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  • Marty Tirrell Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Former Des Moines sports radio host Marty Tirrell could spend up to 20 years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to mail fraud in federal court. On Wednesday, Tirrell agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors in Des Moines before his case went to trial.  Tirrell is agreeing to plead guilty to a single count of mail fraud.  Nine other counts in his indictment would be dropped by prosecutors. Tirrell is accused of defrauding […]

  • Vehicular Homicide Charge Filed for November Drag Racing Death on I-235

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A second driver involved in a fatal accident on I-235 in November is now charged with Vehicular Homicide by Drag Racing. Devin Russell Smith, 23, was booked into the Polk County Jail on Thursday evening.  According to online court records, Smith and Dimitrious Galvan, 22, had spent the evening together drinking at Shaggy’s, a downtown Des Moines bar, before the fatal crash. At around 2:00 am on November 8th Galvan lost control of his Honda Civic on […]

  • Witness Wanted in Des Moines Homicide Investigation Now in Police Custody

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A man wanted on a material witness warrant in a homicide investigation is now in police custody. Police issued the warrant for Wayne Jemerigbe, 39, of Des Moines earlier on Thursday.  He was located later in the evening and taken into custody. Jemerigbe was wanted for questioning in the death of 29-year-old Karlos Goldman, Jr.  Goldman was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a truck parked in the 600 block of 18th Street in the […]

  • Pedestrian Hit, Injured by Des Moines Police Car

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police say an officer was turning at a red light when the officer hit and injured a pedestrian. It happened around 5:30 on Thursday evening at I-235 off ramp to 42nd Street.  The police officer was reportedly turning right onto 42nd at a red light when a pedestrian in the road was hit. The woman suffered minor injuries.  She is expected to be okay. The crash is under investigation.

  • ‘Things Change in a Second’: Des Moines Police Warn About Leaving Kids in Running Cars

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A scary 48 minutes on Wednesday night should serve as a warning to all parents, Des Moines police say. A seven-year-old child was sleeping in the backseat of a running truck on the east side of Des Moines when the truck was stolen.  After a frantic search across the city, the truck was found abandoned on a nearby street with the unharmed child still inside. Police say things easily could have gone much worse.  They say […]

  • Windsor Heights to Take Down University Camera in 2020

    WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa  —  The City of Windsor Heights says its controversial speeding camera will disappear next spring. The Windsor Heights City Council voted on Monday to remove the automated traffic enforcement camera on University Avenue on April 21, 2020 when the contract with a camera vendor ends.  The camera will continue to be used to catch speeders and issue citations until then. The camera has brought in millions in revenue to the city.  But it also has been blamed […]

  • Beaverdale Couple Launch Little Food Pantry in Their Front Yard

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Beaverdale couple is fighting food insecurity from their front yard, thanks to some divine intervention. “We’re really strong Christians and we felt God’s nudge,” Megan Ries says about what finally prompted she and her husband, Adam, to set up a tiny free food pantry.  “I said: ‘Hey, why not?  Why not us?'” Ries says she got the idea for the pantry about a year ago.  She and  her husband were spurred to finally take action […]

  • Matt Campbell Agrees To Contract Extension at Iowa State

    AMES, Iowa  —  Matt Campbell is extending his stay in Ames. On Tuesday the school announced that Campbell has agreed to another extension of his contract.  The new deal will run through the 2025 season.  Details of the new deal, including any possible pay raise, have not been released.  His current contract pays him $1.9 million annually. The Cyclones finished the regular season with a 7-5 record.  They’ll find out this weekend which bowl game they will play in.  This […]

  • One Person Killed in Monday Morning Crash North of Ankeny

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  One person was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash this morning in rural Polk County. The Ankeny and Polk City Fire Departments were called out to the crash in the 13000 block of NW 16th Street at 11:28 am on Monday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says two vehicles, a Chevrolet truck and a Ford Mustang, had crashed.  The drivers of both vehicles were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.  […]

  • Des Moines’ ‘Kid Kittle’ to Hype Up Kinnick Stadium on Saturday

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Kinnick Stadium crowd on Saturday will get help getting hyped by a Des Moines five-year-old known as ‘Kid Kittle.’ Matthew Mason has become a viral star on YouTube for his ‘remix’ of former Hawkeye George Kittle’s own hype video earlier this year.  Matthew and his dad, Jason, a Des Moines firefighter, created the video and uploaded it earlier this week to YouTube.  It already has more views on the site than Kittle’s original video. On […]

  • Des Moines Students Take Time Out of Class to Honor WWII Veteran

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Students at a Des Moines elementary school were given a lesson in sacrifice on Friday, and taught a lesson in patriotism. Kids at Hillis Elementary School stepped away from the classroom on Friday afternoon to line a funeral procession route that was passing the school.  Dozens of kids stood at attention, holding flags as the remains of Channing Whitaker passed by. Whitaker was killed in 1943 during a World War II battle at the age of […]

  • David Wiggins Takes Over as Acting Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court

    DES MOINES, Iowa —  The Iowa Supreme Court has a new temporary leader following the death last week of former Chief Justice Mark Cady. On Thursday, Justice David Wiggins was given appointed Acting Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.  Cady had chosen Wiggins as his interim successor three years ago. Cady died last Friday after suffering a heart attack while walking his dog. Wiggins has served on the Iowa Supreme Court bench since 2003.  He was appointed by Governor […]

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