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  • Local Veterans Donate Toys and Money to Children for Christmas

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Local veterans are trying to make sure every child has a gift to unwrap this Christmas. The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #53 presented a $2,500 check to Toys for Tots on Tuesday morning. The presentation took place at the DAV Thrift Store on East University Avenue where the group earns money to make these types of donations. The organization also donated a pallet of toys. Disabled American Veterans leaders say it makes a difference in the community. […]

  • Adventureland to Open New Roller Coaster “The Phoenix” in 2019

    ALTOONA, Iowa — Roller coaster lovers are getting an early Christmas present. Adventureland Park announced it is getting a new spinning roller coaster called “The Phoenix.” The ride will be family friendly. The coaster will reach speeds up to 40 mph, and the cars rotate a full 360 degrees. Visitors will find it at the end of the main boulevard where “The Inverter” used to be. “The Phoenix” is expected to cost an estimated $6 million. Construction will start in […]

  • October Tariffs Cost Americans Billions

    October was the highest tariffed month in U.S. history. U.S. businesses paid $6.2 billion in tariffs that month, including $2.8 billion in new tariffs on products targeted by the Trump Administration according to Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. According to its spokesperson former Congressman Charles Boustany, U.S. imports subject to new tariffs declined 0.6 percent in October while exports fell 37 percent. He says U.S. businesses are still importing goods while exports are falling under retaliatory tariffs. “Americans are paying these […]

  • Hearing Over Civil Judgment in Shirley Carter Wrongful Death Case Continues

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Lawyers for a man accused of killing his own mother and found guilty of wrongful death in a civil lawsuit in her death, claim evidence suggests someone else killed Shirley Carter. Jason Carter was slapped with a $10 million judgment in the civil case his father, Bill Carter, brought against him last year and now he’s facing a first-degree murder charge. Evidence presented during the civil trial was enough for police to arrest him for the 2015 […]

  • Sen. Boulton Responds to Ethics Complaint About Alleged Sexual Harassment

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A state senator accused of sexual harassment is denying the allegations against him. Nate Boulton is urging the ethics committee to hold a public hearing on the matter. The Democrat bowed out of the race for governor earlier this year after Sharon Wegner accused him of inappropriately touching her three years ago at a Des Moines bar. Wegner filed a formal complaint against Boulton. Monday, his attorney responded, denying any wrongdoing. Boulton’s lawyer says the alleged […]

  • Iowa Wild Players Deliver Teddy Bears to Children in the Hospital

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Members of the Iowa Wild hockey team brought some early Christmas gifts to children at Mercy Medical Center on Monday. On Friday night, the team held their annual teddy bear toss game. Fans were invited to throw teddy bears and other stuffed animals onto the ice to be donated to sick children. Around 1,200 toys were donated. This afternoon, some of the players handed out the stuffed animals to kids at Mercy’s pediatric wing.  

  • DNR Identifies Hunter Killed in Marion County

    MARION COUNTY, Iowa — A hunting accident has claimed the life of a man in Marion County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it happened Sunday around 4:30 p.m. just north of Lake Red Rock. Officials say 23-year-old Blake Schroder of Leighton was hit by a round which was believed to be fired from a member of his large hunting party. The incident is under investigation and an autopsy in pending.

  • Beware of E-mail Scams Over the Holidays

    New e-mail scams are circulating ahead of the holidays. According to ConsumerAffairs, two new phishing e-mails are hitting inboxes. The e-mails appear to come from major retailers, Amazon and Apple, aimed at confirming purchases that were never made. Scammers are hoping you will click on that fake link to view the purchase. Consumers who receive e-mails concerning purchases they did not make should never respond or click on any links in the body of the e-mail. By clicking on a […]

  • Matt Whitaker Being Considered for Trump’s Chief of Staff

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Matt Whitaker, currently the highest-ranking Iowan in the federal government, has learned that he will not keep the Attorney General job — but another position within the Trump Administration may be open to him. Whitaker has been serving as acting Attorney General since President Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions last month. Over the weekend, Trump nominated William Barr for the Attorney General position. But Whitaker is possibly on the shortlist for another top position. Sources confirm that […]

  • Woman Takes Plea Deal After Trying to Smuggle Drugs Into Prison in Pop Tarts Box

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — An Iowa woman is being held in the Polk County Jail after she pleaded guilty for trying to smuggle meth into a prison in a Pop Tart box. According to a criminal complaint, 30-year-old Linda Whitlatch attempted to leave the box that contained “more than five grams” of methamphetamine in a garbage can at the Clarinda Correctional Facility back in August. The complaint says it was her intent to deliver it to an inmate. She entered […]

  • Hearing Monday in Jason Carter’s Bid to Overturn Wrongful Death Verdict

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — A man who was charged with murder in the death of his mother, after already being found liable in a civil wrongful death trial, will be in court Monday. Jason Carter is trying to overturn that civil court judgement, saying some evidence was withheld from him. Shirley Carter was shot and killed in her Lacona home in 2015. Her husband Bill Carter was convinced that their son Jason was responsible, but criminal investigators did not have enough […]

  • Best of SoundOff 2018: Sketches 2, RVTV

    RVTV Ballers, Ed Caught Smoking, 90s Sitcom Open, RVTV World Tour, T Stands for Train.