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    City Holds Public Meeting on $400K Budget Shortfall

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Tuesday night Des Moines city leaders were painting a clear picture of what they think it will take to balance next year’s budget. The city hosted a public meeting at the Des Moines Library. This was a chance for the public to hear proposals to deal with a $400,000 budget shortfall. About half of that money will be made up by eliminating four positions. We’re told the job cuts will not involve police officers or firefighters. […]

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    If Jindal Runs, Restoring ‘American Dream’ to be Priority

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal was in West Des Moines Tuesday night, speaking to Republicans and getting ready to contemplate a lot over the holidays. Jindal was the headliner at the Polk County GOP’s holiday victory party. “My wife and I are thinking and praying about this over the holidays. We will make this decision in the first half of next year. I’ll say this, if we were to decide to run I think a major […]

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    Police Searching for Female Bank Robbery Suspect

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are looking for a woman who they say robbed a bank Tuesday morning. Officers responded shortly before 10 a.m. to Community State Bank on East 33rd Street. Bank workers say a female took off with money in a black bag after threatening she had a gun, which she didn’t show. Witnesses described the woman as between 5’3” – 5’5” and about 180 pounds. She was wearing a dark hooded coat, dark pants and […]

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    Fire Damages Des Moines Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Firefighters are still looking for the cause of a fire at a house on East 8th Street in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon. They say the house didn’t have electricity and improper use of a heater could be to blame. The fire caused $30,000 in damage. No one was injured in the fire.

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    Cost of Minting Pennies & Nickels Decreases

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is good news and bad news from the United States Mint. Tuesday the announcement was made that it is now getting cheaper to make pennies and nickels. But the bad news is, it still costs more to produce the coins than what they’re worth. In fact, it costs almost twice as much to make pennies and nickels as what they are worth. The U.S. Mint says it is now spending 1.66 cents to make each penny […]

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    ImaginEve!

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 4 – 8 p.m. Hy-Vee Hall 733 Third St. Downtown Des Moines Join Channel 13 for Des Moines’ biggest New Year’s Eve party for kids at ImaginEve! Kids and families will enjoy a countdown to the New Year with a Times Square-like confetti drop at 8 p.m. This free family fun event features: inflatable rides and bounce houses mascots carnival games with prizes costumed characters toddler zone dancers For kids ages 10 and up, ImaginEve offers: Tween […]

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    POLL: Why Do You Think Salvation Army Red Kettle Cash Donations are Down?

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Donations to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign are down across the Midwest including Des Moines. With just eight bell ringing days remaining, 38% of the $1.25 million goal has been met in Des Moines. It could be the first time in six years that the fundraising goal hasn’t been reached.

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    First Hospital in Iowa Named Ebola Treatment Center

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the first hospital in the state certified to treat Ebola patients. The staff began working on certification in mid-August. The hospital has an isolation facility complete with its own air supply. A containment protocol for staff and medical equipment has been formulated if an Ebola patient is treated there. “I am very proud of how hard our response team has worked over many months for extremely long hours […]

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    Senator-Elect Joni Ernst to Serve on Four Committees

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Iowa’s senator-elect knows where she will serve in the US Senate. Senator-elect Joni Ernst announced Monday she will serve on four committees. Ernst, who is the first female combat veteran to serve in the Senate, will sit on the Armed Services Committee and Homeland Security and Government. She joins Iowa’s senior Senator Chuck Grassley on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and she will serve on the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. “These committees focus on areas […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Field Agronomist Says Iowa Crops Were “Gasping For Air”

    The 2014 growing season, parts of Iowa had abnormal conditions according to Iowa State University field agronomist Mark Johnson. He covers 10 counties in central Iowa and says late planting, cool soil temperatures, and excess rain was common. Good news was a low prevalence of insect or disease pressure with the exception of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans and corn leaf blight. 2014 was also a wet year; Johnson says oxygen is just as important for root systems as for […]

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    Armed Robber Targets Marshalltown Store Overnight

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Marshalltown police are looking for a suspect in an early morning armed robbery. Police were called to the Jiffy Convenience Store at 111 S 3rd Avenue just before 3 a.m. Tuesday on the report that a man armed with a knife had robbed the store. Officers, with the help of police dogs, searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. The store clerk described the man as about 5’10” with a thin build. Police say […]

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