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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.

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  • 76 Students Sent to Hospital for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – Seventy-six students at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge are being treated at Des Moines metro hospitals after a carbon monoxide leak was reported at a dormitory Thursday morning. Judy Bradshaw, Director of the ILEA, says an overnight security guard noticed a strong odor of gas at the dormitory just before 6:00 a.m. She called 911 and immediately contacted the sleeping students and began evacuating the building. There were 81 students in the dormitory at […]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Sends 56 Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Students to Hospital

    JOHNSTON, Iowa – Dozens of students at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy were transferred to metro hospitals after becoming ill Thursday morning due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Johnston Fire Chief Jim Clark says crews were called out before 7:00 a.m. Thursday on a report of students in the dormitory feeling sick. The cadets had headaches, nausea, and light headedness. When the first crew arrived they tested for carbon monoxide and found high levels. Chief Clark says 56 patients suffering from […]

  • Police: Suspect Pistol Whipped Man, Stole His Dogs

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating after an armed man forced his way into a home in the Union Park neighborhood and stole the victim’s dogs. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the burglary happened Tuesday night at a home in the 1000 block of East Jefferson. The victim was letting his dogs outside just before 8:30 p.m. when a suspect approached him and forced his way into the house. The suspect assaulted the victim […]

  • Missing Mahaska County Man Found Safe

    MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa —  An elderly man reported missing in Mahaska County on Tuesday morning has been found safe. Officials say 86-year-old Willis Vander Linden of rural Leighton left his home Monday afternoon and hadn’t been seen since.  Late Tuesday morning the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department reported he was “located safely.”

  • Police Identify Victim in Deadly Urbandale Crash

    URBANDALE, Iowa – Police have released the name of a man killed in a single vehicle crash last Thursday just off I-35/80. Urbandale police say 31-year-old Jordan McBride of Waukee was exiting eastbound I-35/80 at the 86th Street exit when the vehicle he was driving went through the intersection at 86th Street and struck a pole. The vehicle overturned and McBride was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are still looking into what may have caused the accident.

  • DNR: Man Run Over by UTV While Setting Up Hunt for Veterans

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — State authorities say a man setting up for a hunt for veterans was hospitalized after he was run over by an off-road vehicle in Jasper County Saturday. Fifty-eight-year-old James Whitson was setting up deer blinds at the Reichelt Unit Area near Rock Creek State Park when the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the driver of the UTV was trying to back up to a trailer when he hit the […]

  • ARL Says Emaciated Dog in Pet Carrier Tossed in Dumpster

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Animal Rescue League is caring for an emaciated dog that was locked inside a pet carrier and thrown into a dumpster. The ARL says the dog, who they’ve named Oscar, was found Nov. 2nd by a good Samaritan. The dog was in a dumpster at 6th Ave. and Forest Ave. in the River Bend neighborhood. The ARL says it appears the kennel broke open when it was tossed into the dumpster and Oscar was able […]

  • Driver Takes Off After Concrete Truck Blows Through Red Lights, Hits Van, and Plows Into House

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are searching for the driver of a concrete truck that hit a van and then slammed into the side of a house Thursday morning in Des Moines. It happened around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of MLK Jr. Parkway and Cottage Grove. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says witnesses told police the concrete truck was traveling southbound on MLK and blew through two red lights at the bridge over I-235. The […]

  • Man Wearing ‘I ❤️ Jesus’ Hat Breaks Into Church, Rips Bibles

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia reverend is in disbelief after someone broke into his church, ripped Bibles, spray-painted walls, and smashed a glass window. For 28 years, Ironbridge Church has served the community. On Tuesday it was a polling location for Election Day. “So apparently our electronic system did not work properly to re-lock one of the doors that was unlocked for the polling,” said Rev. Dennis Green. Around 11:30 Tuesday night, surveillance cameras caught a male suspect make […]

  • South Side Des Moines Home Damaged in Morning Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A fire damaged a home on Des Moines’ south side early Wednesday morning. Captain Travis Kuefner with the Des Moines Fire Department says firefighters were called to a home in the 900 block of Park Avenue just before 6:00 a.m. When fire crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the back side of the house. Firefighters entered the basement through a back door and were able to put out the flames quickly. Kuefner says […]

  • Lerynne West of Redfield Comes Forward with $334 Million Powerball Ticket

    CLIVE, Iowa – Congratulations, Lerynne West, you’re a multi-multi-millionaire!. The Iowa Lottery introduced the 51-year-old from Redfield as Iowa’s latest Powerball jackpot winner on Monday morning. The Iowa Lottery is held a news conference at its Clive headquarters to make the announcement, where West explained what led up to her buying the ticket and how she found out she was a winner. West said she had just purchased her first home and was moving on October 26th when her sister […]

  • Police: Woman Stabbed Man and Hit Him with Vehicle

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman is in the Polk County Jail after police say she stabbed a man and then hit him with her car Friday morning. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says officers were called to the 1300 block of Spring Street around 2:30 a.m. on a report of a domestic incident. The suspect, 45-year-old Carmelita Nichols, allegedly stabbed a man in the arm and hit him with her vehicle. She fled […]