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  • Overnight Shooting Leaves One Man Dead in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police are investigating a shooting overnight that left one man dead, marking the city’s 10th homicide of 2018. First responders were called to 2411 Welbeck Rd. at around 2:25 a.m. Thursday to investigate a report of shots fired. Sgt. Paul Parizek said it happened in a second-floor apartment. On arrival, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he later died. Police are not […]

  • Mollie Tibbetts Memorial Run Raises Money, Helps Community Heal

    BROOKLYN, Iowa — Mollie Tibbetts was honored Sunday by hundreds doing something she loved to do – run. The Mollie Tibbetts Memorial run took place at the BGM High School parking lot Sunday morning.  757 people had signed up for the event, and organizers say at least 500 attended.  They ran from the high school down to the end of the blacktop at 385th Street, a distance of about five miles. Many others also ran virtually by going for runs […]

  • “Out of the Darkness” Events Bring People Affected by Suicide Together

    ANKENY, Iowa — The Central Iowa “Out of the Darkness” Walk held at the DMACC campus in Ankeny not only gave people a chance to open up about their own struggle or loss, but also serves as a  platform to help change the way Iowa approaches mental health care. This year’s main speakers, Mary Neubauer and Larry Loss, have advocated for change to the system following the death of their son, Sergei, to suicide in 2017. As of Sunday, the walk has […]

  • Iowa State Patrol Tased, Arrested Man Following Pursuit

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa State Patrol officer had to tase and then arrest a man following a pursuit that turned into an assault on the officer. Sergeant Nathan Ludwig said the officer tried to pull over 25-year-old Jacob Ira at around 1 p.m. Sunday for an equipment violation on his vehicle. Ira instead led the officer on a chase. Ira tried to run on foot, but the officer caught up with him at 3509 Amherst St. Ira tried […]

  • Iowa Department of Corrections Looking for Escaped Inmate Convicted of Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of corrections is asking for information on the whereabouts of an inmate who escaped on Sunday. 39-year-old Vincent Cortez Brown was absent for a head count at the Fort Des Moines Work Release Center. Brown is 5’10” and weighs around 223 pounds. Brown is serving a sentence for second degree murder for the death of Phyllis Davis. Davis was shot and killed while driving home from work on April 8, 1996. She had […]

  • Two People Injured in Shooting at Prospect Park Saturday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people were taken to area hospitals Saturday night after a shooting occurred in Prospect Park. Des Moines Police are now looking for the two men they say are responsible. It happened at around 7:30 p.m. Police say two men were each with a group of others and shot at each other for unspecified reasons. One of the victims was shot in the arm and was taken to Mercy Medical Center. Another victim was shot in […]

  • NASCAR Supporting “Team Caleb” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — 11-year-old Caleb Hammond’s final wish was to have his casket decorated in stickers like a race car. But 12 NASCAR race cars will be adorned with a decal just for him this weekend. Caleb Hammond was diagnosed with  B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia at nine years old. Treatment is no longer helping, so Caleb and his family decided not to continue.  Caleb is an avid racing fan and recently got to ride in a Ferrari on the Iowa Speedway […]

  • Iowan Shares Experience Helping With California Wildfires

    GRIMES, Iowa — Ryan Kooiker is back home after spending time in California assisting in the battle against wildfires. “You get 20 guys together. You have to grit it out for 19 days – hiking mountains, camping in the dirt, dust and nastiness…getting gritty,” Kooiker said. Now, Kooiker doesn’t mind getting dirty. But, this certainly was not your average camping trip. “We got up in the morning for breakfast and everybody noticed a layer of ash on their tents. that […]

  • Man Dies after Webster County Motorcycle Crash

    WEBSTER COUNTY, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol says a 52-year-old man died after losing control of his motorcycle. A crash report says it happened at 12:16 a.m. Sunday morning on Highway 175, two miles west of Stratford. Monte Dilliner of Stanhope was heading east on his 2002 Kawasaki when he dropped off into the right hand shoulder. His motorcycle rolled over and Dilliner was thrown off of it. Dilliner was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Police: Shooting death was “Lawful Self-Defense”, No Charges Filed

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say the shooting on Saturday that left one man dead was in self-defense, and no charges will be filed. Detectives learned that a 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man lived at the woman’s residence at 209 E. Park Avenue with two young children. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday, they found damage to a tire on the man’s vehicle that they believe was intentional. While they were looking at the damage, 32-year-old Joshua Wheeler arrived at the […]

  • New “Farm to Fair” Dinner Opens a Dialogue Between Farmers and Consumers

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Four hundred lucky Iowa State Fair goers got a chance to see where the food in our state really comes from. The first “Farm to Fair” dinner took place on the Grand Concourse this morning. The meal was catered by The Machine Shed in Urbandale and incorporated some of the major elements of Iowa’s agriculture such as beef, pork, corn, dairy, egg, soybean, and turkey. The 500-foot long table was the largest table ever sat at […]

  • “Rickmobile” Stops in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Fans of the adult cartoon “Rick and Morty” got a chance to “get schwifty” this afternoon. The “Rickmobile”, a car shaped to look like one of the titular characters, stopped at Peace Tree Brewery.  The “Rickmobile” has made stops all over the country to sell exclusive “Rick and Morty” merchandise to hundreds of devoted fans. “We built this whole truck with Rick as the theme. So really that’s the attraction, it’s taking a picture with Rick and […]