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    Fort Dodge Police Release Name of Homicide Victim in Monday Assault

    FORT DODGE, Iowa  —  Fort Dodge police released the name of a woman killed on Monday morning after being struck in the head. Police were called to 21 North 14th Street in Fort Dodge around 9:15 am on Monday on a report of a man and woman arguing.  When police arrived they found 45-year-old Angela McLeod unresponsive inside the residence.  She was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Mark Russell, 28, of Fort Dodge was taken into custody and […]

  • Keith Urban Coming to the 2020 Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Need a warm thought on this frigid January morning? The Iowa State Fair is announcing another headliner for the 2020 Grandstand Concert Series. Country star Keith Urban will take the state on Saturday, August 15th.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 24th at 10:00 am.  Tickets range from $40-$80. Urban will be joined by Russell Dickerson at the concert. The 2020 Iowa State Fair runs from August 13th-20th.  Chris Stapleton, Bethel Music and Kidz Bop […]

  • 2020 Will Bring More Deployments, Big Changes for Iowa National Guard Facilities

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Adjutant General Ben Corell says the year 2020 will be one of the busiest for deployments in a decade. Nearly 30% of Iowa National Guard soldiers will be deployed in the coming year, Corell said in his first Condition of the Guard Address at the Iowa Capitol. “Currently, we have about 100 Iowa National Guard Soldiers and Airmen deployed,” Corell told the Iowa legislature, “By this time next year we expect to see over 2,000 Iowa […]

  • Two Dead, Two Injured in Shooting in on Des Moines’ West Side

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police say two people were killed and two others injured in a shooting in the Merle Hay Neighborhood Police were called to the 2600 block of 51st Street on the report of a shooting around 4:00 pm.  Police say it appears the shooting happened in a detached garage at a home in the neighborhood. Two people were found dead at the scene.  Another two people were found suffering gunshot wounds.  One of the injured […]

  • Articles of Impeachment Formally Delivered to US Senate; Trial of President Trump Begins Next Week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history. Trump complained anew it was all a “hoax,” even as fresh details emerged about his efforts in Ukraine. The ceremonial pomp and protocol by the lawmakers prosecuting the case against Trump moved the impeachment out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s […]

  • President Trump Signs Phase One of Trade Agreement with China

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) – President Trump signed a trade agreement with China Wednesday morning committing China to purchase hundreds of billions of dollars in American goods and services. “Far beyond this deal, it’s going to lead to even more world peace. We now have a big investment in each other,” President Trump said. The deal marks phase one in a two-part negotiation. The US scaled back tariffs on Chinese imports and says it may remove all tariffs in phase two. […]

  • DHS Withholding $43 Million from January Payment to Medicaid Provider

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Iowa Department of Human Services is withholding a $43 million payment from one of the groups that manages the state’s Medicaid program due to unpaid claims. Iowa’s Medicaid Director, Mike Randol, informed Iowa Total Care, Inc. on Friday that the company will not receive its fully scheduled capitation payment for the month of January.  Randol says in a letter to the company that it has 106,000 unpaid claims currently.  Randol says Iowa Total Care has […]

  • Greene County Man Accused of Breaking a Child’s Leg

    JEFFERSON, Iowa  —  A Jefferson man is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend’s son and causing serious injuries. Daniel Tasler, 28, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Child Endangerment, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to a criminal complaint, Tasler was ‘punishing’ the four-year-old for hitting another child when he “spun him around” and threw him onto a couch.  When the injured boy’s mother tried to take him to […]

  • Flu Season Worsens in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Iowa Department of Public Health says the flu is now considered to be ‘widepsread’ in the state. State medical director Dr. Caitlin Pedati says the number of cases in the state has steadily increased over the past few weeks and is expected to keep growing.  So far this year six Iowans have died from the disease. Dr. Pedati says Iowa physicians are reporting more cases of Influenza-B right now.  Typically Influenza-A is the strain that […]

  • Des Moines Police Release Pictures of Bank Robbery Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a robbery earlier this week. Police released three images of the suspect Thursday on social media.  They were taken inside the West Bank on SW 9th Street on December 30th.  Police say the suspect passed a note to a teller demanding money.  After taking the cash he left on foot. If you can identify the suspect you’re asked to call Detective Jason […]

  • Des Moines Police Patrol Car Hit By Gunfire on Christmas Night

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Two Des Moines police officers came under fire in their patrol car on Wednesday night, but the department doesn’t know if the officers were the intended targets. It happened on Wednesday night on the 1600 Block of University Avenue.  Two officers were traveling eastbound on University when their vehicle was hit by gunfire around 10:34 pm. One officer suffered minor injuries from broken glass; the other officer wasn’t injured.  Neither of their names have been released. […]

  • State Auditor Rob Sand Announces Embezzlement Investigation of Former MWA Executive

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A former executive with the Metro Waste Authority is accused of stealing nearly two million dollars from the organization using a series of sham companies. State Auditor Rob Sand announced the results of the investigation into MWA finances on Thursday.  Sand’s office found that former MWA Director of Operations Jeff Dworek was responsible for “improper disbursements” of $1.83 million dollars. “What is essentially a scheme of using a shell company to make improper payments of taxpayers […]

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