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  • North Korea’s Medium-Range Missile Lands in Sea

    NORTH KOREA  —  North Korea is raising concerns again after U.S. and South Korean officials say North Korea fired a medium-range missile on Sunday. Officials say the rocket flew eastward about 310 miles and landed in the sea. South Korea convened an emergency National Security Council meeting following the launch. White House officials traveling in Saudi Arabia with President Trump said the system, which was last tested in February, has a shorter range than the missiles launched in North Korea’s most recent […]

  • Notre Dame Graduates Walk Out of Commencement Ceremony as VP Pence Delivers Keynote Speech

    NOTRE DAME, Indiana  —  Dozens of graduates of the University of Notre Dame walked out of their commencement ceremony in protest on Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence started to speak. As the VP was introduced as the keynote speaker, some of the graduates stood up and walked out. There were boos and cheers, but Vice President Pence made no mention of what was happening, instead beginning his address as scripted. Thousands of students had signed a petition asking the university […]

  • Storm Causes Tree to Crash Into Waterloo Home

    WATERLOO, Iowa  —  Four days after strong storms rolled through the state, some Iowans are still cleaning up the mess the weather left. A huge tree crashed into a Waterloo couple’s home, and KWWL’s Taylor Bailey talked to them about the damage that they now need to repair. “I was looking the other direction when it happened, so you’re just sitting there and you hear a big thud and you went and looked.” Russell Peterson looked out his window and saw leaves […]

  • Oregon Dad’s Facebook Post About Parenting Style Goes Viral

    OREGON  —  The message a stay-at-home dad from Oregon posted on social media is now going viral. KOIN’s Amy Frazier talked to Jeremy and Jessica Weber about the post that came after critics doubted Jeremy’s ability to take care of his six children while his wife is out of town. “‘Aren’t you worried that he’s going to feed them? Does he cook?’ They’re just so amazed that he’s apparently competent,” said Jessica. As Jeremy drove Jessica to the airport two weeks ago for […]

  • State Track: Waukee, Valley, Madrid Bring Home Titles

    DES MOINES – The 2017 state track meet is in the books. Valley boys, Madrid boys, and Waukee girls all brought home team titles.

  • Thieves Steal Nearly All Equipment From Metro Soap Box Derby Organization

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Soap box derby racing may remind some people of the olden days, but it is still active in Des Moines. However, a metro group is currently facing a setback; the Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby Association recently had nearly all its equipment stolen. “They stole a couple of the cars, about five sets of wheels, all of our power cords, even extension cords, amplifiers, microphone, computer, they even stole a first aid kit,” said Mark Artwein, the […]

  • One Dead After Car Versus Train Crash in Eastern Iowa

    BURLINGTON, Iowa  —  Officials are investigating a car versus train crash that killed one person early Saturday morning. An Iowa State Patrol crash report says 24-year-old Alysabeth Ferneau was travelling northbound on 145 Street at a railroad crossing when the vehicle became stuck on the tracks. A BNSF train travelling eastbound struck the vehicle on the tracks, and the car later came to a rest on its side. Ferneau was killed in the crash. The incident is still under investigation.

  • Iowans Gather to Raise Awareness for Veterans Issues

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Saturday, veterans, lawmakers, and members of the Trump campaign gathered at the State Capitol to raise awareness for veterans issues. One of the biggest issues facing veterans, they say, is the rate of veteran suicide. Lawmakers at the event shared their hope that veteran crisis hotlines would be better staffed, and vets would have more resources in dealing with PTSD. “We want to bring awareness to veterans and mental issues that veterans face,” said Tana Goertz, with […]

  • Former Iowa House Speaker Don Avenson Dies at 72

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Don Avenson, a former Iowa House Speaker, has passed away, according to the Des Moines Register. The Register reports Avenson died in a Nebraska hospital on Friday night after suffering a heart attack. Avenson served as Speaker of the Iowa House for eight years, which is nearly twice as long as any other in the state’s history. He had over 40 years of legislative experience, and was a Democratic candidate for governor against Terry Branstad in 1990. […]

  • Don’t Overpay for Student Loan Consolidation

    UNITED STATES  —  For those trying to manage their student loan debt, the process may include loan consolidation. KPLR 11’s Mike Colombo explored the confusion behind “free” versus “fee” debt services. “The first thing I noticed it says, ‘dear…my first name.’ Then it says your loan is up to $36,000. Well, that’s not too far off, but it’s not the exact number.” Scott Criscione, a 2014 Lindenwood University graduate knew something was fishy when he received a letter offering student loan consolidation and payment […]

  • Early Morning Shooting Leaves One With Injury

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police responded to a shooting in Des Moines on Saturday morning. The incident took place around 6:30 a.m. at 6400 SE 3rd Street and Army Post. Police say it was a domestic-related issue when the father dropped his child with the biological mother, whose boyfriend got into an altercation with the biological father. The father eventually shot the other man in the leg, but his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. The suspect is now in […]

  • President Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia

    SAUDI ARABIA  —  President Trump and the First Lady arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning. This is the president’s first trip abroad since taking office. He was greeted the Saudi king and other high-level officials. The two leaders plan to discuss Middle East peace and focus on strengthening economic and political ties between the two countries. This stop is the first of President Trump’s eight-day, five-country trip across the Middle East and Europe.