Polk County Newswire

Polk County Newswire

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  1. Man needs 14 stitches in Mason jar fight over go-cartRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... hes on his shoulder. Lenzley was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury. He's being held in the Polk County Jail pending bail of $5,000.

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  2. 5K honors 4H youth coordinator, raises agriculture awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    More than 160 people hit the blacktop running outside the 4H building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds to honor Joy Niklasen, a former Polk County 4H youth coordinator killed in a 2014 car crash. High school senior Rebecca Osthus, who started the race, said holding the run during the Polk County Fair helps promote the importance of agriculture.

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  3. Grimes police say young boy found dead, mother unresponsive in homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | KCRG

    ... KCCI reports that police and medics responded to the Grimes home following a 911 call just after 10 a.m. Friday. Polk County Sheriff's Major Brent Long says a child about 7 or 8 years old was found alone outside in the yard when officers arrive. The ...

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  4. Boy Found Dead, Unresponsive Woman Found in Grimes HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... in the 300 block of NW Valleyview Drive, after receiving a 911 call. Few details have been released but the Polk County Sheriff's Office said the woman was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. The Polk County Sheriff's Office and ...

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  5. Suspect Arrested in Des Moines AssaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... et and Indiana Avenue. Singleton was identified as the suspect who caused those injuries. He's being held in the Polk County Jail on a $10,000 bond. The name of the victim in the case has not been released though police say he is expected to survive.

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  6. County by county pipeline filings not allowedRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Messenger

    A law firm which planned to file suits in all counties affected by the pipeline said judges in Cherokee and Calhoun counties put a stop to that, requiring all complaints to go through one case. "The first two judges said they wouldn't hear those cases, and the only place for those cases to be brought was in Polk County," said Bill Hanigan, of the Davis Brown law firm in Des Moines.

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  7. Heat wave prompts event cancellation, cooling centersRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Extreme heat is prompting changes in summer outdoor activities scheduled for this week and cooling shelters have been organized to help anyone who needs an escape into air conditioning. Polk County Emergency Management coordinators say nearly 30 cooling centers are available at libraries, community centers and other public buildings around the Des Moines area.

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  8. Infographic: New plan for changes along Walnut CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    Walnut Creek spans 97 miles and drains 52,643 acres in Dallas and Polk counties. The watershed runs through Clive, Dallas Center, Des Moines, Grimes, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights.

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  9. Iowa woman sentenced in crash while textingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Lydia George, 20, was sentenced on Thursday for texting while driving causing serious injury. The Polk County Attorney's Office believes it's the first case of its kind prosecuted in Iowa.

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  10. Iowa Woman Sentenced in First of its Kind Texting While Driving CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | WHO-TV

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa- Lydia George, 20, was sentenced on Thursday for texting while driving causing serious injury. The Polk County Attorney's Office believes it's the first case of its kind prosecuted in Iowa.

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  11. Task force debates controversial minimum-wage hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    A heated debate ensued Thursday after the Polk County Board of Supervisors' task force met to discuss the proposed minimum-wage hike. No final decision was made after nearly two hours, but the task force came up with a general consensus on how much it'd like to see the minimum wage increase.

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  12. Iowa inmate listed as escaped as another is capturedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... his job Wednesday. He'd been sentenced to 58 years in custody after his 1990 convictions for several crimes in Polk County, including assault, robbery, theft and child endangerment. The department also reports that Michael Cowden, who also was ...

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  13. Iowa officials search for work release escapeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    Italian media say a station master has acknowledged giving the green light to one of the commuter trains that collided head-on POLK COUNTY, Iowa - A resident of an Iowa work release facility was placed on escaped status after he failed to return after work. Officials say 46-year-old Robert Lee Garrett was serving a 58 year sentence for robbery first degree, theft first degree, child endangerment, assault causing injury-peace officer, operating vehicle without owner consent, burglary second degree, willful injury causing bodily injury, trespassing and voluntary absence.

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  14. Des Moines work release inmate placed on escape statusRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... Anyone with information regarding Cowden's whereabouts is asked to report to the Des Moines Police Department or Polk County Sheriff's Department.

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  15. Man found injured on Des Moines street dies of injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | KCRG

    ... Wednesday afternoon. Police say they are awaiting autopsy results, conducting interviews and consulting with the Polk County Attorney's Office before filing charges.

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  16. Others hover as IRS takes on Prairie Meadows. County, the landlord and beneficiary, has key roleRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Cityview Online

    ... Revenue Service could last years. It will cost a jackpot in legal fees. And it can't be settled unless the Polk County supervisors are invited into the negotiations. This, too, seems clear. Before this thing is settled, the Legislature and the ...

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  17. Minn. Woman Accused of Facilitating Sexual Encounter Between Young Relative, Sex OffenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | KSTP

    ... between a child related to her and a sex offender. The case stretches between two states. Authorities in Polk County, Iowa say the crime happened in Runnells, just outside of Des Moines. The woman charged is from Mayer, Minnesota which is west of ...

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  18. 2 face human trafficking charges in Polk County incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office said a Polk County man and a Minnesota woman face charges in a human trafficking case. 50 year old Michael Williams, a convicted sex offender is jail again.

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  19. Iowa Sex Offender, Minnesota Woman Charged with Human TraffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    An Iowa sex offender and a southern Minnesota woman are both facing charges for human trafficking and the alleged sexual exploitation of a minor. On Friday, Polk County detectives and the United State Marshals Service executed a search warrant at a Runnells home, leading to the arrest of 50-year-old Michael Lee Williams of Runnells, and the filing of arrest warrants for 48-year-old Cynthia Mitteness of Mayer, Minnesota.

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  20. Man Dies Following Assault in Des MoinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... he later died. Police told Channel 13 News that autopsy results, additional interviews and consultation with the Polk County Attorney's Office will help decide what charges will be filed moving forward.

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