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  • Sen. Tom Harkin visits the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Sen. Harkin Tours Science Center of Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Sen. Tom Harkin has helped secure federal funding for several Des Moines projects during his years in Congress. To mark his retirement, he’s touring some of those sites. Monday that brought him to the Science Center of Iowa. Harkin says he’s secured more $7 million for arts and science in Des Moines. A little more than $2.4 million went to the Science Center of Iowa. It was used to purchase exhibits, specifically an astronomy educational exhibit […]

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    More Than Just a Costume: Elaborate Darth Vader Ensemble Stolen

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Just weeks from Halloween, a Des Moines man says someone took off with his Darth Vader costume. This is no ordinary costume — Dave Mondo says he’s spent $3,000 on the outfit and it is screen accurate. Mondo says the costume was taken from his car at 11th and Johnson Street, near Blank Park Zoo Sunday morning. Mondo is a member of the 501st Legion, which is a big Star Wars costume club. He says he […]

  • Three Attempted Abductions Reported in Webster, Greene Counties

    GREENE COUNTY, Iowa — A third attempted abduction in two days was reported Monday. Deputies are on the scene in Grand Junction in Greene County, whotv.com has learned. It comes after authorities in Webster County responded to two attempted abductions over the weekend less than 30 miles away. Deputies say just before 3 p.m. Sunday in Gowrie, a 13-year-old girl was in Brocket Park when she says a man hiding in some bushes approached her. She said the man was white, and […]

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    Warren County Police Pursuit Ends in Fatal Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal fiery crash that started with someone breaking into vehicles Monday morning in Greenfield Plaza. The pursuit began around 9 a.m. Monday on County Line Road and ended less than two miles away just past Southeast 14th Street. Officials say he driver of the stolen car was going well over 100 mph. He lost control, went into a ditch, hit a culvert and became airborne for about 40 […]

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    Des Moines Announces Interim Police Chief

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines’ new city manager named an interim police chief Monday. Police Major Doug Harvey will lead the department when Chief Judy Bradshaw’s retirement goes into effect on Friday until a permanent replacement is found. Recently, the 37-year veteran managed the $2.3 million building project that added a two story addition to the police station and included a new high tech forensics lab and workspace for the crime scene unit. The city of Des Moines will […]

  • Laughing is Bugging Andy

    It’s a What’s Bugging Andy classic that is sure to make you laugh.

  • Murphy’s Law: Iowa and Iowa State Results

    Iowa and Iowa State both played over the weekend and their results dominate this week.

  • Dear John, Hawkeyes’ Quarterback

    Dear John, Who should be the starting quarterback for the Hawkeyes? Sincerely, Ed in Beaverdale.

  • FaceOFF: Europe Winning the Ryder Cup

    Tony Stewart’s accident that ended in a fatality and the Ryder Cup feature this week.

  • Who’s in Your Five?

    Favorite number twos…

  • Lookalikes: CJ Beathard & Thor

    Does CJ Beathard look like Thor?

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    Des Moines Botanical Garden’s Annual Symposium

    For more on the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center’s annual symposium, click here.  


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