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  • The Hunt is On: Glass Eggs Hidden in Water Works Park

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Easter Bunny hopped out of town nearly three weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean the hunt for hidden eggs is over. Officials at Water Works Park are asking for help from the public–especially kids. They believe hundreds of eggs are hidden in the park. These aren’t the hard-boiled kind and they aren’t filled with candy; instead, they’re decorated glass eggs and are reportedly all at the perfect level for kids to find. Water Works CEO Bill Stowe is being […]

  • Planned Parenthood Book Sale Returns to Iowa State Fairgrounds

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The biggest biannual book sale in the state is going on now at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Friday was the first free day of the Planned Parenthood Spring Book Sale at the 4-H building. The sale opened on Thursday night with a $10 admission for early birds. The event continues through Monday evening. Tens of thousands of books, comic books, DVDs, and even cassette tapes are for sale, most of which just cost a couple dollars. Organizers say opening […]

  • Watch: Sharane Calister Talks Life Lessons and What to Expect on Upcoming Episode of ‘The Voice’

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  As the competition continues, an Iowa singer is getting even closer to her dream! Des Moines native Sharane Calister is officially in the Top 12 of NBC’s The Voice after fans voted her through to the next round. She recently made the switch from Team Alicia to Team Adam, and talked with Channel 13’s Sonya Heitshusen about the difference between the coaches and what to expect from next week’s show.

  • Rise in Water Level Could Help Crews as Search for Jake Wilson Continues

    LA PORTE CITY, Iowa  —  Search crews in La Porte City in eastern Iowa say a change in the weather will help in their search for a missing teen with autism. Jake Wilson disappeared two weeks ago after telling his father he was going to walk near Wolf Creek. Hundreds of volunteers searched the area for days, but found no trace of him. Police are now targeting their search to specific areas in the creek. They say recent rain and snow have […]

  • Pups to Compete in This Year’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Looking for weekend plans? Head over to the Knapp Center for this year’s Beautiful Bulldog contest! The event is taking place on Sunday, when 40 bulldogs and 10 alternates will compete for the title. Awards will also be handed out for best dressed, rescue dog recongition, and more. Channel 13’s Ed Wilson will be one of the judges at the Beautiful Bulldog contest, which begins at noon. The Drake Road Races are also on Sunday, with a 5k, 10k, and […]

  • Younkers Closing Sales Begin After Bankruptcy Court Approves Liquidation

    IOWA  —  Going out of business sales started on Friday at all Younkers stores. Bon-Ton Stores is closing all its locations, including 18 Younkers stores across Iowa; four are in the metro. The Herberger’s in Ottumwa is also closing. A U.S. bankruptcy court approved an agreement to liquidate inventory and certain assets of the company before closing down. Nearly 800 Younkers workers in Iowa will be out of a job by June 5th.

  • Iowa State Patrol on ‘High’ Alert for Impaired Drivers on 4/20

    DES MOINES, Iowa — April 20th is a day celebrated by many fans of recreational marijuana, and the Iowa State Patrol says its troopers will be keeping a special watch for people who are driving while impaired by the drug. Six states, including Iowa, are taking part in a campaign called “Driving high? Kiss your license goodbye.” The extra enforcement will be on the road through the weekend. Regardless of whether marijuana is legally or illegally obtained, the Iowa State […]

  • Bankruptcy Approved, Plan in Place to Close Younkers and Other Bon-Ton Stores

    Hundreds of stores owned by retail corporation Bon-Ton are going out of business – including Younkers. Wednesday, a bankruptcy court approved Bon-Ton’s sale of all assets and a plan to wind down company operations. A joint-venture between Great American Group and Tiger Capital will acquire Bon-Ton’s inventory and assets. The company operated 250 stores in 23 states including several Younkers department stores in Iowa and Herberger’s in Ottumwa. Iowa Workforce Development was notified earlier this month about the planned closure […]

  • Iowa Police Track Down Suspects Behind Prolonged Winter Weather

    DAVENPORT, Iowa  —  Iowa police departments are finding humor in the continued cold by arresting those responsible. On Wednesday, Davenport police issued an arrest warrant for Punxsutawney Phil. The groundhog is wanted on multiple charges including dumping snow and ice on roads, and frost-nipped noses. Earlier this week, Altoona police caught their suspect, Elsa. They tried to take her back to her kingdom to give spring a chance to arrive.

  • ‘Les Miserables’ Brings French History to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Iowans looking for something to do indoors with this latest round of winter-like weather may enjoy a show at the Des Moines Civic Center. Les Miserables is now on stage. The legendary Broadway show is set against the backdrop of 19th century France and follows a peasant on his quest for redemption after stealing bread for his hungry sister. Other struggling characters are introduced throughout the show, including Kate Moore’s character Fantine. Moore says a lot of people come […]

  • Marsy’s Law Advocates Push for Protection of Crime Victims in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Crime victims gathered at the state capitol on Wednesday to urge lawmakers not to forget them this session. The group is pushing for legislators to pass Marsy’s Law in Iowa. They want to make a change to Iowa’s constitution to provide guarantees of protection for crime victims, and say criminals are given more protections under the law than victims. Marsy’s Law would require notification to crime victims and their families about changes in an offender’s status and take their concerns into […]

  • Party Bus Business Closing After Weekend Rollover

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A local bus provider is closing down after a crash over the weekend. Customers received calls saying they won’t be getting the bus they reserved. “This is Scott with the Elite Party Bus. After our little accident, thank god nobody was seriously hurt last Saturday, we decided to close up the business effective immediately. We just never want to get a call like that again, so we’ve made the tough decision after 12 years to close it […]