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    Freddie Gray Case: Hundreds of Protestors March Through Baltimore

    Demonstrators upset with the Baltimore police handling of the arrest of Freddie Gray, a young man who died from a spinal injury one week after he was detained by officers, marched through the city’s streets Saturday. The police department used Twitter to update the public on the progress of the march, which it called a […]

  • Farmers Testing Seed Treatment Trials

    In April, the Iowa Soybean Association dropped off 20 bags of soybean seed at Rolland Schnell’s farm near Sully, east of Des Moines. The seeds are part of a checkoff-funded trial underway by ISA’s On-Farm Network; the seeds have been coated with Bayer’s ILeVo fungicide, which could increase yields. But the trial will determine if […]

  • Police Warn of New Facebook Hacking Method

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department has no shortage of identity theft and fraudulent cases to investigate. However, a recent case caught their attention. Last Thursday, Liz Huebsch, reported her personal information was hacked after a conversation she had on Facebook with a friend. However, Huebsch later learned the hacker disguised itself […]

  • One of the hostages killed in the operation was Warren Weinstein (left), an American USAID contractor, held hostage by al Qaeda since August 2011. The other hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, was Italian and had been held by al-Qaeda since 2012.

    U.S. Drone Strike Accidentally Killed 2 Hostages

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that a U.S. counterterrorism operation targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent hostages, including one American. Multiple U.S. officials told CNN the hostages, Warren Weinstein, an American, and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto, were killed by a U.S. military drone that targeted the al […]

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    Second Degree Murder Conviction Reversed by Court of Appeals

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Court of Appeals has reversed the second degree murder conviction of a Des Moines man. Kent Tyler III was found guilty in Richard Daughenbaugh’s 2013 murder. Prosecutors said Tyler, who was 18 at the time, threw the first punch in the attack that killed Daughenbaugh. The Iowa Court of […]

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    CNN/ORC Poll: Economic Optimism Hits New Peak Under Obama

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama’s approval rating is shifting back toward positive territory, as the public’s take on the economy hits a new high mark for Obama’s tenure, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. For the first time since May of 2013, more Americans polled say they have a positive impression of how Obama […]

  • Bird Flu In Laying Hens May Have Small Consumer Impact

    On April 20, state officials announced the second outbreak of avian influenza in Iowa, this time in a large flock of laying hens in northwest Osceola county. The first outbreak occurred in turkeys in Buena Vista county, meaning the disease has now appeared in Iowa’s robust egg industry, which produces about twice as many eggs […]

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    Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalls All Products Over Listeria Concerns

    After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell Creameries is now pulling all of its products off the shelves. The company is recalling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen snacks because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the company said Monday. “Today’s decision was the result of findings from […]

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    As Campaigns Launch, Poll Finds GOP Field Stays Tight

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  — With the ranks of declared 2016 presidential candidates growing, a new CNN/ORC poll finds the contests for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations solidifying around two key points: Hillary Clinton dominates everyone on the Democratic side, while no one has broken out of the pack on the Republican side. The recent formal entries […]

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    Boston Marathon Bombing Amputee ‘Takes Life Back’, Crosses Finish Line

    BOSTON, Massachusetts — A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is inspiring so many people. Rebekah Gregory, who had her leg amputated as a result of the bombing, ran in Monday’s marathon. According to My Fox Boston, she ran the last few miles of the race with her trainer right by her side. When she […]

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    Sister’s Kidney Provides Second Chance

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Nearly 600 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in Iowa, but one man didn’t have to look far for his second chance at life. Daniel Cruz looks like a healthy man in his thirties. You wouldn’t guess what he’s been through. He said, “I was just in shock. I […]

  • 50K Stolen from Charity that Helps Children in Africa

    UNION, Iowa — Thieves stole tens of thousands of dollars in electronics from a local charity overnight. Outreach Inc. was broken into between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night and 8 a.m. Thursday morning. The organization helps feed and educate children in Africa while also helping their communities to become self–sustaining. “You normally wouldn`t think a non-profit […]