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  • Iowa Horse Keen Ice Upsets American Pharoah

    NEW YORK – Earlier this year American Pharoah became the first horse to win the triple crown in 37 years.  A-P looked unbeatable, until Saturday. Iowa horse, Keen Ice, owned by Donegal Racing and Jerry Crawford took down American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes in a massive upset. “To be honest, we expected to win,” says Crawford. American Pharoah led for most of the race and looked like it was going to win on the home stretch but Keen Ice […]

  • Disabled Teen’s Companion Dog Back Home After Being Stolen

    DES MOINES, Iowa —  A handicapped teen that had his companion dog stolen on Wednesday now has his dog back. Hunter Stoneburner, who was left handicapped after a stroke a couple of years ago when he was just 16-years-old, says he had his dog stolen by Shane Newton of Des Moines. Stoneburner says he saw Newton grab the dog, Bella, before jumping over his backyard fence and driving off. Newton said Friday that he had nothing to do with the dognapping. […]

  • Des Moines Public Schools Staff Members, Volunteers Participate in Graduation Walk

    DES MOINES, Iowa – About 350 Des Moines Public Schools staff members and volunteers participated in the Graduation Walk Saturday. The goal of the walk is to talk with students who have dropped out or who are at risk, and encourage them to re-enroll and finish high school. “That’s our mission,” said Richard Blonigan, Principal of Scavo High School. “That is what Des Moines Public School’s purpose and mission is to do. Graduate students and prepare them for life after high school.” […]

  • City of Altoona Celebrates 6th Annual Altoona Palooza

    ALTOONA, Iowa – The city of Altoona celebrated its residents on Saturday. The  6th annual Altoona Palooza took place at the Sam Wise Youth Complex. At the event, people could play in a ping pong tournament, get covered in mud by playing volleyball, or enjoy the tractor show that is new to the event this year. Overall, residents say they celebrate what Altoona has to offer. “It brings businesses together, community members together, and families,” said Mattia Hansen of Altoona. “We […]

  • Roundkick Gym Owner Attempts Burpee World Record

    The owner of Roundkick Gym in Urbandale and Carroll, Pete Peterson, attempted the world record for most burpees in one day. Peterson had to do more than 10,110 in 24 hours in order to be the new world record holder. However, after burpee number 8,115, his body gave out. Peterson said his lofty goal wasn’t about trying to make it into the record books. He wanted to raise money for healthy snacks for kids at the Boys and Girls Club […]

  • Walnut Creek Cleanup and Watershed Festival Making Difference in Water Quality

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Walnut Creek Cleanup and Watershed Festival in the metro is bringing people together to help make a difference in water quality. Mike McMillin and his Boy Scout troops volunteered for the festival held at Colby Park Saturday. “It teaches the boys it’s not all about you,” said Mike McMillin of Windsor Heights. “This is our chance to give and they’ll get it back in ways they aren’t expecting later.” The troops, along with dozens of […]

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    Stroke Survivor’s Companion Dog Stolen

    A teenage stroke survivor thought he could trust his friend. Instead, his companion dog was stolen. Channel 13’s Aaron Brilbeck looks into how it happened, and why it’s so important the dog is returned.

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    Fort Dodge Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – Authorities are investigating a Saturday morning incident involving multiple shots fired. At approximately 5:15 a.m., Fort Dodge police responded to 1320 5th Avenue on a report from a female stating her house had been shot several times. At the time of the shooting, a male, female and infant were inside the residence. No one was injured. During the investigation, authorities determined that the male inside the home, 22-year-old Torre Mosley, lived at the residence and had […]

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    West Des Moines Police Seize Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Authorities have seized a vehicle that was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run that killed one man. On Aug. 23, West Des Moines police were called to the 6400 block of Raccoon River Drive where they found 21-year-old Daulton Holly of Troy, Tennessee, deceased and lying in the road. The investigation indicated that Holly was struck by a vehicle. On Friday, police located the vehicle of interest in the investigation. They will conduct forensic testing and […]

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    Gov. Branstad Says ‘Always Room for Improvement’ on Civil Rights in Iowa

    ANKENY, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad spoke on the issue of racial disparity in Iowa’s criminal justice system Friday morning. Branstad was a speaker at the Iowa Summit of Justice and Disparities at the FFA Enrichment Center on DMACC’s Ankeny campus. The summit includes state legislators, national and local experts, and ordinary citizens focused on ways to reduce the racial disparities in the state’s criminal justice system. Topics for discussion are bias & decision making, fair chance hiring, and public […]

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    Tulane Provost is Finalist for Univ. Iowa Top Job

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa students will have the chance to question the second candidate to become the school’s president Friday. Michael Bernstein will take part in a public forum and tour the campus Friday afternoon. Bernstein is the current provost of Tulane University in Louisiana. Before that he served as the Arts and Humanities Dean at the University of California San Diego. Bernstein has also taught at Yale and Princeton universities. The public forum is being held […]

  • Oldest Farms Recognized

    More than 450 farms joined the ranks of the oldest farms this year. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized the 366 Century Farms and 101 Heritage farms at the Iowa State Fair. He says the award is a celebration of the families who have cared for the land. The Century Farm program started in 1976, more than 18,600 farms in Iowa have been recognized. The Heritage farm program started in 2006, since then 837 farms have been recognized. A […]

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