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    Iowa Senate Candidates Chuck Grassley, Patty Judge Debate in Sioux City

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — In addition to the third and final presidential debate, Iowa’s Senate candidates debated each other Wednesday night. In the video above, listen to Senator Chuck Grassley and his challenger Patty Judge go back and forth over the Supreme Court vacancy that Grassley won’t allow President Obama to fill. The pair also sparred over their qualifications for office, immigration, and the 2018 farm bill Wednesday.

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    Central Iowa Army Reserve Firefighters Deployed to Europe as Families Say Goodbye

    More than a dozen army reserve firefighters from around central Iowa are about to report to a new firehouse halfway around the world. 17 army reserve firefighters with the 467th Engineer Detachment Unit are being deployed to Europe. Senator Joni Ernst offered the soldiers some words of encouragement on how to protect themselves while protecting their nation. “Assume prudent risk, know the challenges, opportunities, good things and bad things,” Senator Ernst said. “Weigh those out and make a decision based […]

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    Shop Work at Harvest Time

    With harvest in full swing, farmers are in the fields and also in the shop. At the farm of Corey Goodhue, maintenance is a big deal before harvest. This morning, he was working on putting stalk stompers on, which push corn stalks down while driving through the field so it doesn’t puncture or scratch the tires. He points to a scratched tire only five days old, “You can see on this back tire, there’s a good bit of damage in […]

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    West Des Moines Says Utility Work is Holding Up 50th Street Project

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Drivers in West Des Moines may have to wait until next year to use a popular road again. A widening project on 50th Street, from Mills Civic to E.P. True Parkway, closed the road in June. Officials are ready to work on paving but say Century Link is delaying their progress. The communications provider originally promised to relocate underground cables by the end of August, but it still hasn’t finished that work. Officials say that’s […]

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    Hawkeyes Ready for Home Stretch

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — With a 5-2 overall record, the Iowa Hawkeyes now enter their toughest stretch of the season starting Saturday against Wisconsin. Iowa can still win the Big 10 West but they’ll likely need to win out. The Hawkeyes are coming off a 49-35 win at Purdue. Kickoff Saturday against the Badgers is set for 11 a.m. at Kinnick Stadium.

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    Madrid Running Over Opponents, Huge Game on Friday

    MADRID, Iowa – The Madrid Tigers are having another solid football season. The Tigers are 8-0 and ranked No. 3 in Class 1A. Madrid boasts one of the top offenses in the entire state as they are averaging 52 points a game. They have the best running game in the state, regardless of class, as they are averaging 437 yards a game on the ground. The Tigers’ last district championship came back in 2011, which was also their last trip to […]

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    New Mexico Mom’s Act of Kindness in Packing Extra Lunch for Son’s Friend Goes Viral

    New Mexico mother Josette Duran thought her son was just hungrier than normal when he asked her to pack an extra lunch for school, but her son told her he was helping out a friend who was going hungry. The mom’s act of kindness — and her further efforts to make sure no other kids in her son’s school go hungry — have been spreading like wildfire across the internet.

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    Farm Bureau Working On Next Farm Bill

    New farm bill talks could start as early as next year with commodity prices dropping below cost of production. The American Farm Bureau Federation is already talking about the next bill and they want to work out problems before they happen by generating white papers from state farm bureaus to generate discussions. President Zippy Duvall says they want to develop singular policies for the next farm bill versus many different points that can be confusing as a whole. He says […]

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    Big 12 Sticking with 10 Teams

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Oklahoma University President David Boren comment on the Big 12’s decision to not expand.

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    Police: Damage at Urbandale Cemetery Caused by Drunk Driver

    URBANDALE, Iowa — A Johnston man is in the Polk County Jail after police say he caused damage after driving through a cemetery drunk. Justin Nicolet, 22, is charged with operating while intoxicated and first degree criminal mischief. His bond is set at $26,000. Urbandale police were called to the McDivitt Cemetery at 7001 Meredith Drive early Sunday morning after tire tracks and damaged gravestones were noticed. Nicolet was found in a vehicle in a ditch nearby. At least four […]

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    Family Halloween at Living History Farms

    Join Channel 13 at Living History Farms Family Halloween! This Thursday through Sunday 5:30-8:30 PM

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    Paralympian Speaks at Waukee Schools