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    Tesla Owners Helping Iowans Test-Drive Electric Cars

    URBANDALE, Iowa — This weekend, Des Moines area residents have the opportunity to test drive a car not available in the state. Iowa is just one of a growing number of states where regulators have banned Tesla Motors from setting up dealerships and test drive events, citing laws that prohibit car-makers from selling directly to the public. But a group of Tesla owners have found a way around the law and Minnesota owners are helping out. “We just kind of […]

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    Carlisle Softball Coach Arrested on Drugs Charges

      POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Carlisle’s hall of fame softball coach was arrested on drug charges Thursday. Des Moines police initially pulled over Jim Flaws, 55, on October 16 and found crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his possession. Police say the Carlisle softball coach of 29 years was given a week before he had to turn himself in. He was booked into the Polk County Jail Thursday night. “It’s not unusual at all for there to be a little […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: New Tech Catches Corn Waste, Bales It

    North of Nevada in central Iowa, farmers are researching how they can sustainably make use of a product that’s currently being overlooked. A cornfield may contain more than one commodity. There’s the corn kernels themselves, but there’s also the rest of the plant, called stover. Nevada farmer Tim Couser says a combine already ejects corn stover as it makes passes – it’s just a matter of catching it. “It’s taking the part that really is of the highest value, and […]

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    Student Athletes Shine at East’s Senior Night

    DES MOINES, Iowa Thursday night, Des Moines East High School seniors got the honor they were denied last Friday when their game against Ames was called off. That game was supposed to be Senior Night, but after rumors of a security threat, Ames refused to play at East. East was given a forfeit loss, but that was changed earlier this week to “no contest.” The father of an East football player says he wishes the kids could have been recognized […]

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    Partial Solar Eclipse Captures Spectators’ Attention

    DES MOINES, Iowa — While things started off cloudy Thursday, the skies cleared just in time to catch a partial solar eclipse. Spectators headed to the Capitol to catch a view of the eclipse. You can’t look directly at the sun, so viewers were set up to view it safely. Thursday’s eclipse was only about 40-percent. If you missed it, you’ll have to wait about three years for the next one.

  • Mowrer, King Face Off in Debate

    STORM LAKE, Iowa — A heated debate took place Thursday night as the two candidates running for the 4th District congressional seat met up for their first and only debate. Republican congressman Steve King and his Democratic challenger Jim Mowrer met in Storm Lake for the IPTV debate. During the debate King and Mowrer went back and forth on things like Obamacare, the environment, Ebola, ISIS, and immigration. They were also given the chance to respond to allegations made in […]

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    Two Iowa State Students Featuring on ‘Biggest Loser’

      AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State student who battled childhood obesity will share her story on Thursday night’s Biggest Loser. Allie Lansman, 20, is from Fort Dodge. She says she lost 50-pounds by exercising and eating right. Lansman is now majoring in dietetics. She’ll be on the Biggest Loser as one of four youth ambassadors called, “change agents” with the national 4-H healthy living management team. She’ll be joined by fellow Iowa State student, Laura Meany who majors in […]

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    Iowa Regents May Extend Tuition Freeze

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A tuition freeze at Iowa’s three public universities could extend to a third year. At a meeting Thursday in Iowa City, the board signaled it will vote in December to not raise tuition at Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa next year. The board had discussed raising rates next year, but they now say new cost-saving measures could make that unnecessary. Prior to the tuition freeze three years ago, tuition had increased every year for three […]

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    Knoxville Man Charged After Shooting Injures One

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa – One man has been taken into custody after a shooting in Knoxville Wednesday. The Knoxville police chief says officers were called out to a report of a shooting on N. Roche Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. A call from a Knoxville area hospital informed police a 28-year-old man had arrived with a gunshot wound. The investigation led police to Ricky Hyatt, 59. The Knoxville resident has been charged with willful injury. He’s being held in the Marion […]

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    ‘I Knew it was Coming!’ Three-Vehicle Collision Caused by Erratic Driver Recorded

    This video contains language some may consider offensive FAYETTE COUNTY, Pennsylvania — Two men started recording a driver in front of them that was swerving in and out of their lane. A few minutes later they would have to call 911 after a three-vehicle collision. The footage shows the driver nearly swiping the side of a school bus. A vehicle behind the bus had to veer onto the shoulder to avoid a head-on collision. At one point in the video, […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Russia Versus McDonalds

    Russia is expanding inspections at the countries McDonald’s restaurants in a probe of 200 outlets. Nearly half of all McDonalds in Russia will be allegedly probed for hygiene and finance. Since economic sanctions were placed on Russia from the western countries, Russian courts shut down nine McDonald’s including the very first to open in Russia. The iconic branch opened in 1990 while Russia was still part of the Soviet Union. Russia has banned some food imports from the U.S. and […]

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    Jogger Hit by School Bus in West Des Moines

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A woman out for a jog Wednesday morning was hit by a school bus. Witnesses say Courtney Schramm was in the crosswalk of Ashworth Road in West Des Moines, when a bus turned east onto Ashworth from Prairie View Drive. Schramm was knocked to the ground by the bus. She declined to be taken to the hospital. Ronald Smith, the driver of the school bus was cited with failure to yield to a pedestrian.

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