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  • Local Organization Pushing For Lawmakers to Allow Legal Cannabis Growing

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A local organization is pushing for lawmakers to allow farmers to grow the cannabis plant legally. The Iowa Hemp Association formed this year and is traveling Iowa on what it calls a statewide educational campaign. “We are the only country in the industrialized world that doesn’t grow the product, said Co-Founder Boris Scharansky. “All of that raw material is coming from Canada, Europe and China. Why can’t we be growing it here in Iowa alongside our […]

  • Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Makes Two Stops in Winterset

    WINTERSET, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made his second return trip to Iowa after announcing his campaign. On Saturday, he made two stops in the town of Winterset. He stopped by John Wayne’s birthplace and museum, where he mingled and shook hands with supporters. Trump also later spoke at the Madison County GOP Dinner at Winterset High School. Trump says he would rather have states decide whether same sex couples can marry, rather than the U.S. Supreme Court. […]

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    Rescue Crews Pull Woman to Safety from Des Moines River

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A woman was pulled to safety from the Des Moines River by rescue crews on Sunday. Des Moines police say the woman went missing near Southeast 6th Street Sunday afternoon. The woman was eventually rescued just after 2:30 p.m, according to the Des Moines Register. She was found near Harriet Boat Ramp just east of Southeast 14th Street. It is still unknown why the woman was in the river.

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    Two People Injured after Semi Crashes into Ditch, Catches Fire

    ANKENY, Iowa – Two people were injured after a crash involving a semi occurred early Sunday morning. The crash happened around 6 a.m. just west of the east mixmaster and I-80/I-35 interchange near mile marker 137.4. A semi was hauling batteries and headed westbound on I-80 when it hit the left barrier. The truck then crossed three lanes before going into a ditch and catching fire. The driver of the semi and a woman who was a passenger were able […]

  • Two inmates of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York escaped sometime after they were last seen at bed check Friday night, June 5, 2015. 35-year old David P. Sweat (right), 35, and Richard Matt (left), 49, left decoys to trick guards into think they were asleep as they made their escape. Both were serving time on separate murder convictions.

    New York Prison Break Timeline

    Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York on June 5, setting off one of the largest manhunts in recent history. After a three-week search involving hundreds of officers scouring the northeast, the saga came to an end on Sunday with Sweat’s capture, two days after Matt was shot dead. This is how it all went down: June 5 10:30 p.m. — Matt and Sweat are seen during that night’s “standing count,” authorities say. June […]

  • Authorities Searching for Two Males Involved in Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are looking for two males involved in a shooting that occurred overnight. The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of Jordan Drive. A man who lived nearby the residence told police he was sleeping in his upstairs bedroom when he heard 5-6 gun shots. He then observed two males outside in the street as one of the men shot once toward the direction of a house. As the two males […]

  • Crews Out in Full Force for Operation Dry Water

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Law enforcement will be out in full force on the water this weekend now that boating season is underway. The campaign, called Operation Dry Water, will be looking for boaters operating intoxicated or on drugs. It’s aimed at drawing attention to the dangers of boating while under the influence. Officers say it’s important to be safe on the waterways not only for yourself, but for the safety of others. “Everybody out there needs to be safe,” […]

  • Des Moines Arts Festival Features New Faces

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines Arts Festival has many new faces this year. 60 percent of the artists are newcomers at this year’s event. Machine Artist Carl Zachmann of Minnesota is among them. “You guys have a great arts culture and you have loads of public art,” Zachmann said. “You can really feel the community embraces the arts locally. You guys have a great festival on top of the work that is here permanently. This is one of the […]

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    Walnut Woods State Park Reservations Cancelled Due to Flooding

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The rain washed away months of planning for many at Walnut Woods State Park. The park turned away a steady stream of drivers as they pulled up to a sign saying the roads were closed by the soccer fields. About 100 campers had to be notified that their reservations were cancelled. “You can reserve camp sites up to 90 days in advance,” said Park Manager Tim Gedler. “And so we have folks that have been planning […]

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    Join Channel 13 at the Science Center of Iowa

    Channel 13 News is proud to partner with the Science Center of Iowa to help make the weather meaningful to Iowa’s young, impressionable learners. When they visit, they not only learn about the science of weather but they also see the magic of television. Come visit us each Tuesday through Friday at noon and once each month on Saturday morning. About the Science Center The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. […]

  • House explosion in Jackson County kills one.

    One Person Killed in Eastern Iowa House Explosion

    JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa — An eastern Iowa man is dead after his house exploded. WQAD reports the explosion happened Thursday in Jackson County, just a few miles east of Maquoketa. Fire crews responded after receiving a call from the home’s security company reporting fire alarms were going off. Upon arrival, they found the house blown to pieces. They were able to get the 73-year-old owner out of the home, but he later died at the hospital. Neighbors said they could feel […]

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    Water Flowing Over Fleur Drive, Road Closures Continue

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The number of road closures due to flooding in the Des Moines metro is dwindling, but that doesn’t mean Friday’s commute will be detour-free. River levels are receding in most places but a major road in Des Moines remains closed because of water over the road. Fleur Drive was closed Thursday afternoon between Bell and MLK Parkway as the Raccoon River rose, flooding Gray’s Lake Park. George Flagg Parkway is also closed. The Grand Avenue Bridge […]


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