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  • Des Moines Public Schools Staff Members, Volunteers Participate in Graduation Walk

    DES MOINES, Iowa – About 350 Des Moines Public Schools staff members and volunteers participated in the Graduation Walk Saturday. The goal of the walk is to talk with students who have dropped out or who are at risk, and encourage them to re-enroll and finish high school. “That’s our mission,” said Richard Blonigan, Principal of Scavo High School. “That is what Des Moines Public School’s purpose and mission is to do. Graduate students and prepare them for life after high school.” […]

  • City of Altoona Celebrates 6th Annual Altoona Palooza

    ALTOONA, Iowa – The city of Altoona celebrated its residents on Saturday. The  6th annual Altoona Palooza took place at the Sam Wise Youth Complex. At the event, people could play in a ping pong tournament, get covered in mud by playing volleyball, or enjoy the tractor show that is new to the event this year. Overall, residents say they celebrate what Altoona has to offer. “It brings businesses together, community members together, and families,” said Mattia Hansen of Altoona. “We […]

  • Roundkick Gym Owner Attempts Burpee World Record

    The owner of Roundkick Gym in Urbandale and Carroll, Pete Peterson, attempted the world record for most burpees in one day. Peterson had to do more than 10,110 in 24 hours in order to be the new world record holder. However, after burpee number 8,115, his body gave out. Peterson said his lofty goal wasn’t about trying to make it into the record books. He wanted to raise money for healthy snacks for kids at the Boys and Girls Club […]

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    Stroke Survivor’s Companion Dog Stolen

    A teenage stroke survivor thought he could trust his friend. Instead, his companion dog was stolen. Channel 13’s Aaron Brilbeck looks into how it happened, and why it’s so important the dog is returned.

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    Fort Dodge Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

    FORT DODGE, Iowa – Authorities are investigating a Saturday morning incident involving multiple shots fired. At approximately 5:15 a.m., Fort Dodge police responded to 1320 5th Avenue on a report from a female stating her house had been shot several times. At the time of the shooting, a male, female and infant were inside the residence. No one was injured. During the investigation, authorities determined that the male inside the home, 22-year-old Torre Mosley, lived at the residence and had […]

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    West Des Moines Police Seize Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Authorities have seized a vehicle that was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run that killed one man. On Aug. 23, West Des Moines police were called to the 6400 block of Raccoon River Drive where they found 21-year-old Daulton Holly of Troy, Tennessee, deceased and lying in the road. The investigation indicated that Holly was struck by a vehicle. On Friday, police located the vehicle of interest in the investigation. They will conduct forensic testing and […]

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    Gov. Branstad Says ‘Always Room for Improvement’ on Civil Rights in Iowa

    ANKENY, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad spoke on the issue of racial disparity in Iowa’s criminal justice system Friday morning. Branstad was a speaker at the Iowa Summit of Justice and Disparities at the FFA Enrichment Center on DMACC’s Ankeny campus. The summit includes state legislators, national and local experts, and ordinary citizens focused on ways to reduce the racial disparities in the state’s criminal justice system. Topics for discussion are bias & decision making, fair chance hiring, and public […]

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    Tulane Provost is Finalist for Univ. Iowa Top Job

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa students will have the chance to question the second candidate to become the school’s president Friday. Michael Bernstein will take part in a public forum and tour the campus Friday afternoon. Bernstein is the current provost of Tulane University in Louisiana. Before that he served as the Arts and Humanities Dean at the University of California San Diego. Bernstein has also taught at Yale and Princeton universities. The public forum is being held […]

  • Oldest Farms Recognized

    More than 450 farms joined the ranks of the oldest farms this year. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized the 366 Century Farms and 101 Heritage farms at the Iowa State Fair. He says the award is a celebration of the families who have cared for the land. The Century Farm program started in 1976, more than 18,600 farms in Iowa have been recognized. The Heritage farm program started in 2006, since then 837 farms have been recognized. A […]

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    Eastern Iowa Man Killed After Exiting Moving Vehicle

    LE CLAIRE, Iowa — A Davenport man is dead following an accident in eastern Iowa. It happened in Le Claire along 8th Street around 5:00 Thursday night. The Iowa State Patrol says 22-year-old Nicole Trujillo was driving northbound when 21-year-old Zackary Westerhof exited the moving car for an unknown reason. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The accident remains under investigation.

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    Gas Spill Cleaned Up on I-235 in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Crews spent several hours cleaning up a gas spill along Interstate 235 overnight. It happened in the northbound lanes near the Easton Boulevard exit late Thursday night. Police say a delivery truck started spilling gas on the side of the road. Police re-routed traffic off of the interstate to allow lean-up crews to put down sand to soak up the gas. The interstate is now back open.

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    Man Dies in Farnhamville Grain Bin Accident

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Iowa — An employee at the FC-Farnhamville coop died Thursday in a grain bin accident. The cooperative is located at 105 Garfield in Farnhamville. According to the coop, Bret Steck entered a grain bin at approximately 9 a.m. with proper supervision for routine cleaning and became engulfed in soybeans. At 10:45 a.m., emergency crews completed the recovery. The proper authorities have been notified and a full investigation will ensue. “Today at Farmers Cooperative Company, we are saddened that we lost […]

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