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Monday | The Des Moines Register

Cullinan's cakes have her own frosting recipe

A mother of six children, Julie Cullinan, was motivated to learn how to bake and decorate wedding cakes after she checked out the price of wedding cakes.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Altoona, IA, West Des Moines, IA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Juniors bake up ribbon-winning desserts

Jude Norris of Altoona placed second in fudge ; third in chocolate brownies . D.J. Conlan of Pleasant Hill placed first in sugar cookie ; second in peanut butter cookies.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, IA, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Brownies, Altoona, IA, Cookies

Wed Aug 27, 2014

CBS Local

Dr. Ben Carson Raising Money Through Super PAC For Potential 2016 White House Run

Conservative pundit and author Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Md.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Officials worry over rise in unvaccinated children

The Des Moines Register reports parents received vaccination exemptions in the 2012-13 school year for nearly 8,000 children.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

Sun Aug 24, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Unresponsive male found on trail

Responding emergency personnel determined that the male was deceased. The first responding officers noted suspicious circumstances around the body and called in investigators.

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Related Topix: Clive, IA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Townhall

Iowa Gets It Right: Abortions Really do Require a Doctor

Planned Parenthood took a big hit on Tuesday after the District Court for Polk County, Iowa upheld a ban on "webcam" abortions.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Opinion

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Boyfriend of mom accused of murdering toddler

Marshalltown police arrested Branden Collins at 3:30 p.m. Friday in connection with the death of three-year-old Jossilyn Starns.

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Related Topix: Marshalltown, IA, Des Moines, IA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Iowa woman accused of ramming husband's motorcycle

Des Moines police say a 45-year-old Osceola woman used her sport utility vehicle to chase and ram a motorcycle carrying her husband and another woman.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

KIMT

Iowan freed in 1996 slaying charged with fleeing

A man freed last year after being granted a new trial for a 1996 Des Moines slaying has been charged with fleeing prosecution in a new case.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Medical News

Iowa telemedicine abortion ban stands after ruling

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland had claimed the ban was meant to limit abortions for women who live in rural areas.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Runnells baker takes top honors

Eastern Polk County twins and triplets showed how much they are alike and different at the State Fair's annual Twins, Triplets and More contest.

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Related Topix: Runnells, IA, Altoona, IA, Mitchellville, IA, Pleasant Hill, IA

The Des Moines Register

New day at Mitchellville Elementary

Mitchellville Elementary School students walked out of the pages of a history book in the spring and returned this week to a modern building with glass walls, new technology and plenty of natural light.

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Related Topix: Mitchellville, IA, Education Etc.

WHO-TV Des Moines

Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of 97-Year-Old Man

The 19-year-old accused of killing a 97-year-old man entered his pleas of not guilty to a variety of charges in court Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Des Moines, IA

Cityview Online

Fresh Mediterranean Express

When Fresh CafA© & Market opened last decade in West Des Moines, they splashed their logo, store and T-shirts with an odd shade of green.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA, Waukee, IA, Dining

The Des Moines Register

Judge rules in favor of Pleasant Hill

Backers of a 71-acre warehouse in eastern Polk County received another boost last week when a judge ruled Pleasant Hill acted legally in changing its urban renewal plan last year to accommodate the project.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, IA, Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Buyer Interested in Riverfront YMCA Property

CBRE Hubbell Commercial says it has received a letter of interest from a development company for the purchase of the Riverfront YMCA in downtown Des Moines.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Cityview Online

Tirrell seeks bankruptcy. New Polk County salaries. Dennie Parker is out. A new foe for Bisignano

The sports-radio talker and serial-defendant said he and his wife, Stephanie , have assets of zero to $50,000 and estimated liabilities of $500,000 to $1 million.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Prison, Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA

USA Today

Judge rules against use of telemed abortion systemJudge rules against ...

Iowa regulators were within their authority when they voted to ban a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows doctors here to dispense abortion drugs to women in rural clinics.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Medicine, Des Moines, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Messenger

Two Iowa prison inmates sue over religious issues

Two Iowa prison inmates must receive nightly meals and chapel time during Ramadan and be allowed the same religious accommodations as other Muslims, a federal judge ruled.

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Related Topix: Prison, Iowa, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Iowa State Penitentiary, State Prisons

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Prairie Crossing important in Altoona long-term plan

Altoona's updated comprehensive plan envisions the city as an even more bustling commercial center for eastern Polk County.

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Related Topix: Altoona, IA, Des Moines, IA

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