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  • Fallen Power Line Starts Car Fire During Storms in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Flooded roads were not the only problem some Des Moines residents were dealing with Saturday night. A downed power line started a car on fire in the 300 block of 40th Place just after 10:30 p.m. The flames were dangerously close to trees and started to spread to nearby homes. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it reached any homes. No one was hurt from the fire.

  • Davenport Businesses, City Leaders Meet Amid Flood Recovery

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Wet weather in eastern Iowa is raising concerns that the Mississippi River could rise above the minor flood stage, as business owners in Davenport work to repair the damages caused by flooding nearly two months ago. More than 30 businesses had to temporarily close their doors. On Friday, members of the newly formed Downtown Davenport Business Coalition and city leaders met face to face for the first time. Business owners have been at odds with the city […]

  • Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting in Downtown Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Police in Fort Dodge say they are lucky no one was hurt in a shooting at a city parking lot early Saturday morning. Now, they are looking for the person who pulled the trigger. Fort Dodge police responded to a parking lot in the 10 block of North 7th Street just before 2 a.m. after officers patrolling the area heard gunshots. Police found a group of people standing outside and a number of vehicles leaving the […]

  • Police Make 3rd Arrest Brutal Assault, Robbery of 82-Year-Old Kelley Woman

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa — The Story County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a third suspect involved in a brutal assault and robbery of an elderly woman last August. Police arrested 18-year-old Jacob Jimenez at an address in Jewell Friday afternoon. He faces a host of charges including first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree burglary and first-degree robbery. Police say Jimenez and two others, 17-year-old Luis Cruz and 20-year-old Manuel Balderas, broke into the 82-year-old woman’s home in Kelley, sprayed her with a chemical […]

  • Discrimination Case Against Terry Branstad Moved to Jasper County

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A discrimination case against former Iowa Governor and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad has been moved out of Polk County. Both parties agreed to move the trial to Jasper County, after attorney Roxanne Conlin fell ill in court last week due to what she calls poor air quality because of courthouse renovations. Former compensation commissioner Chris Godfrey says Branstad asked him to resign after winning the governor’s seat in 2010, then cut his pay by […]

  • Windsor Heights Officially Increases Speed Limit on University Avenue

    WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa — The City of Windsor Heights is letting drivers go a little bit faster down a busy road. As of noon Friday, the speed limit on University Avenue in Windsor Heights was increased. The speed limit was changed from 25 mph to 30 mph. On Monday, the city council approved the change, and the signs were changed out Friday morning.

  • Debut Concert at Water Works Park Amphitheater Moved Indoors

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The rainy forecast is forcing the organizers of Lauridsen Amphitheater’s debut concert to move indoors. Country star Clint Black was scheduled to be the debut headliner Saturday night at the new Water Works Park amphitheater. But with severe weather on the way, First Fleet Concerts announced they are moving the show to the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive. “We figure it will be a lot more fun hearing Clint play ‘Nothin’ But The Taillights’ NOT […]

  • Lawsuit Claims Waukee School Board Violated Iowa’s Open Meetings Law

    WAUKEE, Iowa — A former employee has filed a second lawsuit against the Waukee Community School District. Amy Patters says the district and school board violated the state’s open meetings law. Patters is former COO Eric Rose’s old administrative assistant. She says the board held a more than 90-minute closed meeting to discuss Rose’s performance back in January 2018. Iowa Code says elected officials can meet in closed session to prevent damaging an employee’s reputation if the individual requests it. But […]

  • Trial for Murder of Mollie Tibbetts Delayed Again

    POWESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa — The first-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts has been pushed back again. Cristhian Rivera’s jury trial is now set to begin Nov. 12 in Woodbury County. He asked for more time to prepare for a suppression hearing, which is now set to be held Aug, 23 in Montezuma. Rivera’s attorneys want the judge to dismiss evidence, including the discovery of Tibbetts’ blood, found during a search of his car because he […]

  • Sigourney Man Charged After 4-Month-Old Dies From Brain, Spinal Cord Injuries

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Charges have been upgraded against a Sigourney man after the child he is accused of injuring passed away. Twenty-one-year-old Johnny Dale Jr. is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of 4-month-old Kane Bruns. Police say the baby’s mother found him unresponsive in their Oskaloosa home early Sunday. The child had a bruise on his forehead and pale skin. When he arrived at the hospital Kane’s brain was bleeding and his spinal cord was severely damaged. […]

  • Trade Study Shows Tariffs Cost Americans Billions

    With tariffs on most of Chinese goods and retaliatory tariffs placed on American goods, billions more are paid for trade. New data from a coalition of trade groups called Tariffs Hurt the Heartland shows Americans have paid nearly $22 billion in additional tariffs since the trade war with China began. The data is broken down by individual tariff action and shows American businesses and consumers have paid $15 billion because of the tariffs on China. The data runs through April […]

  • Ex-Missouri Trooper Involved in Clive Man’s Drowning Loses Law Enforcement License Again

    The former Missouri State Trooper who was transporting Brandon Ellingson at the time of his death has had his law license revoked for a second time. Ellingson, who was a graduate of Valley High School, was under arrest and in handcuffs when he fell out of Trooper Anthony Piercy’s boat at Lake of the Ozarks in 2014. The lifejacket Piercy had placed on Ellingson was not properly secured and the Iowa man drowned. Piercy’s law enforcement license had been previously […]

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