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    FBI: Review of New Emails Doesn’t Change Conclusion on Clinton

    FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn’t changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails. Comey had dropped a bombshell 11 days from the election when he informed Congress that the FBI had discovered emails in its separate investigation of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, that could be connected to its investigation of whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private […]

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    Trump Extends Slim Iowa Lead Over Clinton

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s still not big, but Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has extended his lead in Iowa, according to a new statewide poll released by Simpson College and RABA Research. The poll measured five candidates with likely Iowa voters. Donald Trump (Republican): 44% Hillary Clinton (Democrat): 41% Gary Johnson (Libertarian): 5% Evan McMullin (Independent): 2% Jill Stein (Green): 2% Trump has a nine-point advantage over Clinton among men and a 13-point advantage in Iowans who don’t have […]

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    Ames Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation After Incident Initially Reported Accidental

    AMES, Iowa – Police in Ames have made an arrest following a shooting that occurred on Oct. 21. At approximately 6 a.m., the Ames Police Department initially received a report of a shooting at 206 West Date Court. When officers arrived, they found 36-year-old Harland (Jesse) Cummings of Ames with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. The shooting was originally reported as accidental. However, as the result of an extensive […]

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    West Des Moines Authorities Conducting Death Investigation of 16-Year-Old

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A death investigation of a teenager is underway in West Des Moines, according to authorities. At approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 24, West Des Moines Emergency Services were dispatched to 805 15th Street in response to a cardiac arrest. Upon arrival, CPR was in progress and emergency responders assisted with life-saving measures until the victim, 16-year-old Natalie Finn, who resided at the home, was transported to a local hospital where she later died. An autopsy was conducted […]

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    Police Investigating Shooting That Injured Two People

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Two people were injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning on Des Moines’ northwest side. “It sounded close,” said Shantoria Young. Young was up with her 4-month-old son when she heard the gunfire. “It was almost you know, in my backyard,” she said. Police say the shooting at Merle Hay and Aurora happened at 12:47 a.m., when a vehicle traveling southbound on Merle Hay was shot at by occupants of a car that pulled up next to […]

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    Des Moines School Board Member Details Emotional Battle With Self-Injury

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Natasha Newcomb doesn`t remember the moment, but she can`t forget the emotion that followed cutting herself for the first time: A sense of relief from sliding a razor blade across her thighs. “It kind of like a Tylenol to a headache,” Newcomb said. “It just, oddly enough, it did provide some kind of relief for me, either from the momentary stress, which was not attributed to anything particular. Yeah, it`s closer to a remedy.” A remedy […]

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    Police Charge Man with First-Degree Murder Following Double Homicide in Perry

    PERRY, Iowa – Police have made an arrest following a double homicide involving a mother and daughter over the weekend in Perry. 24-year-old Carlos Marlo Hernandez-Ventura is now facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder as a result of the investigation. Officers were called to a home in the 800 block of 6th Street Saturday evening. Inside, they found 34-year-old Lourdes Flor De Leak and her 14-year-old daughter, Melany Barraza. Police say both suffered multiple […]

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    Police Question Person of Interest in Perry Double Homicide, Third Victim Hospitalized

      PERRY, Iowa – Police have detained and are questioning a person of interest in a double homicide in Perry that left two dead and one critically injured. Investigators are expected to release more information on the case Monday. The Perry Police Department responded to a double homicide report at 802 6th Street in Perry at approximately 7:48 p.m. Saturday night. When law enforcement arrived, they say they discovered three victims; two did not survive, while a third was transported by […]

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    Poll: Grassley’s Lead Over Judge Grows to 18 Percent

    HAMDEN, Connecticut — Sen. Charles Grassley’s lead over challenger Patty Judge is growing. The latest poll from Quinnipiac University has the incumbent senator up 18 percentage points. Those numbers are an increase of 12 percent over the last poll results from September, which had Grassley leading 55 to 43 percent. “It’s easy to see how Sen. Chuck Grassley is headed to an easy win in Iowa. He’s getting 95 percent of the GOP vote and running a hefty 26 points […]

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    Twitter Kills Off Vine App, Cuts 9% of Staff 

    NEW YORK — Twitter is cutting its staff by 9% after a widely rumored sale process appears to have come to nothing. The layoffs are expected to impact about 350 employees across sales, partnerships and marketing efforts, according to the company. The goal is to push Twitter toward profitability as an independent company. Later on Thursday, Twitter announced plans to discontinue its Vine app, which had allowed people to share six-second videos. The service had attracted a core group of […]

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    Autism Study Shows Benefits When Parents Get Involved

    For millions of families around the world, autism poses daily challenges. Some parents find it difficult or even impossible to communicate with their own children or understand how they perceive the world around them. This mental condition can also affect their child’s ability to interact socially or show emotion, and often create a desire for repetitive behaviors. But a new study published Tuesday in the Lancet has showed that parents of children with autism may be able to work with […]

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    Iowans Receive Duplicate Absentee Ballots Due to Clerical Errors

    With only 18 days until the election almost 34,000 Iowans have submitted absentee ballots. Mikki Kinning has voted in every election since she’s been old enough to vote; and this year was no different, except for one thing. “I opened the mailbox and I had an absentee ballot in there, which sounds great, however, I already mailed my absentee ballot,” Kinning said. Auditors say they see a handful of these cases every election cycle and have found they’re just the […]