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    Layoffs for Some Quad Cities John Deere Workers

    MOLINE, Illinois — More than two-hundred people will soon be without jobs in the Quad Cities. John Deere’s seeding and cylinder facility in Moline is ordering the layoffs. They take effect on February 15th. The announcement comes after last week’s forecast of decreased sales. In August, Deere announced layoffs for about 150 workers at locations in East Moline and Davenport.

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    Teen Arrested Over Urbandale School Threat

    URBANDALE, Iowa — A Des Moines teen is accused of making threats against a local school district. Police say the threat was posted on the Urbandale Middle School’s PTO Facebook page Sunday night. Police identified the suspect through that posting and a 15-year-old is in custody, charged with first degree harassment. He is being held at the Polk County Juvenile Detention Center.

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    More Input from Public on Proposed West Des Moines Schools Budget Cuts

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Proposed budget cuts in the West Des Moines school district have some people upset. The plan is to reduce spending by more than $700,000 next year and school leaders are considering getting rid of some programs to make it happen. The programs targeted for cuts are the general education preschool program and German and Japanese language classes. The plan also includes reducing music education. The public had a chance to weigh in on the proposals […]

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    New Region 7 EPA Administrator Talks Iowa

    The Environmental Protection Agency has leaders down to the state level. The region seven administrator covers Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. This year, leadership exchanged hands and David Geiger had the opportunity to talk to the new administrator, Mark Hague. He’s not new to the region. Hague grew up in Missouri and was the deputy to the former administrator Karl Brooks. David asked Hague what his goals are for the region and Iowa in particular. “[I] Really want to build that […]

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    New Grand Prairie Parkway Interchange Opens Tuesday

    WAUKEE, Iowa – Drivers in the western suburbs of Des Moines will have a new option when traveling home from work Tuesday. The new Grand Prairie Parkway Interchange will open at noon. The construction on the $50 million dollar project in Waukee started two years ago The complicated interchange is called a diverging diamond, which is the first time it’s been used in Iowa. At the first stoplight before the interchange, drivers will move to the opposite lanes, then return […]

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    Two People Found Dead in Des Moines Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people are dead following a reported shooting in Des Moines. Police responded to a home in the 3900 block of Center Street shortly before 3 p.m. Monday to investigate a possible shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two deceased adults inside the home. Officials said that two children have been removed from the home for their safety. Neither had apparent injuries, according to police. “There were two children in the home but they are going to be fine,” […]

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    Missing Child Waukee Child Located

    UPDATE: The boy has been located and is fine. WAUKEE, Iowa – Police in Waukee are asking for the public’s help to located a missing ten-year-old boy. The boy, identified as Shashank Koneru, was last seen at Eason Elementary School. He is 4′ 5″ tall, weighs 80 pounds and was last seen wearing a navy winter coat with neon green sleeves, a black ski mask and mittens.  He is also wearing a brown hooded, zip up sweatshirt with orange lettering on […]

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    WATCH: Man Facing Vehicular Homicide Charges Following Deadly Crash

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    Climate Change Focus of Global Summit in France

    Leaders from around the world are gathering in France this week to talk about more than one global issue. The Global Summit is focused on reversing climate change. Lynn Melling reports on how the issue is viewed by Americans and around the world.

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    Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, November 28

    The Colfax sheep and goat auction on Saturday saw 443 head of sheep. Feeder lambs fetched the days high average price of $1.99 per pound, while fed lambs averaged $1.33 per pound. Sheep weight class to average price per pound: 50-60- $2.4250 60-70- $2.46 70-80- $1.79 80-90- $1.75 90-100- $1.54 100-110- $1.40 110-120- $1.30 120-130- $1.33 130-140- $1.34 140-150- $1.30 The 176 goats at the auction saw a high average price ranging from $110 to $175 per head. Goat weight class to average price per […]

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    Runoff Election Tuesday for Windsor Heights City Council Seat

    WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa — Windsor Heights residents will head to the polls Tuesday in a city council runoff election. They’ll elect one more person to join Threase Harms on the city council. Harms beat out an incumbent earlier this month with 35 percent of the votes. No other candidates met the requirement to win the remaining seat. A runoff election between the two runners-up will be held Tuesday. Charlene Butz and Zachary Bales-Henry are vying for the seat. Polls are […]

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    Former Casey City Clerk in Federal Court Monday on Fraud, Arson Charges

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A former city clerk accused of torching a building to cover up the theft of taxpayer money is scheduled to be in federal court Monday. Dorothy Dillinger is facing five counts of mail fraud and one count of malicious use of fire. Investigators say she spent nearly $300,000 using a city credit card then set city hall on fire. The night before the State Auditor’s Office was set to begin an investigation into the matter. The […]


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