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    Two Languages, One Message: Shop Ames

    AMES-Iowa — Iowa State University student Ceci Du needed to find an internship project in her advertising major.  She looked at her own life to come up with an idea. She proposed creating an advertising guide of Ames businesses, done in English and in Mandarin Chinese. To her surprise, the idea was approved and produced. ISU has around 3,800 international students. As of last year’s stats almost 2,000 of those students come to Ames from the People’s Republic of China. […]

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    Boone Radio Host Killed in Motorcycle Accident

    AMES, Iowa — A Boone radio host was killed in a motorcycle accident in Story County Thursday night. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says Ben Parsons, 52, was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle in the west bound lane of Highway 30 west of University Avenue Exit and just east of the South Dakota Exit. A Story County Deputy told Channel 13 that two witnesses saw the motorcycle flip end-over-end twice shortly before 8 p.m. Parsons was the […]

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    Buddies to the Rescue in Ames Flash Flood

    AMES, Iowa — Juan Duran didn’t plan to go into the water with his car in Ames late Thursday night.  But when he tried to stop on Grand Avenue where the road goes under the tracks, he couldn’t.  He was bumped by the car behind, which nudged him into the water, where his car stalled. “Called up a tow truck and they told me it would be 20-30 minutes,” said Duran. So with the water rising, he decided to call […]

  • Governor Terry Branstad leads a group unveiling the statue of Senator James Harlan at Iowa Wesleyan College

    Senator Statue Returns to Iowa

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – After being in the United States Capitol since the year 1910, the statue of former Iowa senator James Harlan has returned home.  The Harlan Statue had been on display at the National Statuary Hall Collection until it was replaced with a statue of the late Norman Borlaug. “Senator Harlan was a true statesman and a public servant,” said Governor Terry Branstad in a news release.  Ceremonies to unveil the statue outdoors had to be hastily moved […]

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    Steam Rules Midwest Old Threshers Reunion Weekend

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa- This week the Farm Progress Show focused on the future of farming, the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant looks at agriculture in the other direction.  Each a hundred or so steam-powered tractors come to this Reunion to blow off some steam, literally, and talk old tractors. The Reunion runs from Thursday through September 1. While the centerpiece of the Old Threshers Reunion may be steam tractors, the show also looks back at tractors with internal […]

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    Police Investigate Armed Robbery in Ames

    AMES, Iowa — Ames Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery Thursday morning at Kum and Go on East 13th Street. Officers were on the scene at about 6 a.m. and the store was closed to business. An employee told police a white man displayed a knife or box cutter and demanded money. The suspect is described as being in his 30s or 40s, stocky and approximately 5’4” to 5’6” in height. The suspect left without getting any money, police […]

  • Terri Supino is led from a Jasper County Courtroom after her Change of Venue Hearing

    Change of Venue Granted for Woman Accused in 1983 Double Murder

    NEWTON, Iowa – A change of venue motion has been granted in the case of Terri Supino. Supino is facing charges in a 1983 double murder. Judge Terry Rickers made the ruling after attorneys for the prosecution and defense agreed that finding an impartial jury would be difficult. “It is my understanding that the county attorney and I agree that we would win that motion, and the change of venue should occur,” said Supino’s defense attorney, Steven Addington. During the hearing, […]

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    Gov. Candidate Jack Hatch Tours IA Vet’s Home with Sen. Jim Webb

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa —  State Senator Jack Hatch came to the Iowa Veteran’s Home Friday. The Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa came with former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia who is a Marine and Vietnam veteran. Webb said he’d been around the military his whole life, since his father was a career military officer.  On the visit here he was looking forward to, “going around and seeing how they live and talking about their service.” Webb also said he appreciated Jack’s […]

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    USDA Farm Bill’s Impact on Iowa in Focus In Marshalltown

      MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa-  Eight years ago Iowa Choice Harvest was an idea, but Friday the idea was recognized as a success. USDA Secretary, and former Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack along with Congressman Bruce Braley (D) of Waterloo came to Marshalltown to recognize the co-op. In order to get off the ground Iowa Choice Harvest got a planning grant and a marketing grant and loan monies totaled over $650,000.  The coop and it’s 28 members hope to fill the demand for […]

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    Changes for Fans at Jack Trice Due to Construction

    AMES, Iowa — Due to construction in the south end zone area of Jack Trice Stadium, Iowa State wants fans to be aware of some changes for parking, gate entry, and other aspects of game day operations. According to a release from the university, fans should enter the stadium at the gate number printed on their tickets. Only fans sitting in the south end zone should use Gate 3. No single game tickets will be sold at the south end […]

  • Ngor Makuey is charged with the first degree murder of Rupert Anderson. (WHO-HD)

    Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of 97-Year-Old Man

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The 19-year-old accused of killing a 97-year-old man entered his pleas of not guilty to a variety of charges in court Wednesday. Ngor Makuey of Des Moines is charged with first degree murder in Rupert “Andy” Anderson’s death. Police found Andy and his wife Harriet beaten inside their home at 4400 East 46th Street in early July. Andy died at the hospital but Harriet survived. Makuey also faces charges of attempted murder, 1st degree robbery, and 1st […]

  • Iowa State Fair: Free Sweet Corn Impressing Texans

    DES MOINES, Iowa — In recent years the Iowa State Fair has been home to a free sweet corn feed.  Friday was the day this year, as hundreds lined up in rain coats to get a free ear of tasty fresh cooked sweet corn slathered in butter. The corn is donated by Ron Deardorff of Adel.  Mike Elsberry of Ogden does the cooking in a huge cooker on wheels.  He cooks 200-300 ears every six minutes to get the corn […]


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