• Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

    Donald Trump Bounces Into the Lead

    The bounce is back. Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a […]

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    INTERVIEW: New Report Sheds Light on Lingering Issues from Child Abuse

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A new report is shedding light on many of the problems facing our society. A lot of it comes back to how we raise our children. Researchers say abused children carry the scars, make poorer choices than they otherwise might have and their life spans may be shorter as a result. […]

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    New Test Helps Detect Colon Cancer Using Less Invasive Methods

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States. 49,000 people will die of it this year. Physicians have a new tool to help detect the disease before it’s too late. The new at-home test can offer the results in a less invasive manner. Learn more by watching the […]

  • DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 17:  The General Motors logo on the world headquarters building is shown September 17, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, and Mark Reuss, President of GM North America, held an Employee Town Hall Meeting and a question & answer session with  the news media today to discuss GM's $900 million settlement with the Justice Department over GM's ignition switch recalls. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

    GM Posts Record Earnings and Promises Better Times Ahead

    NEW YORK  — The good times are rolling at General Motors, as the once troubled automaker reported record profits Thursday. GM, the nation’s largest automaker, reported $2.9 billion in profit in the second quarter. That was more than double what it made a year ago. Strong sales in both the United States and China lifted […]

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    State Softball Games Postponed Tuesday

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Public Works Crews had their hands full today. In addition to Dean Avenue, officials say they had to close a stretch of MLK and Fleur. Grounds crews in Fort Dodge will also have their hands Tuesday night. As a result, all of Tuesday’s action at the state softball tournament was rained […]

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    Convention Drama: Trump Campaign Stops Rules Rebellion

    CLEVELAND — Open discord and revolt broke out on the floor of the Republican National Convention Monday as GOP officials crushed an attempt to change party rules, a maneuver that could have embarrassed presumptive nominee Donald Trump. In a highly unusual show of disunity and anger on the floor of a modern party convention, a […]

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    Personality Disorder Leaves Des Moines Man Homeless, but Speaking Out

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s a diagnosis no one wants to receive. But when Ross Trowbridge was told he had Borderline Personality Disorder in January 2015, he says he felt relieved. “At first I was happy – as crazy as that sounds! Because I could actually finally understand and connect the dots to why I […]

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    Iowa Woman Sentenced in First of its Kind Texting While Driving Crash

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — Lydia George, 20, was sentenced on Thursday for  texting while driving causing serious injury.  The Polk County Attorney’s Office believes it’s the first case of its kind prosecuted in Iowa. Officials say George, of Runnells, was driving with two other passengers just South of Mitchellville last October when the crash occurred. […]

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    Governors Praise Trump’s Reported VP Pick While Conservative Radio Talk Show Host Calls Pence A Disaster

    DES MOINES, Iowa — CNN is reporting that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called Indiana Governor Mike Pence and offered him the vice presidential slot on his ticket and that Pence has accepted. Governor Pence was scheduled to be in Des Moines Thursday night as part of the national governors association meeting, but he […]

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    Attack in Nice: Driver of Truck Identified as 31-year-old French-Tunisian

    The driver of the truck in the Nice terror attack has been identified as Mohamad Lahouaiej Bouhel, according to a senior French government official and a French anti-terrorism official. The anti-terrorism official said Bouhel is a 31-year-old French-Tunisian and resident of Nice. About 50 people are critically hurt as a result of Thursday’s deadly terrorist […]

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    Man Dies Following Assault in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines are conducting an investigation following the death of a man who was assaulted on Monday. Police responded to the 7300 block of Southwest 7th Street shortly after 3 p.m. Monday on a report of an assault. The victim, Ryan Thompson, 32, was taken to Iowa Methodist Hospital […]

  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

    Trump, Clinton Running Nearly Even in Iowa Poll

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are virtually tied in Iowa, a new poll finds. Trump has the support of 44% of Iowa voters while Clinton received 42%, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. His 2-point edge is well within the survey’s 4.9-point margin of error. “It’s a toss-up right now, […]