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  • Get a Taste of Metro Cuisine During Des Moines Restaurant Week

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  There’s never a shortage of restaurants to try in the metro, and Friday kicks off an entire week of highlighting some of the best spots around town. The Des Moines Restaurant Week is in its 10th year of celebrating food establishments in the area, and includes exclusive pricing and special menu options at more than 39 participating restaurants. Organizers say they’re excited for people from all over the world to take advantage of this with the Solheim Cup […]

  • Iowa Helps Ethanol Plant In Brazil

    Corn ethanol is getting a big boost this summer in Brazil. Last week, a new biofuel facility called FS Bioenergia opened up in Matto Grosso, Brazil, with the collaboration of the Iowa-based Summit Agriculture Group and Brazilian agribusiness Fiagril. To start off, the new corn ethanol facility will process 22 million bushels of corn, to make more than 60 million gallons of corn ethanol, 6,200 tons of corn oil, and 170,000 tons of feed rations through DDGS. Nearly $115 million […]

  • New Cineplex Coming to North Grand Mall in Ames

    AMES, Iowa — Owners of the North Grand Mall in Ames are hoping they’ve found a new cornerstone for the shopping center. Thursday they announced they’re bringing a new five-theater cineplex to the mall. Construction is already underway and should be finished later this year. The mall was purchased by a group of local investors last year after its previous owners defaulted on a loan.

  • Gladbrook Woman Killed in Marshall County Crash

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Iowa — Authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person Thursday morning. It happened just after 8:00 a.m. on Sanford Avenue, about four miles north of Marshalltown on Highway 14. Police say a southbound vehicle driven by Waleed Parvez of Waterloo was trying to pass a trailer when it found a car in the northbound lane. They both attempted to move to the shoulder to avoid a collision but the southbound driver lost control and struck the […]

  • 14-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed in Louisa County Crash

    LOUISA COUNTY, Iowa — Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a young bicyclist in southeast Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says it happened just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday northeast of the town of Grandview in Louisa County. A vehicle driven by 26-year-old Alexander Cortes-Wolfe of Wapello was westbound on County Road G44X when it struck a bicycle that was also in the westbound lane. Fourteen-year-old bicyclist Raeanna Reynolds, of Muscatine, and her bike ended up in a north ditch. […]

  • 81 Farmers Get Environmental Leader Awards

    At the Iowa State fair, farmers proven to be good stewards of the land were awarded the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award. Farmer John Clayton was one of the 81 recipients this year. He farms in Shelby, Cass, and Pottawattamie counties. After 30 years, he says it’s encouraging to see conservation practices work like they’re supposed to. But Clayton has one big motivation in implementing no-till, buffer strips, and water ways, “We just want to keep it the way we started. […]

  • Iowa’s Investment in Education Shrinking Over the Decades

    AMES, Iowa  —  Governor Kim Reynolds is asking the Board of Regents to find another way to deal with budget problems instead of raising tuition.  School presidents say a lack of state funding is forcing their hands and students are caught in the middle. In the last week both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University announced they’re seeking 7% tuition increases annually for the next five years.  They say state funding is mostly flat and not keeping up […]

  • One Arrested Following Morning Des Moines Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One person is in custody after leading Des Moines police on a chase Wednesday morning. It started around 10:30 a.m. on the east side of the metro. Police were trying to pull over the suspect in connection with drug charges. The pursuit went through the city, including the interstate. “His moves started to get more aggressive, our officers started pulling off for safety’s sake. He was able to hide from us for a little while,” said […]

  • Des Moines Fire Department to See Two Historic Promotions

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Two upcoming promotions at the Des Moines Fire Department will mark two firsts for the city. Des Moines Fire Chief John Tekippe will swear in Amy Montgomery as district chief. This makes her the department’s first female chief officer. Percy Coleman will be sworn in as assistant chief, becoming the first African American assistant chief in the department’s history. The promotion ceremony for both will be held on Thursday morning at the city’s main fire station on Dean Avenue.

  • Contestants Show Their Skills in Auctioneer Competition

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The competitions continue at the Iowa State Fair. On Tuesday, some of the best auctioneers from around the country took their turn at the mic hoping to be named auctioneer champion. While competing for the title, they also helped out charity, auctioning off tools to the crowd. When the final gavel dropped, Corydon native Jared Chambers was crowned champion for 2017.

  • Ames Woman Pleads Guilty After Performing Surgery on Dog

    AMES, Iowa  —  An Ames woman has pleaded guilty to animal neglect after attempting to perform surgery on her own dog. Sarah McMenamin entered a written plea on Monday. Police say she attempted to remove an obstruction in her two-month-old puppy with a paring knife; the dog died from the procedure. After her arrest, police seized 30 animals from her home, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, salamanders, and geckos. Officers say the animals were living in horrible conditions. McMenamin will be sentence […]

  • Change of Venue Granted for Cedar Bridge Arson Trial

    IOWA  —  The trial for one of the teens accused of setting a Madison County bridge on fire will be moved out of the county. Alex Hoff is facing second degree arson and criminal mischief. Back in April, investigators say Hoff and two others lit the Cedar Bridge on fire. On Tuesday, a judge moved Hoff’s trial to Scott or Pottawattamie Counties. The judge said he’s moving the trial because the bridge is a Madison County landmark and most everyone in the county will […]