get over the river. While some community members thought it was odd to hold a dedication, they are still excited for […]

  • Rising Water Levels Affect Boat Ramp, Debris Removal at Saylorville Lake

    IOWA  —  There is currently one less boat ramp available to use at Saylorville Lake. Lake officials say the Cherry Glen lower boat ramp is closed until further notice due to high water levels that are expected to rise. This also caused debris removal scheduled for Sunday to be delayed. Once officials see the water level come down, the ramp will re-open and debris removal efforts will continue.

  • Authorities Say Speed Likely Played Role in Fatal Pleasant Hill Motorcycle Crash

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa  —  Speed is believed to have been a factor in an early morning motorcycle crash that killed one man. The crash took place in the 4400 block of Vandalia Road in Pleasant Hill on Sunday. Police say a man in his late thirties was riding a motorcycle when he lost control and was thrown into a fence in front of Spartech Townsend Inc. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash but died at […]

  • Driver Killed in Grundy County Accident

    GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa  —  An accident involving a fence claimed one life late Saturday night. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle was driving west on Highway 20 towards Dike when it went off the right shoulder into the ditch and hit a fence and tree. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity has not yet been released, but officials say the driver was a man from Waterloo. Authorities are still investigating the crash.

  • Guests Enjoy Beers, Stay Hydrated at Annual Craft Brew Festival

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Despite the heat, drinking water stations weren’t the only popular stops at this year’s Iowa Craft Brew Festival. More than 60 Iowa breweries took part in this year’s event that showcases the growing beer culture in the state. Beer lovers had the chance to sample 300 different brews, but also made sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Free water stations were set up throughout the festival area.

  • Menace Chill, Stay Undefeated

    WEST DES MOINES – The Des Moines Menace stayed undefeated in the PDL Saturday night beating rival Thunder Bay 1-0 at Valley Stadium.  Menace are now 7-0 in conference play. Des Moines is back in action on the 23rd against Kaw Valley.

  • Barnstormers Crush the Titans, Earn #1 Seed for Playoffs

    DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers rolled over the Cedar Rapids Titans Saturday night 54-21 to earn the #1 seed in the IFL playoffs. Iowa finished the regular season 11-3 and will host a first round playoff game Friday the 22nd.  If they win that, they will then host the IFL championship game.

  • Hometown Driver Moffitt Wins Camping Truck Series Race

    NEWTON, Iowa (June 16, 2018) – Saturday evening’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series M&Ms 200 presented by Casey’s General Store served as a victorious homecoming for Grimes, Iowa’s Brett Moffitt. Moffitt, in his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Iowa Speedway, led the final 76 laps en route to his third career series victory. Moffitt has already enjoyed some memorable moments at “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet”, including his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series start in […]

  • Mike Naig Wins Republican Nomination for Secretary of Agriculture at Convention

    IOWA  —  Iowa’s Republican party now has a nominee for the state’s secretary of agriculture. The race was sent to convention because neither of the five candidates received the 35% of votes needed to win the primary. Over the course of four voting rounds, the 1,100 delegates determined Mike Naig, the current ag secretary, is the winner of the nomination. Before this was determined, all five candidates made their pitch as to why they should be the party’s nominee. In order to […]