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  • Chesapeake Bay Scientists Talk Water Quality to Iowa Officials

      The Chesapeake Bay watershed has reached 27% of its goal for nitrogen reduction by 2025. For phosphorus: 43%. Producers in the watershed have implemented 37% of the needed practices on four million acres. In five years, $2.2 billion in federal dollars have been invested there, and despite the price tag, it stands as an example of nutrient reduction in action. On Monday researchers from Maryland spoke at a meeting of the Water Resources Coordinating Council’s Measures of Success subcommittee […]

  • Beathard Ready to Lead Hawkeyes

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — There is no QB controversy this year in Iowa City.  The job belongs to C.J. Beathard. Beathard started the Taxslayer Bowl against Tennesee and was named the starter this spring over Jake Rudock.  Rudock then decided to transfer to Michigan. Players say Beathard is already showing lots of leadership and confidence in leading the offense. Iowa opens the season September 5th against Illinois State.

  • Wild Lose Home Finale

    DES MOINES, Iowa  — Year two has been another struggle for the Iowa Wild. The Wild have the worst record in the entire AHL, 23-51 overall.  Despite having a bad record, the Wild actually rank 11th out of 30 in the league in attendance. Tuesday night was the home finale at Wells Fargo arena, but the Wild weren’t able to send the fans home smiling.  Iowa lost to Toronto 5-2. Iowa has 2 more regular season games this weekend at […]

  • Drake Softball on Top of Missouri Valley Conference

    DES MOINES – The Drake Bulldog softball team is having their best season in 7 years.  Dogs are on top of the Missouri Valley Conference at 14-3. The main reason Drake is on top, pitching.  Bulldogs have 2 of the top pitchers in the entire conference, Nicole Newman and Rebekah Schmidt. Drake Coach Rich Calvert says they didn’t set any specific goals this year, but the Dogs were confident they could compete for a title with the team coming back. […]

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    Ames Police Department Investigating Shooting

    AMES, Iowa – Police continue to investigate a shooting after locating a man with a gunshot wound Monday. At approximately 6:51 p.m., the police received a call of shots fired at 1217 Mayfield Drive. Upon arrival, officers found blood leading to an apartment and entered the residence, according to the Ames Police Department. Nobody was found inside the apartment. Shortly after, the police located 21-year-old Yuli Ge, who was injured in the incident and had a gunshot wound. A witness […]

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    Iowa Senate Budget Prioritizes Expanding Middle Class

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Democratic leaders of the Iowa Senate have released a state budget outline. According to an Iowa Senate release, the outline would expand the state’s middle class while maintaining fiscal responsibility. The Senate Democratic plan aims for $7.341 billion in general fund spending. The amount is identical to the total general fund spending number proposed by Governor Terry Branstad. The Legislature is allowed to spend up to 99 percent of available revenue, according to Iowa law. […]

  • Hillary Clinton Makes First Official Stop in Iowa at Kirkwood Community College

    MONTICELLO, Iowa – Hillary Clinton held her first official campaign event as a 2016 presidential candidate in Iowa on Tuesday. This will be Clinton’s second run for the White House, and this time she’s starting on a smaller scale. Instead of a forming a big rally, she chose to have a small round table discussion at Kirk Wood Community College in Monticello. Clinton praised the school for how it’s combining the education for traditional students with people who are returning […]

  • Newton Couple Facing Charges after Child Tests Positive for Meth

    NEWTON, Iowa — A couple is facing charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. 22-year-old Vanessa Trotter and 27-year-old Cody Sanders were arrested over the weekend after Trotter and her one year old son tested positive for methamphetamine. “The case began primarily by the public drawing attention to suspicious activity at the residence,” said Newton Police Lt. Wes Breckenridge. Neighbors contacted the Department of Human Services and a drug test was given to Trotter and the little boy […]

  • Altoona Man Dies After Motorcycle Collides with Car

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a car Monday evening. At 5:48 p.m. Monday, the Des Moines Police Communications center responded to a call involving a two vehicle collision on the 4100 Block of Broadway Ave. A Polk County Deputy arrived first to the scene and performed CPR on Kenneth Dever Chapman.  Chapman was transported to a local hospital where he later died. During the investigation, Des Moines Police say that Erin Buechler […]

  • Tax Tips for 2015

    It’s probably too late to do anything to reduce your tax liability for last year. Experts say now is a good time to start taking steps to reduce the taxes you might pay next year.

  • President Obama meets with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas

    President Obama Set to Remove Cuba From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

    President Obama has made a proposal to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsored terrorism, according to the White House. The president officially sent the necessary report and certifications to Congress on Tuesday, according to Obama’s National Security Council via Twitter. Today POTUS submitted to Congress statutorily required report & certifications indicating Admin’s intent to rescind #Cuba’s SSOT designation — WH National Security (@NSCPress) April 14, 2015 “As the president has said, we will continue to have differences with […]

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    Bird Flu Discovered In Iowa

    BUENA VISTA COUNTY, Iowa – The spread of bird flu across the Mississippi flyway finally reached Iowa. Highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza was found in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County. It was confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS is working with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) on a joint incident response. The infected property has been quarantined and the birds there will be euthanized […]


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