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  • The Spirit of Dubuque Moving to New Home

    DUBUQUE, Iowa  —  A paddle boat historic to many Dubuque community members will no longer be residing there. The Spirit of Dubuque paddle boat sails to its new home, and as KWWL’s Shirley Descorbeth reports, some people are upset about the move. After 34 years of cruising the Mississippi River, the Spirit of Dubuque has moved on. The most recent owners, Walt Webster and his wife Nancy, decided to sell the boat. “It’s a time in our lives where we need to move […]

  • Climate Change Awareness Advocates Not Deterred by Rainy Weather

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Saturday, a group of Iowans gathered at the State Capitol for a rally to raise awareness of climate change. “There was a group of people that marched for the past seven days and met up with us just a little bit ago, that was about 20 or 30 folks, but we have about several hundred people here right now for the rally, so incredible turnout given the weather today,” said march organizer Matt Ohloff. The […]

  • After Losing Two Daughters in Crash, Iowa Mother Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving

    IOWA  —  An eastern Iowa mother is speaking out after her two teenage daughters were killed by a distracted driver last year. Keith Furne, 35, is charged with homicide by vehicle after investigators say he was texting when he rear-ended the teens’ car. Jenny Perez and her two other children in the car survived. Since the crash, Perez say she’s worked to stop distracted driving and that what happened to her family could have been prevented. “How are we alive? How is any one of […]

  • Iowa GOP Praises President’s Actions in First 100 Days

    IOWA  —  The Iowa GOP is taking to social media to praise President Trump on his first 100 days in office. The account has posted several tweets starting with the hashtag “#100days,” naming various things the president has done while in office so far. “#100days @POTUS @realDonaldTrump approved the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone pipeline,” read one of the tweets. Some of the other posts can be seen below: #100days @POTUS @realDonaldTrump is boosting military strength and empowering our military to […]

  • One-Man Show Uses ‘The Male Intellect’ to Determine What Women Want

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Robert Dubac stopped by to chat with Jodi Whitworth about his one-man show called The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron.  The play “explores the complexity of relationships and social roles through Robert Dubac’s five unforgettable alter egos.” While “on a quest to answer the age old question, ‘What do women want?’ Robert Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who each offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap – all while drinking a […]

  • AT&T Facing Possible Employee Walk-Out

    UNITED STATES  —  By Monday, nearly 21,000 AT&T workers may walk off the job. The Communications Workers of America Union gave the company a 72-hour notice on Friday of a possible walk-out. Union members have been working on a rolling extension of their previous labor contract since early February, but have yet to strike a deal with AT&T. According to union members, 12,000 AT&T call center jobs have been sent offshore. The goal of Communications Workers of America is to end […]

  • Judge Seals Chris Soules Search Warrants

    BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa  —  A Buchanan County judge has sealed the search warrants involving reality TV star Chris Soules. Soules is charged with felony leaving the scene of a deadly accident. On Monday, he slammed into the back of a tractor on a rural highway, killing the driver. Court records show blood and urine samples were taken once Soules was in custody, about five hours after the crash. The results will only be released if they become evidence in court or if […]

  • Former Dowling Football Player Heading to Seattle

    IOWA  —  A former Dowling High School standout has been selected in the NFL draft. Amara Darboh, who played college ball as a receiver at Michigan, was taken in the 3rd round with the 106th pick by the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Former Hawkeye Selected in NFL Draft

    IOWA  —  A former Iowa Hawkeye will be taking his talents from Saturday to Sunday. Quarterback C.J. Beathard was selected with the 104th pick Friday by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the NFL draft. Beathard was the first and only Hawkeye drafted so far. Teammate and cornerback Desmond King is now expected to be drafted on Saturday.

  • Hammer Pharmacy Officially Closing Doors

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  After a successful 145-year run, one historical downtown business is closing their doors for good on Saturday. Hammer Pharmacy–located on East Grand Avenue–is merging with Medicap Pharmacy on East 14th. The closing of the century-old business is not a result of poor sales; rather, Medicap provides additional services Hammer does not. Since the locations were so close to each other, it was decided a merge would benefit both outfits. Fortunately, no employees are losing their jobs. The store’s […]

  • May Apple A Day Giveaway Winners

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  • Olympian Simpson Shines on Cold, Rainy day at Drake

    DES MOINES – It was not a great day weather wise for the Drake Relays.  Cold, rainy, temps in the 30’s and 40’s. Webster City native Jenny Simpson won the bronze in 2016 at the Rio Olympics, the first female American to ever win an Olympic medal. Friday night Simpson defended her Drake Relays title winning the 1500.  Sioux City native Shelby Houlihan finished 4th, former Dowling standout Karissa Schweizer finished 8th. LeShawn Merritt won the 400 M, plus lots […]