Friday warmer with sunny skies
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10:22 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Chief Meteorologist Kurtis Gertz has the latest forecast....read more..

Dollar stores make up almost half of all new stores opening this year
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10:11 PM courtesy of Top Stories


These openings are a continuation of dollar stores' rapid growth even before the pandemic....read more..

Grinnell students accused of posting 'Hitler Gang' TikTok
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:58 PM courtesy of Top Stories


According to an email sent to parents by the school district, a “small group of students” posted racist comments related to another student on the social media platform....read more..

'We have to stop this': Man charged after 2 Asian American women stabbed in S...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:36 PM courtesy of Top Stories


A man who allegedly stabbed two elderly San Francisco women at a bus stop was charged with attempted murder. The attack follows a number of other assaults against Asian Americans nationwide, authorities announced Thursday....read more..

Authorities: Army trainee charged after hijacking South Carolina school bus w...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:33 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Some of the 18 children on the bus began using cellphones to call parents to let them know what was happening, the sheriff said....read more..

Hy-Vee brings mobile clinic to Valley Junction farmers' market
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:23 PM courtesy of Top Stories


"We just feel the responsibility to help our community. We all want to get back to whatever our new normal is going to be."...read more..

Court: Black ex-Hawkeyes can proceed with parts of lawsuit
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:22 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz and former strength coach Chris Doyle remain the focal points of the lawsuit filed in Iowa’s southern district....read more..

Sixth-grade girl shoots 3 people at Idaho middle school before teacher manage...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:20 PM courtesy of Top Stories


The girl brought a gun to her Idaho school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian, who all sustained non-life-threatening injuries....read more..

Photos: A walk with the Johnston Parents for Equity and Anti-Racism
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:15 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Mothers in the Johnston School District created the Johnston Parents for Equity and Anti-Racism, creating a community they lacked.           ...read more..

An attempted robbery at a Wells Fargo bank has turned into a hostage situatio...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:13 PM courtesy of Top Stories


There is an active hostage situation stemming from an attempted bank robbery at a Wells Fargo in St. Cloud, Minnesota, according to the bank and law enforcement officials....read more..

Court denies University of Iowa motion to dismiss $20 million racial discrimi...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 09:00 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Iowa football's motion to dismiss a $20 million racial discrimination lawsuit brought by eight Black former players was largely denied Thursday.           ...read more..

Grammy-award winning Justin Bieber coming to Des Moines with 2022 'The Justic...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 08:51 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


After a tour scheduled for this summer was scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin Bieber will return to Des Moines in 2022.           ...read more..

South Carolina could soon become fourth state to allow executions by firing s...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 08:47 PM courtesy of Top Stories


The South Carolina House passed a bill that will allow for firing squads to carry out death penalty sentences. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday that he intends to sign the bill into law if it passes the state legislature....read more..

VIDEO: Thousands of new trucks sitting useless due to global parts shortage
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 08:24 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Although the trucks are in high demand from consumers, they're not selling at the moment. Here's why....read more..

Grinnell police investigating 'Hitler Gang' social media post allegedly sent ...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 08:21 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


The video was allegedly posted on social media platforms and sent to a teenage girl whose family believed was targeted because of their faith.           ...read more..

IDPH confirms three COVID-19 child deaths since pandemic began
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 08:07 PM courtesy of Top Stories


According to IDPH, a child under age five died in March....read more..

Fatal shooting of Brian Scott by Bettendorf police officer ruled justified
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 08:05 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Bettendorf officers responded to a call early Feb. 7 that indicated Brian Scott was threatening to kill a woman, her two children and her mother.           ...read more..

WATCH: Florida man crashes stolen police car, runs away and steals second pol...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 08:05 PM courtesy of Top Stories


A man was arrested in Florida on Thursday after deputies said he stole two police cars and then led authorities on a multicounty chase....read more..

Iowa woman will not get second vaccine dose, but believes you should
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 08:02 PM courtesy of Top Stories


An Iowa woman is encouraging others to receive their COVID-19 vaccines despite experience a severe reaction to her first dose....read more..

911 service restored after outage due to cut wire
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 07:52 PM courtesy of Top Stories


WestCom Emergency Communications confirmed Thursday that 911 services in central Iowa are restored following issues caused by a cut wire....read more..

'Trans girls are girls': Transgender Iowans, allies speak against proposed sp...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 07:48 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


"Trust all Iowa children to know what team they should be playing for," Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw, senior minister at First Unitarian Church in Des Moines.           ...read more..

Steel prices have tripled. Now Bank of America is sounding the alarm
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 07:42 PM courtesy of Top Stories


A bubble could be brewing in steel stocks....read more..

Family behind 'I've Pet That Dog' to publish 'Pet That Cat!' book next summer
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 07:23 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Next summer, Rachel Braunigan and her son, 11-year-old Nigel Kidd, will release the family's second book: "Pet That Cat!"           ...read more..

'We've been behind the game': Police department struggling to find new hires ...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 07:13 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Along with planned retirements, the department has seen some officers walk away from law enforcement, possibly due to last summer's protests about police brutality....read more..

New flood protection underway for Northeast Des Moines
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 06:58 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Des Moines is building bigger storm water holding tanks, not bigger sewers....read more..

Tulip Time returns to Pella with COVID-19 precautions
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 06:56 PM courtesy of Top Stories


Pella's Tulip Time festival begins Thursday. The celebration of all things Dutch is back after a pandemic pause....read more..

Most major Des Moines employers say their workers will return downtown — but ...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 06:51 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Before the pandemic, 75,000 workers came to downtown Des Moines daily. Most big employers plan for workers to return to offices, but not right away.           ...read more..

Unlike most of Iowa, these 11 counties still want their full supply of COVID ...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 06:41 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


The 11 counties are almost all smaller than 26,000 residents, almost all voted for Trump, and their vaccination rates mirror the state's.           ...read more..

'We have a war of survival': Restaurants across the country struggle to hire ...
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 06:23 PM courtesy of Top Stories


One restaurant owner said he doesn't enough staff to open for lunch. Another said he doesn't have enough employees to reopen for indoor dining....read more..

Photos: Hundreds gather for a vigil to honor fallen Des Moines motorcyclists
Posted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 05:15 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home


Hundreds gather for a vigil in honor of Jerry Coles and Kristy Hyde at the intersection of East 14th Street and Washington Avenue Wednesday.           ...read more..

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