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    New Ketamine Infusion Therapy Center Shows Positive Treatment Results

    FLORIDA  —  A new ketamine infusion therapy center is treating patients with depression, mood disorders, PTSD, and chronic pain, and they say the treatment is working, according to reporter Bob Bobick. Anesthesiologist Dr. Steven Reichbach says, “ketamine is a drug that’s been around for 50 or so years. We’ve been using it in the operating rooms, in the emergency rooms as a general anesthetic.” Now it’s being used to combat depression, chronic pain, and many mood and anxiety disorders, most […]

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    Heart Attack Risk Rises During Holidays

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Dr. Magdi Ghali is an interventional cardiologist at Mercy Hospital and Medical Director of Research for Iowa Heart Center. Dr. Ghali sees an increase in heart attacks this time of year. “It starts to ramp up around Thanksgiving and then increases and then Christmas, between Christmas and New Year’s we see a definite increase,” said Dr. Ghali. “And unusually you see sometimes some of the younger patients during that time,” said Dr. Ghali. During the holidays, sweets […]

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    Eighteen-Year-Old Charged With Murder in Ottumwa Shooting Case

      OTTUMWA, Iowa  —  An 18-year-old has been charged with murder nearly a month after a shooting. Venhure Tsegay faces first degree murder charges after Ottumwa police say he shot 16-year old Christian Madueno in the face on November 16th. Madueno died on Christmas Day as a result of his injuries. Tsegay had previously been charged with attempted murder and robbery in relation to the case. He is currently being held in the Wapello County jail.  

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    New Years Resolutions Don’t Have to be Hard to Keep

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  When a new year rolls around, people often make resolutions to lose weight or give up something to be healthy. A lot of us end up falling short of meeting these goals, so what if we made a new kind of resolution to stay on track? If you focus on being happy and healthy, meeting your goals may become a nice side benefit. If you want to lose weight, instead of subtracting certain foods, add something. […]

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    Rockwell ATM Stolen Christmas Morning

    ROCKWELL, Iowa  —  Thieves were busy on Christmas morning in the town of Rockwell. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports an ATM was stolen from First Security Bank shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office reports extensive damage to the building as a result of the theft. Deputies have not stated how much cash was inside of the machine.

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    Investigation Underway in Bellevue Man’s Death

    BELLEVUE, Iowa  —  An investigation is currently underway in Bellevue after police found 59-year-old James Remakel dead in a house on South Riverview Street on Sunday afternoon. Police say his death appeared suspicious, and are now combing the scene and conducting interviews as they wait for the results of an autopsy.

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    Death of West Des Moines Girl Leads to DHS Changes

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The death of a teenage girl in West Des Moines has led to changes in Iowa’s Department of Human Services. Earlier this month, Nicole and Joseph Finn were arrested and charged in the death of their 16-year-old daughter, Natalie. While the autopsy results for Natalie have been withheld, neighbors who spoke with Channel 13 told of the girl and her siblings asking them for food, and mentioned how thin she appeared. DHS was contacted several times about […]

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    Kellyanne Conway Lands Top WH Job in Trump Administration

    President-elect Donald Trump tapped former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway as “counselor to the president,” the presidential transition team announced Thursday morning. The transition team said Conway, the first female campaign manager to win a presidential race, will work with White House senior leadership on messaging and to help execute the administration’s legislative priorities. “In her position, Conway will continue her role as a close adviser to the President and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the […]

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    State of Iowa Facing Class Action Education Lawsuit

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — A class action lawsuit against the state of Iowa is seeking equity in school funding. The suit claims the state’s current system is unfair and unconstitutional. In the early 1970’s, the state created an education funding formula that was a combination of property taxes and state aid; before that, almost all school district funding came from local property tax dollars. That formula is still in existence today. “It’s kind of like a layered cake,” said Margaret Buckton, with […]

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    Six Iowa Electors Vote to Elect Donald Trump

    DES MOINES, Iowa — “Well, the big surprise is Donald Trump receives six votes, the six electoral votes from Iowa,” quipped Terry Brandstad, the Republican Governor of Iowa and the man who has been tapped by President-elect Donald J. Trump to be ambassador to China, as he announced the results of the electoral college vote from the Ray room at the Capitol. The result of the electoral college vote in Iowa may not have been a surprise to Governor Branstad, but […]

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    Donald Trump Officially Secures Enough Electoral Votes To Win Presidency

    (CNN) — Donald Trump has surpassed the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College, the next step in the official process to become President. Trump received 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 224. Six “faithless” electors voted for other candidates, costing Trump two votes and Clinton four. And Hawaii’s electors are still set to meet later Monday, with the state’s four votes expected to go to Clinton. The results mean Trump — who lost the popular vote by more than […]

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    Minimum Wage to Rise in 21 States in 2017

    Come the new year, millions of the lowest-wage workers across the country will get a raise. Some of those raises will be very minor — a cost of living adjustment amounting to an extra nickel or dime an hour. But in several places the jump will be between $1 and $2 an hour. Even that may not sound like a lot, but it can provide a full-time worker with another $40 to $80 a week. That money, in turn, can […]