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  • Gov. Terry Branstad launches Veterans' Coalition. (WHO-HD)

    Branstad Plans More Veteran Assistance, Doesn’t Go Into Details

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad says he’s working on more ways to help veterans, but he isn’t ready to talk about them yet. Branstad held a campaign event Tuesday morning with several dozen veterans. He praised their work ethic and talked of the success of his Home Base Iowa program. It helps provide job, education, and licensing assistance to convince veterans to live in Iowa following their military service. “We want them to know there are good jobs […]

  • Crews search Twelve Mile Lake in Union County for missing boater. (WHO-HD)

    Drowning Victim Identified as Creston High School Teacher

    UNION COUNTY, Iowa — Authorities have released the name of the Creston High School teacher who drowned in a southwest Iowa lake Monday. Authorities responded to Twelve Mile Lake around 6:15 p.m. Monday on a call of a boat that was running with nobody in it. In the water, they found shoes and clothes but no boater. The Union County Sheriff’s Office searched Monday night and returned Tuesday morning with help from the Department of Natural Resources and a dive […]

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    Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declarations for More Iowa Counties

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad is asking for more help cleaning up the damage from severe weather. He requested another Presidential Disaster Declaration Tuesday for 22 Iowa counties. The counties all suffered extensive wind, hail, tornado and flood damage during the storms that hit on June 26th through July 7th. The counties that are part of the latest request are: Audubon, Black Hawk, Butler, Cedar, Des Moines, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, […]

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    Winter Weather, Lack of Big Jackpots Blamed for Lower Lottery Revenue

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Lottery says there two big reasons the lottery made less money this year compared to last. The figures show the lottery sales totaled more than $314 million. That’s down about $25 million from last year. Lottery officials say the winter blizzards are one of the big reasons for the decline. The other is there weren’t as many big Powerball jackpots compared to 2013. “Statistically, we know that our results will fluctuate from year to […]

  • Body Found in Southwest Iowa Lake

    UNION COUNTY, Iowa – The search for a Creston man has come to an end after a body was found at a Union County lake. A search party was sent out to Twelve Mile Lake after a report of a missing man at about 6:15 p.m. Monday evening. Authorities believe he may have drowned. Along with shoes and items of clothing, the man’s boat was found still running. The search was called off at sundown Monday but resumed at about […]

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    Flooding Cleanup Underway at Ledges State Park

    BOONE, Iowa — Clean up began Tuesday to reopen one of Iowa’s most popular parks. The DNR closed the Lower Canyon Road at Ledges State Park last month due to flooding. The morning started out with a small crew but more workers came to help out from other state parks around the region. Crews are scooping lots of silt and hauling it to dump at a nearby site. The park had 25 feet or so of water on the Lower […]

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    Phone Locater Helps Track Des Moines Burglary Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Officials say a cellphone locator app got a Des Moines family’s stolen property back. Jima Dak, 20, has been charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a home in the 2000 block of 40th Place. The family woke up at about 3 a.m. to noises, found a door open and a purse missing. A family member turned on a missing cellphone locator feature and police used it to track down Dak. Police say Dak tried to […]

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    Jonathan Narcisse Running for Governor as Independent

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Jonathan Narcisse is taking another shot at the governor’s mansion. The former Des Moines school board member will run as a third party candidate. He turned in his paperwork to the secretary of state’s office Tuesday morning and it was approved. In 2010, he ran for governor as an independent earning a little more than one-percent of the general election vote. Narcisse will go against Governor Terry Branstad and Democratic candidate Jack Hatch. An attempt to […]

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    ISU Solar Car Completes National Race

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – After a small delay over the weekend when Iowa State University’s Team Prisum was pulled over, the solar car crossed the finish line Monday. The American Solar Car Challenge ended at the University of Minnesota. The eight-day race traveled from Austin, Texas to Minneapolis. The University of Michigan came in first. It took them about 41 and a half hours to complete the 1,700 mile race. Minnesota came in second and ISU finished third. The group finished […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Colfax Sheep Auction, July 26

      The Colfax sheep and goat auction Saturday had a good run of 590 head of sheep, with feeder lambs fetching the day’s high average price of $1.81 per pound. On the 247 head of goats, prices ranged from $175 to $200 per head.   Several milking nannies were also sold between $250 and $260 dollars per head.

  • State Baseball Highlights: Van Meter vs. Regina

    Take a look at highlights from Van Meter vs. Regina at the State Baseball Tournament in Des Moines along with more on the no-hitter by North Polk’s Cole Jackson. Van Meter bested Regina with a score of 2-1. Take a look at  all the scores from the tournament here.

  • Drake neighborhood bar Peggy's Tavern. (WHO-HD)

    City Council Denies Liquor License for Peggy’s Tavern

    DES MOINES, Iowa — When Drake University students return to classes next month, they could find the campus’s most well-known bar closed for business. Monday night, the Des Moines city council voted to deny the liquor license application from Peggy’s Tavern on Forest Avenue. The longtime Drake neighborhood bar has failed five of its thirteen compliance checks since 2009. Its current owner, Mark Graziano, is also under federal indictment for hoarding painkillers. Graziano can appeal the Peggy’s decision to the […]