5 shootings in California, Iowa and Washington leave 24 dead as America’s gun violence scourge drags on

CNN  —  A series of shootings in three states has made for a heart-wrenching several days, leaving 24 dead as more cities join a growing list of American communities scarred by gun violence. “Only in America do we see this kind of carnage, this kind of chaos, this kind of disruption of communities and lives … Read more

Des Moines school shooting: Live updates

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old man was charged with murder in Monday’s killing of two teenagers at an alternative educational program for at-risk youth in Des Moines. Police said Preston Walls of Des Moines is charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in the Monday shooting at Starts … Read more

Des Moines shooting: 3 people injured at school, police say

CNN  —  Three people were injured Monday in a shooting at a school in Des Moines, Iowa, according to tweets from the Des Moines Police Department. Police say two of those injured are in critical condition and one was seriously injured. CNN affiliate KCCI reported that the injured included two students and one staff member. … Read more

Iowa teen who killed rapist escapes from probation center

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa authorities say an 18-year-old sex trafficking victim who pleaded guilty to killing a man she said raped her escaped from a women’s center where she was serving her probation sentence. Pieper Lewis was seen walking out of the building at the Fresh Start Women’s Center in Des Moines shortly after … Read more

Is this the sleeper Senate race of 2022?

CNN  —  I rarely call a poll shocking because, well, I have been doing this long enough that almost nothing shocks me anymore. But the latest numbers out of Iowa – from a new Des Moines Register poll – are truly shocking. Here they are: Longtime Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is at 46% to Democrat … Read more

Once hopeful Iowa Democrats running uphill vs. Sen. Grassley

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Michael Franken won the Democratic nomination for the Senate in June, many in Iowa’s disillusioned party thought they landed on a candidate who could maybe — possibly — reverse their humbling slide in the state. After all, the retired Navy admiral won 76 of 99 counties, in every … Read more

U.S. cities where rent prices decreased the most in August

Across the U.S., rent prices continue to soar. But in a few select places, it’s decreasing. That’s according to real estate site Zumper’s recently released national rent report for August 2022, which shows a continuation of record-high prices for one-bedroom apartments. Zumper analyzed national rental data from over 1 million active listings in the U.S. … Read more

Iowa teen who killed rapist sentenced, ordered to pay $150K

A teenage human trafficking victim who was initially charged with first-degree murder after she stabbed her accused rapist to death was sentenced Tuesday in an Iowa court to five years of closely supervised probation and ordered to pay $150,000 restitution to the man’s family. Pieper Lewis, 17, was sentenced Tuesday after she pleaded last year … Read more

Man wanted in connection to Omaha area homicide arrested in Iowa

WINTERSET, Iowa (WOWT) – A suspect in an Omaha area homicide has been arrested in Iowa. According to police, Gage Walter of Omaha was arrested Sunday after a standoff at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Winterset – a town southwest of Des Moines. West Des Moines Police say officers found the vehicle of a … Read more