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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.
ALTOONA, Iowa – Carson King has already attained hero-level status in Iowa but now he’s becoming nationally known thanks to his ESPN College Game Day sign requesting money for beer – which spawned a massive charitable response to benefit the University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital. King tells Channel 13 Sports Director Keith Murphy as of Friday night, the amount in his Venmo account has risen to more than $245,000. That means with the matching donations along with additional donations […]
Carson King is getting what he originally wanted and something he didn’t expect — his face on a beer can — out of a sign he displayed on ESPN’s College GameDay last Saturday for the Cy-Hawk game. After King’s sign requesting money for Busch Light went viral he decided to donate the money to the University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital, which as of Friday night had risen to more than $245,000. That means with the matching donations pledged by […]
POLK COUNTY, Iowa – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash east of Altoona Friday morning. Lt. Heath Osberg with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened just before 9:00 a.m. on westbound I-80 at mile marker 148. That’s near the truck stop rest area. The motorcyclist, a 40-year-old male, suffered serious injuries in the accident and was transported to a Des Moines hospital. Investigators are looking into what caused the crash. Traffic is slow in the […]
POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa — Flooding in western Iowa forced the Iowa Department of Transportation to close I-29 Friday morning. The DOT says there is water over I-29 north of Council Bluffs. The interstate is closed between exits 61 and 71. There is a detour in place using I-80 and I-680. I-29 was closed for months in many areas because of flooding from the Missouri River that began back in March. This is the third round of major flooding from the […]
ALTOONA, Iowa — The money continues to pour in to Cyclone fan Carson King’s Venmo account. At Saturday’s Cy-Hawk game, King’s College GameDay sign read, “Busch Light supply needs replenished” and hundreds of dollars soon followed. After deciding to keep only enough money for a case of beer and donate the rest to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, the generosity of strangers strengthened. Donations kept coming and are now at an astonishing level. Add […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – The man accused of killing a mother and her two children in Des Moines in July has waived his right to a speedy trial. Thirty-one-year-old Marvin Escobar-Orellana is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 29-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, 11-year-old Grecia Daniela Alvarado-Flores, and five-year-old Ever Jose Mejia-Flores. Des Moines police say they were shot to death by Escobar-Orellana, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, on July 16th at a home in the 1000 […]
GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa – A Grundy Center man who was arrested Wednesday on OWI and drug charges died while in the custody of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. A news release sent Thursday says 39-year-old Ricky Sigler was arrested just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on A Avenue, east of County Road T-37 in Grundy Center. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says he was charged with OWI 3rd offense and possession of methamphetamine 3rd offense. Sigler was […]
FORT DODGE, Iowa – The trial of a Fort Dodge man accused of killing two brothers in October of 2018 is being moved out of Webster County because the jury pool was tampered with and also knew too much about the man’s previous convictions. Tanner King is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of 37-year-old Marion T. Rhodes and 34-year-old Eldominic T. Rhodes. They were found dead in an alley behind 910 2nd Avenue North […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have identified a man who lit himself on fire Tuesday at the Des Moines Public Library and died from his injuries. The Des Moines Police Department said in a release sent Wednesday morning that 36-year-old David Franklin Smith passed away around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday night at University of Iowa Hospitals’ Burn Unit in Iowa City. Smith had been in Des Moines for about two weeks and police say his last known address prior to coming […]
ALTOONA, Iowa – Busch Beer is working on cementing its status as the official unofficial beer of the state of Iowa after it decided to match donations to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, collected from an Iowa State fan who was just hoping for a little extra beer money. As a joke Carson King made a sign for ESPN’s College Gameday, which was held in Ames Saturday, asking for money to replenish his Busch Light supply. He […]
DES MOINES, Iowa – The man injured in an officer-involved shooting in Des Moines last Friday has been released from the hospital and booked into the Polk County Jail. New details from the incident are also being brought to light through criminal complaints in the case. Twenty-six-year-old Bryan Norris is facing two charges of assault on a peace officer and one charge of interference with official acts related to the incident. He was released from the hospital early Tuesday morning […]
AMES, Iowa — Tuesday marks one year since Iowa State golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena was killed. The 22-year-old had come to study civil engineering at Iowa State University from Spain. As part of the golf team, she had been named the 2018 Female Athlete of the Year in the Big 12 conference. Last September, Barquin Arozamena was found stabbed to death in a pond at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. Collin Richards pleaded guilty to her murder and was […]