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Family-owned Des Moines market destroyed in overnight fire
DES MOINES, IOWA — A Des Moines family’s south side market was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning, leaving the owners searching for a cause and cleaning up the mess. The Asian Mart at 1050 E. Army Post Road had only been open for a few months, the owners tell WHO 13. They own a […]
Abused woman killed boyfriend in self-defense, Polk County Attorney Graham says
DES MOINES, IOWA — The fatal shooting of a Des Moines man in his home was an act of self-defense and no charges will be filed, Polk County Attorney Kimberley Graham announced on Tuesday. Ezekiel Williams, 22, was shot on May 20th by his girlfriend after allegedly assaulting her and their children. Police were called […]
Three injured in crash on Highway 5, one airlifted to Des Moines
An accident occurred early Monday afternoon, resulting in three individuals being injured, with one of them sustaining serious injuries. The incident took place approximately two miles south of Unionville. The driver identified as Randolph Reed, 57 years old and from Columbia, was airlifted via a medical helicopter to Mercy One...
Authorities identify man killed in Iowa motorcycle crash
POLK COUNTY, Iowa — Officials in Polk County have identified the man whodied in a motorcycle crash on June 2. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Lynn Cooke, 63, of Runnells, was riding the motorcycle westbound near the 11200 block of Southeast 32nd Avenue before crossing the eastbound lane and entering the ditch south of the road.
Now's your chance to pick free strawberries from around Des Moines City Hall
DES MOINES, Iowa — Craving some summer strawberries?. The fruit is ripe — and free — for picking around Des Moines City Hall. The city planted the strawberry bushes three years ago after the renovations to the building. Now they're ripe and ready to be picked, said Ben Page, the director of the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department.
Polk County Sheriff's Office Identifies Victim of Fatal Motorcycle Crash
(Polk County, IA) -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of a man killed in a motorcycle crash last week. The Sheriff's Office says 63 year-old Lynn Cook of Runnells died in the crash Friday evening. Deputies responded to reports of the crash around 9pm, after investigators say someone passing by noticed a light coming from the ditch near the intersection of SE112th Street and SE 32nd Avenue about 15 minutes southeast of Pleasant Hill. The Sheriff's Office says that person went to check on the light and found a motorcycle and an unresponsive man at the scene. First responders arrived and tried to administer life-saving measures, but Cook died at the scene. Investigators say alcohol could have been a factor in the crash and that Cook was not wearing a helmet.
Ottumwa Couple Convicted Of Tax Fraud
(Des Moines, IA) An Ottumwa man and woman have been convicted of tax fraud after investigators say they duped hundreds of immigrants and refugees. Investigators say Thein Maung & Phyo Mi ran a tax-preparation business out of their home, catering to meat-packing employees who spoke little English. Investigators say without their customers’ knowledge or approval, the couple included false credits and deductions to increase refunds. They did more than 16-hundred tax returns and claimed millions in residential energy credits. They also defrauded Iowa Workforce Development out of benefits payments. They will be sentenced in September.
This Monday farmers market has 41 vendors, 1 strict rule
PLEASANT HILL, IOWA — The metro’s only Monday farmers market started its season this week in Pleasant Hill. It filled the parking lot on the north side of the Berean Church on East University with 41 vendors–the most they’ve ever had. There were as many crafts and canned goods for sale as there were plants […]
Fatal shooting of man who allegedly beat woman and her child ruled justified
The shooting death of a 23-year-old Des Moines man last month was an act of self-defense, the Polk County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. Law enforcement found Ezekiel Williams suffering from a gunshot wound near the 2200 block of University Avenue on May 20 after responding to calls of shots fired in the area. Emergency personnel transported Williams to Mercy-Des Moines Medical Center, where he remained on life support until his death on May 27, according to a previous news release from Sgt. Paul Parizek of the Des Moines Police Department.
David Whipple Appointed Interim Warren County Auditor
The Warren County Board of Supervisors selected David Whipple to serve as Interim Warren County Auditor in a special meeting held Tuesday, replacing former Warren County Auditor Traci Vanderlinden who announced her retirement several weeks ago. Whipple was one of two candidates for the job, the other being current Deputy...
Damage From Recent Rains Delays Central Iowa State Park Reopening
(Warren County, IA) -- A popular state park in Iowa remains closed due to recent heavy rains. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Lake Ahquabi State Park, south of Indianola will not re-open until mid-July. Heavy rain last week caused washouts and erosion. Parts of the park have been closed since last summer for upgrades. Crews have been working on roads and parking lots, upgrading campground electrical systems, and working on the beach house and lodge.
Ed's Overnight Forecast
Grimes City Council set to approve $4.5 million construction …. Hawkeye legends to host free football camp in Des …. Saturday, June 24th at Hoover High School https://tntcamps.com/. Multi-million dollar decision to be made on GrimesPlex …. Zach Fisher reports. Family-owned Des Moines market destroyed in overnight …. Family-owned Des...
Police believe alcohol a factor in fatal single-motorcycle crash
Authorities have identified the man who died in a motorcycle crash Friday as Lynn Cooke, 63, of Runnels. Evidence showed that it was a single-vehicle crash involving only the operator, according to a Tuesday news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Cooke was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol may have been a factor, the release said.
Iowa College Named #1 Party School In The State
Now that the school year is over and many people head home it's time to see who decided to party the hardest this year. Does your school go hard when it comes to parties? It's time to see if it can make the list. How They Got The Results. Niche...
Des Moines shelters are overrun with dogs
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is experiencing an uptick in dogs, Joe Stafford, director of animal services, tells Axios.Why it matters: They're also staying for longer on average, which results in less kennel space and stretches resources for medical care and food.State of play: The current average stay for a dog at the ARL's locations is 18 days. The ideal length is just 10-11 days, Stafford says.As of last Friday, there were 287 dogs at the shelter — well above the ideal amount of 150.The extra days and higher number of dogs are contributing to extra stress at the...
CED Director Clyde Evans is retiring after 32 years of service
Clyde Evans has announced that he will be retiring on July 17, 2023, after serving as the City’s Community and Economic Development Director for 32 years. Before moving to Iowa in 1991, Evans was the Planning Director for the City of Palmdale, California, a fast-growing suburb of Los Angeles. Prior to this position, he was the Assistant Director for Advanced Planning for the City of Simi Valley, California.
What is Juneteenth and how can you celebrate in Des Moines, central Iowa?
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration to commemorate June 19th, 1865 and the abolition of slavery in the United States, according to Iowa Juneteenth. The Iowa Juneteenth observance was founded by Gary Lawson more than 30 years ago in 1990. Black equality and freedom have been celebrated in Iowa since 1856, according to the State Historical Society of Iowa.
Dont' miss out on the latest grocery coupons from Hy-Vee in Des Moines, Updated 2023-06-07
Hy-Vee is a retail chain of supermarkets and drugstores in the United States. It operates over 265 stores in eight Midwestern states, offering a wide range of products including groceries, fresh produce, bakery, meat, seafood, dairy, pharmacy, health and beauty, and more. Let's make use of these coupons to buy the things we need and make our lives more economical and enjoyable.
What we’re talking about when we talk about Biden’s age
DES MOINES, Iowa – Todd Wilson came to the GOP Roast and Ride fed up with Donald Trump’s “antics” and eager to find an alternative nominee. Would that nominee be running against President Joe Biden? Well. That was a tough question, too. “I’m not sure Biden’s...
What we know about Canadian wildfire smoke affecting central Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa — Another round of wildfire smoke has infiltrated the skies across central Iowa this week for the second time in under a month. Some of this smoke has mixed down to the surface, creating moderate to unhealthy air quality this week. This latest round of smoke comes from wildfires burning out of control in the eastern Canadian province of Québec. The round of smoke we experienced before Memorial Day weekend came from wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta.
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