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Latest Polk County Trials News
Parents Arrested Again in Child Abuse Case
ALTOONA, Iowa — An Altoona couple, accused of child neglect and drug activity, is back in the Polk County Jail. Police booked the parents on pre-trial release violations, after both tested positive for marijuana. The Des Moines Register recently obtained court records on the couple, that show the shocking conditions their two young children had been living in. 25 year-old Christopher Whitfield ...
March 16 2015
Police Say Homicide Investigation was Straightforward
Des Moines, Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa — A pair of brothers are at the center of city’s first homicide investigation of the year. Des Moines Police booked Frank Turner, 33, into the Polk County Jail for first degree murder. Authorities say he stabbed his half-brother, 29–year–old Tad Foster, late Wednesday night on Des Moines’ east side. He later […]
March 11 2015
Court petitioned to liquidate CoOportunity Health
Iowa Commissioner Nick Gerhart filed a petition with the Polk County District Court on Thursday, seeking the liquidation of not-for-profit health insurer CoOportunity Health. The health co-op was set up with $146 million in federal funds under the Affordable Care Act and was licensed to do business in 2013. State regulators took control of CoOportunity at the end of December. CoOportunity had ...
February 24 2015
Polk County People in Medicine (Feb. 3)
Lynn DeVries, family nurse practitioner with a master of science in nursing from the University of Tampa, is joining Lakeland OB-GYN/Women's Care Florida. She earned her master's in 2014 and earned her bachelor of science in nursing in 2007 from Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa. She worked as an operating room circulator from August 2008 to August 2014 at Largo Medical Center-Florida Knee and ...
February 19 2015
REPLAY: What Do You Need to Know About The Flu?
Worried about the flu as you kids head back to school and day care centers this week?Nola Aigner of the Polk County Health Department and Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, answered questions about the flu in a chat hosted by The Des Moines Register. Replay of the conversation below.
January 11 2015
No Serious Injuries in 25 Car Pileup on I-80
POLK COUNTY, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol says zero visibility in snowy conditions led to a 25 car pileup on Interstate 80 near Altoona yesterday afternoon. Five people were taken to the hospital with what are described as non-life threatening injuries. “You don’t usually see a 25 car pileup, but with the early arrival of the snow, people leaving work early, I think that’s what caused a lot more ...
January 11 2015
Iowa Teenager Dies Days After Flu Symptoms Appear
  REDFIELD, Iowa — The Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office says since early November, they’ve listed influenza as the cause of death on seven death certificates. Two of those were children. However, the Iowa Department of Public Health says it is working to confirm three primary reports of flu deaths of people under the age of 18. Fourteen-year–old Amber Gray loved reading and drawing ...
January 06 2015
CoOportunity Health taken over by state
Davenport, iowa
Citing its ailing financial condition, a Polk County judge has appointed the state insurance commissioner to assume management of CoOportunity Health, one of the two companies that have been selling coverage statewide on the Affordable Care Act's online insurance marketplace in Iowa.
January 02 2015
Teen Awaiting Trial for His Infant’s Death Back in Jail
DES MOINES, Iowa — The teen awaiting trial for allegedly killing his infant son is back behind bars Friday. Drew Weehler-Smith, 18, faces first degree murder and child endangerment charges. In April, police say 4-month-old Gabriel McFarland died from abusive head trauma while in the care of Weehler-Smith. Police say because Weehler-Smith turned 18 Friday he has been sent back to the Polk County ...
November 15 2014
First cases of flu confirmed
DES MOINES — Flu season is underway, with state officials announcing confirmed cases of the flu in Henry, Johnson and Polk counties Tuesday. While flu activity is at a low level right now, identifying the first flu cases of the season indicates the virus is circulating, the Iowa Department of Public Health said. Activity generally peaks from January to March, but cases can occur as late as May ...
October 21 2014
Suspect in Grimes Homicide Gets New Trial Date
DES MOINES, Iowa – A new trial date has been set for the man accused of killing a Grime man in May. David Moffitt, 26, of Pleasant Hill, had been scheduled to stand trial on August 25 on a first-degree murder charge. Moffit is accused of fatally shooting Justin Michael, 30, in Grimes home on May 8. According to The Des Moines Register, Moffit appeared for a pre-trial conference at the Polk ...
July 25 2014
Trial Date Set in Grimes Murder Case
POLK COUNTY, Iowa – A judge has set a trial date for a Pleasant Hill man accused of murdering his co-worker. David Moffit will stand trial August 25th accused of killing Justin Michael. Michael was shot to death in his Grimes home on May 8th. Police have not released a motive for the murder. Michael […]
July 03 2014
Fire Destroys Industrial Warehouse in Polk County, Four Firefighters Injured
POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Three firefighters were injured while battling an industrial warehouse fire in Saylor Township, located just outside Des Moines, on Saturday. A passerby reported the fire at 1863 NE 54th Avenue at about 8:40 a.m. Saturday. More than half a dozen area fire departments responded to the scene. Officials said that the fire was under control at about 12 p.m. and extinguished by 2 ...
June 26 2014
Suspect Charged in Grimes Homicide Case Pleads Not Guilty
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Pleasant Hill man charged with murder said he’s not guilty of the crime. David Moffitt, 26, entered a written plea in Polk County Court Monday. RELATED: Man Charged in Grimes Homicide Moffitt is accused of killing Justin Michael, 30, on May 8 at his Grimes home. The two worked together, but police haven’t released any information on a possible motive in the case. At this ...
June 25 2014
Suspected Charged in Grimes Homicide Case Pleads Not Guilty
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Pleasant Hill man charged with murder said he’s not guilty of the crime. David Moffitt, 26, entered a written plea in Polk County Court Monday. RELATED: Man Charged in Grimes Homicide Moffitt is accused of killing Justin Michael, 30, on May 8 at his Grimes home. The two worked together, […]
June 24 2014
Not Guilty Plea in Grimes Man’s Murder
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Pleasant Hill man charged with murder says he’s not guilty of the crime. Twenty-six-year-old David Moffitt entered a written plea in Polk County Court Monday. Moffitt is accused of killing 30-year-old Justin Michael on May 8th at his Grimes home. The two worked together, but police haven’t released any information […]
June 24 2014
David Flores Set to Return to Court
Des Moines, Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines man accused of running from police for the last 8-months will be back in Polk County Court Tuesday. A bounty hunter tracked down David Flores in Phoenix, Arizona last month. He was wanted on domestic abuse, willfull injury and false imprisonment charges. Police say Flores attacked his girlfriend and held her against her will last September. He’s accused of ...
June 14 2014
Students pack 9,100 meals to help fight hunger
Southeast Polk students packaged 9,100 meals for local food programs May 16 at the high school. The program was organized by student Nettie Payne, left, who worked with Outreach, a group dedicated to providing safe water, food, medical care and education locally and abroad.
June 10 2014
Man arrested in fatal shooting in Grimes - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
GRIMES, Iowa (AP) - A 26-year-old man has been arrested in the slaying of a Grimes man. Authorities say David Moffitt, of Pleasant Hill, is charged with first-degree murder. Polk County Jail records say Moffitt remained in custody on Friday, pending $500,000 bail.
May 09 2014
DRUG DEATHS: Witnesses Called In Doctor’s Trial
The first trial of its kind in Iowa got underway Wednesday morning in Polk County with opening statements. Dr. Daniel...
April 25 2014
DRUG DEATH: Opening Statements In Doctor’s Trial
The first trial of its kind in Iowa got underway Wednesday morning in Polk County with opening statements. Dr. Daniel...
April 16 2014
Broadlawns vies for patients with increased marketing
Polk County's public hospital, which is facing new pressures to compete for patients, is cranking up its marketing efforts.
March 17 2014
Around the Metro: Supervisors praise bond referendums
Polk County supervisors on Tuesday praised residents for approving two bond referendums over the past two years for conservation projects and improvements to the county's court system.
March 14 2014
Broadlawns wants to expand mental services
Polk County's public hospital is asking state legislators for $6 million to help expand its psychiatric services, including adding inpatient beds for people going through mental crises.
March 10 2014
After second trial, Iowa man gets life in death of ex-wife’s lover
Vernon Huser continued to claim his innocence Tuesday as Judge Glenn Pille sentenced him to life in prison. A Polk County  jury convicted him of first-degree murder last December.
February 26 2014
District judge orders Iowa Juvenile Home to reopen
Polk County District Court Judge Scott Rosenberg on Wednesday ordered the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo to be reopened by the state. The IJH, a home for at-risk girls, was closed by Gov. Terry Branstad and the Department of Human Services Jan.
February 24 2014
Judge orders Iowa Juvenile Home reopened; state responds
A Polk County District Court judge has ordered the state reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo on Wednesday.
February 16 2014
Ruling to reopen Juvenile Home called '100 percent win' by supporters
IOWA JUVENILE HOME: A Polk County District Court judge, in an unprecedented move, ruled today against Gov. Terry Branstad and ordered the state of Iowa to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home. 13 photos: A look inside the Iowa Juvenile Home Previous coverage: Register's investigation at the Iowa Juvenile Home
February 10 2014
Trial for alleged Wasike attacker continued to May
A Des Moines teen's trial on first-degree robbery charges stemming from a brutal carjacking last year has been delayed until May, said Polk County Attorney John Sarcone on Friday.
February 10 2014
Polk developing mental health center
Polk County is working to open a crisis center soon for people who need help with mental health issues but don't need hospitalization and shouldn't be taken to jail.
February 10 2014
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