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    HEAVY RAIN: Roads Washed Out In SW Iowa

    No tornadoes were reported in central Iowa, but many people in southwest Iowa are cleaning up following severe weather on Tuesday. Heavy rainfall caused fairly substantial damage in the town of Leon. “We have some roads washed out, some culverts washed out, we have water going around bridges, completely water logged is what the situation is,” Decatur County engineer Dan Doerfler explained. Doerfler along with a couple dozen other staff members are spending the day touring the county, trying to […]

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    GRASSLEY TOUR: Town Hall Meetings

    Republican Iowa senator Charles Grassley is on his annual 99-county tour of Iowa. For a number of years, Grassley has used the U.S. Senate’s summer break to tour each county in the state and hear what is on the minds of Iowans. In Chariton on Thursday Grassley shared that he expects court rulings any day on two cases he has battled the White House on.  One concerns the claim by the White House of executive privilege on withholding the release […]

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    FLAGSHIP STORE: Iowa’s First Microsoft Store Opens

    The first Microsoft store in Iowa is now open at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. Microsoft has done a nationwide rollout of physical stores. The store carries the Xbox, surface tablets and the Microsoft phones. It will also soon sell the new Surface Pro 3 announced Wednesday. The store, located in center court, is not just for new products, but also to help out Microsoft customers. “Sometimes getting through to the 800 number isn’t always that easy […]

  • CARCAM VIDEO: Ride Along Following Storm

    We have shown you CarCam shots of breaking winter storms. Now, ride along with Channel 13′s Roger Riley as he follows the storm on the ground from western Iowa into the  Des Moines metro area.

  • FT. DODGE PROM: Court Honors Students Facing Challenges

    Fort Dodge Senior High student leaders decided to do something different with prom. After the school district underwent a program called “Rachel’s Challenge” they learned about trying to prevent bullying in their school.  One way to do that is to reach out to some students who have in the past may have been subjected to teasing. The idea was first launched last year.  It went so well they decided to do it again. “These students work just as hard, or […]

  • STOP BULLYING: ISU Athletes Help Spread Message

    Some Woodward-Granger students spent a gripping Thursday morning learning the direct impact of what bullying can lead to. Seven ISU Student athletes including basketball star Georges Niang, came to share with students grades four through nine how to stop bullying. Featured speaker was Kirk Smalley of Perkins, Oklahoma who lost his son Ty to suicide after he was reprimanded for standing up to a bully. The bully had bothered Ty for two years before he stood up to him. Since […]

  • AMES CELEBRATION: Incidents Despite VEISHEA Cancellation

    Ames Police said the warm spring weather led to many people coming out to Ames to Campustown. Commander Geoff Huff reported no major incidents, however Friday evening was not without some drama. One woman was rescued from College Creek after a report of a woman face-down in the water.  She was treated and released from Mary Greeley Medical Center, and then arrested. One person was stabbed in the leg, and taken by car to the hospital, one man was found down […]

  • CAMPUSTOWN CHAOS: One Seriously Hurt Overnight

    At least one man was seriously hurt overnight when a celebration during VEISHEA week at Iowa State University got out of control. Crowds flipped cars, pulled down light poles and removed stop signs. ISU President Steven Leath says his senior cabinet will meet Wednesday morning to talk about the situation and evaluate the rest of the week’s official activities. It started around 11:30 Tuesday night when two large groups from Welch Avenue and Stanton Avenue converged.  People threw objects at officers […]

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    PHOTO GALLERY: I-Cubs Open Workout

    Photos of the I-Cubs as they practice at Principal Park ahead of their Thursday season opener...

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    STATE PANEL: Bisignano Can Run Despite OWI Convictions

    A State Panel has unanimously concluded that Tony Bisignano is eligible to vote and is able to run for State Senate. His opponent Ned Chiodo had challenged his eligibility due to OWI convictions. The panel consisting of State Auditor Mary Moisman, Secretary of State Matt Schultz, and Attorney General Tom Miller each took time this week to review the complex legal case. Attorney General Miller said he and his staff spent much time discussing this but in the end it […]

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    OMELET BREAKFAST: Boone Tradition Raises Money

    There is a long tradition in Boone that has lasted over 20 years and that is the omelet breakfast. Each spring before planting and in fall after the harvest, Boone residents gather at the fairgrounds for an omelet breakfast.  For six bucks you get a huge omelet packed with bacon ham and sausage and your coffee or juice. It’s a great time for people to get together but it’s also to raise some money. “It’s one of the few functions […]

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    OUTSIDE LEARNING: Urbandale Students Join Forces With Bridgestone

    Urbandale students got a chance to get some real-world learning outside the classroom this week when they joined forces with work teams at Bridgestone Tire in Des Moines. The class for gifted students worked through the Iowa Quality Center to solve a work flow problem. They presented their ideas to the Bridgestone team. In one case, it was determined a machine was in the wrong place to do its task effectively. The students learned methods of problem solving as a […]