Weather Related Delays and Closings

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  • Police Investigating Shooting in West Des Moines

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating a shooting in West Des Moines Friday night. Police responded to the the 22nd Street Plaza Shopping Center around 6:45 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired. At this time, police do not believe anyone was injured in the shooting. Officers roped off the parking lot while looking for evidence. They were able to get security video from nearby stores to try and identify the suspect.

  • WATCH: Marshall County Deputy Narrowly Avoids Head-on Collision

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Iowa — Video released by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office shows a close call on the highway when a deputy narrowly avoided a head-on collision. According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, an inattentive driver drifted into the other side of the highway, sideswiping the deputy’s vehicle. Authorities said no one was injured and only minor damage resulted from the sideswipe. “Distracted driving or driving impaired by inebriation or sleep-deprived is a risk to everyone on the road,” […]

  • Breach of Personal Information Affects Nearly 4,800 People in Dallas County

    DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa — A data breach affected nearly 4,800 people in Dallas County, the Iowa Department of Human Services announced Friday. The breach included personal information of 4,784 people contained in documents related to Dallas County income maintenance and social work cases. DHS said the breach occurred on Nov. 25, 2019 when a contracted custodial company mistakenly emptied boxes containing documents to be shredded into the office’s garbage dumpster. Officials say the mistake was not discovered until after the dumpster […]

  • Iowa Senators Introduce Bill to Allow College Athletes to Profit From Name, Image, Likeness

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Iowa Senate on Tuesday would establish a framework to allow college athletes to profit from the promotional use of their names, images and likenesses. State Sens. Nate Boulton and Brad Zaun filed the bill, which prohibits universities from penalizing student-athletes from financially gaining from their names, images and likenesses. The bill also allows universities to require money obtained by student-athletes to be placed in a trust that cannot be accessed until […]

  • Police: Teen Injured in Accidental Shooting in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a teen is injured after accidentally shooting himself on Sunday. It happened at an apartment building in the 1300 block of 8th Street around 3:30 p.m. Police confirmed the victim, who is in his late teens, accidentally shot himself in the groin. According to police, the victim’s injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

  • Thousands of Metro Residents Lose Power After Winter Storm

    IOWA — Thousands of metro residents were without power Saturday, as winter weather brought freezing conditions. At one point, MidAmerican Energy reported about 6,000 customers were without power. Power was restored to most residents throughout the evening. In Dallas County, officials opened a warming center in anticipation of the extended outages. The warming center is located at the Dallas County Human Service Campus in Adel and will remain in service until power is restored. If you need transportation to get […]

  • Video Shows Truck Nearly Run Over Two People in Western Iowa

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Dashcam video captured the terrifying moment a truck lost control and nearly hit a man and a state trooper in western Iowa. The video shared by the Iowa State Patrol was taken from a delivery truck sitting on the side of Interstate 80 near Council Bluffs. Authorities were assisting with a separate crash when a truck lost control and came barreling toward them. It created a close call, but fortunately no one involved was seriously injured. […]

  • Des Moines Police Respond to 35 Crashes, Issue Over 200 Parking Citations

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have responded to a number of crashes during the winter storm Friday. The Des Moines Police Department reported 35 crashes between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Twenty-seven crashes involved only property damage, two resulted in minor injuries and six were hit-and-runs. Police said primary route enforcement resulted in 228 parking citations being issued. The snow ordinance in Des Moines remains in effect, and residential enforcement will resume Saturday morning.

  • Iowa’s Epenesa, Wirfs Declare for the NFL Draft

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. Epenesa made the announcement in a social media post on Tuesday. He wrote, “Over the last three years I have had the amazing opportunity to play for the University of Iowa. I got to live my childhood dream and represent the Black and Gold. After long discussion with my parents and loved ones I have decided to follow another childhood dream and enter […]

  • President Trump Announces Rally in Des Moines Ahead of the Iowa Caucuses

    DES MOINES, Iowa — President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Des Moines ahead of the Iowa caucuses. It will take place at the Knapp Center at Drake University on Thursday, Jan. 30. The event begins at 7 p.m. Information on how to attend can be found here. The Iowa caucuses are on Feb. 3.

  • Iowa Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice Announces Retirement

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice David Wiggins announced his plans to retire from the court. Wiggins, who has been serving as acting chief justice following the death of Chief Justice Mark Cady, will retire on March 13. Wiggins’ current term was set to expire Dec. 31. He was appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court by former Gov. Tom Vilsack in 2003. Gov. Kim Reynolds will appoint a new justice from a list of three nominees […]

  • Governor Reynolds Promises to Review All Felon Voting Rights Applications Before Caucuses

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday that before the Iowa caucuses in February, her administration will review the complete backlog of felons who have applied to have their voting rights restored. Iowa is the only state in the country that permanently bans convicted felons from voting, unless they appeal to the governor. Reynolds said there are currently 347 people with felony records who have applied for the process. “We have made the commitment to get them done prior […]

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