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DES MOINES, Iowa – A beloved Blank Park Zoo animal has been euthanized because of several age-related health problems. The zoo announced the death of 21-year-old giraffe Zuri Thursday morning. According to a news release, Zuri suffered from chronic health conditions related to her age and was humanely euthanized Wednesday. “Zuri was loved by all. She was always eager to interact with keepers,” said Kayla Freeman, large mammal supervisor. “Zuri made a lasting impact on staff and guests through the […]
Iowans are well-known for their love of Busch Light beer — even the brew’s maker calls Iowa “the unofficial capital of Busch Light” — and now an Iowa couple could get the best wedding gift ever. Busch beer is looking to be the official sponsor of a wedding. The company is holding a contest where one couple will win a unique wedding experience including plenty of Busch beer and a pile of cash — $25,000. The pair will also have […]
POLK COUNTY, Iowa – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of a body that was pulled from the Des Moines River last weekend. According to a news release sent out Thursday morning, the body is that of 40-year-old Michael D. Sutton. Sutton’s body was discovered in the river Saturday morning around 8:20 near the Vandalia boat ramp. Emergency workers recovered the body. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Polk County Medical Examiner are investigating the incident. […]
Wednesday, we learned the Missouri State Trooper who was operating the boat when a Clive man went overboard and drowned at Lake of the Ozarks in 2014 could get his law enforcement license back. Trooper Anthony Piercy was behind the wheel, driving to shore to give 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson a breath test when Ellingson fell overboard. An investigation showed Piercy was driving too fast and failed to secure Ellingson’s life vest so the state revoked his license. Wednesday, a judge […]
ANKENY, Iowa — Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a chase Wednesday morning that began in Story County and ended in Polk County. Forty-one-year-old Haitham Abdel Majid of Iowa Falls was booked into the Polk County Jail at the conclusion of the chase. He is facing two counts of assault on a police officer, one count of reckless driving, one count of improper use of lanes, and one count of failure to maintain a safety belt. He could face […]
ALLEMAN, Iowa — One person is dead after falling from a television tower in Alleman Wednesday morning. Emergency crews were called to 14723 NW 2nd St. around 10:50 a.m. on a report that someone had fallen from the KDSM tower. Lt. Heath Osberg with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office confirms a tower worker who was doing repairs fell to the ground. Two employees for PCI Communications, out of Texas, were conducting repairs at around 1,000 feet when one of them […]
ADAIR, Iowa — The National Weather Service has confirmed the deadly storm that ripped through the Adair area early Wednesday morning did spawn a tornado. Crews from the NWS were on scene and surveyed the damage caused by the storm Wednesday morning to determine whether it was done by a tornado, microburst, or straight-line winds. They’ve determined it was a tornado and at a news conference Wednesday morning they said the tornado was an EF-2 tornado. There were max wind […]
ADAIR, Iowa — A thunderstorm that rolled through the Adair area early Wednesday morning spawned a reported tornado that is being blamed for the death of 74-year-old Linda Brownlee. Seventy-eight-year-old Harold Brownlee was also severely injured. The reported tornado blew through the area southeast of Adair, tearing through the Brownlees’ farmstead. A few other residences and outbuildings nearby suffered damage as well. The National Weather Service will survey the damage Wednesday to determine whether it was a tornado, microburst, or […]
ADAIR, Iowa – One person has been killed and another injured in a reported tornado that touched down early Wednesday morning just south of Adair near the Adair and Guthrie county border. The National Weather Service says there was a report of a tornado around 1:33 a.m. A team from the NWS will assess the damage Wednesday to determine whether it was from a tornado or straight-line winds. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call at […]
JOHNSTON, Iowa – A new trial date has been set for a Johnston woman charged in connection with the death of a child she was responsible for at her unlicensed daycare. Forty-seven-year-old Trina Mazza is facing charges of child endangerment resulting in death and operating an unlicensed daycare. Investigators say the charges stem from the death of an 18-month-old child Mazza was caring for at her in-home daycare. The child was found unresponsive at the daycare on Feb. 15th and […]
ANKENY, Iowa — An Ankeny man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl and recording the abuse. Twenty-year-old Robert Shields is being held in the Polk County Jail on one count of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. According to online court documents, the charges stem from an incident at an Ankeny residence on January 21st. Shields is accused of performing sex acts on a 14-year-old girl and making a video […]