Tornado on the ground in Boone County, law enforcement confirms

Register Staff Reports Des Moines Register Published 8:26 PM EDT Oct 8, 2018 The National Weather Service in Des Moines is reporting a tornado on the ground in Boone County in central Iowa, and recommends residents there take shelter immediately. A storm likely to produce a tornado was located near Perry and was moving northeast at …

It's rained in Des Moines for the last 13 days. Is there an end in sight?

Shelby Fleig Des Moines Register Published 12:27 PM EDT Oct 8, 2018 Des Moines has recorded daily rainfall starting Sept. 25, stretching into the first weeks of October. After 13 straight days of drizzling and downpours in the city, is there an end in sight? Relief could finally come Wednesday, when a cold front will move …

Peterson's Final Thoughts: Brock Purdy's performance was something for the ages

Randy Peterson Des Moines Register Published 9:23 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 STILLWATER, Okla. — It’s hard telling where Brock Purdy’s big game Saturday ranks in Iowa State football lore.  Because he didn’t start, so let’s just say it was among the best performances by a Cyclones signal-caller. His 318 passing yards (18-for-23) was the …

Iowa State 48, No. 21 Oklahoma State 42: Here's what we learned

Tommy Birch Des Moines Register Published 8:01 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State’s season began with Kyle Kempt as the starting quarterback. When Kempt got hurt in the first game of the season, backup quarterback Zeb Noland got an opportunity to show what he could do.  Brock Purdy finally got his chance …

Peterson: True freshman QB Brock Purdy has incredible 5-touchdown showing for

Randy Peterson Des Moines Register Published 7:30 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 STILLWATER, Okla. — It was just a matter of time before Brock Purdy became Iowa State’s starting quarterback. We saw it coming. We heard whispers from behind the locked practice field. Just few people thought that time would start Saturday.  We saw why …

Iowa State freshman QB Brock Purdy tosses highlight-reel first touchdown pass

Tommy Birch Des Moines Register Published 6:37 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State true freshman quarterback Brock Purdy’s first career touchdown pass is something he’ll certainly never forget.  And it’s something most Iowa State fans will likely always remember.  Purdy danced around a defender and then unloaded a 21-yard touchdown pass to …

UNI football: What we learned from No. 1 North Dakota State's runaway win over

Dargan Southard Des Moines Register Published 5:47 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 CEDAR FALLS, Ia. — Based on recent history, it’d be hard to write a more on-brand Northern Iowa-North Dakota State script than what unfolded Saturday. The Panthers, bolstered by a solid crowd full of a juice, came out swinging. No. 1 was wounded …

Iowa State star running back David Montgomery will miss Oklahoma State game

Tommy Birch Des Moines Register Published 2:58 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 STILLWATER, Okla. — Iowa State’s struggling offense will likely be without one of its biggest playmakers Saturday.  Star running back David Montgomery is not expected to play Saturday against No. 21 Oklahoma State.  Montgomery traveled to Oklahoma but was not suited up for pregame warmups. He left …

Iowa State star running back David Montgomery hurt in loss to TCU

Tommy Birch Des Moines Register Published 12:10 AM EDT Sep 30, 2018 FORT WORTH, Texas — With Iowa State pinned deep in its own territory late in the fourth quarter night and trailing Texas Christian by three, the Cyclones could have used star running back David Montgomery more than ever.  But Montgomery was on the bench dealing with …