• Weekend Fire Caused ‘Minor Structural Damage’ to Equitable Building

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The owner of the Equitable Building says after learning how much damage was done by the weekend fire, he expects to continue with the planned schedule of renovations to the building. Shawn Foutch with Foutch Brothers says the century-old  building sustained minor structural damage to isolated sections of the flooring system […]

  • I Think: ISU, Iowa and UNI Results

    The Cyclones trouncing by North Dakota State and Iowa’s win over UNI both feature this week.

  • Possible Charges Pending for Driver Who Ran Over Baby

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Police say possible charges are pending for the man who ran over and killed a 4-month-old baby boy this weekend. Police say they think the man behind the wheel may have been intoxicated. Police reports show the driveway was littered with beer cans. It also states the driver and […]

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    Nato Accuses Russia of Illegally Crossing Ukraine Border

    KIEV, Ukraine — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a “serious escalation of Russian aggression” in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there. Accusing Moscow of “hollow denials,” Rasmussen said that Russian troops had illegally crossed the border into Ukraine and that this was not […]

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    Ames School Bus Problems Persist

    AMES, Iowa — Like a lot of parents in Ames, Mariana Serao isn’t very happy with Durham School Bus Service right now. This past week, the school bus showed up too early one morning, leaving her 8-year-old daughter Clara behind. Then, in the afternoon, the bus dropped Clara off about half hour late. “It was 30 […]

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    Doctors: School Start Times Unhealthy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you think school starts too early, you aren’t the only one. A new policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning. […]

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    Trial Date Set in Infant’s Murder Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A new trial date has been scheduled for a Des Moines teen accused of killing his infant son. Court records show 17-year-old Drew Weehler-Smith will go before a jury on February 9th. He’s charged with first degree murder and child endangerment in the death of four-month-old Gabriel McFarland. Police say the […]

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    Employee Falsified West Des Moines Water Quality Results

      WEST DES MOINES,  Iowa — A West Des Moines Water Works employee is out of a job for falsifying a water quality report. A spokesperson says a plant operator filed a report saying a water sample tested negative for bacteria when it was actually positive. Another employee noticed and notified management. A second round […]

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    Scathing Report Slams Veterans’ Care but Says No Definite Link to Deaths

    A lengthy report on wait times at VA health care facilities in Phoenix found that 28 veterans had “clinically significant delays” in care, and six of them died, but investigators couldn’t conclusively link their deaths to the delays. The scathing report, released Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General, said the […]

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    Ice Bucket Challenge Paying Off Locally

    The popularity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is not only paying off at a national level, but also here in Iowa. To date, the ALS Association has raised $62,000,000 dollars as a result of the social media craze. The local chapter in Iowa has raised $105,000 dollars since the challenge begin. That is three […]

  • ‘Fanatics’ gear up for Cyclone Football

    ANKENY, Iowa– Coming off a 3 win season, Iowa State fans are hoping for better results this year.  The worst season under Paul Rhoads certainly hasn’t affected attendance.  The first 2 games of the season are already sold out. That support was evident at Benchwarmers in Ankeny on Saturday night.  About 300 Cyclone fans donned […]

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    Deere Announces 400+ Layoffs

    MOLINE, Illinois – Deere & Company announced that they will lay off about 460 employees from its Waterloo facility. The reason for the indefinite layoff is to meet current market demand for its products, according to Director Ken Golden. In mid-August Deere released its 2014 third quarter earnings, which dropped to $2.33 per share compared […]