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  • Colorado Breweries Working to Make Drinks With Recycled Waste Water

    COLORADO  —  How does a nice cold beer sound? What about one made from recycled waste water? It may be something you’ll soon be able to try. A Colorado-based engineering firm has already delivered the recycled water, and now three breweries are putting it to the test, according to FOX31’s Drew Englebart. CH2M is the firm behind the project that’s trying to get rid of the negative stigma around recycled water. And what better way to do it than by using […]

  • Driving Lesson Leaves Car in Creek

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A driving lesson on Wednesday afternoon went horribly wrong in Des Moines. Police were called to Water Works Park over the noon hour on a report of a car in the water. When they arrived, they found an SUV lying on its side in a creek. Police say a man was giving his brother driving lessons when the vehicle went off the road. Neither man was hurt, but the car likely suffered heavy damage.

  • Boone Officials to Reconsider High Trestle Trail Bridge Lights Decision

    BOONE, Iowa  —  The Boone County Conservation Board is revisiting its decision about turning off the lights on the High Trestle Trail Bridge to combat noise complaints. Earlier this month, the board announced it would turn the lights off 90 minutes early for the rest of the summer to deter noisy gatherings. Many questioned why the decision was made without public input. Now, the board is planning a public forum that will be held on October 5th at the Swede Point Park […]

  • Davenport Police Going Back to the Basics for Chase Training

    DAVENPORT, Iowa  —  Eastern Iowa police officers are back in Drivers Ed. High-speed chases can put police officers in dangerous situations, so the Davenport Police Department turned a park into a practice field. The training helps officers make good split-second decisions in the worst of circumstances. Officers started with the basics, then moved to high-speed drills. They say the training helps them react better in real-life situations. “We have different vehicles. We have SUVs, we have squad cars and Chevy cars and […]

  • Gov. Reynolds Takes $13 Million from ‘Rainy Day’ Fund to Cover Budget Shortfall

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s governor has decided not to call lawmakers back into a special session to deal with a shortfall from last year’s budget. Gov. Kim Reynolds will instead transfer an additional $13 million from state reserves. That’s on top of about $249 million in previous cuts and borrowing from the state reserves. Reynolds’ budget chief announced Wednesday, a combination of factors led to a lower end of year deficit. That included higher state collections because workers paid […]

  • Iowa Stopgap Plan Gets Preliminary Approval

    IOWA  —  The federal government is giving preliminary approval to a plan to prevent thousands of Iowans from going uninsured. The Iowa Insurance Division’s stopgap plan is aimed at helping farmers, retirees, and self-employed Iowans who buy their own insurance. Commissioner Doug Ommen says more than 20,000 people in that category face a 100% increase in insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act. The stopgap plan would provide subsidies to help lower premium costs. On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued […]

  • Students’ Best Friend: Cedar Falls Kindergartners Helping Train Service Dog

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa  —  Dogs have been known to help students in the classroom, but at one Cedar Falls school it’s the students teaching the dog. Victor the black lab has been going to Cedar Heights Elementary School every week with kindergartners, according to KWWL’s Amanda Gilbert. “He’s training to be a service dog and help other people that maybe don’t have an arm or are in a wheelchair,” said one student in Victor’s class. With teacher Marit Beisner’s help, the […]

  • Driver Arrested in Connection to Fatal October Crash

    IOWA  —  Nearly a year after a man was killed in a motorcycle accident, another man has been arrested for causing the crash. The incident happened on October 29th on Polk City Drive. Joseph Davis, 57, was driving his motorcycle through a construction zone when a pickup truck tried to pass him. Davis was forced to lay down his bike to avoid the truck, but he collided with a minivan. On Tuesday, officers arrested 67-year-old Jack Janda in the case. He is charged with homicide […]

  • Missouri Trooper Sentenced in Drowning Death of Brandon Ellingson

    MISSOURI  —  A Missouri state trooper has been sentenced for his role in the death of a Clive man at the Lake of the Ozarks. On Tuesday, Anthony Piercy was sentenced to 10 days in jail, two years of supervised probation, and 50 hours of community service. Piercy pleaded guilty to negligent boating in June. He was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter for the drowning of Brandon Ellingson in May of 2014. Ellingson was under arrest for allegedly boating while intoxicated when […]

  • Man Raffling Off Motorcycle He Built to Help Sick Kids

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man is giving up a motorcycle to help some metro kids in need. Paul Grinstead spent a year turning a pile of parts into a bike, while still working a full-time job. With it almost complete, he plans to raffle it off, with the proceeds going to Blank Children’s Hospital. “Ran into some bad luck, a little string of bad luck and one day I’m deciding why should I let my luck get […]

  • Guilty Verdict in Deadly Des Moines Bar Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Polk County jury found a Des Moines man guilty of first degree murder Monday. Twenty-six-year-old Devin Carter was also convicted of two counts of attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. The charges stem from the death of 44-year-old William Dawson in August of last year. Carter opened fire outside Johnny Mac’s Bar and Grill killing Dawson and wounding 20-year-old William Dawson Jr. and 20-year-old Carley Toomey. He will officially be sentenced to life […]

  • Windsor Heights Reevaluating Sign Ordinance

    WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa  —  Instead of a new ordinance, Windsor Heights is reworking one of its current policies. It stems from the backlash over yard signs critical of the city’s plan to install sidewalks in some areas of town. When the city removed one of the signs, Mike Miller put up his own. “We decided to put a sign up that kind of protested the way the city acted in regards to our neighbor’s sign. So we put a sign up […]