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  • Male Decorah Eagle Absent From Nest

    DECORAH, Iowa  —  The Raptor Resource Project is on the lookout for the male eagle featured on the Decorah Eagles’ Nest Cam. On Facebook, the RRP says Dad Decorah hasn’t been seen at his nest with Mom Decorah and the eaglets in a couple days, so crews are now working to figure out where he may have gone. Another male eagle has been spotted near the original nest, but this bird doesn’t appear to be Dad. However, they say Mom […]

  • Truck Driver Involved in Human Trafficking Investigation Sentenced to Life in Prison

    TEXAS  —  The driver accused of human trafficking after illegally transporting undocumented immigrants in a sweltering tractor-trailer has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. NPR reports a judge handed down the sentence for 60-year-old James Matthew Bradley Jr. on Friday. “I am so sorry it happened…There’s not a day or night that goes by that I don’t relive this scene,” he reportedly said in a video statement that was played during court. Ten people died and numerous others sustained […]

  • Castaway Disabilities

    IOWA  —  The Iowa DNR and Veterans Hospital are teaming up for the annual Castaway Disabilities event at Lake Rathbun. This is a week-long event that allows veterans to cast a line when they otherwise might not be able to make it out to the water. Chuck Gipp and Kirt Sickels joined Erin Kiernan in the Channel 13 studio to discuss the event. Their full interview can be seen above. Event details: May 6th-12th Lake Rathbun 319-358-5963 Castaway Disabilities Facebook page 

  • The Insiders: April 15th Edition, Quick Six

    IOWA  —  Republican Representative Ashley Hinson and Democratic Senator Rita Hart talk residents, legislative session accomplishments and disappointments, adjournment, unusual treats, and their predictions in this week’s Quick Six.

  • The Insiders: April 15th Edition, Cheetos and Rice Krispies

    IOWA  —  Cheetos and Rice Krispies Treats…do these go together? At the suggestion of Representative Lisa Heddens, Political Director Dave Price tasted the unusual combination–but opted for the regular Cheetos instead of the Flamin’ Hot option. Would you try these unique treats?

  • The Insiders: April 15th Edition, Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Right for Iowans?

    IOWA  —  Right to die, death with dignity, compassionate choices, physician-assisted suicide–these are all names for the practice of doctors legally prescribing medications that could help terminally ill patients die. This is legal in five other states when a person has less than six months to live, and the subject came up at a health care forum with Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell. He said he believes it’s a topic Iowans should discuss.

  • The Insiders: April 15th Edition, Changing the Statehouse Environment

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A video of former Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix kissing a lobbyist in a Des Moines bar led to his resignation, and how the position has been filled. Dix had already faced some bipartisan criticism for the way he handled the firing of Kirsten Anderson, who was sexually harassed on the job. Then, the #MeToo movement helped highlight sexual harassment many women face in everyday life. Annette Sweeney, a Republican, has now been elected to […]

  • The Insiders: April 15th Edition, Education Plans During Legislative Session

    IOWA  —  Tuesday is the final day state lawmakers can get their daily expenses check for the legislative session. It’s the unofficial deadline to end the session, but they won’t be finished. One item left is final agreement on a plan that would direct $16 billion to schools. Ashley Hinson is a Republican representative from Marion, and Rita Hart is a Democratic senator from Wheatland. They both joined Political Director Dave Price in the studio to discuss the education plan.

  • Firefighters Battle Flames at Des Moines Apartment Complex

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Firefighters responded to a report of flames at an apartment complex in Des Moines on Sunday afternoon. Just before 1 p.m., crews were called to the 2200 block of Stanton Avenue. The Des Moines Fire Department responded with four pumper trucks and five ladder trucks to help put out the flames. Two people were hospitalized, but it is currently unclear whether this was due to smoke inhalation or as a result of people on upper floors […]

  • Party Bus Overturns on Interstate 80

    WAUKEE, Iowa  —  An overturned bus resulted in heavily backed-up traffic on Interstate 80 on Saturday afternoon. The bus overturned just before Exit 117 near Grand Prairie Parkway on I-80 west. Officials say 20-25 people were inside at the time, but nobody was seriously injured. An initial investigation indicates the cause was a mechanical issue, not human error. The Iowa Department of Transportation will inspect the vehicle to confirm whether this was the case. Traffic in the area has since […]

  • Des Moines 18-Year-Old Charged With First Degree Murder in Death of Woman in Warren County

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa  —  One person has been charged in the death of a woman in Warren County. On April 2nd, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity at a home in the 8600 block of Warren Drive. When they arrived, officials found the body of 25-year-old Mercedes Wathen of Cambridge. A material witness warrant was then issued for 18-year-old Jacquarious J’Ray Scoggins of Des Moines, who was considered a person of interest in the case. […]

  • One Death Confirmed Related to Salmonella Outbreak From Tainted Chicken Salad

    IOWA  —  One person has died following an outbreak of salmonella from chicken salad sold at Fareway stores across the Midwest. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 265 total people in eight states were infected by the food that was recalled in February. Ninety-four hospitalizations were reported, and one Iowan died as a result of the contamination. Bill Marler, an attorney with the Food Safety Law Firm out of Seattle, is representing 48 people impacted by […]