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  • 2017 National Balloon Classic

    Join Channel 13 at the National Balloon Classic July 28 to August 5 in Indianola

  • Flashboards Installed on Des Moines River

    The city of Des Moines is installing flashboards Tuesday on the Center Street dam.

  • U.S. Bans Brazilian Beef

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. has suspended all fresh beef imports from Brazil because of safety concerns. Since March, the Food Safety and Inspection Service has refused entry of 11 percent of Brazilian beef imports according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association who, along with the National Farmers Union, support the move suspending imports. House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway says halting imports from Brazil is appropriate and necessary as Brazilian officials work to fix its meat […]

  • Colo-NESCO School District Pays to Reopen Playground

    ZEARING, Iowa  —  The Colo-NESCO School District has opened its wallet to get its playground back. The district purchased land near the elementary school in Zearing in 2013 for $12,000. Because the district failed to pay nearly $250 in back taxes, the land was then sold at a tax sale. The new owner padlocked the playground and offered to sell it back to the district for $50,000. The dispute was settled over the weekend. According to the Ames Tribune, the district repurchased the land for […]

  • Ames Woman Faces Charges After Girlfriend Dies of Synthetic Opioid Overdose

    STORY COUNTY, Iowa  —  An arrest has been made in the death of an Ames woman. Sadie Dalgliesh, 22, is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter. Police say she purchased a synthetic opioid called U4 and supplied the drug to her girlfriend, Tashara Burnside. An autopsy showed Burnside died from an overdose after using the drug back in December. “A chemist’s worst nightmare. It’s a synthetic opioid, it’s very powerful, in some cases you really don’t know what’s in […]

  • Governors Cut Ribbon on Bridge Construction Project

    IOWA  —  Governor Reynolds helped cut the ribbon on a 3-year construction project on Monday. Reynolds and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner celebrated the start of work on the I-74 bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois. The bridge is being replaced and won’t be finished until November of 2020. Budget troubles in Illinois could also impact that timeline. The state hasn’t passed a budget in 3 years.

  • University of Iowa Expanding Budget, Increasing Tuition

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  The University of Iowa is expanding its budget. The state Board of Regents approved a pair of tuition increases at the university for this fall. Combined, they will raise the price of tuition by about 5%. The increase will bring in more than $16 million dollars. According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the university plans to use nearly a third of that–$4.8 million–for salary increases.

  • Mobile App Helps Baseball Fans and Local Organizations

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Hungry baseball fans won’t have to miss a moment of the action at the park, thanks to a new mobile platform. FanFood allows customers to order their concessions on their phones and have items delivered to their seat. Co-founder Dustin Hemesath says the idea behind the app is to enhance the fan experience, and it’s supporting local causes. “We are partnering with local charities to staff the event, so everybody tonight will be staffed through a volunteer […]

  • Social Media Posts Not Reasons Behind Recent Firing of Polk County Sergeant

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says recent social media postings are not the reason a long-time deputy was fired. Former Sergeant Dan Charleston was terminated on Friday. The sheriff’s office says Charleston’s recent posts online about the Koran and Muslims were “not a factor in any way” with his separation from the office. They say a disciplinary process for employee rule violations was under way long before the postings were made on social media. Charleston worked for the sheriff’s […]

  • 20 Animals Seized from Ames Home After Pet Owner Allegedly Performed Surgery on Dog

    AMES, Iowa  —  On Friday, 20 animals were taken from an Ames home, where police say a dog owner tried to perform surgery on her pet, which later died. “I just can’t imagine, I mean, the suffering that the dog would have gone through, it’s sickening.” “Unbelievable” and “wrong” are words dog owner Dan Parsons uses to describe how he feels about what his neighbor, Sarah McMenamin, is accused of doing: performing surgery on a two and a half month old puppy. […]

  • State Auditor Says Budget is Stable, But Iowa Still Faces Challenges

    IOWA  —  State Auditor Mary Mosiman released her assessment of the state’s finances on Monday and acknowledges the state faces some challenges. She says the budget is stable, but that lawmakers should think about the future in order to keep it that way. Mosiman says the state is spending less than it takes in. She was happy to report that one-time funding for ongoing expenditures has nearly been eliminated, and multi-year accelerating financial commitments have expired. However, she did say challenges lie ahead, including doing a better job of […]

  • Chicago Player Taking Field with I-Cubs

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A few more Cubs fans will be filling Principal Park on Monday. Chicago Cubs player Kyle Schwarber will take the field in an I-Cubs uniform. Chicago sent the outfielder down last week, and the big Cubs hope Schwarber can gain a little confidence after a sluggish start to the season. The first pitch flies just after 7 p.m. on Monday night.