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1 hr ago | WHO-TV Des Moines
Iowa Republicans and Democrats kicked off campaign season on Saturday by holding their county conventions around the state.
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6 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
A Des Moines man was arrested Friday for allegedly displaying a handgun during a road rage incident, according to a police report.
Yesterday at this time, phones were ringing all over the western suburbs. A boy was missing after school and police needed help fast! Eric Hanson shows us how that Code Red alert helped find the boy in just a few minutes-- new at five.
Over the past two weeks, West Des Moines police have seen a spike in crimes in parking lots of fitness centers, prompting authorities to remind patrons to avoid leaving anything of value in plain site.
A legal tug-of-war wages on between West Des Moines and advocates for a dog declared vicious in the fall and sentenced to death.
Newly-elected Des Moines City Council member Joe Gatto said he is ready to get to work for residents in Ward 4. Gatto, 46, of 15 E. Creston Ave., won a special election to the City Council on Tuesday with nearly 57 percent support.
A judge has ruled Iowa's secretary of state acted outside his authority when trying to issue an election rule.
Remember back almost 14 months ago when the seismic, generational campaign began to fill the first open U.S. Senate seat that Iowa's had in 40 years? It could have been yesterday.
A cybersecurity entrepreneur and Air Force officer from Altoona is running for the Iowa House.
Polk County's public hospital is asking state legislators for $6 million to help expand its psychiatric services, including adding inpatient beds for people going through mental crises.
Joe Gatto will represent Des Moines Ward 4 on the City Council after winning a special election Tuesday, with nearly 57 percent of the vote.
Des Moines utility customers will pay higher franchise fees on their utility bills after voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a temporary increase to the fee in order to pay for a $40 million judgment issued against the city.
Westside Community Center opens, will hold public reception The Polk County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the opening of the newly constructed Westside Community Center, located at 134 6th Street in the Valley Junction neighborhood of West Des Moines.
A symbol of the American West is alive and well. The American buffalo came back from near extinction to thrive, and one local rancher is taking full advantage of it.