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    Channel 13’s Apple A Day Giveaway

    Congrats Jen Hacke of Ames…our first Apple A Day Giveaway winner! Jen won a cool new Apple iPad Mini.   An iPad Air up for grabs tomorrow morning! Just watch Channel 13’s Today in Iowa, get the clue and Enter! Smartphone users use THIS LINK.

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    New Sensors Installed to Monitor Iowa Flooding

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — More tools are going in across the state to help Iowa better prepare for flooding. An engineer added a new stream stage sensor on the bridge over Spring Creek on Southeast 32nd Street just east of Des Moines, it is just one of 250 monitors being added on small tributaries before the end of the year. The Iowa Flood Center has been working on the project since it was established right after the floods of 2008. […]

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    #1 Johnston Cross Country Ready for State

    Johnston finished as state runner up last year,  and the dragons have been ranked first or second all season. They must learn to cover a lot of ground in Johnston, because the girls are also undefeated and ranked #1. In four years, Johnston has double the number of student athletes on the team.

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    Former Iowa State Football Coach Dies

    AMES, Iowa — Former Iowa State football coach, Clay Stapleton, passed away in Missouri Thursday morning. Stapleton is best known for the 1959 “Dirty 30″ team. Injuries and other problems winnowed the team down to just 30 players, but the team still won its season opener 41 to 0. On the way back to the locker room an ISU trainer yelled ‘”Here comes the dirty 30.” Stapleton retired from coaching in 1967 but served as athletics director until 1970. He […]

  • Today’s Low Prices Reminiscent of 1980s

    The American Farm Bureau’s senior economist Bob Young is comparing today’s low commodity prices to the 1980’s. He says U.S. producers could be in for a long and difficult recovery because of China’s vast reserves of grains, similar to the corn reserves in the 80s. Young says there’s constant expectation in the markets of China’s reserves limiting its need to import. U.S. average corn prices are expected at 3.40 a bushel and the University of Missouri’s Food and Ag Policy Research Institute says it […]

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    Citi Laying Off Two-Thirds of Metro Workers

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Banking giant Citi Group is laying off 370 Des Moines-area employees. Authorities told workers at the Urbandale location last week. The layoff will impact operations employees who support Citi’s consumer banking businesses. It will represent about two-thirds of the local workforce. The layoffs will take effect in the middle of next year. The company says it’s making the changes to increase efficiency to quote “changing business needs.”

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    Woman Calls 911 to ‘Order Pizza’, Secretly Reporting Domestic Abuse

    A former police dispatcher recently posted an amazing story about a domestic violence call. The Reddit story is now going viral. The user, Crux1836, described one of his most memorable calls as a 911 operator — at first, he thought the call was a prank. He typed out the entire exchange that he had with the caller in his Reddit post. Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency? Caller: 123 Main St. Dispatcher: Ok, what’s going on there? Caller: I’d like […]

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    Ticket Information for the Iowa Votes Rally

    Tickets for the Iowa Votes Rally headlined by President Bill Clinton and Rep. Bruce Braley are available at the following locations: Altoona 100 8th Street SE, Altoona 50009 Ankeny 502 N. Ankeny Boulevard, Suite 6, Ankeny 50023 Ames 109 Kellogg Avenue, Ames 50010 Des Moines 2204 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines 50312 Indianola 201 East Salem Avenue, Indianola 50125 Newton 108 First Street N., Newton 50208 Waukee 23 NE Carefree Lane, Waukee 50263   The rally is being held at the Brenton Skating […]

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    Freebies & Scarily Good Deals this Halloween

    Want the benefits of Halloween without having to knock on a stranger’s door? Several companies are offering goodies for free on Friday. Check out some of the deals below: - Applebee’s: Two free kids’ meals with adult entree purchase at participating locations - Chili’s: A free dessert or kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Coupon required. Click here to print - Chipotle: Come dressed in costume from 5pm to close and get $3 burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Variable Weather Makes Variable Fields

    Clear skies and little chance of rain is helping farmers get corn into the bins. In Adair county in southwest Iowa, farmer Doug Holliday can now see how a wet spring and fall impacted his crops and land. Holliday says he can harvest between two and three percent of all his acres on a normal day and gives an example of the yields he’s getting in his combine, “We’re running 193 right now, they’re quite variable as you might hear, […]

  • Move Over and Slow Down – Monday at 10

    Move over and slow down.  It’s the law. But it’s a law Iowans don’t follow…and police don’t enforce. Move over…Slow down… Sonya Heitshusen Reports…Monday on Channel 13 News at 10

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    Three-Month-Old Shoots Family Member in Face

    HOUSTON, Texas — Police are investigating after a three-month-old boy shot a family member in the face on Saturday. Patrick Sanders, 20, is listed in critical condition after suffering a point-blank gunshot wound to the head while sleeping on Saturday, the Houston Press reported. Police believe Sanders was napping on the couch in the living room of his apartment when a handgun in his pocket slipped out and fell onto the floor. Sanders awoke to find it in the hands […]


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