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  • Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of Stepfather

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman charged in the shooting death of her stepfather last month was in court Monday morning for her arraignment hearing. Twenty-nine-year-old Sera Alexander pleaded not guilty to first degree murder in the death of 49-year-old Anthony Hartmann. Police say she admitted to shooting Hartmann on May 8th when he came to the home to collect some of his belongings. Alexander’s mother, Susan Hartmann, said her daughter was unaware a previous restraining order against […]

  • Altoona Approves Sale of Fireworks but Bans Use Within City Limits

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Another metro city is adding its name to the list of places where you can’t set off fireworks. The city of Altoona is the latest to put a ban on setting off fireworks within city limits. The new ordinance went into effect on June 22nd. On June 19th the Altoona city council approved the sale of fireworks within the city from June 1st until July 8th and December 10th through January 3rd. Despite the move, people will […]

  • Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Weekend Accident

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a serious accident that sent a man to the hospital over the weekend. It happened after 8:00 Saturday night at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Park Street. Police say the 64-year-old man was walking across the street when a pickup truck hit him. The victim was rushed to Methodist Medical Center. There is not yet word on his condition or whether the driver of the truck will be charged.

  • Arraignment Monday for Woman Charged in Stepfather’s Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman accused of murdering her stepfather will be back in court Monday. Sera Alexander is set to be arraigned in the death of 49-year-old Anthony Hartmann last month. Police say Alexander admitted to shooting Hartmann at home when he came to collect some of his belongings. Sera’s mother Susan Hartmann claims Sera did not know a restraining order against Anthony was no longer in effect at the time of the shooting Court records […]

  • Milkweed and Monarchs

    Milkweed is crucial to the survival of the monarch butterfly.  Learn about the organizations working with farmers to convert land back to monarch habitat without disrupting agricultural production.  

  • FACEOFF: Jok vs Morris, Barnstormers Season Ends, Schwarber, Naz the Globetrotter

    Sears and Admire talk Naz Mitrou-Long being drafted by the Globetrotters, Peter Jok and Monte Morris, Schwarber coming to Des Moines, and Derek Carr’s crazy contract.

  • Barnstormers Season Comes to an End

    SIOUX FALLS – The Iowa Barnstormers lost in the United Conference Championship Saturday night 66-32 to Sioux Falls. Iowa finishes the season 13-4, the most wins in franchise history. The Storm are the 6-time defending champs.

  • Schwarber Heading to Des Moines

    CHICAGO – Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber has struggled all season in Chicago, and is now being sent to Triple A Iowa with the ICubs. Schwarber is expected to join the ICubs on Monday when they start an 8 game home-stand with New Orleans. Schwarber is hitting just .171 this season with the big Cubs.  Kyle last played in Iowa in 2015.

  • Strong Winds Topple Semi on Mile Long Bridge

    SAYLORVILLE LAKE, Iowa – A semi driver had some scary moments Thursday night when his truck flipped on its side on the Mile Long Bridge. The truck was crossing the bridge over Saylorville Lake on Highway 415 Thursday night just after 10:00 p.m. when the vehicle tipped over on to one of the guardrails. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says there was a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect at the time of the accident and crosswinds blew the vehicle over. […]

  • Monte Morris Drafted by Denver Nuggets

    BROOKLYN, New York — The NBA draft Thursday night picked up just one player from the state of Iowa. Former Iowa State University star Monte Morris was drafted in the second round by the Denver Nuggets. He was the 51st pick in the draft. Morris is the winningest player in Iowa State history, with 100 career victories. He’s also the 38th former Cyclone to be drafted into the NBA. Morris becomes the fifth player and third point guard that Iowa […]

  • Iowa School Unaware of Tax Issue, Loses Playground in Tax Sale

    ZEARING, Iowa — Summer is here but one of the most popular places to play in Zearing is off limits. The Colo-Nesco School District is without its playground. The school district paid $12,000 for the land four years ago and now they might have to pay another $50,000 to get it back. The district’s superintendent says they were unaware the property had $248 in unpaid taxes due when they bought it. Because of the tax issue, the land was then […]

  • Roller Crimping and Farming

    Find out how Roller Crimping can assist farmers control their weeds problems, and in turn help the environment and food safety.