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  • U.S. House Agrees to Move Forward With USMCA Deal

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Congressional Democrats announced a modified North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. USMCA will replace the 25-year-old NAFTA agreement and is expected to have a huge impact on Iowa’s agriculture industry. “There’s a lot of upsides in this agreement, certainly in some of the regulatory programs across the two borders, but dairy and poultry exports have been two areas where we think we will get even more access to, especially the Canadian market, because of […]

  • Officer, Suspects Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Investigators are releasing more information into an officer-involved shooting that happened in Des Moines over the weekend. The officer has been identified as Officer Nicholas Hershel-Anderson of the Clive Police Department. He has been with the department since August of 2016. A news release from the Des Moines Police Department says the man shot by Officer Hershel-Anderson is 26-year-old Meamen Jean Nyah. He is still hospitalized. Nyah had been on supervised release on a federal charge […]

  • Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar Rolls Out New Economic Plan

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Presidential candidate Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar spent the weekend campaigning in Iowa, rolling out her new “Future of Work.” Her four-tiered economic plan, she says, is designed to help Americans succeed in a changing economy. “It’s a more diverse workforce, including in Iowa. It has more combination of jobs. And we want to make sure that we maintain that safety net for people in this country, even if they’re not working at one company their whole life,” […]

  • High-Speed Chase Ends With Clive Officer-Involved Shooting in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An officer-involved shooting in Des Moines has sent one suspect to the hospital and another in custody. The Clive Police Department says at 2:34 a.m. Saturday officers attempted to pull over a gray Dodge Charger for a traffic violation near 63rd Street when the driver of vehicle refused to stop and led officers on a high-speed chase eastbound on Interstate 235. Investigators say the suspects vehicle attempted to allude officers at the 42nd Street exit in […]

  • Iowa State Student Makes History On Ames City Council

    AMES, Iowa — Rachel Junck is a junior chemical engineering major at Iowa State University, and as of last night, a member of the Ames city council.  At 20 years old, she is the youngest woman ever elected to office in state history.  Junck, a lifelong Ames resident was prompted to run for city council after seeing a lack of representation in her ward, which is mostly made up of students. “It was important to me that, as a lifelong […]

  • Video Shows Highway Helper Narrowly Avoid Oncoming Car on I-235

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Video shows the frightening moment a Highway Helper jumped out of the way of a fast-approaching car on Interstate 235. The accident happened just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on westbound I-235 near the Cottage Grove exit. According to Sgt. Paul Parizek, a Des Moines officer stopped first to help a stopped motorist along the road. The Highway Helper arrived and was setting up orange safety cones at the site when a black Nissan hit the Highway […]

  • Iowa Organization Offers Free Access to Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Since 2005, the number of opioid overdoses in Iowa has more than tripled. One state-wide organization is trying to change that by providing better access to Naloxone, an overdose reversing drug. The Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition (IHRC) provided training to Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and State Auditor Rob Sand on how to safely administer Naloxone, therefore equipping them to potentially save a life.  “If you did this training and took a little time out of […]

  • World AIDS Day: Iowans Pay Tribute to Lives Lost

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans gathered in downtown Des Moines at The Blazing Saddle bar to commemorate World AIDS Day. First observed in 1988, World AIDS Day was created to raise awareness and knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment. “It’s great to see the community, and as I’ve said, we’ve lost a lot of what I would call the pioneers early on and so this is an opportunity to remember them but also acknowledge there are people fighting for their […]

  • Historic Valley Junction Hosts Small Business Saturday

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Small Business Saturday takes over in cities all over the nation, including the 150 shops at West Des Moines’ Historic Valley Junction. “Usually a couple hundred people shuffle through the store. They shop in groups and it’s a really fun day in Valley Junction,” said Cindy Lane, owner of Cindy’s Boutique. Shops across the Junction offer more than just good deals. They also boast one-of-a-kind customer service. “[Customers] are kind of sick of going to […]

  • Waukee Man Runs in Support of the Wounded Warrior Project

    WAUKEE, Iowa — Bruce Huckfeldt has been running competitively for about five years, finishing in the top ten 44 times out of the 69 races he has run in. He decided he wanted to set a new goal for himself, but he didn’t know what. “I was looking out at the street and I’m like ‘man I wonder how many streets are in Waukee,’” said Huckfeldt. There are 313, and Huckfeldt set out to run each one during the month […]

  • Des Moines Woman Attacked Near Bus Stop

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A 48-year-old woman was attacked after getting off at the wrong bus stop at the intersection of SW 9th Street and Frazier Avenue.  She was less than a tenth of a mile from her home at Sunburst Apartments when she was approached by two men on a narrow bridge. “As she was walking down the sidewalk getting a little closer to her home two men attacked her and stole her groceries and they beat her pretty […]

  • Des Moines City Council Reviews Plan To Revamp Douglas Avenue

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A group in the Lower Beaver Neighborhood is proposing a major development project along Douglas Avenue. If approved by Des Moines City Council, the project would expand 2.8 miles from the Des Moines River to Merle Hay Road. The Douglas Avenue Coalition has been working on the proposal since 2015. The master plan shows how the group would transform and beautify the area with new sidewalks and more green spaces throughout the corridor. It also plans […]

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