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    THE INSIDERS, January 15th Edition, Part 1

    Channel 13’s Dave Price sits down with Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds to discuss future budget cuts and Governor Branstad’s latest Condition of the State address. For part 2, click here.

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    Cyclones Fall to Horned Frogs 84-77

    FORT WORTH, TX – TCU was too much on Saturday for Iowa State, 84-77. Naz Mitrou-Long led the Cyclones with 19 points, Donovan Jackson added a career high 16, but ISU had no answer for big man Vladimir Brodziansky who scored 25 points for TCU. Monte Morris and Deonte Burton both struggled, combining for 5/24 shooting and just 14 points. The loss drops Iowa State 11-5, 3-2 in the Big 12. No time for rest, quick turnaround, Kansas visits Hilton […]

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    Friday Night Crash Leaves Four in Hospital

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A car crash on Friday night left four people in the hospital. The crash took place as South Union Street and East Kenyon Avenue, when police say a pick-up truck hit an SUV. The driver of the truck and three occupants of the SUV were taken to the hospital. Two of the occupants were juveniles. We are told their injuries are non-life threatening. Police say speed was a likely a factor in the crash.

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    Late-Night Crash on Friday Leaves One Dead

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police in Des Moines police are investigating a late night crash that left one person dead. Officials say a car was traveling southbound on 63rd Street around 11:40 on Friday night when it side-swiped another car that was stopped in a turn lane. The driver kept going and eventually struck a utility pole. Police say the driver was found dead on scene. They also say the victim’s family members have been notified and the name of the […]

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    Indulge – A Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Affair

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Mindy Toyne from In Any Event and Courtney Callahan from Molly’s Cupcakes joined us in the studio to talk about their event Indulge – A Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Affair.   Event details: Located at West End Architectural Salvage 22 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50309 Friday, January 20th from 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 21st from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets – $35 in advance, $45 at the door if there are any […]

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    Winter Storm Jupiter Has Iowans Preparing for Snow and Ice

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Sunday night’s expected ice storm has Iowans scrambling to prepare. “We’re almost out of all the de-icer that we’re stocked up on, and they’re still coming in to get it.” Dawn Ackerson was working the register at Farm and City Supply on the south side of Des Moines on Saturday. “Up until two days ago I hadn’t sold any, so yeah everyone is really preparing,” she says. Ackerson also says she needs to remind people about […]

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    Thousands Participate in Civil Rights March and Rally in Washington

    WASHINGTON D.C.  —  Thousands of people braved a rain storm on Saturday to march and rally near Washington’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. NBC’s Chris Pollone reported on the event, saying the marchers were members of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and other groups promoting civil rights. “Are you ready to fight? Are you ready to win? Then make some noise,” chanted marchers. They say they’re sending a message to incoming president Donald Trump, his cabinet, and members of Congress that […]

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    MidAmerican Energy Prepares for Ice Storm

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  MidAmerican Energy crews are preparing for Sunday’s impending ice storm and possible widespread power outages across the state. “If you have even a little bit of ice combined with a substantial amount of wind, you get what they call ‘galloping’ and our lines will move around,” says MidAmerican Energy Electric Delivery VP Jim Dougherty. This can cause power lines and poles to snap, leaving customers in the dark. MidAmerican says the state hasn’t seen a widespread ice storm […]

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    Over 750 Kids Gather for First Lego League

    AMES, Iowa  —  Fifteen years ago just a handful of kids took part in the First Lego League Championship at Iowa State University. On Saturday morning, more than 750 kids making up over 60 teams took over ISU’s College of Engineering. Kids compete against each other to build Lego robots that complete simulated animal rescue tasks, including transporting a shark, milking a cow, and releasing a panda into the wild. Organizers credit the statewide stem initiative for fueling the popularity, in addition […]

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    4-Year-Old’s Cancer Treatment Made Easier by Neighbors in Same Situation

    Utah  —  A neighborhood in Utah is rallying around a little girl who has a rare type of cancer. KSL’s Ashley Moser reported on 4-year-old Harper Morgan’s battle to beat the disease and how a neighbor is making it a little easier. “She hasn’t been able to be as social,” says Harper’s mom Cora Morgan, talking about her daughter’s life after her cancer diagnosis. A form of cancer that starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of […]

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    Live Healthy Iowa: Initiatives and Events

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL quarterback Chuck Long joined us in the studio to talk about Live Healthy Iowa. Chuck is now the CEO of the organization, and tells us about the group’s initiatives and what events are coming up! Fore more information, visit Live Healthy Iowa’s website. 10 Week Wellness Challenge details: January 23rd – March 31st, 2017 Registration opened December 19th, 2016 Cost: $20 per participant    

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    Roosevelt Teacher Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A metro teacher is getting a big thank you from the U.S. Secretary of Education. Secretary John King delivered the message to Roosevelt High School teacher Loan Nguyen over the phone. King heard that students flock to Nguyen, and told her she is an inspiration. Each year King’s office calls hundreds of U.S. teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week, but only a select few–six this year–get calls from King himself.