Man who embezzled from union gets 18 months in prison
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who admitted embezzling from his union has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
U.S. District Court records say 54-year-old Theodore Watson had pleaded...
Democrats shift 2020 strategies as Iowa draws closer
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kamala Harris will "exponentially" increase the time she's spending in Iowa. Bernie Sanders is shaking up his operations there and in New Hampshire. And Beto O'Rourke is...
Courthouse break-ins appear part of Iowa security contract
The state of Iowa released documents Wednesday that appear to support the claims of two men who said they were just doing their job testing security when they were arrested on suspicion of...
Police say man who set himself aflame at library has died
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man who set himself aflame at Des Moines' main library downtown has died.
Des Moines police say the 36-year-old man died around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at...
Elizabeth Warren nabs 2020 backing of Iowa’s state treasurer
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced the endorsement of one of Iowa's last two uncommitted Democratic elected officials, state Treasurer Michael...
Homeless man shot by police in Iowa released from hospital
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A homeless man shot by police during a confrontation at a Des Moines homeless encampment has been released from the hospital.
Man sets himself on fire in downtown Des Moines library
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines' main library downtown has been evacuated and closed after a man walked into its atrium and set himself on fire.
Governors struggle under new rules in 2020 presidential race
As his 10 top competitors were in Houston prepping for a big night on national television last week, Democratic presidential candidate and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was 900 miles (1,450...
Men charged in courthouse break-in suspected in other case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect that two cybersecurity workers charged with breaking into an Iowa courthouse were also responsible for a late-night entry into the courthouse in Des...
Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers
Des Moines Register. September 12, 2019
Questions Iowans should ask before electric scooters zip into their towns
Earlier this summer, my husband, Jim, and I took our two teenage...
$8.5M-plus wagered in Iowa’s first month of sports betting
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than $8.5 million was wagered at 13 participating casinos in Iowa's first month of sports betting.
Ames station WOI reports that figures release by the Iowa...
Police ID homeless man shot at Des Moines encampment
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified a wounded homeless man, as well as the officer who shot him in a confrontation at a Des Moines homeless encampment.
Des Moines police shoot, injure homeless man at encampment
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines officer shot a homeless man who tried to evade police and then threatened one of them with a knife Friday afternoon, police said.
Some injuries reported in Des Moines house explosion
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating an explosion that destroyed a Des Moines house and damaged others early Friday, injuring some neighbors.
Drake basketball player charged after off-campus shooting
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Drake men's basketball player has been charged with an off-campus shooting that he says was accidental.
Des Moines police say Tremell Murphy was charged Thursday...
Judge: Suit over farm pollution of Raccoon River may proceed
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has handed a significant victory to environmental groups by allowing a lawsuit challenging Iowa's management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and...
Iowa expanding Highway Helper program to Davenport area
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say help for Iowa motorists will be available for more hours and at more places along the state's highways.
Court rejects challenge of Reynolds’ use of private plane
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa appeals court has rejected a Des Moines attorney's challenge to Gov. Kim Reynold's use of a businessman's private airplane, upholding previous rulings that...
Meredith Corp.: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Meredith Corp. (MDP) on Thursday reported a loss of $13 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
The Des Moines, Iowa-based company said it had a loss of 72 cents per...
Group hopes to open public market in downtown Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines group is announcing preliminary plans for a public market at the downtown site of a high-profile but struggling arts and entertainment organization.
Man injured when boat engine catches fire
GRIMES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man was burned when the boat engine he was working on caught fire in a Des Moines suburb.
Firefighters were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. Monday to the...
Buttigieg racing to build person-to-person network in Iowa
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the back of a West Des Moines brewpub, a dozen supporters of Pete Buttigieg sipped craft beer and wine, scribbling the names of members of their social circles on...
Iowa police say 19-year-old survives shot to the head
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa police say a 19-year-old is expected to recover after being accidentally shot in the head in Des Moines.
Des Moines police spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek told the...
Des Moines police charge man with murder after finding body
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man is charged with first-degree murder in what police say was the city's 10th homicide of 2019.
Police responded to a call about a shooting Saturday...
Des Moines police respond to shooting report, find dead man
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police responding to a report of gunshots found the body of a man.
Police responded to the report at 3.46 p.m. Saturday and found a dead man. Police didn't...
Developers pitch $100M entertainment district for Waukee
WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — Developers are pitching the idea of creating a $100 million entertainment district in the Des Moines suburb of Waukee.
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Metro Waste to build $24M Des Moines area recycling center
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Plans for a proposed $24 million recycling center in Polk County will move forward to ensure paper sorted for recycling is no longer dumped in a landfill, officials...
Trial set for Guatemalan man charged with killing 3 in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Trial has been set next month for a Guatemala man charged with killing an Iowa woman and her two children.
The Des Moines Register reports that a judge on Thursday...
Des Moines hospital transplant program announces closure
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines medical center has announced that after three decades of operation, it will shut down its kidney and pancreas transplant operation.
Funeral home trying to unload unclaimed ashes of nearly 100
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa funeral home is calling on families to pick up the unclaimed cremated remains of nearly 100 people that it has been keeping in a locked closet for years, some since...
Farmers’ loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules
LACONA, Iowa (AP) — When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his...
Central Iowa creek turns bright green; officials investigate
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Officials in suburban Des Moines are seeking answers on what has caused a creek there to turn bright green.
The Des Moines Register reports that city officials reached out...
Construction begins on federal courthouse in Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials broke ground Wednesday on a $136 million federal courthouse in downtown Des Moines, defying sentiments of some city leaders and residents who argued the prime...
Minnesota man admits leaving harassing notes on women’s cars
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota man who left sexually-explicit notes on women's cars in Ames has pleaded guilty in the case and will pay about $200 in fines.
4th Democrat enters primary race to GOP senator, Ernst
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Another Iowa Democrat has entered the primary race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst.
Mike Franken said in an introductory video Monday that he's "not afraid...
Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers
Des Moines Register. August 22, 2019
Trump administration pulls up stakes on federal scientists; jeopardizes key agricultural research
Iowa soon getting electric vehicle charging stations
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy has announced its plans to erect fast-charging stations for electric vehicles in more than a dozen Iowa cities.
Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in ‘softer way’
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King said Friday he stands by his recent comments about rape and incest that sparked bipartisan criticism but acknowledged he could have made his point in a...
Making a case to women: Trump female defenders go on offense
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump campaign has a message for its female supporters: It's time to come out of hiding.
"There's a lot of people that are fearful of expressing their support,...
Man who recorded pig’s treatment banned from Iowa State Fair
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man who recorded what he says was the abuse of a show pig at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month has been banned from the fair for life.
Day care operator indicted for drug distribution
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of an Iowa day-care center has been indicted in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia, for allegedly conspiring to distribute heroin and the synthetic opioid...
Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in Des Moines shooting
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man has been convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a Des Moines resident.
Polk County District Court records say a jury found 47-year-old...
2nd Iowa city sees cemetery gravestones damaged by vandals
LEON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say that for the second time in four days, an Iowa cemetery has been the target of vandalism.
The Des Moines Register reports that the last case happened at a...
Tornadoes reported as storms roll over Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Storms that spawned tornadoes have rumbled over much of central and eastern Iowa, toppling trees, cutting power and flooding streets.
Iowa State Fair breaks attendance record set last year
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Fair set a new attendance record, as pleasant weather gave a boost to the usual attractions of food, animals, carnival rides and performances.
Michael Bennet banking on moderation in age of Trump
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely.
Apartment building for homeless planned in Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A homeless shelter in downtown Des Moines is building a 24-unit, $4.3 million apartment building made out of shipping containers for the chronically homeless.