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    Indiana Stays Perfect at Home, Knocks Off Iowa 85-78

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — The Hawkeyes haven’t won an outright Big Ten title since 1970. They last shared the trophy in 1979. No championships since the 70s, and no win Thursday night — Indiana wins, 85-78. Historic Assembly Hall rocked as the Hoosiers were hungry for a signature win, and  undefeated at home this season. Stat of the night: Indiana is 6-1 in the past five years against top 5 teams. Indiana jumped all over Iowa early, running out to a […]

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    Channel 13’s Apple A Day Giveaway

    Win an Apple iPad Air in Channel 13's Apple A Day Giveaway! Watch Today in Iowa, get the clue and enter every weekday!


    Microsoft’s New Tool Tells You What Dog You Are

    If you’ve always thought dogs were your spirit animals, there’s now an app for that. The Microsoft Garage team has developed an app and website to help you narrow down your spirit animal to a specific dog breed. Snap a selfie and use to tell you what kind of dog you are. The tool fits your human personality with a specific breed. On Apple devices, the Fetch! app goes even further and guesses what kind of dog you or […]

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    Iowa Utilities Board Could OK Bakken Pipeline Next Week

    DES MOINES, Iowa — it could be another week before  the Iowa Utilities Board makes its decision on whether or not to allow the Bakken oil pipeline to be built across the state. The $3.7 billion pipeline would carry oil 346 miles through four states including Iowa, which is the only state that hasn’t given the OK. The three-member board held four meetings this week to discuss the matter. Issues ranged from climate change to oil spill cleanups. But the […]

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    Reverse Job Fair Held for People with Disabilities

    A “reverse job fair” will be held at Drake University next month. Michelle Krefft, with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, says the event will be for job candidates to showcase their skills and abilities to prospective employers. “A reverse job fair connects business and industry to employment candidates who are ready for employment. Instead of the business having a booth, our job candidates will showcase and highlight their skills in a booth so businesses are able to see the skills and […]

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    Light Snow Will Make for Slick Evening Commute

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Light snow is expected to fall across the metro starting between 5 and 6 p.m. Thursday. While accumulations of only 1” to 2” are expected, roads will likely be slick so use caution while driving. High pressure will move Friday afternoon, which will bring a surge of cold air to start the weekend. We won’t make it up much higher than the middle to upper teens for both Friday and Saturday before we start to see […]

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    Missouri Trooper Waives Arraignment in Brandon Ellingson’s Drowning

    A Missouri State trooper charged in the death of 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson waived his arraignment Thursday. Anthony Piercy, 44, appeared in court Thursday in Morgan County, Missouri. Piercy is charged with involuntary manslaughter after Ellingson drowned in Piercy’s custody in May 2014. Piercy arrested the 20-year-old on suspicion he was boating while intoxicated. Ellingson was handcuffed when he fell from the patrol boat. Under Missouri law, Piercy faces seven years in prison and a fine of $5,000.

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    Des Moines Police Searching for ‘Violent’ Suspect in Several Thefts

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities in central Iowa are looking for a man they say is a suspect in several recent thefts. The Des Moines Police Department says there are two warrants out for 46-year-old Randal Jon Caswell for ongoing criminal conduct and parole violation. Caswell is described as being 5-feet, 7-inches tall and has a visible scar over his left eye. Police say he also goes by many aliases and is a drug abuser with violent tendencies. You are […]

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    Driver Looking at Cellphone Hits Pedestrian Near ISU Campus

    AMES, Iowa — A pedestrian was injured Thursday morning after being hit by a distracted driver. Ames police say a driver was attempting to turn left from Beach Avenue onto Lincoln Way about 10:30 a.m. when she got a call on her cellphone. The driver told police she looked down at her phone when it rang and that’s when she struck a 20-year-old woman in the crosswalk heading northbound on Lincoln Way. Police say the driver immediately got out of […]

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    Iowa Utilities Board Could Make Bakken Pipeline Decision Thursday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — We could learn the fate of a multi-state oil project soon. Thursday, the Iowa Utilities Board holds its fourth and final hearing of the week on the Bakken pipeline proposal. The $3.7 billion project would connect North Dakota oil fields to an oil pipeline in Illinois. Members are considering allowing the developer to use private land that belongs to owners who don’t want them digging on their property. North Dakota, South Dakota, and Illinois officials have […]

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    Arraignment Thursday for Missouri Trooper Charged in Ellingson Death

    MORGAN COUNTY, Missouri — The Missouri State trooper charged in the death of a Clive man is scheduled to face a judge Thursday. Anthony Piercy faces one count of involuntary manslaughter. His arraignment is set for Thursday in Morgan County, Missouri. Back in May of 2014, Brandon Ellingson of Clive drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks. Officials say he was in custody on suspicion of OWI, and handcuffed, when he fell out of a boat operated by Piercy. More […]

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    More Pushes For Water Quality and Education Funding

    At the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Showcase and Conference, Lieutenant-Governor Kim Reynolds was speaking on some of the ag issues in Iowa. She spoke mostly on the Governor’s proposal funding education and water quality until 2049 called SAVE. In 2009 a 1 percent sales tax was approved for 20 years for school infrastructure. Reynolds and the governor want to extend it another 20 years. Guaranteeing the first $10 million of annual growth to schools and using the extra growth for […]


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