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  • Funeral Service Arrangements Released for Fallen Ames Firefighter

    AMES, Iowa  —  Funeral services have been arranged for a fallen Ames Fire Department firefighter. Steve Buser, 51, passed away on March 17th after a “medical emergency.” He had been with the department since 1999. On Thursday, March 23rd, a celebration of life service for Buser will be held from 3-4 p.m. at the City of Ames Auditorium in City Hall, located at 515 Clark Avenue. Anyone planning to attend is asked to be aware of parking restrictions in the […]

  • Best Burger in Iowa Contenders

    Ever wondered what Iowa restaurant has the best burger in the state? The Iowa Beef Industry Council has narrowed down the list to the top 10 burger joints! Take a look at all the nominees here.

  • Coralville Inmate Dies After Apparent Suicide

    CORALVILLE, Iowa  —  One inmate has died at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. According to a press release from the Iowa Department of Corrections, Ryan Bordenaro was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th. Bordenaro was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell. Staff discovered the apparent suicide at 3:03 p.m. and responders arrived to administer CPR and AED within one minute, but their efforts were unsuccessful. Bordenaro was sentenced for four counts […]

  • Gardening Tips: March 18, 2017

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The weather is warming up, so it’s almost time to get back out in the garden! Tim Rundlett was back in the studio today to answer questions about planting hostas, growing lilacs, and keeping grass healthy. Have more questions? Submit them here!

  • Police Release Names of Des Moines Shooting Victims

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police have released the name of a man who died after a shooting in Des Moines on Friday. Twenty-four-year-old Trey Leon Lee of Des Moines was shot in the upper torso and died after being transported to a local hospital. Des Moines resident Patrick Young, 24, was also taken to a hospital after being shot in the foot. Police are still investigating leads and interviewing witnesses in connection to this case. This was Des Moines’ ninth […]

  • Ames Fire Department Mourns Loss of Firefighter

    AMES, Iowa  —  The City of Ames has announced the death of an Ames Fire Department firefighter in the line of duty. The City says Steve Buser, 51, “passed away after a medical emergency” on Friday morning at Fire Station No. 2. Buser had been with the department since 1999. In the release, Deputy Fire Chief Rich Higgins stated, “The entire Ames Fire Department is grieving Steve’s passing. Steve was a true professional who always promoted safety and wellness. He […]

  • 13Raw: Branstad, Reynolds, and Northey on Steve King’s Controversial Twitter Comments

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  During a weekly press conference on Monday, Governor Branstad, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on Sunday’s controversial remarks by Congressman Steve King on Twitter. “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” said King. This remark has been called racist by tens of thousands of people online. On Monday, the lawmakers said there are subjects on which they support the congressman–such as renewable energy–but do not support all […]

  • One Arrest Made After Saturday Morning Ottumwa Shooting

    OTTUMWA, Iowa  —  On Saturday morning, Ottumwa police responded to a report of a shooting that took place earlier in the night. Officials say they responded to the Owls Nest Bar at 116 S. Court at approximately 3:23 a.m. Later in the morning, at approximately 5:35, police responded to 1046 Bruce Street in an attempt to locate a possible victim of the shooting. At that location, police found 25-year-old Trenton Dale Himes of Des Moines, who had sustained a gunshot […]

  • ISU Professor on Women’s Roles in the Workforce and A Day Without A Woman

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Wednesday, women around the country were encouraged to participate in A Day Without A Woman, an event that coincided with International Women’s Day. Iowa State University English professor Maggie LaWare serves as the chair of the university’s Committee on Women, and came to the studio to talk more about the group’s message. She touches on the disparities between men and women in the workforce and the various roles women play around the world.

  • Two Male Victims Identified in Double Homicide Investigation

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The names of two men found deceased inside a residence have been released. According to a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, on March 6th, Clinton police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive person at 114 N. 5th Street. The bodies of two Clinton men, 57-year-old Kevin James Lambert and 60-year-old Steven James Cox, were discovered inside the residence. The deceased were transported to the Office of the Iowa State Medical […]

  • Fireworks Thrown at Pedestrians, Urbandale Police Seeking Suspects

    URBANDALE, Iowa  —  The Urbandale Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying two male suspects in connection to incidents that took place on March 8th. Around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were called to the area of 64th and Roseland on a call of fireworks being thrown at pedestrians. The victim told police a black Nissan (Maxima or Altima) drove up next to him while he was walking on the sidewalk. People in the vehicle yelled something […]

  • Johnston High School Teacher Turns Himself In, Facing Sex Abuse Charge

    JOHNSTON, Iowa  —  According to Johnston police, a Johnston High School teacher is facing two felony charges. Dustin James Mead, 33, faces charges of third degree sex abuse and sexual exploitation by a school employee. The Johnston Police Department began an investigation in January looking into an allegation brought forth by school district officials. On Monday, Mead turned himself in to the police and is now being held in the Polk County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.