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  • Lincoln’s Roderick Orellana Named Gatorade Iowa Boys Soccer Player of the Year

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Lincoln soccer star Roderick Orellana is the 2018-19 Gatorade Iowa Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The award recognizes Orellana for his athletic talent, academic achievements and character both on and off the field. Playing mostly as a defender, Orellana scored six goals this year and helped lead Lincoln (13-4) to the substate final. He tallied 31 goals and 14 assists in his high school career. Orellana is a three-time First Team All-Conference selection […]

  • Newborn Boy and Girl Declared Iowa’s 36th and 37th Safe Haven Babies

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A newborn boy and girl have been declared the 36th and 37th safe haven babies in Iowa, according to the Department of Human Services. DHS said a girl born May 24 and a boy born May 27 were both released to the custody of DHS. A court hearing to terminate the parental rights will be held within a month. DHS is withholding specific details to protect the identities of the parents and infants. Through Iowa’s Safe […]

  • Hundreds of Living, Dead Cats Removed from ‘Toxic’ Central Iowa Residence

    IOWA — The Animal Rescue League of Iowa removed hundreds of living and dead cats from multiple buildings at a central Iowa residence Tuesday, according to a post on the organization’s Facebook. Nearly 100 living cats and nearly 200 dead cats were recovered. Cats are still being rescued from the residence. The ARL said they observed dozens of cats pressed up against open windows, trying to get fresh air. Air quality levels were so toxic inside the house that rescuers […]

  • Attorney General Requests Clergy Sex Abuse Records From 4 Iowa Dioceses

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has requested information on records of clergy sexual abuse from the dioceses of Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque and Sioux City. In the letters sent to the bishops, Attorney General Tom Miller says that his office met with survivors of abuse by clergy, and the survivors urged them “to investigate and bring attention to the injustice they and others have suffered.” The requests seek information on the following topics: • Lists of […]

  • Family Confirms Identity of Man Who Died Running Dam to DSM Race

    DES MOINES, Iowa — We now know the identity of the 26-year-old man who died after collapsing near the finish line of the EMC Dam to DSM race on Saturday. Craig Flack posted on Facebook that his son, Chase Flack, passed away while running in the race. “My son Chase, my superstar, has passed at the finish line at the Dam to Des Moines race. There is no safe space from grief,” wrote Craig Flack on Facebook. A Des Moines […]

  • Man Dies After Collapsing Near Finish of Dam to DSM Race

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A 26-year-old man died after collapsing near the finish line of the EMC Dam to DSM race on Saturday. A Des Moines Fire Department official said the man was competing in the 12.4-mile race and suffered a cardiac arrest. He collapsed a block from the finish line. CPR was performed along the race route before he was transported to the hospital, where he later died. Authorities have not yet released his name. “On behalf of all […]

  • 1 Killed, 3 Injured in Polk County Crash

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — One person is dead and three others are injured after a crash in Polk County on Friday. Two vehicles were involved in the crash at NE 88th Street and NE Hubbell Avenue around 8 p.m. Emergency crews transported four people to local hospitals. One person later died at the hospital from their injuries. The injuries of the other three people are not considered life threatening. Police have not yet identified the victims. The crash is under […]

  • Lightning Strike Starts Fire at Norwalk Home

    NORWALK, Iowa — A lightning strike rattled a Norwalk neighborhood, starting a fire at a home Tuesday evening. The Norwalk Fire Department was called to the 800 block of Redwood Drive shortly before 6 p.m. Lightning struck near the home’s backyard shed and jumped to the house. The residents were able to go outside and put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. Nobody was injured, but the home did sustain smoke damage. A next-door neighbor said the strike was […]

  • Update: 11-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

    UPDATE: Police report that Hailey has been located and is being reunited with her family at this time. DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing girl. Police said 11-year-old Hailey Marie Bennett was last seen in the area of the 900 block of E. 6th Street around 5 p.m. Police believe she left the area voluntarily but said her extended absence is unusual for her. Hailey is approximately […]

  • Boil Advisory Lifted in Boone and Greene Counties

    IOWA — Xenia Rural Water District has lifted the boil advisory that was in place for hundreds of residents in Boone and Greene counties. All health samples have passed tests and the water is safe to consume again, according to Xenia Rural Water District. The boil advisory had been in effect since Saturday morning, after a water main broke in Boone. It impacted 524 customers in the towns of Beaver, Berkley and Rippey.

  • Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan Announces Death of 22-Year-Old Daughter

    IOWA — Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan is mourning the death of his 22-year-old daughter. Shawn Crahan announced the death of his daughter, Gabrielle Crahan, on social media Sunday. “It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday — Saturday, May 18th, 2019. She was 22 years old,” said Shawn Crahan in the post. The cause of Gabrielle’s death has […]

  • 2 Arrested in Grundy County Facing Theft, Burglary Charges

    GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa — Two people arrested near Dike Sunday morning are facing theft and burglary charges. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36-year-old Adam Rees and 32-year-old Ashley Rees, both of Reinbeck. They are both charged with second-degree theft and third-degree burglary. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office made the arrests two miles west of Dike on May 12, after investigating the theft of a motor vehicle and stolen property from a rural residence. Adam Rees is in jail on […]

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