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Iowa State student wasn't youngest female to be elected to office in Iowa, after all


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 04:26:56 +0000

Author: Katie Akin, Des Moines Register

Rachel Junck's campaign organizers said Wednesday that Victoria Lee deserved the accolades for being the youngest female elected to office in Iowa.

       

Read more: Iowa State student wasn't youngest female to be elected to office in Iowa, after all


Des Moines man charged with murder in December shooting


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 04:21:16 +0000

Author: Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

Wayne Jemerigbe, 39, was arrested Thursday and is now facing counts of first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

       

Read more: Des Moines man charged with murder in December shooting


Des Moines man charged with drag racing in Interstate 235 motorist's death in November


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 03:49:24 +0000

Author: Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

Devin Russell Smith, 23, of Des Moines has been charged with drag racing in motorist's November death.

       

Read more: Des Moines man charged with drag racing in Interstate 235 motorist's death in November


Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigns in Des Moines


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 02:06:05 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

2020 presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) campaigns in Des Moines

       

Read more: Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigns in Des Moines


'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden chides voter over accusation about Ukraine


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:29:37 +0000

Author: Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY

"You're a damn liar, man," Biden said to a voter who accused him of "selling access" to the presidency in Ukraine.

       

Read more: 'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden chides voter over accusation about Ukraine


An Iowa woman was arrested after allegedly selling CBD gummies to the cops. Now, other businesses' owners are speaking out.


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:11:44 +0000

Author: Linh Ta, Des Moines Register

For the first time in Polk County, a business owner was arrested for selling CBD, and a law enforcement task force has been warning other stores to take it off the shelves.

       

Read more: An Iowa woman was arrested after allegedly selling CBD gummies to the cops. Now, other businesses' owners are speaking out.


Department of Justice to visit Glenwood center Friday, part of investigation into allegations of rights violations, human experimentation


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:31:34 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

The state-run Glenwood Resource Center is one of two Iowa institutions under investigation for potential violations of patients' rights.

       

Read more: Department of Justice to visit Glenwood center Friday, part of investigation into allegations of rights violations, human experimentation


Des Moines police vehicle strikes west-side pedestrian during rush hour


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:19:20 +0000

Author: Register staff reports, Des Moines Register

The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the city's west side.

       

Read more: Des Moines police vehicle strikes west-side pedestrian during rush hour


Republican Joe Walsh wants to take down Donald Trump


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:43:40 +0000

Author: Linh Ta, Des Moines Register

Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh vowed that he will campaign hard in Iowa as he aims to give Republicans an alternative to President Donald Trump.

       

Read more: Republican Joe Walsh wants to take down Donald Trump


Des Moines Register 2020 Iowa caucuses candidate tracker


Created: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:41:12 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Follow along as 2020 presidential hopefuls visit Iowa: Find events by date, city and more with the Des Moines Register's candidate tracker.

       

Read more: Des Moines Register 2020 Iowa caucuses candidate tracker


Get the latest on what's opening and closing across Des Moines with our new newsletter


Created: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:27:45 +0000

Author: Nicole Derong, Des Moines Register

Keep up with restaurants and other businesses that are opening and closing in the Des Moines metro.

      

Read more: Get the latest on what's opening and closing across Des Moines with our new newsletter


'I don't like liars' boy says during sentencing of Marion County grandmother from whose home he was removed


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:38:57 +0000

Author: Anna Spoerre, Des Moines Register

The Marion County grandparents faced the same kidnapping charges earlier this year. Now, only one is going to prison.

       

Read more: 'I don't like liars' boy says during sentencing of Marion County grandmother from whose home he was removed


Cory Booker: With Kamala Harris' dropout and potential for an all-white debate stage, 'What message is that sending?'


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:31:41 +0000

Author: Brianne Pfannenstiel, Des Moines Register

Cory Booker, who has yet to make the December debate, says "It's a problem that we find ourselves in a situation where the ... stage might very well have more billionaires on it than black people."

       

Read more: Cory Booker: With Kamala Harris' dropout and potential for an all-white debate stage, 'What message is that sending?'


Des Moines schools see a spike in teachers leaving, and stress is a top reason why


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:24:14 +0000

Author: Lee Rood, Des Moines Register

Teachers say they lack appropriate consequences to apply to the most disruptive students, safe places where their behavior can be addressed, and training in methods for de-escalating violent situations.

       

Read more: Des Moines schools see a spike in teachers leaving, and stress is a top reason why


Photos: "River Constellation" sculpture is dedicated in Water Works Park


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:23:41 +0000

Author: Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.com

"River Constellation" sculpture is dedicated in Water Works Park

       

Read more: Photos: "River Constellation" sculpture is dedicated in Water Works Park


How do Iowans learn what a mortgage is? Starting next year, at high school


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:10:56 +0000

Author: Aimee Breaux, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Starting next academic year, schools across the state are required to offer a semester-long personal finance course, something ICCSD has done for decades.

       

Read more: How do Iowans learn what a mortgage is? Starting next year, at high school


Watch: Amy Klobuchar meets with the Register's editorial board


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:06:10 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Amy Klobuchar meets with the Register's editorial board on Dec. 5, 2019.

       

Read more: Watch: Amy Klobuchar meets with the Register's editorial board


'He's a fighter:' Abused German shepherd puppy close to adoption


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:02:52 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Benji captured the hearts of more than a thousand people on Kiya Koda Humane Society's Facebook page and received dozens of offers for adoption.

       

Read more: 'He's a fighter:' Abused German shepherd puppy close to adoption


Why you'll see some content marked 'for subscribers,' and why you should become one of them


Created: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:37:28 +0000

Author: Carol Hunter, Des Moines Register

Subscriptions support the trustworthy local reporting the Register produces. Selected stories will be reserved for people who pay for our journalism.

      

Read more: Why you'll see some content marked 'for subscribers,' and why you should become one of them


Three-month-old Blank Park Zoo seal pup dies


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:49:37 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Lucy was born Aug. 20 at Blank Park Zoo. According to a news release, she was not eating on her own in her last weeks.

       

Read more: Three-month-old Blank Park Zoo seal pup dies


'Listening is the first goal': Director of Iowa's largest state agency outlines priorities


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:32:06 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

Kelly Garcia has been in listening mode since taking over Iowa's largest state agency on Nov. 1. She's still assessing the department and forming her priorities.

       

Read more: 'Listening is the first goal': Director of Iowa's largest state agency outlines priorities


Xtream Arena in Coralville signs contract with MidAmerican Energy


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:34:01 +0000

Author: Isaac Hamlet, Iowa City Press-Citizen

As Xtream Arena comes together, the list of companies signing contracts with ArenaCo is increasing.

       

Read more: Xtream Arena in Coralville signs contract with MidAmerican Energy


Vermeer Corporation acquires animal feed equipment maker Schuler Manufacturing


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:06:12 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

Vermeer will retain Schular's 40 employees in Griswold, a company spokeswoman said

       

Read more: Vermeer Corporation acquires animal feed equipment maker Schuler Manufacturing


Man charged with first-degree murder in October homicide in Des Moines


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:04:02 +0000

Author: Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

Nicky Joe Beery, 39, has been formally accused of killing James Charles Moss, Jr., 43, in an east-side home Oct. 5.

       

Read more: Man charged with first-degree murder in October homicide in Des Moines


State to pay legal bills for anti-abortion activist charged in Iowa City


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:43:14 +0000

Author: Hillary Ojeda, Iowa City Press-Citizen

The lawsuit emerged from an incident outside of a reproductive health clinic in Iowa City two years ago.

       

Read more: State to pay legal bills for anti-abortion activist charged in Iowa City


Photos: Amy Klobuchar meets with the Register's editorial board


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:07:23 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

2020 presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) meets with the Register's editorial board on Dec. 5, 2019.

       

Read more: Photos: Amy Klobuchar meets with the Register's editorial board


Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh plans to go all in on Iowa


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:05:50 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh says he plans to spend a lot of time in Iowa before the caucuses.

       

Read more: Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh plans to go all in on Iowa


Breweries announce their candidates for the Register's Beer Caucus


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:15:36 +0000

Author: Teresa Kay Albertson, Des Moines Register

Lagers and ales, IPAs and even peanut butter influences headline the Des Moines Register's 2019 Beer Caucus Dec. 11.

       

Read more: Breweries announce their candidates for the Register's Beer Caucus


Cory Booker: It's a problem the 2020 race 'has more billionaires in it than black people'


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:04:11 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

In a speech about the state of the 2020 presidential election, Cory Booker begins by discussing Kamala Harris' recent exit from the race.

       

Read more: Cory Booker: It's a problem the 2020 race 'has more billionaires in it than black people'


Photos: Cory Booker kicks off 'Lead with Love' tour in Des Moines


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:20:44 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker kicks off a campaign swing through Iowa.

       

Read more: Photos: Cory Booker kicks off 'Lead with Love' tour in Des Moines


Grinnell College president stepping down to lead historic East Coast boarding school


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:16:53 +0000

Author: Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register

Raynard Kington has served as Grinnell College's president since 2010.

       

Read more: Grinnell College president stepping down to lead historic East Coast boarding school


Longtime felon is charged with murder of bank employee in northern Iowa


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:19:48 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

Valentino Williams, 35, of Coralville, was charged with first degree murder and first degree robbery in Kossuth County District Court on Thursday.

       

Read more: Longtime felon is charged with murder of bank employee in northern Iowa


Police find witness in Monday's suspicious death


Created: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 04:41:12 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

Des Moines resident Wayne Jemerigbe, 39, is being sought by police as a material witness.

       

Read more: Police find witness in Monday's suspicious death


John Kerry will campaign for Joe Biden in Iowa Friday after endorsing the former vice president


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:00:03 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and winner of the Iowa caucuses that year, endorsed Biden for president on Thursday.

       

Read more: John Kerry will campaign for Joe Biden in Iowa Friday after endorsing the former vice president


Fort Dodge man found guilty of murder in 2 brothers' deaths


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:36:44 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

King faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

       

Read more: Fort Dodge man found guilty of murder in 2 brothers' deaths


Plan on driving through I-80/35 this weekend? Construction will cause an Urbandale closure


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:04:28 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

I-35/80 between Douglas Avenue (Exit 126) and 86th Street (Exit 129) in Urbandale will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday until Sunday morning.

       

Read more: Plan on driving through I-80/35 this weekend? Construction will cause an Urbandale closure


Ankeny store owner arrested for selling CBD products while unlicensed


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:14:08 +0000

Author: Linh Ta, Des Moines Register

The owner of Your CBD Store is charged with two counts of controlled substance violation and unlawful substance tax requirement.

       

Read more: Ankeny store owner arrested for selling CBD products while unlicensed


Prosecutor clears officers in Guthrie County shootout that injured 3


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:52:28 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

A prosecutor in central Iowa has cleared of wrongdoing those officers involved in an October shootout that injured two Guthrie County deputies and a suspect.

       

Read more: Prosecutor clears officers in Guthrie County shootout that injured 3


'A terrible situation': Former Iowa man slays ex-wife, sons before killing self — reports say


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:45:28 +0000

Author: Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

David Schladetzky ran an unsuccessful campaign for a Des Moines City Council seat in 1997.

       

Read more: 'A terrible situation': Former Iowa man slays ex-wife, sons before killing self — reports say


Man shot to death in Cedar Falls apartment, police say


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:27:39 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

A man was fatally shot at a downtown Cedar Falls apartment complex, police said Thursday.

       

Read more: Man shot to death in Cedar Falls apartment, police say


Peterson: Lackluster Iowa State must play better against No. 15 Seton Hall on Sunday


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:21:44 +0000

Author: Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register

Iowa State must play better on both ends of the floor if it hopes to beat No. 15 Seton Hall on Sunday.

       

Read more: Peterson: Lackluster Iowa State must play better against No. 15 Seton Hall on Sunday


U.S. Justice Department investigating Iowa's Glenwood and Woodward centers for people with disabilities


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:07:40 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

Federal officials investigating if two state institutions violated residents' rights, including if some were subjected to "uncontrolled human subject experiments"

       

Read more: U.S. Justice Department investigating Iowa's Glenwood and Woodward centers for people with disabilities


Iowa man sentenced to 12 years in prison for possessing, transporting child pornography


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:18:54 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

Michael Adam Muth, 32, will serve 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography and sending it to a minor.

       

Read more: Iowa man sentenced to 12 years in prison for possessing, transporting child pornography


Employees find missing stuffed animal who helped 9-year-old through numerous health issues


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:23:39 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

Killian, 9, brought his stuffed dolphin Rainbow everywhere he went. When she went missing, he worried she'd been taken before they were reunited Wednesday.

       

Read more: Employees find missing stuffed animal who helped 9-year-old through numerous health issues


'It's all about neighborhoods': Cownie renews focus on revitalization after tough campaign


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:11:01 +0000

Author: Austin Cannon, Des Moines Register

The race for Des Moines mayor was the closest and most expensive since 2003.

       

Read more: 'It's all about neighborhoods': Cownie renews focus on revitalization after tough campaign


Latest food stamps cut won't affect Iowans, but the next one might


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:03:56 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

Iowa was one of 17 states that didn't request waivers to work requirement laws for food stamps this year, meaning the USDA's change won't be felt here.

       

Read more: Latest food stamps cut won't affect Iowans, but the next one might


This hardware store's Christmas commercial will melt your heart. It only cost $130 to make


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:48:54 +0000

Author: Joshua Bote, USA TODAY

In the advertisement, two-year-old Arthur runs the shop, sweeping floors, running the register and wrapping gifts. It got 50,000 views in two days.

       

Read more: This hardware store's Christmas commercial will melt your heart. It only cost $130 to make

 
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