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    Former Coach Charged With Sex Assault In Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa  —  A former assistant swim coach for Fort Dodge High School is facing felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a student-athlete. 23 year old Aaron Poldervaart is charged with two counts of 3rd Degree Sexual Assault and one count of Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee. Fort Dodge Police say they were contacted earlier this month by a Fort Dodge high school student.  That student reported that Poldervaart had committed a sex act upon them. Poldervaart was […]

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    Police Looking For Suspect in Beaverdale Bar Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police are asking for help finding the man they say opened fire at a bar over the weekend with a high-powered rifle. Police say Marco Gipson shot up Saints Pub and Patio early Sunday morning, possibly with an AK-47.  Gipson and his girlfriend reportedly were arguing at a nearby establishment when she left and went to Saints.  Police say Gipson left as well then returned with a rifle and opened fire on the bar […]

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    Trump Presidency Evokes Uncertainty in Job-Seeking Millennials

    By Jana Kasperkevic James Thomas is trying to start 2017 with a sense of optimism. It isn’t easy: the unemployed 26-year-old from Pittsburgh was laid off on November 11, and still hasn’t found a new job. “Unemployment benefits have helped. The time of year—Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year—was difficult, but things are better than expected so far,” he said. Thomas, who studied software sales and has a degree in marketing, is casting a wide net for jobs in sales, marketing, project […]

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    Traffic Camera Captures Avalanche Roaring Across Road

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A Utah Department of Transportation traffic camera captured footage of an avalanche spilling down the mountainside and onto the roadway in Little Cottonwood Canyon Monday morning. The avalanche happened at 9:15 on SR-210 near mile post 8. John Gleason, spokesman for UDOT, said crews conducting avalanche control triggered 40 avalanches Monday morning, and seven of them covered the road in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The canyon was already closed for avalanche control, and it was originally […]

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    Chelsea Clinton Defends Barron Trump After Social Media Bullying

    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton defended President Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump, after apparent social media jokes about him following the inauguration. Following Friday’s festivities including the swearing-in and the inauguration parade, many took to social media with comments and memes about the 10-year-old. Fox News reports that “Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich was one of those who took to social media, tweeting: “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” The tweet has since been deleted, and […]

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    Iowa Lawmaker “Needles” Colleagues to Fight the Flu

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Today lawmakers at the State Capitol rolled up their sleeves for legislative fights and to fight the flu. They got some help in that second battle from fellow lawmaker John Forbes.  The Urbandale Democrat and pharmacist packed his brief case with flu vaccine today. Forbes says the flu has been making the rounds through the Capitol since the new session began last week.  He doesn’t want to see the work of lawmakers stopped because of it […]

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    Tennessee Buck Breaks Iowa World Record

    SUMNER COUNTY, Tennessee  —  A Tennessee deer hunter has broken a 13 year old Iowa record by bagging the biggest buck ever recorded. 27-year old Stephen Tucker of Gallatin, Tennessee took down the monstrous deer on November 7th, 2016.  However it wasn’t until this week that the record could be confirmed.  Tennessee Wildlife Officials had to wait 60 days to allow the rack to dry out before getting an official measurement. The final measurements came in at 312 3/8 inches […]

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    Iowa State Student Creates Perfect “Beauty and the Beast” Proposal

    AMES, Iowa  —  A “tale as old as time” was told in real life recently in Ames. Iowa State University graduate student Joel Lynch looked to his fiance’s favorite movie to set the scene for a proposal.  That scene took months to set. Cara Szymanski loves the classic Disney version of the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.”  So Lynch decided to recreate the yellow ball gown Belle wears in the movie.  There was only one problem: he didn’t know […]

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    Des Moines Taxi Driver Charged With OWI and Vehicular Homicide

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Authorities say a Des Moines taxi driver was drunk when he crashed his van this morning and killed a passenger. 29-year old Mohamed Diriye is charged with OWI 2nd offense, Homicide by Vehicle and two counts of Serious Injury by Vehicle.  He is currently being held in the Polk County Jail. Diriye was driving his taxi with two passengers, Shawn Koltiska and Joseph ‘Brian’ Foster around 4:00am when he left the road near the intersection of […]

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    Thousands of Skittles Intended For Cattle Feed Spill on Wisconsin Highway

    DODGE COUNTY, Wis. – This story starts out about Skittles — but ends up being about cows! The well-known candy was spilled all over County Highway S near Blackbird Road. They were discovered shortly before 9:00 p.m. No one knew where the candy came from or where it was going, but county road crews said the Skittles spill was actually helpful, as the roads in the area have been icy and the thousands of little candies improved traction. So that’s one […]

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    13 Year Old Charged With Attempted Murder In Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa  — A 13-year old boy is now charged with Attempted Murder for shooting a man last November. Police say the boy shot 24-year old Robert Rivers, Jr. on November 28th, 2016.  On Tuesday morning an Attempted Murder charge, a class B felony, was filed. Because of his age authorities are not releasing the boys name or picture.

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    Mediacom Brings The Fastest Internet in the Nation to Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  That “wooshing” sound you hear right now could be data flying around your head faster than it’s ever traveled before in Iowa. This afternoon Mediacom announced that “1 Gig” is here.  The cable and internet provider now says Iowa customers have access to download speeds as fast as one gigabit per second. Those speeds are limited to just major metro areas.  Mediacom says nearly one million homes in more than 300 Iowa communities where Mediacom reaches […]