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  • Panora Officer Cleared in Deadly Shooting

    PANORA, Iowa — A Panora police officer is back on the job after being cleared of any wrong doing in a fatal shooting earlier this month. Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Reed died as a result of an officer-involved shooting inside a Panora apartment building July 1st. Reed was shot by Officer Rock Armstrong, a 17-year veteran of the force. The shooting happened after Reed made threats with a knife and refused to drop it.

  • Crop Ratings Fall in Progress Report

    Overall crop ratings fell three percent in the latest Crop Progress report, which was more than the trade had anticipated. Even though the crop is still strong, market analyst Brian Roach with Roach Ag Marketing says deteriorating conditions shows heat and high temperatures have had an effect. He says that could help out the corn market, “And the question really becomes from a trade standpoint, is are we still talking about a 180 yield and what are the chances of […]

  • Walk-Off Home Runs End Two State Softball Games

    At the Girls State Softball Tournament, two games involving Central Iowa teams ended with walk-off home runs. Newton beat Xavier, 1-0 thanks to Emily Valtman’s big blast. Xavier topped Fort Dodge in extra innings, 3-1.

  • Polk County Approves Program to Help Flood Victims

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  FEMA is expected to tour Polk County this week to assess flood damage, which could add federal dollars to the help for flood victims. On Tuesday, Polk County leaders approved a program to help low-income homeowners. The program would provide money to replace water heaters, furnaces, and electrical panels damaged from flooding. To qualify, homeowners must fall below 80% of the median income level, which works out to about $45,000 per year. The application is expected to be available by Thursday.

  • Boil Advisory Issued for City of Murray

    MURRAY, Iowa  —  The town of Murray in Clarke County is under a boil advisory on Tuesday night. A contractor doing work earlier in the day accidentally hit a water main, potentially allowing bacteria into the water system. All water should be boiled before being consumed until further notice.

  • Adel Under Water Watch

    ADEL, Iowa  —  The town of Adel is under a water watch. This is a voluntary effort urging people to conserve water due to hot and dry conditions. Residents are asked to avoid washing cars, filling pools, or watering the lawn between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Additional conservation measures could be put in place if the water watch fails to reduce demand.

  • Red Cross Provides Flood Victims With Thousands of Meals and Supplies

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Red Cross met with over 200 flood victims over the past week, making sure they know what assistance is available. During the recovery and cleanup, the American Red Cross Serving Greater Iowa has distributed supplies to help in the effort. In all, that includes 2,500 cleanup kits with mops, gloves, and other supplies. Volunteers have also handed out almost 11,000 bulk items such as tarps, plastic totes, and bug spray. More than 13,000 meals and snacks were also […]

  • NBA Player Hosting Free Camp Using Basketball to Develop Life Skills

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A free basketball camp in Des Moines is being hosted by an NBA player. The program, Basketball Drills and Life Skills, not only teaches kids how to play basketball, but also helps them learn how to give back to the community, promotes education, and encourages participants to set goals for themselves. New York Knicks player Enes Kanter is hosting the camp that’s held at the Iowa Elite Basketball and Training Facility, located at 2425 Hubbell Avenue […]

  • Bottled Water Advisory Issued for Greenfield After Water System Potentially Contaminated

    GREENFIELD, Iowa  —  A bottled water advisory has been issued for the city of Greenfield due to algae in the water system. Water in the town is not safe for drinking, cooking, or brushing teeth, and residents are urged to instead use bottled water. The algae was detected in tests conducted earlier on Tuesday. The city says Lake Greenfied, the source of the town’s drinking water, is currently experiencing an algae bloom. Officials warn not to boil the water, as it will […]

  • Part of Metro Landfill Closing After Reaching Capacity

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Metro Waste Authority is closing part of a landfill sooner than expected. A section of the Metro Park East Landfill reached capacity in May. Drone13 captured footage of crews putting a membrane liner over the section closure to prevent gas or liquid from the garbage being let into the air. The site can still be used until the year 2047. The garbage in this landfill has been collected for 10 years and has grown exponentially with growth of the […]

  • Courtroom Overcrowding Pushes Back North Liberty Man’s Sentencing

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa  —  A murder-for-hire sentencing in North Liberty has been pushed back due to a lack of courtroom space. Justin DeWitt is being sentenced for allegedly planning to have a family of four killed over a bad business deal. He pleaded guilty to two of those counts in May. DeWitt’s sentencing was supposed to take place on Monday, but every single one of the courtrooms at the Johnson County Courthouse were full. Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness says the courthouse […]

  • Search for Jake Wilson Gets Attention From Popular Country Singer

    LA PORTE CITY, Iowa  —  More than 100 days have passed since a La Porte City teen disappeared. Jake Wilson, 16, was last seen taking a walk along Wolf Creek in La Porte City on April 8th. Divers searched the creek multiple times but found no signs of Jake.  Countless volunteers have also searched the area surrounding the lake. An accomplished country singer is shining a national spotlight on the search for Jake. Dustin Lynch was given a shirt at a recent […]