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  • Drake Student Barred From Campus After Threats

    A protection order is out against the Drake University student that admitted to threatening the campus with a mass shooting on social media. Des Moines police started looking into anonymous threats posted on the app Yik Yak. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 02:16 PM
  • Drake student arrested for making threats

    An 18-year-old Drake University student has been arrested for posting threats of gun violence on a social media website. Michael Zachary Crisp has been charged with first-degree harassment. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Fri, Oct 17 2014 @ 02:24 PM
  • Efforts to save Des Moines' YMCA continue tonight

    Porter's been leading an effort to get the City of Des Moines to designate the downtown YMCA building as a landmark. That would make tax credits available for preservation, something Porter thinks the city should do with the structure. WHO-AM Des Moines, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:47 PM
  • New phone ap developed as potential crime-fighting tools

    John Negrete was frustrated. Someone had broken into a woman's car, stolen her purse and used her credit card at a Des Moines convenience store. The Des Moines Register, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Drake student arrested after gun-related t...

    MICHAEL ZACHARY CRISP HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE HARASSMENT. HE HAS POSTED BOND AND HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE POLK COUNTY JAIL AFTER HIS ARREST AT 3 A.M. FRIDAY. WMT-AM Cedar Rapids, Fri, Oct 17 2014 @ 07:27 PM
  • $782K approved to extend High Trestle Trail to Des Moines

    Another piece of the funding needed to extend the High Trestle Trail in Ankeny down to Des Moines was approved Tuesday. Ankeny, Polk County and the Iowa Heritage Foundation have been working on the plan to add six more miles of trail to the from Interstate 80 north to the High Trestle Trail in Ankeny. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Oct 14 2014 @ 11:40 AM
  • This Is Why One Candidate Was Missing on Channel 13

    DES MOINES, Iowa-No matter which candidate wins on election night, the winner will be a rookie in Iowa's Third Congressional District. Republican Congressman Tom Latham announced he was retiring last year. WHO-TV, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 12:11 AM
  • Ames School Official Defends Decision to Bring Up 'Security Concern' Over Football Game

    Now the two school districts are giving different accounts of what led up to the forfeit. Des Moines school officials say Ames officials told them they didn't want to play in Des Moines after dark due to a threat of violence that the school was investigating. WHO-TV Des Moines, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 06:48 PM
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