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Major traffic backup reported on Interstate 80 in Iowa

GRINNELL, Iowa — Traffic was backed up Wednesday morning on Interstate 80. KCCI received reports of a tractor-trailer rollover in the westbound lanes between Newton and Grinnell. The rollover is near a planned construction zone where traffic diverts. One viewer said traffic was backed up for about 4 miles.
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Rollover Accident North of Knoxville

Shortly after 7:00 a.m., rescue crews were called to the scene of a rollover accident north of Knoxville, a few hundred feet west of Highway 14 on Illinois. A small white sedan left the roadway and rolled multiple times landing approximately 75 feet into a yard. Witnesses on scene say the accident involved a young woman who was on her way to work. The woman was transported from the scene by Mercy Helicopter. Knoxville Fire and Rescue, Knoxville Township Rural Fire Department, and the Marion County Sheriff’s office responded to the call.
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Indianola officials address people's concerns on small parking spaces

INDIANOLA, Iowa — People in Indianola are saying that the parking spaces in the town square are too small and that there are not enough parking spots available. This comes as residents get accustomed to the newly revitalized downtown. One Facebook post that details those concerns has more than...

Abortion investigations would be prohibited under Des Moines proposal

Des Moines police would not be able to investigate complaints about health care providers that facilitate access to abortion under a resolution shared with Axios that was drafted by city councilperson Josh Mandelbaum. It would also direct city staffers to draft an ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing or employment...

Comedians campaign for the "right to bare arms" at Des Moines meeting

Comedians "Chad Kroeger" and JT Parr spoke before the Des Moines City Council Monday night for their right to "bare arms."Catch up fast: The duo is from "SoCal."Kroeger's real name is Tom Allen. His stage name is the same as the lead singer of Nickelback, a band that is often the subject of mockery, VICE Magazine reports.They're known for going to council meetings and making humorous demands.What happened: They tried to speak during a rezoning hearing."Because we've been working on our pipes for like years and we feel like that should be protected. If you put sleeves on us, there could be dire consequences," Parr said.Mayor Frank Cownie ruled they were out of order and asked them to leave. (They sat down and remained in the meeting without further incident.)Bottom line: Even the sexiest of guns aren't welcome at City Hall.

Adel City Council Approves Payment To City Of Greenfield

The Adel City Council approved a payment to the City of Greenfield for related training costs of a potential police officer candidate at their regular meeting Tuesday. The Council approved the payment in the amount of $9,898 to the City of Greenfield as the department is expected to have a vacancy at the end of the month and the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certified candidate currently has a contract with Greenfield that would need to have the non-training related costs bought out.

Trial set for Ankeny father charged in daughter’s shooting death

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Ankeny father will go on trial in October in the shooting death of his four-year-old daughter. Police say Savannah Holmes accidentally shot herself in the head with her father’s gun on May 16th. She died of her injuries at the hospital. Akeem Holmes told police he set the gun down […]

Iowa Baseball Player Makes History at Field of Dreams [Video]

Matt "Kirby" Mullenbach did something at yesterday's (August 10, 2022) Field of Dreams baseball game that has never been done before. Matt is a native Iowan who was born in Urbandale, Iowa, who pitches for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, and kind of surprisingly Matt, who grew up here, had never been to Dyersville before the game that was played last night, according to the MLB Network Facebook Page.

Iowa Man Attempts to Burn House Down With His Mother Inside

I think it's all safe to say that when we were kids we had moments, months, and maybe even years when we didn't get along with our mothers. The time that sticks out to me most is when I was about to leave for my freshman year of college and just needed to get out of the house. That was a tough summer for my mom.

Panka Peruvian opening second Iowa location near Drake

Mariela Maya, the owner of Panka Peruvian Restaurant along Ingersoll Ave., is opening her second location this October, "Panka Rotisserie Chicken."Driving the news: Rotisserie chicken is so big in Peru, the country's signature dish, "pollo a la brasa," even has its own holiday.Maya wants to bring the juicy, crisp-skinned dish to Des Moines in a casual restaurant setting.State of play: Panka's second location will open in the Drake neighborhood at 3018 Forest Ave., the former location of Fong's on Forest.Details: The preparation is what makes this rotisserie chicken different from your grocery store variety. It's spiced with Peruvian yellow pepper...

Iowa Vietnam veterans still fighting Agent Orange decades later

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Vietnam War claimed the lives of more than 800 Iowans. Local veterans hope a special event Wednesday can also honor the soldiers who died years later or are still feeling the deadly effects of a toxin used in combat. “On the Iowa Vietnam Wall there are 868 combat-related deaths. Their […]

What it takes to be an Iowa State Fair food vendor

DES MOINES, Iowa — Food vendors at the Iowa State Fair may not have it as easy as you would think. There are a lot of steps to getting to the fair that start months in advance. Food vendors need to apply to the fair to get a spot and when they do they need […]

Renate Rice brings All-Star experience to East High football program

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines East football is celebrating its newest addition to the team, which is also a first for the metro. After earning three All-Star rings, and a championship during a 12-year career playing tackle football –Renate Rice can now add high school coach to her resume. “It’s kind of unbelievable at […]

Iowa Cubs sold as Endeavor unloads minor league clubs after less than a year of ownership

The Iowa Cubs have changed hands for the second time in eight months as the company that bought the team sold it to a close affiliate under pressure from Major League Baseball over a perceived conflict of interest. Endeavor Group Holdings, a California-based sports and entertainment and marketing conglomerate, announced Tuesday afternoon that the company had sold the Cubs and nine other minor league baseball teams it acquired this year to one of its biggest investors, Silver Lake Partners. ...

Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Iowa State Fair

There is only one Iowa State Fair. It is recognized across the nation as the largest state fair with more entertainment and food options than you can shake a stick at! Food on a stick, at that! This year's Iowa State Fair runs from August 11th through August 21st. Even if you've been to the fair before, there are some things you need to know. The Des Moines Register has put together some helpful tips before you head to the best state fair in the U.S.A.!

Iowa City Is Home to the Area’s First Plant Bar

Just be sure not to use the beverage in your hand to water the plants and you'll be fine!. During the pandemic, a place with the coolest name ever and an equally cool concept opened in central Iowa. Pots & Shots opened in the Des Moines area in 2021 as a unique place for plant-lovers to gather and get their drink on, while also partaking in one of their other favorite pastimes. You can actually stop by, order a glass of wine, and be immersed in greenery, with experts helping you pick out the perfect houseplant.