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Latest Polk County Trials News
DRUG DEATH: Opening Statements In Doctor’s Trial
Iowa
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
Iowa
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
Iowa
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
Iowa
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
Iowa
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
Iowa
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
Iowa
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
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
Iowa
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
Iowa
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
Polk County looks into mental health crisis center - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Polk County wants to open a mental health crisis center that supporters say would be the first of its kind in Iowa. The center would focus on people that have mental health issues but don't need hospitalization and shouldn't be taken to jail.
February 10 2014
Polk County looks into mental health crisis center
Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Polk County wants to open a mental health crisis center for people who they believe don't need hospitalization and shouldn't be taken to jail. Supporters say the center for individuals with mental health issues would be the first of its kind in Iowa, ...
February 10 2014
Union, lawmakers sue to block closure of Iowa Juvenile Home
Iowa
The head of Iowa’s largest state employees’ union and four Democratic state lawmakers on Thursday filed a lawsuit seeking to block plans by Republican Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration to close the troubled Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. The lawsuit filed in Polk County District Court against Branstad and Charles Palmer, director of the state Department [...]
January 20 2014
Polk Co. inmate dies at Iowa City hospital of liver cancer
Iowa
An inmate serving a sentence for robbery has died at an Iowa City hospital.
January 14 2014
GUILTY VERDICT: Huser Convicted Of Murder
Iowa
A Polk County jury has found Vernon Huser guilty of first degree murder. The jury reached its decision Thursday morning...
January 14 2014
Polk County jury finds Huser guilty of first-degree murder
Iowa
An Ankeny man once again faces a life sentence in prison after a Polk County jury today found him guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his ex-wife's lover.
January 14 2014
Jury convicts Ankeny man of murder in 2nd trial
Iowa
A Polk County jury has again found an Ankeny man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife's lover.
December 21 2013
Jury convicts Ankeny man of murder in 2nd trial - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Polk County jury has again found an Ankeny man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife's lover. The Des Moines Register reports ( http://dmreg.co/1i5iWrB ) 66-year-old Vernon Huser was convicted Thursday in the death of Lance Morningstar, whose body was found in 2005.
December 19 2013
Des Moines teen found guilty in beating death of man
Des Moines, Iowa
A Polk County District Court jury deliberated less than three hours Tuesday before finding a Des Moines man guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Richard Daughenbaugh.
December 18 2013
Teen found guilty in Iowa beating death - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines teen has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the beating death of another man. The Des Moines Register reports ( http://dmreg.co/1hkkfjJ ) that a Polk County District Court jury deliberated less than three hours Tuesday before finding 18-year-old Kent Anthony Tyler III guilty for his role in the Aug. 25 death of 40-year-old Richard Daughenbaugh.
December 18 2013
Second murder trial for Vernon Huser goes to jury
Iowa
A jury is now considering the evidence in the second murder trial of Vernon Huser. Huser, 66, of Ankeny is accused of plotting with a hit man to kill his ex-wife's lover. He faces a first-degree murder charge in the 2004 death of Lance Morningstar, a former Polk County road worker and alleged bookmaker.
December 16 2013
Iowa man convicted of murder gets second trial

A man convicted of murder in the shooting death of his ex-wife's lover has another chance to argue his innocence after several delays in a trial that is now underway at the Polk County Courthouse.
November 18 2013
Jury finds Pierce, Hood guilty on murder and robbery charges
Des Moines, Iowa
A Polk Countyjury on Wednesday found two people guilty of murderin the death of a Des Moines man in June.
November 10 2013
Trial of 2 charged in robbery death set to begin - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
Des Moines, Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The trial of two people charged in the death of a Des Moines man is scheduled to begin in Polk County. The Des Moines Register reports ( http://dmreg.co/1dDJm1U ) 46-year-old Spencer Antowyn Pierce and 27-year-old Deanna Marie Hood are charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the June death of 35-year-old Steve Allen Harmon.
October 30 2013
Overcrowding, safety create call for change at courthouse
West Des Moines, Iowa
Close encounters between accused criminals and victims, jurors and the public happen every day inside the aging Polk County courthouse, say judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers. Concerns about safety are a major factor behind an $81 million referendum that goes before voters on Nov. 5. Video tour: See problem areas at the current courthouse Interactive: What you need to know about the ...
October 29 2013
Trial of 2 Charged in Robbery Death Set to Begin
Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The trial of two people charged in the death of a Des Moines man is scheduled to begin in Polk County.
October 28 2013
Officials: Alleged fraud tied to child care
Iowa
The Polk County sheriff's office employee who was charged Tuesday with felony fraud allegedly received more than $10,000 in state child care assistance for which she didn't qualify, state officials said Wednesday.
October 06 2013
Iowa man dies after vehicle crashes in ditch - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
Iowa
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating a one-vehicle accident that killed one Iowa man and injured another. The Polk County Sheriff's office says the accident was reported in Ankeny around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
October 06 2013
Parents charged after child taken to hospital with broken bones
Iowa
Authorities arrested the parents of a four-month-old child brought to a local hospital with multiple broken bones, officials said. The child had 14 fractured ribs, a dislocated hip, and a fractured wrist and femur, officials with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
October 06 2013
Iowa Man Dies after Vehicle Crashes in Ditch
Iowa
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating a one-vehicle accident that killed one Iowa man and injured another. The Polk County Sheriff's office says the accident was reported in Ankeny around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
October 06 2013
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