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    Lead Contamination Results Are In, One Des Moines School Tests Positive

    DES MOINES, Iowa –When the Des Moines Public School District began testing its buildings for lead, it anticipated some of them would have lead-contaminated water. Results released Friday proved officials right. Nearly 800 water samples were taken earlier this month, only one came back with a high level of lead: Wright Elementary School. Water experts say […]

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    DOT: Waukee Interchange Designed for Driver Safety

    WAUKEE, Iowa — The results of the investigation of the fatal car crash involving two Des Moines police officers and two civilians were released Wednesday. Police say Ben Beary entered onto Interstate 80 heading the wrong way from the Grand Prairie Parkway interchange in Waukee. Moments later he crashed into a police squad car head-on. […]

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    Source: Prince Had Opioid Medication on Him At Time Of Death

    Authorities investigating the death of music legend Prince found prescription opioid medication on him and in his Minnesota home, a law enforcement official told CNN. The pills are commonly used to treat pain, and investigators have brought in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help with the case, the source said Wednesday. Investigators believe a […]

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    Bill Could Help Attract, Retain Millennials in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  — Gov. Terry Branstad could make a move Thursday to make the state more attractive to a specific part of the population. Wednesday lawmakers approved a bill that aims to bring more millennials to Iowa. The bill would establish a board to focus on tailoring tourism attractions to people born in the […]

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    Source: Prince Had Opioid Medication On Him At Time Of Death

    Authorities who are investigating the death of music legend Prince found prescription opioid medication on his person and in his Minnesota home, a law enforcement official told CNN on Wednesday. The pills are commonly used to treat pain, and investigators have brought in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help with the case, the source […]

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    Would You Sacrifice Privacy for a Lower Auto Insurance Bill?

    DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 400 insurance providers from around the world are in Des Moines Wednesday for the third annual Global Insurance Symposium. It’s fitting such a large event is happening in Des Moines – according to the Iowa Insurance Division, the insurance industry creates about 100,000 jobs in the state of Iowa, […]

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    Local Breweries Join Forces for ‘Collaboration Beer’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — 14 local breweries are putting their heads together to give the people of Des Moines something special this June. Des Moines Beer Week, hosted June 17-26, will be the third year the craft breweries of the Metro come together to celebrate local beer. And it’s the second year in a row […]

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    Fort Dodge Rallies in America’s Best Communities Competition

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Community leaders from Fort Dodge are in North Carolina competing as a part of America’s Best Cities competition. Fort Dodge is the only Iowa community in the finals, along with 15 other towns from across America. Some 200 people gathered for a watch party over the noon hour. The community gathering was […]

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    Rio 2016 Olympics: What Brazil is Worrying About with 100 Days to Go

    If Olympic opening ceremonies should capture the atmosphere in a host nation, then Rio 2016’s curtain-raiser should be interesting. With 100 days until the Games begin, Brazil is unraveling fast — largely overshadowing the impending arrival of sport’s greatest showpiece. Who needs the staple pre-Olympic media diet of venue delays and security fears when you […]

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    Results of Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Investigation to be Released Wednesday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol says the results of its investigation into a wrong-way crash on I-80 that killed four people, including two Des Moines police officers, will be released Wednesday. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. March 26th in the eastbound lanes of I-80 near mile marker 117. Officials say 25-year-old […]

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    Parents Say ‘Relentless Bullying,’ Facebook Post Led to 14-Year-Old’s Suicide

    WARRENTON, Mo. – Parents of a Missouri middle school student are reeling after their daughter took her own life following months of alleged harassment – in person and on social media – by the girl’s classmates. Destiny Gleason, 14, hanged herself on Wednesday from a pull-up bar in her bedroom after what her parents describe as relentless bullying culminated […]

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    What to Watch on Super Tuesday

    Donald Trump can’t lock up the Republican nomination Tuesday — but he can counter his two opponents’ divide-and-conquer strategy and reassert his dominance in the race by running the table in five states. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, could finally start to see the finish line. If she’s able to handily defeat Bernie Sanders, she could leave […]