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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
  • Man, Child Die After Vehicle Falls Through Ice on Storm Lake

    STORM LAKE, Iowa – An adult and child died Sunday after a vehicle went through the ice on a northwest Iowa lake. The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office says rescue crews were called out to Storm Lake around 5:40 p.m. Sunday on a report that a vehicle had gone through the ice. Emergency personnel went out on to the ice and found one adult male and three small children. They were brought to shore and then transported to the Buena […]

  • PHOTO GALLERY: Super Blood Wolf Moon in Iowa

    Sunday night’s Super Blood Wolf Moon had many staying up late to try to capture images of the celestial event. Check out some photos our viewers sent us and submit your own below!

  • Missing Melcher-Dallas Teen Found Safe in Texas

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa – An Iowa teen reported missing earlier this week has been found safe in Texas. Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt confirms 14-year-old Liberty Boley was located Friday at 10:52 a.m. She is now in custody of Texas authorities Sandholdt did not release any other details about the case but did express gratitude for the public’s support in finding her. Boley had last been seen Monday afternoon at Melcher-Dallas High School. Authorities asked for the public’s help in […]

  • Sentencing Friday for Marc & Misty Ray in Abuse, Death of Adopted Daughter

    DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa – The adoptive parents of a 16-year-old Perry girl who was abused and starved to death are being sentenced Friday after accepting plea deals in their case. Marc and Misty Ray had been facing several charges including first degree murder in connection with Sabrina Ray’s 2017 death. The other charges were child endangerment and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person for alleged abuse against other adopted children in the home. Marc Ray had also been charged […]

  • Lime Lounge Shooting Leaves Man in Critical Condition

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One man is in critical condition following a shooting at a downtown bar overnight. Des Moines Police say the shooting happened at Lime Lounge at 435 E. Grand Avenue at 12:30 a.m. Friday. Police have not released the victim’s name at this time. Several witnesses are being interviewed but no arrests have been made. Police say this is the second shooting at the bar in the last seven days.

  • Attempted Murder Charge for Woman, Juvenile After Man Beaten with Golf Club and Shot

    DES MOINES, Iowa – An 18-year-old and a 14-year-old are facing attempted murder charges after a man was beaten with a golf club and shot on Des Moines’ northeast side over the weekend. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the charges stem from an incident early Sunday morning in an alley in the 600 block of Euclid Avenue. Police say 18-year-old Michaela McDowell used a golf club to hit the 23-year-old male victim in the head […]

  • Defense Requests New Trial Date in Murder of Mollie Tibbetts

    POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa – Attorneys for the man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts are asking for a new trial date to be set. The request was made as part of an application filed Tuesday for an extension to complete discovery, file pretrial motions, and designate notices of defense. In the filing, Rivera’s attorneys say many of the discovery documents have only been disclosed in the last 30-45 days including the most recent version of the DCI investigative file, which was […]

  • Police: Man Built Improvised Explosive Device While at Sushi Restaurant

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police arrested a man Tuesday they say had an improvised explosive device at a downtown sushi restaurant. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. at Akebono 515 at 215 10th Street. Officers were dispatched after receiving a call from 40-year-old Ivory Washington. Washington claimed he made an explosive device while sitting in the restaurant. The bomb squad was called in and Washington was taken into custody without […]

  • Police: Ames Shooting Victim Identified, Suspect Still at Large

    AMES, Iowa – Police have released the name of as Ames shooting victim but say the man who pulled the trigger is still on the loose. Police responded to Mary Greeley Medical Center around 4:16 p.m. Saturday after 19-year-old Ieisha Jabbar was brought in with a gunshot wound to her chest. Jabbar and a witness told police that 18-year-old Rodney Halterman fired the shot at a home in the 100 block of South Russell Avenue. Jabbar was released from the […]

  • Hawkeye TJ Hockenson Declares for NFL Draft

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Another Iowa Hawkeye football player has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. Tight end TJ Hockenson confirmed Monday on Twitter that he’ll be leaving the program to follow his dreams. After tremendous thought and consideration, I have made the decision to declare for the 2019 NFL draft. This was a very difficult decision because of the love and respect I have for the University of Iowa, Coach Kirk Ferentz and the entire coaching staff, along with […]

  • Ex Maid-Rite Worker Accused of Stealing More Than $41,000

    URBANDALE, Iowa – A Clive woman is facing several charges for allegedly stealing more than $41,000 from the Maid-Rite she worked at over a five-year period. Fifty-nine-year-old Sheryl Lynn Erdman was arrested Saturday. According to criminal complaints in the case, Erdman worked at the Maid-Rite on Merle Hay Road in Urbandale between April of 2013 and August of 2018 – when she was fired. Investigators say during that time, Erdman would clear out records of the cash sales on her […]

  • Two Assaulted, Shot Fired During South Side Home Invasion

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after armed men pushed their way into a south side Des Moines home Sunday. The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. in the 5400 block of SW 8th Street. Police responded to the area after receiving a call about shots fired. When officers arrived, they found two victims in the driveway of a home. They told police two male suspects with guns rushed into the home and began assaulting them. Both victims were pistol […]