Authorities say a man who drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire is charged with attempted murder. Pleasant Hill Public Information Officer Adam Choat says 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson faces several charges stemming from Monday morning's shootings, including two counts of attempted murder.
Star Tribune, Mon, Nov 17 2014 @ 06:42 PM
KCCI has learned a formal complaint has been filed against a well-known Methodist minister in Des Moines for performing a same-sex marriage. A KCCI exclusive tonight...we've learned a formal complaint has been filed against a well-known Methodist minister in Des Moines for performing a same sex marriage.
KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 07:34 PM
The Community Action Poverty Simulation is a unique tool that allows for participant's to role play the lives of low income families; from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain self-sufficiency on Social Security. West Des Moines Leadership Academy Chair, Amy Seidelman, says the effectiveness of the program on the participants leaves a lasting impression.
WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 05:09 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa-Jim Webb, a former Secretary of the Navy and Democratic U.S. Senator from Virginia, became the first person to form an exploratory committee to run for president in 2016. The committee isn't a guarantee that Webb will run, but it is a serious step in that direction, as it now requires him to follow certain rules and guidelines regarding fundraising.
WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 05:07 PM
Volunteers from First Class Credit Union, sponor of KIOA's "Vets of Valor" radiothon, take donation calls during the eight-hour radiothon for the Legion's Temporary Financial Assistance program held on Veterans Day in Des Moines, Iowa. The American Legion Department of Iowa recently showed how building relationships with community businesses can financially impact veterans and their families in a positive way at the local and national level.
American Legion Magazine, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 03:18 PM
Officials say two students are suspected of being involved in the threatening messages posted against their high school in a Des Moines suburb. Pleasant Hill police say they've identified persons of interest in the case, but they're still questioning several students.
KCRG, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 07:04 PM
The Food Bank of Iowa and Star 102.5 kicked off their 24th annual Combat Hunger food drive Thursday morning at 5 a.m. The campaign has a quick turn-around: in just two days, volunteers hope to raise as much money and as many non-perishable food items as they can to aid Iowa families this Thanksgiving and winter season. The Combat Hunger drive has an encampment set up at 12th and Locust streets, and are also accepting drop-off donations at their warehouse at 2220 E. 17th Street.
WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 11:57 AM
Authorities have identified two men who were injured and another who narrowly escaped harm in a shooting in Pleasant Hill. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Zachary Whitehill and Mark Mitchell both suffered injuries in the incident Monday.
KWWL-TV Waterloo, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 09:42 AM