• Iowa State University Athletics Director Jamie Pollard (WHO-HD)

    Pollard on Rhoads: ‘It Just Wasn’t Meant to Be’

    AMES, Iowa — Iowa State Athletics Director Jamie Pollard addressed the press Monday about the firing of football coach Paul Rhoads. Pollard made the respect he has for Rhoads clear but also talked of the expectations for a program with as much talent as Iowa State has. He spoke too of the “classy” way Rhoads […]

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    Snow Routes, Ordinances, Trackers: What You Need to Know

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The first snowfall of the season brings a crash course in reminders. Odd and Even Parking Zones: This applies to five neighborhoods: Carpenter, Drake, Drake Park, River Bend and Sherman Hill. In these areas vehicles are to park on the side of the street with street addresses ending in an even […]

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    Drug Bust in Fort Dodge Yields One Arrest

    FORT DODGE, Iowa –A Fort Dodge man is in the Webster County Jail facing several drug charges. Officers with the Webster County Drug Task Force took 19-year-old Jerique Bryson into custody Friday after executing a search warrant at 2024 5th Ave. N. in Fort Dodge. A large amount of multiple kinds of narcotics were located […]

  • President Barack Obama sharply criticized Republicans Wednesday for suggesting that Syrian refugees coming to the United States posed a security threat, blasting some GOP suggestions as "offensive" and mocking what he said was a fear of "widows and orphans."

    After Paris Attacks: France and U.S. Struggle with Syrian Refugee Issue

    In the wake of the deadliest violence visited on France since World War II, the United States and its longtime ally are both struggling with how to handle a massive influx of Syrian refugees. Less than a week after terrorists connected to ISIS slaughtered 129 people on the streets of Paris, some GOP governors and […]

  • Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected mastermind of Paris terrorist attacks.

    Paris Attacks Mastermind Killed in Saint-Denis Raid, Officials Say

    PARIS — French investigators said Thursday that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks, died Wednesday in a major police operation in a suburb of the city. Another key suspect linked to Friday’s atrocities by ISIS attackers in the French capital is still at large. And Belgian authorities are conducting fresh raids around […]

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    Mayors Strike Back Against Governors in Refugee Fight

    WASHINGTON — Democratic mayors across the country are clashing with mostly Republican governors who say their states shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees. More than half — 31 — of the nation’s governors, most of the Republicans, say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states. The final say on allowing refugees into the country falls with […]

  • Aaron Hepker (WHO-HD)

    Workout of the Week: Hepker Challenge

    DES MOINES, Iowa — WHO-TV’s Digital Director, Aaron Hepker started a weight loss journey about two months ago.  He committed to losing hundreds of pounds. With the help of his personal trainer, Terri Good, Hepker has learned how to read food labels, prepare healthier meals and burn fat at the gym.  He lost seven inches […]

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    Fuel Standard to be Released Soon

    There are only two weeks left for the EPA to release final rules for Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), mandated by U.S. courts. November 30th will tell refiners and ethanol producers what production requirements will be for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The 2014 requirements are a year late and according to the Renewable Fuels Association’s Jeff […]

  • A police officer pulled over one of Google's self-driving cars on Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Mountain View, California and saw no driver, he spoke to the passenger instead.

    Cop Pulls Over Google Self-Driving Car, Finds No Driver to Ticket

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — No driver? No ticket. That, at least, was the result when a police officer pulled over one of Google’s self-driving cars Thursday in Mountain View, California. The car wasn’t speeding. On the contrary, it was driving too slowly — 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, according to the […]

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    Takeaways From the Republican Debate

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Each candidate came in with different marks to hit. Jeb Bush needed a game-changing performance. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz wanted to maintain their momentum. And Rand Paul wanted to get into the act. Here’s how they fared: MARCO RUBIO Rubio was once again the debate’s maestro — hitting all the right notes […]

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    Workout of the Week: Ice Performance Training Center

    “Build a great person and a great athlete.” That’s the philosophy at Ice Performance Training Center in Altoona. You won’t find a lot of fancy equipment here or the newest workout craze.  What you will find is owner and trainer, Todd Downing pushing people to their physical and emotional limits. “We teach them to push […]

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    No. 5 Iowa Hopes For Revenge Against Minnesota in Sold-Out Night Game

    Photo Courtesy of Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register IOWA CITY, Iowa – On Saturday night, the newly-ranked No. 5 Hawkeyes will play their most anticipated home game of the season against rival Minnesota. Iowa will not only be looking for their best start in school history, but they’ll hope to get some revenge against the Golden […]