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    Fatal Traffic Accident Closes Busy Des Moines Roads

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A car accident in Des Moines sent two people to the hospital Friday morning, killing one. The accident happened around 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Chautauqua and Hickman, that’s near Broadlawns Hospital Police say the driver of a van was trying to make a turn, while another vehicle was trying […]

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    Iowa Breaks Beach Warnings Record

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Friday afternoon the Iowa DNR issued two beach advisory warnings, instructing Iowans to stay out of the water at two State Park beaches due to high levels of microcystin, a toxin produced by blue-green algae blooms that can make people sick. The two beach advisories this week bring the total number […]

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    Jeb Bush Speaks from the Soapbox at Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The second day of the Iowa State Fair brought more politics to the people in attendance. Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is seeking the Republican nomination for President in 2016, took to the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox Friday morning to give his pitch to Iowans and take some questions. Though he […]

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    Arrest Made in Warren County Camp Sexual Abuse Case

    WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — An employee of a camp in Warren County has been arrested in connection with a sexual abuse case. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Asa Bruss, of Cedar Falls, is charged with four counts of third degree sexual abuse. He was taken into custody Thursday. The arrest was the result […]

  • Century Old School Building Deemed Unsafe for Ft. Dodge Students

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Duncombe Elementary School is the oldest school in the Fort Dodge School District but it won’t be welcoming any students this year. Earlier this week, inspectors found cracked and crumbling walls along with bowing windows throughout the interior and exterior of the school.  As a result,  inspectors and the District’s Superintendent […]

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  • Ellingson Drowning: New Allegations Against Missouri Highway Patrol

    Could a three year old rape case have impacted the investigation into the drowning death of Brandon Ellingson, 20, of Clive?  At least one Missouri State trooper believes it did. Ellingson drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks in May of 2014 after being arrested for allegedly boating while intoxicated.  Ellingson fell out of trooper Anthony Piercy’s […]

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    CNN/ORC Poll: Clinton Remains Strong in Iowa

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first CNN/ORC poll of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa finds Hillary Clinton firmly in the lead in the state that kicks off the nation’s nominating contests, holding a 50% to 31% lead over upstart Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to decide whether to make a […]

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    CNN/ORC Poll: Trump Tops in Iowa as Scott Walker Drops

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald Trump has a significant lead in the race to win over likely Iowa caucus-goers, according to the first CNN/ORC poll in the state this cycle. Trump tops the field with 22% and is the candidate seen as best able to handle top issues including the economy, illegal immigration and terrorism. He’s […]

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    Animas River Contamination: Early Tests Optimistic, Long-term Fears Persist

    DURANGO, Colorado — Colorado’s top health official signaled that the 3 million gallons of spilled wastewater that contaminated the Animas River last week may not pose a health risk. The heavy-metals-laden contaminants turned the Animas River a shade of mustard fit for a Crayola crayon box. Fears of serious health risks quickly surfaced, but Colorado […]

  • A brain-eating amoeba might be behind the death of a 14-year-old boy in Minnesota, health officials say. Hunter Boutain became ill after swimming in Lake Minnewaska, in the west-central area of the state. Boutain, passed away on July 9, 2015, according to a statement from his family.

    Brain-Eating Amoeba Didn’t Cause Minnesota Teen’s Death, Officials Say

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Bacterial meningitis killed a 14-year-old boy in Minnesota last month, not a brain-eating amoeba as some officials initially suspected. Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that Hunter Boutain died from streptococcus pneumoniae that caused bacterial meningitis, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday. Doug Schultz, a spokesman for […]

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    Businesses Tell Marco Rubio: Change Your Cuba Stance

    NEW YORK, New York — Marco Rubio is clear about his views on Cuba: He calls the Cuban government “immoral” and communist, and he doesn’t think Americans should vacation there or do business with the island. He has an entire section of his presidential campaign website dedicated to Cuba where he calls President Obama’s concessions […]