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Past articles by Andrew:

Students' quick thinking helped Iowa school bus driver

Quick-thinking siblings helped a school bus driver suffering from a minor stroke Wednesday, as nearly a dozen students were on the bus near Lake City. → Read More

Iowa Restaurant reopens in historic train depot

The Nineteen14 Depot reopened Jan. 7. The restaurant at the same location under a previous owner closed Oct. 31. → Read More

Des Moines council member tells Git'N Go to 'be a good neighbor'

The conversation came up at a council meeting Monday as the convenience store requested a zoning change next to its location on Euclid Avenue. → Read More

Tracy post office closed after pipes in the building burst

The post office in Tracy, an unincorporated community in Marion County, has been closed for about a week, forcing residents to make a 12-mile round trip for service. → Read More

Iowa voters express frustration over political battle for speaker

Voters in Adair County described the repeated votes for speaker as silly and selfish. Iowa voters helped give Republicans a majority, but this isn't the start many wanted. → Read More

For one Iowa mom, Damar Hamlin's scare hit close to home

Jennette Stull said the instant she saw Hamlin drop to the ground, she thought of her own son's life-and-death battle after a three-story fall on Court Avenue. → Read More

Rescue dogs join passengers on flights diverted to Des Moines

Winter weather Tuesday forced six flights to divert to Des Moines. Two of the flights were from international destinations. → Read More

Katy-Did's General Store closes in Marion County

The beloved general store was a cornerstone of the Bussey community for decades. Its last day open to customers was Dec. 31. → Read More

Witness describes 'screaming and scuffle' before deadly shooting in Des Moines

Three people were shot an apartment complex at 3720 MLK Parkway Sunday afternoon, which turned into the first homicide of the year. Police say the shooting was in self-defense. → Read More

Adel community rallies around bowling alley employees after fire temporarily shuts down center

Adel Family Fun Center is known for hosting a number of community events. On the morning of Dec. 12, the center was heavily damaged by a fire. → Read More

Miller ends record-setting run as Iowa Attorney General

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has finished his last day in office.After ten terms, he is the longest-serving state attorney general in the history of the United States.Republican Brenna Bird narrowly defeated Miller in November.Miller called that election a "red wave" that he couldn't escape.He said he does not plan to run for office again, but would like to help other Democrats in Iowa."I'm… → Read More

Towing along interstates in Iowa nearly finished after winter storm

Cars, trucks and semis were stranded for days along the interstates in Iowa. Most in Central Iowa have now been cleared. → Read More

Neighbor captures moment Des Moines police officers shot and killed 16-year-old

A 16-year-old boy was killed after being shot by officers on Dec. 26. The video appears to capture the sound of multiple gunshots. → Read More

Des Moines Public Works snowplows fight drifting snow in freezing temperatures

In Des Moines, crews hope to finish clearing city streets by Friday morning. The temperature is too cold for snowplows to drop salt on the roads → Read More

Airline passengers in Des Moines move up flights to beat storm

The majority of flights from Des Moines Wednesday left on time with very few cancelations. It is a different story on Thursday. → Read More

One year after tornado, Bayard couple's Christmas tradition returns

The Smith's home was destroyed by a tornado on Dec. 15, 2021, forcing the relocation of their Christmas Eve soup supper. One year later, they will host again at their new home. → Read More

Homeowner deflated as Christmas tradition ruined by vandals

Vandals have repeatedly slashed the inflatable display outside Bill Miller Sr.'s home in Fort Dodge. He's now taken it all down to preserve the special decoration for his hospitalized grandson. → Read More

Waukee School Board selects new boundary plan

Lots of parents were surprised and upset about Monday's vote, which went against the results of the community parent survey and the superintendent's recommendation. → Read More

Man fights for survival after attack by his own pit bulls

It's unclear what set off the two dogs Thursday afternoon. At the last update, he had severe, life-threatening injuries from the attack in West Des Moines Thursday. → Read More

Rekindled fire costs Des Moines family its home for the holidays

The fire started Sunday evening. Firefighters responded, but the family said the fire rekindled about an hour later and caused serious damage. → Read More