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  • UNI Campus Placed on Lockdown Tuesday Morning Due to Suspicious Bag

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The University of Northern Iowa campus went on lock down Tuesday morning due to a suspicious package. Shortly after 9 a.m., a robot determined that the bag was not a threat. Officials say it was filled with audio and visual equipment. Campus police initially found the bag around 3 a.m. near the Mauker Union. Authorities called in a bomb squad to investigate. “When the UNI PD discovered it at 3 a.m. and hadn’t seen it prior, […]

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    Body Found Near River Road North of Council Bluffs Identified

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The body found near River Road just north of Council Bluffs has been identified. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 52-year-old Albert Giramonti of Crescent, Iowa. He was found in a ditch next to his motorcycle off of the road. Giramonti had been reported missing by his wife on Sunday at approximately 4:45 p.m. The incident remains under investigation and the body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny […]

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    Branstad, Vilsack Comment on Avian Flu Outbreak at National Conference

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Governor Terry Branstad and U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack commented on the current status of the avian flu outbreak on Tuesday. While speaking at a national conference held in downtown Des Moines, Vilsack started things off with some good news. “Because we haven’t had a new incident since mid-June, we’re seeing this ramp up fairly quickly, our hope is by the end of the summer we’re in a position to get people back into business in […]

  • Renewable Fuel Standard Comment Period Ends

    July 27th was the last day to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposed rule. The rule changes the RFS ethanol volume obligation levels and has been strongly opposed by Iowa leaders and farm groups. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association sent 90 pages of their own comments touching on a number of issues. Executive Director Monte Shaw says their activities in Iowa generated tens of thousand comments. He says the EPA is pushing […]

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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. When they visit, they not only learn about the science of weather but they also see the magic of television. Come visit us each Tuesday through Friday at noon and once each month on Saturday morning. About the Science Center The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. […]

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Chuck Behm and outdoor piano he helped weatherize (Photo by Whitney Sager/Boone News-Republican)

    Outdoor Piano Coming to Downtown Boone

    BOONE, Iowa — The city of Des Moines has outdoor pianos and soon so will Boone. According to the Boone News Republican a piano will be set up downtown. Former Boone High School English teacher Chuck Behm weatherized the piano, along with help from other members of the Central Iowa Piano Technicians Guild, so it can stay outside in the rain. The piano was also given a colorful paint job. Behm told the paper he hopes the piano will be […]

  • Cattle Report Shows Growth

    In the semi-annual Cattle report the nation’s inventory is up two percent from last year. The first increase in years. In Iowa, calves and cows on feed for slaughter in all feedlots totaled 1.2 million, down four percent from last month but up five percent from last year. The report says the 2015 calf crop is 34.3 million. Of the 98.4 million cattle and calves, 39.8 million were cows and heifers that have calved. Of that, 30 million were beef […]

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    Ames Fire Department Battles House Fire Monday Evening

    AMES, Iowa — The Ames Fire Department battled a house fire on Monday evening. Upon arrival at approximately 5:45 p.m., crews found a downed overhead electrical line arcing against the house located at 114 8th Street. After the power line was de-energized, crews were able to extinguish the fire from both inside and outside the house, according to the Ames Fire Department. Nobody was hurt during the incident and there was roughly $25,000 worth of damage.

  • Two Injured in Weekend Des Moines Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are trying to find the person responsible for shooting two people near a gas station over the weekend. Officers were called to the Kum and Go on University Avenue around 2:30 Saturday morning to break up a large crowd. Upon arrival they heard gunshots from an alley just west of the building. That’s where police found two men with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the hospital. The shootings prompted Drake University to […]

  • Wells Fargo Arena Upgrades Underway

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The upgrades to Wells Fargo Arena are officially underway. The project, which is over a year in the making, began on Monday with crews taking town the old video board from center court. Officials say it’ll take three days to remove it and take it apart. It’ll be the first upgrade for the video board since the arena opened in 2005. The new video board will arrive for installation in the middle of August, and it’s […]

  • Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, July 25

    The Colfax sheep and goat auction on Saturday had a good run of 634 sheep. Feeder lambs fetched the days high average price of $2.01 per pound, while fed lambs averaged $1.56 per pound. Sheep weight class to average price per pound: 50-60: $2.325 60-70: $2.15 70-80: $1.85 80-90: $1.725 90-100: $1.55 100-110: $1.57 110-120: $1.545 120-130: $1.57 130-140: $1.57 A total of 275 head of breeding ewes sold for $250 to $360 per head. Seventy-six head of goats sold […]

  • National Balloon Classic Going on Now

    Join Channel 13  for the National Balloon Classic in Indianola…going on now. Join us during an incredible 9-day event! Live bands/entertainment nightly, Kids Land activities, fabulous food, Nite Glow Extravaganza, Fireworks, and of course spectacular hot air balloons from all over the country including Special Shapes! Hours Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m. Morning flights scheduled for  6:30am Spectator Parking evening Parking opens at 4:00 p.m. Evening Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Evening Flights scheduled for 6:30pm General Admission (includes parking) […]


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