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    Woman Calls 911 to ‘Order Pizza’, Secretly Reporting Domestic Abuse

    A former police dispatcher recently posted an amazing story about a domestic violence call. The Reddit story is now going viral. The user, Crux1836, described one of his most memorable calls as a 911 operator — at first, he thought the call was a prank. He typed out the entire exchange that he had with the caller in his Reddit post. Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency? Caller: 123 Main St. Dispatcher: Ok, what’s going on there? Caller: I’d like […]

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    Ticket Information for the Iowa Votes Rally

    Tickets for the Iowa Votes Rally headlined by President Bill Clinton and Rep. Bruce Braley are available at the following locations: Altoona 100 8th Street SE, Altoona 50009 Ankeny 502 N. Ankeny Boulevard, Suite 6, Ankeny 50023 Ames 109 Kellogg Avenue, Ames 50010 Des Moines 2204 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines 50312 Indianola 201 East Salem Avenue, Indianola 50125 Newton 108 First Street N., Newton 50208 Waukee 23 NE Carefree Lane, Waukee 50263   The rally is being held at the Brenton Skating […]

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    Freebies & Scarily Good Deals this Halloween

    Want the benefits of Halloween without having to knock on a stranger’s door? Several companies are offering goodies for free on Friday. Check out some of the deals below: - Chili’s: A free dessert or kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Coupon required. Click here to print - Chipotle: Come dressed in costume from 5pm to close and get $3 burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, or kids’ meals - IHOP: Free Scary Face Pancakes for kids 12 and […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Variable Weather Makes Variable Fields

    Clear skies and little chance of rain is helping farmers get corn into the bins. In Adair county in southwest Iowa, farmer Doug Holliday can now see how a wet spring and fall impacted his crops and land. Holliday says he can harvest between two and three percent of all his acres on a normal day and gives an example of the yields he’s getting in his combine, “We’re running 193 right now, they’re quite variable as you might hear, […]

  • Move Over and Slow Down – Monday at 10

    Move over and slow down.  It’s the law. But it’s a law Iowans don’t follow…and police don’t enforce. Move over…Slow down… Sonya Heitshusen Reports…Monday on Channel 13 News at 10

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    Three-Month-Old Shoots Family Member in Face

    HOUSTON, Texas — Police are investigating after a three-month-old boy shot a family member in the face on Saturday. Patrick Sanders, 20, is listed in critical condition after suffering a point-blank gunshot wound to the head while sleeping on Saturday, the Houston Press reported. Police believe Sanders was napping on the couch in the living room of his apartment when a handgun in his pocket slipped out and fell onto the floor. Sanders awoke to find it in the hands […]

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    Judge Hears Police Interview of Teen on Trial in Foster Child’s Murder

    LOGAN, Iowa — An Iowa teen facing a murder charge angrily denied killing a five-year-old boy in a video played in court Wednesday. Eighteen-year-old Cody Metzker-Madsen faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Dominic Elkins. Both were in foster care at a home in Logan at the time of Elkins’ death. According to the Des Moines Register, prosecutors played a video of an interview the teen gave to special agents after Elkins’ body was discovered. In […]

  • Football Friday

    Playoff Football: Live High School Scores

    Check out the latest LIVE scores from high school football games across the state.

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    Polls: Make Your Saturday Gridiron Predictions

    Let us know which football teams you think will be victorious. See how your predictions match up with the Channel 13 Sports teams’ on the Channel 13 News at Six and Ten on Friday!    

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    Offender at Ames Work Release Facility on Escape Status

    AMES, Iowa — Police are looking for an offender, assigned to stay at a work release facility in Ames, after he failed to return from work on Tuesday. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Nelson Humes, 24, was placed on escape status Tuesday night. Humes has been on work release since August. He’s serving a 10 year sentence for causing bodily injury and theft. If you have seen Humes, call Ames police at (515) 239-5133.

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    ACC Football Saturday: UNC at Miami on WHO 13.3

    North Carolina travels to Miami to battle the Hurricanes 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, 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 Tech at NC State […]

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    Quinnipiac Poll: Ernst has Four Point Lead

    DES MOINES, Iowa — With just six days left until election day, polls continue to show a tight race. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning has Senate candidate Joni Ernst increasing her lead slightly over Bruce Braley to four points with 49 percent to 45 percent. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.4 points. The same pollster had Ernst with a two point lead last week. However, a Loras College poll released this week had Braley […]


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