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2 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
The investigation into what caused a train to strike a boom lift with two United Contractors employees in it is still ongoing.
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9 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines
The Metro's first snow storm of the year is long gone, but some damage remains. Dozens of the cable barriers lining the interstate medians were hit by vehicles, causing many of those barriers to break.
Drivers finally get to go across the Grand Ave. Bridge over Walnut Creek that connects Des Moines to West Des Moines.
The city of West Des Moines is getting ready to celebrate the final Jingle in the Junction of the year.
Jennie Wonderlin, 17, wants to one day travel the world to help impoverished people improve their health.
It's a time of year with a lot of house fires. Here are some of the lessons to help prevent them at your house.
When it comes to the effects of dry winter air, it seems few of us are immune. Whether it impacts our hair or our skin or makes our throats scratchy, it seems we're all in need of a little humidity as the cold rolls in.
Polk County is working closely with city and school officials across the county to update its disaster preparedness plans.
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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.
Greg Sparks, West Des Moines' city manager of three years, plans to move on from his job with the city.
There will be free horse-drawn trolley rides, carolers, holiday food vendors and live reindeer, as well as Mistletoe Bingo, fire performances by Professor Prometheus' Combustible Circus and ice carving demonstrations.
Questions remain after two construction workers were thrown from a boom lift when it was struck by a freight train Monday in West Des Moines.