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  • Governor Reynolds Welcomes Foreign Delegates Ahead of Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds welcomed a number of foreign delegates to Des Moines Friday morning, but the topic of discussion was not taxes or trade, it was bacon. Delegations from Belgium, Japan and Iceland are all in town to celebrate Iowa’s famed Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. The governor and Iowa’s guests exchanged bacon-themed gifts, including a bacon komono, as a symbol of the importance of trade to pork farmers here in the state. Iowa is the top pork […]

  • Cause of Death Determined for U of I Student Found Outside in Subzero Weather

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — More is known about the death of a University of Iowa student who was found on campus in freezing temperatures last month. The medical examiner determined that 18-year-old Gerald Belz died from hypothermia. His death has been ruled an accident. Belz was found unresponsive on the Iowa campus in the early morning hours of Jan. 30. He later died at the hospital. The wind chill in Iowa City at the time was 50 degrees below zero. Police […]

  • Iowa Lawmaker Resigns from State Senate

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – A firefighter and State Senator from Cedar Falls is stepping down from both jobs effective immediately. Sen. Jeff Danielson made the surprise announcement Thursday afternoon. Danielson says he’s stepping down from the fire department due to safety concerns stemming from a policy to cross-train police officers to also fight fires. Danielson also says he wouldn’t be resigning from the Senate if he wasn’t resigning from the fire department and that he already has another job lined […]

  • 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.

  • Proposal Would Allow Iowa Inmates to Train for Career as Barber

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Inmates at Iowa’s prisons may soon be able to learn a new trade while serving their sentences. The Iowa Department of Health is proposing a plan to allow anyone in custody to complete a barbering apprenticeship. Once the apprenticeship is complete, the person would be able to take the licensing exam to become a barber. Illinois already has a similar program and the first graduate is now operating his own barber shop.

  • Iowa State Patrol Joins I-PLEDGE Program to Keep Teens from Vaping

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol is joining other law enforcement agencies in an effort to stop teens from vaping. This week the State Patrol joined the I-PLEDGE program run by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. It teaches vendors how to enforce tobacco laws and tests them by conducting stings. The State Patrol will now help out in conducting the stings. Twenty-one-percent of high school kids nationwide use vaping devices. Statistics show 20-percent of them will go on […]

  • Channel 13’s Winter Apple A Day Giveaway

    Win the latest, cool Apple iPad during Channel 13's Winter Apple A Day Giveaway.

  • Channel 13 invites you to JDRF One Walk May 11

    Join Channel 13's Jeriann Ritter and Ed Wilson at JDRF One Walk...Saturday, May 11 at DMACC in Ankeny.

  • Deadline Arrives for Farmer Trade War Aid

    Farmers  have a February 14th deadline to sign up for the USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. The program was launched last year to support farmers during the trade war with China and farmers just need to send in a one page form with their signature to be put in the system. They will need proof of their 2018 production by May 1st. MFP was extended for a month because of the government […]

  • Bill to Reform Iowa’s Medicaid System Proposed

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two senate Democrats are proposing some big changes to Iowa’s privatized Medicaid system. Thursday morning, senators Amanda Ragan of Mason City and Liz Mathis of Hiawatha introduced the Senate Democrat Medicaid Improvement Bill. They say they want to upgrade the current system by improving access to care, ensuring payment to healthcare providers, and keeping the program as a whole focused on patients. The bill would bring back elements of the older Medicaid system, such as creating […]

  • Students Make Valentines for Iowa Veterans

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Students at a Des Moines elementary school are wishing Iowa veterans a happy Valentine’s Day and a U.S. Congresswoman is sending representatives to help. First grade students at Jackson Elementary spent Thursday morning putting together valentines for veterans at the Iowan Veterans Hospital. Representatives for Congresswoman Cindy Axne joined in, providing students with all the supplies. They spent the morning cutting out heart-shaped cards and writing notes to thank veterans for their service. “They were really […]

  • Marty Tirrell Facing Federal Fraud Charges for Ticket Re-Selling Scheme

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A former metro talk radio host is expected in court Thursday after his arrest on federal fraud charges. Fifty-nine-year-old Marty Tirrell, who has hosted sports talk shows on 1460 KXNO, 1700 The Champ, and other stations is accused of stealing $1.5 million from multiple investors. The federal indictment says Tirrell marketed himself to these investors as a sports ticket broker, encouraging them to give him money to buy tickets to sporting events that he would re-sell […]

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