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  • AGRIBUSINESS: State Forester Says Only 0.1 Percent Of Ash Trees Will Survive

    On Monday state officials confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in five southern Iowa counties; Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe. In all, 18 Iowa counties are infested with the half-inch long insect that Iowa DNR expects will cost the state 27 million dollars with the loss of its ash trees. DNR State Forester Paul Tauke says the infestation announced Monday was probably in place for five years before its discovery, and it’s noteworthy as the first rural infestation found in Iowa, […]

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    Iowans Encouraging Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Some Iowans are pulling for a woman to become the next president of the United States and their chosen candidate isn’t Hillary Clinton. Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is getting plenty of support. However she rejected the idea when asked about it three times during an interview Tuesday. When the reporter made a fourth attempt, Warren responded by saying, “Do you want me to put an exclamation point on the end?” Apparently some Iowans won’t be satisfied […]

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    Meskwaki Man Found Guilty in Parents’ Murders

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Meskwaki man is headed to prison for murdering his parents. A federal jury in Cedar Rapids convicted 26-year-old Gordon Lasley Jr. Wednesday. Lasley used a machete to kill his parents at their home in Tama County in February. Lasley’s attorney tried using an insanity defense but was unable to convince the jury. A sentencing date hasn’t been set but Lasley faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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    Riverfront YMCA Closing its Doors Friday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — After decades of serving downtown Des Moines residents and workers, the Riverfront YMCA is preparing to say goodbye. Friday will be the last day of business at the building on the Des Moines River. A closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m. to mark the end of an era. But you won’t have to wait long for its replacement. Starting on Saturday the Wellmark YMCA at 501 Grand Ave. will be providing public tours of the facility […]

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    Armed Thieves Barge into Home as Victim Lets Dog Out

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Several armed robbers targeted a Des Moines home Wednesday morning stealing electronics, phones and wallets. The Des Moines Register reports officers arrived at a home in the 700 block of Boyd Street around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. The three victims told police there were between three and six robbers, both male and female, carrying up to four guns and multiple knives. One of the victims told police he was letting the dog out of the side door […]

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    School Punishes Blind Child by Replacing Cane with Pool Noodle

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The parents of a Missouri eight-year-old boy are outraged after they say their blind son’s cane was taken away and replaced with a pool noodle. Dakota Nafzinger, who was born without eyes, attends Gracemor Elementary School in Kansas City. Rachel Nafzinger told WDAF the school took away her son’s cane as punishment for bad behavior on the bus and gave him a swimming pool noodle to use as a substitute. North Kansas City School District Spokeswoman […]

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    Fire Damages Indianola Home

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire in Indianola Wednesday. Flames broke out in a home at 509 South E Street at about 4 a.m. When crews arrived, they found flames shooting through the roof. Firefighters say they were able to put the fire out quickly. They say the cause of the fire is electrical and started in the attic. Five people inside the home smelled the smoke and were able to make it out safely. […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Fall Anhydrous Application Saves Farmers Time in the Spring

    In mid-December you might think a lot of farm work has wrapped up. That might be true in a more typical year with more snow cover, and although forecasts this week are below freezing statewide, one central Iowa farmer was racing on Friday to save time next spring. Anhydrous ammonia is a common agricultural chemical, applied as a colorless gas beneath the soil, where it bonds to soil moisture. There, bacteria convert it into nitrates that plants can use. To prevent that […]

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    City Holds Public Meeting on $400K Budget Shortfall

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Tuesday night Des Moines city leaders were painting a clear picture of what they think it will take to balance next year’s budget. The city hosted a public meeting at the Des Moines Library. This was a chance for the public to hear proposals to deal with a $400,000 budget shortfall. About half of that money will be made up by eliminating four positions. We’re told the job cuts will not involve police officers or firefighters. […]

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    If Jindal Runs, Restoring ‘American Dream’ to be Priority

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal was in West Des Moines Tuesday night, speaking to Republicans and getting ready to contemplate a lot over the holidays. Jindal was the headliner at the Polk County GOP’s holiday victory party. “My wife and I are thinking and praying about this over the holidays. We will make this decision in the first half of next year. I’ll say this, if we were to decide to run I think a major […]

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    Police Searching for Female Bank Robbery Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are looking for a woman who they say robbed a bank Tuesday morning. Officers responded shortly before 10 a.m. to Community State Bank on East 33rd Street. Bank workers say a female took off with money in a black bag after threatening she had a gun, which she didn’t show. Witnesses described the woman as between 5’3” – 5’5” and about 180 pounds. She was wearing a dark hooded coat, dark pants and […]

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