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  • All Patients Moved in to New University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  The new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is now full of patients. Officials say all pediatric inpatient units are now moved in to the facility, after the final patients and their families arrived on Saturday morning. The hospital was several years in the making and cost more than $360 million. The facility features MRI, CT scan, and ultrasound equipment designed specifically for kids.

  • Perry Police Seeking Help Locating Missing Teen

    PERRY, Iowa  —  Perry police are asking for assistance locating a missing teenager. Officials say 17-year-old Austin Benshoof was reported missing on March 19th. He is described as approximately 5’6″ tall, weighing about 135 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information regarding Benshoof’s location is asked to call Perry police at 515-465-4636.

  • Friends and Family Remember Fallen Firefighter During Funeral Services

    AMES, Iowa  —  On Thursday, the Ames Fire Department said goodbye to fallen firefighter Steve Buser. Buser, 51, died as a result of a medical emergency while working out at the department last week. He had served as an Ames firefighter since 1999 and was trained as an EMT and a certified CPR and defibrillator instructor. During the funeral services, Buser was remembered for the humor he brought as a regular on RAGBRAI. Buser leaves behind a wife and daughter.

  • Tama County Man Killed After Being Hit Trying to Cross Highway

    TAMA, Iowa  —  A Tama County man has died after being hit by a car on Friday night. According to KCRG and an Iowa State Patrol police report, Randolph Papakee Jr., 41, was killed after being hit by a minivan on Highway 30. The report says Papakee and a female were trying to cross the highway when Papkee was hit by the vehicle. He was transported to a hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The […]

  • Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Diet During National Nutrition Month

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  March is National Nutrition Month, and Kelly Foley–owner of in-home care and assistance facility Right at Home–stopped by to talk about ways to maintain a healthy diet as you age. Eating fruits and vegetables, multi-grains, and vitamin supplements are some of the best options to for nutritious, balanced meals. Take a look at the full interview and visit for more information.

  • EF0 Tornado Hits Washington State

    VANCOUVER, Washington  —  The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Washington on Friday afternoon. Experts say an EF0 tornado touched down near the city of Vancouver around 3 p.m. Wind speeds ranged between 65-85 miles per hour, which was enough to damage trees and homes in the area. “Like a big canopy flying in the air like a big umbrella, so it just freaked me out! So I called my husband right away and like, ‘I think a tornado just went […]

  • Law Enforcement to Compete in Battle of the Badges

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Some local law enforcement will take a break from patrol this weekend to raise money for local organizations. Members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Des Moines Police Department will play some basketball ahead of the Iowa Energy game on Saturday. Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa and the Iowa Crime Prevention Association are sponsoring Saturday night’s Battle of the Badges. Ticket sales will go to help fund Crime Stoppers and ICPA.

  • SWCC Advances to National Championship Game

    DANVILLE, IL – The SWCC Spartans are just 1 win away from their first national championship.  SWCC beat Richard Bland Friday night 70-62 in the NJCAA Final Four. Broderic Thomas scored 19 points to lead the way, Jordan Johnson added 15. SWCC is now 35-1 on the season.  They play Saturday night at 7:30 for the title.

  • Protesters Gather Outside Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A circus in Des Moines is being met with protests. The Za-Ga-Zig Shrine circus is putting on multiple shows at the Iowa State Fairgrounds this weekend. Before each show, protesters say they will fight for the animals’ rights and want to inspire others to join their cause. “We’re not here to aggravate them or condemn them. We’re just here to plant seeds so that they will go ahead, look on social media, we have literature if they ask, […]

  • Dubuque Officer Saves 7-Year-Old From Burning Home

    DUBUQUE, Iowa  —  A Dubuque officer’s quick thinking saved a boy from a house fire earlier this week. The 7-year-old had to leap from a second story window after all other exits were blocked by the flames. Officer Dane Cox is credited with the rescue, but as KWWL’s Shirley Descorbeth reports, he remains humble and says saving the boy was a team effort. “I could see a lot of black smoke throughout the front window, and there was a screen […]

  • West Elm’s Downtown Location Will Include Shopping and Apartment Units

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Another new addition to Des Moines’ East Village is coming soon. West Elm, the home and living retailer, plans to open a Des Moines location at 219 East Grand Avenue. The store will be located on the first floor of the building, and the upper floors will be comprised of 98 apartment units. “West Elm is opening a facility here, and that will be the first national retailer that’s on the ground, and I think that will both […]

  • Advocacy Groups Holding Informational Meetings for Immigrants and Refugees

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  Local advocacy groups want to inform immigrants and refugees in Iowa of their rights. On Saturday, they will hold meetings with individuals wanting information and legal services. Counselors will help them make a plan for their families on what to do in a moment of crisis. This includes details about current immigration changes going on in the U.S. The meetings begin at 9 a.m. at Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services.