De Soto, IA

Timothy Hamman of Perry

Services for Timothy Hamman, 86, of Perry will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation will start one hour prior to the service. Tim died June 24, 2022, at the Kings Garden Campus in Perry, Iowa. Tim is survived by his sister,...
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Truck drives through abortion ruling protest crowd in Cedar Rapids

(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Thousands gathered across Iowa to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. A protest in Des Moines, Friday drew a crowd of more than a thousand people near the Des Moines Public Schools' Central Campus. Cedar Rapids protesters surround pickup. Witnesses at...
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Car crashes into Mexican restaurant in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa — A car crashed into a Mexican restaurant building in Des Moines on Friday afternoon. The Des Moines Police Department responded to a crash at the intersection of Indianola Ave. and East Hillside Ave. at around 2:30 p.m. Law enforcement said the male driver was heading northbound at a high-rate of speed. […]

West Des Moines allegedly molested step-daughter for seven years

A West Des Moines man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing his step-daughter for half her life. Dimas Ernesto Mendez Mayorga, 34, of 4213 Plymouth Dr., West Des Moines, was charged with second-degree sexual abuse. The alleged crimes occurred between August 2014 and April 2022 in the 9000...

Laura’s Quick Questions for Brent Halling

Brent Halling is a longtime farmer who lives south of Perry with his wife, Brenda, a retired pharmacist, and their rescue dog Jack, a yellow lab mix. Brent has been active in the community at both the local and state levels for decades. Brent is a board member of Perry’s...

Anti-abortion supporters rally at the Iowa State Capitol

DES MOINES, Iowa — Saturday morning, a group of anti-abortion Iowans gathered on the west steps of the Iowa Capitol, praying for lawmakers to pass stricter abortion laws after theU.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. "We are here to provide support for the Supreme Court as they...

Roe v. Wade overturned: What it means for Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Supreme Court ruling Friday that overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing a constitutional right to abortion won’t make an immediate change to abortion rights in Iowa – but that could change if Republican lawmakers get their way. A 2018 ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court determined the right […]

How Valley Junction is getting cool

When you walk through Valley Junction's commercial district, you'll find a cat cafe on one side, a hipster record store on another and a pop culture-themed sausage shop. Valley Junction, the oldest and original area of West Des Moines has always retained its own independent, eclectic vibe. But these days, it's less antique-shop and more young vibes.

Indianola Downtown Invites Residents to Participate in Ridiculous Day

Today is Ridiculous Day in Indianola, a day put forward by the Indianola Downtown Merchants with activities and sales from local businesses. The event will feature both a pet parade and a grand march parade, activities and games on the square, local vendors and food trucks, and sales, and those attending are invited to dress up in ridiculous costumes.

Des Moines woman faces assault, drug charges in Earlham fight

A West Des Moines was arrested early Friday after she allegedly assaulted her girlfriend in their Earlham residence and then fled the scene before the arrival of law enforcement. Angel Rose Marie Fell, 39, of Des Moines was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault with intent to inflict serious injury,...

2 Men Found Guilty Of The Execution-Style Murders Of 3 Teens Handed Life Sentences

(Des Moines, IA) — Two men found guilty in the execution-style murders of three teenagers have been sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison. Twenty-three-year-old Daishawn Gills was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole and 21-year-old Emmanuel Totaye was sentenced to three consecutive terms of 50 years. KCCI/TV reports mandatory minimums for Totaye add up to more than 100 years behind bars. An accomplice hasn’t been sentenced yet. The men were convicted of killing teenagers DeVonte Swanks, Malachi Swanks, and Thayne Wright two-and-a-half years ago in Des Moines.

Altoona brings back Fourth of July parade after a long absence. Here's the route.

Altoona is reviving a major summer tradition it hasn't seen in years. The suburb's Fourth of July parade, which starts at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4, will begin by the library, 700 8th St. S.W., and run east along 8th Street before ending by Haines Park, off the intersection of 8th Street and 3rd Avenue Southeast. There will be an ice cream social at Haines Park following the parade.

History reawakened with excavation of Second Street

History was unearthed in Perry this week when the Public Works Department dug up Second Street in order to install a water line. The line crossed Second Street about midway between Warford and Lucinda streets in what was once the heart of the town’s commercial corridor and remains an important part of Perry’s downtown business and cultural district.

Adair County Arrest Report

(Adair Co.) The Fontanelle Police Department arrested 28-year-old Zakery Dean Sickles, of Fontanelle, on Wednesday on a warrant charging him with four counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree and four counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child. Sickles was held in the Adair County Jail on $300,000 cash only bond.