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Des Moines man arrested with four ounces of meth

A Des Moines man struggled with West Des Moines police late Wednesday when they tried to arrest him with almost four ounces of methamphetamine. Jeremiah Ray Janes, 40, of 340 N.E. 46th Ave., Des Moines, was charged with controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts.
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William ‘Bill’ Wright Jr. of Adel

William “Bill” Wright Jr., 88, of Adel passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Minburn United Methodist Church in Minburn. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 2-7 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Minburn.
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Here's What Is Going On With Afghan Refugees In Iowa

There's so much going on concerning Afghan refugees and still a lot of unknowns. Here's a rundown on what the state is said to expect and how Iowans can help. The state's refugee resettlement agencies will still be accepting their already-scheduled arrivals on top of an additional number of Afghan refugees.

Ankeny settles over police shooting of unarmed suspect

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys say the city of Ankeny has settled a lawsuit filed by a man who was shot by a police officer during an attempted burglary. Myles Regenold sued after he was shot in March 2019 while breaking into an auto store. At the time, police said Regenold did not follow directions and advanced toward officers before he was shot. Regenold’s attorneys say video camera footage shows he was unarmed and complying when he was shot. The lawsuit was dismissed Wednesday after a $500,000 settlement from the city to Regenold. He was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to third-degree burglary.

Des Moines' got goat regret

Des Moines is clicking its cleats for rejecting goats as city staffers, Councilperson Carl Voss told Axios. The Clive Greenbelt Goats have become local celebrities, while simultaneously helping manage invasive plants without herbicides. "If Clive can do it, why can't we?" Voss asked. Flashback: DSM nixed the idea several years...

Iowa bikers support middle schooler experiencing bullying

DES MOINES, Iowa — Wednesday afternoon, motorcyclists from all over the metro gave Braelyn Link an experience she wouldn't forget — an escort home from school. The sixth-grader has struggled with bullying this school year, her mother and grandmother shared. So, both of them called up their biker friends to...

Johnston, DMPS share consequences if students don't wear masks

Johnston's mask mandate went into effect on Thursday after their school board approved the measure earlier this week. For the first day, enforcement wasn't much of a challenge. Students who wish to go maskless will face a meeting with their parents and school administration. And if that child still plans...

Iowa school districts pare back COVID-19 reporting to parents

Several central Iowa school districts have changed how they report COVID-19 information this school year, giving parents less detailed information about positive cases as the delta variant spreads. West Des Moines Community Schools, a 9,000-student district with 13 schools, did contact tracing last year. Superintendent Lisa Remy said school administrators would send letters to the […] The post Iowa school districts pare back COVID-19 reporting to parents appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.

Preparations underway for Knotfest 2021

INDIANOLA, Iowa — One of Iowa's most famous heavy metal bands is coming home this weekend, and organizers are almost done making the final touches. Knotfest 2021, named after the Iowa native band Slipknot, will be this Saturday at the Indianola National Balloon Classic Field. A total of 13 bands...

Iowa man embarked on dayslong search for COVID test kit

DES MOINES, Iowa — Luke Elzinga of Des Moines wasn’t feeling too well this past weekend. Sore throat, and a fever had him cancel plans to gather in person with friends. But as he started to feel better he thought a COVID test would be wise. He looked at some pharmacies for a COVID test, bout they were all booked up. His friends had a mail-in Test Iowa kit. He picked it up at their doorstep.
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Creston football stresses fundamentals in road trip to Knoxville

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, a battle to determine the best Panther in Class 3A District No. 6 takes place when Creston (3-1) plays at Knoxville (0-4). Last week, the Creston Panthers won 49-17 against Gilbert at home. As for the Knoxville Panthers, they fell 42-22 on the road to...

Travis J. Griffin, Charles City

Travis J. Griffin passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at MercyOne in Des Moines, Iowa with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at The Bridge Church in Charles City with Pastor Rob Williams officiating. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.

Des Moines COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Des Moines: 1. 215 Euclid Ave (515) 282-8454; 2. 3330 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy 515-255-6213; 3. 3221 SE 14th St 515-246-1390; 4. 4605 Fleur Dr 515-285-7133; 5. 1107 Army Post Rd 515-287-1022; 6. 420 Court Ave 515-697-0362; 7.

Iowa man among first to receive newly approved Alzheimer’s treatment

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) — An Iowa man is one of the first in the U.S. to receive what some hope could be a life-changing treatment for Alzheimer’s patients. KCRG reports the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Aduhelm in June. It’s not a cure, but believed to be a way to extend quality of life for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.