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Yesterday | The Des Moines Register

Couple goes from soap suds to beer suds

When former dry cleaning store owners Susan and Michael Garner found themselves retired seven years ago, they decided to go into a business that offers a different type of suds.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Des Moines, IA, Altoona, IA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Polk County Jail refusing immigration detainers

The Polk County Jail is now among the growing list of local law enforcement agencies that are no longer honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

Assault Charges Dropped: Mom Wants Answers

The Polk County Attorney's Office dismissed charges today against a Hubbell Elementary School teacher.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

WHO-TV Des Moines

Teacher Accused of Assaulting Disabled Student Won't Stand Trial

Prosecutors dismissed charges against Anita Babe Friday morning. Babe, a teacher at Hubbell Elementary, was accused of grabbing a 12-year-old hard enough to leave bruises on his arm for 13-days.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Des Moines Register

Free -back-to-school health fair Saturday at East High

All families with students in grades K-12 who do not have access to health care are encouraged to attend.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

The Des Moines Register

Child care center upgrades security through program

The Growth Fund is a multiyear program in which businesses develop and implement customized improvement plans and receive grants to support their growth.

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Related Topix: Altoona, IA

The Des Moines Register

Young author pens hometown's history

Altoona has an unlikely town chronicler. Alex Payne, 19, is a college student with a passion for local history.

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Related Topix: Altoona, IA, Drake University

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Messenger

Humbolt mayor, victim agree on restitution

A felony charge against Humboldt Mayor Walter Jensen is likely to be dismissed as a result of a Victim Offender Restitution Program session Thursday, according to Jensen and the man whose truck he allegedly keyed.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Dash camera video captures chase in progress

Good afternoon, a dangerous police chase, caught on tape! A wrong-way driver passes dozens of cars.

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Related Topix: Urbandale, IA, Grimes, IA

WHO-AM Des Moines

9-1-1M Call Released of High Speed Chase

The Polk County Sheriff's Department Wednesday released a 9-1-1 call from Sunday night of a motorist who witnessed a vehicle involved in a chase that ended in Urbandale.

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Related Topix: Urbandale, IA

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Listen to 911 call that triggered chase on busy highway

Below is the transcript of a 911 call and link to the audio of the call for a chase Sunday on Highway 141.

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Related Topix: Urbandale, IA

Cityview Online

Tony Bisignano's case: Anatomy of an OWI, a messy and odd detour on way to election

What do you do if you're a politician picked up for drunken driving? How does it all play out? Here's how it played out - sometimes minute by minute - when Tony Bisignano was stopped for driving erratically in the early hours of Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Altoona, IA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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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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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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

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