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    Reynolds is Ready for Trump’s Presidential Inauguration

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s lieutenant governor will be among the hundreds of thousands of people attending the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump Friday in Washington, D.C. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds spoke Tuesday about the upcoming event. She says this is the first time she’s had the opportunity to attend a presidential election. “I’m anxious. I think he’s gonna talk about bringing America together,” Reynolds said. She also said she hopes President-elect Trump discusses creating an environment where Americans can […]

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    Farm Groups Call For Cuba Trade

    Farm groups around the United States want President-elect Donald Trump to support a bilateral trade relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. A coalition of more than 100 ag, trade, commerce-related businesses and associations sent a letter last week for the president-elect to support federal legislation that allows farmers to compete in Cuba’s import market. The groups say 80 percent of Cuba’s food is imported, amounting to $2 billion annually. But U.S. producers are prohibited from offering private credit for ag […]

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    Last Man to Walk On Moon Dies at 82

    Illinois  —  It has been over 40 years since a NASA astronaut was on the moon, and the man who took those final steps has now passed away. On Monday, Illinois native and astronaut Eugene Cernan died at age 82. Cernan said he always wanted to fly, and he certainly accomplished that–and more. After spending five years as a naval aviator, he was recruited by NASA in 1963. Cernan is one of only three humans to have traveled to the […]

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    President Obama Welcomes Chicago Cubs to White House

    WASHINGTON D.C.  —  It may have taken 108 years, but the Chicago Cubs finally made it to the White House. President Obama welcomed the World Series champions, calling it a distinct honor that none of his predecessors ever had the chance to experience. Despite the president’s lifelong devotion to the Chicago White Sox, the Cubs organization presented the Obamas with a lifetime pass to Wrigley Field, a “W” flag signed by the team, and a jersey with his name and […]

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    Orlando Nightclub Shooter’s Wife Arrested

    SAN FRANCISCO, California  —  The wife of the gunman who massacred dozens of people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando has been arrested. Police arrested Noor Salman outside her home in the San Francisco area on Monday morning. Her husband Omar Mateen killed 49 people when he opened fire in the gay nightclub last June. Mateen was killed in a shootout with police. Salman has been charged with providing material to support a terrorist organization and obstruction of justice. The […]

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Remembered on National Holiday

    Across the country on Sunday, people have gathered to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NBC’s Jay Gray looked at ways in which the civil rights activists’ legacy was celebrated. “Today we gather to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of a foot soldier of peace and a drum major for justice,” said Dr. Marjanita Ripley, Minister at Body of Christ International USA. “May this day be a beacon of light as we are empowered to be […]

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    Police Asking for Help in Ames Sexual Assault

    AMES, Iowa  —  Police are asking for help in an Ames sexual assault investigation. The assault took place between 2:45 and 5:15 Saturday morning. The victim told police the suspect pulled her out of her vehicle and assaulted her several times at Franklin Park. Police are now asking anyone with information about the case to come forward, and also want to hear from those with private surveillance cameras in the area. If you have any information, please contact the Ames Police […]

  • Tiffany Allison. (WHO-HD)

    Domestic Abuse Survivor Advocating for Other Victims

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Last year state lawmakers failed to come up with new punishments for habitual violent offenders–people who repeatedly harm others. Victims aren’t giving up, though, and are hoping this session will bring changes. Tiffany Allison, a domestic abuse survivor, came by to talk about what it’s like to live after a traumatic attack and how she is advocating for other victims. For more information, visit www.soaringhearts.org and www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation.

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    Flu Cases in Iowa Increase, Still Time to Get Vaccine

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The Iowa Department of Health says the flu is increasing in the state. Health leaders report five people in Iowa have died from the virus, and 43 others have been hospitalized. Four flu viruses are circulating this season, so it is possible to get sick up to four times. The good news is this year’s flu vaccine appears to be effective, and there is still time to get vaccinated.  

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    The End of an Era: Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Ending After 146 Years

    After 146 years, “The Greatest Show on Earth” is now coming to an end. The owners of the Ringling Brother Barnum & Bailey Circus say a decade of declining ticket sales is forcing them to end the circus for good. NBC’s Chris Pollone reported on the show that many people say was a piece of their childhood. “Of course were sad, and it was very difficult decision to make. It’s not a sustainable business model,” says Kenneth Feld, Chairman and CEO […]

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    No Foul Play Suspected in Death of Elderly Man Found Outside

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police are investigating the death of an elderly man in Des Moines. The man was found outside a home in the 1200 block of Jerlynn Avenue early Monday morning. Police say the death is not suspicious, and an autopsy will determine whether the cause was natural or accidental. The man’s name is not being released at this time.

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    Trash Collection Delayed Around Metro

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The icy weather is delaying garbage and recycling pick-up around the metro. In Des Moines, garbage and recycling bins usually picked up on Sunday will now be picked up on Tuesday. Friday’s collection is also being pushed back to Saturday. Go to www.mwatoday.com to see if your service will be affected.