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    Former Democratic Senator Tom Harkin Vouches for Clinton’s New Program

    Tom Harkin, former Democratic Senator, has already endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, and now he’s vouching for one of her new programs. Senator Harking spoke about Clinton’s New College Compact on Monday. He said it’ll reduce costs for students in a variety of ways, including through state reinvestment, federal resources and lower interest rates. Her plan also maintains President Obama’s two years of free community college. “There is no question, the effect of Hillary’s plan would be far reaching in […]

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    2015 Iowa State Fair Breaks All-Time Record for Most Attendees

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The 2015 Iowa State Fair has broken the all-time attendance record at the event. According to officials, an estimated 1,117,398 people visited the 2015 Iowa State Fair despite a few days that featured rain. The total this year breaks the previous 2008 record of 1,109,150. A breakdown of the number of attendees each day was also released: Thursday, Aug. 13 – 91,569 Friday, Aug. 14 – 95,624 Saturday, Aug. 15 – 115,959 Sunday, Aug. 16 – […]

  • West Des Moines Police Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run

    West Des Moines Police Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The West Des Moines Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run which killed one man early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:15 a.m., officers responded to the 6400 block of Racoon River Drive and found a deceased male lying down on the road. According to the West Des Moines Police Department, the investigation and initial autopsy results indicate the victim, 21-year-old Daulton Holly of Troy, Tennessee, was hit by a car. On Monday, police released further information […]

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    Two Metro Police Departments Notified About Threats Made to Realtor

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Gang threats made to a realtor Sunday morning were reported to two metro police departments. The CEO of Keller Williams Greater Des Moines Brian Wentz says a female agent received a phone call from a blocked number. According to Wentz, the man on the phone said he drew the woman’s business card out of a hat and she was being targeted as part of a gang initiation and was going to harm her. The agent notified […]

  • Pro Farmer Results

    The Pro Farmer tour ended last week and put up the official results. They estimate the U.S. corn crop at 13.23 billion bushels on an average yield of a 164.3 bushels per acre. Similar to the USDA estimate of 13.7 billion bushels with 168.8 bushels per acre. They estimate soybeans at 3.88 billion bushels and an average yield of 164.3 bushels per acre. Versus the USDA forecast of 3.92 billion bushels with 46.9 bushels per acre. Pro Farmer says the […]

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    Tobacco-Free Policy Begins at Univ. of Iowa

    IOWA CITY, Iowa –University of Iowa students are returning to a tobacco-free campus. Starting Monday, all tobacco products will be banned on campus. That includes electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco, which are not currently covered by Iowa’s Smoke Free Air act. The policy applies to all students, staff, and visitors. It includes all buildings, vehicles, and outdoor areas owned by the university.

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    ‘Back to School Bash’ Helps Prepare Students

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Hundreds of Des Moines kids had some help getting ready for school thanks to Drake University. Drake celebrated a decade of community outreach with its 10th annual Back to School Bash Sunday. The event is a way for students and staff to connect with families in the neighborhoods around the university. It featured everything those families could want – free food, supplies, haircuts, and even a carnival. Organizers say it’s about helping the community help itself […]

  • Farm Computer Use Increases

    Iowa farmer are above the average when it comes to the amount of producers that own or lease a computer, about 74 percent, according to the USDA’s Farm Computer Use report, three percent higher than the national level. The last report was in 2013 and only two percent more farms have access to computers, now at 76 percent. Computers used for farm business has not changed in two years at 53 percent, which is 10 percent above the national average. […]

  • Donald Trump Finishes With Most Votes at Annual Cast Your Kernel Poll

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Sunday was the last day of the 2015 Iowa State Fair, and also the final chance to Cast Your Kernel at the WHO-HD Channel 13 News tent. People at the Fair could choose their presidential candidate of choice by casting a kernel in their candidate’s jar. One man from Eastern Iowa says he wants Trump to win because the Republican presidential candidate can relate to America’s problems. “He’s doing what isn’t protocol, and nothing is getting […]

  • Democratic Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Visits 30th Iowa County

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, who has visited Iowa more than any other candidate, spent time in the Quad Cities on Sunday. O’Malley’s visit to Scott County marks the 30th Iowa county that he has visited during election season, and he says he plans on visiting as many of the state’s 99 counties as possible. He says a lesser-known candidate usually emerges as a leader after the Iowa caucuses, and he intends on capturing that position. “When […]

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    World Food and Music Festival-September 18-20

    Join Channel 13 to experience Des Moines’ premiere taste and entertainment event  at the World Food & Music Festival. Friday, September 18       11am to 10pm Saturday, September 19 11am to 10pm Sunday, September 20      11am to 5pm Walnut Street Bridge, Downtown Des Moines Admission:  FREE The 2015 Festival will feature Cuisine from Around the World! Live Entertainment  –  Cooking Demonstrations $1 tastes/all entrees $5 or less Check out music from around the world Check out […]

  • Des Moines Residents Take Part in National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood

    DES MOINES, Iowa – On the national day of protest against Planned Parenthood Saturday, more than 100 people in Des Moines took part in the protest along Army Post Road. The protest came after several videos were released alleging the nonprofit group is making money off the sale of fetal tissue. Many Republican presidential candidates say the organization should be defunded, and the protesters at Saturday’s event agree. “I feel like this is a bipartisan issue it`s not a pro-choice, […]


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