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  • Saving a Life is So Easy a Mascot Can Do It

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Iowa State University athletics mascot Cy was an impromptu volunteer on Wednesday for a demonstration on how to use a “Stop the Bleed” kit. UnityPoint Health in Des Moines has developed a training program to teach the proper use of the kits that are being distributed nationwide as part of a White House program developed by the Obama administration in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.  The kits include gloves and a tourniquet that can […]

  • Multi-State Crime Spree Ends With Chase and Crash in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A man and woman wanted in Florida and possibly elsewhere were arrested Wednesday after a police chase in Des Moines. It started this morning when a man reported being robbed of his wallet outside a Hy-Vee in West Des Moines.  When an Urbandale officer spotted the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to stop them, the driver took off.  The chase continued eastbound on I-235 during morning rush hour traffic until the driver crashed his vehicle near 31st […]

  • Man Wanted For Questioning in Homicide Could Be Dressing as a Woman

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police believe a man wanted for questioning in 2015 homicide is back in Des Moines and possibly disguising himself as a woman. Alf Clark is being sought on a material witness warrant in the investigation into the shooting death of Tacono Conner on December 27th, 2015.  Amy Stolki was also injured in the shooting. Alf Clark was named as a material witness to the homicide one week later but police haven’t been able to […]

  • Supreme Court Overturns Gorsuch Ruling Against Student with Disabilities

    By Meg Wagner Suing for the cost of private school While U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch answered questions about his judicial career during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the justices whose ranks he hopes to join unanimously struck down a prior decision of his against a student with autism. All eight Supreme Court justices sided with a special-needs Colorado student Wednesday in the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. Endrew’s parents sued his public school for the […]

  • Here’s How Iowa’s Congressional Delegation Says it Will Vote on GOP Health Care Plan

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  The biggest vote of the young Trump presidency comes tomorrow and a pair of Iowa Republicans are breaking with their party’s leader. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Thursday on the American Health Care Act.  Republican leaders call the bill the first step in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. However a number of Republicans say they will not support the bill including two Iowans. On Wednesday […]

  • This is Probably Why You Will Fall for a Fake News Story on Twitter

    By Ese Olumhense And the biggest indicator that a viral tweet is a hoax is… You’re most likely to be duped by a rumor or hoax on Twitter if the message shared has many retweets, a study published Wednesday found. Lots of retweets serve as a sort of “normative cue” for users to both trust and further share the info, Hyegyu Lee, PhD, and Hyun Jung Oh, PhD, researchers at two South Korean universities, found. And frequently retweeted tweets are […]

  • Cyclones Cruise Past Nevada and Into Second Round of the NCAA Tournament

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin  —  The Iowa State Cyclones are one win away from back-to-back trips to the Sweet Sixteen. On Thursday night the Cyclones knocked off the Nevada Wolf Pack in the nightcap of the first day of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, 84-73. The Cyclones were lead by senior point guard Monte Morris with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Deonte Burton had 14 points and both Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas scored 13. The Cyclones play again on Saturday […]

  • Videos Show Massive Fire in Downtown Raleigh

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A huge fire broke out in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday night. The fire happened at a building under construction at 400 W. North St., WTVD reports. The Raleigh Fire just went to 5 Alarms, a Tower Crane has collapsed & adjacent structures are now threatened. Stay safe brothers & sisters! https://t.co/wPGKpVlPbF — Charlotte Fire Comms (@CFD_Alarm) March 17, 2017 Many people took to social media to share dramatic photos and videos of the blaze, which is blanketed […]

  • Cyclones Lead at Halftime in First Round of the NCAA Tournament

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin  —  The Iowa State Cyclones are 20 minutes away from a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. At halftime in Milwaukee the Cyclones lead/trail the Nevada Wolfpack 40-27. The Cyclones are lead at the half by Monte Morris with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner of this game goes on to face the #4 seed Purdue Boilermakers in the second round on Saturday.  The winner of that game will head to the […]

  • NCAA Tournament: The Cyclones are Heading to Milwaukee

    AMES, Iowa  —  Cyclone fans can book their tickets for Wisconsin … the Cyclones are heading to Milwaukee. On Sunday evening the Cyclones learned where, when and against whom they’ll play in the NCAA Tournament.  The Cyclones are five seed in the Midwest bracket.  They’ll play Nevada in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The Cyclones earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big 12 Tournament for the third time in four years on Saturday though they […]

  • Three In Four Years: Cyclones Win Big 12 Tournament Title Again

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri  —  They call it “Hilton South” for a reason. The Iowa State Cyclones raised their third Big 12 Tournament Championship trophy in the last four years on Saturday evening. The Cylcones cruised past #2 seed West Virginia in the title game 80-74. They opened the tournament with a victory over Oklahoma State on Thursday.  They then knocked off TCU in the semifinals Friday.  The Cylcones now secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament next week, though […]

  • Wanted Man Leads Police on Three-County Chase Across Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  An attempted traffic stop on the south side of Des Moines ended in the middle of Guthrie County. Des Moines Police tried to stop a vehicle they believed was being driven by a man wanted on a Felony Probation Violation Warrant near Indianola Road and Park Avenue around 11:00pm on Thursday.  The driver then took off at high speeds, running stop lights reaching speeds of 70 mph in a 30 mph zone on Park Avenue. The chase […]