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7-year-old dies in crash, driver likely won’t face charges

Rescue crews said the young boy was traveling with two other people when he was struck. 

Former police officer finds himself on other side of law

A local man once tasked with enforcing the law is finding himself on the other side. 

Updated: Driver slams into tree, ending police pursuit

It is unclear where or how the chase started. 

Class takes students to crime scene investigation

The demonstration was held at Central Campus in Des Moines.

Man deemed mentally incompetent gets caught up in gun debate

The case shows the difficulty law enforcement faces in keeping guns away from individuals deemed mentally incompetent. 

DeJoode family releases statement after Dalasta faces new charges

Court documents provide more details about this new case.

Bush talks Social Security, politics and more at Iowa event

"We elect people who don't show up for work. Their pay should be cut," said Bush.

Milestones in Taylor Swift's career

See the milestones in Taylor Swift's career that have established her as pop music's most dominating female today. 

Former police officer accused of stealing $20K from gym

Look for more on this story on KCCI.

Look closely, what do you see in this photo?

The tree is being cut down in Beaverdale.

Part of Grand Avenue in downtown to be closed this Friday

The Legion of Food Truck Festival starts Friday morning.

Police: Teens steal 4 vehicles, lead officers on 3-county chase

The teens from Des Moines and Pleasant Hill were in Albia at the time.

7-year-old killed in car vs. pedestrian crash

The child was by air ambulance to a Des Moines hospital.

Netflix announces price increase

The old price was $8.99 per month.

Drake University just unveiled new live mascot

He will appear at athletics events, campus celebrations, and community festivities.

'Like' this? Facebook testing out new emotion buttons

It's not exactly a "dislike" button...

Woman burned trying to pull item off burning backyard truck

The fire was believed to be intentionally set.

600 snowfighter jobs now posted by Iowa DOT

Here's how much the jobs make...

Prisons considering upgrades after smuggling incidents

Iowa prison officials are considering upgrades in an effort to catch employees who might illegally smuggle contraband into prisons.

Special beer brewed to help save 117-year-old landmark

After an extended fight, advocates have raised enough money to rebuild a historic Des Moines landmark. 

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