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'Cops' crews wrap up work in Des Moines

desmoinesregister.com — For 10 weeks this summer, two camera crews from the popular "Cops" television show followed Des Moines police officers around the capital, capturing on tape a high-speed chase, a homicide investigation and other police work. The crews left Des Moines over the weekend, and whether they will be allowed to return for a fifth time will most likely be thoroughly discussed by city officials.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Katkling: 'Cops' crews just left Des Moines after spending 10 weeks filming the city's "bad boys, bad boys" (and girls). dmreg.co/1pCjOZd

Sep 02, 2014

Will "Cops" crew that chased "bad boys, bad boys" in Des Moines return? Esp. after Omaha death? dmreg.co/1pCjOZd via @Katkling #crime

The Register’s Editorial: State needs tougher vaccination exemptions

desmoinesregister.com — Children cannot pick their parents. Some are raised by adults who choose to turn their backs on science, history, the entire global medical community and state law on the importance of vaccines in protecting and saving lives. Though Iowa law requires children to be immunized against eight diseases before entering school, parents can easily get around this requirement.
Sep 02, 2014

.@DMRegister editorial: Iowa should make it harder for families to obtain vaccination exemptions, which have tripled. dmreg.co/1ubIdo1

Hicks: Kemin's Nelson sees growth in China

desmoinesregister.com — Des Moines-based Kemin Industries sees China as potentially its biggest market, and its top executive is here to help win it over. President Chris Nelson is visiting China for the fifth time this year. He's meeting with his China team this week to develop strategies for the company, which sells both feed for animals and food ingredients for human use here.
Sep 02, 2014

In Shanghai: Opportunities, like skyscrapers, are plentiful 4 Iowa's Kemin Industries @LynnHicks reports from China. ow.ly/AZ1hn

5 districts key to Iowa House chamber control

desmoinesregister.com — Four districts with retiring incumbents are the most likely battlegrounds in this year's contest over control of the Iowa House. The districts - three in eastern Iowa and another in the far west - are nearly evenly split between Democratic and Republican voters. And without an incumbent in the race, neither party has an obvious advantage.

Peterson: Cyclones can't afford to play without Farniok

desmoinesregister.com — AMES, Ia. -- Welcome to Football 101: The Center. We assemble today to tell you why this position is the most important on a football team - or at least the 0-1 Iowa State football team. Or, to be even more accurate: Why Tom Farniok is the guy this team can least afford to lose.
Sep 02, 2014

Randy Peterson: What makes center Tom Farniok the #cyclones' most important player? ow.ly/AYMwx

Mobile speed camera locations this week

desmoinesregister.com — Des Moines' five fixed red-light cameras and a fixed speed camera on Interstate Highway 235 are always in operation; its mobile speed camera is not usually operated on weekends. For information on Windsor Heights' locations, follow @WHPolice on Twitter or go to facebook.com/WHgtsPolice. Below are Des Moines' and Polk County's mobile speed camera locations this week.
Sep 02, 2014

Happy Tuesday, #DSM. Make sure to check out the mobile radar locations for the rest of this week: dmreg.co/1rKAlft #dmtraffic