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  • WDM Lacrosse Ready to Bring Home Nebraska State Title

    WEST DES MOINES – The WDM Lacrosse team has 1 main goal, a state title.  A Nebraska state title. The Tigers head to the Cornhusker state this weekend in hopes of returning with a state title trophy. There are only two varsity lacrosse teams in Iowa (WDM and Ankeny) so the Tigers are forced to play in the Nebraska league.  The West Des Moines team actually has players from all over Central Iowa, Dowling, Johnston, Waukee, SE Polk, Urbandale, etc. […]

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    Bird Flu Disaster Proclamation Extended

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad has extended the bird flu disaster proclamation through July first. Officials announced the most recent case in Hamilton County yesterday. Iowa has 68 cases in the state, affecting birds in 18 counties. The other counties with suspected cases of bird flu are: Buena Vista, Sac, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, Kossuth, Clay, Pocahontas, Cherokee, Madison, Wright, Palo Alto, Lyon, Plymouth, Calhoun, Adair, and Webster. The proclamation allows agriculture and emergency management leaders to use all […]

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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. When they visit, they not only learn about the science of weather but they also see the magic of television. Come visit us each Tuesday through Friday at noon and once each month on Saturday morning. About the Science Center The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. […]

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    Reps for Presidential Hopefuls Meet with Iowa Straw Poll Organizers

    BOONE, Iowa –The Iowa Republican Party held a meeting Thursday to discuss this year’s Iowa Straw Poll. Representatives for seven presidential hopefuls were at the meeting. That included people for Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Perry. It gives more of a sign for who will and will not be participating. Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee have already said they will not participate. The party is trying to re-vamp the Straw Poll […]

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    Donations to Provide Des Moines, Waukee Police Officers with Body Cams

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police officers will soon be wearing body cameras. Chief Dana Wingert says the department will receive a private donation Friday and the money will go toward buying the cameras. The Waukee Police Department will be getting a similar donation. The donations will be presented at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Kenworth Mid-Iowa Inc. at 4111 Delaware Ave. in Des Moines. The announcement comes just a few days after the Urbandale Police Department received a donation to […]

  • McCarthy States Clean Water Ditches Rule

    On May 27, EPA released its final rule clarifying its jurisdiction over Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. The final document comes more than a year after the controversial proposed rule was released last April, and it takes more than a million public comments into account. Farmer concerns on the final rule center on regulation of ditches. In the months leading up to yesterday’s announcement, American Farm Bureau launched a social media campaign against EPA with […]

  • Here’s What the Bulls Want In a Coach

    After firing head coach Tom Thibodeau, Bulls General Manager Gar Forman said the Bulls haven’t contacted any candidates yet, but they do know what kind of coach they want. And Forman sounded like he was describing Fred Hoiberg.

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    Two Injured in Des Moines Shooting, Suspect Still On the Loose

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people were shot Wednesday night at a home just south of the Drake neighborhood in Des Moines. Police were called to 1111 27th Street at 10:37 p.m. on a call of shots fired. When they arrived officers said a woman, Phyliss Smith, was screaming and yelling that her daughter had run to the back of the house to get away from a shooter. Police found Devan Jones lying in the grass by the house, suffering […]

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    Students Thank Community for Help After Tornado Struck School

    LAKE CITY, Iowa — Students at South Central Calhoun High School found a big way to say thank you, after their community helped them recover after a tornado hit the school. About 200 students in Lake City are finishing up the school year in make-shift classrooms. They are inside churches, the bank, a movie theater, and the community center. The high school students wanted to say thank you and did so with the help of a photographer perched on a […]

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    Celebration of Life Service Scheduled for Simpson College Coach

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — This weekend the Indianola community will say goodbye to Simpson College baseball coach Joe Blake. Blake was killed Monday night in a single car accident. He was a star athlete at Simpson and went on to coach there for 30 years. He was also the father of current Simpson College baseball coach Ben Blake and former MLB player Casey Blake. A celebration of life service is set for Saturday morning. It will be in the Blake Fieldhouse, […]

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    Santorum, Sanders, & Paul Making Campaign Stops in Iowa

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Just one day after announcing he’s running for president, Rick Santorum is making his first official campaign stop in Iowa – but he’s not the only presidential hopeful visiting the state Thursday. Santorum launched his campaign at a factory in Pennsylvania Wednesday, not far from his boyhood home. He vowed to fight for working-class Americans and focus on social issues. Santorum won the Iowa caucuses in 2012 and placed second for the 2012 Republican nomination. Santorum will […]

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    Des Moines Fire Department to Honor Hero

      DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man will be honored Thursday for saving his neighbors’ lives from a fire. The Des Moines Fire Department will present Jeff Harmsen with a citizen’s award. Earlier this month, Harmsen spotted the flames from a neighbors’ home while he was leaving for work. He called 911, but knew he had to get people out of the home quickly. Harmsen went into the house and rescued the 95-year-old homeowner, her granddaughter, and several […]


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