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    Johnston Farmers Market Kicks Off Tuesday

    JOHNSTON, Iowa — People in Johnston will have a new way to mark off items on their grocery list Tuesday night. The first Farmers Market of the season is being held. Each year, the market takes over the City Hall parking lot on Tuesday afternoons. The market features local produce, art, and bakery items and runs from now through October 4th. Opening time for the market is 3:30 p.m. and it closes at 6:30 p.m.

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    Iowa Agronomist Looks Through Fields

    Soybeans are still getting planted this season and there isn’t much emergence, but what has come up has found one major problem. Iowa State Extension agronomist Mark Johnson says, “Right now, about the only issue with beans is some counties did get frosted.”After soybeans, in a nearby corn field, the whole field was planted for corn, but last year one side of the field had beans and the other had corn. Johnson says the extra residue from corn-on-corn can make […]

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    Iowans Have Raised $13 Million Via GoFundMe

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans have already raised millions of dollars through a popular fundraising site. Since it began in 2010, Iowans have started more than 15,000 campaigns through GoFundMe, raising more than $13 million. The Des Moines metro area had more than 1,900 fundraisers created last year. Those campaigns have raised almost $2 million. One of the most recent uses of GoFundMe has been to help Central Campus students recreate a mural that was painted over by the city. […]

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    Des Moines Police Investigating Shooting Near Mercy Hospital

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating a shooting just a few blocks west of Mercy Hospital. Officers were called to 13th Street and Enos Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. Monday. Police at the scene say no injuries were reported, but witnesses reported hearing at least three gunshots. Check back for updates.

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    Prairie Meadows Board Will Vote to Release IRS Audit to Public

    ALTOONA, Iowa — The Prairie Meadows Board of Directors will decide Wednesday whether the public will get to see an audit conducted by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS launched the audit in 2014. It recently notified attorneys for Prairie Meadows that it intended to revoke the casino’s non-profit status, which would cost Polk County and dozens of charities millions of dollars. The board will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday for its regularly scheduled meeting then go into closed session […]

  • Windsor Heights Exploring Ways to Build Bike Hub

    Windsor Heights Exploring Ways to Build Bike Hub

    WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa — The city of Windsor Heights is working on creating a bike hub. The city wants to put a bike maintenance shop, coffee shop, locker room and other businesses inside the hub. The city council is looking to place it in the old Sears Auto Center building, which sits just west of the Walmart on 73rd Street. City leaders say it’s a good location as the Walnut Creek and Clive Greenbelt trails meet near it. Windsor Heights […]

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    Des Moines Police Testing Body Cameras

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department is crafting a body camera policy as they test out two cameras to add to the force. Officers will record arrests, incidents requiring force, pat down searches, traffic stops and other activities with the public. They will record each event until it’s over and document the recording in written reports. Officers cannot see the video in critical incidents, like police involved shootings, until after a formal statement is given. Click here […]

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    DART Redrafts City Plan After Hearing Input from Public

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The future of the metro’s public transportation is still in the works. DART is redrafting its master plan after receiving input from the public. It found young professionals, seniors, and those with lower incomes tend to take the bus most often. It also found factors like cheap gas, low traffic, and plentiful parking lead people to act otherwise. “I know that there have been some programs where individuals get $100 off of their rent each month […]

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    Northern Iowa Man Arrested on 10 Counts of Sexual Exploitation

    SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa Division of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a Spirit Lake man after nearly two years of investigating. Chuck Juhl, 41, was arrested Monday for sexual exploitation of a minor. Juhl was charged with 10 counts of purchasing/possessing material depicting a minor in a sexual act. The investigation into the case began September 2014. Juhl was transported to Dickinson County Jail on $20,000 bond. This investigation involved the Dickinson County Attorney’s Office, Arnolds […]

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    Organizations Hoping for Land Bank to Revitalize Des Moines Neighborhoods

    DES MOINES, Iowa – An organization in the metro is pushing to revitalize neighborhoods around Des Moines. At a city council meeting Monday morning, two organizations proposed a plan to start a land bank in Des Moines. They believe this is a necessary tool to remove blight and to revitalize neighborhoods. The idea of a land bank comes from the Capital Crossroads’ Capital Core Neighborhood Improvement Plan. “This team developed the Neighborhood Improvement Implementation Plan and five strategic initiatives,” said […]

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    Fort Dodge Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Into Woman’s Home

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A Fort Dodge man is behind bars after police say he assaulted a woman in her home. Police arrested 41-year-old Mandell Clark Sunday. He is charged with burglary and harassment. Police say Clark wanted to get inside a home on Fourth Avenue Saturday but no one would let him inside. He kicked in the front door to gain entry, and in the process injured a woman’s face. Police say Clark previously threatened the family to the […]

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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.

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