• Another Study Needed to Protect City from Flooding

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Kathleen Essex says her Birdland area business “Mr. Bibb’s Tenderloins” was devastated by the 1993 flood, telling Channel 13 News, “We just lost everything, had to wait for the water to come out and then start cleaning it up. It was in here for quite a while and pretty stinky in […]

  • Officials Looking at Ramp Meters for Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The on and off ramps for Interstate 235 carry an average of 1,700 more vehicles each day than they did 12 years ago. As a result, the Iowa Department of Transportation is looking the idea of installing ramp meters east of University to the West Mixmaster. “I can see it in the future, […]

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    Obama’s Iran Deal Continues to Look Safe, Despite Opposition

    While President Barack Obama is in Martha’s Vineyard, 22 House Democrats are in Israel being lobbied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to oppose the Iran deal. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, speaking in Israel with CNN on Monday, said he still hasn’t made up his mind on the deal — and neither have the 21 […]

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    Crews Put out DART Bus Fire at Valley West Mall

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The West Des Moines Fire Department put out a DART bus fire at Valley West Mall on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 2 p.m., a DART bus on route #52 started on fire while parked outside Valley West Mall. The operator of the bus got passengers off the bus quickly as soon […]

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    Woolly Mammoth Dig Site near Oskaloosa Finds Big Bones

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa – It’s not every day you find the remains of a woolly mammoth in your backyard. Finding the remains of three — that’s even more rare. That’s exactly what happened in 2010 when a farmer found some rather large bones in a ravine on his land. A year later, the Mahaska County Conservation […]

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    ‘We are Going to Grieve and Remember’ — Mahaska County Brothers Die in Crash

    NEW SHARON, Iowa — The North Mahaska School District is grieving the loss of three of its students less than a month before the start of the school year. On Thursday, the Iowa State Patrol says a truck driven by 41–year–old Shawn Schippers collided with a car driven 16–year–old Jamie Singletary on a rural gravel […]

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    Aurora Movie Theater Shooter Sentenced to Life in Prison After Jury Can’t Reach Verdict

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A Colorado jury ruled Friday that Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison for killing 12 people more than three years ago. The nine-woman, three-man jury could not reach a unanimous decision and returned after less than seven hours of deliberation with the understanding that as a […]

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    MH370: Malaysians Say Parts of Windows, Seat Cushions Have Washed Up

    REUNION ISLAND — Malaysia’s transport ministry said Thursday that more plane parts have washed up on the same island as a wing part believed — with varying degrees of certainty — to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Those new items, which the Malaysians described as pieces of windows, seat cushions and aluminum material, […]

  • County Officials React To Law Enforcement Center Referendum Failing

    DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa — Dallas County officials have differing opinions as to why there was such low voter turnout in Tuesday’s referendum on a new law enforcement center. With a little more than 5300 people heading to the polls, voter turnout was just over 10%. Supervisor Brad Golightly says it’s disappointing and frustrating to not […]

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    Malaysian Prime Minister: Debris is from MH370

    A piece of debris found on a French beach in the Indian Ocean is indeed part of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said. A French prosecutor involved in a criminal investigation in connection with the plane’s disappearance used less definite language, saying there were “very strong presumptions” that the part […]

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    Wendy’s Taking Bite Out of McDonald’s Profits

    NEW YORK, New York — McDonald’s is fighting — and losing — a burger war on two fronts. Burger King is stealing away low end customers with hot-selling items like chicken fries and extra-long pulled pork sandwiches. At the same time Wendy’s is luring customers with higher-priced favorites like the bacon portabella melt on brioche. […]

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    Polls: Who Will Face Off in the First GOP Debate?

    WASHINGTON  — It’s decision day: The presidential election is still 461 days away, but today Republican presidential candidates will find out whether they are among the 10 candidates who will take the stage Thursday during the first, nationally televised primetime presidential debate. Fox News, which is hosting the debate, has said the field on stage […]