Fire Marshall seizes over two tons of illegal fireworks in Des Moines

Fire Marshall seizes over two tons of illegal fireworks in Des Moines

The State Fire Marshal’s Office seized an illegal shipment of fireworks in Des Moines this week, including artillery shells, cakes, fountains, and aerials with an estimated wholesale value of over $9,000. An... [Read more]


Beware drivers: City of Des Moines will be installing three new red light cameras

Beware drivers: City of Des Moines will be installing three new red light cameras

The City of Des Moines announced Thursday (Sept. 29) that it plans on installing red light photo enforcement cameras and begin issuing violations at three intersections starting Nov. 1. The city will... [Read more]


PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #69 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

PODCAST: Burglar caught on camera; Jack Mayne on paid parking & more…

Here’s episode #68 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

PODCAST: Man shot, killed at motel; Jack Mayne on airport noise & more…

Here’s episode #66 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


Two shot, one killed in shooting at SeaTac Motel Wednesday night

Two shot, one killed in shooting at SeaTac Motel Wednesday night

King County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday night, Aug. 31, around 10 p.m. at the Motel 6 in the 18900 block of 47th Ave S. (map below). Deputies initially... [Read more]


Pokémon Go signs posted at Marina; Facebook page & letter sent out to players

Pokémon Go signs posted at Marina; Facebook page & letter sent out to players

As many of Readers know, the Pokémon Go game craze continues in Des Moines, especially around the Marina and Beach Park. Dozens, sometimes hundreds of “Trainers” (aka Players) continue to... [Read more]


FOLLOWUP: Girls’ Lemonade Stand brings in over $4,000 for Police

FOLLOWUP: Girls’ Lemonade Stand brings in over $4,000 for Police

As we previously reported, Natalie & Lilah Nutting – daughters of Des Moines Councilmember Jeremy Nutting – hosted a Lemonade Stand Fundraiser to raise funds for the Des Moines Police Foundation... [Read more]


PODCAST: Des Moines grapples with Pokémon Go craze, weather & more

PODCAST: Des Moines grapples with Pokémon Go craze, weather & more

Here’s episode #65 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


City of Des Moines releases statement on Pokémon Go craze

City of Des Moines releases statement on Pokémon Go craze

The City of Des Moines released the following statement on Thursday, Aug. 25 about the Pokémon Go craze that’s been affecting both the marina and Beach Park, still citing the game as having a... [Read more]


No ban, but concerns over Pokémon Go players in Des Moines; plus, take our Poll

No ban, but concerns over Pokémon Go players in Des Moines; plus, take our Poll

A large group of Pokémon Go players congregate in the crowded marina parking lot and pier around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2016 (click image to see larger version). Photo by Diane Towne. By Jack Mayne &... [Read more]


PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #64 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


Lemonade Stand Fundraiser for Police Foundation is from 1-4 p.m. TODAY

Lemonade Stand Fundraiser for Police Foundation is from 1-4 p.m. TODAY

Natalie & Lilah Nutting are hosting a Lemonade Stand Fundraiser to raise money for the Des Moines Police Foundation TODAY – Monday, Aug. 15th – from 1-4 p.m. at 20819 4th Ave S., Des Moines, 98198... [Read more]


PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

Here’s episode #63 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #62 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #60 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #59 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]


Drone operator gets stung by bees during Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

Drone operator gets stung by bees during Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

On Monday night, during Des Moines’ July 4th celebration – while crowds were gathering – a small drone was seen and heard flying just inside the entrance to the beach park. Des Moines Police... [Read more]


REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines, along with Police Department, would like to remind everyone that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030 Fireworks... [Read more]