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    Join Channel 13 at the Science Center of Iowa

    Channel 13 News is proud to partner with the Science Center of Iowa to help make the weather meaningful to Iowa’s young, impressionable learners. When they visit, they not only learn about the science of weather but they also see the magic of television. Come visit us each Tuesday through Friday at noon and once each month on Saturday morning. About the Science Center The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. […]

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Chuck Behm and outdoor piano he helped weatherize (Photo by Whitney Sager/Boone News-Republican)

    Outdoor Piano Coming to Downtown Boone

    BOONE, Iowa — The city of Des Moines has outdoor pianos and soon so will Boone. According to the Boone News Republican a piano will be set up downtown. Former Boone High School English teacher Chuck Behm weatherized the piano, along with help from other members of the Central Iowa Piano Technicians Guild, so it can stay outside in the rain. The piano was also given a colorful paint job. Behm told the paper he hopes the piano will be […]

  • Cattle Report Shows Growth

    In the semi-annual Cattle report the nation’s inventory is up two percent from last year. The first increase in years. In Iowa, calves and cows on feed for slaughter in all feedlots totaled 1.2 million, down four percent from last month but up five percent from last year. The report says the 2015 calf crop is 34.3 million. Of the 98.4 million cattle and calves, 39.8 million were cows and heifers that have calved. Of that, 30 million were beef […]

  • Ames House Fire (WHO-HD)

    Ames Fire Department Battles House Fire Monday Evening

    AMES, Iowa — The Ames Fire Department battled a house fire on Monday evening. Upon arrival at approximately 5:45 p.m., crews found a downed overhead electrical line arcing against the house located at 114 8th Street. After the power line was de-energized, crews were able to extinguish the fire from both inside and outside the house, according to the Ames Fire Department. Nobody was hurt during the incident and there was roughly $25,000 worth of damage.

  • Two Injured in Weekend Des Moines Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are trying to find the person responsible for shooting two people near a gas station over the weekend. Officers were called to the Kum and Go on University Avenue around 2:30 Saturday morning to break up a large crowd. Upon arrival they heard gunshots from an alley just west of the building. That’s where police found two men with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the hospital. The shootings prompted Drake University to […]

  • Wells Fargo Arena Upgrades Underway

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The upgrades to Wells Fargo Arena are officially underway. The project, which is over a year in the making, began on Monday with crews taking town the old video board from center court. Officials say it’ll take three days to remove it and take it apart. It’ll be the first upgrade for the video board since the arena opened in 2005. The new video board will arrive for installation in the middle of August, and it’s […]

  • Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, July 25

    The Colfax sheep and goat auction on Saturday had a good run of 634 sheep. Feeder lambs fetched the days high average price of $2.01 per pound, while fed lambs averaged $1.56 per pound. Sheep weight class to average price per pound: 50-60: $2.325 60-70: $2.15 70-80: $1.85 80-90: $1.725 90-100: $1.55 100-110: $1.57 110-120: $1.545 120-130: $1.57 130-140: $1.57 A total of 275 head of breeding ewes sold for $250 to $360 per head. Seventy-six head of goats sold […]

  • National Balloon Classic Going on Now

    Join Channel 13  for the National Balloon Classic in Indianola…going on now. Join us during an incredible 9-day event! Live bands/entertainment nightly, Kids Land activities, fabulous food, Nite Glow Extravaganza, Fireworks, and of course spectacular hot air balloons from all over the country including Special Shapes! Hours Spectator Parking and Morning gates open at 5:00 a.m. Morning flights scheduled for  6:30am Spectator Parking evening Parking opens at 4:00 p.m. Evening Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Evening Flights scheduled for 6:30pm General Admission (includes parking) […]

  • Polls Show Key State Voters Support Trump

    NEW YORK — A couple of new polls show support for Donald Trump is rising – even after he questioned John McCain’s military service. These new polls show that nationwide – and in key states – Republican voters like Donald Trump. CNN’s new poll shows Donald Trump at the head of the pack with 18% support. That’s up 6 points since his comments on John McCain. And just ahead of Jeb Bush. “There’s a movement going on. This is more […]

  • Two killed in Webster County crash. (WHO-HD)

    Two Die from Injuries Received in Webster County Crash

    WEBSTER COUNTY, Iowa — Two people have died after a crash in Webster County Sunday night. It happened along County Road P-59 near Fort Dodge around 10:30. The Iowa State Patrol says 38-year-old Chad Grell was driving south when he sped up to pass vehicles and lost control. His vehicle went into the ditch, struck a utility pole, and then rolled several times. Grell and a passenger, 34-year-old April Montgomery, were taken to the hospital where they later died. Another […]

  • Drew Bellairs (WHO-HD)

    Iowa Airman Drowns in Guam

    GUAM — An Iowa National Guard airman drowned overseas this weekend. Twenty-year-old Drew Bellairs drowned while swimming in a cave in Guam Saturday. Bellairs graduated from Osage High School and was a student at Iowa State University majoring in criminal justice. He was a member of the 185th Air Refueling Wing based in Sioux City. He was temporarily assigned to an Air Force base in Guam.

  • Food Labeling Act Passes House

    A bill that would make GMO labeling voluntary was voted on in the U.S. House on July 23. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed on a primarily party line vote: 275-150. It stops state labeling differences and would clarify national labeling regulations in regard to genetically modified food. The Food and Drug Administration would require a label only if it finds a health or safety risk posed by a variety. All four Iowa House representatives voted yes on […]


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