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  • SPECIAL ELECTION: GOP Chooses Candidate

    Just two days after the election, the Republican Party of Iowa will gather for a nominating convention. Thursday night, the party will select a candidate to replace Senator Pat Ward in Iowa Senate District 22. Ward passed away last month following a long battle with breast cancer.  Ward’s husband, John has expressed interest in serving for his wife. Whoever the Republican Party nominates will go up against Democrat Desmund Adams in a special election on December 11th.

  • JUDGE VOTE: Justice Wiggins Retained

    The Iowa State Bar Association says Iowans voted to retain Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins. Wiggins was heavily targeted by several conservative groups who wanted him ousted due to his role in the unanimous decision that overturned Iowa’s ban on same-sex marriage. Bus tours both for and against Justice Wiggins have been covering the state since September.

  • FIFTH DISTRICT: Steve King Wins 5th District

    Congressman Steve King beat Christie Vilsack in the race for Iowa’s 5th congressional district. This will be King’s 6th term.  He previously served as a State Senator from 1996 to 2002, representing the 6th district. Vilsack relocated to Ames from Mount Pleasant and Des Moines in order to challenge King.

  • MEASURE A: Measure A Passes In Polk County

    Polk County residents voted to pass Measure A. The measure gives the county the ability to issue $50-million in bonds for public projects.  It includes land and habitat protection and improvements to parks, waterways and trials. The measure needed 60-percent approval to pass.

  • POLK COUNTY SHERIFF: McCarthy Wins Reelection

    Bill McCarthy won the Polk County Sheriff’s race. Sheriff McCarthy beat Dan Charleston to remain in the position.  McCarthy is a former Des Moines chief of police and has spent over 40 years in law enforcement. 

  • THIRD DISTRICT: Latham Beats Out Boswell

    Due to redistricting, Iowa’s third district race is one of only two in the country featuring a pair of incumbents, Leonard Boswell and Tom Latham.  Latham was first elected to Iowa’s Fifth Congressional District in 1994, but moved to the Fourth District because of redistricting in 2000. This will be Latham’s 10th term. Latham is Iowa’s only member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and currently helps operate a family-run seed company in Alexander, Iowa.

  • DISTRICT ONE: Bruce Braley Wins Fourth Term

    Democrat Bruce Braley beat Republican Ben Lange in the District 1 U.S. House of Representatives race Tuesday night.  Braley serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as well as the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.  This will be Braley’s 4th term. 

  • IOWA RESULTS: Barack Obama Wins Iowa, Election

    President Barack Obama will return to the White House for a second term.  The President won key states including Iowa on his path to reelection.  NBC announced just after 10:15 Election Night that President Barack Obama won the vote in the state of Iowa over Governor Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, and shortly after projected the election in favor of Obama. Obama won the state of Iowa, giving 6 key electoral votes to the President.  The President spent his […]

  • SITE DOWN: Secretary Of State’s Site Down

    The Secretary of State’s server crashed Tuesday night with many races too close to call. According to the Des Moines Register, trouble with the Iowa Communications Network has caused poor web service to the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.  The site, at times presenting users with an error message, is watched by millions globally due to Iowa’s status as a swing state. 

  • NOT ENOUGH: Madison County Short On Ballots

    Sources confirm that three Madison County polling places ran out of ballots Tuesday. A record setting turnout caused the issues, but officials say photocopied ballots were requested and were sent out to polling places.  Those photo copied ballots will slow counting in the areas because each ballot must be counted by hand by poll workers.  Officials in Madison County are expecting full results by 10:00 p.m.

  • WASTEWATER SPILL: Burlington Cleaning Up After Power Outage

    Equipment shut down after a power outage at the Burlington wastewater treatment plant Tuesday morning.  The outage occurred just after 9:30 Tuesday morning, and an estimated 105,000 gallons of untreated wastewater flooded the building and discharged into the Mississippi River.  It took staff 15 minutes to restart the equipment.  Plant workers are working to clean the building and the area where the untreated wastewater flowed into the river.  The DRN will monitor the cleanup. 

  • HUNTING FALL: Man Airlifted After Tree Stand Fall

    A Centerville hunter was injured when he fell from a tree stand.  Tuesday morning, 25-year old Blake Havard was hunting deer east of Centerville when he fell approximately 17-feet from his tree stand.  Havard landed on his backpack containing antlers and calls.  He was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines Havard was not wearing a harness at the time of his fall. This is the third personal injury fall from a tree stand reported this year.  The DNR […]