Kait McKinney joined the WHO-HD team in December 2015 as a multimedia producer.
Kait grew up in Waukee and attended Iowa State University. She graduated in May 2013 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.
At Iowa State, Kait worked in student media as a writer and multimedia producer. In 2013, she placed first in a national competition where she won the 2013 Associated Collegiate Press Photo Excellence Award.
BEVINGTON, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened on Interstate 35 Thursday. The crash happened about 5:15 p.m. south of the metro near mile marker 58, between Exit 56 to Highway 92 and Exit 52 to County Road G 50. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig says a vehicle heading southbound was rear-ended and pushed into the northbound lane. The vehicle was then struck by an oncoming semi. The driver of the car was killed. The semi driver and […]
CLIVE, Iowa — A bicyclist died Thursday after an accident on Clive’s Greenbelt Trail. Someone using the trail called 911 about 2:15 p.m. Thursday after seeing a body in the 10300 block of the trail, just south of the Seven Flags Event Center. Authorities arrived and found the body of an adult male lying face down in a creek near a bridge along the trail between 100 and 104th streets. His bicycle was found nearby in the creek. “It appeared […]
About 10 people die from unintentional drowning each day, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Out of those 10 people, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. Often times, when someone is drowning, the person in danger isn’t flailing their arms or yelling for help. Reader’s Digest compiled this list of eight quiet signs of a drowning: 1. They can’t […]
While you’re staying cool this summer, a local organization is asking you to help keep others comfortable as well. There are six items Hope Ministries has a great need for this season. Kathy Coady joined the Channel 13 News at Four to explain the importance of donating this summer. Hope Ministries invites community members to help meet the needs of homeless and hungry central Iowans by donating summer needs. The top six needed donations: toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, high-efficiency […]
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A 4-year-old boy is recovering after almost drowning Tuesday. Paramedics were called to the Valley View Aquatic Center at 255 South 81st Street just after 1:30 p.m. Lifeguards pulled the boy out of the water and performed CPR until the boy started breathing on his own. Officials estimate he may have been underwater for less than two minutes before he was pulled from the water from the kids’ pool. “The rapid actions of the lifeguards […]
MUSCATINE, Iowa — The Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of “men dressed in black” alongside county roads. The men were spotted entering the roadway in rural Muscatine County, and authorities are following leads that have been shared through several Facebook posts. Some witnesses say they’ve seen the suspects along Iowa Highway 22, west of Muscatine. Some have reported the men in black stand along the highway, while others say they’ve seen the suspects step onto the roadway […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — City officials have closed on a downtown Des Moines road after a pipe burst is causing minor street flooding. Walnut Street between 5th Street and 4th Street is blocked off as of 3:40 p.m. while crews clean up the scene. No word yet on when the road will reopen. The closure may affect evening traffic. Minor street flooding due to pipe burst. Walnut Street near Cowles Commons, 4th St. Walnut closed. pic.twitter.com/NoC5KjIDpU — Kait McKinney (@kaitmckinney) […]
OSCEOLA, Iowa — One person was killed Monday after being hit by a train. The Osceola Police Department says authorities were called to a pedestrian-train accident near the Osceola Train Depot about 12:18 p.m. The victim’s name is being withheld at this time, but police did say the victim is a student in the Clarke Community School District. The school is offering grief counseling Monday until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon at Clarke Middle School. If you are […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Fire Department is accepting fan donations on behalf of organization Impact Community Action Partnership, which helps people in poverty. “You know, those long nights in the Des Moines area with the extensive heat, issues with security, where they don’t feel comfortable leaving their windows open, it does cool down in the evening. We do want to get them those fans so they can cool down and sleep,” said Brian O’Keef, public information officer with […]
CLIVE, Iowa – The Iowa Lottery unveiled a new logo Monday to celebrate more than 40 years in business. The Iowa Lottery introduced its fourth logo, which will maintain the shooting star that has been central to the lottery’s identity since it began in 1985. You might know the current Iowa Lottery logo as a circular symbol made up of red, yellow and orange. The new look will illustrate a “streamlined look” using white and blue. “This new look for the […]