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Police: Woman fleeing Des Moines officer causes fatal crash

May. 14, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines have arrested a woman they say caused a fatal crash as she fled a police stop. The incident began around 6:45 p.m. Thursday when an officer stopped a vehicle on suspicion of a traffic violation and discovered the driver had...

Judge dismisses felony leak charge against Iowa activist

May. 13, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge dismissed a rarely used felony leak charge Thursday against a Black Lives Matter activist in Iowa who gave a confidential police document to a local television news reporter. Protester Viet Tran did not break the law when he shared a Des...

Pleasant Hill stadium latest approved in Des Moines metro

May. 13, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — The Pleasant Hill City Council has approved site plans for a new multimillion-dollar stadium — the latest in a spate of such facility plans across the Des Moines metro area. The proposed 6,200-seat Pleasant Hill multi-use stadium would be...

Charge dropped against Iowa officer accused of abusing power

May. 12, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a misconduct charge against a Des Moines police officer accused of interfering with an investigation into a fellow officer who is his girlfriend, saying Wednesday that the evidence showed he didn't commit a crime. Des Moines...

HazMat team rescues worker overcome by fumes in Iowa plant

May. 12, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

SAYLOR TOWNSHIP, Iowa (AP) — A hazardous materials team has rescued a worker who was overcome by fumes Wednesday inside a suburban Des Moines food packaging manufacturing plant. The incident occurred just after 8 a.m. at Amcor in Saylor Township, television station...

World Food Prize goes to nutrition expert for fish research

May. 11, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named the recipient of the World Food Prize on Tuesday. Shakuntala Haraksingh...

Former teacher gets 2 years probation for sex with student

May. 10, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former high school teacher in Des Moines has been sentenced to two years of probation for having a sexual relationship with a student. Robert Webb was sentenced Monday for sexual exploitation of a minor. Court documents say he had pleaded...

1 person dies after SUV runs into tree in Des Moines

May. 10, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The driver of an SUV is dead after the vehicle slammed into a tree near a home in Des Moines. Police say the accident happened just before 6 a.m. Monday. The driver, 39-year-old Trayvon Cathren of Des Moines, was the only person in the SUV that...

Woman's body found along I-35 in West Des Moines

May. 10, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An investigation continues after a woman's body was found near Interstate 35 in West Des Moines. KCCI-TV reports that a passerby found the remains off the shoulder of the roadway just before noon Sunday. Police later...

Des Moines police believe man killed woman, then himself

May. 09, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say a woman was fatally shot, and the man suspected of shooting her died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police found the woman outside an apartment building Friday night. The woman, identified Saturday as...