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  • Story County Attorney Explains Plea Deal in ISU Graduate Sexual Assault Case

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds helped prosecute the case against 33-year-old Jona Paulus, who was charged with forcible rape in April and was additionally charged with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography Thursday. Reynolds said investigators confiscated Paulus’ cell phone for evidence in the sexual assault investigation, and then they found text messages between Paulus and a minor.  Portions of the criminal indictment show Paulus requesting sexual […]

  • Voters Brace the Heat to Hear From 11 Presidential Candidates in Cedar Rapids

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A shot at winning over Iowa voters made the heat worth it for presidential candidates in Cedar Rapids. 10 Democratic presidential candidates took part in the Progress Iowa Corn Feed. There were originally 12 set to speak, but Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio returned to his city to deal with the power outage, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee had a flight delay. Despite the temperatures above 90 degrees, around 1,000 voters withstood the heat […]

  • Late Iowa WWII Veteran and POW Receives 13 Honors For His Service

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The late Glenn McDole, who escaped a massacre at the hands of the Japanese in World War II, was honored for his valor at a medal ceremony Friday. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst presented the medals, ribbons and pins to McDole’s two daughters, Kathy McDole and Glenda Johnson. The senator said this was the most medals she had ever presented. McDole’s family accepted 13 honors on his behalf, including a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal and […]

  • What You Need To Know About the Latest Social Security Scam

    DES MOINES, Iowa — If you receive a call about fraudulent activity or threats to suspend your social security number, you should hang up. Social security scams aren’t anything new, but the latest trend uses fear tactics to try and get your personal information. Kim Price is approaching the age where she needs social security, so she was alarmed when she got a call about fraudulent activity in her name. She said she was originally suspicious of the call, but […]

  • Group “Frustrated” After Call with Sen. Joni Ernst on Immigration

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of moms are calling on U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst to take action on the crisis at the United States southern border. The newly formed group, “Moms Against the Camps,” came together after many of them felt “outraged” by recent headlines regarding detention centers at the border. On Tuesday, more than 50 Iowa moms sat in Ernst’s Des Moines office for several hours. They returned to the Federal Building on Wednesday for a phone call […]

  • ‘Vast Majority of the Problem Was Me,’ Hickenlooper Says About Campaign Departures

    PERRY, Iowa — Former Colorado governor and presidential candidate John Hickenlooper made a stop in Perry Sunday evening. This comes after top advisers left his campaign, including his campaign manager and financial director. “The vast majority of the problem was me, not being as good of a messenger as I needed to be,” Hickenlooper said.  “I’m committed to growing and getting better.” He acknowledged some of his faults while speaking with Channel 13, like his debating skills and ability to […]

  • Marshalltown Police Test Out Load-Bearing Vests

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — The Marshalltown police officers might be getting a new look: vests that carry all of their equipment instead of belts. The department considered switching to the load-bearing vests for physical health reasons. They posted on their Facebook page asking for community input for transparency purposes. Chief Michael Tupper said many studies have been done showing that having the vests are better for officers’ backs and hips. He said from experience, he has severe pain after years of […]

  • New Citizens Celebrate Their Naturalization Ceremony with Special Guests

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke made an appearance at the Iowa Cubs game Thursday for the 11th Annual Naturalization Ceremony Thursday.  The I-Cubs welcomed 30 people from 14 different countries as they official became U.S. citizens on America’s birthday. One woman who migrated from Liberia said she has been looking forward to this day and is honored to call herself an American. “It’s always been my dream to be American because this is the greatest […]

  • Sens. Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar Make Their Cases to Iowans

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidates and former prosecutors Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar made their case to caucus-goers at the Independence Day Picnic on Wednesday. This come a week after the first Democratic debates, in which both senators said they had “breakout moments.” A poll by Suffolk University/USA TODAY showed Harris rose in the ranks after the debate to second place, trailing behind Joe Biden. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. “I […]

  • One Year Later: Larry Cotlar’s Legacy

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s been one year since Des Moines’ beloved sportscaster, Larry Cotlar, was killed when he was swept from his van during flash floods. Better known as “The Cotman,” Cotlar was the voice of Drake University’s basketball team, hosted a weekly sports telecast and helped with the Barnstormer’s radio. But to his loved ones, he was so much more than the legendary announcer. “There was just so much energy that he brought,” his wife, Deb Brewer-Cotlar, said. On […]

  • Jill Biden Visits Iowa; Supporters React to Joe Biden’s Debate Performance

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The former vice president’s wife, Jill Biden, made a visit to the Hawkeye state for a meet and great with voters Friday night. Jill Biden was accompanied by her granddaughter, Natalie, who is the daughter of the Biden’s late son, Beau. Their visit comes the night after her husband went head to head with nine other candidates in the second Democratic debate in Miami on Thursday. Biden faced attacks from a younger rival, Sen. Kamala Harris […]

  • Round 2 of the Democratic Debate Catches Voters’ Attention

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Voters across the metro gathered to watch the second round of the Democratic debates, and this time many undecided voters said Thursday’s candidates made more noise than Wednesday’s. Voter Arif Valji went to the “Drinking Liberally” group’s watch party downtown and said the candidates were fiery and passionate in this second debate. “There was blood in the water,” he said. The second set of 10 candidates included big names like former Vice President Joe Biden and […]

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