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    Doctors Urge Skeptics to Get a Flu Vaccination

      DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health predicts close to a thousand Iowans will die from the flu virus this year. It’s already claimed the lives of three Iowa children and doctors are urging for those who have not yet been vaccinated, to get vaccinated. The Polk County Public Health Department says […]

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    Dangerously Cold Wind Chills Expected Again Overnight

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for all of Central Iowa through 6 a.m. Thursday. This advisory replaces the Wind Chill Warning that was in effect late Tuesday night through Wednesday at noon. Meteorologist Megan Salois said an advisory is issued for weather conditions that will produce wind chills of -20 […]

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    10 Best Strength Training Moves

    It’s easy to get lost in all the weight room machinery.  So, we’ve got a list of the ten most effective weight room exercises.  They’re basic movements, that don’t require a lot of equipment. “Cardio is wonderful, but it’s not enough, especially as we age,” says personal trainer, Irene McCormick.  “So many people don’t strength train […]

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    Lower Gas Prices Could Mean Higher Risk on Roads

    DES MOINES, Iowa – As gas prices continue to go down, consumers at the pump are singing praises. But a 2008 study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute found as gas prices skyrocketed, road fatalities plummeted – meaning as gas prices go down, the risk of a car accident could go up. […]

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    Bridgestone Announces Layoffs at Des Moines Plant

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Dozens of Bridgestone employees are about to be laid off, The company announced Monday it would voluntarily lay off 69 employees at its Des Moines plant. A company spokesperson tells us the layoffs are the result of a decline in demand for agriculture tires, across the entire industry. Employees affected by […]

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    Muddy Waters Cloud Search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501

    Divers searching in the depths of the Java Sea for wreckage from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 say big waves on the surface aren’t the only difficulty they’re facing. They also can’t see in front of them down on the sea floor. The diving teams who made their way to the bottom of the sea Sunday encountered […]

  • Search Continues for Ottumwa Murder Suspect

    OTTUWMA, Iowa — Ottumwa police are searching for the city’s most wanted man. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for 24 – year – old Dustin William McDanel of Ottumwa for first degree murder. Police believe he shot and killed, 25–year–old Roger Wiseman Jr. early Sunday morning then fled the scene. Police say Wiseman Jr. […]

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    Ottumwa Police Investigate Homicide, Warrant Issued for Suspect

    OTTUMWA, Iowa — Roger Wiseman Jr., 25-years-old, was found dead in Ottumwa early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:31 a.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to the 400 Block of North Market Street for a report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers found one person at the scene had sustained several gunshot wounds. Wiseman was transported to […]

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    General Motors Recalling More Vehicles

    The new year provides a fresh start and the opportunity to leave past mistakes behind. But not for GM, which announced yet another recall on Thursday. The New Year’s Day announcement capped GM’s nightmare year, during which the automaker recalled over 30.4 million vehicles. It was a bad year for the industry overall, with one […]

  • First Metro Baby Born in 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Layla Rose Mornan, born on January 1, 2015 at 2:54 a.m. at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. While many people were enjoying ringing in the New Year. Katie Mornan was in labor. “That`s how I got to spend my labor,” says Katie Mornan of Des Moines. He husband Shaun added, “We were […]

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    Georgia Police Chief Said He Accidentally Shot His Wife

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The police chief in Peachtree City, Georgia, told 911 he accidentally shot his wife, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Sherry Lang told reporters Thursday. The shooting happened at about 4 a.m. Thursday inside the residence Chief William McCollom shares with his wife, Margaret McCollom, authorities said. Lang said the chief called […]

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    Family, Friends Remember Iowa Musician Dick Dale

    ALGONA, Iowa — Though Dick Dale took his last bow on Friday, friends and family said his tunes and grooves will live on forever. Dale, an Algona native, passed away at a hospital in Algona after suffering a heart attack at 88. The famous musician, known for his appearances on “The Lawrence Welk Show,” sang […]