$10,000 of pork donated to Iowa food banks as need soars
DES MOINES, Iowa - $10,000 worth of pork is going to fight food insecurity, thanks to the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). That will mean 14,400 meals at the Food Bank of Iowa and the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC). The Food Bank of Iowa and DMARC, both based in Des Moines, each received 1,800 pounds of ground pork.
Filmmaker Working on Movie About Harrowing Des Moines River Rescue
One of the most harrowing river rescues in history, let alone Iowa history, is going to be getting the big-screen treatment from a Missouri filmmaker. Filmmaker Colin LaVaute, whose most notable credit is probably the 2011 horror film You're Next, is set to start principal photography on his film, tentatively titled Hero, this month, per The Des Moines Register. The film is set to tell the story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a construction worker named Jason Oglesbee rescuing a woman named Patti Ralph Neely from the powerful currents of the Des Moines River in 2009.
Old Des Moines University campus to get new regional simulation center
The Polk County Board of Supervisors, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines Area Community College and local health care providers hope to work together to create a multi-million-dollar shared regional simulation center at Des Moines University's campus at 3200 Grand Ave. A news conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday promises to...
Des Moines Refugee Support provides winter supplies for families
The event made a stop in six places across the metro, bringing cozy coats, winter cheer and plenty of home supplies ahead of the holiday season.
Vote: Des Moines Register Iowa Ortho Athletes of the Week for Dec. 3-9
This past week saw the Iowa high school girls basketball and wrestling begin its third full week of competition and boys basketball, wrestling and swimming began its second full week of action. There were several standout out performances from both the girls and boys as they head into the final...
Norwalk Pizza Shop Owner Receives Life-Saving Kidney Transplant from Friend's Fiancée
A life-saving kidney transplant brings joy to Andrew Sayasane, owner of Winn's Pizza in Norwalk, after months of dialysis due to kidney disease. The perfect match was found in a friend's fiancée, Lainie Fox. As Sayasane recovers, the pizza shop remains open, thanks to family and staff support.
Civil War Veteran is scheduled to receive Final Salute
DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) -At a back table inside the Iowa Genealogical Society, a small but mighty group is hard at work, KCCI’s Ben Kaplan reported. They’re helping put the past to rest by identifying the remains of unclaimed veterans. “Once they started digging through all those records,...
Evening Weather Update: Dec. 9, 2023
The clouds will clear, and the wind will subside, heading into Sunday.
Breakfast With Santa Hosted by ICYF Saturday
The Indianola Community Youth Foundation held their annual Breakfast with Santa event at the Indianola Country Club Saturday morning in partnership with McCoy True Value and KNIA Radio. Children attended the event and were able to make their holiday wishes to Santa Claus, which were then recorded and played on 94.3 KNIA that morning. Free will donations were also taken to be donated to the Helping Hand of Warren County. Hear more of the Holiday Warm Wishes on today’s Let’s Talk Indianola.
‘Mamas for DeSantis' event held in West Des Moines
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Florida Gov. and GOP presidential hopefulRon DeSantis was joined by his wife, Casey DeSantis, and Gov. Kim Reynolds for a "fireside chat" in West Des Moines on Friday. Casey DeSantis has been actively involved in Ron DeSantis' campaign, often at his side with their...
Adventureland wrongful death case moved to Scott County Court
Because of pretrial publicity, a trial involving a fatal 2021 accident at Adventureland will have a change of venue from Polk County Court to Scott County Court, according to court documents.
Gas Prices Lower This Week
(Des Moines) According to AAA, the price of regular unleaded gasoline fell 4 cents, averaging $2.87 across Iowa. Prices fell 4 cents from last week’s price and are down 22 cents from a year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $3.22, down 3 cents from last week’s price.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.64 and $2.79 in Des Moines as of 2023-12-09. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.167, a week ago the price is $3.247 , according to AAA.
Watch: Ring camera catches moment that brightens delivery driver's day
An Ankeny, Iowa, woman found a heartwarming way to show her appreciation for a delivery driver. Madison Witzel started leaving treats and drinks for delivery drivers who deliver packages for her small business. The video above shows the moment a driver's day was made when he noticed the goodies waiting...
Exciting Showdown: Grand View Vikings vs. Central Methodist Eagles - Get Your Tickets Now!
Get ready, basketball fans! This weekend, we're in for a thrilling showdown as the Grand View Vikings take on the Central Methodist Eagles. The game is set to take place on Sat, Dec 16, from 4pm to 8pm, at the Grand View University Johnson Wellness Center & Sisam Arena, located at 1500 Morton Ave, Des Moines, IA.
Chilly start to next week before warming trend
DES MOINES, Iowa — Skies have remained overcast this afternoon and evening across Central Iowa in the wake of a strong area of low pressure and cold front passing through the state early this morning. A few snow showers have occurred, but warm surface temperatures mitigated the accumulation potential. Gusty winds upwards of 30-40 miles per hour will continue to diminish this evening and through the morning hours of Sunday as the surface pressure gradient relaxes with the departing storm system. Expect lows to drop into the upper teens to lower 20s by Sunday morning with wind chills in the teens and single digits.
The Des Moines Storytellers Project is back in 2024. How to get tickets or tell a story
The Des Moines Storytellers Project will be back in 2024 with its seventh season — and it's already casting for the first show. Each show is held at 7 p.m. at the beautiful, historic Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave. The Des Moines Storytellers Project is a series of...
Don't Miss the Terrace Hill Holiday Tea - A Central Iowa Tradition!
🎄🎅🏼 Get ready to be immersed in a Central Iowa tradition! The Terrace Hill Holiday Tea is just around the corner. This event is set to take place at the stunning Terrace Hill, 2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, a National Historic Landmark and the Iowa Governor's Residence.
Jaguars dominate Centennial Duals, capture title for 7th consecutive year
The Ankeny Centennial wrestlers dominated the Centennial Duals on Saturday, easily winning the tournament for the seventh consecutive year. The Jaguars defeated their five opponents by an average margin of 57-18. They raised their record to 9-0 on the season. “I thought we wrestled pretty well,” said Centennial coach Jay...
How to Watch Drake Bulldogs vs. Grambling Tigers: Live Stream or on TV
The Grambling Tigers (2-7) will try to break a five-game road losing streak when they take on the Drake Bulldogs (9-1) on December 14, 2023 at The Knapp Center. On Saturday, in its most recent game, Drake topped Nevada 72-53. With 25 points, Tucker DeVries was its leading scorer. Grambling dropped its previous game to Washington State, 83-65, on Sunday. Kintavious Dozier was its leading scorer with 34 points.