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  • Firefighters on scene of early monring apartment fire in Des Moines (Travis Jungling WHO_HD)

    Des Moines Apartments Evacuated in Overnight Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Fire at Gray’s Lake Apartments at 2700 block of Fleur Drive caused residents to be evacuated early Monday morning. The fire was called in approximately at 12:30 a.m. Firefighters said there was a fire in the ceiling of at least one of the apartments. MidAmerican Energy was called to shut off power and gas to the complex.  Some residents say they did not hear any smoke alarms prior to being evacuated.

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    Dixie Cornell Gebhardt Week Proclaimed in Iowa

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa- Governor Terry Branstad has proclaimed March 23-29, as Dixie Cornell Gebhardt Week in Iowa. That week  leads up to March 29th, which is Iowa Flag Day. Gebhardt is the designer of the Iowa State Flag. On March 28th, the community of Knoxville will observe Iowa Flag day at the childhood home of its creator. “It took several years to design the flag,” said Roslin Thompson, who is the Knoxville Public Librarian.  The Library in Knoxville is partnering with […]

  • Model Garden Railroad at the Iowa Flower, Lawn, and Garden Show (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Model Railroad Draws People to Garden Show

    DES MOINES, Iowa- A big draw for the Iowa Flower, Lawn and Garden Show is a garden surrounded by model railroad tracks. The Central Iowa Garden Railroad Society gets an invite every year to bring their model rail setup into the Varied Industries Building. The show is held each year at the Iowa State Fairground. “I think it brings people into the show and creates a lot of interest,” said Mike Kidman, of the Central Iowa Garden Railroad Society.  “The […]

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    Knoxville Businesses Closed Due To Falling Bricks

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa -Bricks falling from a building in downtown Knoxville has closed four nearby businesses. Bricks from the vacant building, located at 113 3rd Street, fell into an alley Saturday. Marion County, which owns the building, is moving forward to demolish the structure. Engineers are attempting to determine if there is asbestos in the building. “The County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution approving demolition of the building,” said Cal Stephens, who is the Marion County Facilities Director.  In an email […]

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    New Sharon Among Most Affordable Small Towns in America

    NEW SHARON, Iowa – The Business Insider has named New Sharon the most affordable small town in Iowa. The Mahaska County community of 1293 people was on a list put together by Business Insider of the most affordable small town in each of the 50 states. To find the most affordable town, Business Insider took census bureau data and 2013 population estimates for towns between 1000 and 10,000 population. The study used housing costs as the measuring stick.Housing, which eats up […]

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    Iowa DNR Considers Closing State Nursery

    AMES, Iowa- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is considering the possibility of closing the State Conservation Seedling Nursery.  The facility, which has been open since the 1930’s has seen falling demand for seedling trees over the past decade.  The DNR is planning to make a decision on the future of the facility in two weeks.  That would allow time to plant trees for another season, should the Nursery stay open. A public meeting on the future of the forestry […]

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    DNR Reveals “Park Madness” Brackets

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Iowa DNR is staging its own version of March Madness, with a competition to find Iowa’s most favorite park. The competition begins today for Iowans to vote from among eight parks, two from each quadrant of the state. The DNR asks fans to watch their Facebook Page to vote, Northeast Regional Voting goes live at 8pm on March 18th Bracket Schedule: March 18 Northeast Regional:  Lake McBride vs Volga River March 21 Southeast Regional: Lake Darling […]

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    Des Moines St Patrick’s Day Parade Photo Gallery

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Sons of St. Patrick put on their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through downtown Des Moines.

  • Members of LiUNA pack letters to deliver to the Iowa Utilities Board (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Union Members Campaign for Dakota Access Pipeline

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Members of the Laborers Union International, or LiUNA, Local 353 delivered letters to the Iowa Utilities Board supporting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Across Iowa.   The Union is supporting the project due to the possible 4,000  construction jobs the line would create. The proposed 30 inch line would move oil from the Baaken fields in North Dakota to a terminal in Illinois.   The line would travel 343 miles through 18 Iowa counties. During a […]

  • O-Donor Day at LifeServe donor center in Des Moines (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    O-Donor Day Draws Blood Donors

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Dozens of blood donors came out Monday morning to give O-negative blood. LifeServe of Iowa sponsored the drive along with WHO Radio’s Van and Bonnie. O-negative blood is sought after as it is a universal type and can be used in trauma situations and for newborns.  Medical helicopters carry O-negative as it can be used on any patient. LifeServe Blood Center works to help keep several days supply on hand for all types. Only 6 per cent […]

  • Fans Pack Auditorium for UNI Selection Show Appearance

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- The Northern Iowa Panthers were selected in the NCAA Men’s basketball Tournament as a 5 Seed, to take on 12 Seed, Wyoming in Seattle Friday.A crowd of Purple and Gold Panther fans crowded into the Gallagher-Bluedorn Auditorium on the UNI Campus Sunday afternoon for the live CBS Selection Sunday broadcast.  A live CBS camera was on hand for interviews prior to the Selection Show. When The University of Northern Iowa flashed up on the bracket on the […]

  • The Martin Marietta Quarry Near Colfax is being donated to the community. (Roger Riley WHO-HD photo)

    Colfax Quarry Donated to Become A Park

      COLFAX, Iowa- The City of Colfax is about to receive a gift. A quarry, which has reached the end of production.  The Martin Marietta Corporation is closing its mine located north of Colfax by Interstate 80.  The community will take possession of the property on April 20th. The Iowa State University Design College is assisting with students to help come up with design ideas. So far, Colfax does not yet have a budge to develop the area. Doug Garrett, […]


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