Washington D.C., May 22, 2013 / 05:03 pm .- In letters to top government officials, the U.S. bishops' conference urged a public discussion on the use of unmanned targeted killings, also known as drones, and their moral implications.
West Des Moines, Iowa - Advocacy groups for progressives in Iowa and Wisconsin are holding "Scott Walker Truth Squad" in advance of the Wisconsin governor's appearance Thursday at a Polk County Republican Fundraiser, one of several of appearances before GOP activists that point to a possible presidential run in 2016.
Andrew W.K. will bring The Human Party Machine Solo Tour to Des Moines on Thursday, May 23.
The state legislature has approved an education policy deal that would provide additional school funding.
When Michael Klunder enticed two girls to enter his pickup truck near a rural Iowa school bus stop Monday, it was at least his third kidnapping in a long criminal history in which he was ordered to receive sex offender treatment starting as a teenager.
The Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary is crediting two Des Moines area businesses with providing food donations that have kept the organization operating.
Local band Mindrite performs onstage at the Val Air Ballroom. The band's final show is Friday at Wooly's. For the last 10 years, Mindrite has rocked Des Moines.
Des Moines police say they've arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank on Monday and say he's also the same person who robbed a different bank in April.
Dolph Pulliam is retiring after 24 years with the university. Pulliam attended Drake in the 60s, and was part of the basketball team that placed third in the NCAA tournament He stayed in Des Moines and became a news broadcaster.
The West Des Moines school board narrowed down its choices for an interim superintendent at a meeting Monday night and Wednesday interviews with the finalists will be done.
The Australian band The John Butler Trio played Nitefall on the River three years ago, and will return to Des Moines to play Hoyt Sherman Place on Aug.
Friday night was a homecoming, of sorts, for folk rock artist Stuart Davis . Though he grew up in Minnesota, Davis was born in Des Moines.
The robbery at the West Bank location at 2440 East Euclid Ave. in Des Moines happened about 1:27 p.m. Police said the man entered the bank, displayed a black handgun and demanded money.