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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Des Moines.

Friday
Aug292014

Boone Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Story County

(BOONE, Iowa) -- A Boone man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Story County on Thursday evening.

The Story County Sheriff's Office said Benjamin Parsons was riding a motorcycle westbound on Highway 30 when the vehicle ran off the road and entered a ditch around 7:40 p.m.

Parsons was thrown from the motorcycle.

Parsons, 52, was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


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Friday
Aug292014

Rising Raccoon River Causes Flooding Concern

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- At least one roadway in Des Moines was closed Friday, as rising water in the Raccoon River caused some concern about flooding among city officials.

Officials said as of Friday morning the water level in the river was approximately 11' 5", just under the 12' flood stage mark. Officials expected that by around 7 p.m. Friday, the river would crest at 14' 3".

The city has closed George Flagg Pkwy. from SW 30th Street to Park Avenue as a result.


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Friday
Aug292014

State Patrol Investigating Collision in Worth County

(WORTH COUNTY, Iowa) -- Authorities are investigating a Thursday crash in Worth County.

The Iowa State Patrol says two cars collided on Highway 65.

One person, 53-year-old Valentina Stevens, was hospitalized to be treated for injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Learn All About the New "Bachelor," Iowa Native Chris Soules

(LAMONT, Iowa) -- He may not have found a lasting romance with Andi Dorfman, but next season on The Bachelor, Chris Soules, a farmer from Lamont, is hoping to find his true love.

For those who aren't familiar with Soules, here is a quick cheat sheet:

Hobbies: A farmer by trade, Soules also loves camping, country music, and sports. When asked about his favorite movies, he named Rudy, and he also said the one person he'd most like to meet for lunch would be Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

His Dream Woman: On his Bachelorette profile, Soules described his type as "slender, athletic, beautiful" and "funny, smart." He added that he loves when a date "can hold an amazing conversation."

His Dating Style: Soules was one of the most romantic suitors on Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette. Not only did he write her secret admirer love letters, but he also had "Chris Loves Andi" printed on a flag and flown across the sky.

His Future Aspirations:
Soules has no intention of abandoning his life on the farm, and is looking for a woman who would embrace his Iowa lifestyle. He also would like to have four to six kids.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Boil Advisory for Pikes Peak State Park Lifted

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- A boil advisory that was issued last week for Pikes Peak State Park has been lifted.

The advisory went into effect last Friday after the campground distribution system was hooked on to a new well.

On Wednesday, the Department of Natural Resources announced that the boil advisory had been lifted after water samples tested clean for bacteria.


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