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  • Teen Wanted in Fort Dodge Homicide Investigation Arrested in Georgia

    FORT DODGE, Iowa  —  A Fort Dodge teenager wanted in the shooting death of a South Dakota man last week is now in custody. Fort Dodge police say Damion Chavez, 19, was arrested yesterday in Georgia.  Iowa prosecutors are currently working to extradite him back to Webster County.  He will be charged with First Degree Murder and First Degree Robbery. Police say Chavez shot-and-killed 28-year-old Mohammed Yaqoub of Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Friday night in Fort Dodge.  Police believe […]

  • 31 Year Veteran of Des Moines Police Department Loses Battle with Cancer

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Des Moines Police Department is mourning the loss of a longtime officer and leader on the force. Captain Paul Stout passed away on Thursday after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Stout joined the DMPD in 1988, rising to the rank of Captain in 2012. The department announced his passing with this message on Facebook: “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the recent passing of Captain Paul Stout. Captain Stout, a […]

  • Des Moines Police Looking For Possible Serial Bank Robbery Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are looking for a suspect in a Friday morning bank robbery who may be responsible for another robbery last week. Police say a black man in his 50’s wearing eyeglasses and a surgical mask demanded money from a teller at the First American Bank in the 4700 block of SW 9th Street around 10:15 on Friday morning.  The man did not show a weapon but indicated he had one.  He left from the […]

  • Des Moines Police Identify North Side Homicide Victim

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A man is dead following a shooting on the north side of Des Moines. Police were called to an apartment building in the 1600 block of 9th Street around 1:30 pm on Thursday on a report of shots fired.  Officers found 23-year-old Rashid Mohamed Ibrahim of Des Moines suffering from gunshot wounds inside the front door of the building. Des Moines Police say a probation officer was the first to the scene and performed CPR on […]

  • Iowa DNR Clears Officers of Wrongdoing in September Court Avenue Arrest

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Iowa DNR says two of its officers didn’t violate any agency policies when they arrested two women on Court Avenue in September. The two officers were in uniform near Court Avenue on the evening of September 19th when they intervened in a fight between two women, Latisha Johnson and Kathryn Kesler.   Cellphone video of the scene recorded by a bystander shows one of the officers, Travis Graves, delivered two elbow blows to Johnson’s head.  He […]

  • Axne Brings FCC Commissioner to Iowa, Says Rural Broadband Can Save Small Towns

    INDIANOLA, Iowa  —  US Representative Cindy Axne says Iowa can reverse the trend of shrinking small towns by bringing faster data to rural parts of the state. On Thursday Axne welcomed FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to Madison and Warren Counties to meet with Iowans to discuss rural broadband issues.  Axne says the lack of high-speed data in rural Iowa is driving away business and young people. “Communities who still don’t have good access and its limiting their ability to build […]

  • Warren County Legislator Arrested for Drunk Driving

    IOWA  —  State Representative Scott Ourth, a Democrat representing much of Warren County in the Iowa Legislature, is facing an OWI 1st offense charge after his arrest on Saturday in Cherokee County. According to an arrest report, Ourth was stopped by a Cherokee police officer around 9:30 pm for driving without his headlights on.  The arresting officer said Ourth had a strong smell of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests.  A breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol level to be […]

  • Teenage Passenger Killed in Weekend Motorcycle Accident

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  A 17-year-old girl was killed in a single vehicle motorcycle accident early Sunday morning, authorities say. The girl was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by a 17-year-old boy.  The bike crashed just after midnight on Sunday in the 7100 block of NW 6th Avenue.  The teen driver suffered minor injuries in the crash, according the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The names of the teenagers are not being released. Authorities say speed may have contributed to […]

  • Pat Grassley Elected Speaker of the Iowa House

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Pat Grassley will assume the gavel as Speaker of the House at the Iowa State Capitol at the start of the 2020 legislative session. On Monday morning House Republicans chose the New Hartford lawmaker to succeed Linda Upmeyer as Speaker.  Upmeyer announced last week that she would step down as Speaker before the 2020 session and would not run for re-election to the House in 2020. Grassley has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since […]

  • Chief Justice Mark Cady Apologizes to Iowans for Contracted Courthouse Burglaries

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  An Iowa Senate hearing into the recent attempted burglaries of Iowa courthouses by a security contractor began with an apology from the head of Iowa’s Judicial Branch. The Senate Government Oversight Committee is meeting to discuss the planned break-ins of courthouse by a security firm hired to test the strength of court system security statewide.  Two of the firms employees, Justin Wynn and Gary DeMercurio, were arrested as they tried to break in to the Dallas […]

  • Vice President Mike Pence Coming to Iowa Next Week

    IOWA  —  Vice President Mike Pence is coming to central Iowa next week, according to a schedule released by Governor Reynolds’ office on Friday. Governor Reynolds is scheduled to welcome Pence to an event at Manning Farms in Waukee on Wednesday.  The event, which is labeled as “USMCA focused” will begin at 2:45pm. Pence’s visit will come less than a week after the Trump EPA released a plan to consider ways to uphold the RFS laws in the future.  Pence […]

  • Trump Administration Announces Plan to Honor Renewable Fuel Standard Laws in the Future

    WASHINGTON, DC  —  The Trump administration released a long-awaited plan to address concerns in the renewable fuel industry on Friday, but the plan was short on details. Earlier this year the Trump EPA approved 31 waivers from the renewable fuel standard (RFS) that sets a minimum requirement for blending biofuels into the nation’s fuel supply.  Those waivers, in effect, canceled the production of more than a billion gallons of biofuels.  In Iowa two ethanol facilities have already shutdown due to […]

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