Cynthia Fodor, KCCI News

Cynthia Fodor


Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Cynthia:

Unexpected motorist, Chris Branstad, 'stomps on the gas' to catch hit-and-run driver in Iowa

The Quinns could not believe it when they heard who it was that chased down the fleeing truck. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Reynolds' education bill won’t advance this session

Iowa Speaker of the House Rep. Pat Grassley told reporters Monday that Gov. Kim Reynolds’ plan to use state money to fund scholarships at private schools will not advance this session. → Read More

US Army veteran is joining the fight in Ukraine

While the U.S. debates more aid to Ukraine, a Des Moines veteran is on a mission to help the wounded in the war. → Read More

Carlisle Iowa school nutrition director worries children may go hungry

Free school lunches and breakfast for every student is about to be a thing of the past. → Read More

Gov. Kim Reynolds optimistic that her education bill will pass

The major hold-up at the statehouse is the governor's education bill which would provide scholarships or vouchers for public school students to attend private schools. → Read More

Iowa Democrats apply to host first-in-the-nation caucus under new DNC rules

Iowa Democrats took their first official step on Wednesday to try to keep our first-in-the-nation Caucuses. → Read More

Iowa’s current law would not change immediately if SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion law would fall back on each state and abortion would still be legal in Iowa for now. → Read More

Mother of Des Moines hit-and-run victim trying to come to terms with tragedy

"People see the photo of Emma, but I want people to know Emma the person. I mean, she was really caring. Everybody has a loving memory of her," Campos said. → Read More

Washout behind Hy-Vee in Des Moines caused by broken sewer pipe

According to the property manager, an old storm sewer pipe broke, slowly eroding the ground around it. → Read More

Abby Finkenauer will fight ruling removing her from Iowa ballot

Abby Finkenauer is challenging a decision that would keep her off the primary ballot. The Iowa Supreme Court will hear the case Wednesday. → Read More

Iowa church raises almost $1M to help Ukraine

The images of the war unfolding in Ukraine are difficult to watch but Iowans are proving that each person can make a difference in helping those in the war-torn country. → Read More

High school students in Gilbert, Iowa build 'she shed' for classmate

The Gilbert High School shop class worked with Make-A-Wish to create a "she shed," not knowing that it was meant for their own classmate. On Thursday, the group was able to surprise Amy Stanton with the gift. → Read More

Sen. Joni Ernst concerned about food supply if war in Ukraine continues

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is sounding the alarm about how the war in Ukraine will impact the world's food supply. → Read More

Iowa firefighters concerned about possible change to fireworks sales law

Local fire departments are expressing concerns about a bill now on the way to Gov. Reynolds' desk. → Read More

Des Moines east side shopping center will be redeveloped

An old shopping center lot on the East side that has been vacant for decades will soon be given new life. → Read More

Iowa Sen. Grassley questions Supreme Court nominee during her hearing

Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley questioned Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Tuesday morning during the second day of confirmation hearings. → Read More

Single stretch of Iowa road took brunt of tornado destruction

The worst of the destruction from Iowa’s Saturday tornado outbreak can be found along a stretch of Carver Road near the intersection of Highway 169. → Read More

Latino Community in Des Moines calls for more support after deadly shooting

The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa says the shootings point to a need for gun control and more mental health services in schools. → Read More

Winterset, Iowa mourning 6 neighbors while starting to rebuild

Madison County took the brunt of an EF4 tornado Saturday night that took the lives of six people near Winterset. → Read More

Iowa Fire marshals sound the alarm over proposed bill

Fire marshals from dozens of Iowa municipalities are fighting legislation now moving through the Statehouse. → Read More