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A woman reportedly gave birth to a still-born baby after being struck in the stomach during a fight.
Police issued a warrant for 23-year-old Perquondis Lequay Holmes, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A Des Moines teenager on trial for first-degree murder allegedly threw the first punch that led to a man's fatal beating in August.
Iowa finished 1-for-2 in its bid for NCAA events today, landing 2015 Division I regional volleyball while being shut out for regional women's basketball.
Opening statements in a Des Moines man's first degree murder trial began Wednesday after two days of jury selection.
Des Moines police are looking into whether a man who was hit and killed by a train last night could be the suspect involved in a home invasion just blocks away.
Fire investigators are looking into a fatal fire on the city's north side. Crews were called to 4125 3rd Street just before 2:30 a.m. The call came in as a medical alert.
About two million real Christmas trees will be sold in B.C. over the next two weeks.
The Aldi grocery store in West Des Moines will open at 9 a.m. Thursday. The grand opening of the store at 6050 Mills Civic Parkway will include store tours and product sampling.
Some non-union Des Moines schools employees will receive pay bumps, while others will have their pay frozen, under efforts described in a report received Tuesday by the school board.
Last Tuesday, there was a bomb threat, written in graffiti, found in a bathroom at Bondurant-Farrar High School.
The Des Moines school board has agreed to release audio and written minutes from a May 2012 closed meeting about discussion of what to tell the public about the resignation of Superintendent Nancy Sebring, according to a settlement released Tuesday.
The former Greyhound bus station building on Keo in downtown Des Moines has been sold by the company and the other bus companies have been operating on a month-to-month lease.
A dying Iowa inmate sentenced to life in prison when she was a teenager has been released into hospice care.
The Des Moines-West Des Moines metropolitan area jumped 42 spots in 2013 in a ranking of the nation's top-performing large cities, while Dubuque took the 10th spot in a ranking of the best-performing small cities.
Most older adults in the Des Moines area want to continue living in their homes and participating in their neighborhoods as long as possible, which is good news for the area, advocates said this morning.
Margaret Reed opened her Sunday newspaper and was surprised to see her father's smiling face.