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Ankeny coupled charged in the August death of 7-month-old

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Amber Alert Canceled: Both Subjects Found Safe Following Traffic Stop in Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa — An Amber Alert for a missing 12-year-old girl has been canceled after she and her alleged abductor were found safe in Des Moines following a traffic stop on I-235. Beyonce Carrasco was reported missing around 3:00am from her home in Denison. Police believed she was with 13-year-old Rodolfo Penaflor, Jr. traveling in a 2016 Nissan Sentra. Around 2:00pm the suspect vehicle was spotted on I-235 in Des Moines   Read More ...
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UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old Iowa girl found; Amber Alert ends
UPDATE: The girl and the teen boy she was with have been located in the Des Moines area. DENISON -- Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 12-year-old girl they say is missing from western Iowa. The alert was issued at 1:19 p.m. for Beyonce Carrasco, a white 12-year-old female, who police say is missing from Denison. She is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 85 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a mole on her nose   Read More ...
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Iowa State Fair Opening Day Ticket Discount Offered on Cyber Monday
DES MOINES, Iowa – The 2018 Iowa State Fair is still more than nine months away, but an upcoming deal will help get you through the gates for less money. Discount admission tickets for the opening day of the fair, August 9, are being offered for sale online on Cyber Monday. It’s the first year for the deal and tickets will be $4   Read More ...
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Examiner says baby likely died of 'positional asphyxia'
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say a baby whose parents have been charged with child endangerment died after becoming wedged between her bed and a wall. The Des Moines Register reports that the Polk County medical examiner says the 7-month-old from Ankeny likely died of "positional asphyxia" last August and that the infant tested positive for cocaine metabolite, a breakdown product of cocaine   Read More ...
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Downtown Grand Avenue Bridge Open to Traffic
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Grand Avenue Bridge in downtown Des Moines opened to traffic Monday morning. The city says one lane of traffic in each direction opened at 9:00 a.m. but there is still more work to be done on the bridge. The bridge work should be completed in the summer of 2018. Pedestrian traffic is open on the south sidewalk but the bike lanes across the bridge, the north bridge sidewalk, and the Principal Riverwalk Trails are not open yet   Read More ...
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New Ronald McDonald House is Ready for Families to Move In
DES MOINES, Iowa -- After finishing the construction of the new Ronald McDonald House in 11 days, they took some more time to bring in the furniture, a playground and put all the finishing touches on the house before families move in on Tuesday. Monday the Ronald McDonald House staff is opening up the new house for the community to take a tour and see the finished product   Read More ...
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Examiner says baby likely died of 'positional asphyxia'
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a baby whose parents have been charged with child endangerment died after becoming wedged between her bed and a wall. The Des Moines Register reports that the Polk County medical examiner says the 7-month-old from Ankeny likely died of "positional asphyxia" last August and that the infant tested positive for cocaine metabolite, a breakdown product of cocaine   Read More ...
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Crosswalk Project to Create Delays Downtown
DES MOINES, Iowa — The city of Des Moines is warning drivers of delays on a stretch of road Monday morning. The closure of 10th Street from Walnut Street to Grand Avenue will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The city says it will be installing crosswalks and the street closure is necessary to get that done   Read More ...
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The Insiders: November 19th Edition, What are Congressional Candidate Austin Frerick’s Political Plans?
DES MOINES, Iowa -- David Young supported House Republicans' big tax cut plan, and now Iowa Democrats are trying to figure out how to beat him in next year's election. At least seven Democrats are making plans to compete in the Democratic primary in Young's third Congressional district. One of the candidates is Austin Frerick of Winterset, a former U.S. Treasury economist   Read More ...
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The Insiders: November 19th Edition, Is John Kasich Planning a 2020 Campaign?
DES MOINES, Iowa -- He's historically unpopular and while he was elected as a Republican, some Republicans aren't so sure he is really part of their party. Ohio governor John Kasich tried and failed to beat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race. Kasich didn't fare well in Iowa and eventually dropped out, but he is keeping Iowa up-to-date on his work   Read More ...
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The Insiders: November 19th Edition, How Can Iowa Improve Mental Health Help?
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Whether it's anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, or more than a dozen other challenges, nearly one in five Iowans deals with some kind of mental health issue. Advocates who provide those numbers say this is truly a crisis in this state. On Tuesday's Channel 13 news at 4 p.m., Political Director Dave Price talked to families, elected officials, providers, advocates, and medical professionals about what can be done to help those suffering   Read More ...
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Iowa Veterans Share Special Thanksgiving Meal
DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of central Iowa veterans are celebrating their annual Thanksgiving tradition this weekend. On Sunday morning, nearly 40 veterans from the Iowa Veterans Hospital and Des Moines VA Hospital were bused in to the AM Vets Post #2 Lodge. The vets were greeted by fellow veterans and even members of the Des Moines Buccaneers hockey team   Read More ...
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EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects
EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects WEBVTT THE FIVE DAY EXTREME DEMO AND11-DAY REBUILD STARTED IN EARLYAUGUST.THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONAGENCY IS ADDING MORE THAN 12-- MORE THAN $12 MILLION TO ALOAN FUND THAT WILL HELP PAY FORDRINKING WATER PROJECTS IN IOWA.THE MONEY WILL HELP IMPROVEMUNICIPAL DRINKING WATERSUPPLIES, PROTECT WATER SYSTEMS,AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCY.EPA OFFICIALS SAY THE LOAN MONEYHELPS CITIES MAKE IMPORTANT EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects DES MOINES, Iowa — The federal Environmental Protection Agency is adding $12   Read More ...
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EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency is adding $12.3 million to a loan fund that will help pay for drinking water projects in Iowa. The money will help pay for projects across Iowa that will improve municipal drinking water supplies, protect water systems or improve efficiency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the loan money helps cities make important investments that keep people safe   Read More ...
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New development pushes homeless into downtown Des Moines
Take a look inside a homeless camp near downtown Des Moines as some of its residents give their opinion about Joppa Outreach's proposed tiny-house village for the homeless. Michael Zamora/The Register. Buy Photo. Tiffany Shearon has been living in a tent village near Central Iowa Shelter & Services in downtown Des Moines for the last month. The 31-year-old used to stay along the Raccoon River — a wooded, out-of-the-way spot favored by the city's homeless   Read More ...
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GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018
GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018 GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018 DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate   Read More ...
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City of Des Moines Reaches Settlement in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Lawsuit
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The City of Des Moines has chosen to settle on a two-year-old lawsuit filed against them in a fatal officer-involved shooting case. The Des Moines Register reports the city will pay $225,000 to the family of Ryan Bolinger. Bolinger was killed by former Des Moines police officer Vanessa Miller in June of 2015. Miller believed Bolinger was armed as he approached her vehicle after being pulled over along Merle Hay Road   Read More ...
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EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency is adding $12.3 million to a loan fund that will help pay for drinking water projects in Iowa. The money will help pay for projects across Iowa that will improve municipal drinking water supplies, protect water systems or improve efficiency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the loan money helps cities make important investments that keep people safe   Read More ...
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Family surprises 90-year-old veteran with private Honor Flight
Loren Anderson, who served in the Korean War, was one of 400 people on the Des Moines honor flight wait list, so his niece and nephew took matters into their own hands. They gifted him with a private honor flight. “I got the biggest surprise of my life,” Anderson said. “I couldn’t believe it.” When Anderson was 23, he was drafted into the U   Read More ...
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EPA invests $12 million in loans for Iowa water projects
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency is adding $12.3 million to a loan fund that will help pay for drinking water projects in Iowa. The money will help pay for projects across Iowa that will improve municipal drinking water supplies, protect water systems or improve efficiency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the loan money helps cities make important investments that keep people safe   Read More ...
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Iowa lawmakers could face pressure over Medicaid benefit cut
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature could face pressure next session over its decision earlier this year to reduce a key Medicaid benefit for poor and disabled people. Some GOP lawmakers have begun to question whether the cut to so-called retroactive eligibility, which helps new patients with recently incurred medical costs, was larger than intended. They've indicated the issue will be revisited when lawmakers return in January   Read More ...
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Hubbell, Boulton take early lead
It was a good week for Fred Hubbell and Nate Boulton. They are the early frontrunners among seven Democrats seeking to become their party’s nominee in the state’s gubernatorial election next year, according to a liberal website’s poll and Des Moines Register analysis, both published this week. Hubbell, a retired Des Moines businessman, and Boulton, a state legislator from Des Moines, were the top choices in a poll published this week by Iowa Starting Line, a website that covers Iowa politics and is published by Pat Rynard, a former Democratic campaign staffer   Read More ...
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GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate. "And yet to pretend this tax bill is world-changing is the way politicians in Washington, D   Read More ...
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GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate. "And yet to pretend this tax bill is world-changing is the way politicians in Washington, D   Read More ...
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Des Moines to pay $225,000 to settle police shooting lawsuit
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The city of Des Moines is expected to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed man killed by police in 2015. The Des Moines Register reports that the City Council is scheduled to approve the settlement agreement on Monday. Last month, the city acknowledged that a former police officer falsely told investigators she warned Ryan Bolinger as he approached her patrol car before she fatally shot him   Read More ...
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Des Moines to pay $225K to settle suit over police shooting
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The city of Des Moines is expected to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed man killed by police in 2015. The Des Moines Register reports that the City Council is scheduled to approve the settlement agreement on Monday. Last month, the city acknowledging that a former police officer falsely told investigators she warned 28-year-old Ryan Bolinger, of West Des Moines, as he approached her patrol car before she fatally shot him   Read More ...
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Parking Changes Downtown May Include Charging on Weekends
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines drivers could see some parking changes coming to downtown, and it may include paying for parking on the weekends. The Des Moines Register reports some city-owned parking ramps will start charging on Saturdays. The change would be part of more parking changes expected next week. The five ramps listed below would begin charging at the same rate as Monday through Friday   Read More ...
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Des Moines airport seeks to limit taxi companies
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines International Airport officials are pushing to limit the number of taxi companies permitted to pick up travelers. The move follows an increase in customer complaints over taxi service, the Des Moines Register reported . The city deregulated the taxi industry last December and there are now 20 operators registered to serve the airport. Only five were registered in 2015, said Kevin Foley, the airport's executive director   Read More ...
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Des Moines airport to limit taxi service
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials at the Des Moines International Airport are pushing for a crackdown on the number of taxi companies permitted to pick up travelers. The Des Moines Register reports the move follows an increase in customer complaints over service. Airport Executive Director Kevin Foley says taxi operators have been violating the airport's rules by having too few drivers, using damaged vehicles, charging minimum trip fees, failing to post fee lists and only accepting cash payments   Read More ...
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122-Year-Old Leiserowitz Company Closing its Doors Next Month
DES MOINES, Iowa -- "I challenge you to go around the city of Des Moines, of 300 some thousand people, and find me a Pentax, Panasonic, or Olympus camera, and you won't, and that's what's happened," said Angelo Anania, General Manager of H.B. Leiserowitz Company. Times have changed, but there was a time when H. B. Leiserowitz was booming. The height of the business was in the 1980s   Read More ...
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Keystone pipeline leakage concerns spill over into Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota this week, and though it doesn’t flow through Iowa, some people are worried that the Dakota Access pipeline could be next. The leak from the Keystone pipeline is now under control, but that’s not easing the minds of activists in Iowa. The system runs from Canada through much of the Midwest, but not Iowa   Read More ...
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Des Moines Family Recovering After Electrical Fire
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A south Des Moines family is without a home on Friday and working to pick up the pieces after an electrical fire. The Phipps family has lived in a mobile unit in the 2800 block of SE 14th Street for 30 years. All that stands of their home now is a burned façade. “My boss said there was a fire, so I called my husband and he said we lost everything," Lucy Phipps said   Read More ...
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Annual Food Drive Working to ‘Combat Hunger’
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A drive to fight hunger is taking place in downtown Des Moines on Friday. Star 102.5 is holding its annual Combat Hunger drive in hopes of filling the shelves of the Food Bank of Iowa. The event is taking place on Locust Street until 6 p.m. Nonperishable food items or cash donations are accepted. "This is not just a food drive for the homeless   Read More ...
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Iowa officials award $10M to 5 companies promising jobs
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Economic Development Board has approved nearly $10 million in financial incentives for five companies promising to create 436 jobs. The board on Friday awarded TPI Composites in Newton $1.6 million to create 351 jobs. The company leases space in the former Maytag factory to make wind turbine blades. It plans to rent additional space to make bodies for electric powered passenger buses   Read More ...
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Kids of divorced stepparent must pay inheritance tax
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that a brother and sister who inherited a large share of their stepfather's estate when he died in 2012 must pay inheritance taxes in a case that challenged the way Iowa's tax laws treat stepchildren. A Republican-led legislature in 2003 changed the state's inheritance law so that children who inherit money from a stepparent after the parents divorced could no longer qualify for a longstanding inheritance tax exemption for natural or adopted children   Read More ...
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Kids of divorced stepparent must pay inheritance tax
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that a brother and sister who inherited a large share of their stepfather's estate when he died in 2012 must pay inheritance taxes in a case that challenged the way Iowa's tax laws treat stepchildren. A Republican-led legislature in 2003 changed the state's inheritance law so that children who inherit money from a stepparent after the parents divorced could no longer qualify for a longstanding inheritance tax exemption for natural or adopted children   Read More ...
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Ankeny coupled charged in the August death of 7-month-old
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) _ An Ankeny couple has been arrested and charged in the Aug. 26 death of their 7-month old daughter. The Des Moines Register reports that 33-year-old Michelle Atwell was charged Wednesday with child endangerment causing substantial risk and several drug counts, while 48-year-old Matthew Cohara was charged with child endangerment causing no injury and drug counts. Investigators say both parents told police they had been drinking and smoking marijuana the night of Aug   Read More ...
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Iowa hires Kansas official to oversee privatized Medicaid
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's privatized Medicaid program has new leadership. The state Department of Human Services announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the health care program for poor and disabled people. He begins Dec. 4. Randol served recently as Medicaid director in Kansas, which privatized its program in 2013. Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies contend privatization there has controlled costs, while critics say it has reduced coverage and transparency about the program   Read More ...
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Iowa unemployment rate drops to 3 percent, lowest since 2001
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in nearly 17 years. Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday the unemployment rate for October fell to 3 percent, down from the September rate of 3.2 percent. The unemployment rate is the lowest since January 2001. The rate drop reflected a decline in the number of unemployed Iowans to about 51,000 in October   Read More ...
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New Medicaid Director appointed to DHS
The Iowa Department of Human Services announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise. New Medicaid Director appointed to DHS The Iowa Department of Human Services announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise. DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Human Services announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise   Read More ...
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