• This city-owned parking lot at 420 Court Ave. will be the site for a new downtown Hy-Vee and apartment complex, expected to be completed by developers in spring 2016 (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Downtown Hy-Vee Expected to Break Ground Spring 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Downtown Des Moines residents eager for a cheaper and more-expansive grocery option won’t have to wait much longer, city officials and planners say, as long, drawn-out plans to develop a Hy-Vee along Court Avenue are expected to come to fruition next spring. “It’s been the number-one desired amenity of all the […]

  • The state-appointed Commercial Air Service Expansion & Retention Committee talks ways to expand and improve the airports across Iowa Wednesday (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    Expansion of Iowa Airports Discussed in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – State officials are looking at ways to improve, expand, and retain the airports across the state of Iowa, sharing ideas and frustrations in a meeting at the Des Moines International Airport Wednesday. The Commercial Air Service Expansion and Retention Committee was formed as a result of a bill passed by the […]

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    Watch: Rosetta Probe Lands on Comet 317 Million Miles Away

    LONDON, England — Touchdown! The Philae probe has landed on the surface of a comet, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Wednesday. It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet. Led by ESA with a consortium of partners including NASA, scientists on the Rosetta mission hope to […]

  • Jayda Canada died just a week after her 5th birthday.

    Des Moines Police Investigate 5-Year-Old’s Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are investigating the death of a little girl, and they say charges could be filed in the case. Jayda Canada died just one week after her fifth birthday. Family members called paramedics to  her mother’s apartment on Second Avenue in Des Moines on October 7. Police immediately responded […]

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    Autopsy Report of Iowa State Student Completed

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The autopsy results in the death of an Iowa State University student are now in the hands of prosecutors. Twenty-year-old Tong Shao was reported missing on September 17th, nine days after she was last seen by friends. The search ended on September 26th when her body was found in the trunk […]

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    Hello, Winter! Early Snow, Bitter Cold Pummel the Upper Midwest

    Why dream of a white Christmas? People in the upper Midwest are fully expecting a white Veterans Day on Tuesday. An icy blast out of Canada is expected to drop a swath of snow from Idaho down through South Dakota and northern Nebraska and over to northern Michigan. An earlier-than-usual deep freeze in the Midwest […]

  • Dahl’s Likely to Disappear from Iowa

    AMES, Iowa–Dahl’s announcement Monday that it would seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy, along with a new owner, shocked customers, despite years of rumors about the company’s financial well-being. “It’s like a part of Des Moines history is going out of business,” lamented Des Moines longtime customer Sherine Rhodes. Earlier this year, Dahl’s confirmed plans to close […]

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    Teen Charged With Murder Hours After Friday Evening Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police have arrested a teenager they believe is responsible for shooting a man to death Friday evening. 17 year old Keith Meco Collins has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. His arrest came just hours after police say he shot 24 year old Aaron McHenry outside of […]

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    Cold Temperatures On The Way, Snow Possible Sunday Night into Monday

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s not officially winter, but we could see our first taste of winter weather this weekend, according to Channel 13 Meteorologist Brett McIntyre. The forecast will remain relatively quiet through the weekend, aside from some gusty winds and cooler temperatures on Saturday. High temperatures Saturday will struggle to warm up much […]

  • Beef and Pork Pass $5 Billion

    Three years ago, U.S. beef and pork exports first passed the $5 billion mark. In September, both broke that mark in just the first three quarters of the year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) announced this week beef exports increased by six percent from last year and pork exports were up seven percent in value, […]

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    Murder Plot Charges Against AC/DC Drummer Dropped

    TAURANGA, New Zealand — A New Zealand police charge of “attempting to procure murder” against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been dropped, his lawyer said. Rudd, the 60-year-old drummer for the legendary hard rock band, had been accused of trying to have two men killed. But the Crown Solicitor decided there wasn’t enough evidence to […]

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    Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. Legalize Marijuana

    Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projection. The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona are likely to be put to voters. In Oregon, […]