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Photos: Julian Castro addresses Iowa's place in Democratic primary during Town Hall


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:04:53 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Julian Castro addresses Iowa's place in Democratic primary during Town Hall

       

Read more: Photos: Julian Castro addresses Iowa's place in Democratic primary during Town Hall


Julián Castro holds his ground on criticizing Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucus role


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 03:31:41 +0000

Author: Robin Opsahl, Des Moines Register

Castro came directly to Iowa to respond to critics of his calls for the DNC to change the order of presidential primaries.

       

Read more: Julián Castro holds his ground on criticizing Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucus role


African man trying to build a new life in Cedar Rapids still hospitalized 18 months after debilitating crash


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:49:12 +0000

Author: Associated Press

Shako's well enough to be discharged, doctors have said, but he has no family to move in with, no money for a rehabilitation center and isn't yet eligible for assistance through Medicaid.

       

Read more: African man trying to build a new life in Cedar Rapids still hospitalized 18 months after debilitating crash


Photos of Des Moines man's painted pallets that include swastika


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 01:48:32 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

The swastika was painted on a wooden pallet displayed with other pallets emblazoned with the American flag, Confederate flags and more.

       

Read more: Photos of Des Moines man's painted pallets that include swastika


Swastika flag on display near Des Moines elementary school 'sickens' school officials


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 01:47:42 +0000

Author: Austin Cannon, Des Moines Register

'At Morris Elementary School, where more than 60% of the students educated are children of color, students see these symbols of hate when they arrive and leave school, or are simply on the playground.'

       

Read more: Swastika flag on display near Des Moines elementary school 'sickens' school officials


Waterloo woman who told fibs about medical problems gets 15 years


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 01:46:24 +0000

Author: Associated Press

Prosecutors say she got nearly $58,000 from a Waterloo couple after telling them a tale of woe and later accused one of them of sexually abusing her son when they discovered her scam.

       

Read more: Waterloo woman who told fibs about medical problems gets 15 years


Iowa man with history of attacking grandparents gets 50 years for fatally beating his grandmother


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:53:07 +0000

Author: Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

Pottawattamie County Attorney told an area TV station that Jacob C. Heyer had attacked his grandmother within six months of getting off parole.

       

Read more: Iowa man with history of attacking grandparents gets 50 years for fatally beating his grandmother


Northern Iowa high school student diagnosed with tuberculosis


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:18:52 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain, Des Moines Register

Hampton-Dumont Community School District is setting up a clinic for TB testing. About 1,275 students between pre-K and high school attend the district.

       

Read more: Northern Iowa high school student diagnosed with tuberculosis


Watch: Iowa State Patrol and other agencies quickly respond to 50-vehicle crash


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:03:54 +0000

Author: Andrea May Sahouri and Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

The ISP and other state agencies are trained to work as a team in situations like the pile up on I-80, although a crash like that is rare.

       

Read more: Watch: Iowa State Patrol and other agencies quickly respond to 50-vehicle crash


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


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


Family planning program that excludes Planned Parenthood has nearly 75% drop in people using services


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:00:05 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

The program is supposed to help poor and moderate-income Iowans obtain reproductive services like contraception and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

       

Read more: Family planning program that excludes Planned Parenthood has nearly 75% drop in people using services


Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang kicks off 'New Way Forward' Iowa bus tour


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:58:25 +0000

Author: Gage Miskimen, Des Moines Register

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang kicked off his Iowa bus tour, released a new policy and made the December debate stage on Tuesday.

       

Read more: Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang kicks off 'New Way Forward' Iowa bus tour


Iowa DHS official placed on administrative leave amid federal investigation at Glenwood center


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:45:36 +0000

Author: Barbara Rodriguez, Des Moines Register

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether the state is violating patients' rights at the Glenwood Resource Center.

       

Read more: Iowa DHS official placed on administrative leave amid federal investigation at Glenwood center


Iowans applaud deal that clears a path for U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:05:19 +0000

Author: Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement would set new rules with Iowa's two biggest foreign trading partners.

       

Read more: Iowans applaud deal that clears a path for U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement


Photos: Andrew Yang kicks off Iowa bus tour in Des Moines


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:42:11 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

Andrew Yang kicks off a bus tour through Iowa.

       

Read more: Photos: Andrew Yang kicks off Iowa bus tour in Des Moines


Trial for Jerry Burns, charged in the 1979 killing of 18-year-old Michelle Martinko, moved out of Linn County


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:40:29 +0000

Author: Anna Spoerre, Des Moines Register

The trial for a Manchester man accused in the 1979 killing of eastern Iowa teen Michelle Martinko will be moved out of Linn County.

       

Read more: Trial for Jerry Burns, charged in the 1979 killing of 18-year-old Michelle Martinko, moved out of Linn County


'We're in!' Andrew Yang's campaign manager notifies him mid-interview he's made the debate stage


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:33:54 +0000

Author: Brianne Pfannenstiel, Des Moines Register

Andrew Yang's campaign manager notified him mid-interview with the Des Moines Register's editorial board he had qualified for the December debate.

       

Read more: 'We're in!' Andrew Yang's campaign manager notifies him mid-interview he's made the debate stage


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


Watch: Iowa State Patrol and other agencies quickly respond to 50 vehicle crash


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:55:29 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

A driver of a dump truck was injured in the Monday morning pileup in the westbound lanes of I-80, just east of the east mix master interchange, before reaching U.S. Highway 65.

       

Read more: Watch: Iowa State Patrol and other agencies quickly respond to 50 vehicle crash


Watch: Andrew Yang meets with the Register's editorial board


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:49:20 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Businessman and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang meets with the Register's editorial board on Dec. 10, 2019.

       

Read more: Watch: Andrew Yang meets with the Register's editorial board


IPERS posts job listing for new CEO as Donna Mueller prepares to retire


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:11:15 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

The new CEO will replace Donna Mueller, who has led IPERS since 2003.

       

Read more: IPERS posts job listing for new CEO as Donna Mueller prepares to retire


Des Moines developer accused of fraudulently reporting new vehicle purchases to Iowa DOT


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:35:22 +0000

Author: Anna Spoerre, Des Moines Register

A Des Moines developer has been charged with fraud after allegedly lying to the state about recent vehicle purchases he made.

       

Read more: Des Moines developer accused of fraudulently reporting new vehicle purchases to Iowa DOT


What to do when you're in Orlando watching the Cyclones


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:51:24 +0000

Author: USA TODAY NETWORK

Orlando is the perfect place for a vacation.

       

Read more: What to do when you're in Orlando watching the Cyclones


Photos: Andrew Yang meets with the Register's editorial board


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:14:05 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Businessman and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang meets with the Register's editorial board on Dec. 10, 2019.

       

Read more: Photos: Andrew Yang meets with the Register's editorial board


'I don't think anybody thinks I'm placing first in the Iowa caucus': Marianne Williamson floats possibility of dropping out


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:00:14 +0000

Author: Katie Akin, Des Moines Register

"If that means I get out before the (Feb. 3 caucus), I will get out before the 3rd," Williamson told Iowans Tuesday morning. "I will do what my heart tells me to do."

       

Read more: 'I don't think anybody thinks I'm placing first in the Iowa caucus': Marianne Williamson floats possibility of dropping out


Former Iowa State student sentenced for role in holding man at gunpoint over web domain


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:58:00 +0000

Author: Anna Spoerre and Austin Cannon, Des Moines Register

In 2015, an Iowa State student created a controversial social media platform called "State Snaps." Now he's going to federal prison following a fight over domain.

       

Read more: Former Iowa State student sentenced for role in holding man at gunpoint over web domain


Animals removed from roadside Manchester zoo after living in deplorable conditions


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:48:03 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr and Tyler J. Davis, Des Moines Register

Rescue crews removed animals from a Manchester zoo following a judge's orders. The zoo was unsafe for animals and humans, the judge wrote in her ruling.

       

Read more: Animals removed from roadside Manchester zoo after living in deplorable conditions


With nod from governor, Iowa Board of Regents awards UI utility contract to French investors


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:08:47 +0000

Author: Aimee Breaux, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Governor Kim Reynolds called the contract a possible "road map" for similar ventures.

       

Read more: With nod from governor, Iowa Board of Regents awards UI utility contract to French investors


Iowa weather: Archive photos of winter in Iowa


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:47:13 +0000

Author: Adam Wilson, Des Moines Register

From frigid temperatures to blizzard conditions, winter in Iowa can be rough.

       

Read more: Iowa weather: Archive photos of winter in Iowa


Individual 2020 Des Moines Storytellers Project tickets now available


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:00:02 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Individual and season tickets are now available for the Des Moines Storytellers Project's 2020 season.

       

Read more: Individual 2020 Des Moines Storytellers Project tickets now available


One person seriously injured in 50-vehicle wreck on I-80 near Altoona


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:16:32 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

The wreck involving 50 vehicles happened at about 11 a.m. between the east mixmaster and Altoona.

       

Read more: One person seriously injured in 50-vehicle wreck on I-80 near Altoona


Center for Iowans with disabilities not completing staff training on time, state audit finds


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:23:53 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

The annual audit found the institution failed to train employees on time in programs like mandatory reporting and dependent adult abuse reporting.

       

Read more: Center for Iowans with disabilities not completing staff training on time, state audit finds


Can Iowans carry guns to stadiums located away from schools? The Supreme Court says no


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:41:40 +0000

Author: Anna Spoerre, Des Moines Register

A man brought a gun to a stadium parking lot in Iowa. The permit holder says he wasn't on "school grounds." The Iowa Supreme Court disagreed.

       

Read more: Can Iowans carry guns to stadiums located away from schools? The Supreme Court says no


$1.5 million settlement ends legal action against Iowa lottery


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:25:44 +0000

Author: Jason Clayworth, Des Moines Register

Webster City resident Larry Dawson said his $9 million jackpot would have been bigger had it not been for a scam.

       

Read more: $1.5 million settlement ends legal action against Iowa lottery


New Merle Hay Mall arcade, sports bar and restaurant opening on Tuesday


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:23:47 +0000

Author: Linh Ta, Des Moines Register

GameDay, a new family-friendly arcade and restaurant, is opening in Merle Hay Mall on Tuesday.

       

Read more: New Merle Hay Mall arcade, sports bar and restaurant opening on Tuesday


News of murder charge in Des Moines man's slaying spread during vigil


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:55:10 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

The family of a man found shot and unresponsive in a vehicle in Sherman Hill learned a man had been charged at their vigil.

       

Read more: News of murder charge in Des Moines man's slaying spread during vigil


First snowfall of the month comes as snow squall


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:50:00 +0000

Author: Hillary Ojeda, Iowa City Press-Citizen

The Iowa City area encountered its first snowfall of December, as large snowflakes quickly barrelled across the Midwest Monday afternoon.

       

Read more: First snowfall of the month comes as snow squall


Des Moines schools pull together 100 community partners, teachers to address growing behavior problems


Created: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:52:50 +0000

Author: Lee Rood, Des Moines Register

A school district official says a group working on addressing school problems is likely to recommend sweeping changes.

       

Read more: Des Moines schools pull together 100 community partners, teachers to address growing behavior problems


Deere cuts 57 employees at its Davenport plant, projecting reduced construction activity next year


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:50:41 +0000

Author: Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register

The announcement comes shortly after Deere said 113 employees would be cut in November. The company cites lower construction activity.

       

Read more: Deere cuts 57 employees at its Davenport plant, projecting reduced construction activity next year


Photos: Iowa City gets its first snowfall of December 2019


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:35:43 +0000

Author: Joseph Cress, Iowa City Press-Citizen

See photos from around Iowa City as a 'snow squall' passed through town, Dec. 9, 2019.

       

Read more: Photos: Iowa City gets its first snowfall of December 2019


City officials in Marion move toward building new library


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:28:54 +0000

Author: Associated Press

Advocates say the expanded space is badly needed to meet growing demand. The city's action comes after years of debate and false starts.

       

Read more: City officials in Marion move toward building new library


Eastern Iowa man faces murder charge for fatal shooting of nephew


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:24:04 +0000

Author: Associated Press

Eastern Iowa's Brian Francisco Duque has been charged with first-degree murder for a Saturday shooting that killed his nephew.

       

Read more: Eastern Iowa man faces murder charge for fatal shooting of nephew


Waukee celebrates its annual WinterFest at Triangle Park


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:09:10 +0000

Author: Zach Thompson, Des Moines Register

Waukee celebrates its annual WinterFest at Triangle Park on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

       

Read more: Waukee celebrates its annual WinterFest at Triangle Park


Urbandale lights up the holidays


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:03:18 +0000

Author: Lee Navin, For the Register

Urbandale kick off the holiday season with a visit from Santa Claus and live reindeer.

       

Read more: Urbandale lights up the holidays


Iowa weather: Find school, weather, other closings


Created: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:42:02 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Find out if schools, businesses or organizations have canceled events.

       

Read more: Iowa weather: Find school, weather, other closings


Federal judge issues injunction against diverting military funds for border wall


Created: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:46:57 +0000

Author: Lauren Villagran, El Paso Times

The injunction blocks the administration from using up to $3.6 billion it planned to reallocate from military construction projects.

       

Read more: Federal judge issues injunction against diverting military funds for border wall

 
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