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    I-80 Ramp Closure in Altoona

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Commuters around Altoona now have a detour to deal with. The eastbound I-80 exit ramp to Highways 6 and 65 and Hubbell Avenue is now closed for construction. The ramp won’t reopen until May 21st. At that time, the entrance ramp of the same exit will be closed for a three-month project. There will be signs directing drivers to the detour on the road.

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    Iowan Berated for ‘Selfie’ in Front of NYC Gas Explosion Rubble

    NEW YORK CITY — An Iowan is being called out by a New York newspaper for taking a selfie in front of the site of a deadly gas explosion in New York City. The picture shows Christina Freundlich, former Communications Director for the Iowa Democratic Party, smiling and showing a peace sign. The post says “Scene of the accident.” The Instragram photo received backlash, hitting the front page of the New York Post. Freundlich did email the Des Moines Register […]

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    Des Moines Social Club’s ‘Culinary Loft’ Gets Debut

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Social Club opened its Culinary Loft this weekend. The new cooking school will feature a wide range of classes. Sunday, the Social Club launched the new community kitchen concept with the Great Pig Out. Volunteer chefs roasted a 200-pound pig. The new Culinary Loft caters to foodies, chefs, home cooks, and other people who are just learning the basics. “I want to remove that fear entirely of being scared in the kitchen. I want […]

  • State Climatologist Says April Trends Wetter Than Usual

    Iowa farmers will enter the fields next month for the 2015 planting season, and weather is already on their minds. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says it’s a little early to be certain about much beyond the National Weather Service’s two-week forecast. Broadly Hillaker says it’s been dry around the U.S. For Iowa, he notes that this month is shaping up to be the eighth driest March on record. The only real exception has been in the northeastern parts of the state, […]

  • Police Shoot and Injure Man after Chase in Cedar Rapids

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Officers in Cedar Rapids shoot man after he was driving towards them after a chase. Polices noticed a orange vehicle driving recklessly just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The car was driving in the wrong direction. Shortly after, the car was located in an alley between Cedar Point Road and Daniels Street.  When the officers arrived on the scene they witnessed the car crash into a telephone pole. As the officers approached the car, the suspect […]

  • THE INSIDERS: Iowa’s Gun Laws, March 29th Edition – Part 1

    Ready, aim and debate … or as one lawmaker says…shoot!  Let’s change some gun laws while others say hold your fire.  This edition of The Insiders starts by focusing on what could be sweeping changes for Iowa’s gun laws. Here are three things lawmakers are considering: – Eliminate the mandatory 72 hour waiting period for buying a handgun, – Allow children under 14 to fire a handgun with an adult’s supervision, – No longer make it public if you have […]

  • THE INSIDERS: Iowa’s Gun Laws, March 29th Edition – Part 2

    One of the biggest backers of these gun law changes is a war veteran, gunsmith and father.  He is Matt Windschitl, and he says there is confusion on these changes, especially since the law treats rifles and shotguns differently than handguns.  Windschitl says it should be parent’s right to teach their children, even those under 14, the proper way to fire a handgun.  He would also like the law the same on whether they are learning with a pistol or […]

  • THE INSIDERS: March 29th Edition – Part 3

    It feels odd to call Iowa lawmakers …. Iowa lawbreakers.  But when it comes to school funding, they are. They should have agreed on how much money state funding schools get this Fall.  They should have decided that last Spring.  Last month, they should have figured out the money for the 2016-17 school year.  They have not done either and they seem truly stuck. Democrats say Republican plans would force schools to make cuts that would cause bigger class sizes […]

  • THE INSIDERS: Sam Clovis, March 29th Edition – Part 4

    Radio talk show host and former U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis joins Channel 13’s Dave Price in this segment.  They talk about Ted Cruz getting into the race for the Presidency, his return to Iowa for a fundraiser for First District Congressman Rod Blum, as well as what’s happening with the rest of the field of candidates.   For part 5, click here.

  • THE INSIDERS: March 29th Edition – Clovis Predictions

    Sam Clovis tackles the Quick 6 and gives his prediction for this week.

  • Drake Football Wants More Than 7 Wins

    DES MOINES – The Drake Bulldogs enter spring football coming off a 7-4 season, which according to the players isn’t good enough. Bulldogs are entering year number 2 under Head Coach Rick Fox. Drake is always a contender in the PFL winning back to back conference titles in 2011, and 2012. The Bulldogs have 11 straight winning seasons. Spring football ends Saturday April 18th with the blue-white scrimmage at Drake Stadium.  

  • Des Moines Police Investigating Death of Infant Girl

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police are investing a death of a 5-month-old child Saturday afternoon. Police responded to a tip that a child had suffered a heart attack at 2900 block of 50th Street in Des Moines around 7 p.m. Friday. When police arrived at the address medics were already applying CPR to the child. The victim was then transported to a hospital and was pronounced dead. Des Moines Police Department Sgt. Jason Halifax said the child had no signs of head trauma […]

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