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I’m a graduate of Buena Vista University but grew up in northeast Iowa and spent my summers in northern Minnesota. I love spending time outdoors and playing for the Des Moines Women’s Rugby Club.
July 19, 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of a tornado outbreak that caused devastating damage to multiple central Iowa communities. Take a look back at some of the stories, photos, and videos from our coverage. These drone photos show the scope of the damage caused in Marshalltown.
POLK COUNTY, Iowa — The man accused of murdering a mother and her two children in Des Moines claims the woman killed her kids and he only shot her in self-defense. Marvin Escobar-Orellana is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. He made his first appearance in jail court Thursday morning in Polk County. Criminal complaints in the case say Escobar-Orellana admitted to police that he shot 29-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez but claimed he did so in self-defense after she had […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — More details are being released by Des Moines police about a triple homicide that was discovered in the Cheatom Park neighborhood late Tuesday night and police say there is no threat to the community. Police were called to the residence at 1003 Day Street just after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night after someone called to report three people were found deceased. When officers arrived, they found the bodies of a female child, a male child, and a […]
AMES, Iowa – Matt Campbell is adding two familiar faces to his staff at Iowa State. Former football players Joel Lanning and Kyle Kempt will join the Cyclones’ staff as quality control assistants, Campbell announced Wednesday. Lanning, a 2017 First-Team All-American linebacker and 2018 Iowa State Gary Thompson Male Athlete of the Year, will help with the defense. Kempt, who was a 2017 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 quarterback, will assist with the offense. “Joel and Kyle are two of the […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – Police arrested a man following a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle that ended when the suspect crashed into two utility poles early Wednesday morning. A Des Moines police officer attempted to pull over a car in the 1500 block of University Avenue just before 1:00 a.m. after noticing the vehicle was stolen, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek. The driver took off and led police on a high-speed chase that ended in the 1800 block of […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – A one-vehicle crash has blocked traffic on a portion of Ingersoll Avenue as well as cutting power to the surrounding neighborhood. The accident happened around 7:00 a.m. in the 3300 block of Ingersoll Avenue, in front of Jesse’s Embers. Police say a westbound SUV hit a utility pole and knocked it down. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the 70-year-old male driver had multiple health issues and the accident appears to be […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – The woman accused in a hit and run accident that killed a Des Moines 19-year-old was visible on police body cam footage at the scene but never identified herself to officers, according to court documents in the case. Alexandria Newton, 23, is charged with homicide by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death in connection with the crash that killed Kevin Truong early Thursday morning. Police say the crash happened at the […]
MARION COUNTY, Iowa – A Knoxville man drowned on July 4th while swimming at Lake Red Rock. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says a 911 call came in at 6:12 p.m. Thursday from the North Overlook Beach at Lake Red Rock. The caller told dispatchers a man was swimming outside the designated swimming area when he went under the water and didn’t resurface. Emergency crews responding to the scene found 27-year-old Tyson Te Aundre Marshall about 20 minutes later. He […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines nineteen-year-old is dead after a crash in the Drake neighborhood early Thursday morning and police are still looking for a driver who fled the scene. Police officers were called to the intersection of MLK Parkway and Clark Street around 2:51 a.m. on a report of an accident, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek. Police say evidence found at the scene shows Kevin Truong, of Des Moines, was traveling east on Clark Street in a […]
ALTOONA, Iowa – Adventureland’s newest roller coaster is making its debut this Fourth of July. “The Phoenix” is a roller coaster that features cars that can spin a full 360 degrees. The coaster can also reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour. The amusement park announced the new feature in December of 2018 and construction began in February of this year. The roller coaster had been scheduled to open in June but was delayed slightly. It’s estimated the new […]
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – An officer-involved shooting in West Des Moines Wednesday night has left one person dead. A news release from the West Des Moines Police Department says officers were called to 1036 Woodland Park Drive just before 8:30 p.m. after dispatch received a 911 call about a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived on the scene and were confronted by an adult male who had a weapon. Shots were fired shortly after. The suspect was injured in the shooting […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – One person is dead after a crash in the Drake neighborhood early Thursday morning and Des Moines police are still looking for a driver who fled the scene. Police officers were called to the intersection of MLK Parkway and Clark Street around 2:51 a.m. on a report of an accident, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek. When officers arrived, they learned an SUV and a passenger car had collided in the intersection. The driver of the passenger […]