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1 hr ago | The Des Moines Register

Runnells baker takes top honors

Eastern Polk County twins and triplets showed how much they are alike and different at the State Fair's annual Twins, Triplets and More contest.

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

6 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register

New day at Mitchellville Elementary

Mitchellville Elementary School students walked out of the pages of a history book in the spring and returned this week to a modern building with glass walls, new technology and plenty of natural light.

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Related Topix: Mitchellville, IA, Education Etc.

11 hrs ago | WHO-TV Des Moines

Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of 97-Year-Old Man

The 19-year-old accused of killing a 97-year-old man entered his pleas of not guilty to a variety of charges in court Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Des Moines, IA

19 hrs ago | Cityview Online

Fresh Mediterranean Express

When Fresh CafA© & Market opened last decade in West Des Moines, they splashed their logo, store and T-shirts with an odd shade of green.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA, Waukee, IA, Dining

20 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register

Judge rules in favor of Pleasant Hill

Backers of a 71-acre warehouse in eastern Polk County received another boost last week when a judge ruled Pleasant Hill acted legally in changing its urban renewal plan last year to accommodate the project.

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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Buyer Interested in Riverfront YMCA Property

CBRE Hubbell Commercial says it has received a letter of interest from a development company for the purchase of the Riverfront YMCA in downtown Des Moines.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Cityview Online

Tirrell seeks bankruptcy. New Polk County salaries. Dennie Parker is out. A new foe for Bisignano

The sports-radio talker and serial-defendant said he and his wife, Stephanie , have assets of zero to $50,000 and estimated liabilities of $500,000 to $1 million.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Prison, Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA

USA Today

Judge rules against use of telemed abortion systemJudge rules against ...

Iowa regulators were within their authority when they voted to ban a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows doctors here to dispense abortion drugs to women in rural clinics.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Medicine, Des Moines, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Messenger

Two Iowa prison inmates sue over religious issues

Two Iowa prison inmates must receive nightly meals and chapel time during Ramadan and be allowed the same religious accommodations as other Muslims, a federal judge ruled.

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Related Topix: Prison, Iowa, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Iowa State Penitentiary, State Prisons

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Prairie Crossing important in Altoona long-term plan

Altoona's updated comprehensive plan envisions the city as an even more bustling commercial center for eastern Polk County.

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Related Topix: Altoona, IA, Des Moines, IA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

WHO-AM Des Moines

Another "Honor Flight" Announced

About 400 Korean and World War Two veterans take off for a free trip to visit memorials in Washington D-C next month.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Personal Injury Law News

Lawyer in Tragic Adoption Case Facing Malpractice Lawsuit

POLK COUNTY, Iowa - An Ankeny couple is filing a malpractice lawsuit against a Des Moines attorney.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Prairie Vista Village offers variety of retirement options

Bob Gulling worked with his neighbor across the hallway at Bankers Trust in the late '40s.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Altoona, IA, Medicine, Nursing, Long Term Care, Health, Runnells, IA

KWQC-TV Davenport

Lieutenant: Iowa man rammed officer's car in chase

Des Moines authorities say a man wanted for violating sex offender registry rules led deputies on a chase and rammed an officer's car.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Messenger

Humboldt city council reprimands mayor

Humboldt City Council members scolded Mayor Walter Jensen on Monday for his recent brush with the law, and said they would continue to keep tabs on his legal situation.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Aug 02, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Opinion: Iowa's EMT crisis hurts us all

We teach our children from the age they can dial a phone -- in an emergency dial 911.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Train Disaster, Opinion

The Des Moines Register

Looking Back: Tractor accident claims Berwick man's life in '84

Four Mile -- Tracy Hegland, Jana Alitz, Misty Taylor, Lacey Thomas, Lynsey Thomas and Erin Weber earned top places in the Polk County 4-H and FFA Fair horse shows.

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Related Topix: Berwick, IA, Des Moines, IA, Iowa, Waukee, IA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Iowa lawsuit over rock star's death dismissed

A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.

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Related Topix: Metal, Slipknot

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Join August food preservation classes

Online lessons are offered at http://bit.ly/1qSosRA. For those who complete the lessons there will be four workshops from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in August.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

WHO-AM Des Moines

Higgins Boat Project

Our special guest after the 8:30 news this morning was Dennis Dop. Dennis is a volunteer in the Higgins Boat Project to restore PT-305, a PT boat from World War II.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

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