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Galesburg woman wanted for vehicle theft after taking van, leaving it in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Galesburg Police on Thursday, June 23rd, responded to a reported vehicle theft in the 100 block of South West Street. The alleged theft occurred on Monday, June 20th. Officers met with a 32-year-old female victim who said she was at an apartment with a female friend on the 20th and the female friend wanted a ride from the victim. The victim declined to give her friend a ride, and when the victim returned from using the restroom her friend and her car keys were gone. The victim told police she waited three days to file the report because she was in constant contact via Facebook messenger with her friend – identified as 22-year-old Delaney Sorenson of Galesburg. When Sorenson eventually blocked the victim, she called police. According to police reports, Sorenson eventually told her mother that she left the stolen vehicle at a Walmart parking lot in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sorenson messaged that she left the van in Iowa because she “wasn’t going to jail for a stolen car.” The 2004 Honda Odyssey was listed as stolen and Delaney Sorenson was added to the Galesburg Police pending arrest list facing charges of Vehicle Theft.
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Dowling Catholic's Trever Baumler already one of the state's top baseball players as a sophomore

It’s a hot summer evening as Mary Lynn Baumler sits in the stands along the third-base line at Principal Park on June 22. Baumler is at the park to watch her son Trever, a sophomore for Dowling Catholic. She also has her phone ready so she can watch that night’s Delmarva Shorebirds game on it. Another son, Carter, is a right-handed pitcher for the Shorebirds.
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One of the Midwest’s Largest Car Shows is Coming to Iowa

DES MOINES, IA (Radio Iowa) For those who love glistening paint, shiny chrome and loud engines, one of the Midwest’s largest car shows will take over the Iowa State Fairgrounds this holiday weekend. Stephanie Schoennagel, spokeswoman for the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, says this will mark the 31st annual Heartland Nationals in Des Moines.

Des Moines Man Sentenced For Illegally Obtaining Medical Information

(Des Moines, IA) — A Des Moines man will spend 27 months in prison for illegally obtaining health information on another person. Forty-nine-year-old Dustin Ortiz pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to wrongfully obtain and disclose individually identifiable health information. According to court documents, Ortiz conspired with a then-employee of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Des Moines to obtain the records on the victim’s mental health conditions and medications. Ortiz then gave the records to a third party. The court information says the intent was to use the health information for personal gain and malicious harm — making it a felony.

Indianola Streetscape Update Information

Work continued on the Indianola Square Reconstruction Project this week, which included the removal of the road on Ashland Ave between 1st and Howard and the installation of the pedestrian fence. Installation of the sidewalk, planter beds, and seat walls began on the west side of Howard, while sidewalk work began on the east side of Howard. Salem Ave was also opened to traffic.

Des Moines Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Criminal HIPAA Violations

Des Moines, IA- A Des Moines man was sentenced Wednesday to over 2 years in prison for criminal HIPAA violations. 49-year-old Dustin James Ortiz was sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of a federal indictment charging conspiracy to wrongfully obtain and disclose individually identifiable health information, and wrongfully obtaining individually identifiable health information.

Work Continues at the New Knoxville Middle School

Work continues on the new Knoxville Middle School. Recently, the school board took a tour of the facility. Knoxville Superintendent Cassi Pearson spoke with KNIA/KRLS News about the facility and its impact on the students. “We spent more than a year and a half planning and we have seen renderings...

Allora's budget-friendly, homemade Italian cuisine

If you're looking for some homemade Italian eats without breaking the bank, head to Allora for lunch, the new Italian-inspired restaurant inside Krause Gateway Center.State of play: The combo is a good way to go — it's similar to Panera Bread's "You Pick Two," but way fancier. Get a panini, soup and salad for $14 or pasta and salad for $11.What I tried: "Porcine Dream" is a pasta in a creamy sauce with a little crisp and salty bits of porchetta and pancetta locally sourced from La Quercia and Berkwood farms.The star of the dish is the thick homemade...

Gov. Reynolds announces legal action following Supreme Court decision

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - On Tuesday, Governor Kim Reynolds and legislative leaders announced two planned legal actions following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that the Constitution does not confer any right to abortion. First, Governor Reynolds will urge the Iowa Supreme Court to rehear Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds....

Will we have Iowa sweet corn for the Fourth of July? What the cold spring means for summer treat.

That first tender crunch of Iowa sweet corn can signify the dog days of summer, but residents in the Des Moines metro will have to wait this year until after the Fourth of July. Thanks to a cold and cloudy spring, many central Iowa farmers say their initial harvest will be pushed back a couple of weeks. It marks the first time since 2019 that many Iowans will have to hold off until after Independence Day for their first taste of sweet corn...

W-SR at South Winn on KWAY Country

Wednesday two baseball teams four hours away from each other met halfway as Waverly-Shell Rock played 2nd ranked Lewis Central of Council Bluffs in Des Moines. The Titans won 10-2 at the game played at Grand View University. Listen to Waverly-Shell Rock baseball Thursday night on KWAY Country AM 1470...

Warren County Justice Center Dedication Ceremony Takes Place Wednesday

The Warren County Justice Center Dedication Ceremony took place Wednesday, culminating years of work to build the new facility after the old courthouse was torn down in 2019. The American Legion Post 165 hosted a flag procession ceremony, followed by bagpipes, a bugle, and a cornerstone laying ceremony, with remarks by county employees, and a ribbon cutting hosted by the Indianola Chamber of Commerce. Warren County Judge Kevin Parker said in his statement, the Justice Center is aptly named, and the court system will try to live up to that name.

Garbage truck fire brings rapid response Tuesday in Adel

ADEL, Iowa — A fire broke out in an Ankeny Sanitation garbage truck near the Dallas County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred about 1 p.m. in the 900 block of Court Street. The truck driver jettisoned the load of garbage in the...

Thursday is your last chance to visit Iowa Hall of Pride

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Hall of Pride in Downtown Des Moines will open one last time on Thursday before shutting down for good. Staff at the museum say it has been busy over the past week with hundreds of people coming into the museum, seeing the displays one last time before the closure. Over the past 17 years, that is the place that celebrates talented Iowans from all walks of life.

‘Sprint car capital’ races in a big way in Iowa

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Even the city’s logo has a checkered flag. Glenn Lyons, the executive director of the economic development in Knoxville, Iowa. He’s only been in the position since November but he knows that sprint car racing is woven into the fabric of the city of about 7,000 in south central Iowa.

Gov. Reynolds announces legal actions regarding abortion in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday two legal actions following theU.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. I will do whatever it takes to defend the most important freedom there is: the right to life." Reynolds said she will urge the Iowa Supreme...