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  • Iowa Democrat Donates Franken Cash to Sexual Assault Victims

    DUBUQUE, Iowa  —  An Iowa congressional candidate is distancing herself from Sen. Al Franken and giving up a donation Franken made to her campaign. On Thursday Franken was accused of inappropriate sexual conduct by Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden during a USO Tour in 2006.  Tweeden says Franken forced a kiss on her.  She later discovered a photo of Franken allegedly groping her over top of her body armor while she is sleeping. Franken apologized for his conduct today […]

  • 54,000 Medicaid Patients Could Lose Access to Care at UnityPoint Facilities

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  UnityPoint Health says 54,000 patients whose care is managed by Amerigroup of Iowa could lose access to UnityPoint facilities at the next year due to a contract dispute. Amerigroup is one of two companies that privately manage Iowa’s Medicaid program.  Its contract with UnityPoint expires on December 31st, 2017.  The two are engaged in a contract renegotiation right now but a deal hasn’t been reached.  Today UnityPoint began notifying 54,000 Amerigroup members that they will no […]

  • Polk City Shooting Range Re-Opens to Shooters

    POLK CITY, Iowa  —  Shooting enthusiasts, from beginners to sharpshooters, now have a new place to get in some safe practice.  Actually, they have an OLD place to get in some practice again. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is announcing the re-opening of the Olofson Shooting Range in Polk City.  The range shut down in December 2015 for complete renovation.  It actually reopened to customers six weeks ago but the DNR is only now making the announcement. The facility […]

  • Dallas County Law Enforcement Center Construction Underway

    ADEL, Iowa  —  Thursday was a day that may in Dallas County never thought would arrive.  After years of campaigning and failed votes ground was finally broken on a new law enforcement center. While dignitaries lined up with golden shovels to scoop ceremonial piles of dirt, the real work of clearing the ground for the $22 million dollar project is already well underway.  The urgency of starting the project could stem from the long, difficult road it took to make […]

  • VA Asking for Donations of Coats for Veterans in the Metro

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Polk County Veterans Affairs wants to make sure no veteran has to shiver this winter. The organization is collecting new and gently used winter coats, hats and gloves to donate to veterans and their families.  They’ll be collecting donations until Wednesday, November 15th at the VA Office at Polk County River Place at 2309 Euclid Avenue.  The items will be given out at the same location on November 17th from 10:00am-3:00pm. You can find more information […]

  • Elementary Students Learn Lessons in Service from Iowa Veterans

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  This Saturday is Veterans’ Day but on Wednesday a Des Moines elementary school got a jump start on honoring those who served the nation. Hillis Elementary school hosted a veterans recognition day, turning the classroom over to veterans.   A group of vets ranging from World War II to those currently enlisted met with students to answer questions about the military. “How long have you served?” “What wars were you in?” “Do bullet proof vests really work?” […]

  • Auditor’s Office Find Six Improper Bank Accounts Managed by Clarinda Coaches

    CLARINDA, Iowa  — The State Auditor’s Office says the Clarinda School District has a big problem with improper bank accounts. An investigation of the district by the Auditor’s Office found a half dozen bank accounts were opened for school activities, possibly in violation of Iowa law.  According to the audit report the six accounts were opened by individual coaches to manage things like fundraisers and camp registrations.  The accounts were then managed exclusively by the coaches.  However, since they were […]

  • Authorities Now Say No One Killed by Carbon Monoxide in Marshalltown on Sunday

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa  —  Two days after confirming one person was killed after being overcome by carbon monoxide in a crowded church authorities now say no one died. On Monday Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson told media outlets that one person had died and 14 others were hospitalized after being overcome by carbon monoxide at the Church of God.  Chief Rierson now says there were no deaths in the incident.  Rierson says he takes full responsibility for releasing inaccurate information. The […]

  • Iowa native, Former “Bachelor” Producer Talks About Sexual Harassment on the Show

    On Friday Becky Steenhoek, an Iowa native and former producer on ABC’s “The Bachelor”, spoke out about sexual harassment behind the scenes of the show. You can watch Steenhoek’s fully interview with Megan Kelly on the Today Show’s website.  

  • 13Raw: Justin Martin’s Parents Look Back on his Life and his Legacy

    URBANDALE, Iowa  —  Thursday marks the one year anniversary of the shooting deaths of Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Police Sergeant Tony Beminio. This week Randy and Jane Martin sat down with Channel 13’s Sonya Heitshusen to talk about his loss and legacy.

  • 13Raw: Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert Remembers the Life and Service of Sgt. Tony Beminio

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Thursday marked the one-year-anniversary of the shooting deaths of two metro police officers. Des Moines Police Sergeant Tony Beminio and Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin. Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert sat down with Channel 13’s Sonya Heitshusen to talk about the year of recovery for his police force and himself.

  • New Trial Date Set for Alleged Killers of Noah Campbell

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Des Moines man and woman accused of the ambush shooting death of a teenager in August have had their trials pushed back. Daniel Lamay and Crystal Lee are each charged with First Degree murder for the shooting death of 19-year-old Noah Campbell.  Police say Lamay ambushed Campbell outside a gas station and shot and killed him.  Lee allegedly drove Lamay to and from the scene. On Thursday the two co-defendants were given a new trial […]