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  • State Representative Chip Baltimore Arrested on OWI and Gun Charges

    AMES, Iowa  —  Boone County Republican State Representative Chip Baltimore is facing drunk-driving and gun charges following a traffic stop in Ames early Friday morning. According to online court records authorities were dispatched to Interstate 35 near Ames around 4:00am on a report of a reckless driver in a dark colored SUV.  Minutes later an Ames Police officer spotted a vehicle matching that description traveling 55 mph in a 70 mph zone.  As the officer began following the vehicle he […]

  • Missing Ankeny Woman Found Safe

    ANKENY, Iowa  —  A woman reported missing Thursday in Ankeny has been found safe. Shyann “Marie” Grover was reported missing Thursday morning after not being seen for 24 hours.  Authorities believed she was trying to travel to Sioux City.  Police aren’t saying where she was found but do say she is safe.

  • Loose Meat Sandwich Eating Contest Coming to Iowa this Summer

    OTTUMWA, Iowa  —  New York City has the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest … now Ottumwa has an eating contest of its own. “Major League Eating”, the same organization that hosts the hot dog eating championship ever year, will bring a new eating contest to Wapello County this summer.  The World Championship Canteen Sandwich Eating Contest will be held on June 2nd in Ottumwa. “Canteen sandwiches” are better known to most Iowans as “loose meat sandwiches.”  The contest takes […]

  • Arrest Made in Pleasant Hill Gun Theft, Shots Fired Investigation

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa  —  Pleasant Hill Police say they’ve found the man who allegedly stole two guns from a vehicle last week and fired a gunshot as he ran away. 20-year-old Christian Smith is charged with Robbery, Burglary and Trafficking in Stolen Weapons.  He was taken into custody on Friday, January 12th by the Pleasant Hill Police Department’s K9 team of Officer Jason Burke and partner Rook. Smith is accused of stealing two guns from a truck early in the […]

  • Foxhoven Says DHS Case Loads Higher Than Previously Reported

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Jerry Foxhoven told lawmakers on Wednesday that they haven’t been given an accurate estimate of the case load of DHS employees and he plans to correct that. Foxhoven says a new estimate of the average case load of DHS case workers will be released Thursday and the new figure will be much higher than lawmakers had previously heard.  Foxhoven says the blame laws with a flawed formula previously used by the DHS.  Under that formula the […]

  • Agnes Yarlee’s Family Testify in Abraham Roberts First Degree Murder Trial

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Thursday in the First Degree Murder trial of Abraham Roberts the jury heard graphic testimony of how Agnes Yarlee died.\ Roberts is accused of shooting and killing Yarlee, his girlfriend and the mother of his child, in their Johnston apartment last April. A crime scene investigator walked the jury through the apartment today while playing video recorded as she arrived on scene.  The video showed Yarlee’s body slumped over on the couch with a baby […]

  • Gen. Orr Highlights National Guard’s Work in Wars in Middle East and Here at Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Thursday Iowa’s top soldier commanded the floor at the State Capitol to update lawmakers on the status of Iowa’s citizen soldiers. “Your Iowa National Guard is truly making a difference every day in Iowa and around the world,” Major General Timothy Orr says has he started his speech to update lawmakers on the status of the Guard. Orr told lawmakers that 2017 was another exemplary year for the Iowa National Guard.  Currently more than 800 solders and […]

  • USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships Returning to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Drake Relays won’t be the only championship competition on the Blue Oval in 2018. On Thursday USA Track & Field announced its Outdoor Championships will be held in Des Moines this year.  The event will be hosted at Drake Stadium from June 21st-24th.  This is the 4th time in the last 10 years Drake University has hosted the event. The 2018 Drake Relays will be held April 25th-29th at Drake Stadium and other sites around […]

  • Iowa Able Foundation Providing Financial Coaching to Those Most in Need

    AMES, Iowa  —  We all know that medical services and devices are costly.  That’s especially true for those with disabilities and the elderly who struggle to find a way to pay while living with little or know income.  That’s where the group Iowa Able comes in.  The Ames-based group works to help those with disabilities and the elderly manage their finances and apply for loans. Executive Director Charles Hoffman-Zinnel and Finance Director Abbey Westbrook joined the Channel 13 News at […]

  • Secretary of State Paul Pate Reminds Iowans of New Voter ID Law

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Secretary of State Paul Pate says the time for arguing the politics of a voter ID law are over and its time for Iowans to make sure they’re ready for the changes. In 2017 the Iowa Legislature passed Pate’s voter ID legislation, requiring all Iowans to have a state-issued ID before they’re given a ballot on election day.  For most Iowans that means showing a driver’s license.  Those who don’t have licenses will be issued a […]

  • Kirsten Anderson Responds to Governor Reynolds’ Sexual Harassment Comments

    Without proactive solutions, it’s simply political pandering. Now is the time for accountability on#harassment. She should’ve acted swiftly 4.5 yrs ago. https://t.co/u3UK2EHfeA — Kirsten D. Anderson (@KirstenisKit) January 10, 2018 DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The woman at the center of last year’s sexual harassment lawsuit against the state and the Republican Senate Caucus is criticizing Governor Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address. “Throughout history, sexual harassment has been a stain on our culture, a destructive force—in politics, media and entertainment, in […]

  • Two Arrests Made in First Homicide of 2018 in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Two people are now in custody and charged with First Degree Murder for the shooting death of a Des Moines man. Thirty-nine-year-old Cory Channon was found dead around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday in an apartment  at 1332 21st Street.  Police say he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. Police say around midnight, just 30 minutes after Channon was found, a potential suspect contacted the Des Moines Police Department and surrendered into custody without incident. At […]