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Police ID suspect killed, officer hurt during chase

Dec. 08, 2021 12:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines have identified suspect who died and an officer who was hurt when both were hit by a car as they ran into a street during an altercation. Donald Hill, 31, of Des Moines, was fatally injured and Officer Curt Brass, 48, was seriously hurt...

Iowa Auditor Sand seeking 2nd term, won't run for governor

Dec. 07, 2021 21:10 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand, who is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, announced Tuesday he would run for re-election in 2022 and not for governor as some supporters had been urging. Sand said in a video posted to his Twitter account that he...

Police: Suspect killed, officer hurt when both hit by car

Dec. 07, 2021 21:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A suspect died and an officer chasing him across a Des Moines street was injured Monday night when both were hit by a car, police said. The incident began when the officer spotted a van driving in reverse on a city street, then pull into a parking lot,...

Police say man suspected in string of Des Moines arson fires

Dec. 06, 2021 15:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines announced the arrest of a man suspected in a string of overnight arson fires involving half a dozen vehicles that also damaged at least two homes. The fires occurred starting around 11:30 p.m. Sunday into the early Monday morning hours,...

Iowa teens charged with killing teacher remain jailed

Dec. 03, 2021 13:17 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher will remain in jail after a judge opted to keep their bail bond at $1 million cash only in a decision released Friday. ...

Driver who crashed into West Des Moines officer sentenced

Nov. 30, 2021 11:21 AM EST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A driver accused of being drunk when he crashed into and seriously injured a West Des Moines police officer last year has been sentenced to five years in prison. Jon Schwartz, 62, of Kellogg, was sentenced last week after being found guilty...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

17-year-old arrested in shooting death of 18-year-old

Nov. 24, 2021 09:35 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 17-year-old suspect is now charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the shooting death of an 18-year-old in Des Moines. Authorities on Tuesday announced the charges against Quarian Deonte Moore. He was arrested Thursday on several...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 24, 2021 00:57 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= ADM, Adel 50, Van Meter 31 AGWSR, Ackley 40, Hudson 34 Alta-Aurelia 46, South O'Brien, Paullina 36 Ankeny Centennial 44, Des Moines, North 30 BCLUW, Conrad 46,...

2 Iowa teens charged with teacher's murder seek lower bond

Nov. 23, 2021 17:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two southeast Iowa teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher asked a state court judge Tuesday to lower their bond so they could be released from jail, while prosecutors asked it be...