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    Fire Destroys Grain Bin in Gilbert

    GILBERT, Iowa – Firefighters spent Wednesday night on the scene of a fire that destroyed a grain bin in Gilbert. Crews responded to Key Cooperative in the 200 block of Main Street shortly after 4 p.m. Several fire departments from the surrounding area reportedly responded to the scene and many of them brought tanker trucks because of a lack of water pressure at the scene. 1,000 gallons of water per minute was being used even though Gilbert’s water tower only […]

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    Marshal Caught on Cell Phone Video Smashing Woman’s Cell Phone

    SOUTH GATE, California – A California woman who was recording police activity said she was terrified when a deputy U.S. marshal walked toward her, grabbed her cell phone out of her hands and smashed it with his foot. The incident was recorded by another woman with a smartphone camera across the street. Beatriz Paez filed a complaint Wednesday with police in South Gate, just south of Los Angeles. However, the police don’t have authority over marshals. Paez is also considering […]

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    Contest Troubleshooting & FAQ

    While the vast majority of our contest participants have no issues entering, here are remedies for common user issues we are aware of. With our new contest interface, you no longer need a password.  Just enter your email address and contest clue and click “continue.” If we need more information to complete your entry, it will be displayed here.  Complete the required fields and then click “enter”.  You will receive the message “Your Entry has been received” when you are […]

  • U.S. 2014 Corn Meets High Standards

    The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) released its 2014/2015 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report this week. It shows the aggregate average is better than or equal to U.S. Number 2 standards with all grade factors measured. The average test weight was 57.5 pounds per bushel, indicating good overall grain quality and well-filled kernels. The number two standard means there is less than three percent broken corn and foreign material and less than five percent damaged kernels per bushel of corn. Manager […]

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    Above + Beyond Cancer: Journey to Tibet

    Since 2011, Above + Beyond Cancer has taken cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates on life-changing adventures around the globe. Above + Beyond is now taking applications for its journey to Mount Kailash in Tibet. The trip is planned for Spet. 9-25 and is open to cancer survivors and caregivers. The group will take about 25-30 people to Tibet. Click here to fill out an application for Above + Beyond Cancer’s trip to Tibet. The deadline to submit an application is May […]

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    Waukee Middle School Student in Stable Condition After Being Hit By Car

    WAUKEE, Iowa – A Waukee Middle School student is recovering after being hit by a car Monday. Police said at last check the 14-year-old girl was in stable condition and improving at a local hospital. Witnesses told police the girl ran out from between two parked buses and the driver of an on-coming car didn’t have time to hit the break. Police don’t anticipate any charges being filed.

  • VIDEO: Fred Hoiberg Conducts Interview at Mayo Clinic Post-Surgery

    ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg continues to share his heart surgery recovery process with the public. In an interview Hoiberg performed at Mayo Clinic, the coach discussed the outpouring of support he’s received, and why he’s promoting the message of maintaining good heart health to the public. You can view the full interview in the video above. Hoiberg underwent surgery to replace his aortic valve on April 17. He is expected to be released from the hospital on […]

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    Former Lawmaker Found Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Iowa – A jury found former lawmaker Henry Rayhons not guilty of sexual abuse Wednesday. Rayhons was initially charged after allegedly having sex with his wife at a nursing home, despite being told her advanced dementia left her unable to legally consent. His wife passed away before he was charged.

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    Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard Discusses Heart Attack

    AMES, Iowa – ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since suffering a heart attack in early March. Pollard suffered the heart attack on March 9 while watching his daughter’s track meet at the University of Northern Iowa. Two days later, he underwent triple bypass surgery at the Iowa Clinic in Des Moines. He’ll officially return to his full-time duties overseeing the athletic department at Iowa State next week. Pollard said doctors have […]

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    Woman Stabbed to Death in Marion Hy-Vee Parking Lot

    MARION, Iowa — Police in Marion are investigating a homicide that happened in broad daylight in the parking lot of a grocery store. It happened around 4 p.m. on Tuesday outside the Marion Hy-Vee along Highway 151. Officers say 32-year-old Nicholas Luerkens went up to 29-year-old Lynnsey Donald as she was exiting the store and stabbed her. She later died and then Luerkens allegedly tried to kill himself, but was stopped. He’s now hospitalized and expected to survive. Police say […]

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    Drake Neighborhood Home Fully Engulfed in Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Emergency crews responded to a home fully engulfed in flames Wednesday. The home, located in the 2200 Block of Carpenter Avenue, caught fire at about 3:45 p.m. Authorities said the home has been vacant for the last several years. However, neighbors said they saw people going in and out of the residence Wednesday prior to the fire. Fire investigators are looking into what caused it. No one was hurt during the incident.

  • Des Moines Police Investigating Family Dollar Robbery

    DES MOINES, IOWA – Authorities are investigating a robbery at a south side store. At approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday, two men wearing hoodies robbed the Family Dollar store located at 3915 SW Ninth Street, according to the Des Moines Police Department. One of the suspects displayed a shotgun with the handle cut down, and the other was carrying a wooden stick to threaten employees. The suspect with the gun pointed it at a clerk and a customer. The other man […]


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