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6 hrs ago | KCRG

Police Investigating Why Officer Shot Vehicle During Chase

Iowa police are trying to determine why an officer fired a bullet into a car involved in a high-speed chase.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WHO-TV

No Charges For Bounty Hunters Who Shot at Suspect

The Polk County Attorney's office says it will not file charges against the bounty hunters who fired at a suspect last month .

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Related Topix: West Des Moines, IA

WHO-AM Des Moines

Police Arrest Man after High Speed Chase

Polk County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jana Abbens the driver was apprehended in Urbandale after going through a construction zone near the Target store.

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Related Topix: Urbandale, IA

KCRG

Des Moines Chase Ends with No Major Injuries

A Polk County Sheriff's office spokeswoman says the driver was apprehended in the northwest part of the county Sunday evening.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Lightning Round: 8 things to start your day

Drink a lot of water, stay inside in the air conditioning, and watch for signs of heat illness.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Weather, Grimes, IA, Urbandale, IA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Motorcyclist Hit Street Sign and Died

MADRID, Iowa-A motorcyclist died near Madrid after authorities say he lost control, went into a ditch and crashed into a street sign, according to Polk County authorities.

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Related Topix: Madrid, IA

KCRG

Iowa Teen Charged In Baby Death Back In Custody

A Des Moines teenager charged in the death of his infant son is facing new charges of violating his pre-trial release conditions.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Great 8 things to do in Iowa this weekend

A beautiful weekend to get out and enjoy central Iowa! Let's kick it off with the Great 8! If you're looking for a warm-up to the Iowa State Fair, stop by the Polk County Fair! It continues this weekend with more than 2- thousand exhibits at the state fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Altoona, IA, Waukee, IA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Despite 'turmoil' Mitchellville sticks with development group

Mitchellville will continue on as part of Eastern Polk Regional Development Inc. despite some concerns city officials have about the group's long-term viability.

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

The Des Moines Register

Stand-up paddling considered for Copper Creek Lake

Stand-up paddling classes may soon be available at Copper Creek Lake Park. Pleasant Hill officials were approached last month by a local business owner interested in offering lessons on the city's 40-acre lake.

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

Mon Jul 14, 2014

USA Today

Suspect in beatings lingered at crime scene, police say

Ngor Peter Makuey was standing outside the home of a brutally beaten elderly couple when police and medics arrived, a search warrant filed in Polk County District Court shows.

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Polk Co. Judge refuses to grant stay of IRGC decision to close Argosy

Sioux City's Argosy Casino will close on July 22 if the Iowa Supreme Court doesn't grant the riverboat's owners a stay of a ruling by state gaming regulators.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Sioux City, IA, Akron, IA, Plymouth County, IA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

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

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