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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.

Recent Articles
  • Fleur Drive to Re-Open Wednesday Afternoon

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The floodwaters of the Raccoon River are receding in Des Moines and that has crews with the city working to clean up roads that were closed due to flooding. The city now says Fleur Drive will open at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Crews from Des Moines Public Works began clearing the road of debris Tuesday in areas where the water had already gone down. Wednesday they continued their work and cleaned off a layer of thick mud […]

  • Fleur May Re-Open Thursday; Crews Clean Up as Floodwaters Recede

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The floodwaters of the Raccoon River are receding in Des Moines and that has crews with the city working to clean up closed roads – with the hope of opening Fleur Drive Thursday. Public Works Director Jonathan Gano says it looks as if the water will be off Fleur sometime Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. The river level has to drop to 16.5 feet before water is off the roadway. Current predictions from the National Weather […]

  • WATCH: Body Camera Video Shows Police Catching Kids From Third Floor of Des Moines Apartment Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police officers helped save several children from an apartment fire on Des Moines’ north side after they were tossed from the third floor to escape the flames. Lt. Rick Thomas with the Des Moines Fire Department says crews were called to the apartment building at 3720 MLK Jr. Parkway at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, officers from the Des Moines Police Department had already caught three children that people had dropped from a third-floor window. […]

  • Ankeny Officer Shoots Suspect in Car Wash Burglary

    ANKENY, Iowa – A burglary suspect was shot by an Ankeny police officer Tuesday morning after law enforcement responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a car wash. The Ankeny Police Department says officers were called to the Ankeny Auto Spa at 909 E. First Street around 4:00 a.m. When officers arrived they observed a door had been forced open and saw a male inside the building. Officers entered the business and confronted the masked suspect. The […]

  • 7 People from Des Moines Sentenced to Prison for Sex Trafficking Ring

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Seven members of a sex trafficking ring from Des Moines have been sentenced to federal prison. U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum of the Southern District of Iowa released the information Tuesday, along with details of two other people convicted in sex trafficking cases prosecuted by his office. All nine defendants were sentenced between January and March of 2019. Darren O. Coleman was sentenced to 25 years in prison after the court found he trafficked several adult women […]

  • UPDATE: Missing Woman with Dementia Reunited with Family

    UPDATE: Urbandale Police say Margeurite Patterson has been reunited with her family. They want to thank everyone who helped with the search. ORIGINAL Story: URBANDALE, Iowa – Police in Urbandale are searching for a woman with dementia who has been missing from her hotel room for hours. Officers were called to the Fairfield Inn and Suites at 8661 Plum Drive Monday morning on a report of a missing woman. They are searching for 62-year-old Marguerite Patterson. She was last seen […]

  • Des Moines Metro Floodwaters Receding Slowly

    DES MOINES, Iowa – River levels are falling slowly in the metro but there are some road closures still in effect, with the major closure being Fleur Drive. Des Moines’ Public Works Department closed the roadway between Bell Ave. and W. MLK Parkway last Thursday due to flooding from snowmelt and heavy rain. Water still covers the road and though the Raccoon River has already crested, the latest river level is still in the moderate flood stage at 19.17 feet […]

  • Police: Naked, Barking Man Stole SUV then Assaulted Des Moines Officers

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police arrested a naked man Friday morning they say stole a car and assaulted officers while he tried to escape. Twenty-nine-year-old Diamond Dolo is facing two counts of assault on a peace officer causing injury and two counts of first degree theft in the case. The incident began at 7:38 a.m. in the Beaverdale neighborhood. Sgt. Paul Parizek says police were called to the 3200 block of 30th Street after someone noticed a naked man, later […]

  • Vehicular Homicide Charges Filed After Passenger in Rollover Crash Dies

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A passenger who had been hospitalized in critical condition following a March 10th crash police say was caused by drunk driving has died — and the driver now faces vehicular homicide charges. Des Moines police say 18-year-old Alexis Cano succumbed to his injuries. He was ejected from a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Eber Ceniceros after it left the roadway and rolled in the 300 block of SW Kenyon Avenue. Ceniceros was initially charged with serious injury by […]

  • Man Shot Multiple Times in Drake Neighborhood, Police Say

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after a man was brought to a Des Moines hospital with multiple gunshot wounds Thursday night. Officers were called to the area of 28th St. and Kingman Blvd. in the Drake neighborhood around 10:00 p.m. on a report that gunshots had been heard, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department. The victim in the shooting arrived at Methodist shortly after the report. Police say the adult male is in […]

  • Fleur Drive Closed Due to Flooding

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines Public Works Department closed Fleur Drive earlier than expected because of the rising Raccoon River. Public Works closed Fleur between Bell Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at 11:00 a.m. Thursday. That means those who use the roadway will need to make other plans to get home during the evening commute. Wednesday, the city had hoped to keep the road open through the Friday morning commute. Heavy rainfall Wednesday now has the […]

  • ‘Anastasia,’ ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Wicked,’ Coming to Des Moines Civic Center Stage

    DES MOINES, Iowa – After the insanely successful run of Hamilton last summer, Des Moines Performing Arts has a tough act to follow for its 2019-2020 season – but the organization seems up to the task. Thursday, DMPA announced its lineup for the new season and it includes some direct from Broadway shows as well as a few favorites. The Willis Broadway Season kicks off October 15th with Mean Girls, the Tina Fey-penned musical adaptation of her 2004 movie of […]

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