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  • I THINK: Kobe Bryant’s Death Has Everyone Reflecting

    The death of Kobe Bryant and 8 others has everyone mourning and reflecting.  John Sears has a daughter and immediately thought about that father daughter bond.

  • Murphy’s Law: The Shocking Death of Kobe Bryant

    In this week’s Murphy’s Law, Keith Murphy on those times the death of someone you don’t even know, takes your breath away. For many of us, the news of Kobe Bryant’s crash hit hard, and gives us needed introspection.

  • Insiders 1/26/20: Here’s What Undecided Iowans Think of the Democratic Presidential Candidates

    DES MOINES, Iowa — For the past few months, we’ve been getting into the minds of nine Iowans who are undecided about their caucus choice. “The Deciders” gave a few words to describe what they think of each Democratic presidential candidate. Find out what former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge learned from her conversations with the presidential candidates and whether they have learned from mistakes of the past. Former Vice President Joe Biden talked about how he’s handling campaigning alone […]

  • Join Channel 13 at the Science Center of Iowa

    Channel 13 News is proud to partner with the Science Center of Iowa to help make the weather meaningful to Iowa's young, impressionable learners.

  • Salute to Veterans: Fred Adams

    Channel 13 is proud to salute military veteran Fred Adams of Des Moines. Adams was a member of the 1st Battalion of the 34th Infantry Division. He served in World War II from 1941 to 1945. Adams fought in the European, North African and Middle Eastern campaigns. Adams is a Purple Heart recipient and one of the last surviving Red Bulls who served in World War II. In addition to thanking you for your service, Channel 13 would also like […]

  • Salute to Veterans: Staff Sgt. Jerry Power

    Channel 13 is proud to salute military veteran Jerry Power of Moravia. Power was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1971. He now runs a successful insurance agency and volunteers his time to care for U.S. flags that fly around the community. Channel 13 thanks you for your service!

  • Salute to Veterans: William Madsen

    Channel 13 is proud to salute World War II veteran William Madsen from Audubon. Madsen served in Patton’s Third Army Infantry and landed on Omaha Beach one month after D-Day. Madsen was wounded in a mortar attack in France in 1944 and underwent 12 operations at field hospitals in order to regain the ability to walk. Madsen was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Channel 13 is grateful for your service!

  • Popular Highland Park Neighborhood Bakery Re-Opens with New Owners

    DES MOINES, Iowa – There is good news for folks with a sweet tooth in Des Moines’ Highland Park neighborhood — a popular bakery has reopened. Last year, the Hiland Bakery shut down after more than 70 years in business because the former owners were retiring. But the place now has new owners, who say they plan to bring back all of the old favorite recipes plus some new creations of their own. “It’s been a pretty big process, I […]

  • President Trump Announces Rollback of Obama-Era WOTUS Act

    David Geiger has the Agribusiness Report for January 23, 2020. 

  • Federal Investigation Spawned After IEDs Found in Wreckage of Fatal Iowa Crash

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa — The State Fire Marshal’s Office and federal authorities have joined the investigation of a fatal accident in Marion County after improvised explosive devices were discovered. Del Sorey of Arnolds Park, Iowa was killed in the crash near Knoxville on January 12th. Authorities say his truck caught fire and most of it was destroyed. During the investigation of the crash, multiple IEDs were found. Last week warrants were served at three locations in Milford and Arnolds Park […]

  • Former Ames Restaurant Owner Charged with Tax Evasion, Fraudulent Practices

    AMES, Iowa — The former owner of three popular Ames restaurants is now facing felony charges. Fifty-seven-year-old Scott Griffen is accused of several crimes including ongoing criminal conduct, fraudulent practice, and willful evasion of sales tax. Court documents state the crimes happened between January 2016 and August of 2018. Griffen closed Olde Main Brewing Company, DG’s Tap House, and Corner Pocket in May of last year, shortly after agreeing to voluntarily surrender his liquor licenses. He’s is due back in […]

  • Pedestrian Critically Injured After Being Hit by Dump Truck

    DES MOINES, Iowa — One person is in critical condition after being struck by a dump truck Wednesday morning in downtown Des Moines. It happened near the intersection of Eighth Street and Grand Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Police haven’t released many details and are still looking into what led up to the crash. The name of the adult male that was hit by the truck has not yet been released.

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