Latest Des Moines News

Ankeny man shot in apartment dies; police make arrest

Jan. 27, 2022 13:52 PM EST

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — A man who was shot in a suburban Des Moines apartment earlier this week has died, and another man has been arrested in the case, police in Ankeny said. Officers were called to the apartment Tuesday night and found 21-year-old Eli Reed inside with gunshot wounds,...

Des Moines police say victim of Jan. 9 shooting has died

Jan. 27, 2022 12:37 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A shooting at a Des Moines apartment complex earlier this month has become the city’s first homicide of 2022 after the victim died from his wounds Thursday, police said. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Jan. 9 in the parking lot of the complex,...

Court: Mask rule OK at Iowa schools with disabled students

Jan. 25, 2022 17:34 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed the state of Iowa to enforce a law that prevents local schools from imposing mask mandates, except for schools attended by students whose disabilities make them more vulnerable to severe illness if they get COVID-19. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 24, 2022 14:42 PM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 24, 2022. Editorial: Des Moines City Council should reverse insulting plan to silence Indira Sheumaker Frank Cownie, Connie Boesen, Joe Gatto, Josh Mandelbaum, Carl Voss and Linda Westergaard need thicker skin. And some more patience. ...

Two Iowa men charged in motorcycle drag racing death

Jan. 23, 2022 18:04 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa men have been charged with vehicular homicide because they were racing on their motorcycles at speeds over 150 mph with a third man who died in an October crash. Des Moines Police say Michael David Crabb, 35, and Brady Joe Clausi, 23, were charged...

Missouri man charged with murder in Iowa killing

Jan. 22, 2022 15:14 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Charges against a Missouri man accused in a deadly Iowa attack have been upgraded. The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release that an amended charge of first-degree murder was filed Friday against 52-year-old Tony Wayne Hyde, of Columbia. ...

Police say couple died in murder-suicide in West Des Moines

Jan. 21, 2022 13:37 PM EST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A couple found dead in their West Des Moines home were killed in a murder-suicide, police there said. Police were called to the home Wednesday morning to conduct a welfare check, and arriving officers found the bodies of Dana Fortugno, 52, and Justine...

Man admits to placing homemade bombs in suburban Des Moines

Jan. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EST

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man accused of making and placing several homemade bombs in suburban Des Moines — including one that was found by an 8-year-old girl — pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges. Chad Williams, 47, of Johnston, pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing...

Clark sets triple-double record, No. 25 Iowa routs Gophers

Jan. 21, 2022 11:46 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Iowa's Caitlin Clark posted her second straight 30-point triple-double, setting a Division I basketball record for men or women, and the No. 25 Hawkeyes rolled to a 105-49 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. Clark had 35 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists,...

Think your home value is soaring? Talk to a farmer

Jan. 21, 2022 10:03 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer Jeff Frank doesn’t feel rich, but simply based on the skyrocketing value of his land in northwest Iowa, it’s an apt way to describe him, even if he laughs at the idea. He lives in the same nearly century-old...