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Flores Denies Rape Allegations Made by Drug Informant

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Ankeny Police Department is being sued by a drug informant, a woman who claims officers failed to protect her from being raped. 226 more words


Northwood crime: one year after the stabbings

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – Last year around this time in north Iowa, a local town was seeing a string of violent stabbings. Many residents in Northwood were pointing the finger at a low-income housing unit. 455 more words


Joseph Rudolph Wood

Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson.
After the newspaper story, I have a question to all readers. 494 more words
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Proposal for Iowa caucus

KIMT News 3 – The state of Iowa is proud to caucus, but the important political process has been met with some criticism.

That’s why the state Democratic Party is unveiling some ideas they believe will help more people get involved.  80 more words


Police Chief Points Gun Toward City Councilman

BLAKESBURG, Iowa — A small town police chief is facing big time trouble after pulling his gun out twice at city hall, one time pointing it toward a city councilman. 413 more words


South Side Home Damaged by Explosion

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Fire Department was called to the south side Friday night on a report of an explosion.

When they arrived at 5538 SW 15th they found the home smoldering with a little bit of smoke but no flames. 99 more words


8/1/1914: Also in the news...

As I comb old newspaper clippings for World War I news, I occasionally come upon other, non war-related news of yesterday that’s pretty entertaining.  This comes from the Evening Times-Republican of Marshalltown, Iowa. 19 more words