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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.
Give Danny Beyer the western suburbs. "I eat, live, sleep, work in West Des Moines," said Beyer, who sits as a board director for the city's chamber of commerce and serves as secretary for New View, its young professionals group.
Temperatures in the single digits were just one of the many challenges during a house fire in West Des Moines.
"You try to form a mental picture on your way, but you just never know until you get there and size it up," said Capt.
C1 3 You first saw the breaking news at five! A train traveling east under the southbound i- 35 entrance ramp hit a boom truck and sent two workers into the air.
Crews had to rescue two men Monday afternoon who were injured after a train hit the boom truck they were on.