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    Leaders Praise Efforts to Help Students but Don’t Call for Year-Round School

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Governor Terry Branstad praised efforts to make sure low-income, at risk, students don’t fall farther behind academically over the summer. But he stopped short of calling for expansion of year-round schools in the state. Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds toured the Starfish Academy at King Elementary School in Des Moines Tuesday. It’s […]

  • Iowa Losing 13 Percent of Propane Supply

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Late last month, energy titan Kinder Morgan reversed the Cochin pipeline that runs through eastern Iowa, in order to send thinning agents north into Canada’s oil fields. In re-purposing the pipeline, Iowa’s propane users will lose about 13 percent of the total supply. Currently, foreign demand for propane has ramped up, […]

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    Iowa Inmate Who Escaped Twice Now Back in Custody and Will Force Policy Change

    MAQUOKETA, Iowa–A man in custody who ran off from eastern Iowa authorities two different times in a week was back in custody Sunday. Brandon Bodenhofer, 32, of Baldwin, escaped twice as deputies escorted him from jail to a court appearance across the street at the Jackson County jail. Neither time did deputies have him handcuffed. […]

  • Social Movement Urges Des Moines Youth To Stop Violence

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Iowans say while their hope is to get violence off Des Moines’ streets, something else must change first. College students, Malikiah Johnson and Avery Jackson started a social media campaign called #URGEdmi, which stands for “Urge Des Moines, Iowa.” Its purpose is simple: change the mindset of violence and to […]

  • McDermott Throws out First Pitch

    CHICAGO – Doug McDermott is living the good life in Chicago and he hasn’t even played in an NBA game yet. McDermott was the first round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls last week, and has been on a whirlwind media tour ever since. The Ames high alum threw out the first pitch in Saturday’s […]

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    Accused Killer’s Parents: ‘I don’t Believe that’

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Moments before an elderly man was killed and his wife beaten, the 19-year-old accused killer asked his parents for permission to go for a walk. When he came home he had blood on his clothes. Now police are trying to figure out why a teen who has never been in trouble […]

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    Police: Georgia Dad was Sexting as Toddler Died in Hot Car

    Murder and child cruelty charges against a father whose son died after being left in a car will go to a grand jury after a Cobb County judge found probable cause for the charges Thursday. Justin Ross Harris messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts — some including nude images — from work while […]

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    Case Dropped Against Mitchellville Mayor

    MITCHELVILLE, Iowa – After a month long investigation, Mitchellville police say the town’s mayor, Jeremy Filbert, will not face criminal charges. On June 2, someone from Mitchellville Elementary School called police to report inappropriate conduct between Filbert and children. Police asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to look into the case. The DCI completed […]

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    Facebook Conducts ‘Creepy’ Mood Experiment, Users Unhappy

    HONG KONG – Everyone has a bad day on occasion. But what if Facebook made it worse — on purpose, and without telling you? Internet users have reacted angrily to news that Facebook researchers manipulated the content some users were shown in an attempt to gauge their emotional response. For one week in early 2012, […]

  • Teen Cyclist Killed in Story County ‘Worked Hard at Whatever he Did’

    AMES, Iowa – The family of a teen killed while riding his bike hopes people will remember him for the person he was. Family members say Timothy Jenks, 13, was intense about playing sports. Jenks was riding his bike while training for a triathlon on Thursday when his tire grazed another cyclist. It’s said he overcorrected […]

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    Are You a Heavy Drinker? Find Out

    Sheldon Shiraki sits at the bar in the trendy Fritti restaurant in Atlanta, happily sipping an ice cold cocktail. Asked how many drinks it would take for the government to consider him a “heavy drinker,” he laughs. “I don’t know — maybe 25 to 30 drinks,” Shiraki says. “A month?” I ask. “A week,” Shiraki […]

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    US Moves to Phase Out Use of Landmines

    The United States will phase out its stockpiles of landmines designed to target people, moving closer to joining a global ban on a weapon that kills more than 15,000 people a year — most of them civilians. U.S. officials made the declaration at an anti-mine conference in Maputo, Mozambique, according to a statement issued by […]