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  • Unofficial Results Show Tom Brown as Winner of Madrid Mayoral Election

    MADRID, Iowa  —  Madrid residents headed to the polls on Tuesday for the city’s first special election in more than 20 years. Unofficial results show Tom Brown has now been elected as the city’s new mayor. The mayoral election is expected to have an impact on the fate of the city’s police chief,  Rick Tasler, who is named in two federal lawsuits alleging excessive use of force. The city settled one for $50,000 and the other is still in litigation. Interim Mayor Kurt […]

  • Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Sexual Assault at Metro QuikTrip

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police have made an arrest in connection to an attempted sexual assault that took place on Sunday morning. Officials say a man tried grabbing a store clerk at the QuikTrip located at SW 9th and Army Post Road at approximately 3 a.m. The suspect forced the victim to the ground as she was stocking shelves and allegedly attempted to sexually assault her. The woman fought back and the suspect fled the scene. On Monday […]

  • Lennox Donating $500k for Marshalltown Recovery Efforts

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa  —  After an EF3 tornado ripped through Marshalltown earlier this month, homes and businesses across the area were destroyed. The Lennox plant in the town sustained extensive damage, but company officials announced plans to rebuild. On Monday, the company released another statement saying it will donate $500,000 to charities in the area to help with recovery efforts throughout the community. The donation “includes the company’s commitment to match charitable contributions to the Marshalltown Area United Way made by […]

  • The Insiders: July 29th Edition, Quick Six

    IOWA  —  Job opportunities, what workers want, good workplace qualities, first jobs, and a prediction are included in this week’s Quick Six.

  • The Insiders: July 29th Edition, Taking on a ‘Big’ New Challenge

    IOWA  —  A history-making Iowa leader now has another priority. Last December, Renee Hardman became the first African American member of the West Des Moines City Council. This month, she decided she also wanted to take on another job. Hardman is the new CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa.

  • The Insiders: July 29th Edition, Food Bank Demand

    IOWA  —  Despite the state’s low unemployment rate, demand is still high at the Food Bank of Iowa. Michelle Book, president and CEO of the food bank, talks about why this may be the case and what is still needed for Iowans.

  • The Insiders: July 29th Edition, Whiteboard Challenge With Georgia Van Gundy

    IOWA  —  Iowa Business Council Executive Director Georgia Van Gundy joined Political Director Dave Price for the Whiteboard Challenge.

  • The Insiders: July 29th Edition, Worker Shortage and Iowa’s Economy

    IOWA  —  Workers, workers, where are the workers? The governor says a worker shortage is holding back growth in the state, but some say more would want to work for better pay. Worker shortage is just one aspect of Iowa’s economy. Georgia Van Gundy, the executive director of the Iowa Business Council, talked with Political Director Dave Price about this issue and some of the others affecting the state.

  • Hit and Run Leaves Bicyclist Dead, Police Searching for Driver

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are investigating a fatal hit and run involving an SUV and bicycle. The crash took place just before 1 a.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Martin Luther King Parkway and Woodland Avenue. Officials say evidence shows a red SUV had the right of way heading southbound when a 56-year-old bicyclist crossed into the intersection traveling westbound during a red light. The SUV struck the bicyclist, who was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical […]

  • 18-Year-Old Dies Trying to Drive Around Railroad Crossing Gates

    HENRY COUNTY, Iowa  —  One person has died after a vehicle collided with a train in Henry County. The Iowa State Patrol says just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, 18-year-old Lydia Johnson of Brighton was traveling northbound on N. Iris Street at the intersection with the BNSF railroad crossing. The gates were down and lights were flashing to indicate that a train was approaching, but the crash report states Johnson attempted to drive around the gates and was struck by […]

  • Crane Operator Killed in Wind Farm Construction Accident

    POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa  —  An accident at an Iowa wind farm has left one person dead. A spokesperson for Blattner Energy–the contracted company building wind turbines for MidAmerican Energy at the North English wind farm in Poweshiek County–confirms a crane operator died as a result of an accident at a construction site. The specifics of the accident, including the cause, are currently unknown. Blattner Energy is cooperating with the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office and OSHA in this investigation.

  • Reward Offered for Information About Mollie Tibbetts’ Disappearance

    BROOKLYN, Iowa  —  A reward is now being offered in hopes of gaining more information about the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts. The 20-year-old University of Iowa student was reported missing last week in the town of Brooklyn. As the search continues, T.I.P Rural Electric Cooperative in Brooklyn and Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa are offering a combined $2,000 reward for information that either leads to the discovery of Tibbetts or assists in arrest or conviction in the case. The VP […]