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1 hr ago | The Des Moines Register
The legacy of Riverview Amusement Park could be revived through a park improvement project on the north side of Des Moines.
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5 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
The Iowa Finance Authority, an agency that distributes money for housing programs, announced two sets of grants this week -- one for affordable housing programs, and the other for groups that serve the homeless.
9 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
The man who died after engaging in a shootout with police officers on Des Moines' south side Wednesday did not have permits to carry or purchase firearms, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
13 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
The ability to secure the estimated $120 million necessary to build a convention center hotel in downtown Des Moines will be a key priority when selecting one of two national developers for the project, local economic development leaders working on the project said Wednesday.
Dozens of cars and houses were hit in the midst of a gunman's rampage in Des Moines.
Police say a man suspected of shooting at passing vehicles in a Des Moines neighborhood is in custody and injured.
Urbandale Middle School sent an email to parents Wednesday alerting them about children walking home over a pond next to the school.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Bondurant High School students were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat was found.
One of the most festive things about this time of year are the decorations, like some houses in Des Moines, but if you're going to be decorating your home, there are some things you need to do to be safe, first.
In Des Moines' Ward One, Bill Gray won the city council seat to represent the northwest part of the city.
Beaverdale resident Bill Gray will become the newest member of the Des Moines City Council after winning a runoff election Tuesday to represent the northwest area of the city.
A former trucker from Winterset convicted of a Des Moines double murder in October will spend the rest of his life in prison after a judge gave him two life sentences today.
A $450,000 grant approved Tuesday by the Polk County Board of Supervisors will pay for construction at the Drake University Archives, which will one day house documents and memorabilia from retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.
The Iowa Board of Parole today is set to review the file of a dying inmate whose family and friends have urged the board to release her so she can spend her final days in hospice care outside of prison.
A couple that claimed to have smoked the synthetic drug K2 together Saturday resulted in a hospitalization, police said.
This Thanksgiving weekend kept Iowa officials busy with a homicide, a one-man crime spree, fires and fatal car crashes.