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    Autopsy Report of Iowa State Student Completed

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The autopsy results in the death of an Iowa State University student are now in the hands of prosecutors. Twenty-year-old Tong Shao was reported missing on September 17th, nine days after she was last seen by friends. The search ended on September 26th when her body was found in the trunk […]

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    Hello, Winter! Early Snow, Bitter Cold Pummel the Upper Midwest

    Why dream of a white Christmas? People in the upper Midwest are fully expecting a white Veterans Day on Tuesday. An icy blast out of Canada is expected to drop a swath of snow from Idaho down through South Dakota and northern Nebraska and over to northern Michigan. An earlier-than-usual deep freeze in the Midwest […]

  • Dahl’s Likely to Disappear from Iowa

    AMES, Iowa–Dahl’s announcement Monday that it would seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy, along with a new owner, shocked customers, despite years of rumors about the company’s financial well-being. “It’s like a part of Des Moines history is going out of business,” lamented Des Moines longtime customer Sherine Rhodes. Earlier this year, Dahl’s confirmed plans to close […]

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    Teen Charged With Murder Hours After Friday Evening Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police have arrested a teenager they believe is responsible for shooting a man to death Friday evening. 17 year old Keith Meco Collins has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. His arrest came just hours after police say he shot 24 year old Aaron McHenry outside of […]

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    Cold Temperatures On The Way, Snow Possible Sunday Night into Monday

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s not officially winter, but we could see our first taste of winter weather this weekend, according to Channel 13 Meteorologist Brett McIntyre. The forecast will remain relatively quiet through the weekend, aside from some gusty winds and cooler temperatures on Saturday. High temperatures Saturday will struggle to warm up much […]

  • Beef and Pork Pass $5 Billion

    Three years ago, U.S. beef and pork exports first passed the $5 billion mark. In September, both broke that mark in just the first three quarters of the year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) announced this week beef exports increased by six percent from last year and pork exports were up seven percent in value, […]

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    Murder Plot Charges Against AC/DC Drummer Dropped

    TAURANGA, New Zealand — A New Zealand police charge of “attempting to procure murder” against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been dropped, his lawyer said. Rudd, the 60-year-old drummer for the legendary hard rock band, had been accused of trying to have two men killed. But the Crown Solicitor decided there wasn’t enough evidence to […]

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    Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. Legalize Marijuana

    Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projection. The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona are likely to be put to voters. In Oregon, […]

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    Northey Wins Re-Election

    With election results in, Bill Northey enters his third term as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. A 50 percent turnout in the midterms had Northey win a landslide victory of 62 percent of the vote against challenger Sherrie Taha, who garnered 34 percent. New Independent Part Iowa challenger Levi Benning took 3.5 percent of the vote. […]

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    Did Iowa Democratic Insider Confirm Hillary Clinton Is Running for President?

    DES MOINES, Iowa – During an appearance on the Channel 13 News at 4 to discuss the results of Tuesday’s midterm election, Channel 13 Insider Jerry Crawford hinted that he may be working on a campaign for president. He didn’t specify who, but said he “won’t mention her name”. Many political experts believe the former Secretary of […]

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    Joni Ernst Wins Election, First Woman to Represent Iowa in US Senate

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Joni Ernst has been elected as the next U.S. Senator from Iowa. The Republican, a state Senator from Red Oak, defeated Democrat U.S. Representative Bruce Braley in one of the nation’s closest watched elections. COMPLETE COVERAGE: Decision 2014 PHOTO GALLERY: Ernst Elected to US Senate VIDEO: Ernst Claims Victory VIDEO: Braley Delivers Concession […]

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    Photo Gallery: Democratic Headquarters

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Photos from the Hotel Fort Des Moines, where Democrats gathered to watch the results of the 2014 Midterm Elections. The night was emotional for many in attendance. Republicans beat out the Democrats in the Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House races.