Waukee, IA

Dallas County Sheriff’s Report September 25-26, 2022

Sharon Selley, Hastings, NE, was driving on I80 at the 97 mile marker, when Anthony Foster, Omaha, NE, tried to merge onto the interstate from the exit ramp. Mr. Foster struck Ms. Selley’s vehicle and then continued driving. No injuries were reported and damage to Ms. Selley’s vehicle was estimated at $4000. Damage to Mr. Foster’s vehicle was estimated at $1000.
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Des Moines woman faces charges after someone fell from roof of a car

ADEL, Iowa — A Des Moines woman faces charges after someone fell off the roof of a car while it was speeding down the street. It happened over the weekend in Adel. Jessica Versteegh is charged with serious injury by vehicle and driving while barred. Court records show the...
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Waukee man facing assault, obstruction of communications charges

A Waukee man was arrested Sunday after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend during a domestic dispute. Jacob Glen Stephenson, 32, of 1345 S.E. Parkview Crossing Dr., Waukee, was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault-bodily injury or mental illness, obstruction of emergency communications, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

WASP (Waukee Area Seniors & Police)

Officers encourage seniors to stop by the Community Center for coffee and breakfast. Meetings typically occur on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Waukee Community Center. This program is designed to help reduce criminal victimization of the elderly. Note that some months are skipped due to holidays. Please check the City calendar at to confirm the event is scheduled for that month.

Sewage back-up forces sisters to leave West Des Moines apartment

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Brooklyn and Jacinda Reed noticed something foul in their apartment Friday night. "There was an awful rank smell coming in with some bubbles. And we really didn't know what was happening at that point," said Brooklyn Reed, adding that sewage backed up into her apartment.

Iowa property assessments expected to reach double digit increases

DES MOINES, Iowa — Across Iowa, residential market values are expected to see double digit increases. 15, 17 and even 22% in some areas, it's a massive jump that assessors are calling unusual. Julie Carson, city assessor for Cedar Rapids says, "in a typical year it's, you know, we...

Jodi Long Leaving WHO 13 News: Where’s the Des Moines Anchor Going?

The residents of Des Moines have witnessed Jodi Long’s meteoric rise from college intern to weekday morning anchor. Over the course of 10 years, countless viewers have watched her each morning. But now, the talented anchor has announced her departure from the station. The news that Jodi Long is leaving WHO 13 News was met with widespread sadness. Naturally, locals had questions about where Jodi Long was going next and why she was leaving. Here’s what the Emmy Award-nominated anchor said about her next career move.

Six satellite voting spots in Dallas County set for general election

The Dallas County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Julia Helm announced Tuesday that her office received six petitions requesting satellite absentee voting stations, and all six petitions qualified for satellite stations. All ballot styles will be available at all locations, Helm said, and any Dallas County resident interested in casting...

County honors 23 workers for 275 years of public service

Twenty-three employees of Dallas County were honored Tuesday for their 275 years of collective service to county residents. Garrett Rideman of the Dallas County Information Services Department. Tyler Eason of the Dallas County Attorney’s office. Mariela Torres of the Dallas County Sheriff’s office. Andrew Lovan of the Dallas...

Iowa Middle Schooler Expelled After Bringing Gun to School

This story should be shocking, and I wish it was. Pro second amendment or not, it's disgusting that this has become a normal thing in our country. Amid school shootings that have taken place year after year in the United States, stories of students bringing guns to school have proliferated as well. One such story took place in Iowa this month.

Ex- sent nude pictures to new boyfriend because he is ‘dumb’

A Sioux City man was arrested Saturday after he sent private photos of his ex-girlfriend to her new boyfriend without her permission. Christopher Michael Hackett, 27, of 3801 Ridge Ave., Sioux City, was charged with first-degree harassment-nonconsensual distribution of materials. The incident began about 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 700...

Steve-O of 'Jackass' to make downtown Des Moines appearance this Saturday

Even though Steve-O already crossed a trip to Des Moines off of his bucket list this year, the MTV icon is making another surprise appearance this weekend. According to a Monday evening Instagram post from the account of Storyhouse Bookpub, a bookstore located in Des Moines' East Village, Steve-O will be making an appearance at Raygun, 505 E Grand Ave., to promote his new book, "A Hard Kick in the Nuts: What I've Learned from a Lifetime of Terrible Decisions."

The biggest eyesores in Des Moines

Last month we asked for your opinions about the metro's greatest eyesore.It was linked with a story about a city of Des Moines initiative to track problematic properties.Your thoughts"The deterioration along MLK. Too many unkempt properties are a detraction along a main corridor into the downtown area," — Carol Morrow, Ankeny"The Kaleidoscope mall, especially from the viewpoint of the skywalk," — David Jennings, DSM"The Homeless Camp on MLK between 9th and 15th. I know this is a bigger issues than being an eyesore but it needs to be addressed," — Nancy Paulson, DSM The new federal courthouse under construction in downtown DSM. Drawing Courtesy of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects via the U.S. General Services Administration⬆️ "The (still-under-construction) federal courthouse downtown. It's not dilapidated, but seeing it is a reminder of what could have been and how the feds completely ignored what our community wanted," — Danny Akright, DSM

CO2 shortage impacting Iowa breweries

WAUKEE, Iowa (KCCI) - Iowa breweries are already dealing with the hurdles of access to aluminum and cardboard, but a looming CO2 shortage is adding to the difficulty. The challenge is forcing Zach Dobeck, the owner of Waukee-based Kinship Brewing Company, to get creative to keep his company brewing. Experts...

Waukee PD Reports Several Vehicle Burglaries

(Waukee, IA) -- The Waukee Police Department is reminding residents of the #9PM routine, in light of several recent vehicle burglaries. The #9PMroutine is a nightly reminder to residents to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicle doors, lock the doors to their residences, turn on exterior lights and activate all alarms and security systems.