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    Pinky Swear Foundation, Hy-Vee Host Kids Triathlon in West Des Moines for Charity

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hundreds of kids ran, biked and swam in West Des Moines Saturday all in the name of charity. Every athlete who competed raised money to go towards the foundation, Pinky Swear. “What Pinky Swear Foundation does is steps in and helps those families with expenses such as gas, rent, mortgage so they can really focus on their kids and make them better,” said Tara Deering-Hansen, Vice President of Communications at Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee partnered with the […]

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    INTERVIEW: New Report Sheds Light on Lingering Issues from Child Abuse

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A new report is shedding light on many of the problems facing our society. A lot of it comes back to how we raise our children. Researchers say abused children carry the scars, make poorer choices than they otherwise might have and their life spans may be shorter as a result. The report raises the question: Can you recover from child abuse or is the damage permanent? One of the report’s authors, Lisa Cushatt with Central […]

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    Opponents to Bakken Pipeline Construction Running Across Country to Make Statement

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Construction on the Bakken oil pipeline is already underway but those who are against it are making a cross-country effort in hopes of stopping its progress. “The run is challenging but the status is what makes us push more,” William Brownotter said. Members of the Lakota and Dakota tribes are running 2,000 miles from North Dakota to Washington D.C. to protest the project. The tribes worry that once the pipeline is built, it will leak oil and […]

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    Johnston, Van Meter, Oskaloosa Win State Softball Titles

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — The 2016 state softball tournament is in the books. In Class 5A, Johnston rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to knock off Pleasant Valley, 3-2.  Brooke Sandstoe had the game-winning RBI.  Senior Haylee Towers was named the captain of the all-tournament team. In Class 4A, another walk-off win. Oskaloosa, playing in their first championship game, scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat top-ranked Carlisle, 6-5.  Ava Vande Wall, an […]

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    Police Identify Victim Shot to Death in Laundromat Parking Lot

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police have identified the man killed Thursday in a shooting on Des Moines’ east side. The victim in the shooting is 41-year-old James Patton of Des Moines. Police were called to the area of East 14th Street and East Ovid Avenue just before 6:00 p.m. That’s near the East Gate Coin Laundromat. Police found Patton in the parking lot there, suffering from several gunshot wounds in the chest and groin. He died shortly after being transported to […]

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    Former Univ. of Iowa President Retiring from School

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A former university president will now fully retire from the University of Iowa. Sally Mason submitted a letter of resignation last month, saying she wouldn’t be returning to a teaching or research role at the university. Mason was president from 2007 through July 31 of last year. When she stepped down it was negotiated she’d serve in a tenured position with the Biology department. She’ll now receive $625,000 in deferred compensation.

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    Republicans Call for Farm Bill Split

    The 2016 Republican Platform is calling on Congress to separate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as food stamps, from the Farm Bill. The American Farm Bureau says that would would make it hard for Congress to pass a bill. The Farm Program and SNAP were joined together because urban legislators had little reason to vote for something that didn’t impact their constituents directly. The Republican platform says the Farm Bill delay two years ago was because of SNAP, […]

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    New Test Helps Detect Colon Cancer Using Less Invasive Methods

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States. 49,000 people will die of it this year. Physicians have a new tool to help detect the disease before it’s too late. The new at-home test can offer the results in a less invasive manner. Learn more by watching the video above.

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    Iowans React to Cruz’s RNC Speech

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, Wednesday night ruffled quite a few feathers. Iowans at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland had mixed reactions to Cruz’s speech.

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    DMU Providing Free Physical Exams for Kids

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It may not feel like fall is just around the corner, but back to school preparations have already begun. For students, one of those things is a physical examination. Many schools require them in order to participate in extracurricular activities. Thursday Des Moines University is making sure every student has that option. They’ll be conducting free physicals at North High School from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free physicals will also be performed at the same […]

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    Suspect Arrested in Des Moines Assault

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One man is now behind bars for nearly beating a man to death in broad daylight. Harvey Singleton, 49, is charged with willful injury in an incident that happened Monday afternoon near 7th Street and Indiana Avenue. That’s where a 42-year-old man was found on the sidewalk — unconscious and severely injured. Singleton was identified as the suspect who caused those injuries. He’s being held in the Polk County Jail on a $10,000 bond. The name […]


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