XBOX ONE: Xbox is seeking to stay ahead of rivals in announcing that new content that can be downloaded for the popular "Call of Duty" game will launch first on Xbox One.
OKLAHOMA TORNADO: Attorney General Tom Miller cautioned that there are some con artists and fraudulent organizations who will try to use the tragedy to exploit Iowans, by diverting money meant for the victims and repairs to their own use.
The West Des Moines school board narrowed down its choices for an interim superintendent at a meeting Monday night and Wednesday interviews with the finalists will be done.
The candidates are Hillside Elementary principal Dr. Robert Davis and associate superintendent Dr. Lisa Remy. The two will be interviewed during a special meeting Wednesday morning.
The employees were the only internal candidates who submitted a statement of interest to the board. Two former employees also expressed interest but they did not get interviews.
The board is seeking an interim superintendent after it cancelled Dr. Peter Ansingh’s contract on May 9th. There was still a year remaining on his contract when it was terminated.
The suspect handed the teller a note demanding money and the teller complied, police said. The suspect fled and a witness later reported seeing the suspect climb into the trunk of a car parked in a nearby alley.
Drake University is hosting a retirement reception for a Bulldog icon Tuesday.
Dolph Pulliam is retiring after 24 years with the university. Pulliam attended Drake in the 60s, and was part of the basketball team that placed third in the NCAA tournament
He stayed in Des Moines and became a news broadcaster. Following that he took on the role of marketing and promotions director for Drake Athletics, before transitioning into his role as director of community outreach and development.
He also called the home Bulldog basketball games.
Pulliam retires at the end of the school year.
Drake is holding a retirement reception at 2:30 p.m. at the Olmstead Center.
More than 150 veterans from Jasper County are spending Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to tour the memorials dedicated in their honor.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the memorials, I’ve been there once to D.C. when I was in the military back in the 50′s, but I’m sure there’s been a lot of improvements made to the memorials that were there and others have been built,” says Navy veteran Gordon Anderson.
The Freedom Flight took off around 5:30 Tuesday morning from the Des Moines International Airport. Veterans from all over Jasper County representing World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War arrived in coach buses.
They got quite a send-off, with people clapping and waving flags inside of the airport.
They’re expected to return Tuesday night at 10:30.
We definitely have more clouds over Central Iowa today, but we’re also enjoying a break from severe storms. Skies will remain mostly cloudy through the evening with temperatures ranging from the low 70s to upper 60s. The winds will be breezy from the southwest. There may be a few light showers by early morning and lows in the 50s.
Wednesday remains mainly cloudy with cool daytime highs in the 60s and isolated showers.
Our next chance of storms is Saturday.
Our job is to come in and supplement not supplant existing facilities. Do it efficiently and get out, one member said. The longer we're there the more it's hurting their economy - if we're there people aren't working.
Des Moines police say they’ve arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank on Monday and say he’s also the same person who robbed a different bank in April.
Officers arrested 30-year-old Beau Peterson overnight with the help of Ankeny police.
Peterson was found at a hotel in Ankeny and brought back to the Des Moines Police Department.
He’s charged with two counts of first degree robbery.
Police say he robbed the West Bank on East Euclid Monday around 1:30 p.m. They say he showed a gun, and took money. Police say Peterson dropped $2,000 in the parking lot before he got into a car and drove away.
Police say an interview with Peterson led them to believe he also robbed the Community State Bank on East 33rd on April 23rd.
IOWA LEGISLATURE: Legislative leaders are making progress on resolving differences over education reform, health care for uninsured Iowans and other key issues as they push for adjournment of the 2013 Iowa legislative session, Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal said Tuesday.
IOWA ECONOMY: Iowa ranked 10th highest in a national study looking at how government policies work to improve the economic security of workers, families and retirees. But the group warned that no state performed well.
Officials say the man that allegedly abducted two girls from Dayton Monday is dead of an apparent suicide, but one of the girls is still missing.
Law enforcement says 42-year-old Michael Klunder lured a 12-year-old girl and 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard into his truck Monday just before 4:00 p.m. Monday by offering them jobs mowing lawn.
Klunder, who lives and works in the Dayton area, took the girls to a hog farm in the area of 105 St. and I Ave., just southeast of Dayton. Around 4:30 p.m., the 12-year-old girl was able to escape and run to a nearby farmhouse for help. The owner of the farm house says the girl was barefoot, covered in cuts, and crying.
Officials say around 8:00 p.m. Monday they found Michael Klunder’s body. Police sources tell Channel 13 he committed suicide by hanging himself.
According to Iowa’s Sex Offender Registry, Michael Klunder was convicted of third degree kidnapping in 1992, when he was 20-years-old.
As of a 4:00 p.m. news conference by the DCI Tuesday, Kathlynn Shepard had not been found. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and a Minnesota Vikings hat. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and stands 5’6″ tall and weighs 160 pounds.
Officials and volunteers are searching a 75 to 100 square mile area in Webster, Boone, and Hamilton counties. Airplanes and K-9s are also assisting in the search.
DCI officials say they are hopeful Kathlynn will be found alive.
Additional volunteers are not needed at this time but may be needed in the future. If you would like to help, contact Webster County Emergency Management at 515-573-1410.
Viewers of KFOR-TV sent in hundreds of photos of the tornado that moved through Moore, Oklahoma and the surrounding area.
During large weather events the internet is filled with old, wrong, and sometimes even fake photos claiming to be of whatever storm is in the news.
Here are 10 photos confirmed to be of the actual tornado impacting the Moore, Oklahoma area on May 20th, courtesy of KFOR.com.
1: A classic view of the ‘Elephant Trunk’ tornado shape seen by many:
2: Lowering clouds and a dramatic sky surround the storm:
3: Another view of the ‘Elephant Trunk’ as it moves into populated areas:
4: A dramatic view of the storm moving through a neighborhood:
5: In this view you can really see how tightly wound up the storm is and how much debris there is at the base:
6: At it’s peak, the storm was around two miles wide; seen in this photo:
7: Cameras from KFOR-TV captured the storm live as it moved through the area:
8: In this view from early in the storm, you can see the tight rotation at the base:
9: This is a dramatic view of the storm moving through a subdivision, doing damage to homes just blocks away from where the photo is being taken:
10: And finally, a view that again shows how wide this storm was – you can clearly make out the base of the tornado and see a large area of debris it’s picking up and swirling around the base:
For continuing live and on-demand coverage of this story visit KFOR-TV Newschannel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK.
IOWA BANK ROBBERIES: Police arrested an Altoona man in the robberies of two banks, including the West Bank robbed Monday.
MISSING DAYTON GIRL: Kathlynn Shepard, 15, has been missing since Monday afternoon, when she and another juvenile were abducted after accepting a ride from a stranger, police said.
MOORE, OKLAHOMA TORNADO PHOTOS: Emergency crews combed the sticks and rubble remains of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday morning less than a day after a massive tornado slammed through the community, flattening homes and demolishing an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.
The medical examiner has confirmed 24 people died in Monday’s devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. The information was released at a Tuesday morning news conference.
Of the dead, nine were children. Seven of those kids were found at Plaza Towers Elementary, which was leveled when the two-mile wide tornado struck Monday afternoon as children were still in school.
The tornado was on the ground for about 40 minutes and left a 22-mile path of destruction in its wake.
Officials say the number of fatalities from the storm is expected to rise as emergency crews continue to search through the rubble, hoping to find survivors.
Hundreds of people were also injured as the twister razed neighborhoods and dropped debris.
President Obama gave disaster declarations to Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie counties making federal funding available for those affected.
OKLAHOMA TORNADO RELIEF: If Oklahoma officials need emergency aid from other states, the first place they'll call is Iowa. Any request is going to come through us, a spokeswoman from the Iowa Department of Homeland Security said.
OKLAHOMA TORNADO: Basements. Bathtubs. A horse stall. People took shelter wherever they could as a massive tornado descended on their Oklahoma communities Monday afternoon.