Local News from KCCI

Local News from KCCI

The latest local news headlines from KCCI News 8.

Driver taken into custody at end of 100 mph chase

After crashing, two people tried to flee on food.

Rally held in Des Moines on Ferguson decision

The rally is being held at the Polk County Courthouse.

Popular restaurant gets new name and attitude

The owner says he want it to stand out in the restaurant industry.

This change coming to restaurants, grocery, movie theaters

The Food and Drug Administration plans to announce the long-delayed rules on Tuesday.

Police find security, ER nurses trying to hold man down

A police report says the man's BAC was .457.

Police: Man carrying machete threatens to take children

Police say the man tried to kick at officers before he was arrested.

Jolly Holiday Lights opens tonight

The annual event runs Nov. 25 through Jan. 1.

Donations fill corn crib gazebo some neighbors don't like

The donations go to the Food Bank in Carroll.

These apps could take headache out of your holiday travel

Roads and airports are expected to be packed this year. 

Man who escaped out prison vent was just sentenced

The men used sheets tied together to make a rope to escape.

Man returns to work after breaking 'nearly everything' in fall

According to his family and friends, he broke nearly everything but his will. 

Students pack 3,500 gifts to send overseas

The school has been part of the effort for 11 years.

Police: 1 killed, 1 injured in semitrailer crash

Police say one person has died after a UPS semitrailer hit a minivan.

Iowans react to grand jury decision in Ferguson

Many of the activists have been to Ferguson to protest the handling of this case and Monday night KCCI was with them, watching as the verdict was read.

13-year-old charged in school threats has arrest history

More information is coming out regarding one of the accused teens.

Have you noticed a change in the Des Moines skyline?

Principal hopes to have its new project wrapped up early next year.

Are lower gas prices here to stay?

Gas is 20 cents lower than last year and just over 18 cents lower than a month ago.

Why this mom is giving thanks for the little things

Recount all the things you're thankful for this year, and know that one Iowa mom is thankful for the little things.

Court documents reveal students' names in SEP school threats

The teens face additional charges in the case.

Arrest just announced in Main Street Bait Shop murder

An autopsy showed the death was a homicide.

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