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    Jefferson Casino Set to Open in August 2015

    JEFFERSON, Iowa — Despite some bad weather, the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson remains on pace to be completed next August. The underground work of extending water mains and storm sewers is complete. Officials say the foundation is also in place for the casino structure. The wind earlier this month knocked down some concrete panels in the structure but crews worked quickly to put in replacements. Work on the hotel that will be connected to the casino will begin in […]

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    Des Moines School Board Calls for Changes at IHSAA

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The fight over the cancelled Ames versus East football game is over but the controversy surrounding the issue continues. Tuesday, the two schools and the Iowa High School Athletic Association agreed to re-classify Friday’s cancelled game as a “no contest.” That means neither team received a win or a loss. But there are still some unanswered questions about the situation. Tuesday night the Des Moines school board weighed in on the original decision and the connotations […]

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    Student Charged After Causing Lockdown of Graceland University

    LAMONI, Iowa — A 21-year-old Graceland University student has been charged for allegedly having a gun on campus, the Des Moines Register reports. Timothy Nelson was taken into custody after being contacted by Lamoni police at an off-campus residence following a lockdown at the university late Tuesday morning. Police told the Register that Nelson had been in a verbal argument with another student on campus and had made threats, and that’s what prompted the 45 minute lockdown. Nelson is charged […]

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    Video: B1G Mascot Parody of Taylor Swift Going Viral

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A video of Big Ten mascots performing their parody of “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift is getting hundreds of thousands of views after being posted just days ago. Iowa mascot Herky posted a link to the clip on his Twitter account Monday. Over 220,000 people have watched it since. Hey everyone! I have a video that will make your Monday way better! Me & my Big Ten friends helped make this. Enjoy! https://t.co/NTXzUfTkbI — Herky […]

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    ACC Football Saturday: North Carolina at Virginia on WHO 13.3

    Virginia travels to Durham to battle Duke Saturday morning at  11AM  on WHO Channel 13.3 Mediacom 114 Watch ACC Conference Football as season long on Saturday mornings at 11 on WHO Channel 13.3. 2014 ACC Football Telecast Schedule on WHO-HD Channel 13.3 Saturday, October 25 North Carolina at Virginia Saturday, November 1 (one of the following) NC State at Syracuse Duke at Pittsburgh Virginia at Georgia Tech  Saturday, November 8 (one of the following) Louisville at Boston College Virginia at Florida State Georgia […]

  • Collision on Highway 30 near Grand Junction claimed a woman's life (Twitter/Chris Wisser)

    Boone Woman, 26, Killed in Highway 30 Collision

    GREENE COUNTY, Iowa – A Boone woman died in a head-on crash near Grand Junction, Tuesday morning. The Iowa State Patrols says Shannon Poole, 26, died when the vehicle she was driving crossed the center lane into the path of a semi shortly after 11 a.m. on Highway 30. A passenger Shane Swett, 23, was taken to the Greene County Medical Center. There’s no word on the extent of Swett’s injuries. The driver of the semi wasn’t injured, according to […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Origin Labeling Does Not Comply With WTO

    The World Trade Organization ruled against Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) on October 20. The compliance panel claims it gives Canadian and Mexican livestock less favorable treatment and negatively impacts competitiveness of imported livestock in the U.S. The rule in question consists of two parts: the COOL statute and the 2013 Final rule Canada and Mexico took to the WTO earlier this year. Trade groups are taking different stances against the ruling. The United States Cattlemen’s Association say the rule should […]

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    Farmer Searching for Missing Soybean Crop

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — An Iowa farmer is trying to find out what happened to part of his harvest. Last week someone used a combine to harvest 18-acres of Mark Schuster’s soybeans. They vanished from his field near the Quad Cities in eastern Iowa. Schuster thinks another farmer may have mixed-up which field he was supposed to harvest, at least he hopes it was a simple a mistake. “So these beans have to be replaced. So I’m asking ya, if a […]

  • U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst and former Arkasas governor Mike Huckabee attend campaign event in Iowa. (WHO-HD)

    Huckabee Stumps for Joni Ernst in Iowa

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Republican senate candidate Joni Ernst appeared with 2008 caucus winner Mike Huckabee Tuesday during stops in two Iowa towns. The first stop was at the Woodbury County Republican Party Headquarters in Sioux City. There Huckabee discussed how important this race is both in Iowa and in Washington. “This Iowa Senate race is one of the most critical,” said Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor. “This is one of those races that could turn from a Democrat to […]

  • Volunteers help fit elementary students with new coats and boots. (WHO-HD)

    Athene USA Helps Prepare Des Moines Kids for Winter

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A metro business is making sure kids at two schools are prepared for winter. Athene USA provided Cattell and McKinley elementary schools in Des Moines with new coats and boots Tuesday. JC Penney and Shoe Carnival worked with the company to provide a good deal. About 100 Athene USA workers spent the day making sure the kids found items that fit perfectly. This effort is helping about 700 kids prepare for the cold months ahead. “It’s […]

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    Des Moines Schools Employee Charged With Sexual Exploitation

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have arrested a Des Moines schools employee after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. Police charged school case manager Dena Konrad, 33, with two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Police say the Norwalk resident had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student over the summer. The family of the teen notified the school who in turn contacted Des Moines police. Konrad was booked into the Polk County Jail. She […]

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    Emergency Managers Unveil Alert Iowa

    DES MOINES, IOWA — A new tool was unveiled Tuesday to emergency managers across the state. “Alert Iowa” officially started at the 11th annual Iowa Homeland Security Conference. It allows county emergency management to contact people who subscribe to the system, or use the FEMA alert system called IPAWS to send messages to every cell phone in a select geographical area with voice messages sent to land lines. It will come in handy when severe weather hits. “This year we […]

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