Police & Fire
The latest on local crime and public safety.
The finding rules out speculation that the massive fire that destroyed the 115-year-old Younkers building may have been linked to the death of developer Bob Knapp.
Top floor of building collapses as firefighters battle blaze.
Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.
'Cell tower dumps’ are causing Americans to ponder their basic rights of privacy.
FEMA issues new guidelines for first responders of mass attacks.
A look at ‘dabbing,’ a new trend in marijuana consumption.
Facebook feeds and cable networks are full of coverage of innocent people being sucker punched. But there’s not much evidence of this “game” sweeping the nation.
The force will be strong on Twitter for the 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon.
The Iowa Department of Transportation will launch a new program that would disable its enforcement officers' laptops at speeds of 15 miles per hour.
The ost of installing residential fire sprinklers averages $1.35 per square foot, according to a new Fire Protection Research Foundation report that reassesses costs.
Tours of the fire station and equipment demonstrations will be featured.
The following information was provided by the police. It does not indicate a conviction.
There were no injuries reported after shots fired in an after-hours fight at an area bar, but two vehicles were damaged.
A West Des Moines man’s dog barked and he awoke to an intruder standing at his bedroom door early Saturday morning. The man wasn’t where he thought he was.
Employees who sold alcohol to underaged patrons face fines of $735. The establishments also face sanctions of graduated severity for repeat offenses.
The victim told West Des Moines police he was walking to his car when he heard three gunshots. One of the bullets struck him in the arm.
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort aims to curb drunken driving and reduce highway fatalities.
Iowa law prohibits “sexting,” which a Department of Justice cyber-crime investigator has called “a major concern for the criminal justice system.”
A West Des Moines man was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief after he reportedly kicked a woman’s car and deflated her tires.