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    Kittens Abandoned in Dumpster, ARL Takes in Surviving Kitten

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Animal Rescue League officials say someone intentionally put three young kittens in a dumpster and only one of the felines survived. Construction workers on Des Moines’ east side were dumping big pieces of concrete into the dumpster when they heard meowing. One of the workers brought the basket of kittens to the ARL. “Besides being against the law as cruel abandonment there is no excuse and no reason to do that there’s the ARL and a […]

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    ‘Safety Concerns’ Prompt Cancellation of East vs. Ames Football Game

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Friday night’s game between the East High Scarlets and the Ames Little Cyclones has been cancelled. Ames officials tell us the game is cancelled because of “security threats” at East High School. Thursday East High School’s principal did send a letter out to parents and students that there was a threat of gun violence at the school day. However they said there is no credible information supporting the threat. Police increased their presence at the school […]

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    Thousands Set to Run Des Moines Marathon

      DES MOINES, Iowa –More than 10,000 runners will be hitting the pavement this weekend for the IMT Des Moines Marathon. The big event is Sunday but roads will close down before that. Saturday evening, Walnut Street from Water to East 1st will close. On Sunday morning, roads will be closed in and around the downtown area. That includes parts of Fleur, MLK and Court among others. Runners will also take part in a half marathon, 5K and relay. A […]

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    Marshalltown Police: Threat Rumors at High School Unfounded

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Police say rumors of threats at Marshalltown High School have gotten out of hand on social media. Police say it’s snowballed since a fight in the school’s parking lot on Thursday, October 9. Officers are following up on all rumor concerns they’re seeing, but so far, have found no credible information that there’s a safety threat at the high school. Police say there’s no evidence to suggest that last week’s fight is gang related, or that there […]

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    Student Arrested After Threat Made Against Drake University

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police have arrested the suspect behind threatening messages left on social media. Police say Drake University student, Michael Crisp, 18, admitted to posting “Columbine will look like child’s play compared to what I’m going to do.” Adding he had “access to top tier guns” after stating he was “tired” of “this campus.” The message was posted to Yik Yak, an app which lets user remain anonymous and only shows posts in a one mile […]

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    Polls: Make Your Saturday Gridiron Predictions

    Let us know which football teams you think will be victorious Saturday. See how your predictions match up with the Channel 13 Sports teams’ on the Channel 13 News at Six and Ten on Friday!        

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    Morning Fire Destroys Warren County Home

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — Fire investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning house fire, Friday. It happened at 728 East Border in rural Des Moines just south of the Highway 5 bypass, near Norwalk. Crews were called to the home at about 3:40 a.m. The home was destroyed. There’s no word on what caused the fire.

  • AGRIBUSINESS: EPA Registers Enlist Duo

    Enlist Duo, the Dow herbicide, is now registered with the Environmental Protection agency with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered to tolerate 2, 4-D and glyphosate, two of the most widely used herbicides in the world for controlling weeds. Dozens of other countries including Canada, Mexico, Japan and 26 European Union members have already approved these pesticides. Last year, Canada approved Enlist Duo […]

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    Suspension for Teacher Accused of Assault on Student

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines teacher accused of assaulting a special needs student will be disciplined, but will not lose her job. According to the Des Moines Register, the school board voted four to zero Wednesday night to overturn Superintendent Tom Ahart’s recommendation to fire Anita Babe. She was instead suspended for the rest of the school year. In July a judge dismissed criminal charges against Babe. In April a parent alleged Babe grabbed her son by the […]

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    Ernst, Braley Tackle Ebola Issue in Final Debate

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The two candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Harkin sparred over the topic of Ebola Thursday night in their third and final debate. Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley were questioned about other issues, including abortion, healthcare, and jobs. Ebola was one of the first questions out of the gate. Ernst said President Obama and Congress didn’t act fast enough to stop the spread. Thursday morning, Braley participated in a […]

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    East High Threat Means Extra Officers on Campus

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines East High School’s principal says there will be extra police at the school Friday because of a threat directed at the school. East High School administrators sent an email to parents saying there is a rumor of a possible shooting Friday. The principal says campus monitors and administrators will be patrolling the hallways making certain all doors locked. The principal says there is no credible information about the threat and at this point it is […]

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    100-Year Sentence for Daycare Provider Convicted in Child’s Death

    ORANGE CITY, Iowa — A northwest Iowa daycare provider has been sentenced to 100 years behind bars. Thirty-four-year-old Rochelle Sapp of Orange City was sentenced Thursday for causing the death of a child in her care. Authorities say Sapp became angry when three-year-old Autumn Elgersma refused to take her coat off at her in-home daycare last October. As part of a plea deal, Sapp plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment, and child endangerment resulting in death. When asked about […]

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