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  • Johnston Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide for Street Racing Deaths

    ANKENY, Iowa  —  A Johnston man is being charged with Homicide by Vehicle after two people were killed during what police say was an illegal street race in August. 21-year-old Brandon Ferin is charged with Homicide by Vehicle and Drag Racing.  He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on Tuesday morning. Police say Ferin was racing against a truck on S. Ankeny Boulevard on Saturday, August 25th when the truck left the road and crashed into a […]

  • Waukee School Official Eric Rose Placed on Paid Leave Following Audit Report

    WAUKEE, Iowa  —  The Waukee School District has placed Chief Operating Officer Eric Rose on paid administrative leave. On Thursday, State Auditor Mary Mosiman released an audit of Waukee Schools sparked by complaints about Rose from legislators and taxpayers.  That audit found $130,000 in spending that was “not in the best interest of taxpayers.”  That included more than $80,000 spent on out-of-state retreats for employees and $20,000 spent on furniture for the superintendent’s office. In 2016 Rose was investigated by […]

  • Arrest Made in September Des Moines Homicide Investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police say the man who shot-and-killed Aaron Ross on September 30th in Des Moines is now in custody in Chicago. 28-year-old Tyrone Hughes, Jr. was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago and charged with First Degree Murder.  Ross was shot while sitting in a car in Des Moines on September 30th.  Prosecutors are working to extradite Hughes back to Iowa.

  • New Name But Same Great Program at Findley Elementary in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A new program at a Des Moines elementary school will seek to replicate the success that the “I Have a Dream Network” has had in preparing kids for college for decades. On Wednesday, the local “I Have a Dream Foundation” announced it is breaking with the national program and launching a new one called “By Degrees Foundation” at Findley Elementary School.  The announcement brings to an end the 28 year relationship between the school and the […]

  • Audit Report Questions $130,000 in Spending by Waukee Schools

    WAUKEE, Iowa  —  The Waukee School District is being accused of spending $130,000 on items “not in the best interest of taxpayers” by the State Auditor’s Office. Among the spending being questioned in the audit report released on Thursday is $83,234 spent on administrative retreats, $27,903 spent on furniture for the Superintendent’s office and $17,539 worth of purchases made on procurement cards.  The questioned spending happened between July 1st, 2013 and December 31st, 2017. Auditor Mary Mosiman says the review […]

  • Former SWCC Dean Charged with Theft in College Spending Investigation

    CRESTON, Iowa  —  Beth Kulow, a former dean at Southwestern Community College in Creston, is now facing criminal charges allegedly stealing from the school. Kulow was charged on Tuesday with Falsifying Public Documents and three counts of Second Degree Theft.  The charges come as the result of a lengthy investigation into finances at the Creston school.  Kulow is accused of approving the use of school funds for private expenses including travel and her wedding.  Kulow resigned from the school in […]

  • Driver Cited in Crash That Killed Urbandale Schools Employee

    URBANDALE, Iowa  —  The driver who hit-and-killed an Urbandale woman last week has been cited in connection with the crash. Sixty-two-year-old Dawn Ipson was crossing the street in the 7200 block of Aurora Avenue on November 27th when she was hit by a turning car driven by 58-year-old Jean Davis of Urbandale. Davis has now been cited with Failure to Yield to Pedestrian Right of Way.

  • T.J. Hockenson Wins Mackey Award as Nation’s Top Tight End

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  The best Tight End in college football is once again an Iowa Hawkeye. On Wednesday, T.J. Hockenson was named the winner of the John Mackey Award as the best tight end in college football.  Hockenson is in the midst of one of the greatest seasons ever by an Iowa tight end.  He’s caught 46 passes for 717 yards and scored 7 touchdowns this season.  He’ll be awarded the trophy tomorrow. Hockenson is the second Hawkeye to […]

  • Drake Student Charged with Misdemeanor for Racist Note Hoax

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Drake University student has been charged and cited for delivering a racist note to a fellow student as part of a hoax. 18-year-old Kissie Ram was given a misdemeanor citation for False Reports to a Public Safety Entity.  She was given a misdemeanor summons but was not  booked into jail.  No other charges are expected. In mid-November, police were contacted by Ram and another Drake student who said they found racist notes slid under the […]

  • Iowan Wins $100K in Tuition in Dr. Pepper Halftime Contest

    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana  —  An Iowan was the second biggest winner at the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday. During halftime of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium, won by the Ohio State Buckeyes, Iowa-native Caleb Line won $100,000 in tuition from Dr. Pepper.  Line defeated another contestant in football tossing contest on the field. Line is a Wartburg College student.  He is studying biochemistry and hopes to take on world hunger when he graduates.  Line is from Nashua, Iowa.

  • Drake University says One Alleged Victim is Responsible for Four Racist Notes Left on Campus

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Drake University says four incidents of racist notes left in dorm rooms appear to be hoaxes, but another unrelated incident is still being investigated as real. On November 7th, Drake student Keith Walker reportedly received a racist and threatening note in his dorm room.  That case is still being investigated by Drake and Des Moines police. Shortly after that letter was received, two other Drake students reported being targeted four times by racist notes found in […]

  • Noah Fant is Heading for the NFL, Won’t Play in Hawkeye Bowl Game

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  Iowa Hawkeyes fans have seen Noah Fant play his last snap in black-and-gold. Today the superstar tight end announced he is leaving school early for the NFL and won’t play in the Hawkeyes’ bowl game. “Since the very first time I put on a pair of football pads as a child, it has been my dream to play in the NFL”, Fant said in a post on Twitter announcing the decision, “I am very excited for […]