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  • Judge to Release Ruling Thursday on Whether to Hear Cases Separately in Toddler’s Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Polk County judge will reveal Thursday whether two people charged in connection with the death of a Des Moines toddler will be tried together or have separate trials. Tuesday morning, Denver Emery and Nicholas Rivera were in court for a hearing on a motion requested by Emery. She wants to be tried separately from Rivera. Prosecutors have filed a resistance to this request. Emery and Rivera face charges of child endangerment resulting in death. Police […]

  • Fort Dodge Group Focusing on Downtown Safety Efforts

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A group working to revitalize Fort Dodge’s downtown is meeting Tuesday night to discuss plans to make the downtown area safer. The organization, Main Street Fort Dodge, already has some efforts underway. It plans to expand the Business Watch Group and make information gathering and reporting centralized. The group also wants to add a camera system downtown and will be exploring ways to fund it at Tuesday’s meeting. The public is invited to the meeting. It’s […]

  • Channel 13’s Fall Apple A Day Giveaway

    Win the latest, cool Apple iPad Air 3 during Channel 13's Fall Apple A Day Giveaway.

  • Breaking Point: Follow-Up – Tonight at 10

    Dan Winters' special series about how some Iowa Schools were approaching the Breaking Point continues tonight with encouraging news.

  • It Costs Des Moines $75K to Clear an Inch of Snow

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Snowfall overnight made a mess of roads, sidewalks and everything else in Des Moines. Des Moines received 2.9 inches of snowfall. Public Works Director Jonathan Gano said that amount just met the threshold for a full snow clearing operation, which is not a cheap task. Gano said it costs the city $75,000 to clear one inch of snow. He estimated this first storm of the season cost around $200,000 total. “This is just enough snow, well past […]

  • World War II Veteran Shares His Story of Working as ‘Deception’ Radio Operator

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Customers at The Machine Shed in West Des Moines were treated to a historic presentation Monday from a U.S. Army veteran who served in France. Howard McDonald was part of a military group that took part in the battle of Normandy during World War II. He worked as a radio deception operator and was tasked with providing the enemy with false information about what Allied forces were planning for the D-day battle. McDonald showed a number of […]

  • Hy-Vee Shows Appreciation to Veterans with Free Breakfast

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Veterans gathered Monday morning for Hy-Vee`s annual Veterans Day breakfast across the state. More than 90,000 free meals were provided at more than 265 stores across the state to veterans and active-duty military members. At the Fleur Drive location in Des Moines, people were able to pin where they served on a map of the world. Veterans said they like coming to the annual event to share stories from the past and enjoy each other`s company. […]

  • Iowa State Lands Oskaloosa Hoops Recruit Xavier Foster

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — The top basketball recruit in the state of Iowa, and one of the best prospects in the country, will be a Cyclone. Xavier Foster from Oskaloosa announced Monday morning he will attend Iowa State University and play for Coach Steve Prohm. The seven-foot center was widely recruited but decided to stay in-state and narrowed his final choices down to Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. Monday, he broke Hawkeye fans’ hearts with news he’d be […]

  • FACEOFF: NCAA Penalties, Lovie’s Beard, Gophers Undefeated, Martensdale St. Marys Winning

    John and Keith go back and forth on more topics from the week.

  • Sears and Murph Get Perspective on Way to SoundOff Studio

    On the eve of Veterans Day, John Sears and Keith Murphy talk about the many frustrated football fans sounding off, and then John and Keith get some needed perspective.    

  • I THINK: Big Decision Awaits Oskaloosa’s Foster

    Oskaloosa star basketball player Xavier Foster will announce his college decision on Monday. Iowa, or Iowa State. John Sears say no matter the choice we should celebrate Foster staying in Iowa.

  • Insiders 11/10/19: What Bernie Sanders is Doing to Fight Climate Change; Why it Might be a Good Time to Ask for a Raise

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Channel 13 Political Director Dave Price spoke with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about what he is personally doing to minimize his harm to the environment. A new survey of Iowa employers shows why it might be time to ask your boss for a raise in 2020. DMACC leaders and the University of Northern Iowa are partnering on a plan to make it easier to get a four-year degree without moving far from home. DMACC President Rob […]

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