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    Quinnipiac Poll Releases Approval Numbers on Branstad, Grassley, Ernst

    HAMDEN, Connecticut — A new poll shows Iowa voters might want to keep Gov. Terry Branstad around for a while. A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday morning shows Gov. Branstad is enjoying a 59 percent approval rating. Sixty-seven percent of the Iowa voters surveyed say they are optimistic about the next four years under Branstad. Iowans are also showing support for long-time senator, Chuck Grassley. He has an approval rating of 67 percent. As for newly-elected senator Joni Ernst, she […]

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    Council Votes to Ban Construction Company from Bids

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines city council has voted to ban Jenco Construction from bidding on any city projects for the next three years. Jenco was in charge of replacing the Grand Avenue Bridge over Walnut Creek. The project finished three months behind schedule and documents also show the company failed to follow contract agreements. Jenco Vice President Bradley Jenson told council members problems on the project were caused by the engineer and not by Jenco. He said […]

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    Iowa Juvenile Home Case Going Before Iowa Supreme Court

      DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on the closure of the Juvenile Home in Toledo. Gov. Terry Branstad shut the home last year, after it was revealed that isolation rooms were being misused. A Polk County district court ruled the home should re-open because the legislature had already appropriated funds for it. The governor appealed the ruling and the facility remained closed. The Supreme Court will hear from both sides Tuesday night starting […]

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    Ordinance Affecting Uber Passes First Reading

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines’ city council voted for the first time Monday night on a new “vehicles for hire ordinance.” The ordinance is in reaction to Uber and would require companies like Uber to get a background and criminal check. The council voted to move forward with the ordinance, although not all council members are pleased with the approach Uber took. “They`re [taxis] following our ordinances. They`re doing their best to work with us and the rideshares just […]

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    Convicted Murderer Dies in Prison

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa man convicted of first degree murder and serving a life sentence in prison has died. Twenty-five-year-old Lucas Faulkner was convicted of the 2010 murder of Devin Resh. Faulkner hit Resh in the head with a hatchet while they and two others were fishing outside of Eagle Grove. Authorities say Faulkner was found unresponsive in his cell on Friday. Paramedics took him to the hospital where he later died. An autopsy determined Faulkner died from […]

  • Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, February 21

    The sheep and goat market at Colfax saw another light run on Saturday. With 176 sheep sold, feeder lambs averaged $2.19 per pound. Fed lambs brought in $1.42 cents on average. Prices on the 76 head of goats ranged from $195 to $220 per head.

  • Des Moines Christian Girls Heading to State

    ADEL – The Des Moines Christian girls are heading to the state basketball tournament. The Lions upset 6th ranked Panorama on Monday 32-31 in overtime. The Panthers had beaten DMC twice this year by 1 each game, but the Lions get revenge when it counts. Des Moines Christian will face North Linn next Monday at Wells Fargo Arena in the first round of the state tournament.

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    Panthers Crack Top 10, Cyclones up to #12 in Latest Poll

    The UNI Panthers are in the Top 10 for the first time in school history.  Northern Iowa checks in at 10th this week in the AP poll. UNI is 26-2 overall and riding a 15 game winning streak. The Panthers host Evansville on Wednesday. Iowa State is up 2 spots to 12th in the AP poll.  The Cyclones are coming off back to back road wins against Oklahoma State and Texas. ISU is 20-6 overall 10-4 in the Big 12. […]

  • Despite Veteran’s Tragic Death, Lt. Gov. ‘Confident’ in Services for Veterans

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Questions continue to surround the death of the Army veteran found in Water Works Park last week. Police say 41-year-old Richard Miles was found not wearing a coat or shoes and he likely died of exposure to freezing temperatures. Friends say Miles disappeared earlier this month, but returned home recently to seek help. They say he had been struggling with issues including depression for years after serving in the Army in the mid 2000’s. Miles visited […]

  • Shipping Dispute Disrupts Exports

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The shippers’ association representing 29 affected ports and the dockworker’s union agreed on a five-year contract, according to a joint statement released late Friday. That contract is expected to be ratified by the membership of both organizations in the coming weeks. During the dispute, commerce through the entire West Coast slowed down, with particular ramifications for meat exporters, whose chilled products have limited shelf life. Even with the new developments, Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike […]

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    JDRF One Walk 2015

    Channel 13 invites you to help put an end type 1 diabetes. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes has become the JDRF One Walk. The name has changed the flagship fundraising event to communicate our focus on a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). In 2015, our goal is to raise more than $1,000,000! Walk Day Details Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Time: 8:00 a.m.to noon Location: Iowa State Fairgrounds We are thrilled to head back […]

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    Victims Identified in Deadly Fort Dodge Fire

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Fire investigators are back at a Fort Dodge home Monday, trying to find out what caused a fire that claimed the lives of a woman and two children Sunday afternoon. The Fort Dodge Fire Department released the names Monday of those killed in the weekend fire. Twenty-five-year-old Amy Devlin, her six month old son Bryce Devlin, and five-year-old Joseph Kennedy in an upstairs bedroom after the fire was put out. The flames were so intense, firefighters and neighbors […]

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