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  1. Toddler pulled from central Iowa lake dies at hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KCRG

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the 2-year-old girl died Tuesday morning at a Des Moines hospital.


  2. Police: Officers say woman was intoxicated while son wanderedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KCRG

    Authorities say a woman was found intoxicated in her Des Moines home after her 8-year-old son wandered to a neighborhood gathering. Polk County Court records say 35-year-old Morgan Brown-Edmundson is charged with three counts of child endangerment and is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 2. The records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for her.


  3. 36-year-old Iowa man killed in weekend motorcycle crashRead the original story

    Monday | KCRG

    Police say a 36-year-old Des Moines man was killed in a weekend motorcycle crash in nearby Pleasant Hill. The Des Moines Register reports that Timothy Cooper was riding in Pleasant Hill around 7 a.m. Sunday when he lost control and was thrown from his motorcycle.


  4. Polk County gave private, religious schools $844,000Read the original story

    Sunday | KCRG

    An Iowa county gave $844,000 in grants to ten private, religious schools despite a state law prohibiting public funding for such schools. The Des Moines Register reports that Polk County gave the money in 2012 and 2013 to nine local Catholic schools and one Christian school by giving the grants to a corporation that passed the money to the schools.


  5. Plans for psychiatric hospital worry some neighborhood folksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | KCRG

    Mercy Medical Center officials announced last month that they're working with a national company on the $31 million project in Clive. Safety was chief among concerns shared at a meeting Tuesday night with Mercy and Clive officials.


  6. 19-year-old Iowa man killed weeks after being deported to MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | KCRG

    It's hard for his mother to believe that 16 years to the day after she arrived with her firstborn son in the United States, he would be killed in the country they had both left behind. Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco, 19, was kidnapped and killed May 18 in Zacatecas, Mexico, his mother said.


  7. No charges planned in fatal shooting of Des Moines manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | KCRG

    Police say 40-year-old Jerry Goff was fatally shot early Sunday morning at a residence west of downtown Des Moines. Polk County Attorney John Sarcone says the shooting was domestic in nature and a "clear case of self-defense."


  8. Body found in water identified as Iowa manRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | KCRG

    The Groton Police Department announced Monday the name of the deceased is 66-year-old Kenneth Johnsen of Des Moines, Iowa.


  9. Mercy Medical says psychiatric hospital would be in CliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | KCRG

    Mercy Medical Center officials say the hospital would partner with a national health care company in building a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Clive. The Des Moines Register reports that Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services would be its partner.


  10. Doug Wheeler selected as College Community District SuperintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | KCRG

    The College Community School District Board of Education named Dr. Doug Wheeler the new Superintendent starting July 1, pending final board approval. Wheeler will replace current Superintendent John Speer, who was selected to be the next chief administrator at Grant Wood Area Education Agency.


  11. Iowa DNR receives cross section of 440 year old treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | KCRG

    The Science Center of Iowa donated a cross section from a 440 year-old white oak tree to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The cross section is about 3-feet in width, and was located along the Des Moines River north of Hartford in northeast Warren County.


  12. Crews pull man from Des Moines River in dramatic rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 27 | KCRG

    Crews were able to save a man who jumped off the Court Avenue bridge Sunday afternoon in a dramatic rescue. Emergency response vehicles flooded the scene around 3:30 p.m. just before the Scott Street dam across from Principal Park.


  13. Cedar Rapids hoping for better luck with second medical marijuana applicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 21 | KCRG

    Cedar Rapids missed out on the first round of medical marijuana locations in Iowa. But city leaders hope to do better in round two by landing a second medical marijuana production site location.


  14. Woman dead, 2 injured as car flies off Interstate 80Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 20 | KCRG

    One woman was killed and two others were injured Sunday morning when a car drove off right before a bridge on Interstate 80, just north of Des Moines, authorities said. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the sedan was westbound before 7 a.m. on I-35/80 when the driver lost control and ran off the road just prior to the Northwest Second Street bridge and landed on Second Avenue below.


  15. Ex-Des Moines teacher accused of relationship with studentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2018 | KCRG

    A former Des Moines school district art teacher has been arrested and charged with having a sexual relationship with a female student. Television station KCCI reports that 50-year-old Jason Soliday was arrested Friday and booked into the Polk County Jail on a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee.


  16. Clive massage therapist faces new sex abuse chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | KCRG

    Authorities in central Iowa say a massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting two women in April now faces an additional charge. The Des Moines Register reports that 26-year-old Gage Sheldon Bauer, of Altoona, was arrested Friday on suspicion of assault with intent to commit sex abuse.


  17. Proposed project to add $31M psychiatric hospital in IowaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | KCRG

    Mercy Medical Center wants to build a $31 million psychiatric hospital in the Des Moines area to respond to an extreme shortage of mental health services. The Des Moines Register reports that the new hospital would have 100 beds.


  18. Audit: Des Moines principal wrongly used school credit cardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | KCRG

    An audit of a Des Moines elementary school serving one of the poorest segments of the city has shown that a former principal improperly spent more than $4,700 using a school credit card. The Des Moines Register reports that Eric Van Dorin displayed about $2,000 worth of the items, including collectible toys, bobbleheads and books, at his office in Moulton Elementary School.


  19. Des Moines man charged with insurance fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | KCRG

    Authorities began investigating in December 2017 after they said 27-year-old Dustin Barnhill submitted a fraudulent insurance claim to his insurance company seeking reimbursement. Polk County issued a warrant for Barnhill's arrest on April 5, and Insurance Fraud Bureau agents arrested him Wednesday.


  20. Woman receives 10-year sentence for shooting her stepfatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | KCRG

    A Des Moines woman who agreed to a plea deal in the 2017 shooting death of her stepfather must serve 10 years in prison, a judge ruled Friday. "If I would have known that Tony would have been at my house, I would have never gone home, and he wouldn't have died that day," Alexander said.


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