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    Des Moines Schools Employee Charged With Sexual Exploitation

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have arrested a Des Moines schools employee after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. Police charged school case manager Dena Konrad, 33, with two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Police say the Norwalk resident had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student over the summer. The family of the teen notified the school who in turn contacted Des Moines police. Konrad was booked into the Polk County Jail. She […]

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    Emergency Managers Unveil Alert Iowa

    DES MOINES, IOWA — A new tool was unveiled Tuesday to emergency managers across the state. “Alert Iowa” officially started at the 11th annual Iowa Homeland Security Conference. It allows county emergency management to contact people who subscribe to the system, or use the FEMA alert system called IPAWS to send messages to every cell phone in a select geographical area with voice messages sent to land lines. It will come in handy when severe weather hits. “This year we […]

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    Drake Student Barred From Campus After Threats

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A protection order is out against the Drake University student that admitted to threatening the campus with a mass shooting on social media. Michael Crisp, 18, was arrested last Friday. He faces a charge of first degree harassment. Des Moines police started looking into anonymous threats posted on the app Yik Yak. The message threatened “Columbine will look like child’s play”’ with the suspect going on to say he had access to “top tier guns.” The […]

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    Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Thousands more Iowans are working but that didn’t stop the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to rise slightly in September. The rate notched up from 4.5 percent in August to 4.6 percent last month. It’s still below the national average which is 5.9 percent. The director of Iowa Workforce Development Teresa Wahlert said employment in construction, health care, and finance are at or near record levels while global uncertainty has been affecting the state’s manufacturing sector. An […]

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    Suspect Claims Man Would Harm Kids During Pharmacy Robbery

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Four people have been arrested and charged in connection to a robbery at a Des Moines Walgreens. It happened at East 25th and Euclid, Monday around 4:00 a.m. A pharmacist said a woman came and told him a man had her children and would hurt them if she didn’t bring him a certain prescription painkiller. The pharmacist handed over six bottles with over 500 pills. That woman was later identified as Andrea Small. A witness saw […]

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    Terminally Ill Woman, 29, Reflects on Ending Her Life in 11 Days

    Brittany Maynard, the woman who has chosen November 1 as the day she will die, recently spoke to People and wrote a blog post expressing appreciation for the support she has received over the past few weeks. After her wedding in 2013, the 29-year-old began experiencing debilitating headaches. While vacationing with her husband in January, Brittany was diagnosed with grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. After the diagnosis, doctors said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: World Food Prize Emphasizes Smallholder Farmer Importance

    The world population is projected to increase by about a third by the middle of this century. With an expansion of the middle class around the world, farmers are going to need to grow more food with nearly the same land and inputs. At the World Food Prize last week, significant emphasis was placed on the role of smallholder farmers, who grow cash crops while subsistence farming, in meeting increasing food demand. Similarly, the U.S. State Department underscores the role […]

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    Des Moines Visit for Gabby Giffords

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be in Iowa Tuesday, but she’s not campaigning for any candidates. Giffords will be in Des Moines for a roundtable discussion on protecting women from gun violence. Giffords was shot in the head during an assassination attempt in her home state of Arizona in January of 2011. She resigned from Congress due to her injuries.

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    Firefighters Rescue Pets from Burning West Des Moines Home

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A fire caused $50,000 worth of damage to a house in West Des Moines Monday afternoon. Heavy smoke was pouring out of the window of a home on Seventh Street. The owner was already outside when fire crews arrived and had been able to get three dogs out of the home, but said several cats were still inside. Firefighters were able to rescue all but one of the cats. They treated some of the cats […]

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    Father Pulled Over Driving Laboring Wife to Hospital Ticketed

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Iowa – There’s an update to a story that went viral last week out of Calhoun County. A father who was pulled over and held at gunpoint has been ticketed for speeding his laboring wife to the hospital. Last Tuesday, Ben Kohnen was taking orders from his wife, despite seeing the emergency lights in his rear view mirror. His wife, Rachel, was in labor and thought she wasn’t going to make to the hospital in time to have […]

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    East High’s Senior Night Rescheduled, District Says IHSAA Made ‘Wrong Decision’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines East forfeit to Ames stands, so East must win at Sioux City North Friday to make the playoffs. The locked gates Friday meant East did not have its scheduled Senior Night, which is always a big deal for football players, cheerleaders, and band members — not to mention the parents. East will now honor the seniors this Thursday night at Williams Stadium. Sixty-six seniors will be honored beginning at 5:40 p.m. before the […]

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    Ames School Official Defends Decision to Bring Up ‘Security Concern’ Over Football Game

      DES MOINES, Iowa — Last week Ames High earned a victory and East High School a loss without even taking the football field. Now the two school districts are giving different accounts of what led up to the forfeit. Des Moines school officials say Ames officials told them they didn’t want to play in Des Moines after dark due to a threat of violence that the school was investigating. But Des Moines says that threat was unfounded. However the […]


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