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COLFAX, Iowa – A Jasper County man is now facing charges for a standoff in Colfax over the weekend. Fifty-five-year-old Paul Deaton is charged with domestic assault with a weapon, first-degree harassment, and interference with official acts. The charges are misdemeanors. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says the standoff began around 10:21 a.m. Saturday after a 911 call was received about a domestic disturbance involving a firearm on S. Montgomery St. in Colfax. Deaton’s family members were able to exit […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are releasing more information on an accident involving a dump truck that critically injured a Mitchellville man in downtown Des Moines last week. The accident happened on January 22nd around 11:14 a.m. at 8th Street and Grand Avenue. According to Des Moines police, 50-year-old Michael Monkmeier was crossing 8th Street in the crosswalk when he was struck by a dump truck turning northbound on to 8th Street from westbound Grand Avenue. The driver of the […]
OSKALOOSA, Iowa – An Oskaloosa man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder after police say he stabbed two people early Thursday morning. Officers with the Oskaloosa Police Department were called to the 1000 block of S 4th just before 4:30 a.m. on a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a female suffering from critical stab wounds to the head and neck. During their investigation into the stabbing, police say a call came in about a fight […]
POLK COUNTY, Iowa – A Polk City man is now charged with homicide by vehicle following a crash that killed an Ankeny man back in November of 2019. Fifty-one-year-old Aaron Lehman is charged with homicide by vehicle-reckless driving as well as traffic violations in the fatal crash that killed 55-year-old Tracy Gugger. The crash happened on the 13000 block of NW 16th Street on Nov. 25th. Investigators say Lehman was traveling 20 miles over the posted speed limit of 55 […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines are hoping the public can help them locate a missing person who hasn’t been since Friday. According to the Des Moines Police Department’s Facebook page, 18-year-old Abdullahi “Abdi” Sharif was last seen at Merle Hay Mall on the evening of January 17th. Family members and police have been trying to locate him but have been unsuccessful. Police say Sharif is about 5’4” and weighs 120 pounds. He was last seen wearing a […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – A fire at the Capital Square building in downtown Des Moines forced an evacuation Thursday morning and left behind damage from flames, smoke, and water. A call from the fire alarm system at the 400 Locust Ave. building came in at 7:37 a.m., according to Lt. Rick Thomas. Fire crews arrived just a few minutes later and discovered a fire on the third floor in an open room. The fire had spread to a second room […]
A recent Iowa hot-topic story landed one of our own on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The Comedy Central news satire show aired a clip of Channel 13’s Maria Lisignoli Wednesday, as she reported on a Kansas man who is asking a judge to settle his custody and financial issues with his ex-wife in an Iowa court through “trial by combat.” Check out the clip below, the story with Maria in it starts about 1:47 into the video:
DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa’s Attorney General is throwing his support behind Joe Biden’s candidacy for president. The Biden campaign announced Tom Miller’s endorsement Monday morning, including a statement from the Iowan about Biden’s previous experience as Vice President to Barack Obama and his ability to defeat President Donald Trump in the election. The Democrat said, in part, ““I’m supporting Joe Biden for many reasons – but most importantly, I know to my core that Joe is a man of […]
COLO, Iowa — The family of an elderly couple found dead in their home this week as a result of a murder-suicide has released a statement, saying they believe depression over health problems and finances led to the deaths of 79-year-old Richard Davis and 78-year-old Charlotte Davis. The Davis’ were discovered deceased in their Colo home Wednesday morning by a family member. Capt. Nicholas Lennie with the Story County Sheriff’s Office confirms its investigation indicates Richard Davis shot his wife […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – The trial of a man accused of shooting a Des Moines mother and her two children to death has been continued until April. Court documents filed Thursday show the murder trial of Marvin Escobar-Orellana has been moved to April 27 because the parties need more time to complete discovery in the case. The trial had been set to start on January 29th. Escobar-Orellana is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Rossibeth […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman is serving 30 days in jail after she pleaded guilty in the brutal beating of her dog. Court records show Yelena Barr pleaded guilty to one count of animal neglect on January 6th. She was immediately sentenced and began serving her time. She will also have to pay court fees and a fine. The criminal complaint says an animal control officer was dispatched to Barr’s apartment building at 1000 Murphy Street in […]