Local News from KCCI

Local News from KCCI

The latest local news headlines from KCCI News 8.

90-year-old business closing, part of downtown renovations

One of Des Moines’ oldest downtown companies will be shutting its doors Thursday as a part of the Keo Way renovations.

Iowa event jumpstarts many youth athletic careers

The event is also expected to draw 40,000 people, bringing in $47 million before they leave.

Community mourns the death of beloved teacher

Divers found the body of Rich Gander in a cove just feet away from his fishing boat.

Hot air balloon collides with power lines

The crash happened during the 2014 National Balloon Classic near Indianola.

Popular state park reopens

It's been a month and a half, but now the main artery through Ledges State Park is open.

Students who buy football tickets may score free tuition

Buy season tickets, win a free year of tuition.

Hundreds speaking up about Walmart alcohol sales

Based on the more than 600 comments from our viewers and Facebook fans, the same ID dispute has happened to people in 28 Iowa Walmarts and six other states.

Hundreds of KCCI viewers report Walmart alcohol sale problems

The story triggered close to 800 comments on our Facebook page.

Name of man found dead in lake just released

An empty boat on the lake found Monday triggered the search.

Teen who fell 80 feet found along railroad tracks

The accident was reported at a park.

Man found with stolen cheeseburger in his pocket

Police say he was passed out in front of the store.

Woman going to prison for selling stolen pain patches

Authorities said a person who bought the patches overdosed.

Man receives 14 year sentence in child porn case

He had more than 10 previous convictions on various crimes.

Jury hands Jesse Ventura $1.8M in 'American Sniper' case

The book described a bar fight in California in 2006.

Popular campus bar denied liquor license

The police department had recommended the city pull the bar's license.

Standoff at grandmother's house ends peacefully

A negotiator helped talk the man out.

Officials: Predatory lender targeting Iowa military members

The case involves thousands of current service members.

Tracking cellphone's location leads PD to stolen purse

A quick-thinking son is able to help his mother locate her purse.

Police investigate hoarding, neglect of nearly 40 animals

Firefighters reported finding nine dogs and between 27 cats in the two homes.

Teen held in minivan carjacking at hospital, 110 mph chase

Deputies used stop sticks to deflated the minivan's tires.

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

in Sports

Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Torrin Lawrence reacts after his heat in the senior men's 400-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence died in a car accident early Monday, July 28, 2014 in Cordele, Ga. He was 25.

Celebrated track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia.

in Viral Videos

Mini Dominoes break World Record

Mini Dominoes

The challenge gets bigger as the Dominoes get smaller!

in Lifestyle

Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

in Lifestyle

Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.