Polk County Newswire

Polk County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Polk County, IA.

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  1. Des Moines man sentenced to 40 years for child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... ll's sentence was enhanced because he was a registered sex offender. He had previously been convicted in 2006 in Polk County of sexual exploitation of children for collecting child pornography.

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  2. Des Moines man sentenced to 40 years for child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... sentence was enhanced because he was a registered sex offender. He had previously been convicted in 2006 in Polk County of sexual exploitation of children for collecting child pornography. Investigators say 36-year-old Ryan Ruble, of Holstein, Iowa, ...

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  3. Johnston Teen Facing Drug, Weapons Charges Related to Shooting DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... Weapon to a Person Under 21 Years Old and Possession of Schedule I Marijuana. He was booked on Thursday into the Polk County Jail and has bonded out. Urbandale Police say the arrest is related to the shooting death of Anthony Taylor on December 9th ...

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  4. Officials vote to not allow road crossing at popular trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    WEBVTT Their voices are heard! Just a 30 minutes ago we learned the Polk county Board of Supervisors voted not to allow a developer building a road crossing the Great Western Trail -- in West Des Moines This after dozens of people voiced their concerns at tonight's meeting. A sprawling metro is beginning to creep into a countryside -- cherished, by central Iowa cyclists.

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  5. Independent Order of Odd Fellows donates $150,000 for Ronald McDonald House at MercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Http

    ... 2019. Currently, the Ronald McDonald Room at Mercy is able to serve 33 percent of families residing outside of Polk County. The new Ronald McDonald House at Mercy will increase the nonprofit's capacity to serve families at Mercy by 50 percent. It ...

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  6. Woman gets 2 years of probation for infant sona s deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    A Des Moines woman whose infant son died after she gave him large amounts of an allergy medication has been given two years of probation. Polk County court records say 34-year-old Latyia Johnson pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor child endangerment.

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  7. Iowa woman gets 2 years of probation for infant son's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | KIMT

    A Des Moines woman whose infant son died after she gave him large amounts of an allergy medication has been given two years of probation. Polk County court records say 34-year-old Latyia Johnson pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor child endangerment.

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  8. Police: Man played role in street race that led to 2 deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | KCRG

    ... of Johnston, was arrested Tuesday. He's charged with misdemeanor drag racing and felony vehicular homicide. Polk County court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. Police say Ferin was racing his pickup truck against ...

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  9. Mother sentenced in infant son's medication deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    A Des Moines woman whose infant son died after she gave him large amounts of an allergy medication has been given two years of probation. Polk County court records say 34-year-old Latyia Johnson pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor child endangerment.

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  10. Local Quick read Traffic Stop Leads To Warrant Arrest A Central Iowa...Read the original story

    Friday Dec 7 | KICD-AM Spencer

    ... . Upon making contact, the officer determined the driver, 59-year-old Craig Fleming of Des Moines, was wanted in Polk County on a warrant for 1st degree fraudulent practice.

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  11. Miffy comes to Des MoinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Cityview Online

    ... walk past me, offer a Dutch letter. Joe Weeg spent 31 years bumping around this town as a prosecutor for the Polk County Attorney's Office. Now retired, he writes about the frequently overlooked people, places and events in Des Moines on his blog: ...

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  12. FEMA again rejects individual aid for July Iowa tornadoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    WEBVTT DECISION IN THE CASE IN THE COMING WEEKS. ERIC: FOR A SECOND TIME, GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS' REQUE FOR FEDERAL HELP IN MARSHALLTOWN HAS BEEN DENIED.

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  13. Creative Visions Employee Fired After Being Charged With FelonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    A man who worked for a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youth, young adults and adults, is charged with enticing a minor under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose. Akil Jabbar was terminated by Creative Visions on December 3, 2018, the same day he was arrested and booked in the Polk County Jail.

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  14. Police: Man enticed teen for sex using alcohol, drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... had told him to have no additional contact with her. A no-contact order was also requested and granted by a Polk County judge, meaning Jabbar is to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18. Ako Abdul-Samad, with Creative Visions, said Jabbar ...

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  15. Police say woman nearly hit kids at school drop-off spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | KCRG

    ... Police say the bus driver, the school principal and the dean of students wouldn't let the woman leave the scene. Polk County court records say 43-year-old Heather Mapes is charged with failure to use child restraint device and reckless driving. The ...

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  16. Legion Riders deliver Thanksgiving to othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | American Legion Magazine

    ... 232 delivered ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meals right to the front doors of veterans in the area. More than 80 Polk County veterans were on the receiving end of Chapter 232's effort. "We know there's a lot of people out there who can't afford a whole ...

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  17. $20 million renovation brings southside lake back to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... FINALLY WATER AT EASTER LAKE, BUT HOW IS IT FILLING UP? WE SHOW YOU FROM UP ABOVE. IT'S A REAL GEM. THAT'S HOW POLK COUNTY SUPERVISOR TOM HOCKENSMITH DESCRIBES EASTER LAKE. NOW WITH NEW BRIDGES AND RUNNING TRAILS, HE SAYS HE HOPES THE $20 MILLION ...

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  18. Iowa man whose son shot himself with handgun pleads guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    An Iowa man whose 2-year-old son shot himself with his father's handgun is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14 in Des Moines. Polk County court records show 30-year-old Jonathan Hauser, of Council Bluffs, pleaded guilty last week to felony child endangerment causing injury.

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  19. 2) Woman accused of pouring gas on man and setting him aflameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | KCRG

    Authorities have accused a woman of pouring gasoline on a man and setting him aflame in a suburb of Des Moines. Polk County court records say 24-year-old Kaydee Cuesta is charged with willful injury causing serious injury.

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  20. Father whose son shot himself with dad's gun pleads guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | KSFY

    An Iowa man whose 2-year-old son shot himself with his father's handgun is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14 in Des Moines. Polk County court records show 30-year-old Jonathan Hauser, of Council Bluffs, pleaded guilty last week to felony child endangerment causing injury.

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