Des Moines, Iowa



  • Des Moines Historical Society Raising Money to Honor Fallen Officer
    DES MOINES, Iowa  --  The Des Moines Historical Society is turning to the public to help honor a fallen police officer. Officer George Mattern joined the department in 1916. Just two years later, he was shot while responding to a robbery and eventually died as a result of his injuries. The case... Read more »
  • Warren County Leaders Trying to Gain Support for New Jail and Courthouse Plan
    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa  --  Warren County hopes to open a new courthouse and jail, and leaders have started the PR push to get voters to sign off on the plan. The county launched a website in support of the proposal to build a new 80,000 square foot law enforcement center that would be... Read more »
  • Controversy Over Potential Tracking System For Madrid Police
    MADRID, Iowa  -- On Monday, a controversial issue returned to the Madrid City Council agenda. Madrid's interim mayor is considering new technology to improve law enforcement communication, but not everyone is sold on the idea. Residents gathered at the meeting to discuss the possibility of implementing the MACH/TRACS system--a communication software tool... Read more »
  • Michigan Girl Struck and Killed on Interstate After Surviving Father’s Alleged Drunken Crash
    ROMULUS, Mich. – State police are investigating the death of a girl who was struck and killed on a Michigan interstate while trying to get help for her dad, who had been involved in an accident. Police said 7-year-old DeSandra Thomas was riding in a car with her father, who was... Read more »
  • Colorado Mom Warns Other Parents After 3-Year-Old Locked in Washing Machine
    CONIFER, Colo. — A Colorado mom posted a warning to parents after her 3-year-old daughter got locked inside a front-loading washing machine. “She was screaming but you couldn’t hear her,” McIver wrote.Lindsey McIver of Conifer posted the warning on Facebook last week and it has since gone viral with over 270,000... Read more »

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