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  1. GOP lawmakers introduce new plan on Iowa's budget shortfallRead the original story

    Monday Jan 23 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Republicans in the Iowa Legislature have introduced their plan for closing the state's budget shortfall, and it proposes fewer cuts to state agencies than a plan originally backed by Gov. Terry Branstad. A GOP-led Senate panel approved a bill Monday proposing some Iowa departments cut about $88 million in spending for the budget year that began last July.

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  2. Branstad noncommittal on legislation following teen's deathRead the original story

    Monday Jan 23 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds won't promise to immediately support legislation to improve oversight of the state's child protective services, following news reports of a 16-year-old who was allegedly tortured and starved to death.

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  3. Parents accused of starving teen daughter plead not guiltyRead the original story

    Monday Jan 23 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    An Iowa man and woman accused of starving and torturing their 16-year-old daughter have pleaded not guilty in her October death. Nicole Finn and Joseph Finn Jr., of West Des Moines, are charged with kidnapping, two counts of child endangerment and one of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.

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  4. Retired traffic consultant gets prison term in bribery caseRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A retired traffic consultant known for work across the Midwest has been sentenced to four months in prison for providing illegal payments to a city official in Iowa. Former Brown Traffic Products executive Robert Budd Jr. pleaded guilty last year to bribery charges.

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  5. Judge rejects plea deal in Iowa teen's sex abuse caseRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A judge has rejected a plea deal for a teenager accused of sexually abusing a mentally disabled woman in suburban Des Moines. The Des Moines Register reports Judge Robert Blink said Wednesday that the deal wasn't constitutional because it wasn't clear Nicholas Fifield was fully advised of his legal options.

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  6. Stop the Bleed program coming to West Des MoinesRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A new program in West Des Moines plans to turn members of the public into first responders who can save lives by stopping people from bleeding to death. The Des Moines Register reports that the Stop the Bleed program was launched by the Department of Homeland Security after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, where 26 students and staff members were killed in December 2012.

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  7. Man arrested after bullet fires through ceiling, hitting momRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A 21-year-old West Des Moines man has been arrested after a gun he was handling fired, sending a bullet through a basement ceiling that hit his sleeping mother. Paramedics were called to the home around 5 a.m. Friday and found a 43-year-old woman shot in her upper body.

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  8. Hy-Vee grocer recalls store-branded candy packagesRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2017 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Hy-Vee food store chain has recalled store branded candy distributed to 242 stores in eight states after learning an ingredient from another company could be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee says a milk powder ingredient used in chocolate coating has the potential for contamination and the candy's manufacturer, Palmer Candy Co., announced a recall of some of its products.

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  9. Woman cited in crash that killed West Des Moines officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Online court records say 38-year-old Jeanette Keifer, of Stuart, was cited for failing to yield. Authorities say Keifer turned her car left into the path of 47-year-old Shawn Miller on Aug. 3 on U.S. Highway 169 near Interstate 80. Online court records don't list an attorney who could comment for Keifer.

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  10. Iowa company settles Medicaid billing dispute for $1MRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2017 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Des Moines Register reports that the West Des Moines-based company was known as Ultimate Nursing Services when the bills were filed from 2011 into 2013. It's now known as Universal Pediatrics.

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  11. USDA chooses Hy-Vee to join in online food stamp programRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2017 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee to participate in a program that will let food stamp recipients shop for groceries online. Hy-Vee is one of seven retailers that will participate in the two-year pilot program, which will begin this summer.

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  12. Branstad: Girls death led to human services agency changeRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Gov. Terry Branstad says the state has made personnel changes at the Department of Human Services following the death of a West Des Moines teenager who was left in an allegedly abusive home despite reports made by a neighbor. According to a medical examiner, 16-year-old Natalie Finn died from denial of critical care.

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  13. 2 people killed, another injured in West Des Moines crashRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The crash occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 235. Authorities say an eastbound pickup ran off the roadway and rammed into a concrete bridge support.

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  14. Ex-Iowa lawyer accused of stealing from partners disbarredRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Des Moines Register says the high court unanimously ruled Friday to disbar Brian Michael Green. The ruling says Green agreed to start a company with two others from whom he rented office space in West Des Moines.

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  15. West Des Moines ballroom on market for $2.6MRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A nearly 80-year-old concert and event venue is for sale in West Des Moines. The Des Moines Register reports that the owner of the Val Air Ballroom is asking $2.6 million for the property.

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  16. Parents arrested, charged in death of 16-year-old girlRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Des Moines Register says a medical examiner found that Natalie Finn died from denial of critical care. Her mother, 42-year-old Nicole Marie Finn, of West Des Moines, and father, Joseph Michael Finn II, of Urbandale, were arrested Thursday.

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  17. Ex-owners of West Des Moines bar plead guilty to tax fraudRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Prosecutors say the charges against 66-year-old James Perin and his wife, 62-year-old Mardeen Perin, arise from their operation of Sully's Irish Pub in 2013. The prosecutors say the Perins failed to report some cash income.

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  18. Fire destroys barn with 30 horses but the horses escapedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    West Des Moines Fire Chief Mike Whitsell says crews couldn't do much initially because there are no hydrants in the area near the Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center. Nearly 30 horses were housed in the barn.

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  19. Tree honors fallen Iowa officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The tree skirt displays the names and badge numbers of five Central Iowa officers who died this year. Susan Farrell and Carlos Puente Morales died in a crash involving a wrong way driver in March.

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  20. West Des Moines to settle discrimination lawsuit for $1.9MRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The city of West Des Moines has agreed to pay nearly $2 million to a police officer who sued, saying the department's former police chief discriminated against her because she's a woman. The city announced the $1.9 million settlement with Sgt.

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