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    More Pushes For Water Quality and Education Funding

    At the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Showcase and Conference, Lieutenant-Governor Kim Reynolds was speaking on some of the ag issues in Iowa. She spoke mostly on the Governor’s proposal funding education and water quality until 2049 called SAVE. In 2009 a 1 percent sales tax was approved for 20 years for school infrastructure. Reynolds and the governor want to extend it another 20 years. Guaranteeing the first $10 million of annual growth to schools and using the extra growth for […]

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    Royals Bring World Series Trophy to Urbandale Hy-Vee

    URBANDALE, Iowa — After winning the World Series title back in November, the Kansas City Royals brought the World Series trophy to the metro. The trophy is touring the Midwest and on Wednesday, the trophy was at the Urbandale Hy-Vee. Michael Admire and his fellow Royals fans had the chance to get their picture taken with the trophy and continue the championship celebration.

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    How to Lower Your Cable Bill in Minutes

    Did you know that just like a car or home, your cable bill is negotiable? As WQAD-TV‘s Elizabeth Wadas found out, you can lower your cable bill in just a matter of minutes. When Laura and Brad Hammes’s son Logan was born over a year ago, their daily costs grew along with their family. Budgeting expert Brian Delaney, of Consumer Credit Nationwide, says one of the first things to look at when you want to cut back on expenses each […]

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    Funeral, Community Visitation Set for Former Principal Financial CEO

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The funeral for a prominent community leader has been set. Former Principal Financial CEO David Hurd will be laid to rest at the First Unitarian Church in Des Moines at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. A community visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Capital Square Atrium. Hurd was CEO from 1989 to 1994. The 86-year-old died Saturday after falling from the 22nd floor of the Plaza condominiums in downtown Des Moines. […]

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    Indianola High School Honors Girls’ Basketball Coach Bert Hanson

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Bert Hanson started coaching basketball in the 70s. Hanson started at Lake Mills and later coached the Indianola boys to the 2001 State Championship. Now, he coaches the sixth-ranked Indianola girls and recently coached his 1000th game. On Tuesday night, Indianola honored Hanson for the milestone, which was a surprise to the coach. “It’s been wonderful to work with all these young kids that we’ve worked with and watch them grow,” Hanson said. “To keep relationships with them […]

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    D’Vario Montgomery Dismissed, Joshua Thomas Transferring from Iowa State

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior WR D’Vario Montgomery and sophomore RB Joshua Thomas are no longer a part of the Cyclones football team, according to head coach Matt Campbell. Montogomery, who had 27 catches for 335 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Thomas, who rushed for 295 yards and seven touchdowns on 75 carries last season, will be transferring from Iowa State.

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    Man Runs From Courtroom, Caught Hiding in Downtown Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man is facing an additional charge after he bolted from his court appearance Wednesday. Police say 35-year-old Nicky Beery made a mad dash out of the Polk County Courthouse after fearing he would face jail time for a driving while barred charge. Polk County Sgt. Brandon Bracelin told the Des Moines Register that deputies chased Beery through downtown to Sixth Avenue and Walnut Street. They found the man hiding in the basement of U.S. […]

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    2 Young Children, Mother Out of Hospital After House Fire in Cedar Falls

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Two young children and their mother are out of the hospital after a fire destroyed their home in Cedar Falls. The children, 5-year-old Avery and 3-year-old Mason, are tough kids. They are now settling back into daily life, laughing and playing with their cousins just days after a tragic situation. “Well, I can tell you it wasn’t a dream,” Avery told  Lauren Moss of KWWL. The two and their mother were rescued  by firefighters. “He broke […]

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    Proposal Cuts $18 Billion in Crop Insurance

    A new budget proposal wants to slice up crop insurance. President Obama’s suggested a ten year, $18 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program. It was just a couple months ago Congress rejected $3 billion in cuts in an omnibus spending package. The request also includes meat inspection fees under the Food Safety and Modernization act, as well as an increase in agricultural research funding. Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts says the budget proposals are “essentially dead on arrival.”

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    Ankeny Wants to Add Another Fire Station

    ANKENY, Iowa — Two fire stations are no longer enough in Ankeny. City leaders are considering a $5 million bond referendum to build a third station.  It would be located near Northeast 36th Street and Otter Creek Park. The city says it is needed because calls to the fire department have gone up 30-percent in the past five years.

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    Ag Drones Increasing Precision

    There are now around 300,000 drones registered to the Federal Aviation Administration. Drones are seeing strides forward in use after registration was opened at the end of last year. In agriculture, they are a new tool in a large tool box for conservation, particularly in correlating information with other precision ag machines. Many drones in ag are looking towards mapping as the next best way to be more precise. Aaron Sheller, owner of Precision Drone, says taking pictures from the sky […]

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    Iowa Caucus Drama and the Coin Flip Controversy

    THE INSIDERS: February 7th Edition, Part 1 – Iowa Caucus Drama and the Coin Flip Controversy The 2016 Iowa Caucuses may be characterized by long lines, coin tosses, uncertainty over the numbers, rumors and demands for an apology. Tom Henderson, longtime chair of the Polk County Democrats, and Matt Strawn, former chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, review the results and fallout from this pivotal Iowa event. For part 2, click here.

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