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  • USA Volleyball High Performance Championships (WHO-HD)

    High Performance Volleyball Tourney in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The USA Volleyball High Performance Championships are being held in Des Moines this week at Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Boys and girls teams from six countries including Australia play this week in the metro. Boys volleyball isn’t a high school sport in Iowa, so it’s an uphill battle for the local team. “This is a lot of their first, second, third sports. Getting all these guys together at one venue, […]

  • Disaster proclamation requested.

    Branstad Seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 Iowa Counties

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad is asking President Obama to issue a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 Iowa counties. The governor requested funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program for Allamakee, Appanoose, Butler, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Des Moines, Guthrie, Howard, Jefferson, Lee, Lucas, Marion, Mitchell, Monroe, Warren, Wayne, Winneshiek, and Wright counties. The program is used to rebuild damaged infrastructure and cover costs of emergency work. The request comes after the counties experienced severe weather from […]

  • Mayflies

    WATCH: Mayflies Take Over Eastern Iowa Bridge

    SABULA, Iowa — It took snow plows in July to clear away a massive swarm of bugs blocking a bridge in eastern Iowa. WQAD reports emergency crews were on scene over the weekend to clear a bridge after the bugs took over. On Saturday night, Teena Franzen recorded the incident while riding with her son in a Sabula police car. “I’ve lived in Sabula since ’75, I’ve never seen that many before, ever,” said Teena Franzen of Sabula. A pair […]

  • Christopher King

    More Sexual Abuse Charges Filed Against Former City Councilman

    BURLINGTON, Iowa — A former city councilman from Burlington is facing new charges surrounding sex abuse allegations. Christopher King is accused of sexual abusing underage girls. Most of the victims were customers of his photography studio. In May, prosecutors charged him with three counts of third degree sexual abuse this week. Prosecutors added four more counts. More than three dozen girls have accused King of sexual abuse.

  • Farmers Union Calls For More Organic Research

    The National Farmers Union this week submitted comments supporting an organic commodity checkoff proposal. It provides for the majority of checkoff  funds to go toward agricultural research and an inclusive checkoff allowing all organic producers the ability to vote in referendums. The proposal says the organic sector has few resources available for organic research and calls for 60 percent of checkoff funds to go toward that.

  • A Hundred Years Of Extension

    The National Association of County Agricultural Agents celebrated a hundred years last week and nearly a thousand extension agents from around the country visited its annual meeting. The extension is an important part of Iowa’s agriculture. If a farmer has problems in their fields they can go to the county extension, which looks at their problem for free. The same holds true for other parts of extension like for business or family. Kapil Arora is an extension field agriculture engineer […]

  • The "Zach Johnson" at Manhattan Deli in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

    Zach Johnson’s British Open Win is Selling Sandwiches

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa native Zach Johnson’s win at the British Open has impacted more than the world of golf. In the Des Moines metro it’s fueling sandwich sales. Typically Manhattan Deli on Ingersoll Avenue sells about 12 Zach Johnson sandwiches a day. Tuesday they sold nearly one hundred. “Well everybody is just buying the Zach Johnson. They’re like, ‘Zach Johnson, Zach Johnson, Zach Johnson’”, says deli employee Mitchell Hagar. The Zach Johnson consists of mayo, lettuce, tomato, salami, […]

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  • Motorcycle accident on Des Moines' east side. (WHO-HD)

    Motorcycle Crash on Des Moines’ East Side

    DES MOINES, Iowa — At least one person is in the hospital following a motorcycle crash Wednesday morning. It happened at the intersection of Hubbell and East 23rd Street shortly after 10:00 a.m. People on the scene say paramedics took the motorcycle driver to the hospital. Des Moines police are investigating the crash. No word on the driver’s condition. People in the area say the intersection is very dangerous and people drive too quickly through there. A tow truck came to […]

  • One person killed, another injured in Cedar County accident. (WHO-HD)

    One Killed, One Injured in Cedar County Crash

    CEDAR COUNTY, Iowa — One person is dead and another is injured after a crash in Cedar County Tuesday night. It happened along Cedar Valley Road, just west of Tipton. The Iowa State Patrol says the 39-year-old driver was trying to pass another vehicle when they lost control, hit the guard rail, and rolled off the road. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A passenger was taken to the hospital. Their names have not […]

  • Iowa July Cooler Than Usual

    With the downpour of rain Iowa had in June, some feared July would be too cool. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says July as a whole is running two degrees cooler than usual so far. But crops are still doing well compared to last year, which Hillaker calls a good year. Crops are doing better and development is pretty close to normal, despite slightly colder temperatures. He attributes that to getting crops in the ground in a timely manner this year. […]

  • Bird Flu

    Iowa Department of Agriculture Provides Update on Bird Flu Recovery Efforts

    The Iowa Department of Agriculture updated the recovery efforts on Tuesday and the numbers are staggering. A total of 77 different locations were infected, which involved more than 34 million birds. All of the infected birds have been euthanized and most of the remains removed. Once all of the barns are cleaned and disinfected, they must remain empty for three weeks before they can be repopulated. Turkey farmers are eager to get the process underway. “Turkey flocks, we`re hoping to […]

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