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    Post-Debate, Trump Pulls Clear of Competition

    WASHINGTON  — Donald Trump has won his party’s trust on top issues more than any other Republican presidential candidate, and now stands as the clear leader in the race for the GOP nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The survey finds Trump with the support of 24% of Republican registered voters. His nearest competitor, […]

  • Crazy Scenario at Little League Softball World Series, Central Iowa to Play in One-Game Playoff

    PORTLAND, Oregon — The Central Iowa All-Stars won their final pool play game of the Little League Softball World Series 7-0 against Canada on Monday. The team finished pool play with a record of 3-1. For the Central Iowa team to advance to the semifinals, they needed either the U.S. West team (undefeated 3-0) to win […]

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    Tourists Among 20 Killed in Apparent Attack on Bangkok Shrine

    BANGKOK, Thailand — A bomb explosion that appeared to target a popular Hindu shrine in central Bangkok killed at least 20 people Monday and wounded 123 more, authorities said. Twelve victims died at the scene, and the others died later at area hospitals, officials said. Maj. Gen. Witoon Nitiwarangkul, the surgeon general at Police General […]

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    Playing Tetris May Reduce Cravings for Food and Drugs

    A new study finds that playing Tetris for just three minutes can weaken cravings for food and drugs. Psychologists from Plymouth University and Queensland University of Technology, Australia, found that playing Tetris also interfered with other desires including smoking, alcohol, coffee, sex and sleeping. “We think the Tetris effect happens because craving involves imagining the experience […]

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    Poll: GOP Establishment Candidates Falling

    A trio of Republican establishment favorites — Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio — are all losing ground in the party’s 2016 presidential field, a new Fox News poll shows. Donald Trump, meanwhile, continues to dominate the race — earning 25% support nationally while another outsider, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, is running second at […]

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    Truth Exposed Rally Attracts One Thousand to State Capitol

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Truth Exposed Rally on Saturday brought about one thousand people to the State Capitol steps. The rally, which was hosted by Iowa Right to Life, occurred as a result of controversial videos revealing that Planned Parenthood sold body parts of unborn babies. Organizers say regardless of people`s stance on abortion, Saturday’s […]

  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Fire Up Crowd at Wing Ding Fundraiser

    CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — It has become one of the biggest and most important Democratic fundraisers in the state of Iowa. This is the first year the “Wing Ding” fundraiser was completely sold out. The historic venue in Clear Lake – the Surf Ballroom – was packed to capacity Friday night with 2,100 people in […]

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    Fatal Traffic Accident Closes Busy Des Moines Roads

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A car accident in Des Moines sent two people to the hospital Friday morning, killing one. The accident happened around 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Chautauqua and Hickman, that’s near Broadlawns Hospital Police say the driver of a van was trying to make a turn, while another vehicle was trying […]

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    Iowa Breaks Beach Warnings Record

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Friday afternoon the Iowa DNR issued two beach advisory warnings, instructing Iowans to stay out of the water at two State Park beaches due to high levels of microcystin, a toxin produced by blue-green algae blooms that can make people sick. The two beach advisories this week bring the total number […]

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    Jeb Bush Speaks from the Soapbox at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The second day of the Iowa State Fair brought more politics to the people in attendance. Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is seeking the Republican nomination for President in 2016, took to the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox Friday morning to give his pitch to Iowans and take some questions. Though he […]

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    Arrest Made in Warren County Camp Sexual Abuse Case

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — An employee of a camp in Warren County has been arrested in connection with a sexual abuse case. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Asa Bruss, of Cedar Falls, is charged with four counts of third degree sexual abuse. He was taken into custody Thursday. The arrest was the result […]

  • Century Old School Building Deemed Unsafe for Ft. Dodge Students

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Duncombe Elementary School is the oldest school in the Fort Dodge School District but it won’t be welcoming any students this year. Earlier this week, inspectors found cracked and crumbling walls along with bowing windows throughout the interior and exterior of the school.  As a result,  inspectors and the District’s Superintendent […]