Four people were killed Saturday, including two Des Moines police officers, when a car driving the wrong way on the interstate struck the police car, authorities said. Listen to audio as authorities were made aware of the crash early Saturday morning.
Register sports editor Zack Creglow and reporter Tommy Birch join KXNO to talk about the NCAA Tournament, including a preview of the second-round Des Moines matchups and a deconstruction of the first-round games. The group also touches on the first-round results for Iowa and Iowa State.
Iowa State Fair Historian Shawn Head takes us on a deep dive into fair history. I also demand his honest comparison of the Iowa and Minnesota fairs. Then he explains the shiny skull that sits on his office shelf.
Connie Boesen of Des Moines moved onto the fairgrounds in sixth grade when her father became fair manager. She grew up with the fair as "just like a great big front yard." This year she celebrates 50 years as a fair food vendor -- and has all the colorful stories to show for it. She also met her husband and got married here.
Here's a new podcast series that goes behind the scenes at the Iowa State Fair like you've never heard before. In this episode we visit Turbo Charge at home on his farm, a former stud board who weighs in at more than 1,000 pounds, loves to scarf cherry pie and will compete in this year's Big Boar Contest at the fair.
We gain entry to the second floor of the Administration Building, where the Iowa State Fair Board and her majesty the Iowa State Fair Queen have their own private dorm -- complete with the morning scramble for showers and some goofy rituals.
I delve into the lives of Midway workers who tend the rides and games as they travel from town to town. One guy intends to be a master chef. One owns a record label. Another is the spitting image of Simon Pegg -- or David Spade. Step right up, step right up!