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The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Grant:

Chris Soules scheduled for January trial in fatal tractor collision

The "Bachelor" star Chris Soules will face a January 18 jury trial on the felony hit and run charge he faces. → Read More

Senate Republicans seek new trial in sexual harassment lawsuit

State attorneys argue that a $2.2 million verdict may have been awarded because of inappropriate arguments from Kirsten Anderson's lead attorney. → Read More

Woman arrested for 3rd OWI, had 5 kids in vehicle

A Des Moines woman with two past drunken driving convictions and five children in her vehicle was arrested again. → Read More

East Des Moines chase reaches speeds of 80 mph before crash

A Des Moines man faces a felony eluding charge following a Saturday vehicle chase that reportedly reached speeds of 80 mph → Read More

One dead in Des Moines River Bend neighborhood shooting

One person died after being hit by a gunshot wound to the chest and two more taken into police custody following a Friday afternoon shooting → Read More

Following $2.2 million verdict, motion seeks investigation of Iowa Senate GOP

Iowa's Republican state senators and their aides could be ordered to start a third-party investigation into their workplace culture → Read More

Iowa businessmen sue over giant rabbit's death following United flight

The Iowa owners of a giant rabbit that died in April following a United Airlines flight from London filed a lawsuit Wednesday → Read More

Will 'stand your ground' apply in Des Moines murder case?

The law went into effect two months after Sera Alexander shot and killed her stepfather in the basement of her family's Des Moines home. → Read More

Jury awards $4.5 million to former Grinnell hospital worker in age discrimination suit

Jurors leveled a $4.5 million verdict against a community hospital and two top administrators accused of illegally firing a longtime lab director. → Read More

Indianola woman pleads guilty to 22 charges in dog neglect case

An Indianola woman who was arrested after authorities rescued 19 malnourished and injured dogs from her care pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges of animal neglect. → Read More

Iowa Senate Republican staffer awarded $2.2 million in sex harassment trial

A former Iowa Senate Republican caucus staffer who accused supervisors of ignoring a "boy's club" culture that fostered rampant sexual harassment was awarded $2.1 million Tuesday → Read More

Former Iowa GOP staffer's sexual harassment lawsuit goes to jury

Jurors began their deliberations Monday afternoon in a former Iowa Senate Republican staffer's sexual harassment lawsuit . → Read More

Rape victims could be re-traumatized by Iowa abortion law, Planned Parenthood director testifies

Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union sue to block Iowa law that, among other things, requires a 72-hour waiting period for women who want an abortion. → Read More

Prosecutor agrees to settle Knoxville 'sexting' lawsuit

The Marion County Attorney's Office has agreed not to bring a criminal charge against a teenage girl who sent photos of herself in her underwear to a classmate → Read More

Colleagues back up harassment, sex talk alleged by former GOP staffer

Former coworkers recount risque talk in the Iowa GOP's Senate office, but three lawmakers and a former supervisor offer different view. → Read More

Anderson: Women in Iowa GOP office were 'teased,' 'ridiculed'

Sex, race and sexual orientation were all topics of regular and "free-flowing" conversations and jokes, according to a former GOP staffer. → Read More

Trial begins in lawsuit alleging toxic 'boys' club' at Iowa Statehouse

Former Senate Republican caucus communications director claims lawmakers, staffers made comments about sex, women's bodies. → Read More

Fourth of July fire is blow to small town business district

The Melcher-Dallas town square had started to turn the corner and attract shoppers, one business owner said. → Read More

Frustration mounts as Iowa man accused in uncle's death awaits psychiatric treatment

Corderro Laurence remains in jail despite judge's order that he be sent to a psychiatric facility for treatment. → Read More

Tipton pleads guilty in Iowa lottery rigging scandal

The cyber security expert and brainpower behind a lottery rigging scandal that netted $2 million in illegal winnings from five state lotteries pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of ongoing criminal conduct charge. → Read More