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Yesterday | The Des Moines Register

Looking Back: Runnells mayor says 'thanks' for tornado clean up in '74

Venbury, Terrace View, Centennial Place, Willow Brook and Eagle Ridge had homes in the home show.

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Related Topix: Runnells, IA, University of South Dakota, House, Mitchellville, IA, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

A judge will decide Thursday if the Argosy will continue operating.

Thursday is a big day for the Argosy Casino. A judge in Des Moines, Iowa is expected to decide whether the Sioux City riverboat can continue operating until the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel opens on August 1. Late last month, lawyers for Argosy operator Belle of Sioux City made their arguments to Polk County Judge Eliza Ovrom in an emergency request ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iowa, Des Moines, IA, Sioux City, IA

The Des Moines Register

Legal fees grow warehouse lawsuits continue

A 16-month battle over Pleasant Hill's plan to move forward with a 71-acre warehouse project off Highway 163 is racking up legal bills for taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, IA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Mom of Teen who Overdosed Relieved About Arrest in Case

The mother of a 17-year-old who overdosed on methadone in June of 2013, wonders what took authorities more than a year to make an arrest.

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Related Topix: Grimes, IA

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Officials, teen's mother talk about arrest in overdose case

Aaliyah West, 17, died last June while partying with friends. Patrick Glade, 25, of Grimes, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case.

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Related Topix: Grimes, IA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Do You Recognize this Suspect? Reward Being Offered

West Des Moines police is asking for the public's helping in identifying a suspect who allegedly used a stolen credit card.

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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Man out on bail lands in jail on new charges

A Des Moines man who is three weeks away from standing trial on suspicion of vehicular homicide is behind bars again.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

WHO-TV Des Moines

Homeless Make Case for Why They Should Stay Living by the River

Homeless residents, advocates and their legal team made their case before a Polk County judge Monday about why they should be able to keep living, with their possessions, at camp sites near the rivers in Des Moines.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Young filmmaker has blockbuster summer schedule

Altoona auteur filmmaker Connor Bott is at it again. The 2104 Southeast Polk graduate and his revolving cast of actors are busy shooting several films simultaneously this summer around eastern Polk County.

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Related Topix: Altoona, IA, Arts, Cinema, Runnells, IA, Iowa City, IA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Man charged in fatal home invasion

A Des Moines teenager charged with the deadly beating of an elderly man during a home invasion went before a Polk County judge this morning.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Des Moines Register

No charges for Mitchellville mayor

No charges will be filed against Mitchellville Mayor Jeremy Filbert following a state investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct with children.

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Related Topix: Mitchellville, IA

Sun Jun 29, 2014

SFGate

Planned trail will provide link in Polk County

FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. CDT.- Lisa Hein of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation stands on an old rail line over Four Mile Creek in Berwick which will be developed as a biking path.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Berwick, IA, Bondurant, IA, Pleasant Hill, IA

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Daily Kos

Fighting inequality on the street with "day fines"

When I read about an app that increases inequality on the street by letting people auction off public parking spaces to the highest bidder, I was reminded of a way that several countries have actually equalized the burden of traffic tickets and other civil penalties by charging "day fines."

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Jun 27, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Immigration stalled

One year ago a group of four Democrats and four Republicans came up with what they thought would be the grand compromise on immigration.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Sioux City, IA

KCCI-TV Des Moines

3-4 inch rainfall creates flash flooding on metro streets

The National Weather Service said a flash flood warning is in effect until 7:45 p.m. for NW Warren County, Eastern Dallas County, NE Madison County and Western Polk County.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Dallas County, IA, Des Moines, IA

Thu Jun 26, 2014

WHO-TV

Bounty Hunter Fires Shot at Fleeing Wanted Man, Charges Could be Filed

Gunfire exchange between a group of bounty hunters and a wanted Polk County man are what police are calling a chaotic series of events.

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Related Topix: West Des Moines, IA

KTIV-TV Sioux City

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The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has denied the request to keep the Argosy casino open, and has been ordered to close July 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Altoona, IA, Sioux City, IA, Merrill, IA

The Des Moines Register

Altoona library unveils a three-year plan

The Altoona library has a new three-year plan designed to increase circulation and access to services.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Altoona, IA

Tue Jun 24, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Homeless speak up on city's order to vacate

Homeless people are speaking out about the Des Moines order to move their tents and belongings out of parks and city property.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Mon Jun 23, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Local business spotlight: Altoona Floral bouquets receive buckets of kudos

Altoona Floral and Gifts helps customers in eastern Polk County celebrate milestones like birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Bondurant, IA

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