Weather Alerts

I’m a multimedia producer for WHO-HD. I deal with the content posted to and the station’s social media accounts. I try to make sure our users are having the best experience possible and they’re able to find what they’re looking for easily.

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
  • 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 […]

  • Polk County Flood Disaster Recovery Center Opens

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Polk County Emergency Management and its metro partners have opened a flood disaster recovery center. Those impacted by the floods can go to Polk County River Place at 2309 Euclid Avenue to access resources that will assist in flood recovery. The center will be open until 6 p.m. on Monday, July 2nd and between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3rd. Officials say the center will be closed on July 4th in order to reassess […]

  • One Person Killed in Panora Officer-Involved Shooting

    PANORA, Iowa – One person has died following an officer-involved shooting in Panora. The incident happened Sunday night around 7:19 when police were called to an apartment building at 502 West Market Street on a report of a male threatening people with a knife. When officers arrived, they found a male in the hallway of the building. Police say he confronted them with a knife and refused their multiple orders to drop the knife. A Panora police officer engaged the […]

  • Guidelines from Metro Cities on Flood-Damaged Trash Disposal

    ANKENY The City of Ankeny is offering both curbside pickup and a drop-off site for flood-damaged items. Curbside pickup will start on Monday, July 9th. All items must be placed outside by 7 a.m. on the 9th and anyone who wants to utilize the service must make a request to Ankeny Sanitation by calling 515-964-5229 or sending an email to no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, July 6th. Flood damaged items accepted for curbside pickup: Household items Carpet (must […]

  • Former Governor, Ag Secretary Vilsack Talks Tariffs

    Agribusiness Reporter David Geiger sits down with former Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, who is now the President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. Q: Tariffs are an important conversation so far this entire year but tariffs have also been used in all administrations: the Obama Administration, the Bush Administration. Why do you think tariffs are important in this conversation, what is the role they serve? A: “Well, let’s take the NAFTA renegotiations that are […]

  • Man Charged with OWI After Boat Propeller Cuts Woman’s Legs Down to Bone

    SAYLORVILLE LAKE, Iowa — An Ames man is facing a felony charge after the DNR says he was operating a boat while drunk Saturday and seriously injured a woman. The incident happened on Saylorville Lake Saturday just after 4:30 p.m. A criminal complaint claims a 20-year-old woman was in the water near the motor of the boat when 24-year-old Hunter Wagner put the boat in gear. The motor’s propeller caused deep lacerations to the woman’s legs — even cutting down […]

  • Saylorville Lake Levels Continue to Climb, More Recreation Areas Closed

    SAYLORVILLE LAKE, Iowa — The massive amount of rain in the Des Moines River basin is flowing into Saylorville Lake. The lake is forecast to reach the emergency spillway on Wednesday. As of Monday morning at 5:00 the lake level was measured at 879.63 feet. By July 8th the water will be just 21 inches shy of going over the pneumatic crest gates on top of the emergency spillway. Those gates go up just before the water reaches the top […]

  • Radio Personality Larry Cotlar Killed in Flash Flooding

    DES MOINES, Iowa- A longtime Des Moines sports radio personality was killed Saturday night when he was swept from his van during flash flooding by 50th and Twana Drive. According to a Des Moines Police Department News Release, 65-year-old Larry Cotlar died in flooding Saturday night. At approximately 8:50 pm Des Moines Police Patrol Officers got a report of an occupied van, stalled in high water at 50th and Twana Drive. As officers responded, they learned the occupants had left […]

  • Flash Flooding Causes Road Closures in Clive

    CLIVE, Iowa — Major flash flooding overnight forced the closure of several roads in the . Several homes and businesses were evacuated because of the flooding in the Walnut Creek watershed. The following is a news release of the latest updates on flooding in the city as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday: The City of Clive has reopened the following street(s) to normal traffic: 100th Street – Swanson to Lincoln 114th Street 86th Street University Avenue The following street remains closed […]