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Amber Alert issued in Iowa

An Amber Alert has been issued out of Jackson County, Iowa for 5-year-old Abel Lee Keil. Abel Lee Keil is a white male, 3’6″, 40 lbs. with blonde hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue t-shirt with a smiley face, blue shorts with animals and batman sandals. The...
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Iowa man charged in shooting deaths of his parents, sister

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A 20-year-old Iowa man shot and killed his parents and his younger sister at the family’s Cedar Rapids home, and has been taken into custody, police said late Tuesday. Officers who responded to the home after receiving a call at 8:23 a.m. on Tuesday morning...
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Police rescue missing West Des Moines man from Raccoon River embankment

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The West Des Moines Police Department said rescue crews located a 59-year-old man reported missing Tuesday morning near the Raccoon River. Rod Cheney had previously been seen walking from his disabled vehicle around 7:45 a.m. at the intersection of South Grand Prairie Parkway and Raccoon River Drive, according to police.
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Des Moines couple misses $100K lottery prize due to pandemic

DES MOINES, Iowa — What would you do with an extra $100,000?. Des Moines resident Bradly Hanawalt said he asks himself that every day after learning too late that he had a winning Powerball ticket. Hanawalt said his wife purchased the winning lottery ticket Nov. 26, 2019, at a QuikTrip.

Two-vehicle crash slows traffic at First Avenue, Iowa Highway 141

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Iowa Highway 141 and Iowa Highway 144 (First Avenue) about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, slowing evening traffic on the busy roadways. No injuries were reported. The Perry Police Department is investigating the incident. The vehicles, operated by a driver from Grand Junction and a...

18-year-old gets stuck in chimney after being locked out of house

HENDERSON, Nev. — A Nevada teenager took a page out of Santa’s playbook when she found herself locked out of her house. But then she ended up in a tight situation. Despite getting stuck in a chimney, the 18-year-old is OK. Firefighters in Henderson, just outside of Las Vegas, got a call Tuesday morning about the incident.

Albion’s Madyson Zoucha wins Miss Nebraska Teen title

Madyson Zoucha, a soon-to-be senior at Boone Central High School, won the title of Miss Nebraska Teen at the state National American Miss (NAM) competition held last weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. Competitions for the states of Iowa and Nebraska were held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, June 11-13,...

Dubuque Regional Airport looking for input on new master plan

County officials in the Des Moines area have approved a plan to incentivize adults to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Waterloo Community School Board voted Tuesday to demolish Sloane Wallace Stadium. Automatic vaccine alert Twitter account closing up due to widespread supply. Updated: 3 hours ago. The man behind a...