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

    Trump, Clinton Showcase Clashing Styles and National Security Instincts During NBC Forum

    One thing is now clear: Voters face the starkest choice in generations about America’s place in the world and how it leads. Dueling appearances by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at a national security forum on Wednesday night previewed the dilemma that will be laid before the nation in three upcoming presidential debates. The Republican nominee, freed from the teleprompter on which he has relied in recent weeks, hinted at a gut-driven, personality-heavy style of leadership and unpredictable strategic positions. […]

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    Clarke Co. Community Thankful Terrifying Crash Scene Did Not Produce an Equal Result

    OSCEOLA, Iowa — The scene rightfully produced chaos. “There were kids screaming some were just sitting there bleeding,” said Clarke County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Akers. Wednesday afternoon, a Clarke County Community Schools District bus was on its usual route dropping kids off after school when it lost control while rain poured onto the gravel road causing the bus to dive into Squaw Creek. “Obviously road conditions may have something to do with it,” said Deputy Akers. First responders say all seven […]

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    Jacob Wetterling Suspect Danny James Heinrich Describes Boy’s Final Moments in Court

    Danny James Heinrich told a Minnesota court on Tuesday that 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling had one question 27 years ago when he was kidnapping him on a rural road: “What did I do wrong?” Heinrich, now 53, described the sexual assault and murder of Jacob and also a separate attack on another boy who survived, as part of a plea deal with federal and state authorities designed to reveal what happened to Jacob and to recover his remains. Heinrich described a […]

  • President Barack Obama wraps up his final G20 meeting as president on Monday, September 5, 2016 with looming questions over US policies toward China, North Korea and regional security.

    Obama: ‘Gaps of trust’ Hamper Syria Deal with Russia

    HANGZHOU, China — US President Obama says an agreement with Russia on ending the violence in Syria is being hampered by “gaps of trust” between the two governments. Asked by CNN’s Michelle Kosinski about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the President described it as “candid” and “blunt” focusing mainly on Syria and Ukraine. Mr. Obama called the discussion on Syria “productive” about what a real cessation of hostilities would actually look like. “We have had some productive conversations […]

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    Vigil Planned for Family Dollar Homicide Victim, Community Urges Change

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Exactly two weeks ago, Channel 13 spoke with Barbara Perry regarding the gun violence in her neighborhood. “Yes it concerns me because I have grandkids and you can`t control which way a bullet goes,” she said. On Friday, Perry was the victim of gun violence. She was the unintended target of a shooting at the Family Dollar along University Avenue. Police have yet to make any arrests in the case. Family members tell Channel 13 a […]

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

    Presidential Debate Moderators Announced

    NEW YORK — This year’s three presidential debates will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz, and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. The vice presidential debate moderator is Elaine Quijano of CBS News. Holt, the anchor of the NBC Nightly News, will lead the first debate, which is set to take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on September 26. Cooper and Raddatz will co-moderate the second debate, which will be […]

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    Explosion at SpaceX Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral

    NEW YORK — A SpaceX rocket exploded at its Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday morning during a test firing, destroying the rocket and the satellite it was due to launch on Saturday. SpaceX said there were no injuries as a result of the explosion, which it described as an “anomaly” It happened at the Space Launch Complex 40, according to Stephanie Martin, with Kennedy Space Center Public Information. That launchpad is used by SpaceX to launch rockets that carry supplies […]

  • A small study suggests that dogs can process both what we say and how we say it.

    Your Dog Understands What You’re Saying, Sort of

    Do you ever wonder whether Fido really understands what you’re saying? He might be catching on to more than you think — and your intonation when saying certain words is just as important to him as the words themselves, according to a small study published in the journal Science on Tuesday. Dogs use the left hemisphere of the brain to process words, similar to humans, said Attila Andics, a research fellow at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary and lead author […]

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    Metro Neighborhood DNA Testing Dog Poop, Fining Owners for Waste Left Behind

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A recent rash of crime at a West Des Moines duplex complex has landlords demanding DNA tests. They will be used to trace evidence left at the scene of crime back to the pet responsible. “It’s kind of preposterous to think that we need to go through this,” laughs Melany Ruch, Assistant Property Manager of the Greenway Square Complex. Four-legged, furry suspects are at the center of this case. On Monday, Ruch helped pet owners […]

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    Johnston Teen Donates Bone Marrow To Help Stranger: ‘I can save a life’

      JOHNSTON, Iowa –Jessica Larson never intended to become a bone marrow donor.  She said while attending the University of Iowa, she passed a sign for “Be The Match” that caught her attention. “It said it was for cancer patients and that`s what really struck me because I liked the idea of helping someone with cancer because I have actually lost multiple family members to cancer,” says 19-year-old Larson. In the winter of 2014, Larson lost her eight-year-old cousin and […]

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    Police Identify Victim of Shooting, Say ‘Road Rage’ is Likely Motive

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have released the name of a man shot early Sunday morning and say the shooting appears to be the result of road rage. Henry Tenezaca, 26 of Des Moines, was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of East 9th Street. Police say he was taken to a local hospital for treatment but is expected to survive. Investigators say the shooting stemmed from a road rage […]

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    Pella Couple Facing Felony Charges After Central College Theft

    PELLA, Iowa — A wedding party sheet cake, Central College fan gear, five bicycles, and a large flat screen television are the items police say a Pella couple stole from campus. That couple, 20-year-old Parker Bollhoefer and 18-year-old Lyndi Littrel, is now facing felony charges. The staff at Central College tipped off the cops when they noticed that a lot of stuff was missing, including a lot of merchandise from the college spirit store. It’s not your run of the mill […]