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  • Iowa State Fair Opening Day Ticket Discount Offered on Cyber Monday

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The 2018 Iowa State Fair is still more than nine months away, but an upcoming deal will help get you through the gates for less money. Discount admission tickets for the opening day of the fair, August 9th, are being offered for sale online on Cyber Monday. It’s the first year for the deal and tickets will be $4. That’s more than a 66-percent savings from the original price of admission — $12. The deal is […]

  • ‘Monkey Bread’ Top-Searched Recipe by Iowans

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and new data released by General Mills shows which dish Iowans search for most during the holiday. It may surprise you, but the most searched-for recipe in the state is — Monkey Bread. General Mills gathered the data by seeing what recipes got the most clicks on and, among other websites. Another trend they say they found was that Midwesterners love buffalo chicken dip.

  • Crosswalk Project to Create Delays Downtown

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The city of Des Moines is warning drivers of delays on a stretch of road Monday morning. The closure of 10th Street from Walnut Street to Grand Avenue will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The city says it will be installing crosswalks and the street closure is necessary to get that done. City officials say to use caution in the area. A detour will be available using Grand Avenue, 12th […]

  • Agriculture Split On Tax Reform Passage

    The House has passed their version of tax reform on a 227-205 vote, while the Senate Republicans are still trying to get their bill through committee. Both House and Senate bills currently reduce pass through small business tax rates and boost child tax credits. One of the big provisions in the House bill is ending the Estate Tax by 2024. Agriculture is split on the tax reform passage. Groups like the American Farm Bureau and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association call […]

  • I THINK: Dowling Wins 5th Straight Title, as Expected Hate Ensues

    Dowling won its 5th straight football title on Friday.  As expected hate started spilling out all over social media.  John Sears tries to lay out some truth.

  • Murphy’s Law: Iowa, What Was That?

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Keith Murphy wonders why the Hawkeyes didn’t show up for Senior Day, and how that could be the same team that routed Ohio State.

  • FACEOFF: Ball vs Trump, Big 12 title game, Crotch Grab, Sexiest Man Alive

    Sears and Murph go back and forth on Lavar Ball and Donald Trump, crotch grabbing,   the Big 12 title game, and Blake Shelton is the sexiest man alive???

  • Iowa Veterans Share Special Thanksgiving Meal

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A group of central Iowa veterans are celebrating their annual Thanksgiving tradition this weekend. On Sunday morning, nearly 40 veterans from the Iowa Veterans Hospital and Des Moines VA Hospital were bused in to the AM Vets Post #2 Lodge. The vets were greeted by fellow veterans and even members of the Des Moines Buccaneers hockey team. Organizers say the annual meet-up always fees like a family reunion. “We’ve often joked the veterans are the largest dysfunctional family in the […]

  • Republican Leaders Attend ‘Celebrate the Family’ Event

    IOWA  —  The Family Leader’s Celebrate the Family event on Saturday drew in Republicans from all across the state and one from Nebraska. Republican Senator Ben Sasse has been an outspoken critic at times of President Trump, but said Saturday’s event was not about politics. Sasse knows any time an out of state politician comes to Iowa to talk politics, speculation will grow that he wants to be president. On Saturday he spoke to an influential group of social activists who engage come […]

  • New Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Killing Iowa City Cab Driver

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  A man accused of killing an Iowa City cab driver has withdrawn all of his pending motions and has been granted a new trial date. Curtis Jones, 41, is accused of killing 46-year-old Ricky Lillie. The Gazette reports Jones had motions pending asking for suppression of information at trial, including statements he made to police regarding a different homicide case. Those motions were filed by previous lawyers; Jones has since been granted new ones. Lillie’s body was found […]

  • City of Des Moines Reaches Settlement in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Lawsuit

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The City of Des Moines has chosen to settle on a two-year-old lawsuit filed against them in a fatal officer-involved shooting case. The Des Moines Register reports the city will pay $225,000 to the family of Ryan Bolinger. Bolinger was killed by former Des Moines police officer Vanessa Miller in June of 2015. Miller believed Bolinger was armed as he approached her vehicle after being pulled over along Merle Hay Road. Even though Bolinger was not armed, […]

  • Senior Day Disaster, Hawkeyes Lose to Purdue

    IOWA CITY – It was not the way Iowa wanted to send out 18 Seniors.  The Hawkeyes lost to Purdue 24-15. Iowa led 9-7 at the half, but 2 Eli Sindelar TD passes in the 3rd Q were the difference.  The Hawkeye offense managed just 258 yards. Nate Stanley threw for 176 yards with a TD and INT.   Akrum Wadley rushed for 78 yards in his final game at Kinnick Stadium. Josey Jewell was one of the lone bright spots […]