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    Oskaloosa Tries Out New Bus Service

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — A new bus service has begun in Oskaloosa. A group of community leaders met to discuss transportation needs in the city. It is estimated currently 6% of the people and Mahaska County do not have access to vehicle transportation. As a result of those meetings a new two year pilot program was formed. The service runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It runs on an hourly loop throughout the community. It stops at places like Penn Central […]

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    Gov. Branstad Gives Update on Iowa Flooding Situation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds held their weekly news conference Monday to brief the media on flood relief efforts by state government. Joining the morning briefing was Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director, Mark Schouten. This past week the governor and Schouten toured flooded areas of northwest Iowa, including Rock Rapids and Rock Valley. The governor said he was “moved by the outpouring of support the communities are receiving.” He added that […]

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    Water Safety the Focus at World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

    ALTOONA, Iowa – Water safety is a big deal at the Altoona Campus Aquatic Park. On Friday, the pool joined thousands of others across the country in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson. A busload of Southeast Polk students were in the water on a beautiful Friday morning. According to Director of Aquatics Mike Foote the purpose of the event is raise awareness for students and parents on the importance of knowing how to be safe around the water. “The idea […]


    D-Day Celebration at the Iowa Veterans Home

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – It was a day of memories for two special veterans at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown. Freddie Lindsey, 92, grew up in Des Moines and Sioux City. He remembers D-Day vividly. He and his unit were laying mine wires on Utah beach. The enemy “shot our boats to pieces,” said Lindsey. He found himself sinking to the bottom of the water with a 40 pound backpack strapped to him.  He was able to grab his knife […]

  • SHARK TANK: School Business Project Gives Back

    As the school year comes to a close, Iowa Falls students are learning how to give back while learning math. Eight grade math students in Laura Scott’s class at Riverbend Middle School started a project based on the business-themed show Shark Tank. Students created their own products and started their own business. Mrs. Scott says all the businesses were successful, earning more than $1,200. The students decided to give the money back to the community. One group bought supplies to […]

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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 […]