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  • THE INSIDERS: Webb – August 24, Part 2

    As a Vietnam veteran, Jim Webb came to Iowa this week to shore up Democrat Bruce Braley’s standing with veterans. Channel 13’s Dave Price finds an issue where Webb seems to put himself closer to Braley’s opponent.   For part 3, click here.

  • THE INSIDERS: Webb – August 24, Part 5

    Former Senator and Navy Secretary Jim Webb of Virginia tackles the Quick 6 and gives his predictions for this week.

  • Howard Stern Had ‘Private Parts’. Iowan Considers ‘Family Jewels’

    DES MOINES, Iowa–“Family Jewels.” That’s the name former U.S. Ambassador Mary Kramer, a Des Moines Republican, is considering for her new book. Although, she worries, “The connotation for that sometimes seems kind of odd.” Shock jock Howard Stern once wrote a book called “Private Parts.” For Kramer, “Family Jewels” could be fitting, despite her reservations that title may make readers think instead about a nickname for a part of the male anatomy. Kramer said her husband of 56 years, Kay, […]

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    Miracle League Starts Season Saturday in Ankeny

    ANKENY, Iowa — Athletes with special needs will take the field Saturday for a new season at Ankeny’s Miracle League field. It’s a non-competitive baseball program for youth with special needs. Each athlete is paired with a volunteer who helps them bat, field, and maneuver around the bases. Organizers say volunteers are always needed. Des Moines’ Miracle League season starts August 30th.

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    Arraignment Monday for Fake ‘Twilight’ Actor

    NEWTON, Iowa — The California man accused of posing as an actor from the Twilight movies at Newton schools is schedule to be in court next week. Thirty-three-year-old David Lavera is in jail on a series of charges ranging from enticing a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor. He appeared at two Newton schools, performed acrobatic stunts, and signed autographs using the name of a Hollywood actor. Police say he lured a teenage girl into his car and secretly […]

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Bondurant-Farrar Stadium

    BONDURANT, Iowa — The Bondurant-Farrar School District has a new stadium with the capacity to hold more than 2,000 fans and Friday night it had its debut. The district celebrated with a ribbon cutting and family activities before the football game against Adel-DeSoto-Minburn began. None of this would be possible without the help of a local couple. Brian and Mary Lohse won a major Powerball jackpot in 2012 and $3 million of their winnings to help build the stadium.

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    ‘Hunger Fight’ Begins Next Week for Meals from the Heartland

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The nation’s largest volunteer food packing effort begins next week in Des Moines. Meals from the Heartland has a goal of packaging at least five-million meals during its four-day Hunger Fight. The event is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning at 9:00 at Hy-Vee Hall.  It runs August 27th through the 30th. There are still shifts available if you’d like to help. Visit mealsfromtheheartland.org to sign up. You can also go to the website to donate money […]

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    Plea Deal Means David Flores Will Return to Prison

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Online records show that David Flores has taken a plea deal on charges. Records show he already entered a guilty plea to several charges in his domestic abuse case this week. He’s expected to enter an Alford plea on the most recent flight to avoid prosecution charge. That charge was filed after he fled to Arizona for months while there was a warrant out of his arrest. Flores’ attorney tells the Des Moines Register, the plea […]

  • Sudden Death Syndrome In Soybeans

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Yield-wise, this year’s Iowa soybean crop probably won’t be breaking any statewide average records.  Iowa State University Field Agronomist Mark Johnson works in the fields of ten central Iowa counties, and says many beans in his area weren’t planted until June. He says in some places the stand is still just knee high. Other fields were planted earlier and in better conditions. But even there, Johnson says he’s seeing some localized disease pressure, like Sudden Death […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Algae Bloom Raises Nutrient Awareness

    Algae blooms across the United States is raising nutrient awareness in Iowa. Ostensibly, the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is all about algae in the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone. The strategy encourages Iowa producers to adopt voluntary practices to reduce nutrients heading to the zone, which is now roughly the size of Connecticut. Des Moines Waterworks CEO Bill Stowe says, “The hypoxic concern is a legitimate one, and an important one, and it’s realistically the only reason that Iowa’s nutrient […]

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    Report: Iowa Can Do More to Prevent Cancer

    The American Cancer Society says Iowa still has a long way to go when it comes to preventing the disease. The “How do you Measure Up” report looks at key elements that play a critical role in reducing cancer and cancer deaths. The report found Iowa lacking in six of 12 categories. Under tobacco legislation, Iowa fell short for tobacco tax and price increases over time and tobacco prevention funding. The state failed in all aspects of prevention, including physical […]

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    Dates Change for 2015 80/35 Music Festival

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The 80/35 Music Festival is changing some things up for next year. Organizers say next year’s festival won’t be held over the 4th of July holiday weekend like it has been since the show started seven years ago. Instead it will be held July 10th and 11th, 2015. Organizers hope to draw in more fans by not competing with their holiday weekend plans. The show will still be held in Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park.


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