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  • Death of Recently Married Teen is Suspicious, Cedar Rapids Police Say

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  —  Cedar Rapids police are calling the death of a recently married teenager suspicious. The body of 18-year-old Anna-Elise Edgeton was found in an apartment over the weekend. She had recently gotten married after graduating high school last spring. An autopsy on her body is scheduled for Tuesday. Police have not yet made any arrests.

  • Ambulance Flips on Slick Road, Injuring Three

    WEST BRANCH, Iowa  —  Three people are recovering after an ambulance rolled over on Interstate 80. The accident happened on Sunday near West Branch. Cell phone video shows the ambulance upside down in a ditch. State troopers say the vehicle was transporting a patient from Davenport to the University of Iowa Hospitals when the driver lost control on the slick road. The two other people in the ambulance were an attendant and the patient. Another ambulance took all three to the hospital […]

  • Veterans Auditorium Basketball Floor Up for Auction

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  If you’ve ever wanted to own a unique piece of Des Moines history, now might be your chance. Polk County is selling the basketball floor that was located in Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The two hoops are also included. The auction description says the floor is more than 20 years old but has not been used much in the past 12 years. The floor has been used for many high school state tournaments, and even the Harlem Globetrotters have displayed […]

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast Held at Drake

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Many people gathered Monday morning on Drake University’s campus to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The 5th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast was held at the Knapp Center. The breakfast drew a large crowd of community residents, business leaders, as well as different agencies.  The event shined a spotlight on community servant leaders. The theme for this year’s event was entitled “One Economy”, which focused on Dr. King’s legacy of service and […]

  • Supply Report Has A Few Surprises

    A highly anticipated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report is out. Corn ending stocks in 2017 is higher than the trade expectation of 2.43 billion bushels, the USDA says it is 2.477 billion bushels. That’s about 180 million bushels more than last year. With that, is an increase in yields to a record 176.6 bushels per acre, partially offset by a 400,000 acre reduction for harvest. Soybean ending stocks in 2017 is lower than the trade expectation of 472 […]

  • MURPHY’S LAW: Urness Provides Social Media Cautionary Tale

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Keith Murphy says Fred Hoiberg may have been on to something when he worried about the negative impact of social media.

  • FACEOFF: Sportsmanship Takes Center Stage, Vikings Miracle, Cable News, Toilet Paper

    Keith and John go back and forth on Forest City Eagle Grove sportsmanship, Vikings miracle, no cable news, toilet paper.  

  • I THINK: The Big 4 Mens Basketball Teams are FINALLY Off the Schneid.

    UNI, Iowa State, and Iowa finally ended the conference winless droughts this week.

  • Former DCI Investigator Hoping to Increase Iowans’ Awareness of Human Trafficking

    IOWA  —  A former investigator for the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation who has been active in the fight against human trafficking hopes other Iowans will get involved. Human trafficking is the method of kidnapping or entrapping people to sell them for sex. Studies show victims in Iowa are typically young girls between 16 and 19 years old. Mike Ferjak says while Interstates 80 and 35 alone make Iowa a hot spot for human trafficking operations, there are other factors that […]

  • Join Channel 13 at the Science Center of Iowa

    Channel 13 News is proud to partner with the Science Center of Iowa to help make the weather meaningful to Iowa's young, impressionable learners.

  • Iowa DNR Hosting Public Meetings on Water Quality

    IOWA  —  The Iowa DNR wants public input regarding water quality. The department is hosting meetings across the state next week for people to help set goals for streams and rivers. Top priorities will be aluminum levels, sustainability of streams and rivers, and recoverable and dissolved metals. For central Iowa, a meeting will take place in Urbandale on January 23rd at 4 p.m. at the public library. A meeting for western Iowa will be in Harlan, and eastern Iowa’s will take place in Washington […]

  • Renewal Requests Now Accepted for DACA Recipients

    UNITED STATES  —  The Department of Homeland Security announced on Saturday night it will again begin accepting renewal requests from recipients of the Deferred Action for childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. This comes after a federal order was filed on Tuesday by a judge in San Francisco. More than 700,000 people in the U.S. called Dreamers are currently protected under the program, meaning they are allowed to remain in the U.S. after entering illegally with their parents. In September, Attorney General […]