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    Jury Selection Begins Monday in Trial Over Cyclist’s Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Jury selection begins Monday morning for the man accused of killing a well-known cyclist. Jonathan Leyva Rodriguez, 32, is charged with vehicular homicide by OWI. He has pleaded not guilty. Police say he was nearly three times above the legal limit when he got behind the wheel and ran over cyclist Wade Franck last August along Grand Avenue. Franck was well known to the cycling community for working as a manager at Kyle’s Bike Shop in […]

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    ‘Iowa’s Best Burger’ Unveiled

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s top burger of 2016 was crowned Monday. The burger at the Chuckwagon Restaurant in Adair came out on top over nine other finalists in the Iowa’s Best Burger Competition. The contest is hosted by the State Cattlemen’s Association and the Iowa Beef Council. BW Burgers in West Des Moines and the Ankeny Diner made the top 10. Officials say over 6,000 nominations came in earlier this year for about 300 restaurants. Judges worked for months to […]

  • Native Americans Fighting Bakken Pipeline by Running with Petition

    Native Americans Fighting Bakken Pipeline by Running with Petition

    DES MOINES, Iowa — While a group of Iowa landowners challenge the Bakken pipeline in court, hundreds of Native Americans of all ages are fighting it with their running shoes. It all started last month in North Dakota with just six runners, but now hundreds have joined the cause along the way. The runners are carrying a petition with 2,500 signatures to the headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha. They are hoping to convince the Army Corps to […]

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    Ankeny Man Charged in Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Woman

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — An Ankeny man is finally behind bars after a deadly accident last month. It happened April 23 along I-80 near the 137 mile marker. Police say that’s where a Ford pickup truck slammed into a semi and flipped over a guard rail. Police now say it was 31-year-old Michael Wright behind the wheel of the pickup and he was driving drunk. He survived the ordeal but his passenger, 44-year old Susan Thompson, was pronounced dead at […]

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    Second Trial to Begin in Toddler’s Murder

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The second trial for a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s daughter begins Monday in Polk County. Joe Lopez claims 20-month-old Ruby Alvarez fell out of her high chair while he was in the restroom, but prosecutors think Lopez caused young girl’s death. The toddler died Dec. 3, 2014 after she sustained serious injuries to her skull and ribs five days prior. Lopez is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. This is Lopez’s […]

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    Governor Branstad Addresses 2016 Legislative Session

    DES MOINES, Iowa — On Monday morning, Governor Terry Branstad decided to address the 2016 legislative session. “This year we have worked with the Iowa legislature to build a consensus and come together for Iowans and to meet the critical needs of this state,” Branstad said. “I am proud that Iowa is one of the best-managed states in the country. We’ve kept our financial house in order even under difficult circumstances.” By law, Branstad has 30 days from the end […]

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    JDRF One Walk 2016

    Join Channel 13 at the JDRF One Walk...Saturday, May 14 at the State Fairgrounds.

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    WHO-HD’s SoundOFF Celebrates 1,000 Episodes Sunday Night

    Channel 13 to air a special one hour 20th anniversary edition of SoundOFF Sunday night, May 8th at 10:35 PM.

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    Minor Flooding in Des Moines Metro

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A wet weekend has caused rivers to rise in Des Moines bringing with it some minor flooding. Two of the metro’s main waterways are under flood warnings Monday. The Des Moines River at SE 6th Street is expected to go over flood stage around 1:00 p.m. Monday. At 4:00 a.m. it was at 23.96 feet and is expected to peak around 24.1 feet. River levels are expected to hover around flood stage through the end of […]

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    Pig Virus Funding Dries Up

    It was almost three years ago that the first wave of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) swept the nation killing millions of piglets. In June of 2014, the federal government made PEDv a reportable disease, they also put emergency funds helping pork producers as an industry to combat it. The funds covered diagnostics and biosecurity procedures, which has almost dried up. The USDA decided in January that they will no longer help with biosecurity payments and now in April, diagnostic […]

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    SoundOFF: Chris from Green Bay Update

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    I Think: I Love Iowa and Iowa State Football Playing Under the Lights


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