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  • Man Accused of Killing Iowa State Student Arrested in China

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The man accused of killing an Iowa State student last year has been arrested in China. Iowa City police and the Iowa DCI worked with officials in China to arrest Xiangnan Li on June 19. The investigation showed that Li allegedly killed 20-year-old Tong Shao on Sept. 7, 2014 in Iowa City, before fleeing the United States and returning to China, according to an Iowa City Police Department news release. Formerly a Chinese international student at the University of […]

  • Defense Rests its Case in Moffitt Murder Trial 

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The defense rested its case in the trial of a Pleasant Hill man. David Moffitt, 28, is charged with first degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend’s fiance and co-worker Justin Michael, 30. Police say Moffitt broke into Michael’s Grimes home in May of 2014 and shot and killed him while he was sleeping next to his fiance. Moffitt is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. The prosecution wrapped up its case on Friday […]

  • Des Moines Fire Chief Censured by Iowa Professional Firefighters Association

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines fire chief has been censured by the Iowa Professional Firefighters Association. Fire Chief John TeKippe was censured due to a lack of safety protocols and disrespect toward firefighters. It ended up being a unanimous vote, according to the association. TeKippe has also been under fire from the Des Moines Association of Professional Firefighters on what it considers low staffing. Since the Younker’s and Equitable Building fires, more firefighter’s have been hired. However, the union […]

  • Woman Rescued from Des Moines River

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A woman pulled from the Des Moines River Sunday after two hours in the fast-moving current told officials she was just swimming. Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Freeman entered the swollen Des Moines River at Southeast 6th Street. A witness let authorities know and rescue crews searched for her for about an hour but then called off the rescue. About an hour later Freeman was spotted near Pleasant Hill and brought to shore. Police say Freeman told them she was […]

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    Dog Rescued on Highway 30

    Diamond in the Ruff Rescue says someone saw a dog jump out of a blue Dodge Ram on Highway 30 just west of State Center on Friday around 4:30 p.m. The witness says the truck was going about 75 miles per hour. The dog, which is now being called Dodger, is being kept at a Marshalltown vet for treatment. If you are the owner or you think you know who is, here is the contact information for several people at […]

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    National Balloon Classic

    Join Channel 13  for the National Balloon Classic in Indianola…July 24 to August 1. 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. Spectator Parking evening Parking opens at 4:00 p.m. Evening Gates open at 4:30 p.m. General Admission (includes parking) Morning admission                                                       FREE Evening admission (Ages […]

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    Winterset Man Killed in Macksburg Car Crash

    MACKSBURG, Iowa – A Winterset man was killed early Sunday morning following a car crash. Around 6 a.m., Madison County Deputies were called to the 1500 block of Macksburg Road after a motorist reported a vehicle on its top in a ditch. Upon arrival, deputies identified the driver as 57-year-old Daniel Holker of Winterset. Holker was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The exact cause of death is still under investigation.

  • Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, June 27

    The Saturday sheep market in Colfax saw a lighter run of 365 head of sheep and 118 head of goats sold. Feeder lambs averaging $1.94 cents per pound. Fed lambs sold for an average $1.63 per pound. Goats fetched an average $105 to $182.50 per head. Next week there will be no sheep or goat market in observance of Independence Day.

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    Traffic Enforcement Increasing Over Holiday Week

    DES MOINES, Iowa — There will be extra eyes on the road beginning this week. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Fourth of July holiday is one of the deadliest on Iowa roads. Last year six people were killed and officials say the majority of them were under the influence of alcohol. As a result, extra law enforcement will be patrolling the roads from July 1st through July 7th.

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    One Injured in Sunday Shooting in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating a shooting in Des Moines Sunday night. It happened at 1850 East Walnut Avenue around 5:30 p.m. When officers arrived they found a man inside with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. The victim told police two people kicked in his door around 4:45 p.m. and demanded money for a debt he owed. The men came back with a third person around […]

  • Some Fuel Blends Catch Tax Break

    Starting Wednesday, some fuel blends will cost consumers less at the pump. The typical state tax on a gallon of diesel fuel is 32.5 cents per gallon, but a three-cent tax exemption for diesel blends containing 11 percent or more biodiesel, kicks in on July 1st. That exemption lasts for five years, and it’s part of the same law that increased the state fuel tax by 10 cents earlier this year. Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley says uncertainty […]

  • THE INSIDERS: Scott Walker, May 17th Edition – Part 2

    Scott Walker is a former Wisconsin state legislator and now, two-term governor.  He was also a guest speaker at the Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner on May 16th and Wisconsin goods were a big part of Walker’s post-Lincoln dinner reception in Des Moines. He also tells Dave Price how he plans to stand apart from the ten other speakers at dinner.  Price also asked him about his take on the possible use of eminent domain in Iowa because of the Bakken […]


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