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  • AGRIBUSINESS: Ohio Farmer Notices Immediate Difference With Cover Crops

    Despite USDA’s best efforts, including more than $46 million spent since 2009 on water quality improvements to Lake Erie’s western basin, half a million residents of Toledo, Ohio found themselves without potable water nearly a month ago. The drinking water problem has since been fixed, but runoff continues to be a problem. USDA is now investing $3 million additional dollars into Ohio to curb runoff from farms and other sources into Lake Erie. Suggested practices for farmers there aren’t much […]

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    Blood Drive at Principal Park Saturday

      DES MOINES, Iowa — This weekend, going to Principal Park will save lives. LifeServe Blood Center is teaming up with the Iowa Cubs for a blood drive. It’s this Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be tailgating, food, and everyone who donates will also receive a free ticket to a game. There is a critical need for blood, especially this time of year. “Holiday weekends are really difficult for us and summer months as well. So […]

  • First Debate for Loebsack, Miller-Meeks

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — It’s a race we’ve seen twice already, but this time Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks believes she’ll finally unseat Congressman Dave Loebsack. In 2008 Loebsack defeated Meeks by 19-points. Two years later it was much closer with Loebsack winning by five points. So far this year polls show Loebsack again with a slight lead. The two are battling to represent Iowa’s second Congressional District and Thursday night they faced each other in the first debate. One of their […]

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    Templeton Rye Changing Label to Include Distillery Location in Indiana

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Your next bottle of Templeton Rye could have a new label. According to the Des Moines Register, the company will change its label to accurately show where the whiskey is distilled, because it’s not in Iowa — it’s in Indiana. The company says it will change the label to be more transparent and reduce confusion. The whiskey is distilled and aged in Indiana, then shipped to Iowa to be blended with other whiskies and water before […]

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    Insider: Punishment for Sorenson Could Restore Caucuses’ Reputation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Will a former state senator’s actions damage the reputation of the Iowa caucuses? Wednesday Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign committee to falsely report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission and one count of obstruction of justice in connection with the concealed expenditures.  Sorenson admitted to taking money to support Michele Bachmann’s campaign. Then he took thousands more to change his support to Ron Paul’s campaign. He could spend […]

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    Beauty School Facing Lawsuit from Iowa Attorney General

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s top prosecutor is accusing a beauty school based in Fort Dodge of scamming students. The Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against La’ James International College Thursday, claiming fraud. The suit claims La’ James has a high amount of turn-over which often leads to “instructorless” classes. The school is also accused failing to give students adequate access to practice their skills and quote, “treats them more like free labor than students.” The lawsuit is seeking […]

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    Audit Reveals More Confidential Settlements to Former State Workers

      DES MOINES, Iowa — A state audit shows there were more confidential settlements paid out to former state employees than first thought. The audit looked into the four-year period between July 2010 and June 2014. It found the state settled 680 grievances with former workers. Off those, only 38 received payments from the state — totaling $2.4 million. Nine of those agreements were entered into by the Department of Human Services and its institutions. That’s the most of any […]

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    Police: More Charges for Mom who Faked Daughter’s Cancer

    ATLANTIC, Iowa — An Atlantic woman accused of lying about her daughter having cancer is facing more charges. Thirty-year-old Leatha Slauson is accused of telling people her five-year-old had colon cancer. Officials say doctors confirm that’s not true. Officers arrested Slauson last week and charged her with child endangerment and distribution of drugs to a minor. Thursday she was charged with an additional count of child endangerment and ten counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs. Police say she had […]

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    Suspect Arrested After Motorcycle Chase

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol arrested a suspect after a short chase Thursday afternoon. Officials say a state trooper tried to stop the bike on a driving violation but the driver took off. After a short chase, the driver jumped off the bike near East 23rd and Guthrie. A trooper caught up with him and took him into custody. Officials are investigating whether the bike was stolen and say the suspect had a suspended license. The suspect’s […]

  • Iowa Energy Appoints New Coach

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Energy has a new coach. The Memphis Grizzlies announced Bob Donewald Jr. as head coach of its NBA Development League team. “Bob has a proven track record of player development and shares in the collaborative vision of the Memphis Grizzlies and Iowa Energy,” Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger said in a press release. “He is a tireless worker and effective communicator who will be important in helping our players reach their potential as we […]

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    Fiery Highway 5 Crash Investigation Concludes

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An investigation is now closed in a deadly crash from earlier this month. Police say Scott Bittick, 56, of Des Moines veered off the road and slammed into a bridge on Highway 5 near Fleur Drive on August 4. Bittick was thrown from the car, and he died at the scene. Police say excessive speed way a factor in the crash.

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    August 28, 2014

    For more information on the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, September 20 at Principal Park, click here.    


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