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  • Cindy Axne Says She Will Support Both Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  Both of Iowa’s freshman Congresswomen will vote in favor of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. On Tuesday afternoon, Congresswoman Cindy Axne announced that she will vote ‘yes’ in a House vote scheduled for Wednesday.  Axne’s announcement came minutes after Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer announced that she, too, will vote ‘yes’. Congressman Dave Loebsack also announced his support for impeachment in a statement released later on Tuesday. Republican Congressman Steve King is expected to vote against the […]

  • Rep. Abby Finkenauer Announces She Will Vote ‘Yes’ on Articles of Impeachment

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer says she will vote for both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday.  Finkenauer was the first Iowa Democrat in Congress to announce her intentions publicly. In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday, Finkenauer writes that she support both articles because her oath to uphold the Constitution demands it.  “This decision is not, and was never about politics, and this shouldn’t be about political parties or elections,” Finkenauer writes, “It’s about […]

  • Tutus and Snowpants: Norwalk Junior Meteorologists Share Their Forecasts for Kids

    NORWALK, Iowa  —  Watch out, Ed Wilson … these kids are coming for your job. Emily Gerlich’s kindergarten class at Orchard Hills Elementary School in Norwalk recently completed a unit on weather.  The kids learned about weather around the world and how it varies from state to state and country to country.  As a final project the kids created their own video forecasts complete with tips on dressing and playing in the weather.  Here’s more of their fantastic work:   […]

  • Clive Police Still Looking for Driver Who Hit Teenager on Sidewalk

    CLIVE, Iowa  —  The Clive Police Department is still searching for the driver who hit and injured a teenager on a sidewalk on Monday. Tire marks are still visible in the grass in the 9200 block of Indian Hills Drive.  Police say a 14-year-old girl was walking to a basketball game around 4:15pm on Monday when a car veered off the road and onto the sidewalk, seriously injuring her.  The girl is now recovering at home from internal injuries, a […]

  • Clive Police Looking for Driver Who Hit a Child on Sidewalk

    CLIVE, Iowa  —  The Clive Police Department is asking for help finding a driver they say hit and injured a child on Monday. It happened at 4:18 pm in the 9200 block of Indian Hills Drive.  Clive Police say the car left the road and crossed a sidewalk before hitting the child.  The driver then fled from the scene. The child was injured in the crash but is expected to recover. Police are asking any neighbors with exterior cameras to […]

  • 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 […]

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