Daniel P. Finney, USA TODAY

Daniel P. Finney

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Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Daniel:

Al Haynes, pilot of United Flight 232 and reluctant hero, dies 30 years after deadly crash in Iowa

Flight 232 pilot Al Haynes deflected the title "hero" and focused attention on the crew and unprecedented rescue coordination after the 1989 crash. → Read More

Al Haynes, pilot of United Flight 232 and reluctant hero, dies 30 years after deadly crash in Iowa

Al Haynes deflected the title "hero" and focused attention on the crew and the unprecedented coordination of rescue efforts on the ground → Read More

Cut millennials a break; they're just people, not the decline of civilization

Millennials are a punching bag in pop culture over stuff like participation trophies. What do they call the medals given to marathon finishers? → Read More

National Weather Service assesses damage from Tuesday tornadoes

The tornado near Lacona ripped metal buildings from their foundation and spread debris a quarter mile. → Read More

Field of Dreams: From outfield windows to camera angles, how MLB will create baseball magic in Iowa

Here's the details on how the temporary baseball stadium will come together near the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. → Read More

Female pedestrian, 82, hit and killed by driver, 80, in rural Epworth

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is withholding the names of the driver and the victim until Wednesday → Read More

Man who's pleaded guilty to killing Iowa State golfer writes letter of apology to Story County judge

'I want to show remorse for stropping a life from society,' writes Collin Richards, who pleaded guilty to stabbing Celia Barquin Arozamena to death → Read More

State Fair on pace for record attendance; forecast friendly to fairgoers for rest of week

Attendance has surpassed last year's record totals all but one day in the 2019 State Fair's first four days. → Read More

Authorities identify victim in Newton fatal mobile home fire

Officials say Katelyne Pratt was the lone occupant of the mobile home at the time of the fire, but a specific cause of death is under investigation → Read More

West Des Moines police ask public's help in finding suspects in string of burglaries

One suspect, Amanda Breckenridge, is alleged to use wigs to disguise herself when using stolen credit cards. → Read More

Understanding depression: The relentless nature of a mood disorder that affects millions

When we talk about mental health the way we would any other kind of health, we'll start to bring the illnesses into the sunlight → Read More

Fontanelle teen, 18, crosses center line, dies in head-on crash on Iowa Highway 25

The 18-year-old driver crossed the centerline and collided with an oncoming vehicle, the State Patrol says → Read More

Urbandale police make arrest in Sunday shooting that left man with multiple gunshot wounds

Urbandale police say she wasn't the one behind the trigger, but she helped someone who was get away → Read More

19-year-old Iowan dies in farming accident

Benjamin Raymond Van Wyk became entangled in a sweep auger in rural Lynnville. He died at the scene. → Read More

Iowa who tried to use Facebook to lure teen for sex sentenced to federal prison

Council Bluffs man offered 13-year-old $200 to meet at library for sexual encounter, officials said → Read More

More than 20 years after beating cancer, former basketball player sees her son drafted in NBA first round

Cancer almost took away her ability to have kids, now former college star Kristi Kinne-Hayes can watch her son, No. 8 pick Jaxson Hayes, in the NBA. → Read More

That time the Warriors tried to draft girls' basketball star out of high school

Denise Long of Union-Whitten had one of the most storied prep careers in Iowa history, but nothing prepared her for being drafted by the NBA in 1969. → Read More

One of RAGBRAI's early and most beloved leaders, Jim Green, has died

RAGBRAI was getting a raunchy reputation, but Green's new rules made the ride safer, family friendly with adult twists → Read More

Arthur McGiverin, former Iowa Supreme Court chief justice, dies at 90

Known for a humble and patient demeanor, McGiverin served as chief justice from 1978 until 2000 → Read More

Officials charge 2 Iowa men planning to rob bank, sexual misconduct with minors and more

Two Oelwein men planned to rob a bank, provided drugs to minors and one is accused of sexual assault, officials said Monday → Read More