• Joaquin Valdes (left) and Aaron Hermsen (right) present final updates on their start-up venture to investors as part of the Lorenzen Student Hatchery program (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Drake Students Find Success in Start-Ups through ‘Hatchery’ Program

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A year ago, Joaquin Valdes and Aaron Hermsen were just two students at Drake University, attending the same school trip to China. Today, they’re business partners, and attribute much of their success to the school they’re enrolled in. For the growing community who wish to see the Metro become the next […]

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    Iowa Man’s Rapid Recovery Could be Medical Breakthrough

    It was July 24th, 2014 when Russ Evans’ life nearly changed forever. “[My friend and I] turned onto a gravel road and the driver lost control and over corrected and the truck rolled over and I was ejected from the truck,” recalled the 25-year-old from Bloomfield, Iowa. Russ says it took a few hours before […]

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    Doctors: Being Overweight Increases Risk for Cancer

    You likely know that being overweight increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But did you know it also increases your risk for cancer? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. While around 90% of Americans know that smoking is linked to higher rates of cancer, Dr. Clifford Hudis says, the inverse is true for […]

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    Doctor: NFL Player Who Killed Girlfriend, Self Likely Had CTE

    Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report. Dr. Piotr Kozlowski, who prepared the report, found tangles of tau proteins in all seven sections of the hippocampus part of the brain, […]

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    Chicago Flight Woes Continue

    CHICAGO, Illinois — If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline. Thousands of flights into and out of Chicago’s two airports have been delayed or canceled since a fire damaged a key Chicago air traffic control center Friday, creating flight problems that rippled across the nation. Aviation authorities say it […]

  • Murphy’s Law: Iowa and Iowa State Results

    Iowa and Iowa State both played over the weekend and their results dominate this week.

  • New Details Emerge About Car Tied to Missing ISU Student’s Investigation

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The investigation into what happened to the missing Iowa State student, Tong Shao, began in Ames nearly three weeks ago. In the last 48 hours the investigation focused on a body found in a car in Iowa City. Now the investigation could be heading overseas with many questions left unanswered. On […]

  • Cruz, Jindal, and Ryan Tout Credentials, Criticize President at Dinner in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – For those with aspirations to call the White House home, Iowa is a must stop to gain early support. And activists at an influential Republican dinner expected two possible presidential candidates…but they got three. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Texas Senator Ted Cruz – both suspected to be considering a White […]

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    Ferguson Police Chief: ‘I’m Sorry’

    FERGUSON, Missouri — Ferguson, Missouri, Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized Thursday to the parents of Michael Brown, as well as to any peaceful protesters who feel he didn’t do “enough to protect their constitutional right to protest.” Specifically, he apologized that it took investigating officers four hours to remove Brown’s body from the street after […]

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    Mowrer Holds Early Voting Rally

    BOONE, Iowa — Democrat Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer of Boone kicked off the first day of absentee voting in Iowa for the mid-term Congressional elections Thursday. Mowrer hosted a rally across the street from the Boone County Courthouse, before leading the group to go vote. “Voting is important,” said Mowrer. “Voting early is an easy […]

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    Early Memory Lapses May be Sign of Dementia

    At least once a week a patient will come into Dr. Thomas Loepfe’s busy geriatric clinic in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, with a worry. She will tell him she’s been misplacing her glasses lately, or he’ll say he’s concerned about losing the car keys. “Age is the biggest risk factor for forgetfulness, so this can be perfectly […]

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    Obama Addresses UN on ISIS Threat

    NEW YORK — President Barack Obama took his call for world cooperation against terror, climate change, Ebola and a host of other issues to the United Nations Wednesday, saying the world stands at a crossroads “between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.” His address came amid numerous international crises in […]