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  • Women Accused of Vandalizing Bakken Pipeline Released on Tuesday

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  A pair of accused vandals bonded out of the Polk County Jail on Tuesday afternoon. Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya are both charged with criminal mischief. They were released after posting a $1,000 bond. On Monday, the two took crow bars to the sign in front of the Iowa Utilities Building. The stunt took place during a news conference where the two claimed to have set equipment on fire along the Bakken Oil Pipeline. When asked about the investigation […]

  • Senator Grassley Subpoenas Former Trump Campaign Manager

    WASHINGTON D.C.  —  On Tuesday, Senator Grassley made good on his promise to use subpoena power in the investigation of possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government. Grassley’s judiciary committee subpoenaed former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to appear and testify publicly. Manafort had numerous business ties with the Russian government while working with the Trump campaign. Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner have also been invited to testify. Grassley says they could be subpoenaed as well if […]

  • Iowa Baby Diagnosed With Lyme Disease

    WATERLOO, Iowa  —  An Iowa family is speaking out after their baby was diagnosed with lyme disease. As KWWL’s Amanda Gilbert reports, the diagnosis came after a family vacation when two-month-old Jett’s mother noticed a tick on her son. Days later, she saw signs of illness. “There was a tick on his shoulder right here. It looked like a little skin tag.” After removing the tick, something else showed up on baby Jett 10 days later. “It was a very very faint […]

  • Authorities Searching for Robber who Left Work-Release Facility

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Authorities are asking for help finding a man who walked away from a work-release facility in Des Moines. Officials are looking for 67-year-old Clarence Willis, who is described as 5’11” tall, weighing 227 pounds. Willis walked off the Fort Des Moines residential facility around 5:15 on Monday night. He was serving time for robbery. Anyone with information regarding Willis’ location is asked to contact police.

  • Four Iowa Counties Are Part of Burn Ban

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Dry conditions across Iowa have become too dry in some areas, leading to fire concerns. Monday, Buena Vista County became the fourth in the state to be included in a burn ban. The State Fire Marshal issues the bans when conditions pose a risk for open fires to get out of control. Burn bans have already been put in place for Plymouth, Crawford, and Wapello counties.

  • Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, July 22

    The Colfax sheep and goat auction on Saturday saw a good run of 444 head of sheep. Feeder lambs fetched the days high average price of $1.91 per pound, while fed lambs averaged $1.74 per pound. Sheep weight class to average price per pound: 50-60- $2.07 60-70- $1.97 70-80- $1.95 80-90- $1.81 90-100- $1.77 100-110- $1.77 110-120- $1.77 120-130- $1.76 130-140- $1.66 The 89 head of goats at the auction saw a high average price ranging from $150 to $262.50 per head. Goat weight class […]

  • Des Moines Women Confess to Vandalizing Bakken Pipeline

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Iowa woman are in the Polk County Jail after they vandalized an Iowa Utilities Board sign, shortly after they confessed to causing more than $1 million in damage to the Bakken oil pipeline. Twenty-seven-year-old Ruby Montoya and 35-year-old Jessica Reznicek are each charged with criminal mischief in connection with Monday’s incident. The two read a prepared statement outside the offices of the Iowa Utilities Board Monday morning, confessing to piercing portions of the steel pipeline […]

  • Wait Continues for Bloom of Corpse Flower

    DES MOINES, Iowa — After nearly five days of waiting, there’s still no sight — or scent — of a corpse flower in bloom at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. “We`re well into a week of this affair. We are eagerly waiting like everybody else is. Were really blown away by people`s interest so we are really excited about that but the nature of nature is that we are waiting a little bit and we are hoping that she […]

  • Hearing Monday in Sandyville Animal Neglect Case

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — A woman accused of neglecting several dogs earlier this year will be back in court Monday. Lindsey Morrow faces five charges each of animal neglect and animal torture along with charges of ongoing criminal conduct, 2nd degree fraudulent practices, and 2nd degree theft. In February, crews rescued 19 dogs from her properties in Sandyville and Indianola. Authorities found three dead dogs as well. Morrow operated Bully Breed Miracle Networking & Rescue in Warren County. All of the dogs […]

  • NAFTA Renegotiation Date Set

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation will kick off next month. U.S. Trade representative Robert Lighthizer announced this week that the talks would start in Washington D.C on August 16, the first day allowed by U.S. law to start up. The initial negotiations will end by August 20th. The White House released its goals for NAFTA, which includes maintaining duty-free status on ag exports. The 18 page summary also includes the need to end non-tariff barriers to U.S. […]

  • Murphy’s Law: Iowa Lineman Sean Welsh Made His Most Important Contribution Off the Field

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Keith Murphy shows respect and admiration for Sean Welsh going public with depression.

  • FACEOFF: Lanning the Linebacker, Phelps vs Shark, Spieth’s Cup-Check

    Sears and Murph talk Joel Lanning, Phelps vs a Shark, Spieth, and the extreme heat at state softball.