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  • 3 Charged for Death of Oskaloosa Woman Found in South Skunk River

    MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa — Authorities made three arrests in connection to the death of a woman found in the South Skunk River. On August 20, police arrested 27-year-old Cody Vancenbrock, along with husband and wife, 28-year-old Nicholas Kelly and 34-year-old Holly Kelly. The arrests are part of the investigation into the death of 24-year-old Ashley Shafer, who was found dead in the South Skunk River in Mahaska County on August 6. Shafer was at the Kelly’s apartment in Oskaloosa with the […]

  • Iowa State Fair Smashes Attendance Record in 2019

    DES MOINES, Iowa — More people visited the Iowa State Fair than ever before in 2019. A total of 1,170,375 people attended the fair this year, beating the record set last year of 1,130,260. “The recipe for records, included unseasonably nice weather, an outstanding Grandstand lineup, competition from livestock to quilts, new day time programming, over 50 new foods, and a national stump speech spotlight,” said the Iowa State Fair in a press release. With the exception of August 9, […]

  • Police Investigating Shooting in Des Moines Sunday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating a report of a shooting in Des Moines Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to reports of shots fired at the corner of 14th Place and University Avenue. Police did not find anyone injured or any noticeable damage. So far, no arrests have been made. It is currently under investigation.

  • Massive Fire Destroys Building in Marshalltown

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — A massive fire destroyed a commercial building in Marshalltown. The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a fire at 713 W. Madison Street around 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 5,000-square-foot Morton-style building on fire. Officials said the largest portion of the fire was located at the west side of the building. Additionally, a 53-foot semi-trailer also caught fire near the west side. Fifteen firefighters battled the flames for about three hours, but the building […]

  • Man in Critical Condition After Motorcycle Crash in Downtown Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in downtown Des Moines. The crash happened at 2nd Avenue and Crocker Street near Wells Fargo Arena at 1:03 a.m. Saturday. Des Moines police said a northbound motorcyclist lost control, struck the west curb and crashed. There were no other vehicles involved. Police said the motorcyclist, a 21-year-old Adel man, sustained serious head injuries. He was taken to MercyOne in critical condition. Police said he was […]

  • Authorities Discover Woman’s Body in South Skunk River

    MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa — Authorities have discovered the body of a woman in the South Skunk River in Mahaska County, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office discovered the body near the Glendale Access shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities are investigating how she died and ended up in the river. Her identity is not known at this time, but an autopsy will be performed at the state medical examiner’s office. Authorities […]

  • Ames’ CyRide Receives $1.6M Grant for Electric Buses

    AMES, Iowa — CyRide was recently awarded a $1.66 million grant to move toward replacing its diesel buses with electric buses. CyRide is the city bus system for Ames and Iowa State University. It plans to use the money to purchase battery electric buses to replace its diesel buses that are no longer useful. CyRide will also use the funds to install battery chargers/dispensers and make other modifications to its facilities to support battery electric technology. “This is terrific news […]

  • Police Chase Ends With Collision in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A suspect is in custody after leading police on a chase that resulted in a crash on Des Moines’ south side. The chase started at SE 8th Street and Maury Street Monday afternoon. According to police, the suspect ran a red light at SE 6th Street and Indianola Avenue and collided with a car in traffic. The collision caused the suspect vehicle to tip onto its side. Police said the suspect, who was wanted on escape warrants, […]

  • Adel Holding Candlelight Vigil to Remember Gun Violence Victims

    ADEL, Iowa — The Adel community is coming together for a vigil Monday night to remember the lives lost in deadly mass shootings over the weekend. “Join the Adel and other local communities as we come together in solidarity, remembrance and peace as we remember those lost to recent gun violence and mass shootings,” said the vigil’s organizers on Facebook. The vigil will be held on the south lawn of the Dallas County Courthouse in Adel at 8 p.m. Organizers said […]

  • Teen Injured in Fort Dodge Shooting

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A teen is the victim of a shooting in Fort Dodge on Saturday. Police received reports of shots fired in the 1800 block of 4th Avenue South around 1:34 p.m. Officers found a 16-year-old male with gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to his legs. Police said evidence at the scene indicated there were close to 20 shots fired and that a vehicle may have been involved and fled the area. Police […]

  • Fire Causes Significant Damage to Ankeny Home

    ANKENY, Iowa — A fire caused significant damage to a home in Ankeny Saturday afternoon. Fire crews responded after a fire broke out in a garage at a home in the 700 block of NE 10th Street. The Ankeny Fire Department said there is significant fire and smoke damage to the garage and part of the home above it. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries reported. The Ankeny Fire Department and […]

  • 19-Year-Old Lynnville Man Killed in Farm Accident

    LYNNVILLE, Iowa — A 19-year-old man was killed in an accident at a rural Lynnville farm. Members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched around 8 a.m. Friday to the 1400 block of 100th Street to investigate a farm accident. When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Benjamin Van Wyk entangled in a sweep auger, located inside a grain bin. Van Wyk was pronounced dead at the scene. Van Wyk was transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in […]

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