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Police ID pedestrian killed in Des Moines area crash

Apr. 12, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have identified a pedestrian killed Sunday morning after he was hit by a car. Weston Bueford, 33, of Des Moines, was in the southbound lanes of the four-lane Hubbell Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle shortly before 5 a.m....

Pedestrian killed in Des Moines area crash on Sunday

Apr. 11, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian Sunday morning. Police said a man was in the southbound lanes of the four-lane Hubbell Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. The man's name and...

Man's body found in Des Moines River near park on Saturday

Apr. 11, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man's body was found Saturday in the Des Moines River near a park in Des Moines. A fisherman and a cyclist riding on a riverside trail both spotted the body near Riverview Park on Saturday afternoon and called police, spokesman Sgt. Paul...

Des Moines police sergeant resigns amid investigation

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines police sergeant with a history of excessive force complaints has resigned amid an internal investigation into what other officers reported were offensive remarks he made to another officer during a recent union meeting. Reports from...

Man arrested at protest in Des Moines acquitted of charge

Apr. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man arrested last spring during a protest in Des Moines calling attention to racial injustice has been acquitted of a misdemeanor count of failure to disperse. A judge on Thursday found Daniel Butts, 33, of Des Moines, not guilty of the count,...

Man convicted in fatal drive-by shooting in Des Moines

Apr. 07, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in an apparent drive-by shooting last year. Dayquawne Gates, 22, was accused of killing Robert Freeman, 19, on May 30. Freeman died at a hospital after being shot four times. ...

Man gets 50 years for hit-and-run killing of Iowa instructor

Apr. 06, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man police accused of intentionally running over and killing a local college instructor has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Jason Sassman, 50, was sentenced Monday after being convicted in February of second-degree murder in...

2 killed in separate vehicle crashes in Iowa

Apr. 05, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two people have died in as many days in traffic accidents on Iowa roads. Early Monday morning, 73-year-old Hazel Ann Griffiths of Brooklyn, was killed in a Tama County crash, the Des Moines Register reported. Griffiths was...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 05, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. April 1, 2021. Editorial: How can Iowa become a telework destination? Make it a place people want to live Gov. Kim Reynolds said recently she hopes Iowa can attract more teleworkers. That is a good goal. ...

Washington leads Valparaiso to 10-7 win at Drake

Apr. 03, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Robert Washington ran for 101 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter as Valparaiso beat Drake 10-7 on Saturday. Valparaiso (3-1, 3-1 Pioneer League) won for the first time in Des Moines, and also beat Drake (1-2, 1-2) for...