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    Parents Say ‘Relentless Bullying,’ Facebook Post Led to 14-Year-Old’s Suicide

    WARRENTON, Mo. – Parents of a Missouri middle school student are reeling after their daughter took her own life following months of alleged harassment – in person and on social media – by the girl’s classmates. Destiny Gleason, 14, hanged herself on Wednesday from a pull-up bar in her bedroom after what her parents describe as relentless bullying culminated […]

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    What to Watch on Super Tuesday

    Donald Trump can’t lock up the Republican nomination Tuesday — but he can counter his two opponents’ divide-and-conquer strategy and reassert his dominance in the race by running the table in five states. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, could finally start to see the finish line. If she’s able to handily defeat Bernie Sanders, she could leave […]

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    TMZ Releases Audio of Medical Scare Aboard Prince’s Plane

    An audio recording of a medical emergency six days before Prince was found dead at his home studio in Minnesota was released Monday. KTLA reports the singer was headed back to Paisley Park Studios on April 15 after a performance in Atlanta the night before when his plane suddenly made an unexpected stop in Moline, Illinois. […]

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    Polk Co. Supervisor: ‘Minimum wage is applied to everybody’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Polk County is in the middle of a national conversation about raising the minimum wage. When Democrats controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress, they could have raised the federal minimum wage but never got to it. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both want to raise the […]

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    Prince Cremated, Private Memorial Service Held

    Prince’s remains have been cremated, the pop superstar’s publicist said Saturday. Yvette Noel-Schure provided no information about where or when the cremation occurred or where the remains would be placed. A private memorial service for Prince was held Saturday at the Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota, where the musician lived and worked, as a […]

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    Prince’s Last Days: Health Scares, Thrilling Shows, Purple Pianos

    At the height of his stardom in the 1980s, Prince was ubiquitous, a marquee star who sold out stadiums, stole the silver screen and slayed fans with his bare-chested sass and sexuality. Then a dispute with his record company in the 1990s changed his worldview and he retreated from the public eye. Save for the […]

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    Autopsy to Determine Prince’s Death Completed

    A day after Prince’s death stunned his fans and fellow musicians, the work of finding out why the music icon died began in earnest Friday. An autopsy was conducted Friday at the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, but it could be days or weeks before results are complete, the agency said. The autopsy […]

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    Apple A Day Giveaway Contest Rules

    Channel 13's Apple A Day Giveaway will be conducted under the following rules.

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    Child Predator Caught By a Tiny Clue in Photo He Posted Online

    In a bathroom, the predator has placed a child on the counter to photograph his evil acts. In the background of the photo, which was posted online, are products including prescription medication. But zooming in on that pill bottle makes the details unreadable. In a small, dark lab Jim Cole, special agent and supervisor of […]

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    Study: Common Allergy Drugs Can Damage Brain, Increase Dementia Risk

    From allergies to insomnia, there’s a pill for just about every problem. The problem is, those pills often come with a lengthy list of potential side effects. And in the quest to cure what ails us as quickly as possible, those warnings are too often overlooked. A new study, published Monday, offers the most definite […]

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    Des Moines Schools Testing All its Water for Lead

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Within the next week, the Des Moines public school district should know the condition of its water. Earlier this month, the district began testing for lead levels in all of its buildings, but getting all those results hasn’t been as easy as officials thought. The volume of samples is making it […]

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    New York Primary: 5 Takeaways

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came home to New York and both won big. Trump used his dominating victory as an opportunity to make his case that the only way he’ll be denied the Republican nomination is if the game is rigged. Clinton reveled in her win, which broke Bernie Sanders’ string of successes in […]