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  • Des Moines Homeowner Sees Silver Lining in Falling Tree

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Des Moines woman was awoken by what she thought was a clap of thunder early Thursday morning.  It turns out she was wrong. Becky McCabe says she woke up at exactly 3:06am on Thursday by a loud sound.  She looked out the window and saw a crack of lightning and assumed it was just a storm that she’d heard.  But hours later her boyfriend woke her up to tell her what she’d really heard: a […]

  • Time Capsule Found in Grinnell Elementary School Building

    GRINNELL, Iowa  —  Grinnell-Newburg Elementary School is about to open a window to the past. This week the school removed a time capsule hidden in their building 100 years ago when it was built.  A committee was recently planning a centennial celebration for the school when they discovered that a time capsule had been placed in the cornerstone of the building when it was laid in 1917. This week the school hired Estes Construction to carefully cut into the cornerstone […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Gets Help Expanding in Dallas County

    PERRY, Iowa  —  A Perry bank is doing more to help prospective homeowners buy a house than just offering a loan.  They’re giving away money and picking up paint brushes and hammers to make those dreams come true. On Thursday Raccoon Valley Bank donated $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Dallas County.  The money will be used to build the first ever new “Habitat home” in Perry as well as funding renovations on other homes in Perry.  After making the […]

  • Severe Drought Continues in Southern Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The latest drought report for the state of Iowa shows the problems are shifting in northern Iowa, and staying the same in southern Iowa. Earlier this summer northeast Iowa was the only area in the the state not feeling drought conditions.  Now most of the region is short on moisture. Overall 67% of the state was still suffering through some stage of drought.  That’s a slight improvement from last week.  However in southern Iowa things are […]

  • ACLU Suing DHS for Denying Medicaid Coverage of Transgender Surgeries

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Iowa Department of Human Services is facing another lawsuit. On Thursday the ACLU of Iowa announced it was suing the DHS in hopes of overturning a policy that blocks Medicaid coverage for transition surgeries for transgender Iowans.  The ACLU says as far as the law should be concerned there is no difference between those surgeries and any other surgery.  But that is not the case in Iowa. “When, with their physician, it is clear that […]

  • Chris Soules’ Attorneys Challenge Charges Against Him as Unconstitutional

    INDEPENDENCE, Iowa  —  Chris Soules and his attorneys are asking a Buchanan County judge to dismiss charges against him because they claim the law he’s accused of violating is unconstitutional. Soules is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.  Soules admits he rear-ended a tractor on  a rural highway in April.  The driver of the tractor, Kenneth Mosher, was thrown into a ditch and died at the scene.  Soules called 911 and reported the accident, performed […]

  • Northwest Iowa Amber Alert Cancelled

    CLAY COUNTY, Iowa  —  Just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the Amber Alert for three northwest Iowa girls has been cancelled. The alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for three missing girls believed to be with their mother. Danica Arzaga was said to be driving a maroon 2003 Cadillac CTS with Iowa license plate 561 XEY.  Her children Lillian, Adia and Olivia were believed to be with her. The children were left at an address in Sanborn, […]

  • Dam to Dam Race Ending in 2018

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  2018 will make the 39th and final running of the Dam to Dam race in Des Moines. Dam to Dam organizers made the announcement Monday afternoon that the final running will be June 2nd, 2018.  The final event will keep the original distance of the race, 20 kilometers, starting at the Saylorville Dam and ending at Cowles Common just South of the Center Street Dam. Organizers say the the event has been a huge success but […]

  • Waukee Students Disciplined for Leaving Inappropriate Message on Car

    WAUKEE, Iowa  —  The Waukee School District says four students have been disciplined for writing an inappropriate message on a car. It happened last week at Prairieview School.  The district says four students from the school, where 8th and 9th grade classes are held, wrote the message on a dusty car with their fingers.  The district won’t say what the message was but they do say it violated a school anti-discrimination policy. The school district says the students involved have […]

  • Iowa’s Next US Attorneys Confirmed by US Senate

    WASHINGTON, DC  —  Iowa will soon have new US Attorneys overseeing their two judicial districts. Today the US Senate approved the nominations of Peter Deegan, Jr and Marc Krickbaum to serve the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, respectively.  The two nominees were chosen by President Trump from a short list of finalists chosen by Iowa Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst. The two Senators released this statement following the voice vote today: “Congratulations to Pete Deegan and Marc Krickbaum […]

  • Chainsaw-Wielding Nun Clears Debris from Irma in Florida

    (CNN) — Across the state of Florida, and up into Georgia and South Carolina, images of first responders have become a welcome sight amid the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. But among the usual uniforms — those of police, firefighters and paramedics — a nun’s habit stands out. And when said nun is wielding a chainsaw, well, that is something that can renew faith in even the most downtrodden. “There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to […]

  • Urbandale Kids Spreading Ambassador Spirit to Schools Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

    URBANDALE, Iowa  —  The 4th and 5th grade students at Rolling Green Elementary School are expected to be ambassadors for younger students in the school; now they’re doing the same for kids in Texas. This week the school launched a fundraiser for schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  They are collecting school supplies, money and gift cards to send to schools damaged by the storm. The idea for the drive came from two students.  Jack saw the coverage of Hurricane Harvey […]