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CAR CRASH: One Person Dies

One person was killed in a crash on Interstate 35/80 this afternoon.

It happened in the southbound lanes near the University Avenue Bridge around five Friday evening.

Crews were still on scene late this evening removing one of the vehicles.

The Des Moines Register reports one person was killed and four others taken to the hospital.

Police haven’t released the names of those involved in the crash.

FORGERY SCHEME: More Arrests, More Warrants

Des Moines police are making progress on a forgery case involving more than 25 suspects.

The case began in January when several law enforcement agencies in Polk County received reports of multiple forged checks at local banks. The investigation showed payment checks had been stolen from Crystal Clear Water in Des Moines on January 12th.

Police say the suspects re-printed the checks with different dollar amounts and different payees and then cashed them. So far, nearly $100,000 has been netted in the scheme.

Warrants were issued for 14 suspects at the end of January and police say they have four of those people in custody. Morice Jones, Karlos Goldman Jr., Garry Bragg, and Karol Mensink have all been arrested.

HEALING HELP: Valentines For Victims

Valentine’s Day is a little less than a week away, and students at one area school are already getting ready.

Students at St. Anthony’s School in Des Moines made cards this week. But, these aren’t for friends and family, these are valentines for victims. They also collected items like toys, food and other goodies to put in decorated boxes.

The students gave the valentines to families who lost loved ones in violent crimes this year at a special celebration of life mass Friday morning.

Channel 13’s Megan Reuther will share the lesson the students learned from the program on the Channel 13 News at Five Friday.

TRIAL SET: Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

The first degree murder trial of a Waterloo man police say shot and killed a Des Moines man has been set for April.

Twenty-seven-year-old Anthony Gardner was visiting Waterloo on December 22nd, 2012 when he was killed. His body was found on the front porch of 27-year-old Orlando Moore, Jr.’s home.

Witnesses told police the two had argued before Gardner was shot. He was taken into custody the morning of the shooting for probation violations and later charged with Gardner’s murder.

Moore was in Black Hawk County court Thursday where he entered a not guilty plea. KWWL reports his attorney demanded speedy trial rights.

Moore’s trial has been set for April 9th.

FARMER'S MARKET: Start Date Announced

FARMER'S MARKET: Start Date Announced

In the cold winter months, many metro residents will be pining for the summer warmth and the Downtown Farmer’s market that comes with it.

With three months to go until the recently announced May 4th start, the Downtown Community Alliance has announced that this year, Iowa Health – Des Moines will partner the season until it’s last outing on October 26th.

RECORD STORM: Metro Flights Affected

More than 23 million people across New England woke up to a blizzard warning Friday and are preparing for what could be one of the worst snow storms on record.

The storm has already affected at least one flight going east at the Des Moines International airport as of Friday morning.

The 6.27 a.m. flight to Newark, New Jersey was canceled.

So far it’s the only flight but if you’re flying Friday, check with your airline before leaving for the airport to make sure the flight is still on time.

You can also check out flight delay and cancellation information on the Des Moines International Airport’s website.

DOWNTOWN BIKING: Upgrades For Bicyclists

The effort to make Des Moines a more bike friendly city is taking a new turn.

More and more Iowans are using bikes as another way to get around town. Now the city of Des Moines says it wants to connect the dots between recreational areas and downtown businesses.

“I save money, I commute, I can’t think of a better way to get from one point to another,” says biker Bill Lorenz.

The Iowa Department of Transportation gave the Downtown Bicycle Facility Project a $240,000 grant. The money will be used to improve streets, making them safer for bikers.