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    Iowa Senate Subcommittee to Discuss Defunding Planned Parenthood

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Women’s rights take center stage at the State Capitol Tuesday. It comes just days after thousands of women marched there, and across the nation, to bring attention to women’s issues like reproductive healthcare. Tuesday, a Senate subcommittee is set to discuss a measure to defund Planned Parenthood. Republican lawmakers are pushing the legislation, saying state funds should not go to an organization that performs abortions. Local pro-choice advocates will be on hand to make their case […]

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    U.S. to Withdraw From T.P.P

      In one of the first executive actions of his leadership, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum to withdraw from the multi-lateral trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). That deal was hard fought for by U.S. agriculture, who stood to greatly benefit from fewer tariffs and freer trade with 11 other nations encompassing about 40% of the global economy. Trump called the move a great thing for American workers. In a statement, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she is disappointed […]

  • Plans will be sent to the Department of Education for a new mandate following the end of the No Child Left Behind Act. (WQAD)

    Replacement for No Child Left Behind Act to be Considered by Department of Education

    Iowa  —  On Monday, parents are learning about plans to replace the controversial mandates under the No Child Left Behind Act. WQAD’s John David reported on why states are now having more of a say in the matter of a new federal mandate to make sure every student succeeds. “Under the new law, states have more freedom to develop plans for their particular state,” said Dr. Edward Gronlund of the Mississippi Bend AEA. The controversial No Child Left Behind requirements are ending […]

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    Dozens of Dogs Rescued from Breeder’s Home in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, Iowa  —  Dozens of dogs were recently rescued from horrible conditions at a breeder’s operation. The dogs were owned by a woman in Burlington, whose family surrendered almost 70 dogs after she died. Some of the dogs went to a shelter in Fort Madison, and 40 were picked up by AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport. “It was a breeder in a home and there were dogs on the table, on the stove, in bowls and everywhere. It’s sad that homes […]

  • Part of the riverbank on the west side of Des Moines City Hall is collapsing. (WHO-HD)

    Partial Riverbank Collapse Near City Hall Renovations

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Renovation work at Des Moines City Hall will become more expensive due to a portion of the riverbank on the west side of the building collapsing. Workers believe this started over the weekend and is now getting worse. The collapse is just south of where the Grand Avenue bridge is being replaced. Crews hope to locate the cause and start filling it in on Tuesday.

  • Royals fans left mementos to honor pitcher Yordano Ventura outside Kauffman Stadium. (Fox 4)

    Fans Gather to Honor Royals Player Yordano Ventura

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri  —  A sea of flowers, balloons, and cards can be found outside Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, left by Royals fans who are grieving the loss of one of the team’s players whose life was taken too soon. Yordano Ventura died on Sunday in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. The 25-year-old pitcher helped the Royals win the World Series in 2015. Fox 4’s Molly Balkenbush reported on how fans are now honoring the player. “Pretty distraught, […]

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    Drake’s Sharp Shooting Spark off the Bench

    DES MOINES – After a terrible start to the season, the Drake Bulldogs are 4-4 in the Missouri Valley.  The Dogs are getting contributions from everyone. Junior Graham Woodward is in his 2nd season at Drake after transferring from Penn State.  Woodward is the smallest player on the team, but provides a nice spark off the bench, averaging 6 points a game. Drake is at Missouri State Tuesday night.

  • Storms ripped through the Southeastern United States, killing 19 people and injuring dozens more. (NBC)

    Storms Destroy Communities in Southeastern U.S.

    Clean-up efforts are underway across southeast states after a deadly storm tore through that portion of the country. At least 19 people were killed and dozens more injured after a string of tornadoes hit several states. NBC’s Jay Gray reported on the difficult clean-up and recovery process. “It was just terrible. It was awful,” said Carla Bullard, one of the tornado survivors. Twisters ripped across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia over the weekend, ravaging communities and leaving behind miles of devastation […]

  • Denelius Nesby was killed in a Waterloo shooting on Sunday. (WHO-HD)

    ID of Man Killed in Waterloo Shooting on Sunday

    WATERLOO, Iowa  —  Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in Waterloo on Sunday. Officials say they found the body of 55-year-old Denelius Nesby in the 700 block of Logan Avenue. Nesby had been shot multiple times and died at the hospital. Police say no arrests have yet been made.

  • Donald Embree was sentenced to 15 months in prison. (WHO-HD)

    Waukee Farmer Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison

    WAUKEE, Iowa  —  A Waukee man will spend time behind bars for lying to obtain farm loans. In Federal Court on Friday, Donald Embree was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Embree admitted to saying he had corn and soybeans stored to serve as collateral for the loans, when instead he had sold much of the grain. Embree must also repay more than $320,000 to the Department of Agriculture.  

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    Sister of Man Shot at Des Moines Bar Questions Renewal of the Business’ Liquor License

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The sister of a man who was shot to death at Johnny Mac’s Bar and Grill in Des Moines will go before the City Council on Monday night. She wants to find out why the business’ owners were able to renew the bar’s liquor license. Forty-year-old William Dawson Sr. was shot and killed at the bar in August 2016, and two other people were injured during the incident. Devin Carter, 26, was charged with the murder and […]

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    Virginia at Notre Dame Tonight at 7 on WHO 13.3

    Virginia travels to South Bend to take on Notre Dame...TONIGHT at 7 on WHO 13.3 (Antenna TV)....Mediacom Digital 114