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Local News From KCCI

The latest local news headlines from KCCI News Channel 8.

SUV disappears inside office during crash

This is what rescue crews found when the arrived at the scene ...

Police: Bullets hit house, car, tree

Police believe the shots early Thursday morning may have been from a drive-by shooting.

Iowa regents to consider restructuring departments

A consultant is expected to release plans detailing how Iowa's three public universities could cut costs.

Construction crew uncovers Civil War cannonball

Authorities say the solid lead sphere discovered Wednesday had no explosive power.

Vandals strike outdoor piano

The new outdoor pianos in downtown Des Moines almost made it through their first summer without vandalism until last weekend.

Day care owner gets 4 days in jail

An Iowa woman charged with restraining children in car seats at her in-home day care has been sentenced to four days in jail.

Teen to plead insanity in brother's death

An Iowa teen charged with murdering his 5-year-old foster brother plans to use an insanity defense when his case goes to trial this month.

Lawmakers review water safety procedures following Ellingson death

Four weeks after a jury ruled Brandon Ellingson's death an accident, Missouri lawmakers are reviewing water patrol procedures and the state's decision to merge the highway and water patrols.

Commuters snake around 3-vehicle crash on I-235

The vehicles blocked the center two lanes.

Fatal school fight captured on school surveillance cameras

A 17-year-old student died two days after the fight.

What questions should KCCI ask Staci Appel, David Young?

The debate will be carried live Monday on KCCI-TV and KCCI.com.

Have you tried them yet? Pumpkin Spice Oreos!!

They are already in Iowa stores.

Handcuffed Iowan's death could lead to state patrol change

Brandon Ellingson died when during an arrest in Missouri.

Holiday postal jobs to pay $10.50, $14.03, $15.26

The jobs run from mid November into early January.

County tries again to get badly needed buildings approved

Public meetings on the ballot propositions are planned.

After 2 days, woman crawls up slope to road

She is now in the hospital.

Investigation finds $241K in cash withdrawn on 135 occasions

A report on the special investigation was released Wednesday.

Another child dies from respiratory virus, spread continues

The virus is behind a spike in harsh respiratory illnesses in children.

Poker players sue Iowa State Patrol over traffic stop

The men had more than $100,000 in the car when they were stopped.

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