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  • Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By Minivan

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man is dead after being struck by a van near Drake University.  It happened just after 7:00 p.m. Thursday near 23rd Street and University Avenue. Police say a 28-year-old man was hit while walking across University. First responders rushed him to the hospital in serious condition.  Despite extensive life saving efforts, the man died a short time later. Authorities are questioning the driver.  The names of those involved have not been released. The […]

  • Fans Are Ready For GameDay in Ames; Police Are, Too

    AMES, Iowa  — ESPN College GameDay will make its debut in Ames on Saturday and police are preparing for massive crowds. “We had already done a large amount of prep and then all of a sudden we get the added twist of ESPN GameDay coming so we had to refocus our priorities for game day weekend,” says Iowa State Police Chief Michael Newton. Officials expect nearly 100,000 people to be in and around Jack Trice Stadium. “We will have officers from […]

  • Possibility of Electronic Scooters in Des Moines Being Explored

    DES MOINES, Iowa  — A group of Des Moines organizations are exploring whether or not electronic scooters would be a good fit in the city. The scooters are already found in various cities across the country where they’ve been met some success and some struggles. “Areas like downtown Des Moines and Drake University neighborhood are areas that come to mind but there is no determination as to where exactly they would go,” said DART spokesperson Amanda Wanke. DART is one of […]

  • Police: Crime in Des Moines Down From Last Summer Despite Two Overnight Shootings

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are investigating two shootings that happened just hours apart. The first injured two and happened in the parking lot of the Southport Strip Mall on Army Post Road Tuesday night. “It was a complicated story right off the bat. It originally looked to us to be it was a robbery of an individual. We were able to review some evidence of the scene, get some witness statements and track down the suspects in […]

  • Safe Space For Home Bakers to Exchange Goods With Clients After Burlington Baker Assaulted

    BURLINGTON, Iowa — Burlington Police have made an arrest in a sexual assault case. Police say 37-year-old Steven Andrew Mauck went to a Burlington woman’s home pretending to be a home bakery customer.  Once inside the home he raped the woman at gunpoint. Bakers across the state say they are here to support her and all Iowans making ends meet by selling baked goods. “After hearing the news last night Crème has opened its doors to any home baker that […]

  • Iowa State Fair Braces For Millions of Visitors

    Des Moines, Iowa – The 2019 Iowa State Fair kicks off 11 straight days of food and fun Thursday, August 8th. Organizers are ready for the crowds. “This year we went to three free stages and added daytime entertainment. Mutton busting (is) one thing we’ve been talking about and one thing people have been excited about,” said Gary Slater, Manager and CEO of the Iowa State Fair. Entertainment isn’t the only priority though. State Fair Police say keeping people safe […]

  • Marshalltown Business Cleaning Up After Second Burglary

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — A Marshalltown business is in clean up mode after thieves broke in Sunday, July 28th. Burglars took more than eight thousand dollars worth of equipment – including Bose speakers, PlayStation systems and video games. It’s the second time in months the store was broken into. “Since the tornado we’ve lost a lot of lighting downtown.  Our back alley has been dark and we have vacant buildings on both side of us .. due to the tornado. So […]

  • Suspect Description Released In Boone Shooting

    BOONE, IA — Boone police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting Thursday that put schools and a college campus on lockdown. Police responded to the 1300 block of Carroll Street shortly after 1:00 p.m. on reports of a man threatening another person with a gun. Upon arrival, they found a male victim with a non-threatening gunshot wound. The suspect fled the scene on foot. Police described him as a heavy set black male wearing blue jeans and […]

  • Jury Finds Jason Carter Not Guilty of Mother’s Murder

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA– After a short deliberation, a Pottawattamie County jury has found Jason Carter not guilty of murdering his mother Shirley Carter. Shirley was found dead in her Lacona home in June of 2015. Law enforcement in Marion County charged Jason with first degree murder in Shirley’s death last year, after he lost a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his father Bill Carter. Jason’s criminal trial started with jury slection Tuesday, March 5th.

  • Stores Closed on Thanksgiving 2018

    Some retailers give employees Thanksgiving off to spend with family. Below is a list of stores closed today: Ace Hardware AT&T Barnes & Noble Burlington Coat Factory Buybuy Baby Christopher & Banks Costco Dillard’s Dressbarn Fleet Farm Hobby Lobby Home Depot HomeGoods Joann Fabrics Lowe’s Marshalls Mattress Firm Menards Nordstrom Rack Office Depot and OfficeMax Petco PetSmart Pier 1 Imports REI Sam’s Club Shoe Carnival Staples The Container Store T.J. Maxx Tractor Supply Company Trader Joe’s Von Maur World Market […]

  • Iowa Gas Prices on Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is one of busiest travel weeks of the year, and it’s coming at a good time for gas prices. The average cost in the state is $2.35 a gallon. That’s 13 cents below the national average, but the national average is falling too. It’s down nearly 40 cents a gallon from one month ago. On November 22nd gas is as low as $2.14 a gallon in Central Iowa.

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