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    Grandpa Throws Down Canes and Moves on Dance Floor

    An elderly man’s dance moves have become an internet sensation after a video was posted on Facebook. The video shows the man throwing away his canes as he jives to Bill Haley’s “Rock Around The Clock.” Needless to say he’s a hit with the ladies. Edgard Eleuterio Daza posted the video on the social media site with the comment “Eternamente Joven”, which translates as “forever young”. It’s been shared nearly one million times.

  • Americans Eat Too Much Salt

    Everybody needs sodium to survive, both for muscle health and to manage fluid in the body. But USDA’s Economic Research Service found we probably don’t need as much sodium as we’re eating. Too much sodium can back up into the bloodstream and cause heart or kidney issues. Using data from a three-year study that wrapped up in 2010, ERS found that most Americans, from toddlers on up, consume about 1650 milligrams of sodium per 1000 calories consumed. The ratio is […]

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    Photo Gallery: RAGBRAI Road Trip, Day 4

    Day four of RAGBRAI takes riders from Forest City to Mason City. Take a look at what Channel 13 chief photographer Mike Borland and reporter Stephanie Moore have found along the route. If you have a story idea for them while they’re out on the road, send a tweet to @StephMooreWHOHD or @MikeBorland13HD.

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    Wapello County Death Ruled a Homicide

    WAPELLO COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office says the death of a man found in a field earlier this week will be ruled a homicide. According to the Ottumwa Courier, Clinton Leedom, 49, died from a gunshot wound to the neck and chest. Authorities found his body Monday morning at about 1:20 a.m. in Wapello County. Police haven’t made any arrests but say it appears to be an isolated incident.  

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    Des Moines Woman Found Guilty of Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines woman has been found guilty of second degree murder. A jury convicted Miranda Metcalf, 22, of stabbing Juan Chavarria, 28, in the chest last Thanksgiving after a fight broke out. The incident happened at 220 Dickman Road in Des Moines. Sentencing for Metcalf will be on September 5 online court records show.

  • State Softball Highlights: Martensdale-St. Mary’s, Earlham

    Highlights from Fort Dodge and the State Softball Tournament. Take a look at scores from all the games here.

  • Substate Baseball: Martensdale-St. Mary’s, Earlham

    Martensdale-St. Mary’s takes on Earlham for a trip to the state tournament. Martensdale-St. Mary’s wins 3-1 over Earlham.  

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    RAGBRAI Participants Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver Sunday

    WEST OKOBOJI, Iowa — Two members of a Des Moines RAGBRAI team were injured Sunday night when they were hit by an alleged drunk driver. It happened in the town of Milford, south of Okoboji. Explore Okoboji reports the men were walking to get food when they were hit by a van driven by Angela Boord of Indianola. She is charged with OWI first offense, child endangerment, and driving without headlights. The men’s names and conditions haven’t been released.

  • State Softball Highlights: SEP, Eddyville-Blakesburg, Lynnville-Sully

    The State Softball Tournament is going strong in Fort Dodge and Channel 13′s Michael Admire has highlights from Tuesday’s matchups. Take a look at scores from all the games here.

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    MLB Grant Allows for Upgrades to North High Baseball Field

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The North High School baseball team is getting a Major League Baseball grant to renovate its field. The $16,250 grant will pay for an irrigation system and the grading and re-sodding of the infield. The district says the upgrades are much needed as the program is still trying to make a comeback after 2008 flooding devastated the field. “On behalf of everyone who has contributed to our efforts to improve our baseball field, we are grateful […]

  • State Softball Highlights: Dowling vs. Pleasant Valley

    Channel 13′s Michael Admire is in Fort Dodge covering the State Softball Tournament. Checkout highlights from Dowling vs. Pleasant Valley. Take a look at scores from all the games here.

  • State Fair Butter Sculptor Hard at Work

    DES MOINES, Iowa — This week Sarah Pratt got to work sculpting butter for the Iowa State Fair. Pratt says she started a little earlier than normal this year. On Sunday she spent about three hours in the Ag Building coolers with her ten-year-old twins. The girls wanted to help put the butter on this year and they were away at camp during the week. Pratt says with their help she thinks she’ll finish the cow Tuesday, which is way […]