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    Hawkeyes, Cyclones Sign Free Agent Contracts

    Hawkeyes and Cyclones signed as Free Agents after the NFL Draft. Iowa: Tevaun Smith- Colts Jordan Lomax- Rams Marshall Koehn- Dolphins Adam Cox- Falcons Jordan Walsh- Falcons Henry Krieger-Coble- Broncos Jordan Canzeri Saints/Chiefs (Free agent tryout)   Iowa State: Quenton Bundrage- Jets Dale Pierson- Packers Jamison Lalk- Bills Oni Omoile- Raiders

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    Few Local Winners at 107th Drake Relays

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The 107th running of the Drake Relays saw weather that no one likes to run in. There was plenty of wind and rain, in addition to very few local winners. Channel 13’s John Sears runs through the notable results in the video above, and you can also view the full list of results by clicking here.

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    Students Finish Renovation of Cap Timm Field in Ames

    AMES, Iowa — A newly renovated baseball field at Iowa State has fans hoping it will restart the school’s love for the sport. Saturday was the grand opening of Cap Timm Field after students began renovating the field as part of a semester-long project . In 2001, the university dropped its baseball program, and now, only a club team plays. Students say the updated field would be great space to host NCAA teams someday and teachers say the project was a […]

  • Urbandale Police Team Up with DEA on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Urbandale Police Teams Up with DEA on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    URBANDALE, Iowa — The use of prescription drugs is on the rise, and police stations around the metro are asking people to help get them off the streets. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Urbandale Police Department teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to help educate the public. Studies show the majority of those who abuse prescription medication take them from their family members’ medicine cabinet. The department says the drop off is going well so far. […]

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    Pure Excitement at First Night of Garth Brooks Concerts

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The only thing that can describe the atmosphere on Friday night at the Garth Brooks concerts was pure excitement. The record-setting event rolled into town as the nearly 90,000 tickets sold out in a single day, and everyone in attendance was certainly happy to have one. Channel 13’s Ben Oldach reported live during the Channel 13 News at 10 from the event and heard from some fans.

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    Valley West Mall, DART Announce New Bus Stop

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Valley West Mall has announced plans for a new bus stop that will give riders direct access to the mall. The new stop, located on 31st Street just east of the JC Penney store, will include a new sidewalk system and an enclosed shelter for riders. The new bus stop will be ready for use on June 5. DART buses will continue to operate at their current location in the Valley West Mall parking lot until […]

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    Iowa State’s Fennelly Speaks Out on Discrimination Lawsuit

    AMES, Iowa — Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly spoke out Friday afternoon after a lawsuit was filed earlier this month accusing him of racial discrimination. Former Iowa State player Nikki Moody filed the lawsuit last week. In it she claims that Fennelly called her names, criticized her and her family, and alienated her from fans, teammates and her parents. Moody is seeking unspecified damages from Fennelly and Iowa State. Fennelly said he has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support […]

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    Iowa Utilities Board Rejects Appeal on Bakken Pipeline Approval

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Utilities Board says it won’t reconsider its decision to allow an oil pipeline to be constructed under Iowa’s soil. The board issued the order Thursday denying a motion to reconsider their eminent domain ruling that allows the construction of the Bakken pipeline. That motion was filed by a group of Iowa landowners. The 340-mile pipeline will cut across four states, including Iowa. It will pass through 18 Iowa counties. Part of it would go over […]

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    Join Channel 13 at the Science Center of Iowa

    Channel 13 News is proud to partner with the Science Center of Iowa to help make the weather meaningful to Iowa's young, impressionable learners.

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    JDRF One Walk 2016

    Join Channel 13 at the JDRF One Walk...Saturday, May 14 at the State Fairgrounds.

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    Des Moines Police Car Hits Power Pole

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A crash involving a police cruiser injured an officer and caused some metro residents to lose power overnight. It all started Thursday night at East 14th and Washington. That’s where a police car ran into a power pole. The officer involved was taken to a local hospital for treatment but she has since been released. Crews were on scene for at least an hour working to restore power and clean up the area. There’s no word yet […]

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    Des Moines Water Works Turns On Nitrate Removal Facility

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines’ water is requiring some extra work before reaching the tap. Des Moines Water Works has turned on the nitrate removal facility for the first time this year. High levels of nitrates in the water can cause health problems for infants under six-months-old, but the process used by Water Works makes the water safe to use. Officials there say the increase in nitrate levels comes from agricultural land practices. Last year, the utility filed a […]


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