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  • Moulton Elementary Students Get Back-to-School Supply Donation

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Moulton Elementary students won’t need to worry about any last minute school supply shopping. On Monday, local members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades delivered backpacks full of school supplies for all 515 Moulton students. On Tuesday night, they plan to deliver the supplies to kids during a “back to school night” event. Organizers say they hope their donation helps teachers, as well as students. “These school supplies will go a long way to assisting the […]

  • Bed Bugs Reported in ISU Apartment

    AMES, Iowa  —  Iowa State University is looking into a report of bed bugs at a university apartment. A parent of an ISU student says she found her daughter’s apartment at Frederiksen Court crawling with the bugs. The university is now looking into the situation. The student was offered a different apartment, but the student’s family declined and instead rented a hotel room to stay in while the apartment is inspected. The school says reports of bed bugs are rare, and when they are […]

  • Make a Smart Backpack Choice Before Heading Back to School

    UNITED STATES  —  Buying new supplies for the start of the school year can be fun, but there is more to consider than just the design when choosing a new backpack. A lot of supplies will go into these bags, so it’s important to get the right one–and that starts with the shoulder straps. They should be two inches wide or more, and the wider the better. This is the first step in making sure your child can handle the weight of the school year. […]

  • Calvetta Williams Waives Preliminary Hearing After Child Endangerment Charge

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The woman accused of hurting a child in her care waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Monday morning. Calvetta Williams is charged with child endangerment causing injury. Williams runs an in-home daycare center. One of the mothers who used the daycare says her daughter came home with bruises and scratches on her cheeks and forehead. Until the criminal case is decided, Williams is not allowed to operate her daycare. Williams is also the executive director of Mothers Against […]

  • Scientists Studying Former Pro Athletes to Investigate Link Between Concussions and CTE

    UNITED STATES  —  Several studies have established a link between concussions often sustained while playing football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Right now, though, doctors can only make that diagnosis after the sufferer is deceased. As NBC’s Bianca Castro reports, scientists are looking for a way to change this. Caesar Rentie, a former Chicago Bear, wonders if his health has yet to pay the price for his time on the gridiron. “I’m always watching and seeing if there are some […]

  • NAFTA Trade Negotiation Kick Off

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation started up on August 16th. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer explained the deal has helped many Americans but also failed others. Lighthizer says that Canada and Mexico are the largest export markets for U.S. farmers and ranchers, but claims at least 700,000 American have lost their jobs because of changing trade flows under the agreement. He says that they cannot ignore trade deficits and lost manufacturing jobs. There was a joint statement […]

  • Murphy’s Law: Why Stop at Solheim Cup? Bring It All On.

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Keith Murphy says Iowans again proved they will show up for a major sporting event like no one else. So why not take it up a notch?

  • I THINK: Hawkeye Football Will Surprise Thanks to the But-Wad Duo

    Most predictions have it being a down year for Iowa football, picked to finish 4th in the B1G West.  John Sears gives his predictions, which include But-Wad and 8 wins.

  • Cedar Falls Library Planning Special Eclipse Viewing Event

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa  —  An event 99 years in the making is now just hours away. People across Iowa are bracing for the Great American Solar Eclipse, and as KWWL’s Elizabeth Amanieh reports, the Cedar Falls Public Library is planning a special celebration. “The eclipse has been just huge across the United States, everyone is excited, and the response has been unprecedented here,” said Erin Thompson with the Cedar Falls library. “We were anticipating interest, of course, but the response has […]

  • Annual Block Party Gets Kids Ready to Head ‘Back 2 School’

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Back 2 School Iowa held its annual Back 2 School Bash on Sunday afternoon. This is the 12th year the event has been held at the John R. Grubb YMCA in Des Moines. The event took place from 2 to 5 p.m. and provided free backpacks and supplies for more than 1,000 kids in the community. There was a block party style bash that included a basketball tournament, games, food, and music, as well as health screenings and […]

  • First Annual Back to School Giveaway in Honor of Homicide Victim Benefits Metro Kids

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A block party with a back-to-school giveaway was held in honor of a Des Moines homicide victim on Sunday. In June, Darnell Lee and Jason Smith were killed in a shooting on the city’s east side. The shooting remains under investigation and no suspects have been identified. On Sunday, Lee was honored in the first annual block party and giveaway held at Pete Crivaro Park on Southeast 14th. Lee’s friends and family pitched in together to give 300 backpacks full […]

  • Metro Dog Recovering at Home After Being Attacked By Another Dog

    WARNING: Some of the following images are graphic.  DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Des Moines dog who was out for a walk with its owner when it was attacked by another dog is now back home recovering. Toolah is a basenji owned by Tom and Diann Weinman. Tom was out with Toolah on a walk on Thursday morning when Toolah was attacked by a dog who jumped over a fence. Toolah suffered some pretty deep bites on her back and chipped her fangs. […]