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    Body of 71-Year-Old Kayaker Recovered from Des Moines River

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  The body of a 71-year-old man was recovered from the Des Moines River on Sunday after his kayak capsized. According to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the Sycamore Access boat ramp located near NW 26th Street and NW 66th Avenue just before 5:30 p.m. on a report of an unresponsive kayaker in the river. Polk County deputies as well as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Polk County […]

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    All Domestic United Airlines Flights Grounded Due to Computer Outage

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  All domestic United Airlines flights have been grounded after the airline experienced a computer outage. Click this link to look at the Des Moines International Airport’s list of local flight statuses.

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    First Ladies Past and Present – What Roles They Play in the Administration

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  With each new president comes a new first lady, who typically plays a large role in the administration. Stacy Cordery–a professor of history at Iowa State University, bibliographer for the National First Ladies Library, and author of Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker–came to the Channel 13 studio to talk about the actions of past first families and what role the Trumps may play following the inauguration.    

  • Thousands gathered at the Women's March in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    13Raw: Women’s March in Des Moines

      DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Channel 13’s Jodi Whitworth was in Downtown Des Moines earlier today during the Women’s March. Take a look at the video she took while at the event, and tune in to Saturday night’s news for more coverage.

  • "Mamma Mia!" makes its final appearance in Des Moines.

    “Mamma Mia!” in Des Moines for Final Weekend

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The eighth longest running show in Broadway history is now on its final run. Two of the stars of “Mamma Mia!” Betsy Padamonsky and Shai Yammanee came by the studio today to talk about the show, which is currently at the Civic Center in Des Moines for its last weekend. There are still a few chances to catch a performance: Saturday, January 21st at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, January 22nd at 1 p.m. & […]

  • Hy-Vee is introducing Misfit--or "ugly"--fruits to its stores.

    Hy-Vee Introduces “Ugly” Produce to Stores

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  If you walk into most grocery stores, chances are a lot of the produce you find is a pretty standard shape and size. But how would you feel about fruit that may be a little “cosmetically challenged?” Hy-Vee has partnered with Robinson Fresh–one of the largest produce companies in the world–to sell “ugly” fruits and vegetables that don’t fit typical industry standards. This Misfit produce is sold at a lower cost and helps reduce waste, as […]

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    Sexual Assault Reported in Ames’ Franklin Park

    AMES, Iowa  —  The Ames Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that took place early Saturday morning. The assault occurred at 147 South Franklin in Franklin Park between 2:45 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. A female victim reported being forcibly removed from her vehicle and dragged into the park, before being sexually assaulted multiple times. She sustained several injuries during the assault. The victim said she does not know the suspect, and reported him as a light-skinned or multi-racial black […]

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    Woman Cited in Death of West Des Moines Police Officer

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The woman who allegedly hit and killed a West Des Moines police officer has now been cited. In August, Officer Shawn Miller was driving his motorcycle when he was hit by a vehicle driven by 38-year-old Jeanette Keifer of Stratford. Authorities say Keifer failed to yield before turning left and colliding with Officer Miller’s motorcycle. Miller was killed in the accident. The day of the crash was supposed to be the officer’s day off, but he […]

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    Brian Ferentz Named Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Coordinator

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – – Former Iowa Hawkeye football team captain and three-year letterman Brian Ferentz has been named Iowa football’s offensive coordinator. The announcement was made Monday by University of Iowa head coach–and Brian’s father–Kirk Ferentz. Brian Ferentz was an offensive lineman who completed his Hawkeye playing career in 2005.  He was named offensive line coach in 2012 and added the title of run game coordinator prior to the 2015 season. Brian has been a member of the University of […]

  • Two missing children, Landon and Morgan Griffin, have been located. (WHO-HD)

    Missing Polk County Children Have Been Located

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  Two children who officials say were abducted by their biological mother, Mary Purcell, have been located. At approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives made contact with Purcell, and a short time later Purcell and the two children, Landon and Morgan Griffin, met with detectives at Polk County Field Headquarters. The two children were unharmed and Purcell was taken in to custody on a valid Violation of a Custodial Order without incident. Landon […]

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    Des Moines Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Woman

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police are asking for help locating 49-year-old Gloria M. Gary. According to the Des Moines Police Department, Gary was reported missing on January 5th and has not been in contact with friends, family, or co-workers since then. She is described as a white female, 5’5,” 110 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. Her vehicle, a red 2008 Honda Civic with an Iowa license plate number ABG 397, is also missing. Anyone with any information regarding Gary’s […]

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    Two Fort Lauderdale Shooting Victims Reportedly Identified as Iowans

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Friday’s shooting at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport left five people dead and six injured. Two of the victims are reportedly being identified as Iowans. According to the Des Moines Register, Elizabeth Oehme-Miller says her brother, Michael Oehme, 57, was killed in the attack. His wife, Kari Oehme, was also shot in the shoulder, and is expected to recover. Oehme-Miller says the Council Bluffs couple traveled frequently and were on their way to a Caribbean cruise that was […]