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  • 9-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Water at Rock Creek State Park Over the Weekend

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office confirms a nine-year-old has died after being pulled from the water in Rock Creek State Park on Sunday. Rescue crews responded to the beach area around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday after receiving a report of a child who was unaccounted for and believed to be in the water. Approximately 40 minutes later, the child was located underwater and shortly after flown to a Des Moines hospital. On Tuesday, officials confirm nine-year-old Landyn […]

  • The Insiders: June 17th Edition, Quick Six

    IOWA  —  This week’s Quick Six with Sara Craig and Laura Belin includes the panel’s thoughts on 2018 party challenges, Republicans having the majority in the Iowa House, Pruitt’s future, their predictions, and more.

  • The Insiders: June 17th Edition, Celebrating Sportsmanship

    IOWA  —  A heartwarming video from a Minnesota baseball game has caught national attention online. With the winning team set to move on to the State High School Championship in Minnesota, Ty Koehn of Mounds view is on the mound. One of his best friends, Jack Kocon of Totino-Grace, is at the plate. Koehn strikes him out, but instead of immediately celebrating with his teammates, the player heads to home plate and hugs his friend. This amazing display of sportsmanship […]

  • The Insiders: June 17th Edition, U.S. Relationship With North Korea

    IOWA  —  It’s a big change from the leaders’ past relationship. The North Korean leader who President Trump once mocked with that nickname now gets a face-to-face meeting, handshakes, and smiles. According to a United Nations investigation, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is accused of many things. On this list is executing hundreds of opponents and his own employees–like a general who dozed off in a meeting–starving prisoners, banning Christianity, and forced abortions. President Trump said Kim is smart and loves his people. […]

  • The Insiders: June 17th Edition, Remembering Tim Russert With the Whiteboard Challenge

    IOWA  —  Ten years ago, Meet the Press‘ Tim Russert passed away. Russert hosted Meet the Press from the Channel 13 studio in 2007, and Barack Obama, who at that time was the future two-term president, was his guest. It has now been 10 years since Mr. Russert unexpectedly passed away. He inspired many people on how to be firm but fair. His death serves as a reminder to continue to strive to be better. A special whiteboard commemorating Russert’s visit hangs in […]

  • The Insiders: June 17th Edition, Expensive Election

    IOWA  —  This year’s gubernatorial race will likely be the most expensive Iowa has ever seen. For Republicans, it will be a chance to show Iowans this is what they did when voters put them in charge and what is still ahead. For Democrats, it’s the chance to argue Republicans went too far with their power and that it’s time to show Democrats can be politically relevant again. Laura Belin is the founder of the progressive Iowa blog Bleeding Heartland, and Sara […]

  • Child Hospitalized After Being Pulled From Water in Jasper County

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A nine-year-old is hospitalized after being pulled from the water in Rock Creek State Park. Around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jasper County officials responded to a call of a nine-year-old who could not be found but was believed to be in the water. Crews located the child underwater approximately 40 minutes later and airlifted the victim to a Des Moines hospital. There is currently no word on the child’s condition.

  • Authorities Searching for Missing Fisherman on Des Moines River

    OTTUMWA, Iowa  —  Crews are searching for a fisherman who is unaccounted for on the Des Moines River. Officials say the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an area on the water known as Turkey Island, northwest of Ottumwa. The fisherman’s boat was found unoccupied and wedged into the riverbank shortly before 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Ottumwa Fire Department and Iowa DNR officials also responded to the scene and are searching for the man with watercraft and sonar […]

  • Officials Identify Victim Who Drowned Trying to Save 7-Year-Old Girl

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa  —  Marion County officials have identified the drowning victim recovered from the Des Moines River on Friday afternoon. Shortly after 2:55 p.m., the Pella Police Department was dispatched to the river, below Red Rock Dam, on a report of a possible drowning. Investigators say a seven-year-old female was playing on the water’s edge with other members of her group and eventually went into deeper water. The girl was pulled out of the water by a nearby boater, […]

  • Crews Recover Body From Lake Red Rock

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa  —  Crews in Marion County are investigating after a body was recovered from Lake Red Rock. Pella officials received a call just before 3 p.m. on Friday of a report of a possible drowning of a seven-year-old female. Several departments were dispatched to the lake, and shortly before 5 p.m. a body was pulled from the water. Lieutenant Brian Bigaouette with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says a Minnesota family was out on the water when a […]

  • Engine Problems Force Pilot’s Emergency Landing Near Fort Dodge Airport

    FORT DODGE, Iowa  —  A soybean field served as an emergency landing strip in Fort Dodge on Tuesday. “I came outside just to be nosy and walked up to the field and noticed that there was a plane that did a nice nose dive,” said witness Leah Hovey. “It sounded like the engine gave out right before the crash.” Police say that’s exactly what happened. The pilot left the Fort Dodge Airport and traveled about 800 feet into the air before having engine […]

  • Nebraska Man in Critical Condition After Being Rescued From Lake Manawa

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa  —  A Nebraska man remains hospitalized after being found in Lake Manawa. The Iowa DNR says at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th, crews responded to the west side of the lake near the West Lake Village entrance. They say 54-year-old Lawrence Wieneke of Omaha had been brought to shore by a good Samaritan after being found in the water. Wieneke had fallen into the water from a personal watercraft operated by his wife, 59-year-old Geralyn […]