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  • I THINK: Siepker Puts Hamilton the Musical in to Sports Terms We All Can Understand

    Scott Siepker takes a look at the musical Hamilton through a sports lens.

  • FACEOFF: Barnstormers, Puma, NBA Draft, Forgotten Trout, Hot Dogs

    John Sears and Scott Siepker go back and forth on more sports topics.

  • I THINK: World Cup Ratings are Down, Just as Expected

    2 weeks ago John Sears told us World Cup ratings would be down without Team USA, he was right.  And now he’s part of the problem.

  • Cleanup Underway After Train Derailment Causes Oil Spill

    DOON, Iowa  —  Floodwater has receded in northwest Iowa, where a train carrying crude oil derailed on Friday. The oil has now been contained, but removing all the oil from the water could take months. At least 200 people are now helping with cleanup efforts. BNSF Railroad is asking anyone with damage as a result of that derailment to contact them to get everything cleaned up and repaired. “We have representatives from the EPA, state, local, regional, regulators are on site […]

  • Residents Trying to Remove Water After Rainfall Causes Flooding in Bondurant

    BONDURANT, Iowa  —  As storms rolled through central Iowa on Sunday night, they caused significant flooding in Bondurant. Neighbors on Aspen Drive NE behind the football field worked with cleanup crews to try and get the water out of their houses and keep more from entering. They say the rainwater runs off from a nearby farm and flows into the neighborhood. Channel 13’s Jerad Giottonini visited the area and spoke with neighbors who say this isn’t the first time they’ve experienced […]

  • Move Over Law Set to Expand

    IOWA  —  In just one week, Iowa’s Move Over law will be expanded. Starting on July 1st, drivers in Iowa will be required to move over or slow down for all vehicles with emergency lights turned on. The law currently only applies to first responders, tow trucks, and road workers.

  • Woman Injured, Man Arrested After Des Moines Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police arrested one man early Sunday morning after they heard gunshots near the police station. Officers found a woman with a gunshot would to the arm in the parking lot near Klub Elite on E. 2nd Street. The injury was not life-threatening. A man was found running from a vehicle that was leaving at a high rate of speed, which then hit a parked car. Police caught Leonardo Castellanos and found a handgun in his possession. Sergeant Paul Parizek says they […]

  • Investigation Continues After Police ID Suspects in Beaverdale Mail Truck Robbery

    URBANDALE, Iowa  —  Police say they have identified two suspects that robbed a mail truck in Beaverdale last week. The incident happened in the 3500 block of Urbandale Avenue on Monday. Sergeant Paul Parizek says the carrier parked the vehicle to deliver mail in the area and returned about 20 minutes later to a smashed window. Several of the carrier’s personal belongings and some mail were stolen. Officials are still investigating, with the help of U.S. postal inspectors. The names of the suspects […]

  • Houlihan Tops Simpson in Womens 1500 Showdown

    DES MOINES – The womens 1500 race lived up to the hype at the USATF Championships. Two Iowans delivered down the home stretch. Shelby Houlihan of Sioux City, outraced Jenny Simpson of Webster City to the finish line to win the 1500 national championship.  Houlihan’s winning time was 4 minutes 5 seconds.

  • From Mali to Des Moines, Grand View Christian’s Rising Star

    DES MOINES – Grand View Christian is the defending champion in Class 1A. The Thunder are one of the favorites to win it all this year. At the start of the 2nd semester they added a rising star to the lineup.  6’7″ Issa Samake, who is originally from Mali, Africa. Samake, a Junior, moved to Des Moines from Tennessee and had to sit out the first semester. Issa came to the United States 3 years ago with AJ and Danny […]

  • Red Cross Volunteers Install Smoke Alarms in Des Moines Mobile Homes

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Red Cross of Central Iowa spent Saturday installing smoke alarms in the Meadows mobile home park in Des Moines. Red Cross officials say this effort was a direct response to a fire at the mobile park back in May. No one was hurt, but the home that caught fire was completely destroyed. Officials are still trying to figure out what caused the fire. The same day Red Cross volunteers responded to that fire, crews were asked by the Meadows property […]

  • River Levels Rising After Recent Rainfall

    IOWA  —  After large amounts of rain in recent days, rivers around the state are reaching high levels. The National Weather Service says the Des Moines River is almost at 26 feet at SE 6th Street, which is nearly two feet above flood stage. The Raccoon River at Fleur Drive is at over 13.5 feet, and also nearly two feet above flood stage. The river crested at 13.7 on Saturday morning. Water at both locations is spilling out of the banks, […]