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    Fireball Whiskey Pulled From Store Shelves Over Ingredient

    HELSINKI, Finland – A popular alcoholic drink is being pulled from store shelves in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Officials in Finland said Fireball liqueur contains too much propylene glycol, a type of anti-freeze. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration  has classified propylene glycol as an additive that is “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. It is used to absorb extra water and maintain moisture in certain medicines, cosmetics or food products, according to KFOR. In a statement issued […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Perfect Weather for Harvest

    There were five days last week suitable for fieldwork according to the Iowa Crop Progress Report. The corn harvest in Iowa is at 36% complete, about two weeks behind the five-year average for this time. Soybean harvest is 81% complete, only four days behind normal. The weather forecast this week looks good for more harvest progress, according to State Climatologist Harry Hillaker. “Well it looks that way, certainly not going to be nearly as warm as the past week has […]

  • Jordan Creek Town Center Offers Early Trick or Treat

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Beggar’s Night isn’t for a few more days, but Tuesday night some ghosts and goblins got a head start on Halloween at Jordan Creek Town Center. Channel 13 photojournalist Sam Musser tagged along.  

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    Trial Begins for Teen in Foster Child Murder Case

    LOGAN, Iowa — Tuesday was the first day of Cody Metzker-Madsen’s trial in western Iowa. Metzker-Madsen is charged with murdering five-year-old Dominic Elkins last September. He was 17-years-old at the time of the crime. Both were in foster care at a Logan home. According to the Des Moines Register, Metzker-Madsen’s defense is arguing he was legally insane at the time of the crime. A judge is deciding this case after Metzker-Madsen waived his right to a jury trial. Metzker-Madsen’s foster […]

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    Video Shows Woman Being Harassed While Walking Streets of NYC

    NEW YORK — A woman wearing jeans and a T-shirt walked around New York City for 10 hours, and a hidden camera recorded every step and every word spoken to her by the men she passed. The video was posted on YouTube on Tuesday by Hollaback, a non-profit devoted to ending street harassment in cities around the world. In the video, actress Shoshana Roberts walks silently across several neighborhoods throughout the city, and is approached and harassed by strangers. At […]

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    Prison Sentence for Woman Convicted of Kidnapping Nephew

    MADISON, Wisconsin — A bizarre story that started in February has come to an end. A Colorado woman is heading to prison for kidnapping and abandoning her nephew. Kristen Smith was sentenced in Wisconsin Monday to 25 years in federal prison. Smith kidnapped her four day old nephew from his home in southeast Wisconsin last February. The boy was found 30 hours later, unharmed, in a bin left outside a West Branch gas station in eastern Iowa. The child survived […]

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    Police Request Public’s Help Identifying Suspect Who Used Counterfeit Checks

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – West Des Moines police are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect who they say used counterfeit checks. Police say the man, pictured, bought items at five metro stores using the fake checks. The man then drove away in a convertible BMW. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Contact Crime Stoppers at (515)-223-1400.

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    Vice President Biden Campaigns for Iowa Candidates

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — It’s down to the wire with the election a week from Tuesday. Now, Democrats and Republicans are calling on the big names for support. Monday Vice President Joe Biden is in Davenport stumping for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley and Congressman Dave Loebsack. Supporters gathered at the minor-league baseball stadium to hear Biden’s message. It includes themes we’ve heard before including supporting the middle class and major differences among the political parties. “This is not your father’s […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Brazil Too Dry, Can’t Plant Beans

    While Iowa just got into excellent harvest weather, Brazilian farmers have been struggling getting seeds in the ground. Right now, it’s too dry, kind of the opposite problem Iowa had earlier this year. Meteorologist Mike Tannura says many areas there are running between two and four inch rain deficits this month. This weekend parts of Brazil got a little rain, but farmers will have to wait for more to replenish dry soils before they can plant soybeans. Tannura says heavy […]

  • Dash Cam Video Released from Urbandale Police Chase

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Urbandale police have released the dash cam video from a high speed chase that all started with a traffic stop over the weekend. Police say they stopped the vehicle around 9:30 Saturday night near the 86th Street exit along Interstate 80/35. After the driver took off, police followed saying the chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Authorities deployed two sets of stop sticks near the Douglas and University exits, but the driver avoided […]

  • Smokey D’s On Path to World Domination

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Another day, another world championship for a metro restaurant that keeps racking up the awards. If you want the best barbecue in the world, you don’t have to leave the state to find it. That’s not our opinion, it’s what the judges say at barbecue championships across the country. This weekend one of the guys behind Smokey D’s in Des Moines earned another major title. Darren Warth joined Sonya & Andy on the Channel 13 News […]


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