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  • Des Moines Police Officers File Discrimination Complaint

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Two Des Moines police officers have filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, claiming discrimination. Officers Kenny Brown and Cynthia Donahue were assigned new shifts earlier this year. Brown claims he was reassigned because he’s African American and Donahue says she was reassigned because she’s a woman. The Iowa Civil Rights Commission cannot comment on the complaint, but it is known that both Brown and Donahue were involved in an incident that resulted in one of their superiors […]

  • Polk County Sees Rise in STD Cases This Year

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Polk County Health Department is issuing a warning about a spike in sexually transmitted disease cases. In a Facebook post on Monday, the department highlighted some alarming statistics. More than 1,000 new STD cases have been reported this year, including nearly 700 cases of chlamydia. Fifteen new cases of HIV have also been reported. The health department says there are three initials to remember: GYT–get yourself tested.

  • Des Moines Police Chief’s Brother Victim of Fatal Sac County Accident

    SAC COUNTY, Iowa  —  The brother of Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert was killed in a car accident in Sac County on Monday. The Iowa State Patrol says Deon Wingert was driving on County Road N28 when he drifted into a ditch. The impact rolled his Jeep and Wingert was thrown from the sun roof even though he was wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Des Moines Police Department says it is doing everything possible to […]

  • Hope Ministries Taking Reservations for Easter Meal Deliveries

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  With Easter just around the corner, a Des Moines charity is getting ready to cook some holiday meals. Hope Ministries says Easter is one of their “big three” holidays each year, along with Christmas and Thanksgiving. The organization plans to deliver more than 1,600 dinners around on metro on Easter Day. To reserve one for yourself, a loved one, or someone else in need, a request needs to be made before next Monday. “We want to help […]

  • Des Moines Singer Moving Ahead After ‘The Voice’ Battle Round

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Des Moines native is moving on in a national singing competition. Sharane Calister won her battle on The Voice on Monday night by singing Shawn Mendes’ song “Mercy.” Calister stopped by the Channel 13 studio before the episode aired, but could not reveal whether she was moving forward. Her coach, Alicia Keys, said there is more inside of Sharane that she wants to see. The battle rounds continue on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on Channel 13.

  • Wreckage of Warship The Five Sullivan Brothers Served On Discovered

    A deep-sea discovery is providing answers to a more than 75 year old mystery about the final resting place of Iowa’s Five Sullivan Brothers. The wreckage of the USS Juneau, the U.S. Navy warship on which all Five Sullivan Brothers served and died, has been found in the South Pacific Ocean. KWWL reports the Five Sullivan Brothers, of Waterloo, enlisted together to serve their country following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The brothers requesting to serve on the same ship following their […]

  • Des Moines School Board to Consider Resolution on Gun Control, Arming Teachers

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines School Board members will consider a resolution Tuesday night that calls on Congress to take strict measures on assault weapons and opposes arming teachers. The resolution states, “There is no reason based on any viable research to suggest that adding guns into a school setting or arming teachers would prevent these acts of violence. ” The resolution proposes extending the perimeter of gun-free school zones, funding programs to educate students and families about the […]

  • Crews Pull More Cats From Des Moines Home, Others Still Living Inside

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Animal Control officers are still working to rescue animals from a home in Des Moines. Last week, a strange odor call led police to a house on Morton Avenue filled with waste and cats both dead and alive. On Monday, the Animal Rescue League pulled five more living felines from the home. This brings the total to 32 living and 17 deceased cats removed. The ARL says it is attempting to capture two more cats that are currently living in the […]

  • Nancy Pelosi to Headline Polk County Democrats’ Annual Dinner

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  Polk County Democrats are rolling out a big name for their annual spring dinner. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will headline this year’s event on May 6th in Des Moines. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased here.

  • Help Kids Stay Active With Ankeny’s ‘Play it Forward’ Drive

    ANKENY, Iowa  —  The City of Ankeny is helping kids stay active with proper sports gear this spring. Starting on Monday, the community is invited to participate in the Parks and Rec Department’s third annual Play it Forward event. The city is asking for donations of gently used and new sporting equipment. Children in need can come and pick out items to take home at the end of the month. “That’s the best part, when we see families come in and […]

  • Lead Shot Illegal on All Story County Public Grounds

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Story County Conservation Board is outlawing the use of lead shot for hunting on all public grounds. The measure was approved last week. Only non-toxic ammunition will be allowed on public grounds, including  … Including Doolittle Prairie. The Iowa DNR already prohibits the use of lead shot on state land, and it has been illegal on federal lands for the last 27 years. Ingesting even a small amount of lead shot can be lethal to wild animals. This […]

  • New Search Warrants Reportedly Filed in 1995 Disappearance of Mason City News Anchor

    MASON CITY, Iowa  —  Authorities in Mason City have reportedly filed new search warrants in the investigation into the disappearance of former TV news anchor Jodi Huisentruit, according to KMIT News 3. The anchor disappeared in June 1995 and hasn’t been seen since. Police are reportedly seeking GPS data from two vehicles owned by John Vansice, an acquaintance of Huisentruit’s who has long been considered a person of interest in the case.