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The latest local news headlines from KCCI News Channel 8.

Corporate executive shakes up Hawkeye presidential search

Since his surprise candidacy was announced Monday.

Company's expansion involves 150 jobs in West Des Moines

The jobs were just announced on Wednesday.

This war zone looking lot is focus for downtown development

Crews continue to work on tearing down the building.

Man accidentally kills himself while taking selfie with gun

Investigators say Smith was taking pictures of himself and a cousin holding the weapon.

43 Iowa jobs lost when plant closes

The closing is expected this month.

Woman charged with OWI after crash into tree with 6-year-old

Police said the driver initially refused to take an alcohol breath test.

Fox New anchor sues toy company over plastic hamster's name

The anchor says the toy may even resemble her.

Woman robber wearing gloves hands clerk handwritten note

The cashier said she was working in the freezer when she heard the front door open.

Nursing home resident killed as pickup crashes through wall

The pickup hit a minivan before the nursing home.

New warning to everyone with a baby monitor

Video baby monitors are very popular with many parents.

Tips for navigating the new KCCI app!

Here are a few tips for finding your way around all the new features and familiar news and weather coverage you've come to expect from KCCI.

Man arrested in standoff pleads not guilty to abduction

An Iowa man arrested after an armed standoff with officers has pleaded not guilty to a kidnapping charge.

Schools implement new lighting in classrooms to help students

The Des Moines School District has implemented a new lighting system in hopes of helping students perform better in school.

Iowa man, 19, charged in woman’s death

The woman was found outdoors with facial injuries. She died later at a hospital.

Boy, 10, dies in ATV incident

A 10-year-old boy has died after an all-terrain vehicle rolled on top of him.

Police release name of man killed by train

Authorities have released the name of a 23-year-old man who died after being struck by a train.

Des Moines Bishop: 'We're with women. We're understanding.'

The Pope's decision to allow priests to absolve the "sin of abortion" doesn't mean anything new for priests under the Des Moines Diocese.

Staffing dispute heats up between firefighters, city leaders

A staffing controversy is heating up between Des Moines firefighters and city leaders.

Mark your calendar – rare ‘Supermoon’ total lunar eclipse this month

A rare astronomical event will glamorize the night sky this month for the first time in more than 30 years. 

Officials: Emerald ash borer now in 28 counties

The discovery means the insect has been confirmed in 28 Iowa counties.

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