Polk County Newswire

Polk County Newswire

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  1. Former officer accused of switching pills pleads not guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    Polk County court records say the plea was entered Wednesday for 39-year-old Joshua Copeland. He is charged with two counts of felonious misconduct in office, two counts of forgery and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

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  2. Former officer accused of switching pills pleads not guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KCRG

    Polk County court records say the plea was entered Wednesday for 39-year-old Joshua Copeland. He is charged with two counts of felonious misconduct in office, two counts of forgery and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

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  3. Grand jury declines to indict deputy who fatally shot manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    WEBVTT YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY. A GRAND JURY WILL NOT INDICT A POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY IN A DEADLY SHOOTING.

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  4. Former officer accused of switching pills seized as evidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    A man has been accused of taking prescription pills seized during criminal investigations when he was working as an Altoona police detective. Polk County court records say 39-year-old Joshua Copeland is charged with two counts of felonious misconduct in office, two counts of forgery and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

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  5. Former Iowa officer accused of switching pills seized as evidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | KIMT

    ... prescription pills seized during criminal investigations when he was working as an Altoona police detective. Polk County court records say 39-year-old Joshua Copeland is charged with two counts of felonious misconduct in office, two counts of ...

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  6. Overnight police chase ends in PIT maneuverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    THIS MAN, BRIAN PALM, IS IN THE POLK COUNTY JAIL AFTER AN OVERNIG CHASE. POLICE SAY A WHITE TRUCK RAN A STOP SIGN AT NORTH UNION AND SENECA.

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  7. Police Use PIT Maneuver to End Chase Involving Repeat OffenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... away from police. In 2014, he was arrested following a chase that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour involving Polk County Sheriff's deputies. Palm is being held in the Polk County Jail. He is charged with felon in possession of a firearm, felony ...

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  8. Des Moines Skatepark Could Host International Events, Bring in 40k VisitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    The first shovels of dirt were turned on Monday on a plot of land that will become a world-class skate venue next year. Des Moines and Polk County leaders held the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Lauridsen Skatepark on the West bank of the Des Moines River in downtown on Monday.

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  9. Urbandale Leaders say 100th Street Interchange will Lead Next 100 Years of GrowthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... new facility nearby that will employ 100 Iowans. Other businesses nearby have announced expansion plans as well. Polk County Supervisor Bob Brownell says the project is about businesses big and small that will now have easier access to Urbandale. ...

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  10. Sen. Kamala Harris Visiting Iowa Ahead of Midterm ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... position role in the Senate Judiciary hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kamala will headline a Polk County Democrats rally next Monday, October 22nd. She will help the party encourage people to cast their vote early.

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  11. Woman sentenced for Des Moines murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | KIMT

    Polk County court records say Crystal Purdy was sentenced Thursday to 35 years. She'd pleaded guilty to burglary and conspiracy to commit a forcible felony after prosecutors dropped a murder charge for the slaying of Cody Channon on Jan. 9. Her plea deal calls for her to testify against others involved, including William Burton II.

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  12. Trial Date Set for Wieseler Murder SuspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | KSCJ-AM Sioux City

    THE JOHNSON COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAD REQUESTED A CONTINUANCE, LAST MONTH, STATING THEY NEEDED MORE TIME TO COMPLETE ANALYSIS OF DNA EVIDENCE. DISTRICT JUDGE LARS ANDERSON HAS SET THE TRIAL, WHICH HAD BEEN MOVED TO POLK COUNTY ON A CHANGE OF VENUE, FOR JANUARY 11TH, 2019, IN DES MOINES.

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  13. Woman sentenced for role in Des Moines slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    Polk County court records say Crystal Purdy was sentenced Thursday to 35 years. She'd pleaded guilty to burglary and conspiracy to commit a forcible felony after prosecutors dropped a murder charge for the slaying of Cody Channon on Jan. 9. Her plea deal calls for her to testify against others involved, including William Burton II.

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  14. Des Moines man charged after having child with 14-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... as a 99.9999 percent that Alvarez-Flores, who was 22 at the time, is the father. Alvarez-Flores was taken to the Polk County Jail but has since been released after posting bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 19.

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  15. Woman gets 35 years for role in Des Moines slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    Polk County court records say Crystal Purdy was sentenced Thursday to 35 years. She'd pleaded guilty to burglary and conspiracy to commit a forcible felony after prosecutors dropped a murder charge for the slaying of Cody Channon on Jan. 9. Her plea deal calls for her to testify against others involved, including William Burton II.

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  16. New Mobile Food Pantries Added to Feed Hungry Polk County ResidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    The Partnership for a Hunger-Free Polk County and the Des Moines Area Religious Council are adding two new mobile food pantries to their fleet. The new mobile pantries are specifically working to serve children, by partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa.

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  17. James Jordan Book-Signing Reception Oct. 18Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 4 | Cityview Online

    The Historic Valley Junction Foundation announces the publication of a new book, "Pursuit of a Dream - James Jordan: His Life and His Legacy," written by West Des Moines author Louise Gately with Jan Davison. This new book details the impressive but little-known story of James Jordan, the founder of Valley Junction, head of the Polk County Underground Railroad, and civic leader whose efforts forever changed the course of history in Des Moines and across Iowa.

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  18. Video shows man breaking into DSM car lot, stealing truckRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 4 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... recognizes this face and comes forward. Fo Polk County authorities are searching for a brazen thief who broke into a northeast Des Moines car lot, stole a truck, slammed through ...

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  19. Caldwell-Johnson for Mayor? Sheriff to retire? Botched judicial choice could have consequences.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Cityview Online

    ... Bill McCarthy is thinking of retiring this year. Caldwell-Johnson, 62, is well-known in Des Moines. She was Polk County Manager from 1996 to 2003, is the very visible chief executive of the Oakridge Neighborhood Services, has been on the school ...

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  20. Man charged with sex abuse after spending year on the runRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    A 42-year-old man was booked into Polk County Jail on Monday for sexually abusing a 14-year-old in July 2017.

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