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  • Fifth Suspect in Ankeny Sexual Assault Arrested in Chicago

    ANKENY, Iowa  —  Ankeny police confirm the fifth and final suspect in a sexual assault investigation has now been arrested. On October 1st, 2017, Ankeny officers responded to a report of a sexual assault at an apartment complex in the 1200 block of SW 8th Street. A female victim said she was assaulted by multiple people, all of whom she knew previously. Four of the suspects were arrested and charged within the next several days, but officials were still trying […]

  • Iowa Politicians React to Trump Administration’s Plan to Help Farmers Impacted by Tariffs

    IOWA  —  On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it would provide money to farmers impacted by tariffs due to the ongoing trade war. The administration said it would provide up to $12 billion in short-term federal aid. Iowa leaders are now responding to the announcement. Congressman David Young shared his thoughts with Channel 13’s Sonya Heitshusen. Statements from other Iowa politicians can also be seen below. Governor Kim Reynolds  “The $12 billion in farm aid announced today will provide a […]

  • Nebraska Man Found Dead Days After Iowa Motorcycle Accident, Authorities Say

    DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motorcycle accident that officials believe left one man dead. On Sunday afternoon, officials responded to a report of an accident at the intersection of Bear Creek Road and Old Highway 6 between Dexter and Redfield. When they arrived, deputies found a motorcycle with Nebraska license plates in a cornfield northwest of the intersection. Austin Welke, a 29-year-old Nebraska resident, was found deceased at the scene; authorities believe he […]

  • Drake University Featured in Question on Popular Trivia App

    IOWA  —  Future, Chance, Drake…which one of these is also the name of an Iowa school? If you know the answer–and most Iowans do–you’re with over 580,000 HQ Trivia players who chose correctly when Drake University was featured in a question on the popular app. HQ Trivia, which has hundreds of thousands of players, is a live trivia game show that offers cash prizes. Players can participate every day, answering a series of questions to win money. On Sunday night, […]

  • Suspect in Custody After Officer-Involved Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police have made one arrest after an officer-involved shooting early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:20 a.m., officers responded to a report of a person armed with a gun in the 100 block of Kirkwood Avenue. Detectives learned 21-year-old Michael Garrison had been involved in a dispute inside a residence, during which he allegedly threatened someone at that location with a handgun. He fled the scene on foot before officers arrived. Sergeant Jeremy Sprague, who is a […]

  • National Weather Service Classifies Iowa Tornadoes

    IOWA  —  National Weather Service crews surveyed the damage in three Iowa towns on Friday after tornadoes ripped through parts of the state. The tornado that hit Bondurant has been classified as an EF2, with wind speeds reaching 115 miles per hour. Pella and Marshalltown both saw EF3 tornadoes, with wind speeds of 144 MPH. The National Weather Service says the base of the Pella tornado was approximately 400 yards wide; the widths of the other tornadoes have not yet […]

  • 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 […]

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