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3 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register

Good Government for PH meets April 24

The guest speaker will be Polk County Supervisor Steve Van Oort. Good Government for Pleasant Hill is a political action committee that works to elect candidates to positions in local government.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, IA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

Body found near burning vehicle in W. Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Authorities are investigating a body that was found lying next to a burning vehicle in West Des Moines.

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

Sat Apr 19, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Police still hunt escaped inmate in central Iowa

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Kenny Bevard was found Friday hiding under a residence in Prole, a small community just south of Des Moines.

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Related Topix: Prole, IA, Des Moines, IA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WHO-AM Des Moines

"Project Alluvion" Makes Microsoft's Iowa Investment $2 Billion

The City of West Des Moines, West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer, Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad, and other officials announced Iowa's next big company investment: Microsoft's $1.1 billion dollar expansion of "Project Alluvion", to be built in southern Polk County.

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Related Topix: Iowa, West Des Moines, IA, Dallas County, IA, Norwalk, IA

The Des Moines Register

Southeast Polk will join lawsuit over Copper Creek TIF extension

Southeast Polk plans to join a lawsuit that challenges Pleasant Hill's decision to extend the Copper Creek TIF district by an additional 20 years, stemming tax dollars available to the school district.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Pleasant Hill, IA, Altoona, IA

KCRG

Police Searching for Escaped Inmate in Urbandale

Police are seeking an escaped inmate who was last seen in the area of 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale.

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Related Topix: Urbandale, IA, Dallas County, IA, Clive, IA, Windsor Heights, IA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

SFGate

Police look for escaped inmate in central Iowa

Sgt. Gary Lang with the Clive Police Department says the male inmate escaped Thursday afternoon during a transport from Polk County to Dallas County for a court appearance.

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Related Topix: Clive, IA, Des Moines, IA

WHO-TV

Data Center: New 'Project Alluvion' Details Friday

Officials from West Des Moines and Polk County will join Gov. Terry Branstad for a news conference Friday morning to discuss Project Alluvion .

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Related Topix: West Des Moines, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Mistrial denied in Iowa doctor's overdoses case

A lawyer for a Des Moines doctor accused of prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers was denied a mistrial request in the case.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Iowa City Press-Citizen

Chief: Board pressured to hire Branstad friend

Top staffers of Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the state's employment board to hire a longtime friend of the administration as an administrative law judge in an attempt to stack the deck against public employee complaints, the chairman of the board told The Des Moines Register this week.

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Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, Iowa Government, Iowa, Waukee, IA

The Des Moines Register

Community garden planned in Lions Park

A group of health advocates will plant a community garden in Altoona's Lions Park this spring.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Altoona, IA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KCRG

Two Iowans Held In Abduction Of Man Found In Trunk

Two Des Moines residents have been arrested in the kidnapping and beating of a man found in the trunk of a car.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

WHO-AM Des Moines

High End Outlet Mall Coming to Polk County

A major development has been announced for a parcel of land in Altoona that is expected to draw shoopers from more than 100 miles away.

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Related Topix: Altoona, IA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Des Moines man charged with vehicular homicide

A 21-year-old Des Moines man has been charged with vehicular homicide after the death of a motorcyclist injured in a collision on March 29. Polk County Jail records say Jacob Phipps remained in custody on Thursday, pending $25,000 bail.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Examiner.com

Free family activities in Des Moines this April

Families can benefit from getting out into the Des Moines community. Trying new things can be frugal and free and give parents and kids something different to talk about as well as inspire new ideas.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, Family, Kids, Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Johnston, IA

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Looking Back: Farmer claims patriotic duty to raise more beans in '44

Tony Garcia placed first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Simpson-Wunnenburg Invitational track meet.

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Related Topix: Mitchellville, IA, Altoona, IA, Runnells, IA, Iowa, Wedding

Fri Apr 04, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Firefighters were not sure they could make it out alive

A fire crew on the fifth floor of the Younkers Building has just minutes to get out before part of the building collapsed Investigators still trying to work out what started the fire that destroyed the Younkers Building last Saturday.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

5 years after the same sex marriage ruling

Tonight, KCCI's Mark Tauscheck shows us the business-side of Gay Marriage. He's LIVE from Downtown Des Moines.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Des Moines, IA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Southeast Polk considers joining legal action against Pleasant Hill

The Southeast Polk school district could join a legal fight over Pleasant Hill's use of tax increment financing to support a controversial warehouse development about a half mile west of Southeast Polk High School.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hill, IA, Education Etc., Mitchellville, IA, Runnells, IA

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Eastern Polk residents grill DOT officials over Runnells bridge

Eastern Polk County residents grilled state transportation officials last week about plans for a bridge deck replacement slated for 2015 on Iowa Highway 316.

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Related Topix: Runnells, IA, Polk City, IA

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