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  • Silentó to Host Kids Lives Matter ‘Funraiser’ Challenge on Sunday

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Hip hop artist Silentó visited several metro schools earlier this week, and is scheduled to appear at Hy-Vee Hall for an event on Sunday. The Kids Lives Matter ‘Funraiser’ Challenge promotes health, education, and safety for children and aims to have a positive impact on the community. The event will feature dance organizations from across Iowa, and Silentó–the artist behind the hit song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)–is slated to host. Tickets to the event are $20 and can […]

  • Fourth Victim Dies After Des Moines Apartment Complex Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A fourth person has died as a result of a fire at a Des Moines apartment complex. Des Moines Fire Department Public Information Officer Brian O’Keefe confirmed the victim was transported to an Iowa City hospital, but has now died as a result of injuries sustained in the fire. Three other people died following the flames at the Eddy Apartment Building on Thursday, the cause of which has not yet been determined. The victims’ names have not […]

  • Bondurant Man Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of Parents and Sister

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  A Bondurant man accused of murdering his parents and sister in April has entered a not guilty plea. On Tuesday, 20-year-old Chase Nicholson entered a written plea. He faces three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Mark, Charla, and Tawni Nicholson who were found dead in their home on April 6th. Nicholson eventually turned himself in and told police he had killed his family members with a shotgun. Nicholson’s cousin Seth reported Chase struggled […]

  • Several Deaths, Injuries Confirmed After Explosion Following Ariana Grande U.K. Concert

    MANCHESTER, England  —  Several people have been killed and more injured following an explosion after an Ariana Grande concert, according to NBC News. NBC reports British police responded to reports of an explosion outside Manchester Arena on Monday. Witnesses reported hearing a loud noise, and a video has been posted showing people inside the venue screaming and running. Manchester police posted a statement on Twitter following the incident. Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena — G M Police […]

  • Tracey Griesbaum on U of I Lawsuit

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Last week, a former University of Iowa field hockey coach reached a settlement with the school. Tracey Griesbaum claimed she was discriminated against based on her gender and sexual orientation. She was fired by U of I athletic director Gary Barta three years ago, but last week the university settled with Griesbaum for several million dollars. Griesbaum and her attorney Tom Newkirk sat down with Channel 13’s Sonya Heitshusen to discuss the lawsuit and settlement.

  • Branstad Releases Statement Following U.S. Ambassador to China Confirmation

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Monday, Governor Branstad was confirmed as the next U.S. Ambassador to China in an 82-13 vote. Following the confirmation, Branstad released a statement thanking U.S. leaders and expressing excitement about his future position. The statement can be seen below. “I want to thank President Trump and Vice President Pence for nominating me to be the United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.  I also want to thank Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, and […]

  • Branstad Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to China

    WASHINGTON D.C.  —  Governor Branstad has now been confirmed as the next U.S. Ambassador to China. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Branstad to the new position. He will resign from the position of governor on Wednesday, at which time Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will take over his responsibilities and become Iowa’s first female governor. Branstad is the longest-serving governor in the United States’ history, with a current total of 8,167 days of service. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture […]

  • Second Annual DSM March to Raise Awareness for Veteran Suicide

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Twenty veterans nationwide commit suicide every day, according to a 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs study. This startling statistic impacts a number of U.S. families, and on Saturday a Des Moines organization will march through downtown in an effort to raise awareness about the issue. Zach Brichetto is an organizer of the second annual DM Ruck for the 23 March, and said he started the event because it is a personal issue that also affects many […]

  • Des Moines Police Still Asking for Help Finding Missing Woman

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are still looking for a missing woman last seen in Johnston. Lisa Diehm, 56, was last seen on May 10th and is believed to be with her boyfriend Jess Solinger, 54. Solinger has a history of domestic violence and a currently active arrest warrant for domestic abuse. Solinger’s white Ford F150 pickup was recovered in Colfax, Iowa. Diehm’s 2012 silver Subaru Legacy (Iowa license plate number ENC 189) has not yet been located, […]

  • Former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa Dies at 84

    IOWA  —  A former Iowa lieutenant governor passed away on Saturday night. The 50-50 in 2020 organization posted the news of Joy Corning’s death online. Corning was on the group’s Board of Directors and worked to “achieve political equity for Iowa women.” She also served as a Republican Senator and was Iowa’s 44th lieutenant governor, working with Governor Branstad. The Des Moines Register reports Corning suffered from a liver condition. On Sunday, Governor Branstad released the following statement on Corning’s […]

  • Winterset Woman Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

    MADISON COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirms one person has died following a car crash on Saturday. Deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Rolling Green Avenue and 220th Street at 12:50 p.m. Preliminary details show the vehicle was traveling southbound on Rolling Green Ave. when the driver–59-year-old Leslie Wildin of Winterset–lost control. The vehicle then left the roadway before hitting a pole and going into a ditch. The passenger in the car, Wildin’s […]

  • 13Raw: Press Conference with Polk County Attorney on Scott Greene Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Friday, Scott Greene pleaded guilty to the murders of Officer Justin Martin and Sergeant Tony Beminio. At a press conference after Greene’s sentencing, Polk County Attorney John Sarcone discussed the case and outlined the events leading up to and following the shootings. Videos of the full conference can be seen below.