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  • Family of Man Killed by Des Moines Police Officer Files Lawsuit

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Family of an unarmed Des Moines man fatally shot by a police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city. The Des Moines Register reports the Bolinger family alleges that Officer Vanessa Miller deprived Ryan Keith Bolinger, 28, of his constitutional rights after shooting him through her squad car window the night of June 9. The Bolinger’s attorney, Brett Beattie, filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa on […]

  • Trump Barring The Des Moines Register From Campaign Event

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Register has been denied press credentials to a Donald Trump event on Saturday. The Register reports that their political columnist Kathie Obradovich was informed Friday that she had been denied a credential to the event. In a phone call with Obradovich, Trump’s national campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said that the Register was being excluded from the event because of an editorial published by the Register earlier in the week. The editorial, published online Monday […]

  • Iowa Soldier Returns to Iraq Alone to Fight ISIS

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa National Guard soldier is back in Iraq to help fight ISIS, alone. The Des Moines Register reports, Ryan O’Leary, 28, or West Des Moines returned to Iraq last month.  This is his third time going to fight. O’Leary previously served with the Iowa National Guard, with authority from the U.S. Army. However, this time he’s volunteering on his own. He is working to help train the Kurdish army of northern Iraq. He hopes the training will help them […]

  • Iowa Poll: Walker Maintains Popularity with 7-point Lead

    Scott Walker’s popularity streak in Iowa is real: He’s seven percentage points ahead of his nearest competition in the presidential horse race here, chased by a tight pack of four in a clear top tier: Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee, according to the Des Moines Register. Marco Rubio lags in a single-digit scrum, but a deeper look into the numbers shows that if Walker is the hare in Iowa, Rubio may be the tortoise, potentially positioned […]

  • Memorial Day Events Planned in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The following is a list of Memorial Day events planned in Iowa on Monday, according to the Des Moines Register, as compiled using information provided by the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs: JOHNSTON: Iowa Gold Star Museum, open 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7105 N.W. 70th Ave. at Camp Dodge. AMES: Parade and program, 10:30-11 a.m. for parade, parade route begins at Ames City Hall, Fifth Street and Clark Avenue, and ends at Ames Municipal Cemetery, […]

  • More Guilty Pleas in Synthetic Marijuana Investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two operators of a Des Moines convenience store pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to selling synthetic drugs. The Des Moines Register reports Sarbpreet “Mike” Singh, 39, and Sandeep Kaur, 33, both of Waukee, pleaded guilty to money laundering (planning or financing transaction) and possession of imitation controlled substances (manufacture/deliver imitation controlled substances). As part of the plea deal, the state agreed to not seek an enhanced single penalty in the money laundering offense and to […]

  • Scary Moment at Iowa Speedway: Driver Struck in Helmet

    NEWTON, Iowa – A frightening sequence of events occurred in Saturday’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Iowa Speedway, but fortunately the only thing seriously injured was the No. 55 Chevrolet driven by Jamie Dick, the Des Moines Register reports. A piece of metal sailed into Dick’s car — either through the windshield or side window, he said — and struck his helmet after it flew from the No. 4 Chevy of Ross Chastain that was likely traveling well over […]

  • Court Rules in Favor of Former H.S. Football Player in Head Injury Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A jury has awarded a former Bedford High School football player nearly $1 million in a case involving the school’s response to his head injuries. The Des Moines Register reports Kacey Strough, now 18, had a pre-existing medical condition known as a “cavernous malformation” — abnormally formed blood vessels in his brain — that bled after he suffered a head injury but was allowed to keep practicing and playing, said his attorney, Tom Slater. The case […]

  • Des Moines Rollover Crash Kills 17-Year-Old

    DES MOINES, Iowa – An Altoona teenager died after his car struck a debris pile and rolled at least twice, police say. The Des Moines Register reports that Mitchell Garrison, 17, was found inside a vehicle that had rolled onto its hood around 5:40 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a Des Moines police news release. Officers arrived at Highway 5 just west of Southeast 14th Street to find the single vehicle rollover. Garrison was transported to Iowa Methodist Hospital in […]

  • Report: Charges Pending in Multi-Vehicle I-80 Crash

    Charges are pending following a crash late Friday afternoon along Interstate 80 that injured at least 32 people and left two in critical condition, Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Public Safety, said Saturday, according to the Des Moines Register. The incident involved at least five vehicles, according to a crash report released Saturday by the Iowa State Patrol. The injuries occurred after a semi driven by Fedir Maftei, 59, of Portland, Ore., rear ended a […]

  • Guilty Plea from Des Moines Store Owner in Synthetic Marijuana Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The owner of two stores police caught selling a harmful synthetic drug pleaded guilty Thursday to money laundering and possession with intent to deliver charges. According to the Des Moines Register Bunny Nat, 36, of Waukee quietly told Judge Lawrence McLellan that he had “made a mistake” during his plea hearing on Thursday at the Polk County Courthouse. Nat owned Nat Food Mart, 3804 Hubbell Ave., and Nat’s Liquor Grocery, 1443 2nd Ave., which were both […]

  • Police Call Off Pursuit As High-Speed Chase Reaches Downtown Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A man in a white sedan led police on a short high-speed chase that started on the south side of Des Moines early Tuesday morning, the Des Moines Register reported. At about 12:30 a.m. police say a squad car made a turn near Southwest 9th Street and Maxwelton Drive behind the sedan, and the suspect driver sped away. The driver headed northbound, reaching speeds of over 80 miles per hour, police say. Officers called off the […]