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  • Wet Weather Likely Persistent

    Rainfall this June wasn’t exactly friendly to Iowa farmers, but still didn’t compare to last year. 2014 saw the third-wettest June in 140 years of record-keeping, behind 2010 and 1947. That June was also the fourth-wettest calendar month overall, well below the record rainfall in June of 1993. The statewide precipitation average last June was a staggering 9.94 inches, compared to a normal 5.02 inches.But now that the calendar has flipped over to July, State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says June of 2015 […]

  • THE INSIDERS: July 5th Edition, Bernie Sanders – Part 1

    Channel 13’s Dave Price talks to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. For part 2, click here.

  • Urbandale Receiving Complaints About Fireworks Display, Possible Malfunction

    URBANDALE, Iowa – The City of Urbandale has been receiving a number of complaints about its fireworks show Saturday night. The show took place from Walker Johnston Park, but people say the show seemed to end unexpectedly and complained it never had the grand finale. The community has been letting Urbandale know about it on Facebook. The committee that volunteered to help put on the show responded on Facebook to the criticism, saying their may have been a malfunction with […]

  • ADM Softball in Middle of Historic Turnaround

    ADEL – Two years ago the ADM softball team won 4 games, a final record of 4-26.  Now, the Tigers are 28-3 and ranked 4th in Class 4A.  Incredible turnaround. ADM players credit the turnaround to a belief instilled by 2nd year head coach Rick Dillinger, who told the team they would win a state title after that 4 win season. The Tigers lost in a regional final last season, but have plans on making a deep run at the […]

  • 7-Year-Old Recovering From Being Hit By Stray Bullet

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – A 7-year-old boy is recovering after being hit by a stray bullet on Saturday, according to the Des Moines Register. The boy was hit by the bullet while watching fireworks in Council Bluffs. According to Council Bluffs Police, the boy’s grandparents said the bullet wound in his shoulder was about ¼ inch deep. Authorities also said the bullet was likely fired in another location and hit the 7-year-old’s shoulder as it fell from the air. The […]

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    Fort Madison Prison Escapee Back in Custody

    FORT MADISON, Iowa — A man who escaped from the more than century old Fort Madison Prison is back in custody. Prison officials say 25-year-old Justin Kestner disappeared from Fort Madison around 4:45 a.m. Sunday. Authorities found him several hours later in Geneseo, Illinois. Kestner has been serving a 10 year prison sentence related to two charges of theft in Woodbury County. How Kestner escaped is still under investigation.

  • Des Moines Police Investigating Shooting Near MLK Jr. Park

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred near MLK Jr. Park on Saturday evening. Authorities responded to a call of shots fired around 7 p.m. and found one person who’d been shot in the arm near the park. “Yes, (we) found several shell casings on the ground,” Lt. Joseph Leo of the Des Moines Police Department said. “Some broken glass and then just several people in the park. All of which were celebrating the Fourth of […]

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    Gear Stolen From Des Moines Band, Search Underway for Thieves

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A substantial amount of music gear was stolen from a Des Moines band, The Nadas, on Sunday afternoon. According to the band’s Facebook page, someone found their new RV and trailer full of gear, broke into it, and stole a number of items. The band was able to obtain a photo of the truck that was involved in the incident: If you recognize this truck, let the band know by communicating with them on their Facebook […]

  • THE INSIDERS: July 5th Edition, Henderson and Albrecht – Part 4

    The Insiders panel examine the state’s voter registration numbers, and wonder if the numbers reveal anything or if it is too early to predict voter turnout for the next election. For part 5, click here.

  • THE INSIDERS: July 5th Edition, Henderson and Albrecht – Part 2

    The Bernie Sanders Rally attracted nearly 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin last Wednesday.  It reminded us of some of those crowds Barack Obama drew in 2007 and 2008.  Is this Sanders-mania for real?  Can it grow?  Or is this just a momentary protest gathering for those who do not like how Hillary Clinton began her second presidential campaign? Tom Henderson, longtime Polk County Democratic Chair and regular contributor here on the Insiders, and Tim Albrecht. former Commnications Director for the State […]

  • THE INSIDERS: July 5th Edition, Henderson and Albrecht – Part 3

    Bernie Sanders may be getting the headlines for Democrats.  Republicans, however, get The Donald. Is Trump good or bad for the Republican party, especially after what he’s said about Mexicans and immigrants entering the country south of the border?   For part 4, click here.

  • THE INSIDERS: July 5th Edition, Henderson and Albrecht – Predictions

    The panel tackles the Quick 6 and gives their predictions for this July 4th weekend edition of The Insiders.     For the bonus segment, click here.


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