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  • Richard Miles was found dead in Water Works Park in February of 2015. (WHO-HD)

    Report: No Wrongdoing by VA in Des Moines Veteran’s Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Results from an investigation into veteran Richard Miles’ mental care were released Wednesday. Senator Joni Ernst  requested the investigation after Miles was found dead in Water Works Park in February. The Office of Inspector General reviewed allegations regarding poor mental health care resulting in a Miles’ death at the VA Central Iowa Health Care […]

  • A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a new type of experimental cholesterol-fighting drug that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which are among the most prescribed drugs in the United States.

    New, Potent Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Gets FDA Advisory Approval

    A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a new type of experimental cholesterol-fighting drug that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which are among the most prescribed drugs in the United States. The agency will likely follow the advisory committee’s advice when it decides whether […]

  • James Harrison, known as "The Man with the Golden Arm," has donated blood plasma from his right arm nearly every week for the past 60 years. Soon after Harrison became a donor, doctors called him in. His blood, they said, could be the answer to a deadly problem. Harrison was discovered to have an unusual antibody in his blood and in the 1960s he worked with doctors to use the antibodies to develop an injection called Anti-D. It prevents women with rhesus-negative blood from developing RhD antibodies during pregnancy.

    This Man’s Blood has Saved the Lives of Two Million Babies

    On the surface, James Harrison is just an average guy. He loves his daughter and grandchildren, collects stamps, and goes for walks near his home on Australia's central coast. But it's what's under the surface that makes him extraordinary -- specifically, what's flowing in his veins.

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    Advocates Upset Anti-Bullying Legislation Didn’t Pass

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Advocates say that by not passing an anti-bullying bill, Iowa lawmakers are abandoning students who are bullied, and that those students will be harmed. Seventeen-year-old Cody Woodruff just finished his junior year at Carlisle High School. As Executive Chair of the State Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC), he’s been an advocate at […]

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    Teen Speaks Out After Recording Viral Pool Party Video

    MCKINNEY, Texas — The 15-year-old Texas teenager who shot the McKinney pool party video that went viral and has resulted in a Texas officer being placed on leave is now speaking out. Brandon Brooks told KDAF the entire situation was, “uncalled for.” Brooks said he heard about the pool party on Twitter. He and some friends showed up […]

  • **Embargo: Dallas, TX**

The outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for one officer's dismissal were swift and loud.

    Outrage After Video Shows Officer Pulling Gun on Teens

    The outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for one officer’s dismissal were swift and loud. The police officer is on administrative leave after the appearance of the YouTube video showing the incident Friday in the Dallas suburb of McKinney. […]

  • Iowa Senators Talk Origin Labeling

    Canada is seeking authorization from the World Trade Organization for three billion dollars in import taxes on U.S. products. That amount is retaliation for damages Canada says its livestock sector suffered as a result of USDA’s country of origin labeling rule for meat products. That rule required meatpackers to track animals throughout the production chain, and […]

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    Iowa Senators Talk Origin Labeling

    Canada is seeking authorization from the World Trade Organization for three billion dollars in import taxes on U.S. products. That amount is retaliation for damages Canada says its livestock sector suffered as a result of USDA’s country of origin labeling rule for meat products. That rule required meatpackers to track animals throughout the production chain, and […]

  • Family, Senator Waiting Months For Answers in Veteran’s Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa– On Wednesday, Governor Branstad signed a proclamation to raise awareness about the causes, symptoms and treatment of PTSD. “I, Terry E. Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim the month of June, 2015 as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month,” he said a signing ceremony at the state capitol. The […]

  • Pilots Test Aerial Applicators At Fly In

    At the annual Fly Safe Fly In, pilots had the chance to use Iowa State University tools to verify equipment. Tony Meyer, President of the Iowa Agriculture Aviation Association and third generation aerial applicator, stands on a test strip where pilots are spraying fluorescent dye on a stretched out piece of string, which will be […]

  • An FBI evidence response team collects evidence at Building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard. A gunman killed 12 people at this building Sept. 16, 2013.

    FBI Struggling with Surge in Homegrown Terror Cases

    NEW YORK, New York — The New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies around the nation are increasing their surveillance of ISIS supporters in the U.S., in part to aid the FBI which is struggling to keep up with a surge in the number of possible terror suspects, according to law enforcement officials. […]

  • Why Des Moines Took Days to Warn Residents About High E.Coli Levels

    DES MOINES, Iowa — If you went to Gray’s Lake Beach last weekend, chances are you swam in water with dangerously high levels of E. coli. The city should have known about it, but the beach wasn’t closed until several days after the city was notified. For David Cornelison, it’s more than a beach. It’s […]