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Monte Halferty named Urbandale Citizen of the Year

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Recreation and the Police Department named Monte Halferty as Urbandale Citizen of the Year.

Local Cuban-Americans react to new shift in policy

Transitioning from isolation to what President Barack Obama described as normalization of ties with Cuba means Cuban-Americans will have the opportunity to visit loved ones.

Name of man killed in police shooting released

The shooting comes just one day after an armed robbery at another gas station.

Verdict announced for man charged in parents' machete killing

Gordon Lasley Jr. was charged with killing his parents last February.

Police report 4 vehicles stolen outside same fitness center

Two other car thefts were reported Wednesday morning.

U.S., Cuba changes could have impact on Iowa economy

Iowans have already traveling to Cuba and doing business there.

Home invasion in Ingersoll area reported to police

A woman reported that people tried to break into her house while she was home.

Business Record: City wants to cut down 63 bat trees

The trees are located in the new Kettlestone development.

UPDATED: More Iowa theaters will not be showing this film

Another theater chain serving Iowa just dropped the movie.

President Obama commutes Iowa woman's sentence

The president also pardoned 12 convicts for a variety of offenses.

Girl hit by car walking home from school Tuesday

The crash was reported just a block from her school.

Man takes plea deal in girlfriend's son's death

Prosecutors originally charged Reed with first-degree murder.

New movie theater/brewhouse opens at Merle Hay Mall

Flix Brewhouse officially opened this afternoon.

New Java Joe's location coming soon

It's the third store location for Joe's.

Walmart giving 3 Iowa food pantries $20,000

The money will help pay for renovations and new equipment.

Former employee accused of stealing $300,000 from school

The theft was first reported after an internal review of vendors.

Students give back to fellow classmates after tragedy

Now living without both of their parents, two sisters are the focus of a community fundraising campaign.

Christmas gifts grabbed by burglar who left all lights on

A woman came home to find her door open and all the lights in the house on.

Man found with gunshot wound to the head

Police say the men consumed alcohol and started wrestling just before the shooting.

Here's when you can tour new downtown Wellmark YMCA

The old YMCA location will close on Friday.

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