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  • “Massive Animal Rescue” Underway as Hundreds Taken From Iowa Home

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  —  The Cedar Valley Humane Society is working on what it calls a “massive animal rescue” at a home in Vinton, Iowa. Vinton police say an administrative search warrant at a property located in the 600 block of W. 6th Street was executed by the city’s building inspector/code enforcement officer and members of the police department. Officers went to the site to investigate suspected violations of ordinances regarding “dangerous and vicious animals.” Upon arrival, officers found an […]

  • Jury Reaches Verdict in Abraham Roberts Murder Trial

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A verdict has been handed down in Abraham Roberts‘ murder trial. On Tuesday afternoon, Roberts was found guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Agnes Yarlee. After hearing the guilty verdict, Roberts’ sister Sunday could be heard screaming and threatening Yarlee’s family in the courtroom. She was removed by Polk County sheriff’s deputies. Polk County Attorney John Sarcone said despite Roberts testifying during the trial that he didn’t remember shooting Yarlee, there […]

  • The Insiders: January 14th Edition, Quick Six

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Governor Reynolds talks minimum wage, rural schools, Oprah, and more in this week’s Quick Six.

  • The Insiders: January 14th Edition, Music Made in Heaven

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Iowa native Frances Cowan recently passed away and joined her husband Marlow. In 2004, Mark Tauscheck showed us this Iowa couple’s remarkable love for music and each other.

  • The Insiders: January 14th Edition, Growing Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines, Ankeny, and Waukee are a few cities that are growing quickly, but most places in Iowa are shrinking in population. Political Director Dave Price talked to Governor Kim Reynolds about whether she thinks the slow growth in the state is a concern.

  • The Insiders: January 14th Edition, New Healthcare Leadership

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Iowa’s new governor brought in new leadership after continued criticism that lingers from the old administration. Governor Reynolds named Jerry Foxhoven as the new director of the Department of Human Services. Former governor Terry Branstad’s director, Chuck Palmer, retired. Reynolds also brought in Michael Randol, who left as Kansas’ Medicaid director and is now the director in Iowa. Mikki Stier, Iowa’s former Medicaid director, is now a deputy director with the DHS. The governor talked to Political Director […]

  • The Insiders: January 14th Edition, Governor Reynolds on Sexual Harassment

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  This week, Governor Kim Reynolds delivered a historic speech during a time of what could be an historic awareness. The governor became the first woman to deliver the annual Condition of the State address in Iowa’s 172-year history. On Sunday morning, she sat down with Political Director Dave Price to talk about the address and what her role should be during the national awakening of sexual harassment awareness in Iowa and across the country.

  • Iowa Athlete Lolo Jones Not on 2018 Olympic Bobsled Team

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea  —  The U.S. Olympic women’s bobsled team has been announced, and an Iowa athlete did not make the cut. Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser will be leading Team USA in the 2018 Olympics, joined by Lauren Gibbs and Aja Evans as the brakewomen; this will be Gibbs’ first time competing in the Olympics. Briauna Jones will be the team’s replacement athlete in the competition. Iowa native Lolo Jones was up for consideration, but did not qualify for […]

  • Cedar Falls Crash Claims Three Lives, Leaves Three Others Injured

    BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa  —  Three people were killed and three others injured in a car crash in Cedar Falls on Friday. The driver of an Acura Integra traveling westbound on Viking Road lost control and struck a Chevy Traverse traveling eastbound. Twenty-year-old Elijah Showalter, 21-year-old Danel Delagardelle, and 16-year-old Brady Hagenstein were pronounced dead at the scene. Ronald Harmon, Tracy Harmon, and a female juvenile were treated for injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

  • ISU Basketball Staffer Resigns Following Messages Sent to High School Athlete

    AMES, Iowa  —  An Iowa State University basketball staffer has resigned after sending bullying messages to a high school student online. Adam Urness was the ISU women’s player development coordinator. He sent a private Twitter message to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows basketball player Rhett Darland, criticizing Darland’s new single game scoring record, using an expletive and making accusations about Darland using drugs, among other actions. On Thursday, Urness said he had apologized to Darland and the student’s family. However, on Friday evening his resignation […]

  • Hiland Dairy Recalling Orange Juice, Punch

    OMAHA, Nebraska  —  Hiland Dairy is voluntarily recalling two of its products produced at an Omaha facility. Hiland’s one gallon orange juice and Tampico citrus punch are being recalled due to concerns the products might contain milk protein that could affect consumers who are sensitive to milk allergens. The company says anyone with this allergy could risk serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume the products; however, no illnesses or allergic reactions have yet been reported. The products affected by […]

  • Voting Now Open for Naming of Blank Park Zoo’s Lion Cubs

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Blank Park Zoo is home to three lion cubs, and the public is being asked to help give them names. Five cubs were born on November 14th, but only three of them survived–two females and a male. Voting for names of these cubs remains open through January 16th at Noon. The possible names and their meanings are as follow: Females: Asha (ah-sha): life Amara (ah-mar-a): immortal Safiya (sa-fee-ya): pure Amani (ah-mon-ee): desires, wishes Kali (kaw-lee): fierce, sharp Male: Jabari (ja-bar-ee): the brave […]