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Laura Terrell


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Past articles by Laura:

Norwalk woman, her father charged in baby’s death

Norwalk police have arrested a woman and her father and charged them with first-degree murder after they say a baby was left to die and its body was disposed of. → Read More

Potential removal of family illness leave has Ankeny teachers upset

A long line formed down the sidewalk outside Monday night's Ankeny school board meeting. → Read More

Germany foreign exchange student makes first trip to Iowa state basketball tournament

The first time Lotta Bamberger picked up a basketball was just months ago. Now, she's in the state tournament for the first time alongside her teammates from Remsen St. Mary. → Read More

Iowa teenagers credited with saving two kids who fell through ice

Two sisters from West Des Moines are being recognized as heroes for their quick thinking after saving two kids who fell through the ice in a pond behind an apartment building. → Read More

Adel police investigate what led to student's suicide

Police say they have interviewed 100 people including students and friends of Caelen Peterson. → Read More

Iowa parents call for change after the death of a student

Friends say a freshman in the ADM School District took his own life on Feb. 8 after he was relentlessly bullied. → Read More

Ames girl is hoping to collect a mountain of Play-Doh

Maggie Mahoney wants to collect 10,000 tins of Play-Doh to give to patients at Blank Children's Hospital. → Read More

‘I feel so helpless’: Earthquake hits home for Syrian native who lives in Iowa

Seventy-six-year old Mohamad N. Alsayedsulaiman is a Syrian native who now lives in Iowa. → Read More

Family of murdered Iowa missionary murdered in Jamaica finally gets justice

Randy Hentzel's family says justice is finally served nearly seven years after his murder in Jamaica. → Read More

'He is now more determined than ever': Family of Will Keeps provides an update on his recovery

The family of Will Keeps says he has a long road to recovery after he was shot inside his youth outreach center. → Read More

West Des Moines police investigate attempted murder-suicide

When they arrived at the scene, police located an injured woman and a man who was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. → Read More

Waukee School Board reverses school boundary plan

The Waukee School Board reversed their decision to change school boundaries during a meeting on Monday night. → Read More

Therapy dog helps Iowa family pay it forward at Blank Children's Hospital

Siblings Jordan and Jacob Ridnour both spent years at Blank Children's Hospital being treated for cancer. Now both are in remission, and their father is using a therapy dog to bring joy to other patients. → Read More

'Justice will take place at some point': Trial to begin nearly 7 years after Iowa missionary murdered

Sara Hentzel and her family members are headed back to Jamaica for the murder trial of Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols, who were murdered while doing missionary work in 2016. → Read More

Diocese of Des Moines to enact new gender identity policies

The policies will go to all diocesan parishes, schools, organizations, and institutions. They will apply to all church employees, personnel, volunteers, and those "entrusted to the care for the church." → Read More

Iowa fails to meet road safety goal

The end of 2022 was met with disappointment for the Iowa State Patrol. Once again, more than 300 people died on Iowa roads over the course of the year.State leaders had hoped to keep fatalities under 300 last year, but 338 people died. That is down slightly from 2021. Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Alex Dinkla said the crashes happened for a variety of reasons, including wrong-way drivers,… → Read More

Preparing your vehicle for winter travel ahead of storm

Mechanics at Beckley Automotive Services in Des Moines have been busy doing safety checks on vehicles before Iowans hit the road. → Read More

Winterset community supports firefighter and his family after their home burns down

Assistant fire Chief Jeff Johnston and his wife, Amber, were on vacation when they learned their home was gone. Their five children were staying with friends and are all safe. → Read More

Iowa Charity is busier than it's ever been ahead of holidays

The Freestore says it is seeing a surge in Iowa families facing poverty who need help. → Read More

Chuck's Restaurant receives giant bowl to help feed thousands for Thanksgiving

A generous donor has provided a giant bowl to Chuck's Restaurant for Thanksgiving. → Read More