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From the archives: Iowa's famed Freedom Rock and artist Bubba Sorensen


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:55:35 +0000

Author: Adam Wilson, Des Moines Register

Ray 'Bubba' Sorensen II has been painting the iconic Iowa freedom rock near Greenfield since 1999

       

Read more: From the archives: Iowa's famed Freedom Rock and artist Bubba Sorensen


Photos: Julián Castro attends ICE visit with refugee in Iowa


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:35:47 +0000

Author: Joseph Cress, Iowa City Press-Citizen

See photos of Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro with the Iowa City Catholic Worker House attending an ICE check-in, Nov. 12, 2019.

       

Read more: Photos: Julián Castro attends ICE visit with refugee in Iowa


Man who burned downtown Des Moines flag was 'frustrated' that rainbow symbolizes LGBTQ community, police say


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:22:26 +0000

Author: Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

Bob "Mongo" Eikleberry, owner of Blazing Saddle, said Rosemark tried twice to burn a rainbow flag at his business.

       

Read more: Man who burned downtown Des Moines flag was 'frustrated' that rainbow symbolizes LGBTQ community, police say


Saved by Blake! Iowan Cali Wilson will advance on NBC's 'The Voice'


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:52:10 +0000

Author: Sierra A. Porter, Des Moines Register

On Monday night, Iowan Cali Wilson was one of 20 contestants singing for a chance to make it to the top 13.

       

Read more: Saved by Blake! Iowan Cali Wilson will advance on NBC's 'The Voice'


The latest on House Democrats' impeachment inquiry against President Trump


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:06:36 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

President Donald Trump faces an impeachment inquiry after a whistleblower alleged he'd pressured Ukraine's president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

       

Read more: The latest on House Democrats' impeachment inquiry against President Trump


Des Moines ranks high for affordability, pay, new study says


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:14:05 +0000

Author: Linh Ta, Des Moines Register

The low cost of living in Des Moines and its well-paying jobs mean people have more opportunity to spend on cultural and recreational pursuits, and to start new businesses.

       

Read more: Des Moines ranks high for affordability, pay, new study says


Reynolds: Trade mission to Japan will help open door for additional foreign investment in Iowa


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:55:26 +0000

Author: Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register

Gov. Kim Reynolds says her trade mission to Japan will build on already strong ties to the country, which has invested $290 million in Iowa operations.

       

Read more: Reynolds: Trade mission to Japan will help open door for additional foreign investment in Iowa


Des Moines Register 2020 Iowa caucuses candidate tracker


Created: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:41:12 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Follow along as 2020 presidential hopefuls visit Iowa: Find events by date, city and more with the Des Moines Register's candidate tracker.

       

Read more: Des Moines Register 2020 Iowa caucuses candidate tracker


Man accused of killing his wife will plead not guilty, lawyer says


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:50:48 +0000

Author: Hillary Ojeda, Iowa City Press-Citizen

The attorney for an Iowa City man accused of first-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife said on Tuesday his client will be pleading not guilty.

       

Read more: Man accused of killing his wife will plead not guilty, lawyer says


Wife of triple homicide suspect claims witness to the crime, court documents show


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:32:20 +0000

Author: Andrea May Sahouri, Des Moines Register

The wife of the suspect called 911 claiming her husband shot the victim in self-defense, but police don't believe that claim, court documents show.

       

Read more: Wife of triple homicide suspect claims witness to the crime, court documents show


Get the latest on what's opening and closing across Des Moines with our new newsletter


Created: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:27:45 +0000

Author: Nicole Derong, Des Moines Register

Keep up with restaurants and other businesses that are opening and closing in the Des Moines metro.

       

Read more: Get the latest on what's opening and closing across Des Moines with our new newsletter


UnityPoint Health, Sanford merger abruptly called off; Sanford official said Iowa officials 'failed to embrace the vision'


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:25:59 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

The merger would have created one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country.

       

Read more: UnityPoint Health, Sanford merger abruptly called off; Sanford official said Iowa officials 'failed to embrace the vision'


Julián Castro goes with Honduran immigrant to ICE check-in, calls for changing immigration enforcement


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:23:51 +0000

Author: Robin Opsahl and Zachary Oren Smith, Des Moines Register

"I believe that ICE is broken in so many ways, and that it has a culture that has gone off the rails in too many places," Castro said.

       

Read more: Julián Castro goes with Honduran immigrant to ICE check-in, calls for changing immigration enforcement


Pete Buttigieg, one of few presidential candidates with military experience, is reaching out to Iowa veterans


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:02:54 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

Pete Buttigieg's experience as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve has steadily gained prominence in how he introduces himself to Iowans.

       

Read more: Pete Buttigieg, one of few presidential candidates with military experience, is reaching out to Iowa veterans


With thousands of rape kits untested, Iowa will implement a new tracking, reporting system


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:16:22 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

As the state works through thousands of untested rape kits, a new system is planned to help survivors track the process.

       

Read more: With thousands of rape kits untested, Iowa will implement a new tracking, reporting system


State school board to consider revised rules for controversial seclusion, restraint practices at schools


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:19:01 +0000

Author: Lee Rood, Des Moines Register

Public comments obtained this fall across the state show how controversial the rooms have become

       

Read more: State school board to consider revised rules for controversial seclusion, restraint practices at schools


Drink while you wait at the gate: Des Moines airport is considering changes to its liquor rules


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:00:38 +0000

Author: Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register

The grab-and-go coffee shop and bar would allow Des Moines International travelers to drink alcohol anywhere in the airport's concourses.

       

Read more: Drink while you wait at the gate: Des Moines airport is considering changes to its liquor rules


Bondurant approves tax incentives for 'Project Bluejay,' the likely Amazon fulfillment center


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:00:58 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett and Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register

A contract allows construction to continue from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week at the site.

       

Read more: Bondurant approves tax incentives for 'Project Bluejay,' the likely Amazon fulfillment center


Why you'll see some content marked 'for subscribers,' and why you should become one of them


Created: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:37:28 +0000

Author: Carol Hunter, Des Moines Register

Subscriptions support the trustworthy local reporting the Register produces. Selected stories will be reserved for people who pay for our journalism.

      

Read more: Why you'll see some content marked 'for subscribers,' and why you should become one of them


Indianola Councilman Joe Gezel suffers heart attack, remains hospitalized


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:55:15 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Joe Gezel has lived in Indianola for 34 years. He has represented Ward 3 on the city council since 2015.

       

Read more: Indianola Councilman Joe Gezel suffers heart attack, remains hospitalized


Des Moines woman listed as witness in murder case alleging her father killed her mother, a UI administrator


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:20:45 +0000

Author: Associated Press

Witnesses listed on the document include one of the couple's two adult children, several employees of the Iowa City Police Department and the DCI.

       

Read more: Des Moines woman listed as witness in murder case alleging her father killed her mother, a UI administrator


Judge overturns firing of teacher in black baby doll case


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:31:25 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

A district representative says board members are evaluating the district's next steps.

       

Read more: Judge overturns firing of teacher in black baby doll case


Jean Seberg: Iowa actress robbed of Cinderella story by FBI harassment


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:10:23 +0000

Author: Daniel P. Finney, Des Moines Register

Jean Seberg won an 'American Idol'-like contest to become a movie star, only to have her philanthropy make her the target of an FBI smear campaign. Seberg died by 'probable suicide' in 1979 at age 40.

       

Read more: Jean Seberg: Iowa actress robbed of Cinderella story by FBI harassment


Carlisle chooses incumbents for city council, school board


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:05:52 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

All Carlisle candidates for city council and school board were incumbents and ran unopposed.

       

Read more: Carlisle chooses incumbents for city council, school board


One incumbent, 2 newcomers elected in Indianola


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:04:50 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Voters pick four new faces to serve on Indianola school board.

       

Read more: One incumbent, 2 newcomers elected in Indianola


Norwalk sends 3 incumbents back to city council


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:03:20 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Michelle Kelly will join Dana Schuemann and David Albrecht on the Norwalk school board.

       

Read more: Norwalk sends 3 incumbents back to city council


Republican Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:02:16 +0000

Author: Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY

Sanford, a Trump critic, failed to catch traction in the Republican primary.

       

Read more: Republican Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race


As Harris hopes for comeback, Iowa staff additions still not fleshed out


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:39:36 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

The U.S. senator is adding staff to Iowa amid cuts in New Hampshire.

       

Read more: As Harris hopes for comeback, Iowa staff additions still not fleshed out


In Iowa, Bernie Sanders pledges to stop VA privatization, releases plan for veteran care


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:29:42 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain, Des Moines Register

Bernie Sanders says he'll fill 50,000 vacancies at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and spend billions to upgrade the system's infrastructure.

       

Read more: In Iowa, Bernie Sanders pledges to stop VA privatization, releases plan for veteran care


As temperatures fall across Iowa, so do record lows as Des Moines drops below zero


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:27:28 +0000

Author: Tim Webber, Des Moines Register

One day after daily snowfall records fell in Des Moines and across Iowa, temperatures bottomed out below zero for the first time this winter.

       

Read more: As temperatures fall across Iowa, so do record lows as Des Moines drops below zero


How often should I start my car and let it idle in cold weather? Answer: Don't.


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:20:48 +0000

Author: Ben Tobin and Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY

Letting a car idle requires more time for the vehicle to warm up and allows excess fuel to get into the engine, which isn't good for wear and tear.

       

Read more: How often should I start my car and let it idle in cold weather? Answer: Don't.


New World Food Prize president fought deadly fungus in Africa by negotiating with many countries


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:16:11 +0000

Author: Daniel P. Finney, Des Moines Register

Barbara Stinson, a career mediator, found her love of being a non-partisan negotiator in Two Forks Dam debate in Colorado

       

Read more: New World Food Prize president fought deadly fungus in Africa by negotiating with many countries


Chad Elliot: The great train depot robbery


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:51:40 +0000

Author: Des Moines Storytellers Project, Mediacom

A 6-year-old's brush with Johnny Law and lessons learned about redemption, as told at the Des Moines Storytellers Project's "True Tall Tales" on Oct. 29, 2019.

       

Read more: Chad Elliot: The great train depot robbery


Sandra Rohrer: The power of letting go


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:45:40 +0000

Author: Des Moines Storytellers Project, Mediacom

After her mother's death, Sandra Rohrer embraced forgiveness and healing while facing her life's two big mysteries, as told at "True Tall Tales" on Oct. 29, 2019.

       

Read more: Sandra Rohrer: The power of letting go


10th annual Tweed Ride rolls through downtown Des Moines


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:20:08 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

The Tweed Ride, in its 10th year, brought cyclists together, dressed in period clothing, to ride around Des Moines' downtown and East Village.

       

Read more: 10th annual Tweed Ride rolls through downtown Des Moines


Man wanted in nationwide credit card theft ring seen in Clive, police warn


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:06:24 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

Clive police have issued a warning about a man wanted on multiple felony charges of ID theft and credit card forgery. He was spotted on security footage.

       

Read more: Man wanted in nationwide credit card theft ring seen in Clive, police warn


Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:48:47 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

This year's season ended Sunday after 104 days of racing.

       

Read more: Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey


Bondurant-Farrar to hire attorney as it seeks to recoup funding lost in taxing error on Facebook building


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:30:10 +0000

Author: Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register

The Bondurant-Farrar Community School District is hiring an attorney as it seeks a way to recoup part of a nearly $900,000 loss in its budget due to a taxing error.

       

Read more: Bondurant-Farrar to hire attorney as it seeks to recoup funding lost in taxing error on Facebook building


Allegiant announces Nashville flight from Des Moines


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:12:53 +0000

Author: Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register

This will be the first flight to Music City from the Des Moines International Airport.

       

Read more: Allegiant announces Nashville flight from Des Moines


Joe Biden steps up attacks on Elizabeth Warren's 'elitist' attitude on health care


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:08:04 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

Biden and Warren are among the Democratic candidates for president who have stepped up their attacks on each other as the Iowa caucuses approach.

       

Read more: Joe Biden steps up attacks on Elizabeth Warren's 'elitist' attitude on health care


Joe Biden rolls out veterans policy on Veterans Day at Oskaloosa town hall


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:06:18 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

Biden used the Oskaloosa town hall to lay out his new plan for veterans and to talk about the gratitude he said the country owes to veterans.

       

Read more: Joe Biden rolls out veterans policy on Veterans Day at Oskaloosa town hall


Rites of winter arrive, a prelude to bitter cold: Hundreds of crashes, school delays reported


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:47:35 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

Iowa is part of a nationwide arctic blast that could set 170 cold high-temperature records across the country through Wednesday.

       

Read more: Rites of winter arrive, a prelude to bitter cold: Hundreds of crashes, school delays reported


Joe Biden introduces policy on veterans issues


Created: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:09:14 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

While at a town hall in Oskaloosa, Joe Biden introduces policy on veterans issues.

       

Read more: Joe Biden introduces policy on veterans issues


Photos: Joe Biden campaigns in Oskaloosa


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:59:17 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

       

Read more: Photos: Joe Biden campaigns in Oskaloosa


Couple accused of stealing from man's disabled mother plead guilty


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:51:32 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

A Dubuque man and his wife are accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the man's disabled mother.

       

Read more: Couple accused of stealing from man's disabled mother plead guilty


Iowa worker dies after fire at hog confinement, authorities say


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:40:25 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

The fire happened when the victim, who had been power-washing the inside of a building, was refueling the power-washer.

       

Read more: Iowa worker dies after fire at hog confinement, authorities say


Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:34:50 +0000

Author: RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press, Des Moines Register

The DHS-run hospital in Independence treats patients with severe and complex psychiatric needs.

       

Read more: Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital


School shooter sentencing: South Carolina teen killed one student, plotted to kill dozens


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:37:13 +0000

Author: Nikie Mayo, The Greenville News

Investigators claimed Jesse Osborne attempted to escape from jail and plotted to kill more than 50 students in 2016.

       

Read more: School shooter sentencing: South Carolina teen killed one student, plotted to kill dozens

 
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