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  • The Insiders: August 19th, 2018

    The Iowa State Fair means food-on-a-stick, a trip down the giant slide and lots and lots of politics. As another State Fair comes to an end Dave Price looks back on some of the big names and big issues fairgoers heard this year.  Also Vice President Mike Pence came to Des Moines this week but skipped the State Fair.  However he did have plenty to say about the effect tariffs are having on Iowans and about the search for missing Brooklyn-native […]

  • Leonard Boswell, Former Iowa Congressman, Dies at the Age of 84

    IOWA  —  Leonard Boswell, a Vietnam veteran who represented Iowa in the US House of Representatives for 16 years, has passed away at the age of 84. Boswell was found unresponsive at his home in Davis County early Friday morning.  He was airlifted to a Des Moines hospital.  Family and friends spent the day saying their final farewells before his passing. Boswell was born in Harrison County, Missouri on January 10th, 1934.  His family moved to Iowa and he graduated […]

  • Governor Reynolds Requests Federal Aid for July Tornado Damage

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Governor Kim Reynolds is asking President Trump to declare parts of four Iowa counties federal disaster areas following an outbreak of tornadoes on July 19th. The request covers damage suffered in Lee, Marion, Marshall and Van Buren Counties.  The cities of Marshalltown and Pella suffered the most significant damage during those storms.  Vermeer, Inc. in Pella took a direct hit from an EF3 tornado.  Another EF3 tornado hit downtown Marshalltown moments later, causing millions in damage […]

  • Victim of Officer Involved Shooting in Creston Identified

    CRESTON, Iowa  —  The man shot-and-killed by police in a park in Creston on Monday has been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Cameron of Creston. On Monday, August 13th, Creston Police were called to McKinley Park on a report of a man seated on a park bench with a gun.  Police say officers confronted the man and asked him to “show his hands” but he refused and advanced on officers.  Sergeant Jared Auten fired his weapon, striking and killing Cameron.  Auten […]

  • Motorcyclist Killed on I-80 Crash in Jasper County

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa  —  A Colorado man was killed in one of three crashes that slowed traffic to a crawl on Interstate 80 on Thursday morning. It happened on I-80 at the 161 mile marker near Newton.  The Iowa State Patrol says it started with a driver suffering a medical condition and crashing into a ditch.  That crashed slowed traffic and lead to two more crashes including one that killed a Colorado motorcyclist. An online crash report shows 58-year-old Ted […]

  • Des Moines Police Release Arrest Data of Officer Accused of Racial Profiling

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police still aren’t commenting on a traffic stop by Officer Kyle Thies that Iowa CCI says is textbook racial profiling.  However the department is correcting the record on claims about Thies’ arrest statistics. According to Sgt. Paul Parizek, Officer Thies made 253 arrests in 2017.  127 of those arrestees were black, or 50%. Iowa CCI claimed on Wednesday that Thies made 282 arrests in 2017 and 100% of those were black.  A spreadsheet of […]

  • GoFundMe Fundraiser for Grandview Little League Team

    The Grandview Little Leauge team is heading to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to represent the Midwest in the 2018 Little League World Series. You can help parents make it to Williamsport to support their kids by donating to their GoFundMe page.

  • Details for Vice President Mike Pence’s Wednesday Visit to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Vice President Mike Pence will be in Des Moines on Wednesday to promote the Trump Administration’s tax policies and to campaign for Iowa Congressman David Young. Pence is expected to touch down on Air Force Two at the Des Moines Airport around 11:30am on Wednesday.  He’ll hold a private campaign event for Congressman David Young and then hold a rally at the Community Choice Credit Union Veterans Memorial Auditorium.  That rally is expected to start at […]

  • Governor’s Office Says There’s Nothing Illegal About Its State Fair Booth

    IOWA STATE FAIR  —  A Des Moines lawmaker says Governor Reynolds is breaking the law with her booth at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, but the Governor’s office and the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board disagree. State Representative Brian Meyer (D-Des  Moines) posted a picture of the Reynolds booth on Facebook Tuesday morning accusing the Governor of violating a new state law.  “Kim Reynolds and the Republicans in the legislature passed a law prohibiting the use of taxpayer funded fair […]

  • Peter Strzok Fired from the FBI

    WASHINGTON — The FBI has fired Peter Strzok, an agent who was removed from the Russia probe last year for sending text messages disparaging President Donald Trump, Strzok’s lawyer said Monday. Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s attorney, said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the agent’s termination on Friday. Goelman said that the deputy director’s decision comes after the head of the office that normally handles disciplinary actions decided Strzok should instead face a demotion and 60-day suspension. “The decision to fire […]

  • St. Theresa’s Almost Ready for Students After Extensive Flood Damage

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  When the first day of school arrives on August 23rd, St. Theresa’s Catholic School will be ready for students. The school suffered extensive damage in flash flooding on June 30th.  Classrooms, hallways and offices suffered damage from floor to ceiling.  Two inches of water was standing in the school when staff arrived the day after the storm.  In the five weeks since then an army of volunteers and contractors have worked to tear down the damage […]

  • DCI Launches Website Dedicated to Search for Mollie Tibbetts

    MONTEZUMA, Iowa  —  The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is launching a new website dedicated entirely to the search for Mollie Tibbetts. The 20-year-old was last seen on July 18th while going for a run in her hometown of Brooklyn.  Since then authorities say they’ve investigated thousands of tips and conducted more than 500 interviews but haven’t reported finding any trace of Mollie or clues to her whereabouts. Authorities hope a new website, FindingMollie.Iowa.gov, will lead them to new information […]