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    AUDIO: 911 Call Released in Flooding Rescue

      MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — The 911 call from a dramatic water rescue in Madison County was released Wednesday. Ruth Samson of Creston drove her car into water that flooded Pitzer Road, between Earlham and Winterset, in the early morning hours of September 10th. The water got all the way to her chest before she got out and sat on the top of her car. First responders were able to pull her to safety as well as another driver hanging […]

  • New Dinosaur Exhibit at Science Center of Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Dinosaurs are invading the Science Center of Iowa. You’ve probably never heard of a giganotosaurus before, but you can learn all about the dinosaur as well as others at the exhibit “Ultimate Dinosaurs,” which opens October 10th. Wednesday, huge crates containing the dinosaurs’ parts arrived at the science center and crews began piecing them together. “In the age of dinosaurs there was a super continent called Pangea and when that broke apart. Most of the dinosaurs […]

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    New Venue Chosen for Supino Double Murder Trial

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — The trial of a woman charged in a 31-year old double homicide is being moved. Theresa Supino is charged with two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of Steven Fisher and Melisa Gregory. They were found beaten to death at the Copper Dollar Ranch near Newton in 1983. Fisher was Supino’s estranged husband and Gregory was Fisher’s new girlfriend. Supino was arrested earlier this year after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was helped in […]

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    Killer Pig Virus Costing Consumers

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Retail food-at-home-prices in the second quarter of 2014 were 2.3 percent higher, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service. Most at-home food categories increased, retail beef and veal prices were up 10.8 percent, due to strained beef supplies. Pork prices were up 11.2 percent in part because of the killer pig virus PEDv. And egg prices are up with a strong domestic demand. Other items costing more are fish and seafood, dairy, and fresh fruits. Total increases […]

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    Did Merger of Missouri Law Enforcement Agencies Contribute to Ellingson’s Death?

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Missouri politician has formed a bi-partisan committee to determine if a merger between the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Lake of the Ozarks Water Patrol compromised safety on the lake. House Speaker Tim Jones created the committee in response to the drowning death of 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson of Clive. Trooper Anthony Piercy arrested Ellingson for allegedly boating while intoxicated on May 31. Ellingson went into the water while handcuffed during the boat ride back to […]

  • Agribusiness: ‘Pretty Much All Grain Accidents Could Be Avoided’

    Moving grain can be dangerous. According to a report from the Des Moines Register, last week a man south of Newton was trapped in a grain bin .  Newton and Kellogg fire departments responded with a device called the Res-Q tube, which is put around people to relieve the pressure of grain. The man was rescued and is expected to make a full recovery, but grain bin safety will only become more important as harvest time draws closer. In February, […]

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    Landmark Status Sought for Downtown YMCA Building

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Downtown Des Moines’ Riverfront YMCA could be spared from the wrecking ball. Tuesday morning the city’s Landmark Review Board voted to nominate the building for landmark status. According to the Des Moines Register, the designation would make it more difficult to demolish the building. It would also make the property eligible for state historic tax credits and would require all renovations to be approved by the city council. Preservationists say the building should be saved for […]

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    Stay Granted, Iowa Telemed Abortions Can Continue

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Following a last-minute decision by the Iowa Supreme Court Tuesday to grant a stay, telemed abortions are allowed to continue in Iowa until the court makes a full ruling in the case. In August, a Polk County judge ruled the Iowa Board of Medicine had the authority to ban the distribution of abortion inducing pills via video conferencing. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland appealed and requested a stay on ban, which was set to go into […]

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    Minnesota Senator Named Speaker at Democratic Fundraiser

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Democratic Party has announced its keynote speaker for the 2014 Jefferson Jackson Dinner. Organizers say Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar is this year’s guest of honor. Party chairman Scott Brennan says she’s a great speaker and a strong advocate for the Democratic Party candidates. This year’s fundraising dinner is October 25th at Hy-Vee Hall. You can get tickets at iowademocrats.org starting at $100 a piece.

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    Area Business Leaders Help Habitat for Humanity

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Leaders from several metro businesses teamed up to fulfill one main goal Tuesday. Chris Welp of Athene USA in West Des Moines is among those participating in the CEO Habitat for Humanity build. “I think most of us enjoy swinging a hammer instead of swinging a pencil sometimes so we do enjoy the change of pace,” says Welp. Eventually, a mother and her five growing boys will move into the home at 1570 East Emma Avenue […]

  • Judge to Rule on Casey Frederiksen Murder Trial Testimony

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Iowa — A northern Iowa man is awaiting trial for the 2005 murder and sexual abuse of Evelyn Miller, 5. But first, a judge must decide whether to allow testimony of Casey Frederiksen’s history of child pornography. “The defendant admitted to viewing child pornography in the same room hours before Evelyn was reported missing,” testified DCI Agent Chris Callaway. At a hearing Tuesday, the state argued the images he had of little girls the same age as Evelyn engaged […]

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    District Keeps Food Allergy Policy, Doesn’t Rule Out Future Changes

    GRANGER, Iowa — Last week we told you about one mother’s concerns with the policies at Woodward-Granger Elementary School. Her son’s peanut allergy is so severe, even the slightest exposure could kill him. She wanted the school to institute a peanut ban and mandatory hand-washing procedures. Monday night the school district addressed those concerns. After listening to presentations by parents and school nurses, district officials decided to keep the current policy, but consider some changes. Under the current policy an […]

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