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    Tiny Hamsters Celebrate Thanksgiving with Amazing Meal

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Thanksgiving is next week, but a few little creatures got to celebrate with an early mini-feast. “A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving” is a YouTube hit. It features two hamsters, a rat, and a rabbit. Their pilgrim host is actually an LA food critic. The tiny dinner guests were served turkey, pie, and even cranberries. Hamster Thanksgiving is from the same people who created “Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos” and “Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Birthday Cake.” A hamster […]

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    Woman Injured in Des Moines Stabbing

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a stabbing that happened Friday night but say they don’t have a suspect in custody. Officers were called to 1073 23rd Street just before 9:00 p.m. on the report of a woman stabbed in the abdomen. Police say they believe they know who the suspect is, but do not know where he is. They say it is also unclear what the relationship is between the victim and suspect. Paramedics took the […]

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    Future Hawkeye QB Boyle: “Championship or Bust” for Maroons

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — It’s a Class 4A battle at the UNI Dome Friday night. The 4th ranked Dowling Maroons and number one ranked Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors are in the spotlight, each hoping take home the championship trophy. Cedar Rapids Washington is undefeated and West Des Moines Dowling only has one loss. A win for the Maroons Friday night would allow them to claim back-to-back titles. The game kicks off at 7:06 p.m. Friday night. Keep track of the […]

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    Cosby’s Show Still Scheduled at Civic Center

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Despite numerous rape allegations, Bill Cosby is still expected to perform his comedy routine at the Des Moines Civic center next year. Des Moines Performing Arts issued this statement Friday: “Given the nature of the allegations, we are in communication with the tour management regarding the current tour. At this time, there is no indication the tour will be suspended and there are no immediate plans to cancel the show.” A Des Moines Performing Arts spokesperson […]

  • EPA Will Not Finalize Renewable Fuel Standard During 2014

    On November 21, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will not finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard before the end of 2014. Immediately commodity groups and trade associations weighed in; notably the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers filed notice of intent to sue the EPA, arguing that the Clean Water Act required a finalized rule on November 30th of last year. Both AFPM and the American Petroleum Institute called for a repeal of the RFS. Reactions from farm groups were a little […]

  • Hubble Elementary 5th Graders star in WHO Promo

    Special thanks to 5th graders at Hubble Elementary for helping us spread the joy about Channel 13′s School Closings system.  These kids rocked it.

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    Cat Hitchhikes 120 Miles Inside Truck’s Engine Compartment

    AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State sports announcer had a surprise hitchhiker when he traveled to Ames, Friday. BJ Schaben tweeted a picture of his cat lying on the engine of his truck with the caption: Drove 120 miles so far today. Stopped by repair shop, didn't know I had a rider! #9lives pic.twitter.com/wSVUlZWo4i — BJ Schaben (@BJSchaben) November 21, 2014 Schaben said the cat, called Jasper, is ok. Adding, “My truck’s motor was purring like a kitten.” Schaben is […]

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    Latest Iowa Unemployment Numbers Released

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped last month. Iowa joined about two thirds of the rest of the country seeing the job numbers get better. However, Iowa’s rate is still slightly higher than at this point last year. Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, from 4.6 percent in September. It was 4.4 percent a year ago. Iowa Workforce Development says the state’s labor force is currently at an all-time high of about 1.7 million and the total […]

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    Lockdown at Lincoln High School Lifted

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Lincoln High School in Des Moines was placed on lockdown for several hours Friday morning. Police at the school said the threat was made by email at about 7:45 a.m. A school official said they couldn’t find anything credible about the threat and the building was searched as a precaution. The school says the lockdown was lifted shortly after 10:30 a.m. The school notified parents of the lockdown.

  • A Des Moines school bus was involved in an accident Friday (WHO-HD)

    Des Moines School Bus Involved in Accident

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines school bus was involved in an accident Friday morning outside the Channel 13 studios. A truck towing a skid loader was also involved in the collision. It happened at about 7:50 a.m. on 19 Street and Ingersoll Avenue. The back of the bus suffered minor damage. Police say no one was injured.

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    Board of Regents Member Nicole Carroll Resigns

    CARROLL, Iowa – A member of the Board of Regents has resigned. Nicole Carroll made the announcement Thursday citing her family’s move out of state. “Given my family’s recent move out of state, I wish to make this announcement ahead of the next Board meeting,” Carroll said a statement. “I want to thank everyone for the wonderful opportunity to serve on the Board of Regents. This is a highly dedicated Board and all of its members work tirelessly for Iowa […]

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    Van Meter Negotiating Shared Space Agreement for Bob Feller Museum

    VAN METER, Iowa — Four years ago we said goodbye to a legend — Iowa icon Bob Feller. Since Feller’s passing in December of 2010, his museum in his hometown of Van Meter has fallen on hard times. This week we learned the museum as we know it is coming to an end but it’s not going away. A sign on the building reads “Bob Feller museum is now closed for good,” but city officials say that’s not the case. […]

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