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    Expert Witness Says Driver’s BAC Was 3x Legal Limit at Time of Fatal Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The state rested its case Thursday in the trial of 32-year-old Jonathan Leyva-Rodriguez, who is accused of causing a fatal hit-and-run last August. Wade Franck, 41, died from his injuries sustained in the crash. Two other cyclists were also hurt in the crash. The state spent the last two days calling […]

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    Mother, Daughter Speak About Assault That Led to Viral Warning Video

    LOVELAND, Colo. – The powerful video has had more than 60 million viewers: A Colorado woman looking silently into the camera, holding up handmade note cards telling a chilling tale of sexual abuse. The cards tell a story of what looked like a perfect marriage – Catherine St. Germain was a single mom who thought […]

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    Iowa Utilities Board Says Pipeline Developer Started Construction Early

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A controversial oil pipeline is getting backlash from the board that approved it. The Iowa Utilities Board issued a ruling Tuesday saying the Bakken pipeline’s developer violated an order when it started construction-related work early. The board says the company did it without notifying county inspectors. Any future violations could result […]

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    Des Moines Metro Housing Market is on Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines continues to prove itself as a wonderful place to live. As a result, the metro has become a booming real estate market. “We see homes selling in a record amount of time, 24 hours on the market, some selling for over ask price,” said Amanda Nagle, a Century 21 realtor. […]

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    Despite Cruz’s Withdrawal, Iowans Still Have Voice in Choosing GOP Nomination

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Last week he named a running mate. But on Tuesday, Ted Cruz dropped out of the race to the White House. Following a crushing loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, Cruz cleared the path for the real estate mogul to clinch the GOP nomination. Cruz won the Iowa Caucuses three months […]

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    Trump Crushes Indiana Primary, Cruz to Drop Out, Source Says

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is dropping his White House bid after a stinging loss in the Indiana Republican primary, a top Cruz campaign source tells CNN. Donald Trump surged to a decisive victory in the Indiana Republican primary Tuesday, CNN projects. Related: Ted Cruz to Drop Presidential Bid Though the real-estate mogul won’t secure the 1,237 delegates […]

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    Cruz Drops Bid, Trump Becomes Presumptive GOP nominee

    Ted Cruz will bow out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday following a crushing loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, according to a Cruz campaign source, clearing the path for the real estate mogul to clinch the GOP nomination. Related: Trump Crushes Indiana Primary, Cruz to Drop Out, Source Says It was a remarkable turn of […]

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    Jamaica Hunts for Clues in Deaths of 2 U.S. Missionaries

    Randy Hentzel’s and Harold Nichols’ mission in Jamaica was to help the impoverished, building houses and providing medical care for those in need. So why would anyone want to kill the two American missionaries on the island where they had lived for years? “It’s something no one would have thought would have happened,” Jamaica Constabulary […]

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    Abram’s Story: ‘Cannabis Oil Changed My Son’s Life’

    DALLAS CENTER, Iowa — Abram Miller, 3, started suffering seizures when he was just a baby.  At first, they were mild but increased in frequency and severity. “Right before his first birthday, he started having spells, where he would be just fine then all of a sudden just not be home at all. Things started […]

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    Blame Game Starts After Legislators Pour Cold Water on Governor’s Plan

    DES MOINES, Iowa — All wet? Drowning in failure? Offer your own water analogy about what we just witnessed in the Iowa legislative session that ended Friday night when it comes to improving waterways in Iowa. No matter what you choose, the result is the same: Iowa’s governor and legislative leaders all said they wanted […]

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    Expert: Iowa is Better Prepared for ‘Worst animal health emergencies in national history’

    More than 30 million chickens and turkeys had to be destroyed due to the avian flu last year. For the most part, the avian flu has disappeared. Bird production is back up and egg prices are back down. Katie Nola is the Director of Consumer Affairs for the Iowa Egg Council and Iowa Poultry Association. […]

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    Few Local Winners at 107th Drake Relays

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The 107th running of the Drake Relays saw weather that no one likes to run in. There was plenty of wind and rain, in addition to very few local winners. Channel 13’s John Sears runs through the notable results in the video above, and you can also view the full list […]