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  • State Softball Highlights: Johnston vs. Valley, Carlisle vs. Solon

    A  rain delay interrupted some games at the State Softball Tournament in Fort Dodge, but once the tarps were taken off the fields it was time for business again. Channel 13’s Michael Admire has highlights from Johnston vs. Valley  and Carlisle vs. Solon. Check out all the scores from the tournament here.

  • State Softball Highlights: DC-G vs. Norwalk, Earlham, Martensdale-St. Mary’s

    A weather delay at the State Softball Tournament in Fort Dodge left the Dallas Center-Grimes vs. Norwalk game unfinished Thursday afternoon, but in the bottom of the 7th DC-G is up 9-0 over Norwalk. Check out highlights from the game before the rain delay and highlights from Martensdale-St. Mary’s and Earlham.

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Highway Funds Running Out, Lawmakers Look At Short-Term

    Next month, the money that comes from the federal gas tax and provides 50 percent of state highway funding will run out. Before the summer break the House and Senate are scrambling to pass a short-term extension in the form of a House or Senate bill. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley plans to vote for the Senate bill. If that doesn’t work he will vote for the House bill as a last resort. He explains there is a third, six year […]

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    Bank Robbery Suspect Caught After Leaving Trail of Money

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a suspect didn’t get very far after he allegedly robbed a bank Thursday. It happened around 3:00 p.m. at the Bank of the West at 4910 Southeast 14th Street. Police say 24-year-old Kon Tong passed the teller a note demanding money and took off on foot. Along the way Tong dropped money at several different locations. Officers eventually caught up with him at Southeast 12th and Watrous Avenue after witnesses pointed him out. “As officers […]

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    Mother of Abducted Evansdale Girl Headed to Prison on Drug Conviction

      FAYETTE COUNTY, Iowa — The mother of one of two girls abducted from an Evansdale lake in 2012 is headed to prison for a drug-related conviction. Misty Morrissey was arrested in November following a lengthy drug investigation. This week she pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. She was sentenced to ten years in prison. Morrissey is the mother of Lyric Cook. Lyric, along with her cousin Elizabeth Collins, were abducted from Meyers Lake […]

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    Immigration Crisis: Branstad, Reynolds Appeal for Help from President

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter to President Obama Thursday urging him to take action on the immigration crisis. Branstad and Reynolds say they want the Iowa Department of Human Services to be notified when immigrant children arrive in Iowa. They also called on the president to secure the border and improve immigration policies. Branstad and Reynolds argue the current policies jeopardize the lives of unaccompanied alien children who are making […]

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    Vandals Spray ‘Mexico’ on Marshalltown Sign

      MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa –People driving into Marshalltown Wednesday may not have felt so welcome because of what vandals spray painted on a city welcome sign. It reads, “Marshalltown welcomes you”, but someone spray painted the word “Mexico” over “Marshalltown.” The vandalism was only briefly on display as city officials removed the sign Wednesday morning, cleaned off the red spray paint, and put it back where it belongs. Those active in the Latino community say the message was loud and hurtful […]

  • Farmers Flocked to Cost Share

    It took less than 5 business days for all $1.4 million in cost share funds to be used up by farmers around the state. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced on July 24 that the funds  made available to help farmers install new nutrient reduction practices have been used up The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship awarded 597 farmers the cost shares to cover 59,883 acres. Of that, 54,679 is for cover crops acres, 2,531 acres used for […]

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    Obama Makes Presidential Disaster Declaration for 26 Iowa Counties

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Barack Obama has approved a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 26 additional Iowa counties impacted by severe weather in mid to late June. The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, and Wright. Each was damaged by a variety of severe weather from June 14 through June 23. This is the second […]

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    RAGBRAI Cyclist Found Dead in Tent

    MASON CITY, Iowa – A 74-year-old man has died while on RAGBRAI in Mason City. The Des Moines Register reports emergency responders found George Brinkerhoff of Sioux City dead in his tent Thursday morning. A medical examiner responded to the scene and has yet to determine the cause of death. Authorities say it appears he died of natural causes. This is the second death on RAGBRAI this year. Tom Teesdale, 63, died Tuesday after suffering a medical condition.

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    Jasper Co. Authorities Make Double Marijuana Arrest

    KELLOGG, Iowa – Two people in Jasper County have been arresred for allegedly growing marijuana at their home. The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at about 7 p.m. Wednesday in Kellogg. They arrested Cheryl Hunter, 54, and Daniel Hunter, 56. Both are charged with possession with intent to manufacture marijuana, possession of more than 42 grams of marijuana or marijuana plants and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were booked into the Jasper County Jail.

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    Bystander Stabbed During Fight in Ames

    AMES, Iowa – A woman is behind bars after an early morning stabbing, Thursday. The Story County Sheriff’s Office was called to a mobile home at Crestview Mobile Home Park on West Lincoln Way just after 2 a.m. Authorities say an argument started between Lari-Jo Henry, 40, and Clarence Morrow, 58. Henry allegedly threatened Morrow with a knife. Morrow fell from the mobile home’s steps and struck his head and knee. A bystander, Sean Pollard, 25, went to help Morrow […]