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    Workout of the Week: Sonya Prepares for Her Second Ironman Race

    MADISON, Wisconsin – Dozens of Central Iowa athletes spent the weekend in Madison training for the Ironman Wisconsin Race, including our own Sonya Heitshusen. The Ironman is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. It consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run, in that order. It must be completed in 17 hours. You’ll recall Sonya successfully completed her first Ironman race in Boulder, Colorado, in August […]

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    Law Enforcement Warning for Holiday Weekend: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Local and state law enforcement agencies will be increasing their efforts this weekend, monitoring Iowa roads for drivers who are speeding, not wearing seatbelts or driving drunk. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said agencies will step up their efforts starting Friday evening through the morning of July 5. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 164 people were killed  in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or […]

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    New Restaurant to Open in Former Dos Rios Location

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The former Dos Rios restaurant in the Court Avenue District of downtown Des Moines will reopen this fall with a new concept. Dos Rios closed last fall for a remodeling project but the company that owns the restaurant, Two Rivers Hospitality, announced that a new restaurant will take its place. The Des Moines Register reports that the new restaurant, Goldfinch, will focus on using fresh, local foods. The restaurant is expected to open late this fall.

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    Police Hope Public Can Help ID Credit Card Theft Suspects

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are looking for two people associated with a credit card theft. The department released photos on its Facebook page of two suspects believed to have taken a credit card from a customer at the downtown Panera in mid-June. The card was removed from the victim’s purse. Police say the card was then used at several locations in West Des Moines. If you have any information on the case you’re asked to contact Des […]

  • Firefighters called to Misfits Pub. (WHO-HD)

    Fire Damages Des Moines Bar

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Fire crews spent the early morning hours Tuesday fighting flames on Des Moines’ southeast side. Shortly after 2:00 a.m., firefighters were called to a fire at Misfits Pub at 607 SE 30th Street. When fire crews got there, they found smoke and flames coming from one side of the building. Officials now believe the fire started in a utility room. No one was inside at the time because the bar had already closed. The cause of […]

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    Economic Summit Focuses On Market Volatility

    At the Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit in West Des Moines, farm prices were center stage. During the great recession the farm economy was a bright spot–now that’s changed. In the last few years agriculture has not matched the overall economy. So, a challenge producers face is managing through difficult cash flow times. Dave Miller, the Director of Research at the Iowa Farm Bureau says, “A lot of uncertainty, a lot of volatility in the markets. Six, eight weeks ago […]

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    Red Cross Apologizes for ‘super racist’ Pool Safety Poster

    The American Red Cross issued an apology on Monday after public outcry over a seemingly racist pool safety poster. The poster depicts kids in a pool under the title “Be Cool, Follow The Rules.” The kids and their actions are categorized as either being “cool” or “not cool”, with the “cool” kids displaying proper behavior. However, the controversy stems from the fact that four out of the five kids who are “not cool” are minorities, and they are doing things such as diving and […]

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    Join Channel 13 at the Science Center of Iowa

    Channel 13 News is proud to partner with the Science Center of Iowa to help make the weather meaningful to Iowa's young, impressionable learners.

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    Woman Fatally Injured in Eastern Iowa Charity Bicycle Ride

    WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — A Muscatine woman was killed during a charity bike ride over the weekend. Forty-year-old Lisa Kuhn was riding in the Pedaling for Pancreatic Cancer fundraiser Saturday morning when she was hit by a car. The accident happened in West Liberty. Officials say Kuhn’s bike was struck from behind. Khun died at the hospital. There’s no word yet on whether the driver that hit Khun is facing any charges in the case.

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    Bipartisan GMO Labeling Bill Announced

    Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Senate Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow announced a new bipartisan proposal in what they say protects biotechnology and provides correct information to consumers. A mandatory labeling law goes into effect in Vermont starting in July. The bill creates a national uniform standard for bioengineered products and requires a mandatory discloser. However, it has several options: it can be text on the package, a symbol, or just a link to a website. Small food manufacturers […]

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    Murphy’s Law: Iowa Icon; Indiana Niang; Cubs Slump

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    What’s Bugging Andy? Lawsuits. And Andy’s Ready to Sue You Too.

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