Latest Des Moines News

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Iowa man accused of tearing down, burning LGBTQ flag

Nov. 9, 2019 4:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with a hate crime after police say he torn down and burned an LGBTQ flag hanging outside a Des Moines bar. WOI reports that 32-year-old Daniel Rosemark was arrested after the early Wednesday morning incident. Police say Rosemark torn down the pride flag...

Police: Man arrested in Las Vegas for Des Moines killing

Nov. 9, 2019 2:05 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man has been charged in the killing last month of a Des Moines man. Des Moines police say in a news release that 39-year-old Nicky Joe Beery, of Des Moines, was charged in a warrant Saturday with first-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old James Moss Jr. Moss found...

Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 8, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It's a strategy that acknowledges the limitations of entering the race at this late...

Ames police arrest man suspected of fatal stabbing

Nov. 8, 2019 6:23 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ames police say they've arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing his roommate at their apartment. Officers who responded to the residence around 6:10 p.m. Thursday found the injured man, later identified as 37-year-old Christopher Charles Swalwell, suffering from knife wounds. Police...

Allegiant says it will base 2 planes at Des Moines airport

Nov. 8, 2019 3:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An airline says it plans to base two planes in Des Moines, bringing jobs and possibly new flights to the city's airport. Allegiant Travel Company announced Friday it would base two Airbus A320 aircraft at the Des Moines International Airport. Allegiant, based in the Las Vegas area,...

Group says $25M grant will fund dam removal in Des Moines

Nov. 7, 2019 6:20 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A regional group says it has received a $25 million federal grant to help pay for the removal of a low-head dam in Des Moines and improvements to access points along the Des Moines River. The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization announced Thursday it had received the...

Meredith foundations give $3M for Drake journalism building

Nov. 7, 2019 4:18 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two foundations affiliated with the Meredith Corporation are giving Drake University $3 million to fund renovations to a building housing the Des Moines school's journalism program. Drake announced Thursday that the Meredith family's foundation would donate $2 million and the...

6, including children, escape from central Iowa house fire

Nov. 5, 2019 5:15 PM EST

RUNNELLS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say six people, including children, have escaped a house fire in Runnells. Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Heath Osberg told KCCI the fire broke out Tuesday morning. Several agencies responded, and Osberg says one person was taken to a hospital. Others were treated for...

Iowa high court to decide if farm pollution suit continues

Nov. 5, 2019 12:55 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has decided to step into a legal battle between the state and environmental groups over whether enough is being done to keep hog manure and other farm pollutants from tainting rivers that provide central Iowans drinking water. An order signed Monday by Justice...