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    North Hoping to Take the Next Step, Make State Tournament

    DES MOINES – The North Polar Bears are coming off 4 straight winning seasons, their goal this year is to get over the hump and make the state tournament. North hasn’t played at the state tournament in 25 years. The Polar Bears are led by Senior Jal Bijiek and Sophomore PG Tyreke Locure. North is 0-2 to start the season with an overtime loss to Waukee, and a last minute loss to Centennial.

  • CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 25:  Head coach Steve Prohm of the Iowa State Cyclones looks on in the first half against the Virginia Cavaliers during the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at United Center on March 25, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    Iowa State Blasts Omaha 91-47

    AMES – After losing 2 straight games the 25th ranked Cyclones responded Monday night crushing Omaha 91-47. Deonte Burton led the way with 20 points, Donovan Jackson chipped in 15 off the bench. The Mavericks were coming off an upset win over Iowa on Saturday, and came in to the game averaging 84 points a game. ISU improves to 6-2 on the season and now heads to Iowa City on Thursday to face the Hawkeyes.

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    Hawkeyes End Losing Streak, Beat the Hatters

    IOWA CITY – It has not been a fun start to the season for Fran McCaffery and the Hawkeyes, just 3-5. Iowa has given up over 90 points in 4 of those games. Monday night the Hawks ended a 4 game losing streak, beating Stetson 95-68.  Cordell Pemsl and Isaiah Moss led the way with 21 points each, a new career high for both.  Peter Jok scored 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 7 assists. Iowa improves to […]

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    Former Branstad Staffer Says Iowa Gov. is Likely Pick for Ambassador to China

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans will be watching closely as President-elect Donald Trump makes his decision about who should be the United States’ Ambassador to China. Former Communications Director to Iowa governor Terry Branstad tells our Political Director Dave Price that his ex-boss is about to get a job as the United States Ambassador to China. “As of right now the way things stand I think it’s probably more likely than not that the governor becomes the next ambassador to […]

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    Attempted Murder Charges Filed in Weekend Drive-by Shooting

      DES MOINES, Iowa — Four people are behind bars and face charges connected to a drive-by shooting in Des Moines over the weekend. Salvador Terrazas Saucedo, Angel Monetti, and Jonathan Reyna are being held in the Polk County Jail on charges of attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon, among other charges. Police also arrested Edgar Camacho, his list of charges include interference with official acts. The arrests stem from a drive-by shooting Saturday. Officers were called to […]

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    Missing Horse Found After Equestrian Center Fire

    CUMMING, Iowa — A horse that was missing after an equestrian center near Cumming was destroyed by flames has been found. The fire happened Friday at Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center, when flames completely swallowed up the structure, threatening the 30 animals inside. Fire crews tell us the building is a total loss and one horse died as a result of flames. Another was missing for several days but a nearby farmer found him this weekend. The horse — named Ozzy […]

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    Farm Agencies Ready For New Farm Bill

    It was a record year for payments under the USDA Farm Service Agency’s ARC and PLC, nearly $7 billion was paid out to farmers this October for the 2015 year. That’s about 10 percent of 2016 projected net farm income, which according to the National Corn Growers Association, has declined 55 percent in the last two years. Legislators and farm groups are pushing for a new farm bill to can help with low commodity prices. FSA Administrator Val Dolicini says […]

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    What’s Bugging Andy: No Plastic Allowed at the Red Kettle

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    I THINK: Hawks Deserve January Bowl, Buckeyes Deserve Playoff

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    Ouch. Hawkeyes Give Up 98 Points, Lose to Nebraska-Omaha

    IOWA CITY – Iowa’s defensive woes did not get any better on Saturday at Carver Hawkeye Arena.  Iowa lost to Nebraska-Omaha 98-89.  It’s the 4th time in 8 games the Hawks have given up 90+ points. Peter Jok led the way with 33 points, Jordan Bohannon scored 20, Cordell Pemsl 18 in the loss. Iowa made 14 threes but gave up way too many easy buckets on the defensive side of the ball. The loss drops the Hawkeyes to 3-5 […]

  • AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 14: Wide receiver Allen Lazard #5 of the Iowa State Cyclones is tackled by cornerback Kevin Peterson #1 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys as he rushed for yards in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

    Lazard Set to Return for Senior Season

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State All-Big 12 wide receiver Allen Lazard announced today he will return for his senior season and will not enter into his name into the 2017 NFL Draft. Lazard cited the excitement surrounding the program and the chance to continue his development and growth under head coach Matt Campbell as a few of his reasons for remaining a Cyclone. “Our football team made a lot of strides this past year,” Lazard said. “Coach Campbell has this […]

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    Waukee’s Winterfest Kicks Off Friday

    WAUKEE, Iowa — Downtown Waukee will be abuzz with holiday cheer Friday night. The town’s Winterfest celebration returns to the triangle district starting at 4:30 p.m. That’s when businesses in the area start hosting open houses. At 6:00 p.m. the main event happens, Santa’s arrival. He and the mayor will do the honors of lighting the Winterfest tree. There will also be ice sculpting, caroling, and plenty of activities for the kids. Admission is free, but you’re encouraged to bring […]