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    More Probable Bird Flu Cases Identified

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa agriculture leaders say there are new probable cases of bird flu. The cases are in Sac and Sioux counties. That brings the statewide total to 56 cases in 14 counties. Farms are in the process of euthanizing 25 million chickens, turkeys, and ducks and producers are trying to figure out how to dispose of the carcasses. The executive director of the Iowa Egg Council, Randy Olson, says there are several options including burying them in […]

  • More Funding, Research For Iowa Prairie

    Prairie strips are the newest tool in the toolbox to keep farm inputs on the field and out of Iowa’s waterways. They’re a strip of ground seeded to a mix of native prairie plants, curbing runoff with deep root systems and providing wildlife habitats. This year 18 farmers across Iowa are working with Iowa State University to learn more about how prairie strips work on farmland. ISU Professor Matt Helmers says the results from the original site near Prairie City […]

  • Pollard Ready to Close Out High School Career with a Bang

    GILBERT –  Gilbert high school Senior Thomas Pollard is one of the best long distance runners in the country.  This weekend Pollard will try to add two more state titles to his résumé in the 1600 and 3200. Pollard set an all-time Iowa best last year in the 3200 in 8:50. “I never could have imagined running that fast, ” says Thomas. Pollard finished 3rd last year in the 1600, but this year he’s looking to go out on top […]

  • South Central High School Students Back in School Following Tornado

    LAKE CITY, Iowa – The students of South Central Calhoun High School were back in school on Monday. Students returned to school for the first time since a tornado ripped through their town on May 10. The EF-1 tornado and devastating storm ended up pulling the roof off of the high school while more than 100 people were attending an awards ceremony inside. Students received an extra week-long Spring Break because of the severe weather. During that time, they were […]

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    Former Democratic Lawmaker Ed Fallon Charged with Criminal Trespassing

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Democratic lawmaker Ed Fallon was arrested Monday. Fallon was arrested for refusing to leave the Statehouse when it closed at 5 p.m. He was demanding to speak with Governor Branstad about the proposed Bakken oil pipeline. The pipeline would stretch diagonally across Iowa for the purpose of carrying oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Fallon opposes the project and wants lawmakers to restrict the use of eminent domain to acquire land for the pipeline. He’s […]

  • Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Visits Mason City

    MASON CITY, Iowa — Hillary Clinton is back in Iowa and she is focusing on a growing economy. On Monday, the former Secretary of State spoke in front of a small crowd in Mason City. Clinton says she would increase the minimum wage, and make it a priority to lower debt for college students. She also added she will be fighting for lower and middle class families. “The deck is still staked in favor of those at the top,” Clinton said […]

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    Disc Golf Course Likely Coming to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A new disc golf course is likely coming to Des Moines in the near future. On Monday night, the City Council will vote to approve a donation of $25,000 to install disc golf equipment at Prospect Park. The money for the equipment was privately raised and won’t cost taxpayers any money. The new proposed disc golf course is named after Becky Zallek, a former civic leader who helped expand disc golfing in Des Moines.

  • Des Moines Moving Closer to Outfitting Officers with Body Cameras

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The City of Des Moines continues to move closer to outfitting all of its officers with body cameras. At the statehouse and U.S. capitol, there have been calls for the cameras to be mandatory for all officers, especially considering the recent police-involved deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. Des Moines School Resource Officers have already started wearing the cameras, but they could be a part of every officers’ uniform soon. During a council workshop Monday […]

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    New Team Formed to Respond to Child Abductions

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Safety is rolling out a new program to better respond to missing children and kidnapping cases. The Department formed a Child Abduction Response Team – known as CART. The trailer is loaded with all the equipment needed to set up a command center on scene. This week, more than 120 officers from across the state are in Des Moines for training on the new program. “Having a CART team established for […]

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    Winner of $1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Des Moines Revealed

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Someone in Iowa is a million dollars richer and the Iowa Lottery plans to tell us more about the winner at 11:30 a.m. The lottery is holding a news conference at its Clive headquarters to present Pete Kemp with his ceremonial $1 million check.  The lottery did not immediately release any other information about Kemp, who bought the winning Powerball ticket at the Cash Saver store on Fleur Drive in Des Moines. The jackpot was $110 million, but this […]

  • Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, May 16

    The weekly market in Colfax saw a heavy run of sheep this past Saturday, with no sale next weekend due to the Memorial Day holiday. There were 955 head of sheep sold, with feeder lambs fetching the day’s high average price of $2.12 per pound. Fed lambs averaged $1.67 per pound. Prices on the 46 head of goats ranged from $105 to $205 per head.

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    McKenna Haase Makes History at Knoxville Raceway

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Races at Knoxville have been going on for more than a hundred years, but a first happened there over the weekend. Eighteen-year-old McKenna Haase became the first woman to win a feature Sprint Car race. It happened Saturday night in the 305 sprints. Her pink #55 car got the checkered flag at the Knoxville Raceway. Haase had a busy weekend. She also graduated, from Carlisle High School, as a valedictorian. She’s one of five valedictorians from a […]

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