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  • THE INSIDERS: Henderson and Kochel Bonus Web Segment

    The Insiders panel continues the discussion about the Braley/Ernst U.S. Senate race, and how the massive influx of outside money supporting the respective campaigns is affecting local politics and Iowans in general.  

  • Waukee, Valley Clashing in Season Opener

    WAUKEE, Iowa — It’s the first Football Friday of the season we’re jumping in with a Big Game worthy of the hype. The #2 Waukee Warriors are hosting the #4 Valley Tigers. Channel 13’s John Sears has a preview of the matchup.

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    FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Live High School Scores

    Check out the latest LIVE scores from high school football games across the state.

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    Several Parking Lots Near Jack Trice to be Closed Due to Wet Weather

    AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University officials are asking you to pack your patience for Saturday’s football game against North Dakota State University. Due to all the wet weather, authorities have decided to close the public grass lots south of the stadium. If conditions improve, there is a slight possibility portions of the lots will open to vehicles. That will be decided Saturday morning, but RVs and buses will not be allowed. Individuals are encouraged to consider using spaces in […]

  • Commodity Markets Feel Pressure as Harvest Nears

    Last week corn futures on the December contract traded at the low end of the season-long trading range, according to Don Roose with U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines. He reports corn yields in southern parts of the Corn Belt are significant, along with positive weather continuing through the growing season. On soybeans, Roose says it’s a similar situation; new crop prices are just above contract lows, with favorable weather occurring where needed. He notes crop conditions are improving, resulting […]

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    Man Accused of Sexual Abuse During Special Olympics

    AMES, Iowa — A Davenport man has been arrested on multiple accounts of sexual abuse during the Special Olympics in Ames. Tyshon VanBlue, 24, was arrested Thursday. Authorities allege he assaulted two victims at an Iowa State University residence hall on May 22. VanBlue, who works at a residential care facility in Davenport, has been charged with performing a sex act on a person suffering from a mental defect or incapacity which precluded giving consent. He faces five counts. Officials say […]

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    More West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health has identified seven West Nile virus cases in Iowa. Doctors in Buchanan, Clay, Crawford, Monona, Plymouth, Sioux, and Woodbury counties reported the cases. Health officials are also investigating possible cases in Sac and Shelby counties. Two people were sent to the hospital but they are now recovering at home. Official also say four mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus — two pools in Story, one from Polk, and […]

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    Pit Bull Set to be Euthanized Deemed Not Vicious

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A pit bull that was sentenced to death has a new chance at life. Jimmy, previously named Killer, was accused of biting three people last year. Earlier this year, the West Des Moines City Council ordered him to be quarantined and euthanized. But on Monday the council approved a settlement agreement that would let the dog be evaluated. After an evaluation by a trainer, Jimmy has been deemed not vicious.

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    Raccoon River Set to Exceed Flood Stage

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Record rainfall in Des Moines is causing flooding concerns. The Raccoon River was just half a foot below flood stage Friday morning after 3.6 inches of rain fell overnight. At Fleur Drive, the river is expected to crest at 14’3” at 7 p.m. Friday. That’s over two feet above flood stage. The city has closed George Flagg from SW 30th to Park Avenue. The city says all other rivers and streams are expected to stay below […]

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    Building Hit During Morning Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating reports of shots fired at an apartment building. Someone living inside the apartment told Channel 13 he heard several rounds of gun fire at about 3 a.m. Friday morning at 1420 10th Street. The tenant then heard more gunfire after 6 a.m. The area was blocked off as officers investigated what happened. Police found at least nine bullets holes in the building. Five people were inside at the time but no […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Ohio Farmer Notices Immediate Difference With Cover Crops

    Despite USDA’s best efforts, including more than $46 million spent since 2009 on water quality improvements to Lake Erie’s western basin, half a million residents of Toledo, Ohio found themselves without potable water nearly a month ago. The drinking water problem has since been fixed, but runoff continues to be a problem. USDA is now investing $3 million additional dollars into Ohio to curb runoff from farms and other sources into Lake Erie. Suggested practices for farmers there aren’t much […]

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    Blood Drive at Principal Park Saturday

      DES MOINES, Iowa — This weekend, going to Principal Park will save lives. LifeServe Blood Center is teaming up with the Iowa Cubs for a blood drive. It’s this Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be tailgating, food, and everyone who donates will also receive a free ticket to a game. There is a critical need for blood, especially this time of year. “Holiday weekends are really difficult for us and summer months as well. So […]


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