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Monday | 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

Monday | 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

KCRG

Man Accused Of Shooting At Another Man In Des Moines

A 23-year-old Des Moines man has been arrested, accused of firing a gun at another man in a southeast neighborhood parking lot.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Action Plan: Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness

The invasive pest hasn't been found in Polk County yet but it likely won't be long before it is.

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Related Topix: Ankeny, IA, Des Moines, IA

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Des Moines Register

New road projects to begin next week in eastern Polk County

Drivers passing through eastern Polk County next week will likely notice a sure sign of spring: Road construction projects.

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Related Topix: Carlisle, IA, Altoona, IA

WOI

Windsor Heights Speed Cameras

By: Stephanie Kim skim@myabc5.com @heystephaniekim Windsor Heights has been using automated traffic cameras to help catch dangerous drivers and they say it's been working.

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Related Topix: Windsor Heights, IA, Urbandale, IA, Iowa, Iowa City, IA

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Main Leak Forces Aplington Residents to Boil Water

A water main leak in the northern Iowa City of Aplington has caused residents to use alternative sources of drinking water.

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Related Topix: Aplington, IA, Iowa City, IA, Butler County, IA, Iowa, Agriculture, Science

The Des Moines Register

Police Beat: Armed man circles neighbor's house in Des Moines

Officers arrested a man Wednesday afternoon after he was accused of walking outside his neighbor's house with a loaded gun, according to Des Moines police.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

The Des Moines Register

D.M. South News

The Resource Fair is hosted by Heartland Area Education Agency's Parent & Educator Connection in Johnston.

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

Thu Mar 27, 2014

KSCJ-AM Sioux City

Sioux City Shows Slight Population Decline

SIOUX CITY IS THE ONLY ONE OF IOWA'S NINE MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS WHO HAD A DECREASE IN POPULATION OVER THE PAST YEAR.

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Related Topix: Sioux City, IA, US Governors, Terry Branstad

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines might scrap its human rights commission

Des Moines would relinquish its human rights investigations under a controversial proposal to be considered tonight during a special meeting.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Wed Mar 26, 2014

WOI-TV West Des Moines

County Explores Security Options After Gunman Enters Courthouse

After a gunman fled from the Madison County Courthouse Monday, county supervisors are reconsidering their security measures, because they don't have any.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley

Tue Mar 25, 2014

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Saylorville Bridge Set to Close

Repair work on the mile-long bridge carrying Iowa 415 over Saylorville Reservoir will require closing the bridge and detouring traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, March 31, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's Jefferson construction office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Saylorville, IA, 9, Memorial Day, Life, Holidays

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