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  • Hillary Clinton at the Adel Family Fun Center (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Hillary Clinton Stops By Adel Bowling Alley to Criticize Big Corporation

    ADEL, Iowa — Hillary Clinton took issue with Johnson Controls over a decision to merge with Tyco International in Ireland.  The move looks to save the company $150 million in US taxes. Clinton said Johnson Controls lobbied for a bailout of the auto industry in 2008.  Johnson Controls is a supplier to the auto industry. “Now they want to move overseas for the sole purpose, of escaping their fair share of taxes to support what made them be a company […]

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    ESPN’s Musberger and Fraschilla Share Sports Insights with Ames Chamber

    AMES, Iowa — The Ames Chamber of Commerce hosted an event Tuesday night that featured ESPN personalities Brent Musberger and Fran Fraschilla. The event was held in the Sukup End Zone facility with the snow-covered Jack Trice Stadium lit up as a backdrop. Both men have covered the Cyclones in Ames as a part of coverage for ESPN. Musberger broadcasted the game Monday night when ISU defeated Kansas. He agreed to stay and join Fraschilla in putting together a back-and-forth conversation […]

  • Ted Cruz campaigns inside a cattle show barn in Osceola (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Rick Perry Stumping for Ted Cruz Across Iowa

    OSCEOLA, Iowa — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined Texas Sen.Ted Cruz in Osceola on Tuesday to give testament to the man who is running for president. Perry, a former candidate, said he spent the last four months getting to know Cruz the man. Perry admitted before that time he really didn’t know Cruz, but rather the caricature the media painted him out to be. Cruz drove to Round Top, Texas, and spent the day driving around with Perry. “This […]

  • ISU Students enjoying hotbeef stew from the Iowa Beef Producers and Hy-Vee (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    ISU Students in Line at Hilton Warmed by Hot Beef Stew

    AMES, Iowa — Students in line for the Iowa State men’s basketball game against Kansas got a little break today. The Iowa Cattle Producers and HyVee handed out hot beef stew to those in line. The beef producers told the students that they wanted to support them while they are in line out in the cold and also tell them that beef is healthy to eat. The line of students, tents, tables and sofas would more than once around the […]

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    Line of Tents Stretching Around Hilton Before Kansas-Iowa State Game

    AMES, Iowa — The line of tents continues to grow more than three-quarters of the way around Hilton Coliseum. Fans are lined up prior to Iowa State’s big game against Kansas on Monday in Ames. Fans say authorities have been by twice to check to make sure heaters are being run safely. A fire destroyed one tent late last week.

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    Carson Campaign Resumes after Volunteer’s Death

    GLENWOOD, Iowa — Dr. Ben Carson resumed his presidential campaign Thursday after it was suspended earlier this week due to the death of volunteer staff member Braden Joplin. Joplin was killed Tuesday when a campaign van rolled on I-80 near Atlantic. The staffers were en route to Glenwood to post flyers for the campaign visit there. The campaign announced that from now on their town hall meetings would be referred to as “Trust in God Townhalls.” Joplin’s last Facebook post […]

  • Iowa DOT Traffic Command Center in Ankeny (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa DOT Opens New Traffic Management Center

    ANKENY, Iowa- The Iowa DOT has opened a new Traffic Management Center in Ankeny to track traffic conditions and accidents statewide. A smaller traffic center was located in the basement of DOT Headquarters in Ames. The new facility is located in the building with the DOT Driver’s License station on Corporate Woods Drive in Ankeny.  The new center can show 48 cameras at once, from all over the state.  The DOT has a total of 320 traffic cameras around the […]

  • New Kingland Building in Campustown in Ames. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Ames’ Kingland Building New Home of Iowa State Daily

    AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State Daily student newspaper has a new home. After 75 years in Hamilton Hall, the publication has relocated to the new Kingland Building in Campustown. The office re-located right before Christmas. “We’ve moved out of Hamilton Hall where we’ve been for the last number of years we’re celebrating 125 years of the Iowa State Daily this year,” said Lawrence Cunningham, the General Manager, and Publisher of the Iowa State Daily. A big advantage is space […]

  • John Wayne's daughter Aissa Wayne, endorsed Donald Trump in Winterset. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    John Wayne’s Daughter Endorsing Donald Trump for President

    WINTERSET, Iowa — GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump was endorsed by the daughter of John Wayne on Tuesday morning. Aissa Wayne met trump at the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum in Winterset. Standing in front of a wax statue of John Wayne, Trump said that he had met Wayne one time and was very impressed with him. “I just think that he’s bigger than life,” said Aissa Wayne. “I think that he transcends politics, and I think he’s going to […]

  • View from inside toasty warm Reiman Gardens Butterfly Wing. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Tropical Weather in Central Iowa

    AMES, Iowa — The temperatures have been below zero, so what better time to find somewhere warm in central Iowa. The Reiman Gardens Butterfly Wing at Iowa State University was a busy place on the Martin Luther King Holiday. Kids with no school brought parents along. 400 butterflies flew about among steamy green plants. Visitors can watch the butterflies feed on sweet nectar and some flowers. “We keep it about 80 degrees, and 80 percent relative humidity because they are exothermic […]

  • Blaine Rockman's family ice house is fishing for a first place in line to the Oklahoma ISU game Monday. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Cyclone Fans Brave Sub-Zero Temperatures, Line Up for Oklahoma Game

    AMES, Iowa — Iowa State students are braving below zero weather to get in line for Monday’s game against the Oklahoma Sooners. William Rockman of Spirit Lake borrowed his parents ice fishing house. William and Tess Bergman of Eagan, Minnesota, were camping inside the heated ice house Sunday afternoon. The house has propane heat, electricity, and spotty internet service. They passed the time by playing cards. The house was set up on Saturday and some students slept inside with the mercury […]

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    MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ Returns to Des Moines for Live Broadcast

    DES MOINES, Iowa — MSNBC’s Morning Joe Program made a return visit to Java Joe’s Coffee House in Des Moines on Friday. The show made a one-day visit to the coffee shop in order to interview GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We came out here, Donald was going to be out here, we knew it would sort of be a hub for all the smart wise voters of Iowa, who like to pass thru and see whats going on in […]

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