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    I Think: The Role of Sports in Relationship With My Dad

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    Murphy’s Law: LeBron Has Done Everything Right After a Few PR Blunders

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    Man Arrested After Urbandale Police Chase Interrupts Little League Baseball Game

    JOHNSTON, Iowa — A police chase in the metro interrupted a little league baseball game Sunday afternoon. Urbandale police chased a man who drove his car into the Lew Clarkson Little League fields parking lot in Johnston around 3:30 p.m. Witnesses say the chase was not high speed but when it came to a stop, police drew their guns. Police say the pursuit began after the driver violated a no contact order at a house nearby. The man was arrested and no […]

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    Des Moines Police Investigating Shooting at South Side Bar

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting at a south side bar that left one man injured. The shooting happened at the W Ultra Lounge & Grill in the 500 block of Indianola Avenue just before 4 a.m. Witnesses say a man was shot in the leg. A short time later, the man showed up at an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities. No arrests have been made in the […]

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    Des Moines Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash After Fleeing from Police

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A motorcyclist has died after he crashed while fleeing from police on Saturday night. At approximately 9:45 p.m., a Des Moines Police Department officer tried to stop Vincent Quang, 25, of Des Moines for a traffic violation by the intersection of 14th Street and High Street. Quang proceeded to pull off the roadway into a store parking lot and indicated he was stopping for the officer. However, he then accelerated quickly out of the parking lot and fled […]

  • Crews Continue Search for Man Who Went Missing in Des Moines River

    Authorities Continue Search for Man Who Went Missing in Des Moines River

    WEBSTER COUNTY, Iowa — The search and rescue efforts by authorities continue for a man missing in the Des Moines River. Webster County officials say a 23-year-old man was last seen in the river near Lehigh just before 6 a.m. Sunday. Since that point, more than a dozen agencies have searched for him without any luck. Officials say several witnesses saw the man struggling to swim under the bridge. Once he went under water, he never resurfaced. “There are some rough rocks and timber […]

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    Iowa State Adds Tennessee Transfer

    AMES, Iowa — Fred Hoiberg was known for mixing transfers and high school recruits, and Steve Prohm is following suit. On Saturday, Prohm received a commitment from Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward. Kasongo started his career at JUCO Southern Idaho before playing last year in Knoxville. Kasongo will have to sit out the upcoming season but he will have two years of eligibility remaining in 2017. At Tennessee, he only played five minutes per game. Out of […]

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    Zach Johnson in Contention at US Open

    OAKMONT, PA – Iowa native and Drake alum Zach Johnson has never fared well at the US Open, but Zach is changing that this year.  Johnson sits at +1, tied for 8th. Round 3 was suspended because of darkness, Johnson has just 1 hole left to play. Shane Lowry leads at -5, 2 shots ahead of Andrew Landry.  Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Lee Westwood are all lurking at -2. Johnson’s best finish ever at the US Open is 30th. […]

  • Wonder of Words Festival Held at Western Gateway Park for Book Lovers

    Wonder of Words Festival Held at Western Gateway Park for Book Lovers

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A unique celebration for book lovers took place in the metro on Saturday. The Wonder of Words Festival was held at Western Gateway Park. The free event featured presentations and book signings from well-known local and New York Times best-selling authors. There were also workshops, book sales and entertainment for children. Organizers say it’s a unique chance for readers to connect with writers. “Our goal was to make sure we were not only celebrating the written […]

  • Community Comes Together for Juneteenth Celebration at Evelyn K. Davis Park

    Community Comes Together for Juneteenth Celebration at Evelyn K. Davis Park

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of Iowans celebrated their freedom at the Juneteenth celebration held at Evelyn K. Davis Park on Saturday. Juneteenth honors the official end of slavery which took place on June 19, 1865. Saturday’s event had plenty of food, fun and music while focusing on community unit. “It’s really just a time for us to all to come together, enjoy each other and it’s just something positive we have going on in the community,” said Dwana […]

  • Veterants March in Short Shorts to Raise Veteran Suicide Awarness

    Veterans March in Silkies to Raise Awareness for Veteran Suicide Prevention

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Dozens of veterans took advantage of Saturday’s nice weather by marching in silkies to raise awareness about veteran suicide prevention. Silkies are shorts Marines wear during physical training. The 12-mile hike started and ended at the State Capitol on Saturday. “The idea came from our President, Donny O’Mally. He thought that wearing silkies would really break down the barrier of the individual and open them up more to talk,” said organizer Roger George. “He was spot […]

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    Event Promises the ‘Ultimate Llama Weekend’ in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Prepare yourself for the “ultimate llama weekend.” The International Lama Registry is hosting its annual Gathering of Friends and Champions event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The event is hosting a number of family-friendly activities like a barnyard Olympics and youth auction, driving classes and different competitions. IRL is a nonprofit dedicated to maintaining a registry system and research services for llama owners. The Llama Futurity Association is co-hosting the event, which runs Friday through Sunday.


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