A teenager in Fort Dodge has been arrested after allegedly making threats on social media. Police were made aware of possible online threats early Tuesday afternoon. Officials say multiple students in the Fort Dodge Community School District were talking about participating in a school shooting. After identifying the students involved, school resource officers and staff contacted the individuals at the district’s high school and middle school

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A teenager in Fort Dodge has been arrested after allegedly making threats on social media. Police were made aware of possible online threats early Tuesday afternoon. Officials say multiple students in the Fort Dodge Community School District were talking about participating in a school shooting. After identifying the students involved, school resource officers and staff contacted the individuals at the district’s high school and middle school
Three people in custody after an early morning chase ended in a PIT maneuver. Police confirm narcotics found - believed to be meth. Suspect vehicle just towed away. 28th/ Dean will be back open soon.3 month ago
Three people in custody after an early morning chase ended in a PIT maneuver. Police confirm narcotics found - believed to be meth. Suspect vehicle just towed away. 28th/ Dean will be back open soon.
A Des Moines apartment building caught fire on Monday. Crews responded to a two-alarm fire in the 1700 block of Oakland Avenue3 month ago
A Des Moines apartment building caught fire on Monday. Crews responded to a two-alarm fire in the 1700 block of Oakland Avenue
Des Moines police arrest a 21 year woman in connection to fatal hit and run. They say she struck a pedestrian then fled. Officers caught up w her and charges include OWI and vehicular homicide. She also had her 3 day old baby and 6 year old in car at the time3 month ago
Des Moines police arrest a 21 year woman in connection to fatal hit and run. They say she struck a pedestrian then fled. Officers caught up w her and charges include OWI and vehicular homicide. She also had her 3 day old baby and 6 year old in car at the time
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Des Moines police said late Sunday they are investigating a fatal crash involving a car and a pedestrian. Des Moines Police Department patrol officers and Des Moines Fire Department rescue personnel were sent at approximately 9:02 p.m. to the 2800 block of Urbandale Avenue on reports of a car crash, Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said in a news release.
An Ankeny man whose baby died after becoming wedged between a mattress and a wall has pleaded guilty to child endangerment and other counts3 month ago
An Ankeny man whose baby died after becoming wedged between a mattress and a wall has pleaded guilty to child endangerment and other counts
Des Moines Police are reviewing body camera video of officers trying to get a crowd of rowdy teens under control at the downtown Des Moines DART Station Wednesday. One point an officer maced a girl and then forces her to the ground. She and two other Metro high students were arrested.3 month ago
Des Moines Police are reviewing body camera video of officers trying to get a crowd of rowdy teens under control at the downtown Des Moines DART Station Wednesday. One point an officer maced a girl and then forces her to the ground. She and two other Metro high students were arrested.
The Iowa State Patrol has identified the driver killed in a head-on collision in Warren County. At approximately 3:07 a.m. on Wednesday, an SUV traveling the wrong way on Interstate 35 collided head-on with a Casey’s General Store semi truck.
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An Iowa lawmaker who pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated and possession of a dangerous weapon has been given probation. Court records say Rep. Francis "Chip" Baltimore, a Boone Republican, was sentenced Monday in Story County District Court. He was granted a deferred judgment, given a year of probation on both counts and ordered to pay fees and civil penalties of at least $1,500. Under a deferred judgment, the convictions can be wiped from Baltimore's record if he successfully completes the terms of his probation.
The Des Moines Fire Department fought through icy conditions Tuesday to extinguish a house fire. Des Moines fire crews were sent to 1319 12th Street around 5 p.m. on reports of a house fully engulfed in flames.4 month ago
The Des Moines Fire Department fought through icy conditions Tuesday to extinguish a house fire. Des Moines fire crews were sent to 1319 12th Street around 5 p.m. on reports of a house fully engulfed in flames.
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Authorities say a male body was found inside a car after Sioux City firefighters extinguished a fire that blackened it. The fire was reported about 5:45 p.m. Sunday inside a car parked outside a residence
One of the two men the snow helped catch after a bank robbery has decided to plead guilty. LeMarkis Hobson decided to plead guilty to aiding and abetting robbery, which is a lower charge than he was facing.4 month ago
One of the two men the snow helped catch after a bank robbery has decided to plead guilty. LeMarkis Hobson decided to plead guilty to aiding and abetting robbery, which is a lower charge than he was facing.
Des Moines police are investigating what caused an early morning shooting at a southside bar. It happened at the Overboard Sports Bar at 1101 Army Post Road around 1:30 Monday morning4 month ago
Des Moines police are investigating what caused an early morning shooting at a southside bar. It happened at the Overboard Sports Bar at 1101 Army Post Road around 1:30 Monday morning
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Authorities are trying to determine what caused a house fire in central Iowa that caused a 70-year-old woman's death this weekend. The Knoxville Police and Fire Departments said crews responded to a fire shortly after midnight Sunday, and found a home filled with smoke and two adults sitting on the front porch.
On Friday, a MidAmerican Energy official spoke about Wednesday's explosion that leveled a home in Fort Dodge. Nothing short of a miracle that everybody came out of that without serious injuries. So we're very grateful for that, said Tina Hoffman4 month ago
On Friday, a MidAmerican Energy official spoke about Wednesday's explosion that leveled a home in Fort Dodge. "Nothing short of a miracle that everybody came out of that without serious injuries. So we're very grateful for that," said Tina Hoffman
Investigators have found the body of a Waterloo man who was reported missing earlier this week. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office said the body of 23-year-old Denis Maric was found in a wooded area about 200 yards from the Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area.4 month ago
Investigators have found the body of a Waterloo man who was reported missing earlier this week. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office said the body of 23-year-old Denis Maric was found in a wooded area about 200 yards from the Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area.
A man accused of stabbing to death his grandparents in the Mason City home they shared has been ruled competent for trial. A judge said in a Cerro Gordo County District Court filing Tuesday that 25-year-old Codie Matz will be able to understand the proceedings and assist in his defense.4 month ago
A man accused of stabbing to death his grandparents in the Mason City home they shared has been ruled competent for trial. A judge said in a Cerro Gordo County District Court filing Tuesday that 25-year-old Codie Matz will be able to understand the proceedings and assist in his defense.
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An accident has caused a closure on Highway 20 westbound near Dyersville. The closure is between Exit 300: County Road Y13 and Exit 294: IA 136.
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Investigators are looking into a suspicious death in Creston. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says crews were called to 300 East Montgomery, Apartment 3 around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday night to a welfare check. When officers from the Creston Police Department arrived, they found the body of a deceased male.
A 15-year-old male is dead after a head-on collision in rural Scott County. It happened around 5:08 p.m. Police say a 15-year-old male driving southbound crossed the center line and hit a Ford truck head on. Police say the 15-year-old died at the scene. The driver of the Ford truck refused medical treatment. This happened between Eldridge and Long Grove.4 month ago
A 15-year-old male is dead after a head-on collision in rural Scott County. It happened around 5:08 p.m. Police say a 15-year-old male driving southbound crossed the center line and hit a Ford truck head on. Police say the 15-year-old died at the scene. The driver of the Ford truck refused medical treatment. This happened between Eldridge and Long Grove.
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A juvenile in Warren County was taken into police custody Wednesday following a bomb threat to a school. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said Martensdale St. Mary’s School reported receiving a bomb threat around 8:50 a.m.
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A school bus that had been reported stolen was found in a field with one man inside. Deputies were called to the 100 block of Park Avenue in Charlotte when a Northeast District school bus was stolen around 5p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th. According to a statement from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, the caller said the bus had been driven away westward on Park Avenue.
Council Bluffs police identified a suspect wanted for dragging an officer nearly 30 feet with an SUV Tuesday morning. Cody Doss, 24, of Council Bluffs, was already wanted on warrants before the incident, police said. Doss tried to drive away from an officer near 36th and Avenue G, when the officer's hand became stuck in the door, police said.
Officer was nearly run over prompting a help an officer call. Shortly after midnight, a Council Bluffs Police Officer pulled into the Kwik Shop off of Avenue G and 36th street.
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One person is dead and another is injured following a crash near Indianola. The Iowa State Patrol said 29-year-old Jenny Somvong, of Indianola, died Monday in a crash on County Road R63. Authorities said 29-year-old Cody Meyer was driving south on R63 when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a guardrail and entered the northbound lane.
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Authorities are investigating a threatening email sent to Nevada High School administrators on Monday. Nevada police say an email “indicating a threat of violence towards students and staff at the high school” was received around 2 p.m. Law enforcement and parents were then notified, and Nevada Middle School and Nevada High School were immediately evacuated.
A 35-year-old Burlington, Iowa resident has been imprisoned for shooting to death another man. Court records say Joseph Mayorga Jr. pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month and immediately was sentenced to 50 years. Prosecutors had lowered the charge from first-degree murder in exchange for Mayorga’s plea. Mayorga also was ordered to pay $150,000 to his victim’s family.
Pickup truck crashed into and partially through a wall at a Council Bluffs hotel late Sunday night. The impact sent debris flying into a hotel room, injuring one woman, police said. It happened at The Red Roof Inn off Interstate 29 and the South Expressway around 11:15 p.m.
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A man was taken to a Des Moines hospital after authorities said he was hit by a train at the Duff Avenue crossing in Ames
An Iowa mother, accused of leaving her four children home alone to travel to Europe, could avoid prison time. Prosecutors have offered to drop a gun charge against Erin Macke if she pleads guilty to four counts of child endangerment. Officers arrested Macke in September after the kids were left in her Des Moines home alone. The children range in age from 12 to six4 month ago
An Iowa mother, accused of leaving her four children home alone to travel to Europe, could avoid prison time. Prosecutors have offered to drop a gun charge against Erin Macke if she pleads guilty to four counts of child endangerment. Officers arrested Macke in September after the kids were left in her Des Moines home alone. The children range in age from 12 to six
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