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  • FACEOFF: Baxter has Beef, Harbaugh Struggling, Hoiberg in a Mess, Cubs Ousted

    Sears and Murph go beyond CyHawk talk and Faceoff about the Baxter Bolts being left out of the IAHSAA playoffs, Jim Harbaugh struggling, Fred hoiberg’s mess in Chicago and the Cubs eliminated from the playoffs.

  • I THINK: Lackluster Effort from Hawkeyes Leaves Plenty of Questions

    The Hawkeyes laid an egg on Saturday at Northwestern, a head scratching loss to the Wildcats 17-10.  Struggles all around, and fans calling for the coaches heads.  John Sears breaks it down.

  • Downtown Studio Gives Artists Space to Live, Create

    DES MOINES, iowa  —  Mainframe Studios is the largest nonprofit studio space for artists in the country, and it just celebrated its grand opening in downtown Des Moines. This is the first artist co-work space in the metro, and Iowans say it provides an opportunity to support local art because it gives artists an affordable option for studio space. More than 60 artists across 20 disciplines are already using the space. The studio’s grand opening drew in hundreds of people to listen to […]

  • Iowa Senate Democrats Elect New Minority Leader

    IOWA  —  Iowa Senate Democrats, who have less political power at the Statehouse than the Republicans, decided on Sunday to make a significant change in leadership. Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids only had the job as minority leader since last November, but on Sunday, Senate Democrats decided to remove him from the job. They voted in Janet Petersen of Des Moines to replace Hogg. Petersen now has to figure out how to raise money better than Hogg did, as well as plot a strategy […]

  • Active Shooter Preparedness Seminars Being Held Across Iowa

    IOWA  —  Following the shooting in Las Vegas three weeks ago, people are looking into what they can do if they find themselves in an active shooter situation. Twenty-five people participated in an active shooter preparedness seminar in Las Vegas this weekend, including a survivor of that shooting. “That’s why I’m here. I don’t want to live in fear, I want to be proactive and move forward,” said Shelly Horten. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers resources for active shooting […]

  • Governor Reynolds Holds Harvest Festival Fundraiser

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The first annual Harvest Festival fundraiser is now officially in the books. Governor Kim Reynolds held her first fundraiser since assuming the role of governor in May. The event was held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was the headlining speaker, and U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst were also in attendance. Governor Reynolds is up for re-election in November of next year.

  • Former Presidents Gather at Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Concert

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas  —  A music concert in Texas brought together former U.S. presidents, all in the name of charity. The One America Appeal concert was held in College Station, Texas, on Saturday night. All five living former presidents took the stage to encourage hurricane relief efforts. Thee former world leaders spoke to the crowd, praising the American spirit in times of tragedy. “There is still work to be done in Texas and in Florida, and our friends in Puerto Rico and […]

  • Former U of I Employee Fined After Placing Camera in Public Bathroom

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  A former University of Iowa employee has been fined for placing a video camera in a campus bathroom and filming people. Nicodemus Hendrik, 48, was arrested in April of 2015 for placing a video camera in a unisex bathroom on the University Capitol Centre’s ITS space. The incident happened in 2014, and Hendrik was removed from his job and banned from the U of I campus in June of that year. Hendrik had since entered an Alford plea, […]

  • President Trump to Authorize Release of JFK Assassination Documents

    UNITED STATES  —  President Trump has said he plans to permit the release of classified files relating to the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. According to NBC’s Kim Hutchinson, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas has compiled an extensive collection of videos, photos, and documents related to the assassination. However, the national archives has 3,000 documents that have never been seen by the public. The president tweeted on Saturday that he will authorize the release of the documents that could […]

  • Man Wanted for Kentucky Murder Arrested in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A man wanted in connection with a murder in Kentucky has been arrested in Des Moines. Valenti Ware, 35, was taken into custody just before noon on Friday. US Marshals located Ware at a residence in the 1400 block of Cleveland Avenue. He is charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the October 1st death of Meghan Acord. She was found dead near train tracks in Lexington. Ware is being held in the Polk County Jail, awaiting […]

  • USPS Hiring for Hundreds of Seasonal Positions in Iowa

    IOWA  —  The United States Postal Service has job openings for people looking to make a little extra cash over the holiday season. USPS is hiring for more than 250 temporary positions in Des Moines alone. These positions will involve tasks like sorting mail and getting it ready to be distributed. The jobs are expected to pay $15 an hour.

  • Iowa Unemployment Rate Lower Than Last Month

    IOWA  — The unemployment rate in Iowa has dropped to the ninth lowest in the country for this month. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.2% for September, which is lower than 0.1% lower than August, despite 4,000 job losses in September. Experts say the number of Iowans who are unemployed is over 7,000 fewer people than there were this time last year. In comparison, the national unemployment rate stands at 4.2% for the month.