Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the early French name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks".
  • The Charlotte Observer

    Zagunis hits grand slam, leads Iowa over Nashville

    Zagunis hits grand slam, leads Iowa over Nashville DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Mark Zagunis hit a grand slam in the sixth inning, leading the Iowa Cubs to a 5-3 win over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday. The grand slam by Zagunis scored Albert Almora, Phillip Evans, and Daniel Descalso and was the game's last scoring play. The Sounds went up 3-1 when Preston Beck hit a two-run double in the third. Starter Colin Rea (14-3) got the win while Yohander Mendez (0-1) took the loss in relief in the Pacific Coast League game. Beck doubled and singled twice, driving in two runs for the Sounds.

  • KCCI 8 Des Moines

    Stolen Hy-Vee accounts possibly being sold online

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A security expert warns credit and debit card numbers hacked from Hy-Vee's gas stations and restaurants are now being sold on the dark web. Brain Krebs, the owner of Krebs Security, said the hacked account numbers are being sold under the code name Solar Energy by an online site called Joker's Stash. Krebs said the numbers are being sold for $17 to $35 a piece. Hyvee sent KCCI the following: "We are aware of reports from payment processors and the card networks of payment data being offered for sale and are working with the payment card networks so that they can identify the cards and work with issuing banks to initiate heightened monitoring on accounts."

  • How Major League Baseball will create baseball magic in Iowa
    Houston Chronicle

    How Major League Baseball will create baseball magic in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — James Earl Jones, playing the writer Terrance Mann, rises from the wooden bleachers in the final scenes of "Field of Dreams." He implores the bankrupt Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to keep his magical baseball field carved into a cornfield on the outskirts of Dyersville. "The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball," Jones intones in his unmistakable deep bass voice. "America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time." It won't quite take an army of steamrollers to build a new Field of Dreams big enough to host an actual counts-in-the-standings Major League

  • The Charlotte Observer

    Iowa soon getting electric vehicle charging stations

    Iowa soon getting electric vehicle charging stations MidAmerican Energy has announced its plans to erect fast-charging stations for electric vehicles in more than a dozen Iowa cities. The Des Moines-based energy company says it plans to build the publicly-accessible stations, with two charging plugs per station, in 15 urban and rural communities. A DC fast-charger, also called a "Level 3" charger, can generally charge an electric vehicle in 20 to 45 minutes. MidAmerican seeks to install the stations in Altoona, Avoca, Carroll, Clarinda, Davenport, Dexter, Early, Emmetsburg and Iowa City, as well as Fort Dodge, Little Sioux, Oskaloosa, Sheldon, Sioux City and Waterloo. Once MidAmerican Energy

  • Google gives Des Moines nonprofits $175,000 for 'bold ideas to grow economic opportunity'
    The Des Moines Register

    Google gives Des Moines nonprofits $175,000 for 'bold ideas to grow economic opportunity'

    It doesn't matter how big 'big tech' companies have grown. It's what they're doing with our data, columnist Robert Robb says. Google gave two Des Moines nonprofits $175,000 on Friday through the company's Impact Challenge Iowa grant program. Five judges picked Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates and Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resources as winners, along with three other nonprofits in the state. Voters can now cast ballots until Aug. 30 to pick the "People's Choice" grant winner, which will receive another $125,000. Impact Challenge Iowa is supposed to reward programs with "bold ideas to grow economic opportunity in their local communities." iJAG is a mentor program that partners graduating

  • Who would've guessed this R&B star is from Des Moines?
    The Des Moines Register

    Who would've guessed this R&B star is from Des Moines?

    American soul act TLC didn't look too far from home when it came to picking their favorite girl band of all time. (June 28) The multi-Grammy award winning R&B/hip-hop trio TLC is undeniably one of the most successful and influential girl groups in music history. The act consisting of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas changed the game with their unique sound, edgy look and inspirational tracks dedicated to love, life and friendships.  Dominating the charts in the 1990s and early 2000s, one of the famous group members is from the 515. Can you guess who? You may have guessed right. Watkins was born in Des Moines on April 26, 1970. At the age of nine, Watkins

  • NBA.com

    Iowa Wolves Announce Local Player Tryouts for Upcoming Season

    The Iowa Wolves, NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, announced two local tryout dates for the 2019-20 season, with attendees competing for the chance to earn an invitation to the Iowa Wolves training camp in October. The first local tryout will take place on Saturday, September 7 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at The Courts at Mayo Clinic Square, located at 600 Hennepin Ave. Suite 310, Minneapolis, Minn. 55403. The second tryout will take place on Saturday, September 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Kingdom Hoops Basketball, located at 6095 Industry Dr., Des Moines, Iowa 50313. Both tryouts will be run by Iowa Wolves basketball operations personnel. Check-in will begin one hour prior to

  • Video of pig whipping at Iowa State Fair raises the question: Do pigs feel pain?
    The Des Moines Register

    Video of pig whipping at Iowa State Fair raises the question: Do pigs feel pain?

    Viewer discretion is advised: Wheaten Mather of Des Moines has raised question about treatment of livestock after capturing this video at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. A Des Moines man's ejection from the Iowa State Fair for life after he confronted the fair's top manager over a boy beating a pig with a show stick triggered some readers to ask about proper handling of pigs and if the animals feel pain. Here are some answers: Handling a pig In competition, youths are encouraged to use their show sticks to guide pigs — but only on the side of their body from their shoulder to their flank. No one handling a pig should hit them on their butt, hocks or head to get them to move. Pigs and pain Much research

  • U.S. Rep. Steve King stands by no exceptions for rape and incest statement, but would like to phrase it differently
    The Des Moines Register

    U.S. Rep. Steve King stands by no exceptions for rape and incest statement, but would like to phrase it differently

    U.S. Rep. Steve King said Friday that the media misconstrued his views on abortions and rape, but stood his ground that there may not be "any population of the world left" if people conceived by rape and incest hadn't been born. U.S. Rep. Steve King said Friday that the media misconstrued his no abortion, no exceptions views but stood by his belief that there may not be "any population of the world left" if people conceived by rape and incest had not been born. His sentiment about rape and incest was right, he said at a news conference Friday, but, "I'd rather deliver that in a little softer way, though." King said the "softer way" to explain it would be to look at the movie "It's a Wonderful

  • Former Hawkeye, Cyclone players helping to rebuild Roosevelt football
    The Des Moines Register

    Former Hawkeye, Cyclone players helping to rebuild Roosevelt football

    Roosevelt coach Mitchell Moore talks about what brought him to Des Moines and the challenges of building up a city school. There are moments during practice when Thomaj Davis will look around the field and see some of the best former Iowa and Iowa State football players in recent memory. He'll look to his left, and there's Todd Blythe, one of the all-time great Cyclone receivers. To his right, Tavian Banks, one of the most-talented Hawkeye running backs. Straight ahead, Ernst Brun Jr., a star tight end for Iowa State from a few years back. Davis, a junior linebacker for Des Moines Roosevelt, smiles in those moments. Man, he thinks. These guys are really my coaches. “It's been really cool,” Davis