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  • ARL Says Dog Owners Are Thinking About Heat Safety All Wrong

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Animal Rescue League of Central Iowa says people are getting the message. We’ve heard weeks of warnings about the dangers of leaving dogs in cars on hot days.  The ARL says its been called out at least four times to check on a dog left in a car in a parking lot. “The misconception is ‘how long can I keep my dog in car?'” says Josh Colvin with the ARL, “That shouldn’t be the question. […]

  • State Treasurer Calls on Governor Reynolds to Lead Her Party After Anderson Verdict

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Democratic State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald says Governor Kim Reynolds is washing her hands of responsibility for leaders in her party. On Tuesday former Senate Republican Caucus Communications Director Kirsten Anderson was awarded $2.2 million by a Polk County jury after she sued the state claiming she was fired for complaining about years of sexual harassment. On Thursday Fitzgerald released this statement about the role he says Governor Reynolds plays in the controversy: “This week a jury […]

  • OJ Simpson Granted Parole from Nevada Prison

    LOVELOCK, Nevada  — OJ Simpson will soon be a free man again. On Thursday afternoon a Nevada parole board unanimously granted him early release from prison.  He was serving a 32 year sentence but will released after serving nine years.  He is expected to be released in early October. Simpson has spent the last nine years in prison in Nevada after being convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon after holding a sports memorabilia dealer at […]

  • Baby Mariana Dies From Complications of Cold Sore Virus

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  A West Des Moines infant has passed away 10 days after being hospitalized after coming in contact with someone with a cold sore. “Our princess Mariana Reese Sifrit gained her angel wings at 8:41 am this morning in her daddy’s arms and her mommy right beside her,” Nicole Sifrit posted on her Facebook page Tuesday morning, “in her 18 days of life she made a huge impact on the world and we hope with Mariana’s Story […]

  • Woman Shot at Her Gender-Reveal Party Was Not Pregnant

    CINCINNATI — An Ohio woman who claimed she lost her baby during a shooting at her gender reveal party was never pregnant, police told the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cheyanne Willis, 21, hosted friends for a gender reveal party on July 8. Two gunmen opened fire at the party killing Autum Garrett, 22 of Huntington, Indiana, and injuring 8 others. An 8-year-old, a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old were among the victims who suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said. “The purpose of the party was to […]

  • Hawkeyes Launch New Football Ticket Program Promising a Different Seat for Every Game

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  The University of Iowa wants to give football fans the chance to enjoy the action at Kinnick Stadium from every angle. On Monday the school launched the “Fight For Iowa Mobile Ticketing Program.”  The new season ticket plan is mobile in more way than one.  All seven tickets are electronic only so you’ll need your mobile phone to get into the stadium.  Your seats will also keep you mobile.  Each week you’ll be assigned a different […]

  • Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye

    Birmingham, England — A doctor recently found 27 contact lenses “lost” in a 67-year-old woman’s eye while preparing her for cataract surgery, according to a write-up in the British Medical Journal. According to the report, the woman was unaware of the lenses and had not previously complained of eye pain. Doctors found a “hard mass” of 17 contact lenses that were “bound together by mucus,” according to the report. Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist, told Optometry Today an additional 10 lenses […]

  • Delta Hits Back at Ann Coulter After Her ‘Public Attack’ on Twitter Over Seat Mix-Up

    ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines has hit back at what it called a “public attack” on its employees and customers after conservative pundit Ann Coulter posted a series of angry tweets over an inflight seat mix-up she experienced over the weekend. “We are disappointed that the customer has chosen to publicly attack our employees and other customers by posting derogatory and slanderous comments and photos in social media,” Delta said in a statement on Sunday, further describing Coulter’s behavior as […]

  • Airline Says ‘Passed Gas’ Did Not Force Plane Evacuation at NC Airport

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Reports that an American Airlines plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was evacuated on Sunday after a passenger “passed gas” are untrue, the airline said in a statement. Flight 1927 from Charlotte to Raleigh landed at 2:21 p.m. on Sunday. Shortly after the plane arrived at the gate, several passengers complained of an odor in the cabin, airline spokeswoman Lakesha Brown told the News & Observer.  According to WNCN, passengers were evacuated from the plane after experiencing “headaches and nausea” […]

  • Donnie Wahlberg Leaves $2,000 Tip at North Carolina Waffle House

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New Kids on the Block star and “Blue Bloods” actor Donnie Wahlberg left a massive $2,000 tip for workers at a Waffle House in Charlotte. Wahlberg, who was in town for a New Kids on the Block concert Thursday night, posted a picture on Facebook of the tip handwritten on a mere $82.60 bill. The post read, “My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars – for years! So, when I walk into a Waffle House, and the […]

  • ‘Slime Eels’ Turn Oregon Highway into Gooey Mess after Truck Overturns

    DEPOE BAY, Ore. – A truck filled with slimy, eel-like fish overturned along an Oregon highway Thursday, converting the roadway into a scene reminiscent of the movie “Ghostbusters.” Thanks @OregonDOT pic.twitter.com/SmwHtWLeQ3 — Depoe Bay Fire Dist. (@DepoeBayFire) July 13, 2017 The truck’s cargo was originally bound for Korea for consumption, according to the Oregon State Police, where they are considered a delicacy. The animals are actually hagfish, not eels, but are commonly known as “slime eels” or “snot snakes.” The accident happened […]

  • ‘It Didn’t Seem Real’: Mountain Lion Jumps onto Sleeping Woman’s Bed

    COLUSA, Calif. – Surveillance cameras recorded a mountain lion jumping through the window of a Colusa, California apartment, according to KTXL-TV. Wildlife officials say the big cat crashed through the window on July 4, after it ran into a door at a bowling alley next door off Main Street in Colusa. The woman inside was sleeping when the lion jumped on her bed. “She was asleep and it landed on her bed and actually at first I think she said […]