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    Murphy’s Law: Chris Sale Suspension, Bowlsby Sounded Like Caveman With Baylor Comments

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    RAGBRAI Cyclist Killed After Being Hit by Pickup Truck

    GLENWOOD, Iowa — A cyclist participating in RAGBRAI was killed after being hit by a pickup truck Sunday morning. The incident happened around 6:40 a.m. near the town of Glenwood, the starting place of the race. The Iowa State Patrol says 72-year-old Wayne Ezell of Jacksonville, Florida, was struck from behind by the truck. Both Ezell and the truck were traveling westbound near mile marker two on Highway 34 at the time of the accident. Ezell was a retired editorial […]

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    Iowans at Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia React to Latest Party News

    PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders’ supporters have made the same claims for months that the DNC worked against him so that Hillary Clinton would win the nomination. After Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin in Philadelphia Monday, Channel 13 Political Director Dave Price shows us how Iowans at the convention took the day’s news.

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    Des Moines Homicide Victim Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities have identified a Des Moines man who was a victim of a homicide early Sunday morning. At approximately 4:30 a.m., Des Moines Police Department officers responded to the area of 45th Street and Kingman Boulevard to investigate a report of gunshots being fired. A second call also came into police stating a person was down in the location. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as 59-year-old […]

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    Beep Baseball Tournament for Blind Being Held in Ames

    AMES, Iowa — A group of Iowa baseball players is gearing up for an important tournament this week. The Beep Baseball World Series begins Sunday in Ames. Beep baseball is an adaptive sport for those who are blind or partially blind. The rules of the game are similar to standard play baseball, except players here wear blindfolds and hit a 16-inch beeping ball and run to two bases, not three. The Iowa Reapers have trained for the tournament since April. […]

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    Urbandale Baseball Confident Heading into State Tournament

    URBANDALE, Iowa — The last time Urbandale made the state baseball tournament, the J-Hawks won it all. That was nine years ago in 2007. This year, Urbandale held off Ottumwa 2-1 in the substate final to make it back to Principal Park for the 12th time in school history. The J-Hawks are 29-10 overall, the No. 6 seed in Class 4A, and they feel like they’ve got as good of a shot as anyone.

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    Des Moines Family Loses Everything in House Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines family says they lost everything after their house went up in flames early Sunday morning. Firefighters were called to the 2100 block of Washington Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. When crews arrived, the house was engulfed in flames and took about an hour to get under control. The homeowner was out of town at the time and heard the news from a family friend. “I can’t even walk into the house, the ceiling inside has completely […]

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    Des Moines Police Arrest Man Who Held Woman Hostage at QuikTrip, Fought with Officers

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police in Des Moines say a man was taken into custody Saturday after holding a woman hostage and fighting with officers while trying to get away. Officers were called to the QuikTrip on Fleur Drive just before 2 p.m. on a report of a woman being held against her will. Upon arrival, the suspect, 28-year-old James Overton, fought with police and ran into the Air Lanes bowling alley. A K-9 found Overton hiding in the attic of […]

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    Waukee Baseball Searching for Elusive State Title

    WAUKEE, Iowa — Waukee has turned into an athletic power in almost every sport. But the Warriors are still looking for that elusive state baseball title. This is the third straight year Waukee has made state, but the last time they made the state championship game in 2003, most of the current players were in kindergarten. Three more wins and they’ll raise the Class 4A trophy.

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    Pinky Swear Foundation, Hy-Vee Host Kids Triathlon in West Des Moines for Charity

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hundreds of kids ran, biked and swam in West Des Moines Saturday all in the name of charity. Every athlete who competed raised money to go towards the foundation, Pinky Swear. “What Pinky Swear Foundation does is steps in and helps those families with expenses such as gas, rent, mortgage so they can really focus on their kids and make them better,” said Tara Deering-Hansen, Vice President of Communications at Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee partnered with the […]

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    INTERVIEW: New Report Sheds Light on Lingering Issues from Child Abuse

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A new report is shedding light on many of the problems facing our society. A lot of it comes back to how we raise our children. Researchers say abused children carry the scars, make poorer choices than they otherwise might have and their life spans may be shorter as a result. The report raises the question: Can you recover from child abuse or is the damage permanent? One of the report’s authors, Lisa Cushatt with Central […]

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    Opponents to Bakken Pipeline Construction Running Across Country to Make Statement

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Construction on the Bakken oil pipeline is already underway but those who are against it are making a cross-country effort in hopes of stopping its progress. “The run is challenging but the status is what makes us push more,” William Brownotter said. Members of the Lakota and Dakota tribes are running 2,000 miles from North Dakota to Washington D.C. to protest the project. The tribes worry that once the pipeline is built, it will leak oil and […]

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