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  • KTIA Station Manager Chris Rohloff, talks with MAc J. Michael McCoy left at KTIA's new studio (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    KTIA-FM Christian Talk Radio Moves Studio to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — After decades of broadcasting from KTIA-FM, 99.3 has moved studios from Boone to Des Moines. The station was run for many years on AM & FM as KFGQ by Boone Biblical Ministries. The station was sold to another owner, before being purchased by The Truth Network five years ago. “It’s our desire to be a voice for the Christian community in Des Moines metro area,” said KTIA Manager, Chris Rohloff. “Many years ago there was a […]

  • Sign at Beeds Lake near Hampton cautions swimmers to helath risks (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    PHOTO GALLERY: Friends Group Working to Clean Up Beeds Lake

    HAMPTON, Iowa — Friends of Beeds Lake held their annual omelet breakfast as a fundraiser to help improve the lake on Sunday. Signs at the lake beech warn swimmers to swim at their own risk, and not to drink the water, due to levels of E coli bacteria. The lake has been monitored for the bacteria since 2000. “It’s kind of back hidden away, our tiny little corner of heaven,” said Megan Donaldson, of the Friends of Beeds Lake group. […]

  • Harrison Barnes posing along with friends and trophy at City Hall in Ames.

    Harrison Barnes Brings NBA Championship Trophy Back Home to Ames

    AMES, Iowa — Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors brought the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy back to Ames on Saturday. Barnes, a starter for Golden State, brought the trophy home as he served as grand marshal for Ames’ 4th of July parade. “The people in Ames, the people in Iowa, they’ve supported me since day one,” Barnes said Saturday. “Back to when we were getting bounced out of Sub-State, to winning state championships, to going to college and […]

  • Traffic heading north past Ames on I-35 (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Survey:America Hitting the Road This Weekend

    DES MOINES, Iowa- A national survey by Trip Advisor shows 32% of people in this country plan to travel over the Independence Day Holiday. The majority of the people plan to depart on Thursday. Two Thirds (66%) of those traveling plan to take the car. 24% plan to take extra time off over the weekend. Over lunch at the Des Moines Sculpture Park Marylynn Hudson, of Ankeny was planning a road trip to Omaha to see friends and family. Stephanie […]

  • Iowa Catholic Leaders gather at DMACC Ankeny to discuss Climate Change (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa Catholic Leaders Highlight Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

    ANKENY, Iowa- Catholic leaders from the state of Iowa, along with interfaith, and energy advocates held a news conference to highlight the importance of the papal statement on climate change.  The document issued by Pope Francis was the motivation to urge Catholics to take this message to presidential candidates who are roaming the state. Bishop Richard Pates in  a news release, encouraged Iowans to raise the issues with the candidates. “We have a unique opportunity to keep the issue of […]

  • Brad Baker works to set up his camper at Ledges State Park near Boone (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    After Wet Weather State Parks Mostly Ready for July 4th Weekend

    BOONE, Iowa- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources now reports most Iowa State Parks are ready for the 4th of July weekend, after heavy rain and flooding struck many parks. The only park in Iowa, which remains closed is Walnut Woods State Park, near Des Moines. It is being cleaned up and should open next week. The Lower Canyon at Ledges State Park has reopened after high water last week, though officials caution it could close if there is another […]

  • Trucker checks load before driving north on I-35 (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Concrete Block Falls Off Truck Near Ames

    AMES, Iowa- Late this morning a concrete block fell from a truck, blocking an on-ramp to I-35 near Ames. According to Dina McKenna, of the Story County Sheriff’s Office, an excavation company truck was leaving Highway 30 eastbound on the ramp to I-35 Northbound, when the mishap occurred. The incident halted northbound traffic for a short time on I-35. The DOT helped to move the block off to the side of the ramp so that could be opened again. There […]

  • Kathy Davison, left and Kathy Sorensen, right, both were nurses at Clarinda MHI (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Last Day at Clarinda Mental Health Institute

    CLARINDA, Iowa — It was a somber last day for workers at Clarinda Mental Health Institute. Around 40 employees and retirees gathered for a last pot luck lunch at the facility. The last patient was moved to another location last Friday. The closing means 53 employees will be laid off. The Mt. Pleasant facility will also close laying off 28 employees. “Today is a very sad day,” said former MHI Registered Nurse Ann Davison. “It’s a sad day for all […]

  • Ames Police Identify One of Two Robbery Suspects

    AMES, Iowa — Ames Police have identified one of two suspects in an armed robbery that occurred on the city’s southwest side Monday morning. Authorities have identified one suspect as 25-year-old Jeremy McCorley of Ames. Arrests warrants have been issued for first-degree robbery and assault while participating in a felony, according to the Ames Police Department. The second suspect in this case has not been identified at this time. Police Commander Jason Tuttle said around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, two black […]

  • 91 Year old Willard Hostettler on the green Oliver center screen, pulls into line at the WHO Tractor Ride 2015 (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    WHO Radio Tractor Ride 2015 Begins Near Boone

    BOONE, Iowa — WHO Radio’s Tractor Ride 2015 got underway Monday near Boone with 530 tractors and drivers waiting in line.  The ride is based at the Central Iowa Expo Grounds, with riders making a loop somewhere on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Monday the riders are scheduled to visit Eby Trailers in Story City for lunch. They will then visit the Jeff and Deb Hansen Ag Center at Iowa State. The ride attracts all kinds of tractors of all colors, […]

  • Riders take the Motorcycle Course at DMACC in Ankeny

    Training to Ride Safe at DMACC

    ANKENY, Iowa — A course at Ankeny’s DMACC involves not only books but a driving course as well. The 15 hour course is enables people who have never ridden to learn basic riding safety. The school provides motorcycles and helmet. Class members must go through an online course before being admitted to the riding class. Students do not need to have a motorcycle license, but do need a valid Iowa driver’s license. The class is held outdoors on a parking […]

  • Tor Erickson, of Northern California displays his hand crafted rocking chairs the the Des Moines Art Festival (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Arts Festival: California Artist Brings his Own Art Box

    DES MOINES, Iowa-  The Des Moines Arts Festival came to a conclusion on Sunday. There were many people under sunny and humid conditions. Tor Erickson of Nevada City, California brings a huge pine box to display his hand-crafted rocking chairs. Erickson attended Grinnell College back in the 1990’s. “It’s been awesome, its been incredible,” said Erickson of his weekend in Des Moines. “I lived in Iowa in the late 1990’s and we didn’t get over to Des Moines that much, […]

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