Local News from KCCI

Local News from KCCI

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Police: Man threatens to eat officer’s children

A man who is accused of stealing an SUV from a dealership led officers on a high-speed chase in Wisconsin.

County supervisor gets 30 days in jail for shooting gun

A county supervisor was sentenced Tuesday for domestic abuse assault.

4-year-old airlifted after serious crash

The crash involved a Jeep and a semitrailer.

City working to reduce plastic bag distribution

One city has unanimously voted to resume a study of plastic bags as officials work to reduce their distribution in the city.

State unemployment rate sees slight bump

Iowa’s unemployment rate increased slightly last month.

Home improvement business receives ‘F’ rating

Investigators are asking the public to come forward if anyone has done business with the company.

Game forfeited is 'no contest'

East High School forfeited its football game Friday night after threats of gun violence spread across social media.

Graziano's lawyer: 'He's accepting responsibility'

The owner of a Des Moines pharmacy has long denied distributing pain killers illegally, but is now accepting a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Pull over or keep going; What to do in an emergency situation

So what should you do, even in a medical emergency, if you see flashing lights in your rear view mirror?

Police: Woman claims her kids are in danger in pharmacy theft

Authorities say a woman lied to a pharmacy worker about a man threatening to hurt the woman's children if she didn't get him some drugs.

Teen claims man tried to kidnap her from her home

Police are investigating an attempted abduction report where a man tried to carry a 13-year-old of her house.

Report: 1 killed, 1 injured in crash

Rescue crews were called to a crash east of Grand Junction Tuesday afternoon, where at least one person has died.

University placed on brief lockdown after gun report

The university said the situation was resolved without incident, but did not elaborate.

State Trooper has driving advice for parents in labor

The Iowa State Patrol has advice for drivers after a man refused to pull over for police while driving his wife to the hospital.

Bauder's pharmacist to accept plea deal

Authorities raided Graziano's store, Bauder Pharmacy, in 2012.

School employee charged with sexual exploitation

Des Moines police began an investigation Friday into allegations made against a Des Moines Public Schools employee.

Teen convicted in Wasike attack to be sentenced next week

A teenager involved in the carjacking and beating of Mike Wasike was be sentenced Tuesday.

Woman charged in deadly May crash

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in connection with a May 4 early morning traffic crash that left two dead.

Gabby Giffords tour for tougher gun laws to stop in Iowa

Gabby Giffords will be in Iowa Tuesday as part of a nine-state tour to promote tougher gun laws that she says will help protect women and families.

NY Times article documents urban shift in Iowa

A lengthy feature in the New York Times examines the population shift from rural to urban areas, and the shift in geographical political leanings in Iowa.

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