Sarah Kay LeBlanc, The Des Moines Register

Sarah Kay LeBlanc

The Des Moines Register

Augusta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Newton's Valle Drive-In theater to open Friday with limited spots

The theater will open Friday and show "The Greatest Showman" and "Zootopia." → Read More

Police investigate shooting between father and son on Des Moines' south side

The victim drove to a Git-N-Go about two miles away after he was shot. An employee called 911 when she saw he was injured. → Read More

Wyckoff fires employee who attempted to drive truck through protesters at Hy-Vee

A video was posted to Twitter over the weekend showing the man attempting to drive through protesters at the S.E. 14th Street Hy-Vee. → Read More

A black bear was spotted in an eastern Iowa field Sunday

The bear was seen east of Welton, Iowa, in Clinton County. → Read More

Due to popular demand, booksellers across central Iowa are out of race-related books

Local sellers such as Beaverdale Books and Walls of Books in Ankeny said they have received dozens of requests for antiracist titles in recent weeks. → Read More

Des Moines Farmers Market creates platform for online orders

Through the website, people can place orders from vendors and set up a time and date to pick up products or select a delivery option. → Read More

Gideon Kidd of 'I've Pet That Dog' Twitter fame is releasing a book

"Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends" is available for preorder and will be released Oct. 20, 2020. → Read More

New Freedom Rock painting thanks frontline workers who are fighting COVID-19

This year's rock depicts a nurse wearing a mask in front of the USNS Comfort pulling into New York Harbor and the scene of soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima. → Read More

‘This is not the time to do nothing’: Volunteers risk illness to deliver food to the needy

Across the U.S., Americans are trying to help as people who have long struggled to get enough to eat have been joined by those who suddenly lost work. → Read More

#DSMStrong: Drake University, Greater Des Moines Partnership create tutoring program

Students K-12 are eligible to participate in the program. College students who wish to tutor must be seeking degrees in education. → Read More

Will your favorite metro Des Moines restaurant open this week? It may hinge the food supply chain

The president of Graziano Brothers, the prominent supplier of Italian sausage, said they're opening "at a time when we have the least to provide." → Read More

Three Iowa women reflect on motherhood during the coronavirus pandemic

Several mothers with newborn children are facing a Mother's Day unlike any they could have imagined. → Read More

Slender-horned gazelle calf born at Blank Park Zoo

The calf, named Ruth, was born April 8 and was recently allowed into the outdoor habitat with her mother, Maria. → Read More

Hy-Vee to limit meat purchases due to a shortage of workers at meatpacking plants

The company announced that customers will be limited to four packages of a combination of fresh beef, ground beef, pork and chicken. → Read More

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs gives artists nearly $200,000 in grants

The grants are intended to help those who have been most severely impacted by the pandemic. → Read More

Blank Park Zoo zebra dies after running into fence post

Duchess, a three-and-a-half-year-old Hartmann's mountain zebra at Blank Park Zoo, has died after running into a fence post, the zoo announced Monday. → Read More

#DSMStrong: WesleyLife Meals on Wheels seeking volunteers with uptick in deliveries

Shannon Draayer, director of health and well-being for WesleyLife, said the program has seen a 40% increase in deliveries since the beginning of April. → Read More

As Iowa braces for tornado season, emergency officials warn against depending only on outdoor weather sirens

Buy a weather radio and download smartphone apps, too, Des Moines metro emergency officials recommend. → Read More

#DSMStrong: Disaster Recovery Fund makes its first donation to metro groups

The money will be divided between the Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Food Bank of Iowa, Iowa legal Aid, Primary Health Care and Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa. → Read More

Hatch watch: Decorah eagles begin hatching

One Decorah North eaglet emerged from its shell on Monday. Its sibling, and the eggs in the Decorah nest, are expected to hatch within the next week. → Read More