2 suspects arrested in Grimes shooting Thursday
GRIMES, Iowa — Two people have been arrested following a shooting in Grimes Thursday afternoon. It happened just after 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of NE 3rd Street and NE Main Street, according to Capt. Ryan Evans with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation but Capt. Evans […]
Latest developments in standoff with armed man who shot at Polk County deputy
Get the latest update from Capt. Ryan Evans on the tense standoff in Polk County. Learn more about the armed individual who allegedly fired at a deputy, and how the situation is being handled by the Sheriff's Office.
Local Hero Lt. Raymond Reynolds Recognized by Polk County Sheriff's Office for Bravery in Bondurant Incident
Lieutenant Raymond Reynolds of the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a commendation letter for his actions during a dangerous situation in Bondurant. Reynolds intervened when a suspect tried to disarm a Polk County Deputy at a fire scene. His quick response helped to control the suspect, preventing a possible tragedy.
Why we granted anonymity to juror in article examining Starts Right Here shooting verdict
The Des Moines Register adheres to journalism standards that heavily discourage the use of anonymous sources. So why did we grant anonymity to a Polk County resident who served as a juror in the Preston Walls double-slaying trial?. An interview with that juror formed the basis of an article that...
Friday, September 29th, 2023
A Polk County judge has denied a motion to dismiss the state of Iowa and a state ride inspector from a lawsuit filed by the family of a boy who died when in Adventureland. With COVID cases up again, the federal government has once again started offering Americans free at-home testing kits. Plus, new challenges for composting.
Suspect Engages in Standoff After Firing at Polk County Deputy
Tensions rise in Polk County as a standoff ensues with a suspect who allegedly shot at a local deputy. Watch as the situation unfolds, revealing the bravery and resilience of our law enforcement in this gripping, real-time footage.
Former Urbandale movie theater property bought by Florida entity
An entity managed by a Florida-based fitness company has purchased property in Urbandale that previously was home to a nine-screen movie theater, Polk County real estate records show. The Cobblestone Cinemas at 8501 Hickman Road closed in late October 2022. The property, pictured at right, had been operated by AMC...
Local Resident Austin David Carey's Appeal Dismissed by Polk County Court
The article refers to case No. 22-1691. Austin David Carey, representing himself, appealed against the Iowa Employment Appeal Board. The case was tried in the Polk County Iowa District Court, under Judge David M. Porter. Rick Autry represented the appellee, the Iowa Employment Appeal Board.
Standoff in Des Moines
Witness the intense moments of a standoff in Des Moines. This gripping video captures the tension, strategy, and resolution of a high-stakes situation. Experience the adrenaline rush and the intricate dynamics of a real-life standoff.
Ongoing Standoff at Des Moines Hotel Following Gunfire Directed at Polk County Deputy
Tensions rise in Des Moines as a standoff unfolds at a local hotel. Shots were fired at a Polk County deputy, sparking a high-stakes situation. Stay updated with KCCI's live coverage of this developing story. Subscribe to KCCI on YouTube now.
Authorities release name of suspect arrested in hours-long standoff
DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities have released the name of the individual who was arrested after allegedly causing an hours-long standoff with law enforcement on Tuesday. Scott Eugene Smith, 42, was arrested for an outstanding warrant and several other charges including attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and interference with official acts. Smith […]
Moving home to McFarland
Laura Brunsen said she was one of those kids who always knew what they wanted to do in life. She wanted to help people. Now it’s Dr. Laura Brunsen. “I always wanted to be a doctor,” Brunsen said. “I thought for a minute I wanted to be an attorney, so I worked for the Polk County Attorney’s Office for two summers then decided I didn’t like criminals. As a family doctor, you get to do a little bit of everything and you’re day is not going to be boring. You might see a kid and then an older person. You might be doing an injection then removing a mole. It’s a wide variety of stuff that keeps you hopping and keeps you thinking.”
Des Moines man arrested after standoff with Polk County Sheriff deputy
DES MOINES, Iowa — A man is now in police custody after a standoff in Des Moines on Tuesday. In a press release sent out by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, it stated that around 10:15 a.m., a deputy tried to pull over a silver 2008 Honda Civic for not stopping at a stop sign in the 5200 block of NE 14th St.
Update on standoff with armed man who fired at Polk County deputy
Capt. Ryan Evans with the Polk County Sheriff's Office provides an update to the standoff with a man they say shot at a deputy following a traffic stop this morning. The suspect barricaded himself in a northeast Des Moines hotel.
Work release escape of James Hoffman
Des Moines – The Iowa Department of Corrections reports James Scott Hoffman, who was convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree and other charges in Polk County, failed to report back to the Fort Des Moines Reentry Center as required, Thursday. Hoffman is a 66-year-old white male, height 5’10”, and weighs...
13Raw: Scene video from standoff with suspect who shot at deputy
Scene video from the standoff involving a suspect who shot at a Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Tuesday morning and barricaded himself inside a hotel in northeast Des Moines.
Standoff underway with suspect who shot at Polk County deputy
Standoff underway with suspect who shot at Polk County deputy.
State agency accused of disability discrimination in firing longtime employee
A fired employee of Iowa Workforce Development is suing the state agency for alleged disability discrimination related to the health risks she faces from COVID-19. IWD is the state agency dedicated to helping Iowans with disabilities find and maintain employment. In her lawsuit against the agency, Kirstin Born of Polk County states that she began […] The post State agency accused of disability discrimination in firing longtime employee appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.