WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidates and former prosecutors Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar made their case to caucus-goers at the Independence Day Picnic on Wednesday. This come a week after the first Democratic debates, in which both senators said they had “breakout moments.” A poll by Suffolk University/USA TODAY showed
DES MOINES, Iowa — The 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) Army Reserve unit based in Des Moines hasn’t deployed anyone overseas in eight years. That changes today as more than two hundred soldiers are heading to the Middle East for a logistical mission. Back in 2010 and 2011 the 103rd
PERRY, Iowa — Former Colorado governor and presidential candidate John Hickenlooper made a stop in Perry Sunday evening. This comes after top advisers left his campaign, including his campaign manager and financial director. “The vast majority of the problem was me, not being as good of a messenger. I’m committed
LEON, Iowa — The Department of Criminal Investigation is investigating an incident in Leon that happened just after 3 a.m. Sunday when an officer shot a man during a traffic stop. According to police, the man sprayed the officer with mace, and that’s when the officer opened fire. The man,
FORT DODGE, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Corrections is searching for an escaped work release inmate. Authorities said 26-year-old Lennox VanVacter walked away from the Fort Dodge Residential Center without authorization on Sunday. VanVacter is 5’10” and 180 pounds. He was convicted of first-degree theft and other crimes in
DES MOINES, Iowa — There are more job openings than unemployed people in Iowa, so that means the state is trying to convince people who already live here to gain new skills or others who don’t live here to move. One man who left Portland for Pella shows what’s possible.
IOWA — Julián Castro will tour areas impacted by recent flooding in western Iowa, as part of his upcoming campaign stops in the state. Castro will be in Council Bluffs Sunday at 7 p.m. for a meet-and-greet event at Barley’s Bar. On Monday, Castro will be in Red Oak for a
WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — An animal shelter in Warren County needs your help providing for dozens of animals rescued from a home in Lacona. The Kiya Koda Humane Society said they responded to a house in Lacona as part of a simple welfare check on two dogs on Monday, but the
LEON, Iowa — One man is in critical condition after he was shot by a Leon police officer during an early morning traffic stop. A Leon officer conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of NW 3rd Street shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. During the stop, the driver of the
WAUKEE, Iowa — The brand-new splash pad at Waukee’s Fox Creek Park is shut down until further notice after several slip and fall incidents. “Just kind of right off the bat we went in and had a slip and fall. I didn’t think much of it,” said Waukee resident Whitney
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Sabetha Mumm and her two children were in Las Vegas for a dance competition when the first earthquake hit on July 4. “All of a sudden I felt the sliding wall behind me rock side to side and I thought, ‘wow that’s interesting, they’re trying to
NEW HAMPSHIRE — Thousands of motorcyclists rode across New Hampshire on Saturday to honor seven bikers killed in a collision with a pickup truck in June. New Hampshire State Police said more than 3,000 people participated in the “Ride for the Fallen 7,” a 90-mile journey to the site of the crash.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — While many Americans continue to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, one local organization is using an outdoor sport to help troops who paid a big price to keep America free. Smash Park in West Des Moines and the Puppy Jake Foundation teamed up for a 19-team
TEMPE, Arizona — A Starbucks barista allegedly asked a group of Arizona police officers to leave the establishment because they were “making a customer feel uncomfortable.” The incident occurred at a Tempe Starbucks location July 4, KNXV reports. Six officers had reportedly paid for their drinks and were standing together inside the
PLANTATION, Florida — At least 21 people were injured, including two seriously, after an apparent gas explosion Saturday shattered parts of a shopping mall in the South Florida city of Plantation, authorities said. Firefighters were carrying out a secondary search of the mall, looking for additional possibly victims, though