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Indianola man charged with attempted murder in Des Moines stabbing

DES MOINES, Iowa – An Indianola man is facing an attempted murder charge after police say he stabbed a woman in Des Moines Tuesday. It happened in the 3800 block of University Avenue around 3:22 p.m., according to Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department. Dominique Taylor, 18, is accused of stabbing a 57-year-old female in the back during a dispute.
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Iowa House candidate charged after accidental shooting

Iowa House candidate Sonya Heitshusen was checking on a gun in her home after receiving ongoing threatening messages through social media when it accidentally discharged last week, she said in a media statement Wednesday.No injuries were reported but, on Tuesday, the West Des Moines Democrat was arrested on a charge of reckless use of a firearm.Why it matters: Heitshusen is an advocate for more gun control.She intentionally and recklessly pulled the trigger during a 11:20pm June 27th incident at her home, WDM police said in a court document.Details: Heitshusen, a former WHO-13 news anchor, she had been receiving threats for...

Man charged with driving drunk, hitting and killing bicyclist in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — An Urbandale man is charged with driving drunk before hitting and killing a bicyclist in West Des Moines last week. Police say on the night of Friday, July 1, 42-year-old Brian Kirkman of Urbandale drove his car into a bicyclist in the 9600 block of Raccoon River Drive. The man on the bike, 57-year-old James Deal of Des Moines, died after being transported to the hospital.

Wells Fargo to cut 114 metro jobs in August

Filings with Iowa Workforce Development show that Wells Fargo plans to eliminate 114 positions next month at its locations in West Des Moines, Des Moines and Ankeny. In all, Wells Fargo has cut nearly 200 jobs since May — many from its home mortgage division. Wells Fargo said in...

Authorities recover Des Moines man's body after he went missing while tubing on Raccoon River

The body of a man who went missing Sunday while tubing on the Raccoon River in Dallas County was recovered Tuesday morning. Authorities received calls around 4:30 p.m. Sunday about tubers in distress on the Raccoon River between Adel and Van Meter. Ricco Morrow, 34, of Des Moines went missing around that time; his body was located downriver Tuesday morning, Van Meter Police Chief Bill Daggett said.  ...

Creston's Downing named Preseason All-Big 12 choice

(Ames) -- Creston graduate Trevor Downing was among the several regional college athletes to earn Preseason All-Big 12 honorees on Wednesday. Downing – an offensive lineman at Iowa State – was a first-team choice, along with teammates Xavier Hutchinson (wide receiver), Jared Rus (fullback) and Will McDonald IV (defensive lineman).

Adel Police Report June 27-July 3

Officers responded to a theft report in the 1400 block of Locust Street. A two-vehicle accident was reported in the 24000 block of U.S. Highway 6. Damages were estimated at $10,000. July 1, 2022. No activity reported. July 2, 2022. Edward Zachary Osburne, 31, of 911 Bryan St., Adel, was...

Dallas Center-Grimes baseball, softball head into the postseason

Baseball (20-14) Granted the third seed in the Class 3A Substate 2 bracket, DCG squares off with Winterset (13-14) on Thursday. And if their track record against the Huskies continues, the Mustangs are well on their way to the semifinals. Since 2009, the Mustangs have a 13-0 record against Winterset...

Warren County Supervisors Meeting in Work Session

The Warren County Board of Supervisors meet in a special work session today. The board will meet to receive an update on the Comprehensive Plan by the City of Norwalk. The meeting begins at 2pm in the boardroom of the Warren County Administration Building.

Tuition fundraiser for twin of Ames church shooting victim

URBANDALE, Iowa — Vivian and Valarie Flores were more than just roommates at Iowa State University. “They walked around our office and greeted everybody with warm hugs,” said Missy Ringgenberg who serves as the director at Respite Connections in Urbandale. They were more than twin sisters. “They were inseparable,” said Ringgenberg.

Final Friday Night Live Concert Tomorrow

The third and final of three Indianola Chamber of Commerce Friday Night Live concerts is tomorrow, featuring Past Vertical. Chamber President and CEO Brenda Easter tells KNIA News the Friday Night Live concerts provide a family friendly entertainment venue and is a budget-conscious, easy way to get out of the house and enjoy spending time with other members of the community. The concert is at Memorial Park from 7 to 9:30pm.

Valley Junction redevelopment invites new restaurants, bars

The City of West Des Moines is hoping a grant and loan program offering up to $100,000 to developers and business owners will help upgrade aging buildings in Valley Junction.Why it matters: Redeveloping some of the more than 100-year-old buildings is meant to sustain existing businesses, while also encouraging new tenants to open shop in the older side of West Des Moines.It's been difficult, especially for restaurants and bars, to open up because of the cost to bring the buildings up to code, said Clyde Evans, West Des Moines' economic development director.Driving the news: Around $600,000 was allocated for commercial businesses in Valley Junction last month to help cover major renovations to dilapidated buildings and aid new construction.State of play: Some of the planned improvements include more than $1 million renovation in the building that previously housed The Longest Yard. A new restaurant will take its place.Others plans include a new restaurant called "Bix & Co." at 111 5th Street and an Italian steakhouse at 304 5th Street.The other side: Some residents and existing business owners had expressed concern over some of the redevelopment in Valley Junction, prompting the city to put a moratorium on demolitions, the Register reports.