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    Llama Drama Unfolds in Arizona

    SUN CITY, Arizona – Two suspects and a low-speed chase briefly captured the attention of people across the country Thursday afternoon. Workplace productivity came to a screeching halt as two llamas ran loose through a suburban Phoenix neighborhood. Word of the chase spread on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Several news outlets began showing live pictures of efforts to capture the two daring “criminals” as they darted through traffic, evading capture. Law enforcement and passing motorists spent nearly […]

  • Last Day to Update Farms

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The window of opportunity is rapidly closing, for producers to update their farms in the databases of USDA’s Farm Service Agency. The deadline is Friday, February 27. Thanks to the 2014 farm bill, farmers have a rare opportunity to update their yield histories to 90 percent of average yields between 2008 and 2012. Growers can also reallocate what are called base acres – the division between different crops planted each year. The farm bill also prescribes producers […]

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    Dash Cam Video Shows Moments Before Trooper Killed by Distracted Driver

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Oklahoma – Newly released Dash cam video shows the final moments of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper’s life. Trooper Nicolas Dees was killed on impact when a car hit him earlier this year along I-40. Trooper Keith Burch was also seriously injured in the crash, KFOR-TV reports. “As far as describing the scene or the video, there are no words for it,”  said Lt. John Vincent, with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Lt. Vincent has seen the 25 minute […]

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    Woman Killed in Pile-Up Accident

    CERRO GORDO COUNTY, Iowa — One person was killed on Iowa’s roads during Wednesday’s snow storm. Twenty-seven-year-old Ami Hild died in an accident and at least one other person was taken to the hospital with injuries. It happened on Highway 18 near Mason City around 11:30 Wednesday morning. The Iowa State Patrol says troopers were directing traffic into the left lane because of a previous accident when a semi lost control causing a six car pile-up. Hild’s injuries were fatal.

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    Join Channel 13 at the Science Center of Iowa

    Channel 13 News is proud to partner with the Science Center of Iowa to help make the weather meaningful to Iowa’s young, impressionable learners. When they visit, they not only learn about the science of weather but they also see the magic of television. Come visit us each Tuesday through Friday at noon and once each month on Saturday morning. About the Science Center The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. […]

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    Woman Missing from Meskwaki Settlement

    TAMA COUNTY, Iowa — The Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police Department is asking for help finding a missing woman. Forty-one-year-old Rita Papakee was last seen January 16th at the Meskwaki Casino. Family members just reported her missing last week. Some think she might be in the Cedar Rapids or Des Moines areas. If you have any information on Papakee’s location, you’re asked to contact your local law enforcement agency.

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    Poll: Big Lead for Hillary Clinton in Iowa

    HAMDEN, Connecticut — The latest Quinnipiac University Poll shows Hillary Clinton holds an overwhelming lead over other possible Democratic presidential candidates with likely Iowa Democratic Caucus participants. The poll, which was released Thursday morning, has Clinton with 61-percent of the vote. That’s 42-percent ahead of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who received 19-percent of the vote. In third place is Vice President Joe Biden with 9-percent. No other candidates received more than 5-percent support. Seventy-three-percent of the Democrats polled said it […]

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    Restitution Ordered for Mom Who Faked Daughter’s Cancer

    ATLANTIC, Iowa — The Atlantic woman who claimed her daughter had cancer and received donations for treatment, will have to pay that money back. In January, Leatha Slauson pleaded guilty to child endangerment and theft. Investigators say she gave her daughter cancer drugs and asked the community for donations. A psychiatric evaluation determined Slauson suffers from a psychotic disorder and depression. A judge ruled that she will have to pay $32,964 in restitution. That includes money donated for a Disneyland […]

  • Governor Signs Gas Tax Bill

      After passing the Iowa Senate and House, Senate File 257 or the Gas Tax was signed by the Governor yesterday. In it, the tax rate on gasoline and diesel jumps ten cents across the board, about a fifty percent increase in most cases. Legislators say the increase in tax revenue will get funding to the crumbling roads and bridges around Iowa.  

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    Channel 13’s Apple A Day Giveaway

    Congratulations to Robert Thomas of Grinnell…Wednesday’s Apple iPad winner! Congratulations to ALL our winners!  Thursday 1/29 Rosalyn Sporrer  Templeton  Friday 1/30  Ken Ewing  Jewell  Monday 2/2  Linda Wilkins  Pleasant Hill  Tuesday 2/3  Deb Heater  Gilman  Wednesday 2/4  Kathleen Johnson  Urbandale  Thursday 2/5  Susanne Sietmann  Laurel  Friday 2/6  Todd Welter  Fort Dodge  Monday 2/9  Glenda Edwards  Guthrie Center  Tuesday 2/10  Dawn Armbrest  Des Moines  Wednesday 2/11  Michelle Bailey  Des Moines Thursday 2/12  Ruth Roberts  Osceola Friday 2/13  Heidi Bindel  Winterset Monday […]

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    Another Addition to the Decorah Eagles’ Nest

    DECORAH, Iowa — The third egg of 2015 has made an appearance in the Decorah Eagles’ nest. The egg was laid at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday and the event was captured on the camera attached to the tree where the eagles built their nest. The Raptor Resource Project runs the camera and livestream. The nest is located across the street from the DNR fish hatchery, which provides the eagles with access to plenty of delicious fish. This is the eagle pair’s 23rd egg. Over […]

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    Police Seek Help Identifying Forgery/Theft Suspects

    URBANDALE, Iowa — The Urbandale Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying a man and woman believed to be involved in several theft and forgery cases that started earlier this month. Police have released images of the suspects they say stole money orders and later cashed them. The thefts happened around February 2nd. They’ve also released an image of the vehicle the suspects were driving. If you have any information on this case, you’re asked to call […]


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