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    Iowans Can Get Free Care at Newly Renovated Clinic

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans can now get free care at a newly renovated health center. The Doctor Nick Palmer-Jim Ellefson Clinic opened Wednesday in Des Moines for the first time in several months. Volunteers have been busy tiling its floors and giving it a fresh coat of paint. It was all funded by the Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation, and it will be seen by nearly 1,000 patients this year. “The people that I’ve gotten to know, the patients. It’s […]

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    Hawkeyes Facing Tough Test in First Round of Big Ten Baseball Tournament

    OMAHA, Nebraska — The Hawkeyes are the No. 8 seed going into this year’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament following a strong finish to the regular season. Iowa was able to sneak into the tournament as the lowest seed after winning their final two series of the year. Their predicament means the Hawkeyes will face No. 1 seed Minnesota on Wednesday night. The Golden Gophers are coming off a great season in which they won the Big Ten regular-season conference championship. Michael […]

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    Cherokee County Landowners Suing to Stop Dakota Access from Building Pipeline on Property

    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Iowa — Two more landowners in Cherokee County are suing to stop Dakota Access from building an oil pipeline on their properties. The suits claim the Texas-based company is not a public utility, and therefore cannot use eminent domain. Nine landowners also filed similar suits in Polk county. The Bakken pipeline would carry oil from South Dakota to lIlinois, through 18 Iowa counties. The construction of the pipeline will not start in Iowa until the Iowa Utility Board receives […]

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    Police: Man Forced Woman to Watch Explicit Video During Driving Test

    ANKENY, Iowa — Authorities have released new information Wednesday about an incident involving a driving instructor in February. Ankeny police say an adult female reported an incident Feb. 29 that an Iowa Department of Transportation Examiner showed her a sexually explicit video on a cellphone during a driving exam. She said the examiner showed her the video without her consent while parked in a business parking lot in Ankeny. The examiner told her she would not pass the driving test […]

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    Arrest Made in Drive-by Shooting That Injured One Person

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Chicago man was booked into Polk County Jail on charges related to a drive-by shooting at a cookout earlier this month. Twenty-year-old Devonte Colbert is charged with attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. The charges stem from a shooting May 15 while friends were barbecuing in the 1500 block of 16th Street. Police say an SUV with three people in it pulled up to the house and started firing. Colbert was believed to be […]

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    Prairie Meadows Board Voting on IRS Audit in Closed Session

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Prairie Meadows Casino officials have a big discussion ahead of them Wednesday. Board members are coming together to discuss the IRS’ crippling decision to take away the casino’s tax exempt status. That will take the casino from a non-profit business to a for-profit business. It also puts hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to the community in jeopardy. The item board members will tackle Wednesday is whether or not to make public  the 2014 audit that […]

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    Iowa Corn Nearly All Planted

      There were 5.5 days were good for fieldwork according to the USDA Iowa Crop Progress report.. Nearly all the corn is in the ground, 96% planted, two days ahead of last year and nearly a week ahead of the five year average. Of that, 75% has emerged, the same as last year but four days ahead of normal, and 73% of the corn is rated good to excellent. There were some scattered reports of corn being replanted in northern […]

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    One Person Shot in Leg Wednesday Morning

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a shooting that injured one person early Wednesday morning. Officers in the area of the 1800 block of 22nd Street heard shots fired shortly after 2 a.m. Several calls also came into police about the shooting. A gunshot victim, 25-year-old Robert Ollie, showed up at Broadlawns Hospital shortly after the shooting. Police say he was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. Witnesses told police a possible suspect in the shooting took off in a […]

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    VIDEO: Gerald Johnson, Family React After Case Dismissed

    Story: Coach Dismissed of Sex Abuse Charges: ‘All I was doing was my job.’

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    Police: Man Shoots, Kills 8-Month-Old Child While Arguing with Wife

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Missouri authorities are searching for a man who allegedly shot and killed his 8-month-old son during an argument with his wife then fled with two of his sons. KTIV reports that a series of alerts have been cancelled after the two young children were found safe hours after they were taken by their father, 35-year-old Diata Crockett. Police in St. Louis have been investigating the shooting death of 8-month-old Reien Crockett on the city’s north side at around […]

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    Attorney Could Face Discipline After Allegations of Unethical Ruling

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Spirit Lake attorney had the chance to defend himself Tuesday against allegations that he acted unethically and was negligent while arbitrating a case against a former administrative law judge. Susan Ackerman filed the complaint against John Sandy after he ruled against her, saying the state had cause to fire her. She claims he failed to weigh the evidence, used poor grammar and misspelled several words in his ruling. Sandy also recorded the arbitration hearing and forgot […]

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    City Clerk Pleads Guilty to Arson, Fraud

    CASEY, Iowa — A former Casey city clerk entered a guilty plea, admitting she misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars and set a building on fire to cover her tracks. Dorothy Dillinger pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of malicious use of fire. She admitted she used the city’s credit card and funds to buy personal items. Dillinger also confessed she set the Casey Community Building on fire in August of 2014. The fire destroyed […]


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