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  • Collin Richards Pleads Guilty to Murder of Celia Barquin Arozamena on Ames Golf Course

    NEVADA, Iowa  —  Nine-months after attacking and stabbing a former Iowa State University golfer to death on an Ames golf course, Collin Richards admitted his guilt in court on Friday. Richards entered a guilty plea to a count of First Degree Murder for the death of Celia Barquin Arozamena.  The former ISU golfer was attacked on Coldwater Golf Links  on September 17th, 2018.  Her body was found on the course by other golfers. Collin Richards, a 22-year-old homeless man who […]

  • Terry Branstad Returns to Iowa to Testify in Discrimination Lawsuit

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad spent five hours on the witness stand on Friday at the Polk County Courthouse as a 2012 lawsuit accusing him of discriminating against an openly gay state worker goes to trial. Chris Godfrey filed the lawsuit in 2012 saying he was retaliated against by Branstad, including slashing his pay, because he is openly gay. When Branstad re-took office in 2011, he asked numerous department heads of state agencies appointed by […]

  • Des Moines Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver in East Side Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Des Moines man is hospitalized in serious condition after being injured by a hit-and-run driver on Thursday evening, police say. 56-year old Paul Williams was found lying in the middle of the street in the 1600 block of E. Grand Avenue just after 10:00 pm on Thursday.  Des Moines Police are looking for a maroon sedan they believe hit Williams and then sped off from the scene.   The car would have front bumper and windshield […]

  • Kellogg Man Killed in Grain Bin Accident

    KELLOGG, Iowa  —  A 78-year-old Kellogg man died Thursday after he became trapped in a grain bin. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was called to the grain bin in the 8200 block of Highway 6 around 8:00 am Thursday.  When they arrived they found David William Hotger buried in the grain.  He was taken by helicopter to a Des Moines hospital where he died.

  • 23 More Cats Rescued from Madrid Animal Hoarder’s Property

    MADRID, Iowa  —  Nearly two dozen more living cats have been rescued from a Madrid property where a man lived with hundreds of living and dead cats in horrendous conditions. The Animal Rescue League is now caring for 142 cats rescued from in and around the home of 65-year-old Dennis Carlson.  194 dead cats have also been found on Carlson’s property, including some being stored in refrigerators.  Carlson is facing multiple charges of Animal Neglect and Failure to Properly Dispose […]

  • Seven Suspects Arrested in Early Morning Des Moines Raids

    DES MOINES, Iowa  — Seven people are in custody following a series of raids across Des Moines Thursday in a multi-state drug investigation. The FBI, ATF and Des Moines Police Department all took part in the raids which were carried out around 6:00 am.  Police say a local drug ring leader named Raylon Canada is accused of receiving cocaine in the mail from California. Police say this raid is tied to previous raids targeting the C-Block Gang. One raid happened […]

  • ‘We’ve Gained Nothing’: Iowa WWII Vet Reflects on Lessons of War on D-Day Anniversary

    CAMP DODGE, Iowa  —  Seventy-five years ago on Thursday, Americans awoke to the news that the biggest military invasion in human history was underway.  Allied Forces were slamming into the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, eventually changing the tide of WWII. On Thursday a group of Iowa veterans, residents of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, were given a personal trip through D-Day history. “When a nation called they did their duty, as did many of you,” Tom Clegg, a […]

  • President Trump Signs Disaster Aid Package for Iowa, Puerto Rico and Others

    WASHINGTON, DC  —  President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill after delays stalled the measure from getting passed. Trump wrote on Twitter he’d signed the measure, and included a photo that appears to have been taken aboard Air Force One. “Just signed Disaster Aid Bill to help Americans who have been hit by recent catastrophic storms,” Trump tweeted. “So important for our GREAT American farmers and ranchers. Help for GA, FL, IA, NE, NC, and […]

  • Governor Reynolds Back at Work After Being Examined for Chest Pains

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Governor’s Office says Governor Kim Reynolds was examined today after feeling chest pains but is already working at the Capitol again. A news release from her office says the Governor felt chest pain earlier today and went to the emergency room.  She underwent blood tests, chest x-rays and an EKG and all tests came back normal. She was released from the hospital and is back at the Capitol.  

  • Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increase for University of Iowa and Iowa State

    AMES, Iowa  —  Students will be greeted in the fall semester in Ames and Iowa City by an increase in fees and tuition. On Thursday morning the Iowa Board of Regents gave final approval to tuition increases beginning with the 2019-2020 school year in the fall.  Both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University are increasing tuition by 3.9% for Iowa residents.  That’s a $300 increase in tuition over the previous year. The University of Iowa is raising nonresident […]

  • Webster City Man Wanted on Attempted Murder and Kidnapping Warrants

    WEBSTER CITY, Iowa  —  Authorities in Hamilton County are asking for the public’s help to find a wanted man. Jeffrey Scott Johnson is wanted on warrants for Attempted Murder, Kidnapping and Felony Domestic Abuse. A $500 reward is being offered by Hamilton County Crimestoppers for information leading to Johnson’s arrest. Anonymous tips can be left on the tip line at (515) 832-8437 or online at

  • Photo Gallery: Inside Tuesday’s Rescue of Nearly 100 Cats From Madrid Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is now caring for 97 cats found living in in horrendous conditions on Tuesday in Madrid. More than 100 dead cats were found in and around the home, and cat feces covered every surface of the home with some piles a foot deep. The ARL released dozens of photos of the rescue and the care the cats are already receiving.   *****WARNING: SOME OF THESE PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC IN NATURE […]

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