Polk County Newswire (Page 2)

Polk County Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Polk County, IA. (Page 2)

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  1. Former nursing director charged with stealing opioids from patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... from patients. Laura Townsend-Edler, 51, of Gladbrook, was arrested July 24 and faces a long list of charges. In Polk County, prosecutors charged Townsend-Edler with using her position at the Polk City Nursing and Rehabilitation to steal hydrocodone ...

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  2. One Month In, Low Number of Texting While Driving Tickets IssuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... reports only having issued 100 tickets statewide. In Des Moines, only one was issued in the last month. The Polk County Sheriff's Office had just three tickets and two warnings. issued just eight tickets, Ames police handed out seven combined ...

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  3. Back-to-school countdown is on for those students who have not received their meningitis vaccineRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 1 | Cityview Online

    The starting date for most Polk County schools is less than a month away. Seventh and 12th grade students need proof of at least one dose of the meningitis immunization for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

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  4. Dog Dies After Falling Into Construction Site HoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 31 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ... but Piper was a kid to me, but I'm just glad it didn't happen to someone's child," Nelson says. According to the Polk County Planning and Development Commission, it's up to the private property owners to determine how they want to secure the land. ...

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  5. Frustration goes around after couple charged with child abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 30 | KCRG

    Iowa legislators are insisting on procedural changes in the child welfare system after an Ankeny couple who adopted nine disabled children were arrested this week and charged with child endangerment. State Sen. Matt McCoy, a Democrat from Polk County and a frequent critic of the Department of Human Services, said the abuse case -- in which John Bell, 55, and his wife, Joyce, 57, were shown in a video posted on Facebook physically abusing two of their children -- proved there was a lack of communication between law enforcement authorities and the beleaguered state department.

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  6. Murder suspects had history of gang participation, criminal chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 29 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... and a K-9 track began. Both suspects were charged with first-degree murder and were each being held at the Polk County Jail on $500,000 cash-only bail. Additional charges may follow, Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said. "Folks think at night, ...

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  7. Couple who adopted disabled kids accused of physical abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 28 | KCRG

    The Des Moines Register reports that 55-year-old John Elmer Bell and 57-year-old Joyce Marie Bell are charged with felony child endangerment causing injury. Polk County Jail records say they remained in custody Friday.

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  8. Iowa woman hopes to use "stand your ground" defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 27 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    ... person doesn't have to retreat before using deadly force if they think their life is being threatened. Assistant Polk County Attorney Kevin Hathaway says prosecutors believe they have enough evidence to prove a first-degree murder case against ...

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  9. Advocates say animal-abuse laws need to be tougherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 27 | KCRG

    ... happen to a puppy, dog or any animal is just outrageous," said Josh Colvin, of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Polk County authorities arrested 31-year-old Michael Mitchell, of Des Moines, for reportedly stabbing a pit bull mix named Zeus at least ...

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  10. CROSS Backpack GiveawayRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 26 | Cityview Online

    ... hosting their 25th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2309 Euclid (Polk County River Place building), Des Moines. A new backpack filled with the grade appropriate school supplies will be given to the . ...

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  11. Iowa woman hopes to use "stand your ground" defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... person doesn't have to retreat before using deadly force if they think their life is being threatened. Assistant Polk County Attorney Kevin Hathaway says prosecutors believe they have enough evidence to prove a first-degree murder case against ...

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  12. Man charged with animal abuse in pit bull mix stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    The Animal Rescue League, Des Moines Animal Control, and Polk County Animal Control told responding deputies that two dogs were together in a fenced-in area at a residence in the 4000 block of NE 45th Dr. At some point, the dogs began fighting and, after the dogs had been separated, Michael Thomas Mitchell, 31, of Des Moines, reportedly stabbed the Pit-bull mix at least twice with a pocket knife, causing serious injury to the dog.

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  13. Church embezzler back in jail on OWI chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    Carol Jean Padget is charged with operating while intoxicated. She's currently being held in the Polk County Jail.

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  14. Thousands could miss school over mandatory meningitis vaccinationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    MINUTERUSH.>> MENINGITIS IS SOMETHING WECAN PREVENT WITH VACCINES ANDTHE REASON IT IS SO IMPORTANT ISIT CAN BE A DEADLY DISEASE ANDWE WANT TO PROTECT KIDS FROMTHAT.MARCUS: HE IS A PEDIATRICIAN ATUNITY POINT.HE IS ALSO FOR THE STATEDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MANDATINGMANAGEMENT -- MENINGITISVACCINATIONS.EASIER SAID THAN DONE.IN POLK COUNTY ALONE, MORE THAN4000 STUDENTS STILL NEED THEVACCINATION BEFORE SCHOOLSTARTS.>> WE KNOW THERE ARE 11,000STUDENTS IN POLK COUNTY THATNEED THE VACCINE AND WHEN SCHOOLENDED IN JUNE WE TOUCHED BASEWITH THE SCHOOL NURSES, WE SAWTHERE WAS ABOUT 40% OF THESTUDENTS THAT STILL NEEDED THISVACCINE.MARCUS: AIGNER IS URGING PARENTSNOT TO ASSUME ANYTHING OR WAITTO THE LAST MINUTE FOR THEMENINGITIS VACCINATION.>> IT IS VERY CRUCIAL RIGHT NOWTHAT PARENTS LOOK AT THEIRCHILD'S IMMUNIZATION RECORDS ANDMAKE SURE THEY CALL THEIR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERMARCUS: DES MOINES PUBLIC ... (more)

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  15. Hearing Set on Motion to Move Trials for Natalie Finn's Adoptive ParentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | WHO-TV

    A hearing date has been set on a motion to change the venue for the trials of two parents charged in connection with the death of their adoptive daughter. Hearings for Nicole Finn and Joseph Finn have been scheduled for August 4th in Polk County.

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  16. Urban Students Prepare to Show Livestock at County FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Students around Polk County are getting ready to show their livestock at the Polk County Fair. It's hard work, and it's even harder when you don't have a place to keep your animals on your land.

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  17. Vaccinations Still Needed for Polk County StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    About 40 percent of students in Polk County, still need to get the meningococcal vaccination in order to attend the 2017 school year. Back in February the Iowa Senate passed a bill to require all entering seventh and 12th graders to receive the meningitis shot by the shot of the new school year.

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  18. Heat Advisory in Effect Wednesday at 12 pm to Saturday 8 pmRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | KAZR-FM Des Moines

    ... malls, where area residents can seek a cool spot. On nights when the heat index is expected to stay near 100, Polk County will open up an overnight cooling center. This allows residents who do not have a cool place to sleep to stay. Residents are ...

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  19. Valley Junction CoSign businesses revealedRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Cityview Online

    ... is a collaboration among the Historic Valley Junction Foundation, American Sign Museum, City of West Des Moines, Polk County Board of Supervisors, Main Street Iowa, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the local ...

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  20. Bodycam shows police chief hit by carRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | KCRG

    ... on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, driving while suspended and a Polk County warrant. Craig Collins, 35, of Nevada, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug ...

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