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  • Naz Returns to Iowa, Scores 19 in Loss to Wolves

    DES MOINES – Former Iowa State Cyclone Naz Mitrou-Long made a return to the state of Iowa on Saturday.  Naz plays for the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League. Mitrou-Long scored 19 points in a 112-102 loss to the Iowa Wolves. Georges Niang was also supposed to be in the Stars lineup, but he was called up to the Utah Jazz on Friday.

  • Hawkeye Women Fall to Creighton in First Round of NCAA Tournament

    LOS ANGELES – Making their first NCAA appearance in 3 years the 6-seed Iowa women were ousted in the first round by border rival Creighton, 76-70. All-American Center Megan Gustafson led the Hawks with 29 points and 17 rebounds but it wasn’t enough.  Iowa hit just 3/12 three pointers. Former Dowling Catholic standout scored 12 points for Creighton. Bluders Bunch finishes with a 24-8 record. Highlights courtesy of ESPN.

  • Bills Moving Forward as Funnel Week Ends

    IOWA  —  Iowa senators and representatives wrapped up what’s called Funnel Week, and accomplished a fair amount for the state. One of the most controversial bills that survived this week is the fetal heartbeat bill. This would ban most abortions after six weeks, when a heartbeat is generally first detected. However, this is also often before a woman even knows she’s pregnant. If passed, Iowa would have some of the strictest abortion laws in the country. Another bill extended the statute of limitations […]

  • Pleasant Hill Apartment Fire Sends Two People to Hospital

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa  —  Crews in Pleasant Hill are investigating an apartment fire. Firefighters were called to the Canterbury Apartments in the 600 block of Sherrylynn Boulevard shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday. Investigators say the flames began between the second and third floors and five units were involved. The building’s entire 24 units had to be evacuated. A nearby McDonald’s opened up its doors to temporarily shelter tenants, and DART also helped move residents to a safe place. Brianna Hamilton […]

  • Iowa Candidate Narrowly Meets Deadline to Run for Congress

    IOWA  — On Friday, a leading Democratic congressional candidate met the deadline to file her paperwork to be on the ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office confirms Theresa Greenfield submitted new petition signatures just before the deadline. Her early paperwork was withdrawn. The Des Moines Register reported Greenfield scrambled to get more than 1,700 signatures due to a large number of the initial signatures being invalid. Greenfield is vying for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s third U.S. Congressional district.

  • Stay Safe This St. Patrick’s Day With AAA’s Towing Service

    IOWA  —  Drivers planning to go out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but need a way to get back home are in luck. AAA is offering a Tipsy Tow service and will tow drivers and their cars home for free. Non-AAA members can also use the service, which runs from 6 p.m. on Saturday through 6 a.m. on Sunday. Cars will be towed for free within 10 miles of where they are picked up, but there will be a fee […]

  • Iowa Congressional Candidate Drops Out of Race

    IOWA  —  A Congressional candidate has announced the end of his campaign. Third district congressional candidate Austin Frerick announced on Friday he will no longer be running. Frerick said he is forced to step away to his inability to raise necessary funds.

  • Several Adel Apartments Destroyed in Friday Night Fire

    ADEL, Iowa  —  A fire in Adel late Friday night left several people without a home. Investigators say the Adel Village Apartment complex caught fire just after 11 p.m. Crews are not sure what caused the fire, but they say it resulted in severe damage to units on the second and third floors. A unit on the first floor also has severe water damage. Officials say all three units are considered a total loss.

  • Iowa Unemployment Rate Proving Beneficial for Job Candidates With Disabilities

    IOWA  —  The low unemployment rate in Iowa is proving to be a big help for a group of potential job candidates. Job placement specialists in Iowa working with people who are disabled say a shrinking pool of workers is opening up jobs for others, but it all has to do with the employer. Experts say more businesses are willing to work with those who can only do specific jobs. A woman who works with the gas station Kum & Go says […]

  • More Cats Rescued From Filthy Conditions in Des Moines Home

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Animal Rescue League says three more cats were pulled from a Des Moines home on Friday. This brings the total number rescued from the home on Morton Avenue to 27. Police were called about an unusual odor on Wednesday. Inside the home, they found filthy conditions, including about six inches of waste on the floor. The bodies of nine cats were also discovered. The home has since been condemned.

  • Cedar Rapids Firefighters Donate to Teen Battling Cancer

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  —  A teenage firefighter-in-training is battling a serious illness, but he’s getting help from fellow firefighters, including some in Iowa. Tim Richardson, 16, took to Facebook with a request for t-shirts from different departments across the country. He plans to wear them during his chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. Firefighters from Iowa responded to the request; the Cedar Rapids Fire Department sent him two shirts, a hat, a patch, and a heartfelt letter. “It’s gonna give him a little bit of strength […]

  • Crews Fight Flames at Ankeny Manufacturing Facility

    ANKENY, Iowa  —  Crews were called to put out a fire at a manufacturing facility in Ankeny on Friday afternoon. The Ankeny Fire Department was called to the facility in the 1400 block of Cortina Drive around 12:30 p.m. When they arrived, responders found thick, black smoke inside. They were able to put out the fire and no one was injured, but the cause of the flames is currently unknown. “We’re still under investigation right now. We have our investigators inside taking […]