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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Des Moines.

Friday
Dec262014

Mom Jumps Through Fire to Recscue Daughter

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- A mother jumped through fire to rescue her daughter after a fire started in their home on Christmas.

Fire officials say the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, when a 15-year-old girl knocked over a gas heater in the basement of a home in the 600 block of 26th Street, according to the Des Moines Register.

The girl’s mother jumped through the fire to rescue the 15-year-old, the paper reports.

The teenager had to be treated for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported.


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Friday
Dec262014

Dubuque Gets $80,000 Grant to Reduce Air Pollution

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- The City of Dubuque has been awarded $80,000 to help cut down on air pollution.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the grant has been awarded to the city to retrofit two dump trucks and two utility trucks, in a bid to reduce diesel emissions from the city’s fleet.

High tech filters and mufflers will reportedly be added to the vehicles.


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Friday
Dec262014

Iowa & Several States Tie in Disease Outbreak Protection Ranking

(NEW YORK) -- Iowa has been ranked in the middle of the pack, among states, in terms of managing severe infectious disease threats, according to a report by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report titled, "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases," ranks states based on several indicators related to preventing, detecting, diagnosing and responding to outbreaks.

Iowa achieved 6 out of 10 possible indicators, tying with Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas.

Five states scored 8 out of 10 to top the list. They are: Maryland, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia.

Arkansas was ranked last, scoring 2 out of 10.


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Wednesday
Dec242014

Woman Arrested for Hitting Man with Baseball Bat

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- A woman was arrested for allegedly hitting a man with a baseball bat.

The Des Moines Register reports that 35-year-old Debra Fay Gardner of Des Moines is accused of striking a man with a baseball bat outside her home Monday night.

The victim went to the emergency room.

Gardner was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault with intent to inflict serious injury.


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Wednesday
Dec242014

Ankeny Holiday Tree Pickup to Start Jan. 12

(ANKENY, Iowa) -- The holiday season is in full swing, but when it's over the City of Ankeny says it'll be ready to pick up those holiday trees being tossed out.

The City's Holiday Tree Pickup will begin Jan. 12, officials said.

Ankeny residents are advised to put their holiday trees in the city street right of way or near their driveway approach by 7 a.m. Jan. 12 for pickup, free of charge.


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