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    Missing Child Reported Out of Nevada

    NEVADA, Iowa — Nevada Police are searching for a missing child. Twelve-year-old Sebastian Akers was reported missing Wednesday and was last seen Wednesday morning in Boone. Police say he is five-foot-seven and has brownish/blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt with “Heavy Hitter” printed across the chest, jeans, and black DC shoes. Akers is believed to be traveling with 18-year-old Zachary Hollenbeck. Hollenbeck is five-foot-eleven and has a shaved head. He was last seen wearing purple shorts and […]

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    DMPS Offering Help with Online Registration

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Families in the metro can get some extra help signing up for school Thursday. The Des Moines Public School District is holding registration events at each of its elementary schools. Staff will be on hand to assist families without access to a computer with the online registration process. “At the beginning of July, we began offering online registration with much success,” said Elementary School Director Susan Tallman. “Now we want to focus on families who do […]

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    Accident Claims Life of Bicyclist in Northern Iowa

    MITCHELL COUNTY, Iowa — A bicyclist has died after being hit by a car in Mitchell County. It happened along Highway 218 at mile marker 249 around 7:30 Wednesday morning. The Iowa State Patrol says Grace Harken of Riceville was pedaling eastbound when the car struck her from behind. The driver, Courtney Johnson of Osage, then pulled over on the shoulder of the road to assist. Harken was taken to the hospital where she died of her injuries. The accident […]

  • Organic Crop Acres Show Rapid Growth

    Certified organic crop acres have grown rapidly since the National Organic Program was implemented in 2002 according to a report from the USDA Economic Research Service. They were about 1.3 million acres in 2002 and in a decade that grew to nearly 3.1 million acres. Out of that, organic corn grew the most from 96,000 acres in 2002 to 234,000 acres in 2011. Certified organic soybean acreage peaked at 175,000 acres in 2001, before falling to 100,000 acres in 2007 […]

  • Jack Trice Stadium Looks Ready for Some Football

    Iowa State says the renovated stadium will be ready for the home opener against UNI.

  • State Baseball: Waukee and Pella Win on Walk-Offs, SE Polk Rolls

    Waukee, Southeast Polk, Pella, and Boone all won Wednesday. Des Moines East lost to Iowa City West.

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    Pursuit of Stolen Car on I-80 Ends with Vehicle Launching into Salvage Yard

    WAUKEE, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol say they were involved in a high-speed pursuit with a man in a stolen car on Wednesday. The incident initially started when a trooper noticed a suspicious car and ran the license plates of the vehicle on I-35/80 near Merle Hay Road. The BMW SUV came back as stolen out of Illinois. The trooper turned on his lights at 1:15 p.m. to pull over the man, 27-year-old Jonathan Rodriguez of Chicago, but he […]

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    Authorities Searching for Man Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Jogger in Waterloo

    WATERLOO, Iowa — Police in eastern Iowa are still looking a man they say sexually assaulted a jogger in a state park on Tuesday. The incident occurred at George Wyth State Park in Waterloo. Campers called police on Tuesday after they found a woman lying partially clothed on a trail, according to KWWL. Police now say the woman was jogging when a man attacked her from behind, sexually assaulted her, and then left her on the trail. The park is now […]

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    Iowa Events Center Breaks Profit Record Again

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Events Center is celebrating its biggest year yet. Wednesday, the management company for the arena handed over a check for more than $1.9 million in profits to the Polk County Board of Supervisors for the 2014-2015 year. That makes it the highest year of profit in the arena’s ten years and it’s up 60-percent from the previous year’s profit of $1.2 million. “Engaging all three Spectra divisions to manage the Iowa Events Center operations […]

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    Hinterland Music Festival Moved to St. Charles Due to Flooding Concerns

    DES MOINES, Iowa — For the second time this summer, the water is affecting an event scheduled at Water Works Park. This weekend’s Hinterland Music Festival will now be moved to St. Charles. Earlier this summer, the River Bank Bash had to be cancelled. The festival will now be held at the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater. If the new location is not an option for those who have already purchased tickets, Hinterland is accommodating them by offering ticket refunds. For more […]

  • Origin Labeling Repeal Held Up

    Legislative changes to mandatory country of origin meat labeling may have to wait until September. In order to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the U.S. has to fix COOL. Two competing amendments in the Senate would either fully repeal it or replace it with a voluntary program. House Republicans have called an early summer recess, making it less likely congress can solve the dispute and the threat of $3 billion of taxes on U.S. exports. The House already passed a […]

  • Governor Branstad gave his 20th Condition of the State Address Tuesday, January 13 2015.

    POLL: Should the Legislature Act to Override Governor Branstad’s Education Funding Vetoes?

    Wednesday is the deadline for the Legislature to call a special session to override the governor’s vetoes of education funding.

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