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    Prairie Meadows Board Voting on IRS Audit in Closed Session

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Prairie Meadows Casino officials have a big discussion ahead of them Wednesday. Board members are coming together to discuss the IRS’ crippling decision to take away the casino’s tax exempt status. That will take the casino from a non-profit business to a for-profit business. It also puts hundreds of millions of dollars […]

  • Google is growing its ads -- in size and in number. Later this year, Google is going to start handing over more space to advertisers, and allow their ads to pop up in loads of new places: Google Maps ads could even start showing up while you're driving.

    Google is Going to Start Showing You More Ads

    NEW YORK — Google is growing its ads — in size and in number. Later this year, Google is going to start handing over more space to advertisers, and allow their ads to pop up in loads of new places: Google Maps ads could even start showing up while you’re driving. In an effort to […]

  • The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years -- the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes.

    Americans are Fatter Than Ever, CDC Survey Finds

    The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging — more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years — the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes. […]

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    New Waukee Interchange Saving Drivers Time

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s been six months since a first of a kind intersection opened in the western metro. The diverging diamond interchange opened at the Grand Prairie exit off of interstate 80 in December and it’s been a success so far. “Commuters are pleased with the new route,” said Waukee Public Works […]

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    Sex Abuse Charges Against Coach Dismissed: ‘All I was doing was my job’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The trial of a Roosevelt teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student has ended before it started. Gerald “Tig” Johnson was initially charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. On Tuesday, the State of Iowa filed a motion to dismiss the charges against Gerald […]

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    Stingless Wasps to Battle Destructive Emerald Ash Borer

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s the kind of battle you might picture in a science-fiction movie — Iowa scientists have found a way to fight back against the destructive emerald ash borer. The adult beetles are mostly harmless as they only eat the leaves of ash trees, but their larvae eat deep into the tree, […]

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    Report Reveals New Details on Prince’s Death

    CHANHASSEN, Minnesota — One day before his body was found, Prince was given intravenous fluids at a Minneapolis area hospital, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which attributed that information to an unnamed source with knowledge of the investigation. The publication also says a source revealed that a paramedic responding to the 911 call from […]

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    Rep. Young Backs Union Workers Who Could Lose More Than 1/2 of Pension

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Thousands of Central Iowan union workers say their pension fund program is to blame for putting their financial futures in peril, and Sunday, Representative David Young (R-Van Meter) agreed. These active and retired union workers began speaking out against their pension fund program, the Central States Pension Fund, in February, when […]

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    New Polls Show Clinton and Trump Neck-and-neck

    A pair of new polls out this weekend show the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and his likely Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton are both viewed unfavorably by more than half of U.S. voters. In a Washington Post-ABC News survey released Sunday, the candidates both registered net negatives in the double-digits, with 57% of the electorate […]

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    Report: Prince Might Have Been Dead for Hours Before Found

    CHANHASSEN, Minnesota — One day before his body was found, Prince was given intravenous fluids at a Minneapolis area hospital, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which attributed that information to an unnamed source with knowledge of the investigation. The publication also says a source revealed that a paramedic responding to the 911 call from […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - MAY 16:  Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint on May 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Waiting times at the checkpoints today have been reported to be as long 2 hours. The long lines have been blamed for flight delays and a large number of passengers missing flights completely.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Quick Six: Insiders Tackle Primary Results, Long TSA Lines

    Jerry Crawford is a longtime Democratic activist, adviser and attorney. Doug Gross is a longtime Republican activist, adviser and attorney. Needless to say, they both know the law, politics and strategy. Olympic Concerns Is the Zika virus enough to stop you from going to Rio to see the summer Olympics? Crime and Punishment A University of […]

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    Images of Wreckage Released in EgyptAir Probe

    Egypt’s military displayed wreckage and personal belongings found in the search for EgyptAir Flight 804 as searchers scoured the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday for the aircraft’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders. The chunks of debris included an uninflated life vest, a seat, a purse, shoes, carpet, a scarf, parts of chairs and cushions, and […]