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    WATCH: Decorah Eagles’ Nest Cam

    Watch the Decorah eagles’ nest camera from the Raptor Resource Project.

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    Accused Cop Killer Seeking Protective Order

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The man accused of ambush-style attacks that killed two metro police officers is requesting a protective order. Scott Greene appeared in court last week when his attorney’s requested a change of venue in his trial. A hearing on the protective order filed Wednesday will be held Friday morning. The motion doesn’t name the person Greene wants the protective order from. Greene is facing murder charges in the deaths of Des Moines Sergeant Tony Beminio and Urbandale […]

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    Water Rule Orders on the Table

    President Donald Trump may soon issue executive orders telling the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite key environmental rules including the controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The President will tell both agencies to revamp WOTUS, which supporters argue clarifies the Clean Water Act while opponents say exceeds the EPA permitting powers that Congress intended. The rule is currently frozen by the Ohio-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals because of claims it could vastly expand […]

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    Parts of Wells Fargo Campus Still Closed After Tuesday Fire

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Tuesday’s fire at the Wells Fargo Campus in West Des Moines will keep some employees out of their offices indefinitely. The early morning fire started on the second floor of one of the buildings and spread through a wall to the fourth floor. Firefighters cut out some of the walls to get the flames put out. Because of the damage, two of the buildings that make up the campus will be closed Wednesday. A Wells […]

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    Changes Proposed to Iowa’s Traffic Legislation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa lawmakers are considering a number of bills that could change the habits of drivers. The measures don’t just involve drivers, but also how cars are monitored. Lawmakers are considering two measures that could end the use of speed cameras on roadways. At the same time a bill has been introduced that would increase the speed limit on Iowa interstates. There is also a possibility the state will take a stronger stance on texting and driving.

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    First Senate Farm Bill Meeting

      The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold its first farm bill field hearing this week in Kansas. The hearing is planned for Thursday, February 23 and focuses on the perspective of the 2018 farm bill from Kansans. It is titled: “Hearing from the Heartland: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill from Kansas.” Committee members will get an update on what is working or not in farm country.

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    Pipeline Protests Pausing in North Dakota, Resuming in Iowa

    NORTH DAKOTA  —  Bakken Oil Pipeline protesters are scheduled to leave the protest camp in North Dakota by Wednesday because of expected flooding. Crews are also trying to clean up what was left behind from the protests. Large amounts of garbage have already been hauled away, but crews fear it could still get worse as more snow melts. “Still a significant amount of garbage and a lot of snow, and in that snow we don’t know, we don’t know what’s in […]

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    Waukee Cruises to State 65-45 over Pleasant Valley

    WAUKEE – 6th ranked Waukee had no trouble in its regional final, rolling over Pleasant Valley 65-45. The Warriors will take on Iowa City West next Wednesday in the quarterfinals at 6:30pm.

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    Buzzer Beater! Freshman McDermott Hits Prayer from 3 to Help Johnston Advance to State

    JOHNSTON – Maya McDermott banked in a 3 as time expired to send the regional final game against Davenport North to overtime where the Dragons eventually won 89-82. Taryn Knuth scored 38 for Johnston. Johnson will face #1 Indianola next Wed at 1:30 in the quarterfinals.

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    State Bound: 2nd Ranked Valley Beats Ames by 17

    WEST DES MOINES – After missing out on state last year, the Valley girls are heading back to the well.  The Tigers beat Ames 64-47 Tuesday night in the regional final. Valley has never won a girls basketball title.  The Tigers face rival Dowling next Wednesday at 5:00pm in the quarterfinals

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    Des Moines School Board Members Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts at Tuesday’s Meeting

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Members of the Des Moines School Board used their wardrobe to make a statement at Tuesday night’s meeting. Four of the members wore Black Lives Matter shirts to show their support for the cause. They want everyone to know the shirts are for sale and half of the profits will fund organizations that support African American students. “If we really say that all of our lives matter, that includes black students. And when we look particularly at the […]

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    Attorney General Tom Miller Not Representing State in Collective Bargaining Lawsuit

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The collective bargaining law is heading to court as AFSCME Local 61 president Danny Homan is suing over the new changes. Homan argues the law is unconstitutional because it does not treat all public workers the same. He is also asking for an immediate injunction blocking the changes until the lawsuit is decided in court. Because of his close ties to AFSCME, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will not be the lawyer arguing on the state’s behalf. “They’ve been […]