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  • Counting Blessings in Bondurant

    BONDURANT, Iowa  —  “What doesn’t go through your mind? You know, please God, let my mom be okay.” Sheer panic set in as a tornado tore apart the town of Bondurant on Thursday. Mother Nature has not been kind to the city this summer, first bringing flash flooding and now tornadoes.  Surprisingly, many residents are still in good spirits. People were the first priority when news quickly spread about the storm. For Sharon Link, that meant checking on her three […]

  • James Exline’s Mother Accused of Causing Second Mistrial

    JEFFERSON, Iowa – A Jefferson man accused of molesting his teenage daughter is asking the court to not allow his mother to testify. Court documents filed Tuesday state Shirley Exline caused a mistrial on May 2nd by failing to follow an order of the court restricting her testimony.  The motion to exclude her as a witness states Shirley “knowingly, intentionally and willfully violated the order of the court” when she testified that her granddaughter Paige Exline was “murdered.” James Exline’ […]

  • Des Moines Performing Arts Announces Broadway Series Season Lineup

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The top critically-acclaimed musicals currently performing to sold out crowds on the Great White Way are coming to Des Moines. Des Moines Performing Arts announced its 40th Broadway series on Tuesday. The season begins with Love Never Dies–the sequel to the longest-running musical in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera–and ends with Broadway’s longest-running play, The Play That Goes Wrong. DMPA keeps bringing the top theater shows straight from New York City to the Des Moines Civic […]

  • When Talking Doesn’t Do the Trick, EMDR Therapy Helps Patients Overcome Trauma

    Sometimes talking through trauma just isn’t enough to make the pain go away. A specialized form of therapy is growing in the Midwest. In February, 60 psychologists and therapists from across the Midwest were trained here in Des Moines to provide what is know as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. At first glance, EMDR appears similar to hypnosis but mental health professionals assure us it’s not. Studies show it’s making a difference for patients struggling with PTSD and all types […]

  • ‘Revolution’ Aims to Entertain and Inspire

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  It’s part fashion show, part concert, part celebration. Revolution: Vive la Fashion Rock invades the Stoner Theater on Friday. For the event’s headliner, it’s a project years in the making, and Madison Ray is ready to make a big splash. “All of the dedication, all of the practice, all of the rehearsal, just for a moment. This feels kind of like that,” says Ray while looking around the empty theater days before the show. Come showtime, it’s his […]

  • Spunk, Energy, Presence: Local Starlets Show What’s Inside in Hopes of Being Cast in ‘Waitress’

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  It’s an opportunity for little girls to perform on a big stage. On November 2nd, the national touring company of Broadway’s Waitress the Musical held auditions for its upcoming stop at the Des Moines Civic Center. Dozens of young hopefuls, between the ages of four and five-and-a-half, gathered at Des Moines Performing Arts’ Temple Theater for a chance to audition for the role of Lulu. For some, it was all about a new experience. “She stands on […]