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  • I THINK: Hawkeye Basketball is Struggling, Is Fran McCaffery On the Hot Seat?

    The Hawkeye basketball team is off to its worst start since the Lickliter years.  Should Fran McCaffery be on the hot seat? John Sears Sounds Off.

  • South Carolina Senator Comments on Steve King’s Tweet About Diversity

    UNITED STATES  — The only African American Republican in the U.S. Senate is criticizing Iowa Congressman Steve King’s comments about diversity. On Friday, King tweeted, “Diversity is not our strength” and quoted Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, saying, “Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.” Diversity is not our strength. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, “Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.” — […]

  • Quad Cities Residents Banding Together to Fight Racism

    QUAD CITIES  —  A Quad Cities group is trying to fight back against racism by hearing the experiences of a man who was once part of a racial hate group. The man, who once identified as a neo-Nazi, became friends with a group of people he once hated, according to WQAD’s Yessenia Chavez. Signs of love and unity are propped up at Moline’s Trinity Lutheran Church, where dozens gathered on Saturday to talk after racist fliers were spread throughout the Quad Cities in […]

  • Hawkeye Football Player Facing OWI Charge

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  An Iowa Hawkeye football player was arrested this weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Brandon Snyder, 22, is a senior free safety for the team. The Iowa City arrest blotter says Snyder was pulled over near Kinnick Stadium at around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning and now faces an OWI charge. He won’t be playing in the Pinstripe Bowl due to an injury; he pulled his ACL earlier in the season. The Hawkeyes have not yet commented on this […]

  • Hunter Kills Mountain Lion in Northwest Iowa

    PLYMOUTH COUNTY, Iowa  —  What started as a deer hunt for one teen in northwestern Iowa turned into something else. Jacob Altena, 17, of Rock Rapids, shot a mountain lion half a mile west of Akron. Altena says he was behind a grain elevator when he heard something move closely to his left. When he went to check, he was face-to-face with an 80-pound male mountain lion. When the animal moved quickly toward him, Altena fired one shot into its shoulder. […]

  • Metro Church’s Cookie Walk Raises Money for Clean Water, Education in Africa

    ANKENY, Iowa  —  It’s the season of giving, but it could also be known as the season of baking. A cookie walk was held at Ankeny First United Methodist Church on Saturday with a sweet mission in mind. Proceeds from the event go to create boreholes for clean water in the African nation of Malawi. Since 2009, the program has helped to create 22 of those boreholes. Along with clean water, the program has also helped create a tailoring school and a […]

  • As Hawkeyes Prepare for the Pinstripe Bowl, Kinnick Prepares for the ‘Edge’

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  Kinnick Stadium has been a landmark in Iowa City since 1929. While the Hawkeyes are preparing for the Pinstripe Bowl, KWWL’s Jalyn Souchek found out how their stadium is preparing for it’s first major renovation since 2006. Bits of the north end zone have come down and the inside is gutted in order to make way for a massive renovation known as the Kinnick Edge–an $89 million project to revitalize the north end zone completely. “They’ve started the project right […]

  • Visitation, Funeral to be Held for Dowling Student Killed in Accident

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The visitation for the Dowling Catholic High School senior who lost his life last week is will be held on Sunday evening. Trevor Schwager died on Monday when he hit a tanker truck on Highway 5. He had turned 18 two months before the accident. The visitation will be at the Dowling Catholic High School chapel from 4-7 p.m. and the funeral will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the school gymnasium. One of Schwager’s friends […]

  • Drake Snaps Losing Skid, Wins Rematch Against Omaha

    DES MOINES – The Drake men ended a 3 game losing skid on Saturday beating Omaha 93-74.  This was the2nd game this season against Omaha in the last 11 days, the Mavericks won the first game. Reed Timmer led the way with 27 points, Freshman Jalen Gibbs chipped in a career high 16. Drake improves to 5-4 and now travels to Minnesota on Monday.

  • Overtime Heartbreak Again, Drake Women Lose to Nebraska

    DES MOINES – It was another overtime loss for the Drake women on Saturday.  The Bulldogs fell at home to Nebraska 89-84 in double OT. Brenni Rose led the way with 20 points, Sammie Bachrodt chipped in 18. Drake falls to 5-5 on the season, and now takes an 8 day break before taking on South Dakota State on the 17th.

  • Fireworks Sales to Start Sunday

    IOWA  —  Starting on Sunday, Iowans can legally buy fireworks in the state. This can be done between December 10th and January 3rd. Vendors can sell them out of permanent structures, but not tents like what was allowed in the summer. Anyone planning on buying fireworks should be sure to check with city officials about what the rules are on setting them off in city limits. For example, they are not allowed in Des Moines or West Des Moines city limits.

  • Health Care Enrollment Fair Aims to Make Process Easier for Iowans

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  With just a week to go before open enrollment ends for individual health care, those in the industry want to make sure Iowans are covered. Local hospitals along with the Polk County Health Department and VNS of Iowa held a health insurance fair on Saturday at the Evelyn K. Davis Center. Insurance experts were on hand to help guide people through the process of selecting the plan that’s best for them. Those holding the fair said […]