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Police: Des Moines man fired a gun from his porch

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man is out of jail on Sunday night after police say he fired a gun from his front porch. Jeffrey Jones is charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Police say home surveillance video shows Jones on his porch firing a gun...
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Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East helps mothers connect in a baby formula exchange

Olympic gold medalist, champion gymnast, winner on “Dancing of the Stars” and mother Shawn Johnson East wants to ensure that mothers who need baby formula connect. The West Des Moines native announced a new website she created with her husband Andrew East to help mothers in need of infant formula and those who have formula to share get in touch.
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Police: Woman stabs man after arguing in the car

DES MOINES, Iowa — A man is recovering in a Des Moines hospital this morning after being stabbed in the arm. It happened on Mattern Avenue and East 14th street around 1 Sunday morning. Des Moines police say a man and woman were arguing in the car. The man...
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Opinion: Every Iowa school needs to teach diversity and inclusion

Gerald Ott of Ankeny was an English teacher at Keokuk Senior High School, and for the majority of his career was a staff member of the state teachers union. One of my favorite lines from 19th-century American literature is, “I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it." It's from Walt Whitman (1819-1892).
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Ames High School alumni take a last look at old building

AMES, Iowa — Ames High School’s old campus has served the city well for decades, but it’s now time for generations of Little Cyclones to say goodbye. The school is set to be demolished as its sparkling new replacement rises next door, so the school district hosted farewell tours for Ames High alumni this weekend. […]
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Comic fans gather for first-ever Des Moines Con

DES MOINES, Iowa — If you saw some costumed characters around the metro over the weekend, there's a good chance they were heading to Des Moines Con. The convention brought together hundreds of fans from around the Midwest for a celebration of all things nerdy. From comic books to anime, there was plenty for attendees to see.
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Clouds return for Monday

DES MOINES, Iowa — Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts. It’s been a nice day with a breezy NW wind. Lots of sunshine today will turn to clouds tomorrow. Monday stays mostly dry. The rain gets here on Tuesday and stays with us through Wednesday. Temperatures will stay cool as well – with highs in the upper 50s. We don’t get above average for this time of year until Friday. The holiday weekend right now is looking pretty nice. Temperatures will reach the upper 70s/low 80s by next weekend. Storm chances increase by Monday.
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State Boys Golf Day 1

Statewide Iowa — State golf begins Monday. Class 1A is at Ames Golf & Country Club, with a 10:30 am tee time. Class 2A plays at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames off the box 10:30 am, and Class 3A tees off at 10:30 am at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.
AMES, IA
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Reawaken Perry’s labor history Tuesday at Towncraft Center

Did you know that a train on the tracks was once a valid excuse for being late to school or work?. Or that Perry school children used to be able to see the Oscar Mayer Weiner mobile up close?. These and other topics will be shared in the next installment...
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State track day 3 provides more fireworks, champions

DES MOINES – The 2022 state track meet is in the books. 30 local winners were crowned on Saturday alone along with some team champions. Team winners: Boys4A- Dowling Catholic3A- Dc-Grimes2A- Spirit Lake1A- New London Girls 4A- Waukee Northwest3A- Solon2A- Mid Prairie1A- Nashua-Plainfield
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South Asian Family fulfils dream with help from an Iowa Program

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - Iowa is home to thousands of refugee families, many of who come to the U.S. with very little, KCCI’s Kayla James reports. A local organization based in Des Moines is working to change that by helping some become entrepreneurs. Lutheran Services in Iowa runs...
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Community Supports Perry Police Department On Perry Police Appreciation Day

There was ice cream, grilled foods and cinnamon rolls out at the Perry Hy-Vee this past Monday all in support of the Perry Police Department. After an incident that occurred on May 10th involving Perry Police Chief Eric Vaughn receiving a single gun shot wound to the upper thigh, organizations in the community came out in support of the Perry Police Department. This past Monday had Totally Rolled Ice Cream from West Des Moines at the Perry Hy-Vee donating 25-percent of its proceeds, the Hy-Vee Grill was out making grilled goods donating 25-percent of those proceeds and St. Patrick’s Catholic School was selling their cinnamon rolls donating 100-percent of their proceeds. Store Manager Nate Brokaw says it good to see the community come together.
PERRY, IA
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Norwalk Boys Soccer Has Revenge On Their Mind at Urbandale

After defeating Council Bluffs Lincoln in their first-round playoff match Thursday night, Norwalk’s boys’ soccer squad will look to extend their season against Urbandale Monday. The Warriors defeated the Lynx Thursday in a 6-0 shutout, their sixth win in their last seven matches. Norwalk will be entering familiar...
URBANDALE, IA
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Central Iowa pools prepare to open for the season in the coming weeks

As we inch closer to Summer, metro pools are preparing to open for the season. Most pools in central Iowa open next weekend, Memorial Day weekend, for the season. Adventure Bay water park in Altoona opens Saturday, with a Season Passholder preview on Friday. Also next Saturday, city pools in...
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