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  • Iowa Attorney General Joining Battle Against Opioid Crisis

    IOWA  —  Iowa is joining the call for drug manufacturers to be held accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. Attorney General Tom Miller joined 38 other state attorneys general in asking lawmakers to pass stiffer penalties for opioid producers. They argue manufacturers have a duty to prevent drugs from entering the illicit market and those who fail to report suspicious transactions or maintain effective controls should face steeper penalties.

  • Iowan Charged for Allegedly Helping Hide South Carolina Parents Who Abducted Daughter

    IOWA  —  An Iowa woman is now charged for allegedly helping a pair of South Carolina parents who abducted their daughter. Last week, William and Jessica Ray were arrested in Decorah. Police say they abducted their two-year-old daughter Dakota and were possibly on their way to Minnesota. Along the way, though, they were seen at an Iowa clinic and later caught after being spotted leaving Walmart in Decorah. Police say they had help in their attempt to evade authorities. Tami Linne, a 56-year-old […]

  • Des Moines City Council Approves EMC Expansion

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Des Moines City Council approved EMC Insurance’s expansion proposal on Monday, which may have determined the fate of the Kaleidoscope Building. EMC is trading the Kaleidoscope at The Hub to Blackbird Investment Group in exchange for the land that was once the downtown Younkers building. The Younkers building was under renovation when it caught fire and was destroyed in 2014. EMC now plans to expand its offices onto the location. Blackbird plans to tear down a portion […]

  • Governor Reynolds Proclaims ‘Maddie Poppe Day’ in Honor of Iowa Singer in ‘American Idol’ Finals

    IOWA  —  The top three American Idol finalists will soon learn if they won the entire singing competition–and an Iowan is among the contestants. Clarksville native Maddie Poppe has a shot to win it all, and she is already the first Iowan to ever make it to the finals. Poppe and two other competitors sang three songs each during Sunday night’s competition. Katy Perry was impressed with Poppe’s performance, saying she had her vote. Fans were allowed to vote until 8 […]

  • Des Moines City Council to Vote on Increasing Ambulance Fees

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Des Moines City Council is set to vote Monday night on a plan to increase the rates for services provided by EMTs. The cost of basic support–showing up when called– will increase from $575 to $595. Advanced life support level one–providing basic treatment–will increase by $131, and advanced life support level two, which includes using a defibrillator, chest compressions, and more, will nearly double in price to $1,023. The council says the rates are in line with […]

  • Hose Management Training Helps Des Moines Firefighters Improve Skills

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines firefighters are sharpening their skills. Every firefighter in the department is undergoing hose management training at their headquarters on Dean Avenue. Firefighters set up a water supply, then ran a hose up three stories. Lieutenant Chris Bolten says carrying a hose is demanding work and training is essential to handling high-stress situations. “Just to make sure we are on the same page, everyone deploying the same way. And getting the experience. There’s not as many firefighters […]

  • Gas Prices on the Rise, Could Affect Summer Travel

    IOWA  —  Gas prices continue to rise and could impact summer travel plans. Gasoline website gasbuddy.com says the average retail gasoline prices in Des Moines rose 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week. The average price is now $3.10 per gallon as of Sunday, and the national average is $2.92. An annual survey conducted by gasbuddy.com predicts summer travel will plunge as a result of the high price of gas. While 58% of respondents said they still plan to […]

  • Groundbreaking for New Metro Child Care Center

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Three new child care centers are on the way to the metro to help ease the child care deficiency. Officials broke ground for New Horizon Academy on Monday morning in West Des Moines at 9040 University Avenue. The Minneapolis-based company plans to open three new centers in the metro, starting with the one in Des Moines at 450 Southwest 9th Street. Then they’ll open centers in West Des Moines and then Johnston. The centers should have […]

  • Murphy’s Law: The Milani Mile

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Keith Murphy says Southeast Polk’s Sydney Milani just turned in one of the greatest accomplishments by an Iowa High School athlete ever: the Milani Mile.

  • I THINK: Tweet From ISU Football Coach Another Example to be Careful on Social Media

    Social media can be great, but can also lead to many mistakes and inappropriate posts.  An Iowa State football coach made a social media mistake earlier this month. John Sears has more.

  • Sydney Milani Makes History on Final Day of State Track

    DES MOINES – The final day of the state track meet saw more records fall, a visit from mother nature, and a historic performance from SE Polk Senior Sydney Milani. Milani became the first person to ever win the 100, 200, 400, and 800 in the same meet.  She also set new all-time records in the 100, 200, and 400.  The greatest track season in Iowa high school history. The Waukee girls dominated en-route to a 3-peat.  Warriors scored 122 […]

  • Ames Officer Accused of Not Collecting Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigation

    AMES, Iowa  —  An Iowa State University student has accused an Ames police officer of failing to collect evidence during the investigation into her alleged sexual assault. According to the Des Moines Register, the former graduate student said she was assaulted in mid-February after a stranger lead her out AJ’s Ultra Lounge. The woman claims Ames police officer Scott Clewell requested security footage from the bar, but from the wrong night. She says this mistake allowed the footage from the time of […]