Des Moines’ ‘Tip-A-Cop’ event brings in over $4,000 for Special Olympics

Des Moines’ ‘Tip-A-Cop’ event brings in over $4,000 for Special Olympics

The picture is most but not all of the afternoon group and was provided by Yvonne Nutting.   The final tally is in from the recent Tip–A–Cop event at the Des Moines Red Robin, and the total raised... [Read more]


UPDATE: Des Moines Police give update on recent mail theft arrest

UPDATE: Des Moines Police give update on recent mail theft arrest

UPDATE: On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Des Moines Police Department released the following update on a recent Mail Theft Arrest: Officers obtained and served a search warrant on the vehicle that belongs to the... [Read more]


Mail thief captured, arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning

Mail thief captured, arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning

A mail thief was captured and arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning (Oct. 21) after being reported by an alert resident in the North Hill area. Police say that early Saturday at around 5... [Read more]


‘Tip A Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics will be Saturday, Oct. 21

‘Tip A Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics will be Saturday, Oct. 21

Please join the Des Moines, Normandy Park and Port of Seattle Police Departments for ‘Tip A Cop,’ a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 21. Cops will be “serving” food (instead... [Read more]


McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

McDonald’s Manager stabs member of group that beat, threatened him Sunday

The manager of a McDonalds located in Des Moines at 22644 Pacific Highway South (map below) ended up stabbing a suspect from a group of five who had beaten and threatened him on Sunday afternoon, Sept.... [Read more]


Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

A man who fled Des Moines Police on a high speed chase on a stolen motorcycle apparently killed himself early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in Fife, police said. Police were first... [Read more]


Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

The City of Des Moines needs your help! This bronze sculpture – entitled “Beginning” by artist Sabah Al-Dhaher – was stolen recently from the Des Moines Marina Promenade: “We do... [Read more]


Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]


Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]


WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. This is the final post in our... [Read more]


WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #5 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #5 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]


WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #3 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #3 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]


WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #1 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #1 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]


Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

Paid Marina parking start went well; Police Chief says 4th of July ‘trying time’

By Jack Mayne The first day of paid parking at the Des Moines Marina went well, with about 1,200 tickets sold Thursday (July 6), but that number does not include marina tenants or those who have a... [Read more]


New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]


REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone – as outlined in the City of Des Moines Municipal Code below – that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of... [Read more]


Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

Des Moines City Council objects to new airport passenger holding structure

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city government is questioning a large new traveler holding room at the south end of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because city residents are constantly challenged by noise... [Read more]


UPDATE: Vincent G. Duque, 72-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Vincent G. Duque, 72-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Vincent “Gerry” Duque, the missing endangered person we posted a ‘Silver Alert’ about earlier has been located and is safe! Police say he was actually found prior to the Silver... [Read more]


SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

SCAM ALERT: King County Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty phone call scam

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves... [Read more]


Des Moines Court faces increased case load from city’s red light cameras

Des Moines Court faces increased case load from city’s red light cameras

By Jack Mayne Judge Lisa Leone – in her second state of the city court address on May 11 – said the mission of the court is to provide fair, impartial and timely administration of justice while being... [Read more]