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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
  • Flooding Still Affecting Ledges State Park

    BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — It will still be weeks before Iowans can get back into all areas of Ledges State Park. Andy Bartlett, Ledges State Park Manager, says the latest prediction from the Army Corps of Engineers indicates water should be off of the road in the bottom of the park by August 1st. Park officials will then assess the damage left behind from the flooding and make repairs. The Canyon Road leading down into the park was already closed […]

  • Another Trial Delay for Two Johnston Teens Accused of Sexual Assault

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The trial of two teens accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Johnston High School student in 2017 has again been delayed. The trial for 19-year-old Morgan Hough and 18-year-old Ritter Stahlbaum had originally been set for January, but a judge agreed to a delay and it was re-scheduled to begin next week. On July 13th, the judge granted another continuation and now the teens won’t go to trial until November 5th. Hough and Stahlbaum are charged […]

  • Iowa Couple Kept Boy Locked in Tiny Room, Denied Food and Urged Dog to Bite the Child

    HARDIN COUNTY, Iowa – An Ackley couple is facing kidnapping charges for allegedly confining and abusing a child, including encouraging a dog to attack the child. Thirty-year-old Alex Shadlow and 39-year-old Traci Tyler are charged with first degree kidnapping. An affidavit in the case says the couple confined Shadlow’s son, who was then eight-years-old, in a 6 by 6 foot area under the basement stairs for prolonged periods of time in July, August, and September of 2017. The child was […]

  • Suspect in 2017 Webster County Murder Extradited to Iowa

    WEBSTER COUNTY, Iowa – An Indiana man wanted in connection with the 2017 death of a Fort Dodge woman has been extradited to Iowa to face a murder charge in the case. Twenty-six-year-old Phillip Williams of Lafayette, Indiana is charged with first degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Jessica Gomez. Her burned body was discovered in a field August 12th near Clare. Williams and another suspect in the case, Mackenzie Knigge, were arrested in Indiana in August of 2017. […]

  • New Iowa State Fair Foods Revealed for 2018

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa State Fair has released a list of this year’s delectable additions to the fair food menu. The 2018 Iowa State Fair will feature more than 50 new culinary masterpieces and Tuesday a panel of celebrity judges, including our own Ed Wilson, is testing out the top eight. The 2018 Iowa State Fair New Fair Foods Showdown kicked off at 1:00 p.m. in the Elwell Family Food Center on the State Fairgrounds. Judges will try […]

  • Pennsylvania Woman Killed in Monday I-80 Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The name of a woman killed Monday in a crash on I-80 near Altoona has been released. The Iowa State Patrol says 58-year-old Veleta Boswell of West Chester, Pennsylvania died when the vehicle she was a passenger in hit a median and then was hit by a semi. The accident happened around 8:35 a.m. near the 139 mile marker, just east of the east mixmaster. Officials say 27-year-old Simmone Boswell, also of West Chester, was driving […]

  • Tractor Rear-Ended by Truck, 93-Year-Old Pleasantville Man Killed

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa – A 93-year-old Pleasantville man was killed Monday after the tractor he was driving was hit from behind. The accident happened west of Knoxville on Highway 92, near McGregor Drive. The Iowa State Patrol says Carroll Phillips was driving a tractor eastbound when the tractor was rear-ended by a pickup truck. Phillips was thrown from the tractor. He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines but was pronounced dead upon arrival. The driver of the pickup […]

  • Chase Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Altoona

    ALTOONA, Iowa – One person is dead in an officer-involved shooting that began with a pursuit early Tuesday morning. Lt. Rich Blaylock with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the incident began around 3:45 a.m. in the 8700 block of NE 62nd Ave., just north of Altoona, when a deputy performed a traffic stop. The vehicle initially stopped but the male driver appeared nervous and took off as a deputy approached. The chase ended in a cul-de-sac in the 200 block […]

  • U.S. 30 to Remain Open Near Boone as Flood Waters Recede

    BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — Officials now say they don’t see a need to close U.S. 30 near Boone. The Iowa Department of Transportation announced Tuesday morning that it planned to close the highway between Boone County Road R-18 and Iowa 17. They were expecting the Des Moines River to rise enough to cover the roadway and had planned to close the road by noon on Wednesday. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office now says they water hasn’t gone over the road […]

  • Des Moines Woman Killed in I-80 Rollover Crash

    ADAIR COUNTY, Iowa — A Des Moines woman was killed early Wednesday morning in a crash on I-80 in Adair County. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened around 6:00 a.m. a mile marker 83, near Casey. Twenty-eight-year-old Sheana Story was traveling westbound when her Ford Fusion drifted off the roadway and struck a cable barrier. The vehicle continued in to the ditch and rolled several times before coming to a stop. Story was found about 12 feet away […]

  • U.S. 30 Near Boone to Close Ahead of Road Flooding

    BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Transportation plans to close U.S. 30 near Boone earlier than expected because of rising water on the Des Moines River. The DOT says changes to the flooding forecast mean the highway will be closed between Boone County Road R-18 and Iowa 17. The latest measurements lead officials to believe water could go over the road as early as Wednesday. The DOT plans to close U.S. 30 by noon on Wednesday, July 4th […]

  • Forecast for Saylorville Lake Level Drops Again

    SAYLORVILLE LAKE – The latest Saylorville Lake forecast from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appears to be good news for those downstream of the dam on the Des Moines River. Tuesday morning, the projections of the lake’s crest dropped another two feet. As of 11:00 a.m. the lake is predicted to crest at 886.61 feet on July 8th. That’s about two feet less than a prediction from earlier in the day, which had the lake reaching a level of […]