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  • AGRIBUSINESS: Second Largest Cranberry Production On Record

    U.S. supplies of processed cranberries will likely stay large according to the USDA Economic Research Service, despite a small drop in forecast production in 2014. The forecast was 8.57 million barrels of cranberries, down about four percent from the record 2013 output. However, that is still the second largest on record. After two years of large harvests from 2011 to 2013 grower prices dropped 33 percent. This year.. less demand signals weak grower prices.

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    Channel 13’s Apple A Day Giveaway

    Congratulations Karla Sorensen of Corning...our final Apple A Day Giveaway winner! Karla won a cool new Apple iPad Air.

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    Eastern Iowa Town Fighting to Save Target Store

    CLINTON, Iowa — Residents of an eastern Iowa town are launching an all-out campaign to save the city’s Target store. WQAD reports the Clinton store, which was built back in 1994, is now set to close at the end of January. It is one of 11 Target stores closing around the country. City leaders say they’re not going down without a fight. They’ve gathering thousands of petition signatures and hundreds of letters to send to Target executives. “Clinton has a […]

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    ACC Football Saturday: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest

    North Carolina State travels to Chapel Hill to take on in-state rival North Carolina.  Saturday morning at  11AM  on WHO Channel 13.3 Mediacom 114 Watch ACC Conference Football as season long Saturday mornings at 11 on WHO Channel 13.3.

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Manchester Livestock Reaches Record Tops

    The price of cattle is at a record high.  It is showing up at livestock auctions across Iowa like the Manchester Livestock Auction on November 21. Bred cows there were in strong demand and buyers ran them up to $2,300 per head. Lots of buyers were at the sale as many see opportunity in the low cattle numbers and very strong demand. In the feeder cattle sale that followed, 36 very high quality steers, with an average weight of 964 […]

  • Winter May Bring Back Killer Pig Virus

    Last year the winter brought an unfortunate problem for the American swine herd: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which began killing young piglets before they had a chance to be counted in the average number of pigs per litter. Throughout the summer of 2013, some cases began cropping up, but it wasn’t until the fall that case numbers began ramping up, then skyrocketing from the December through February period. All of those piglets lost to the virus over the winter […]

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    Surgery Could Restore Blank Park Zoo Sea Lion’s Sight

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Thousands of visitors come to see her every year at the Blank Park Zoo and now she may finally be able to look back at them. Zoey, one of the zoo’s California sea lions, is recovering after undergoing successful cataract surgery. She’s been totally blind since she came to the zoo two years ago. This week three surgeons were brought to Des Moines to operate on her eyes and hopefully restore some of her vision. She’ll […]

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    Fire Department’s Campaign Aimed at Holiday Decoration Safety

      JOHNSTON, Iowa — The Johnston Fire Department is launching a campaign called Keep the Wreath Red. There’s a wreath hanging outside the fire station and it is covered in red lights. Every time the department responds to a fire caused by a holiday decoration, one red bulb will be replaced with a white one. The redder the wreath stays, the better. Most of us know we should keep the tree watered and don’t overload electrical outlets, but there’s another […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: 50th Anniversary of Food Stamps

    November marked the 50th anniversary of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It began with the Food Stamp Act in 1964 and offers millions of Americans nutrition assistance. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says it is a clear economic stimulus and that it has helped 5 million people out of poverty. SNAP is the largest hunger safety net program in the U.S.    

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    Man in Custody After Allegedly Pulling a Gun on Deputy

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Iowa — The man accused of pulling a gun on a sheriff’s deputy is now in custody. Officials say 26-year-old Tyler Lind led a Jefferson County deputy on a chase early Sunday morning just north of Batavia. The chase lasted about ten minutes and ended when Lind crashed his truck. The county attorney says Lind pulled a gun on the deputy and shots were fired, but officials don’t know which man pulled the trigger. Lind took off into […]

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    Iowan Pleads Guilty to Charges After White House Arrest

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Iowan arrested at the White House has entered a guilty plea in court. R.J. Kapheim pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition in Washington, D.C. Monday. Each count carries a maximum of a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Authorities arrested Kapheim after he approached a uniformed Secret Service officer last week. He said someone in Iowa told him to go to the […]

  • Murphy’s Law: Iowa’s Too Late Rally, ISU’s Streak Worsens, Foul Or Defend

    Iowa’s second half and Iowa State’s fans feature this week.


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