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    Bubble Soccer Comes to West Des Moines

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- On Friday morning Iowa was introduced to something called Bubble Soccer. The concept takes a little explaining, but once understood can lead to some fun. Players are inside of a giant air inflated bubble.  They enter the bubble and wear it kind of like a back pack. Players can be knocked flying with out much risk of being injured. “In theory the goal is to play soccer to score goals, but in reality, the fun is just […]

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    Cyclone Football Goes Virtual Reality For Recruiting

    AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State University Cyclones Football team has a new recruiting tool, which takes potential ISU students and team members into a Game Day experience at Jack Trice Stadium. Head Coach Paul Rhoads had heard about the use of virtual reality in sports training.  He had an idea, not so much for training, but for recruiting. “Iowa State is a place on the cutting edge of technology, including the development of the computer,” said Gerritt Chernoff, ISU Director […]

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    Ames Parks Get Ready For Winter

    AMES, Iowa- The Ames Park and Recreation Department is getting ready for winter. With the warm fall weather, it may be hard for some to think of icy cold wind or snow. Ames Park and Rec crews this week have started to get the parks ready for the coming winter. Crews are working to turn off water fountains, and water to restrooms throughout the Ames Park system. “We understand that residents enjoy our parks in every season, so our goal […]

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    Ames Police Officer Shows Kindness to 5 year old Bike Theft Victim

    AMES, Iowa — Last week a five-year-old boy named Fionn learned his bike had been stolen. “Honey, your bike’s stolen, I’m sorry that was not a nice thing that somebody did,” said his mother Jen McClung-Coppoc. “The first thing that Fionn said was Mom we need to call the police.” Fionn said he was “sad, but I had a great idea to call the police.” When Ames Police Officer Vince Junior arrived at the family home in Ames, Fionn (pronounced […]

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    Homeland Security Conference Focus on Avian Influenza

    Des Moines- The 12th annual Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Conference focused on the recent avian influenza crisis which hit the state earlier in the year. Governor Terry Branstad  praised all who helped work on the disaster which caused millions of poultry to be put down in the state due to the spread of the illness. “I think there’s a lot that we can learn from what happened last spring and summer hopefully we can avoid a recurrence of […]

  • Governor Terry Branstad conducting a town hall meeting in Boone Tuesday (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Future of Boone Guard Base Questioned at Town Hall Meeting

    BOONE, Iowa- Governor Terry Branstad  Tuesday heard concern over the future of the National Guard Base in Boone. The Governor held a town hall meeting in Boone, as a part of his 99 county tour. Last summer National Guard officials announced the Black Hawk Helicopters in Boone would be moved to the Des Moines Air Guard base, after the F-16 aircraft left Iowa. “The National Guard is very important in Boone for our community, it has been for a lot […]

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    Multiple Fire Departments Battle Hardin County Field Fires

    HARDIN COUNTY, Iowa — A large field fire burned several corn fields in rural Hardin County on Monday. One of the main fires was in a field about half way between Iowa Falls and Ackley. Dozens of firefighters from neighboring towns came to help fight the fire. Numerous water tankers brought in water to battle the wind-driven blaze through dry fields. One cornfield which had not been harvested, burned, dropping ears of yellow corn onto the blackened fields. Also affected […]

  • Cyber-Security Seminar held for Iowa Emergency Managers on Monday in Des Moines (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa Local Emergency Managers Look to Improve Cybersecurity

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Local Emergency Managers are being asked to look at assessing cybersecurity in their communities, in addition to floods and storms. On Monday, a seminar was held asking local EMS officials to look at where areas of their communities which would prove a concern. One example given was Memphis Tennessee, which had concerns over the Fed-Ex hub. “Some of the main concerns is the loop holes, a perpetrator can get into our computer system,” said Troy Bass, […]

  • Pink tractor tires made by Titan Tires in Des Moines (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Breast Cancer Survivor Helps Inspire Pink Tractor Tires

    DES MOINES, Iowa- A Des Moines tire manufacturer has produced rubber tractor tires made of pink rubber. Titan Tire Company on East Market in Des Moines rolled out a set of pink tractor tires which were produced inside the plant there. The tires will be used for a Breast Cancer Awareness hay ride, on October 24th and 25th in Water Works Park in Des Moines. The rides run 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funds raised will be donated to the […]

  • Gary Cheney of American Prosthetics and Orthotics chats with Congressman David Young in Clive Thursday. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Congressman David Young Plans To Run For Re-election

    CLIVE, Iowa- Congressman David Young said he plans to run again for congress in Iowa’s Third District. “I’ve been encouraged to I enjoy the job, said Young while touring a Clive business. “There’s heavy issues that weigh on you, but I’m still smiling.” Young made his comments to media members while touring American Prosthetics and Orthotics.  The company is seeking assistance from Young in regards to changing levels of federal reimbursement for lower-limb prosthetics. The company works to put together […]

  • A variety of migratory water fowl can be seen at the Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. (Roger Riley)

    See Migrating Waterfowl Up Close This Weekend

      TITONKA, Iowa- An Open House is being held Saturday for people to get a close-up look at waterfowl migrating through the state of Iowa. This will be the last time the Refuge is open to view birds until next spring. The Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge is located in northern Iowa between Bancroft, and Titonka. The Open House is part of Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week.  The event is Saturday, from 9am to noon. Union Slough is a remaining […]

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    Ames Landmark Hotel Getting a Makeover

    AMES, Iowa — The Sheldon-Hotel has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to help restore the brick facade on the exterior of the building. The grant was announced Monday in conjunction with the Ames Main Street Program, the organization which applied for the grant. The owner of the building is spending $4.5 million to renovate the structure making 56 totally remodeled apartments with new heating and air conditioning. “The Sheldon Munn is a grand old […]


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