• Development for a downtown Hy-Vee, set to be constructed on a city-owned parking lot at 420 Court Ave., has businesses upset after a parking garage addition was removed from the plans (Photo Courtesy: Knapp Properties)

    City Defends Downtown Hy-Vee Plans, Says Parking Won’t Be an Issue

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Some downtown businesses are urging city officials to “pump the brakes” and reconsider where the proposed downtown Hy-Vee will be located, citing concerns over a lack of parking options near Court Avenue as is. However, Assistant City Manager Matt Anderson says the city has looked closely at the issue, and believes […]

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    Winter Can Be Rough For Allergy Sufferers

      WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — You might find yourself sniffling and sneezing long after the leaves fall. Winter can actually be the worst time for some allergy sufferers. Trips to the doctor used to be common for Jennifer Carlson. She says, “I just kept getting colds that turned into sinus infections. And, they were […]

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    Guests Fined for Leaving Review of ‘Filthy, Dirty Rotten’ Hotel on TripAdvisor

    BLACKPOOL, England — When a couple left scathing comments on a travel review website that a hotel in northern England they had stayed at was a “filthy, dirty rotten stinking hovel,” they thought no more about it. But Tony and Jan Jenkinson were shocked later to see an extra £100 ($156) added to their credit […]

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    Keystone Bill Dies in the Senate — For Now

    The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend — embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. The vote could just be a speedbump for the Keystone project, with Republicans ready to try again — with much better odds of […]

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    NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson Without Pay for Season

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson learned Tuesday he will be suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 NFL season, according to an NFL statement. Peterson intends to appeal. Peterson will not be reinstated before April 15 because he violated the league’s personal conduct policy “in an incident of […]

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    More Barbaric ISIS Videos Expected After Kassig’s Death

    For the fifth time this year, ISIS has flaunted its savagery by posting a video about a Westerner’s beheading. This time, it was the family of American hostage Peter Kassig that received the horrific news. But the video that purportedly shows the aftermath of Kassig’s beheading is different from the other videos — and shows […]

  • Roosevelt High School students ask Hubbell Elementary School students for help in their canned food drive Friday at a pep rally (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Roosevelt High School Teams Up with Feeder Schools to Fight Hunger

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s the time of year for canned-food drives and charitable spirits, and students at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines are hoping to see a larger donation from their annual hunger drive this year, with the help of some younger members of the community. Roosevelt High School is teaming up with […]

  • This city-owned parking lot at 420 Court Ave. will be the site for a new downtown Hy-Vee and apartment complex, expected to be completed by developers in spring 2016 (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Downtown Hy-Vee Expected to Break Ground Spring 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Downtown Des Moines residents eager for a cheaper and more-expansive grocery option won’t have to wait much longer, city officials and planners say, as long, drawn-out plans to develop a Hy-Vee along Court Avenue are expected to come to fruition next spring. “It’s been the number-one desired amenity of all the […]

  • The state-appointed Commercial Air Service Expansion & Retention Committee talks ways to expand and improve the airports across Iowa Wednesday (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Expansion of Iowa Airports Discussed in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – State officials are looking at ways to improve, expand, and retain the airports across the state of Iowa, sharing ideas and frustrations in a meeting at the Des Moines International Airport Wednesday. The Commercial Air Service Expansion and Retention Committee was formed as a result of a bill passed by the […]

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    Watch: Rosetta Probe Lands on Comet 317 Million Miles Away

    LONDON, England — Touchdown! The Philae probe has landed on the surface of a comet, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Wednesday. It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet. Led by ESA with a consortium of partners including NASA, scientists on the Rosetta mission hope to […]

  • Jayda Canada died just a week after her 5th birthday.

    Des Moines Police Investigate 5-Year-Old’s Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating the death of a little girl, and they say charges could be filed in the case. Jayda Canada died just one week after her fifth birthday. Family members called paramedics to  her mother’s apartment on Second Avenue in Des Moines on October 7. Police immediately responded […]

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    Autopsy Report of Iowa State Student Completed

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The autopsy results in the death of an Iowa State University student are now in the hands of prosecutors. Twenty-year-old Tong Shao was reported missing on September 17th, nine days after she was last seen by friends. The search ended on September 26th when her body was found in the trunk […]