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    VeganFest 2017 Held in Des Moines on Saturday

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  This year’s VeganFest took place in Des Moines on Saturday. Guests had the chance to sample vegan dishes from several local restaurants and get more information about veganism from people at the event. The event was free and open to the public.

  • The 10th annual Bacon Festival was held on Saturday. (WHO-HD)

    10th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Draws Large Crowd

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —   Over 10,000 bacon lovers packed Hy-Vee Hall for the 10th annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest on Saturday. This year’s event was called The Good, the Bad, and the Bacon, and has definitely grown since its start ten years ago with just 200 people in attendance. “When we started, we had no idea it would be what it is today,” said Brooks Reynolds, chair of the Iowa Bacon Board. “You know, we’ve done 30 major events […]

  • The annual Every Family Rocks! event was held at the Science Center. (WHO-HD)

    Every Family Rocks! Event Raises Money at Science Center

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Dozens of Des Moines families headed to the Science Center for some live music on Saturday morning. The Every Family Rocks! festival offers more than just music, though. Guests also had the chance to do some hula hooping, get their faces painted, and try out break-dancing. The annual event raises money for Employee & Family Resources, which provides a variety of student assistance, substance abuse, and bilingual counseling programs. Last year the event brought in approximately $45,000.

  • Several homes in Spillville suffered extensive flood damage. (KWWL)

    Spillville Home Suffers Extensive Flood Damage, Homeowners Finally Receive Help

    SPILLVILLE, Iowa  —  Long-awaited relief is finally coming to a community that was hit hard by flooding last fall. Over 200 businesses and dozens of homes in Winneshiek County were damaged. Elizabeth Amanieh of KWWL talked to one family about how they are now getting their life back to normal. “The light is there at the end of the tunnel. We’re happy to see it,” said John Cox. Cox and his family had no choice but to leave their flooded home near the […]

  • Cemeteries around Des Moines will be cleaned up at the beginning of March. (WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Cemetery Clean-Up will Remove Items Left at Grave Sites

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A scheduled clean-up at several Des Moines cemeteries means decorations left at grave sites will be removed next month. Crews will begin removing the decorations placed on grave sites in municipal cemeteries on March 1st, so visitors will have until February 28th to collect any lights, flowers, or statues that were left outside. Anything remaining at the start of the month will be thrown away. Decorations will be welcomed again after March 8th until the next scheduled clean-up […]

  • A car crash in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Crash Involving DART Bus on Saturday Evening

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police are investigating a crash in Des Moines involving two cars and a DART bus. The crash reportedly took place in the 3700 block of Hubbell Avenue around 5 p.m. on Saturday. Officials say a car hit an SUV, spun around, and ran into the back of a DART bus. No details regarding any possible injuries have been released at this time, but the investigation is ongoing. We will provide updates as they are made available.

  • Massive storms are hitting California.

    California Facing Most Powerful Storm of the Season

    CALIFORNIA  —  Southern California is currently facing what forecasters are calling the most powerful storm of the season. Winter was already historic in the area, but now the region is bracing for mudslides, flash flooding, and powerful wind gusts, reports NBC’s Miguel Almaguer. The storm has unleashed an entire month’s worth of rain in a single day, turning many roads into rivers. Even worse is that the weather is just getting started. In the Los Angeles suburbs, 180 mandatory evacuations have […]

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    Metro Hotels Happy About Increasing Number of Visitors to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  For state wrestling fans who booked their rooms months in advance, finding a place to stay during the tournament was a breeze. But hotels downtown and even in the suburbs are busy, as Channel 13’s Ben Oldach reports, after talking to several people who say finding lodging took some time. For Des Moines, though, this is a good sign for the future. “Our hotel is full of wrestlers and cheerleaders, and it’s still 20 minutes away, like it’s […]

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    Centsable Health: Quick and Easy Breakfast Options

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Looking for five types of breakfast with no more than five ingredients that can each be made in five minutes? Today’s Centsable Health recipes are great for some on-the-go morning meals! Fruit and Nuts Trail mix is one of the easiest breakfasts on the move. The combination of healthy fat and protein will keep you full longer while the carbohydrates give you quick energy for the morning ahead. Make your own with your favorite unsalted, unsweetened nuts. […]

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    Chain-Reaction Sioux City Crash Injures Three People

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa  —  Officials say a bus driver in Sioux City has been cited in a chain-reaction crash that injured three people on Friday. The crash took place just after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Applewood Avenue and South Lakeport Street. Police say a gold minivan had stopped for traffic waiting to turn onto Applewood Ave, when a red minivan behind the gold vehicle stopped suddenly. A school bus then rear-ended the red minivan, pushing it into the […]

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    Single-Vehicle Crash Kills Dubuque Motorcyclist

    DUBUQUE, Iowa  —  According to KWWL, one person is dead following a motorcycle crash in Dubuque. The crash reportedly took place just after 9 a.m. on Saturday in the area of 32nd and Carter. Police say it is likely the victim lost control of the vehicle because nobody else was involved in the crash. The victim’s name has not yet been released and the investigation is ongoing.

  • Andrea, Nate, and Liam Keith. (WHO-HD)

    GiGi’s Playhouse to Host Fundraising Gala

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Andrea and Nate Keith as well as their son Liam from GiGi’s Playhouse came by the studio on Saturday to talk about the I Have a Voice fundraiser gala being held next weekend. GiGi’s Playhouse is a Down Syndrome achievement center that also provides support for families who have found out through prenatal testing that they will have a child with Down Syndrome. Event details:  February 25th 6 p.m. Iowa Events Center Visit the GiGi’s Playhouse […]