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  • World Food Prize’s Summit Aims to Fight Hunger, Poverty, and Malnutrition

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Hard-boiled eggs awaited hundreds of guests at a Des Moines luncheon on Monday, symbolizing just one option for those looking for ways to feed the hungry. Political Director Dave Price went to the World Food Prize’s Iowa Hunger Summit, where officials discussed ways to tackle issues like food production and malnutrition.

  • Police Working to Identify Urbandale Burglars Caught on Camera

    URBANDALE, Iowa  —  A pair of burglars in Urbandale made it a little easier for police to find them. The two were caught on camera after breaking into a home on Saturday evening, and one was even holding what appears to be the homeowner’s computer tower. They eventually noticed the camera and shut it off, but by then it was already too late. The robbery happened around 8 p.m. at a property on Briarwood Lane. Police say lights were on in the home […]

  • The Battle Continues as Three Iowans Compete on ‘The Voice’

    IOWA  —  The Voice is back this week on Channel 13, and several Iowans are in the running. For the next four episodes, the singers that survived the first round will go head-to-head against one another, trying to knock off their competitors. Three Iowa natives will be fighting for a spot in the third round. Jon Mero, Chris Weaver, and Adam Cunningham–who was born in eastern Iowa but moved south as a young boy–are still in the competition. On Monday afternoon, Mero talked to […]

  • Most Complete T-Rex Remains Ever Found Being Excavated at Utah Museum

    UTAH  —  The most complete remains of a Tyrannosaurs rex unearthed to date have arrived at the Natural History Museum of Utah. A helicopter pulled the remains out of the ground this weekend. Discovered two years ago, the T-rex remains are about 75 million years old. The fossilized remains are 80% complete. Paleontologists at the Natural History Muesum lab will now get to work chipping away at the rock. There is no telling how long it will take to excavate the remains, but museum […]

  • Sonya Shares Experience in Ironman World Championship

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Over the weekend, athletes from around the world competed in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, including Channel 13’s own Sonya Heitshusen! She finished the race in just under 13 and a half hours after running, swimming, and biking over 140 miles. She spent time on Monday getting some much-needed rest, but checked in to share more details about her experience.

  • 18-Year-Old Charged After Sending Threatening Messages to WDM Students

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Des Moines man is in custody accused of threatening West Des Moines students. Police arrested 18-year-old Kiren Kelly on Monday. Kelly is accused of sending threatening text messages to students on October 4th. He is not connected to the group of hackers accused of sending similar threats to Johnston students. Kelly is charged with felony threat of terrorism.

  • Flames Destroy Indianola Home on Monday

    INDIANOLA, Iowa  —  An Indianola home is likely a total loss after a fire on Monday morning. Police say two people were home when they heard an explosion. When firefighters arrived, they found flames shooting through the roof of the home. Fire investigators are still investigating the cause. Homeowners say it sounded like something crashed into the house, but firefighters have not found evidence of that. No one was injured.

  • Updated Change of Venue Requested in Cedar Bridge Arson Trial

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa  —  One of the teens accused of setting a Madison County bridge on fire was back in court. On Monday, Alex Hoff‘s attorney asked the court to reconsider a change of venue order. In August, a judge moved his trial to Jasper County, but both the defense and prosecutors agree either Pottawattamie or Scott Counties would be more appropriate. Their concern is that Hoff won’t get a fair trial anywhere in central Iowa. Back in April, investigators say Hoff […]

  • Valley Junction Given ‘Historic’ Certification

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A metro community that has long called itself historic now has the certification to back it up. Historic Valley Junction has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation covers 52 properties along a three-block stretch of 5th Street, as well as several cross streets that developed in the railroad boom of the 1890s. Local officials say they’ve been working for years for this designation. “This has been something a long time coming, but it’s […]

  • Beaverdale Home Hit by Bullets Over the Weekend

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Some Beaverdale residents came home to bullet holes around their front door this weekend. Officers were called to the 2600 block of 53rd street on Saturday night on reports of a shooting. Investigators were able to find four bullet casings in the street, as well as damage to a home on the block. Police say the front door had been hit by a bullet and the brick next to the door was also damaged. No one […]

  • Festival of Trees and Lights

    Join Channel 13 at the Festival of Trees and Lights opening Wednesday, November 22nd at the Iowa Events Center.

  • Iowa Production Forecast Down From Last Year

    Iowa corn yields look like they’re going to be down from last year according to the Iowa Crop Production report. Although, the 2016 crop was the largest on record. Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.46 billion bushels based on October 1 conditions. Yields are expected to average 191 bushels per acre, up four bushels per acre from last month but down 12 from last year. This would still be the third largest yield and production on record. The highest […]