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Horses found running free on busy Des Moines street

DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s a scene you wouldn’t expect in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines. Someone's horses broke free near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Prospect Road Tuesday. The horses held up traffic and caused quite the commotion on the street before they were...
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Urbandale police seek driver in road rage shooting

URBANDALE, Iowa – Police in Urbandale are working to find a driver who shot at a car during a road rage incident Wednesday morning. Officers were called to the 4900 block of NW Urbandale Drive around 7:20 a.m. on a report of shots fired, according to the Urbandale Police Department. The victim told officers a […]
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Jefferson Police Report May 24, 2022

12:13am: A Traffic Stop in the 300 Block of East Lincoln Way Street resulted in Tristian McNeil of Fort Dodge being cited for, “Excessive Speed.”. 1:01am: An officer assisted the GC Ambulance with a Medical Call in the 1200 Block of Southfield Drive. 8:00am: Richard Hernandez turned in a...
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Apple data center, Costco, Ruth's Chris Steak House among projects issued building permits in April

An architectural rendering of Apple’s planned data center in Waukee that was released in 2017 when the project was announced. Building permits were issued in April for 30 new Des Moines-area commercial projects including the much-anticipated Apple Inc. data center development in Waukee, a Costco members-only retail store in Ankeny and a mixed-use project in West Des Moines that will include Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Union Pacific to Close Duff Avenue Crossing

City Officials in Ames have announced that the Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the Duff Avenue railroad crossing from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 27th for emergency railroad repairs. There will be no access to the Duff Avenue tracks, and the sidewalks will be closed. Motorcyclists, bicyclists,...

Couple Enters Not Guilty Plea in Wall Lake (IA) House Fire Case

May 24—SAC CITY, Iowa. — A Greene County (IA) couple has pleaded not guilty of intentionally setting fire to a Wall Lake, Iowa, house and receiving more than $50,000 from an insurance company for lost property. Melissa Dopheide, 40, and Andrew Wempe, 39, both of Scranton, Iowa, entered...

Ongoing Investigation by Greene County Sheriff’s Office Following Single Vehicle Crash Tuesday Night

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation following a Tuesday night single vehicle crash. According to the sheriff’s office, Grand Junction and Paton Fire Departments, Greene County Ambulance, along with the sheriff and deputies responded to the incident at 10:20pm on X Avenue near 170th Street. Thirty-four-year-old Amanda Meyer of Fort Dodge lost control of her 2014 GMC Acadia on X Avenue as it went into the west ditch and struck a driveway. The report shows airbags were deployed and Meyer was taken to Greene County Medical Center by Greene County Ambulance with suspected injuries.

Traffic scanning cameras lead Urbandale Police to suspect

URBANDALE, Iowa — Just last week a man wanted on multiple charges was captured with the help of a very unique system. The truck the wanted man was driving was identified by the Urbandale Police Department’s new Flock cameras.  The cameras flag license plates against a database of crime and missing person cases. After a short […]

7 biggest events in Des Moines in 2022

Festival season is in full swing and we are booked and busy in 2022, folks.Here are the top seven events happening in Des Moines, starting this week.CelebrAsianWhat: This festival brings together different Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Iowa around food, educational activities and live cultural entertainment. Details: This year's event takes place at Western Gateway Park from May 27-28.C0st: There is no cost for this event.Des Moines Arts Festival Photo courtesy of Des Moines Arts FestivalWhat: This art festival attracts more than 200,000 people and includes live entertainment, interactive arts activities, and film screenings. Details: The...

First look: Des Moines' planned $33M senior housing project

A $33 million senior housing complex will be constructed on Des Moines' south side, under a zoning request approved by the City Council this week. Why it matters: There's an affordable housing deficit in central Iowa. The facility will bring about 144 units to a nearly six-acre site near Southridge Mall.

Susan “Sue” Elaine Aber, 67, of Churdan

Visitation and memorial services for Susan Elaine Aber, 67, of Churdan, will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson, Iowa on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Visitation with family and friends begins at 9:30am, followed by the memorial service which begins at 10:30am. Interment will take place at Highland Township Cemetery,...

Drag event at Ankeny High School draws criticism from some parents

ANKENY, Iowa — Some Ankeny parents are upset about an event held on Monday night at Ankeny High School. Ankeny's Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club hosted a drag event as part of the club's end-of-the-year meeting. The event was not for the whole school. The club brought in some...

Central Iowa company accused of acting as a front for Chinese manufacturer

A central Iowa business is being sued in federal court for allegedly claiming that its Chinese-made products, which collect data on critical infrastructure that’s buried underground, are produced in the United States. Digital Control Inc., or DCI, which is based in the state of Washington, is suing Underground Magnetics of Johnston, Iowa, in U.S. District […] The post Central Iowa company accused of acting as a front for Chinese manufacturer appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.

Adel Police Department Report May 16-22, 2022

It should be noted that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Theft: Officer took to a report of extortion in the 100 block of S. 10th St. Accident: A two vehicle accident was reported in the 300 block of Nile Kinnick Dr. S....

Des Moines and Polk County assess work-from-home government

Des Moines and Polk County officials are reviewing work-from-home guidelines as some municipal employees push for remote statuses adopted in the early days of the pandemic, human resource directors from both governments tell Axios. Why it matters: Local governments provide crucial public services.Efforts to balance the community's needs with employees' desire for more workplace flexibility has significantly ramped up recently.The big picture: 77% of Americans whose job can be done remotely say it's important that their employer allow them to work remotely when they want to, according the annual Axios Harris 100 poll.Most say the pandemic proved many jobs can...

1 in 64 million chance: Iowa family welcomes triplets after tragedy

ANKENY, Iowa — An Ankeny couple has hit the family jackpot. Kellee and Nick Briggs got the surprise of a lifetime when they found they were pregnant with triplets in 2020. However, in that same ultrasound appointment, they found out two of the three babies weren't going to make it.