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    Ankeny Wins 6th Straight, Tops Urbandale to Win District

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    Channel 13’s Apple A Day Giveaway

    Watch Today in Iowa to win a brand new Apple iPad Air 2 in the Apple A Day Giveaway!

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    Iowa Man Charged with Kidnapping Woman

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Iowa — An Iowa man is behind bars after law enforcement officials say he kidnapped a woman and beat her. Forty-one-year-old Charles Albright is charged with willful injury and first degree kidnapping in the case. Officials say the kidnapping took place in Meservey and the female victim was transported to the Sheffield area by Albright, where she was able to call 911 on October 7th. Investigators with the Iowa DCI assisted local law enforcement and were able to […]

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    UNI vs. Missouri State Saturday 1PM on WHO 13.3

    Watch UNI Panther Volleyball as they host Iowa State LIVE Tuesday Night at 7 on WHO Channel 13.3

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    Syracuse at Boston College Saturday 11AM on WHO 13.2

    Liberty takes on Virginia Tech Saturday morning at 11 on WHO Channel 13.3

  • Lance Below (WHO-HD)

    Theft Charge Filed Against Former Trooper in Workers’ Compensation Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A former Iowa State Trooper has been charged with a felony theft in a workers’ compensation case. Lance Below is accused of cheating the state out of workers’ compensation benefits. Officials say he illegally collected benefits for an ankle injury suffered on the job, while at the same time collected a paycheck at another job. They say he didn’t report the second job, which kept his benefits $26,000 higher than they should have been. Below is […]

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    Plea Deal in Double Murder Means Fraaken Will Spend Life in Prison

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man will spend his life behind bars for a double murder. Police say Barney Fraaken shot and killed his wife Amy and his 16-year-old daughter Amber back in November. It happened in the family’s home on Hull Avenue. Soon after, Fraaken turned the gun on himself. He spent months in the hospital recovering. Upon release, he was charged with two counts of first degree murder. Now a family member tells the Des Moines […]

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    Senate Candidates Debate Agriculture

    Wednesday night, a debate between Iowa U.S. Senate Candidates was held in Sioux City. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Democrat former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge had a lot to say about agriculture. Judge and Grassley agree on the Renewable Fuel Standard, though Grassley focused on the EPA mandates reducing ethanol and Judge pointed out the ethanol subsidies are not as significant as those the oil industry gets. When the 2018 farm bill came up, naturally crop insurance was […]

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    Iowa Board of Regents Express Concerns Over Use of ISU Airplanes

    AMES, Iowa — The issue over the use of Iowa State University airplanes was front and center at the Iowa Board of Regents Thursday after the news of ISU President Stephen Leath flying an ISU aircraft which was damaged on a hard landing came to light. The board office had conducted a review of the use of state equipment, with special attention focused on the airplanes of Iowa State. The review found no laws were broken, but there could be better […]

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    Body of Missing Northeast Iowa Woman Believed to Have Been Found

    BREMER COUNTY, Iowa — The body of a Plainfield woman reported missing back in July is believed to have been found not far from her home. KWWL reports the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Wednesday afternoon about human remains being found near a home at 1477 120th Street, north of Horton. The body was discovered by a farmer while harvesting corn. Official confirmation has not been made, but the investigation suggests the body belongs to 76-year-old Cloris Mehmen. The […]

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    Study Shows Iowa Ranks Poorly in Highway Maintenance Spending

    DES MOINES, Iowa — As we prepare for winter, Iowa road crews are working to wrap up road projects around the state and have highways ready for the cold and snow Iowans expect in the coming months. While construction may be a common sight, a new report has Iowa falling behind in highway conditions. The Reason Foundation compares states on spending and performance data from highway agencies. They use that to create cost-effectiveness rankings. Between 2011 and 2013 Iowa dropped […]

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    Rule Changes Packer Transparency

    The pork and beef industries oppose new pending rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that aims to boost fairness in livestock marketing. But Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he supports the changes. Iowa is the largest pork producer in the nation and Grassley says many producers feel packers manipulate prices with their ability to control supply. Adding some even complain that packers skirt the intent of mandatory price reporting by buying livestock at certain times. A study from Informa […]