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    Metro Neighborhood DNA Testing Dog Poop, Fining Owners for Waste Left Behind

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A recent rash of crime at a West Des Moines duplex complex has landlords demanding DNA tests. They will be used to trace evidence left at the scene of crime back to the pet responsible. “It’s kind of preposterous to think that we need to go through this,” laughs Melany […]

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    Johnston Teen Donates Bone Marrow To Help Stranger: ‘I can save a life’

      JOHNSTON, Iowa –Jessica Larson never intended to become a bone marrow donor.  She said while attending the University of Iowa, she passed a sign for “Be The Match” that caught her attention. “It said it was for cancer patients and that`s what really struck me because I liked the idea of helping someone with […]

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    Police Identify Victim of Shooting, Say ‘Road Rage’ is Likely Motive

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have released the name of a man shot early Sunday morning and say the shooting appears to be the result of road rage. Henry Tenezaca, 26 of Des Moines, was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of East 9th Street. […]

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    Pella Couple Facing Felony Charges After Central College Theft

    PELLA, Iowa — A wedding party sheet cake, Central College fan gear, five bicycles, and a large flat screen television are the items police say a Pella couple stole from campus. That couple, 20-year-old Parker Bollhoefer and 18-year-old Lyndi Littrel, is now facing felony charges. The staff at Central College tipped off the cops when […]

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    Kernel of Truth: Some Iowans Don’t Think Clinton or Trump Deserves their Corn Poll Vote

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Newsflash: not all Iowans are satisfied with the two major party nominees for president this year. National polls show Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two most unpopular presidential nominees in modern polling. The Channel 13 “Cast Your Kernel” booth backed up that unpopularity. Here are the latest results in […]

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    Donald Trump Plots Strategy on ISIS — and Campaign Revival

    Donald Trump didn’t just stake out a strategy for waging an “extreme” and “vicious” campaign against ISIS on Monday. He also articulated one for reviving his flailing campaign. In a major address in swing-state Ohio, Trump sought to recreate the strongman persona that powered his political rise. The Republican nominee, reeling from self-inflicted wounds that […]

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    Once-Struggling Anti-Violence Organization Receives State Funding

    DES MOINES , Iowa — The anti-violence organization, Mother’s Against Violence, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new headquarters on Sunday. The organization was awarded a $360,000 three-year state grant this summer after it was denied earlier this year. The group’s mission is to help stop area violence and help support victims and families of […]

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    Cast Your Kernel Results

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    What Clinton and Trump Would Do for Parents

    NEW YORK — Ask most working parents what makes family life hard, and you get two responses: Not having paid leave from work and figuring out how to pay for child care. Paid family leave and affordable child care have become hot topics as advocates have pushed for more supportive state and federal laws, and […]

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    Quinnipiac Polls: Clinton Tops Trump in Ohio, Pennsylvania

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has pulled clearly ahead in Pennsylvania and holds a slight lead over Donald Trump in Ohio, but the two are in a tight race in the crucial battleground of Florida, according to new Quinnipiac University polls of likely voters in the key swing states show. The results show the challenge facing […]

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    Exercise Program is More Than Just a Workout For German Students

    URBANDALE, Iowa – Anyone who has tried Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping knows the program can be a challenge. For two of this 10-week session’s participants, it’s more than just a workout. Jens Stottmann said, “For me, it’s definitely the high intensity.” Stottmann tried out the program when he lived in Omaha a few years ago. “I […]

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    Farm Credit Reports Loans Up 10 Percent

    The Farm Credit System reports loan volumes are up 10 percent for the first half of 2016 while net income increased two percent. President of Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation Tracey McCabe says, “despite continued lower agricultural commodity prices and global economic challenges, the overall credit quality of the System’s loan portfolio remained favorable.” […]