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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
  • Collin Richards’ Family Says it is Mourning with Family and Friends of Slain Celia Barquin Arozamena

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The family of the man charged with killing standout Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena has issued a statement. “We are devastated by the tragedy that occurred Monday at Coldwater Golf Links. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Celia Barquin Arozamena. We are mourning with you. We ask the public to please respect our privacy at this time. We will not be granting media interviews. Family of Collin Richards” Collin Richards […]

  • West Des Moines Police Seek Help Identifying Credit Card Theft Suspect

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in West Des Moines are asking for the public’s help to identify a woman they say stole credit cards at a local mall and used them to make purchases. Police posted photos of the woman, taken from surveillance video, on the department’s Facebook page. They say the woman snuck into the backroom of a business at a local mall last week and stole credit cards from employees’ purses. The suspect then used those cards […]

  • Double Murder, Arson Trial Moved to Monroe County After Mistrial

    ALBIA, Iowa – A new trial date and location have been chosen after a mistrial was declared Monday in Patrick Thompson’s double murder and arson trial. Thompson will now stand trial in Albia, in Monroe County, on September 24th. Thompson is charged with two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of arson for the May 2017 fire that killed his stepsister Paige Exline and her cousin Shakiah Cockerham in Guthrie Center. His first trial had […]

  • Rivera Pleads Not Guilty in Mollie Tibbetts’ Murder, Trial Scheduled for April 2019

    MONTEZUMA, Iowa — The man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts has entered a plea of not guilty in the case. Twenty-four-year-old Cristhian Rivera also waived his right to a speedy trial during his arraignment Wednesday morning in Montezuma. The trial date has been scheduled for April 16th, 2019. Rivera accused of kidnapping and killing 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts while she was out for a jog on July 18th in Brooklyn. Police say Rivera admitted to following Mollie and told them she […]

  • Newton Man Faces Sexual Abuse Charge in Brutal Attack of Ex-Girlfriend

    NEWTON, Iowa – A Newton man is accused of beating and sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend in an attack that happened earlier this month. Twenty-one-year-old Donald Sutton III is charged with second degree sexual abuse in the September 10th incident. A criminal complaint says Sutton visited an ex-girlfriend because he wanted to see her new house. Once he was let inside, he slammed the victim against a wall, choked her, and put her in a headlock. She tried to get away […]

  • Cristhian Rivera Arraignment Set for Wednesday

    MONTEZUMA, Iowa — The man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts is scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning to enter a plea. Twenty-four-year-old Cristhian Rivera is charged with first-degree murder. He’s accused of kidnapping and killing 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts while she was out for a jog on July 18th in Brooklyn. Police say Rivera admitted to following Mollie and told them she threatened to call police. He claims he blacked out and doesn’t remember anything until realizing Mollie was in […]

  • Vigil Wednesday Night to Remember Slain Iowa State Student-Athlete

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is holding a vigil Wednesday night to remember the life of a student-athlete who was murdered Monday. Twenty-two-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead at the Coldwater Golf Links course Monday morning. Collin Richards, a man who had been living in a homeless camp near the golf course, is charged with her murder. Barquin Arozamena, who was from Spain, was a former star member of the Iowa State golf team and had won the […]

  • Iowa State Student’s Body Found in Pond, ‘Sustained Several Stab Wounds’

    NEVADA, Iowa — The man accused of killing an Iowa State University student at an Ames golf course Monday made his first court appearance Tuesday morning. Twenty-two-year-old Collin Richards went before a judge in Nevada where a $5 million cash only bond was set. He is charged with first degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena.  She was an ISU student and former member of the ISU women’s golf team from Puente San Miguel, Spain. The prosecutor […]

  • $5 Million Cash Only Bond Set for Suspect in Ex-Iowa State Golfer’s Murder

    NEVADA, Iowa – The man accused of killing an Iowa State University student at an Ames golf course Monday made his first court appearance Tuesday morning. Twenty-two-year-old Collin Richards went before a judge in Nevada where a $5 million cash only bond was set. He is charged with first degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena. The prosecutor for the state requested the high bond because they allege the murder of Barquin Arozamena was a “random act […]

  • Police Release Names in Deadly Ankeny Officer-Involved Shooting

    ANKENY, Iowa – Investigators have released the name of a man killed Saturday in an officer-involved shooting following an armed robbery. Police say 31-year-old Christopher Leonard of Springfield, Missouri was the man killed in Saturday’s incident. Officer Todd Webb, a 12 year veteran of the department, has been identified as the officer who fired the fatal shots. Webb is on paid leave, as is normal procedure in officer-involved shootings, while the investigation into the shooting is completed. Ankeny police were […]

  • Police: 14-Year-Old Brought Gun, Knife to Des Moines East High School

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police say a firearm has been recovered on property at Des Moines East High School. Sgt. Paul Parizek confirms a gun was discovered Monday morning. The incident began just after 9:00 a.m.  when school staff and the School Resource Officer received information that a student had a handgun. “The student, he’s a 14-year-old student, brought the gun to school, immature decision, in response to a perceived threat against him. He and another student have an ongoing […]

  • Mistrial Declared in Murder, Arson Trial of Patrick Thompson

    DECATUR COUNTY, Iowa — A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of Patrick Thompson. Thompson is charged with two counts of first degree murder for allegedly killing his stepsister, Paige Exline, and her cousin, Shakiah Cockerham, in an arson fire in May 2017. Jury selection in the trial, which was moved to Decatur County because of pretrial publicity, began Monday morning before the mistrial was declared. The judge is expected to release an order, detailing the reason for the mistrial, […]