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  • Ottumwa Authorities Investigating Death of 5-Year-Old

    OTTUMWA, Iowa  —  A death investigation is underway in Ottumwa after a child was found unresponsive. Ottumwa police say on Thursday afternoon, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of North James Street on a report of an unresponsive five-year-old female. First responders transported the child to Ottumwa Regional Health Center, where she was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Lennox Releases Statement Following Destructive Marshalltown Tornado

    IOWA  —  After a tornado damaged the Lennox facility in Marshalltown on Thursday, company officials have released a statement in response to the storm. The full statement from Chairman and CEO Todd Bluedorn can be seen below: “Our first priority is ensuring the safety of our employees, and we are pleased that there have been no reported injuries. Second is our commitment to serving our customers. “An advantage of owning our own distribution network across North America is that we have a […]

  • Boil Advisory Lifted For Greenfield

    GREENFIELD, Iowa  —  After the city of Greenfield was placed under a bottled water advisory and then boil advisory earlier in the week, officials say the water is again safe to drink. Greenfield Municipal Utilities said it has flushed out its storage and distribution system, and test results say the water is now clean. Residents are now encouraged to flush out their water to make sure all the potentially contaminated water is gone. Similar advice was issued for food establishments. […]

  • Tornadoes Destroy Iowa Towns As Storms Rip Through

    IOWA  —  Severe storms ripped across parts of Iowa on Thursday afternoon, destroying homes and businesses. Tornadoes hit Pella, Bondurant, and Marshalltown, causing severe damage across the communities. Injuries have been reported, however the numbers and extent is not currently known. A curfew will go into effect at 9:00 PM on Thursday in Marshalltown. Residents are asked to stay home unless in an emergency situation. Channel 13 crews are on scene in the affected cities. Video updates from reporters can […]

  • Hy-Vee Recalling Pasta Salad Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

    IOWA  —  Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling a pasta salad sold at its stores, saying it may be contaminated with salmonella. A press release from the company on Tuesday evening said approximately 20 reported illnesses in four states–Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa–were potentially linked to Spring Pasta Salad. The affected products were available in 16 oz. and 48 oz. containers, and produced between June 1st and July 13th. The expiration dates on the containers range from June 22nd to August […]

  • Nate Boulton Not Giving Up Senate Seat Following Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

    IOWA  —  After facing allegations of sexual misconduct, Senator Nate Boulton has confirmed he will not be leaving the Iowa Senate. In May, three women came forward with stories of inappropriate behavior, saying the senator groped or rubbed himself against them at various times. Boulton then suspended his gubernatorial campaign and Iowans wondered if he would resign from his Senate position, but on Monday the politician announced he is not leaving. Boulton released a statement explaining his thoughts on the […]

  • Iowa Politicians React to President Trump’s Statement on Russia Investigation

    IOWA  —  During a visit to Finland on Monday, President Trump said he doesn’t “see any reason why” Russia would be responsible for interference in the United States’ 2016 presidential election despite information from U.S. intelligence agencies. “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” the president said during a news conference after his summit with Putin. His comments have now drawn criticism from […]

  • Southeast Polk Student Dies From Complications of E. Coli

    IOWA  —  Southeast Polk Community School District officials say a student has died as a result of complications of E. coli. Willowbrook Elementary officials confirm Natalie Baker, a second grade student, died unexpectedly on Friday. Natalie’s mother said the death was very sudden, and urges parents to be on the lookout for signs of illness in their children, especially if they complain of a stomachache. Funeral services for Natalie are pending, and the school’s counselor will be available for anyone […]

  • The Insiders: July 15th Edition, Quick Six

    IOWA  —  The race for governor, trade war, good traits, and more are part of this week’s Quick Six.

  • The Insiders: July 15th Edition, Flood Lessons

    IOWA  —  This month marked 25 years since the Great Floods of 1993 washed over Des Moines, disrupting power, drinking water, homes, businesses, and many lives. That “once every 500 years flood” was followed by tremendous flooding in 2008 and again this month. Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe shared his thoughts on what he thinks is behind the devastating occurrences.

  • The Insiders: July 15th Edition, Jeff Angelo on Governor Ray

    IOWA  —  Jeff Angelo came to the Statehouse a decade too late to serve with the late Governor Bob Ray, but he spent more than a decade there as a Republican state senator representing the Creston area. Now, he’s the host of “Need to Know With Jeff Angelo” on WHO Radio in Des Moines.  

  • The Insiders: July 15th Edition, Reflecting on Governor Ray’s Leadership

    IOWA  —  Governor Robert D. Ray set the bar high for successors to follow. Governor Kim Reynolds and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell share what they learned from the former Iowa leader.