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'No guilty verdict is going to bring him back': Iowa leaders' react to jury's verdict on Derek Chauvin


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 22:21:25 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain, Des Moines Register

'We cannot be silent, offer empty words, or ignore the ongoing need for reform,' Iowa Democratic Party Chair and state Rep. Ross Wilburn said.

      

Read more: 'No guilty verdict is going to bring him back': Iowa leaders' react to jury's verdict on Derek Chauvin


What can be said in 25 seconds? Not much, Des Moines City Council public commenters learn


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 22:17:37 +0000

Author: Shelby Fleig, Des Moines Register

Mayor Frank Cownie said officials will review a policy that limits public commenters to a collective 30 minutes of speaking time.

      

Read more: What can be said in 25 seconds? Not much, Des Moines City Council public commenters learn


Democrats call for federal probe into Iowa Department of Corrections after Anamosa killings


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:55:05 +0000

Author: Daniel Lathrop, Des Moines Register

Three of Iowa's top Democrats are asking the Biden administration to open an investigation into the state's prison system.

      

Read more: Democrats call for federal probe into Iowa Department of Corrections after Anamosa killings


2 Des Moines men, one linked to a white supremacist gang, charged with hate crimes after allegedly assaulting a Black man


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:11:29 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the men allegedly yelled racial slurs at a Black man and assaulted him on a Des Moines street Saturday.

      

Read more: 2 Des Moines men, one linked to a white supremacist gang, charged with hate crimes after allegedly assaulting a Black man


Ban on Iowa schools' voluntary diversity plans will go to Gov. Kim Reynolds after approval from House


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:49:21 +0000

Author: Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register

The bill, which would end existing plans in five Iowa school districts, will now head to Gov. Kim Reynolds for her signature.

      

Read more: Ban on Iowa schools' voluntary diversity plans will go to Gov. Kim Reynolds after approval from House


Man charged in Eagle Grove pork processing plant stabbing death found not competent to stand trial


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:28:07 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

A man charged with killing a man by stabbing him in the throat at an Eagle Grove pork processing plant was found incapable of standing trial.

      

Read more: Man charged in Eagle Grove pork processing plant stabbing death found not competent to stand trial


Watch: Wendy Hensel holds open candidate forums for next UI president


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:49:32 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Four total finalists will hold public forums in April to become the next president at the University of Iowa.

      

Read more: Watch: Wendy Hensel holds open candidate forums for next UI president


Construction of new Kohl's, at site of demolished Merle Hay Mall's Sears, will begin this fall


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:09:11 +0000

Author: Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register

The new Kohl's is the first in a series of projects that will lead to a new arena for the Des Moines Buccaneers pro hockey team.

      

Read more: Construction of new Kohl's, at site of demolished Merle Hay Mall's Sears, will begin this fall


Fort Dodge man sentenced to 20 years in prison in flare gun shooting, assault


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:36:38 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

William C. Goddard, Jr., 32, pleaded guilty Jan. 19 to charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent and willful injury.

      

Read more: Fort Dodge man sentenced to 20 years in prison in flare gun shooting, assault


Chicago educator named superintendent of Ankeny schools; Dr. Erick Pruitt will be first person of color to lead district


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:19:47 +0000

Author: Melody Mercado, Des Moines Register

Dr. Erick Pruitt will officially take over as superintendent on July 1, following interim supertendent Dr. Al Azinger.

      

Read more: Chicago educator named superintendent of Ankeny schools; Dr. Erick Pruitt will be first person of color to lead district


Iowa reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, 549 new confirmed coronavirus cases


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:03:03 +0000

Author: From staff reports

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, the state of Iowa reported a total of 5,886 COVID-19-related deaths and 360,683 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

      

Read more: Iowa reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, 549 new confirmed coronavirus cases


'It's a classroom, it just looks different': Des Moines teacher hopes student-run market becomes learning tool


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:23:20 +0000

Author: Samantha Hernandez, Des Moines Register

"All of it is pretty much my favorite because it's something that I have helped build, kind of from the ground up. I mean, the whole thing (is) kind of like my baby," a student manager said.

      

Read more: 'It's a classroom, it just looks different': Des Moines teacher hopes student-run market becomes learning tool


Doctors, parents speak out for and against Ankeny schools' policy requiring students to mask up


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:09:06 +0000

Author: Melody Mercado, Des Moines Register

Ankeny parents both for and against the district's policy requiring students to wear masks in school spoke out during a public comment period of Monday's school board meeting.

      

Read more: Doctors, parents speak out for and against Ankeny schools' policy requiring students to mask up


Photos: DMPS Central Market showcases local food


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:00:44 +0000

Author: Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.com

Des Moines Public Schools Central Market showcases local food including some meat products produced on site by DMPS students.

      

Read more: Photos: DMPS Central Market showcases local food


Iowa man dies when farm equipment falls on him


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:38:29 +0000

Author: Associated Press

Dale Clewell, 63, was found dead at the scene of a farming accident April 15 north of Waverly.

      

Read more: Iowa man dies when farm equipment falls on him


Crowds are beginning to return to Des Moines metro restaurants. Workers? Not so much. And customers are impatient.


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:25:32 +0000

Author: Elle Wignall and Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

Restaurant industry workers weigh whether to return to the food services sector, which some view as demanding and hostile, even with good management.

      

Read more: Crowds are beginning to return to Des Moines metro restaurants. Workers? Not so much. And customers are impatient.


Will more hate crime laws help #StopAsianHate? Not all Asian Iowans agree


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:00:44 +0000

Author: Isabella Rosario, Ames Tribune

The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would expedite the review of coronavirus-related hate crimes and provide guidance to state and local law enforcement.

      

Read more: Will more hate crime laws help #StopAsianHate? Not all Asian Iowans agree


Des Moines Public Library to host Día del Niño event


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 08:50:04 +0000

Author: Des Moines Public Library

Des Moines Public Library to host Día del Niño event

      

Read more: Des Moines Public Library to host Día del Niño event


From the archives: Former Vice President Walter Mondale campaigning in Iowa


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 01:58:26 +0000

Author: Joseph Cress, Des Moines Register

Photos of Walter Mondale, including the former vice president campaigning at the Iowa caucuses in 1984, when he unsuccessfully ran against President Ronald Reagan.

      

Read more: From the archives: Former Vice President Walter Mondale campaigning in Iowa


Third finalist in UI presidential search, Wendy Hensel, stresses need for accountability


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:29:23 +0000

Author: Cleo Krejci, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Wendy Hensel, the provost at Georgia State, believes Iowa can eliminate its racial disparity in graduation rates.

      

Read more: Third finalist in UI presidential search, Wendy Hensel, stresses need for accountability


Spring snow? In Iowa, it's common. Here are the 20 biggest spring snowfalls in the Des Moines area


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:45:30 +0000

Author: Robin Opsahl, Des Moines Register

More than half of Aprils in the past 137 years have had at least one day with snowfall, according to the National Weather Service.

      

Read more: Spring snow? In Iowa, it's common. Here are the 20 biggest spring snowfalls in the Des Moines area


Iowa Capitol conditions 'may expose workers to COVID-19 hazards,' OSHA says


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:50:33 +0000

Author: Ian Richardson and Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

While Iowa OSHA found COVID-19 concerns did not constitute a violation of Iowa code, the agency did issue citations related to other building hazards.

      

Read more: Iowa Capitol conditions 'may expose workers to COVID-19 hazards,' OSHA says


Roosevelt High junior one of 12 winners of the National Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:49:08 +0000

Author: Sierra A. Porter, Des Moines Register

The National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge paired Ada Fender with top professionals to produce her song

      

Read more: Roosevelt High junior one of 12 winners of the National Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge


West Des Moines police officer sues southern Iowa casino for over-serving drunk driver that struck him


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:07:07 +0000

Author: William Morris, Des Moines Register

Officer Jon Kaufman accuses Lakeside Hotel Casino of continuing to serve Jon Schwartz before Schwartz hit and injured Kaufman in November.

      

Read more: West Des Moines police officer sues southern Iowa casino for over-serving drunk driver that struck him


Photos: A Spring snowfall in Des Moines


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:40:15 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

Little to no accumulation is expected from today's snow in Des Moines, according to the National Weather Service.

      

Read more: Photos: A Spring snowfall in Des Moines


Central Iowa couple accused of abuse after teen found zip-tied to chair


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:26:37 +0000

Author: Associated Press

The boy's parents, Jennifer Ryan and Richard Joe Ryan, have been charged with one count of first-degree kidnapping.

      

Read more: Central Iowa couple accused of abuse after teen found zip-tied to chair


Iowa weather: Flurries flying, temperatures in the 30s Monday in Des Moines


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:43:00 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

Snow showers and unseasonably cold temperatures moved into central Iowa Monday morning as cold air from Canada moved south into the Rockies and Plains.

      

Read more: Iowa weather: Flurries flying, temperatures in the 30s Monday in Des Moines


Iowa reports no additional COVID-19 deaths, 168 new confirmed coronavirus cases


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:00:41 +0000

Author: From staff reports

At 10 a.m. Monday, the state of Iowa reported a total of 5,881 COVID-19-related deaths and 360,134 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

      

Read more: Iowa reports no additional COVID-19 deaths, 168 new confirmed coronavirus cases


Priced at nearly $2,000 a month, renters prepare for Hubbell Realty's new Centennial Crossing development in Waukee


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:40:28 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Centennial Crossing, a $25 million undertaking by Hubbell Realty off of Southeast LA Grant Parkway, in Waukee, is a new concept by Hubbell Realty.

      

Read more: Priced at nearly $2,000 a month, renters prepare for Hubbell Realty's new Centennial Crossing development in Waukee


Photos: Beautiful Bulldog winners since 2004 at Drake University


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:04:49 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Photos: Beautiful Bulldog winners since 2004 at Drake University

      

Read more: Photos: Beautiful Bulldog winners since 2004 at Drake University

 
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