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  • Insiders 7/14/19: John Hickenlooper Addresses his Campaign’s Future, Recent Struggles

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidate John Hickenlooper has been facing questions about whether he should continue his campaign for president. The former Colorado governor joins Insiders to discuss his future and the big philosophical differences within his own party. Ross Perot died this past week at the age of 89 after battling leukemia. As a presidential candidate in 1992, Ross Perot argued that corporate executives make far too much more than their employees, oversized tax cuts for the rich […]

  • Downtown Des Moines Restaurant Closes After Fire

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A fire forced a downtown Des Moines restaurant to close Sunday. Around 2 p.m., firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at Centro in Des Moines. No one was injured, but crews evacuated the residences above the restaurant as a precaution. The restaurant said staff and mechanical systems responded quickly to the fire, minimizing the damage. Centro put a statement on Facebook that said the restaurant will be closed until further notice. The statement read in […]

  • Presidential Candidates Meet With Voters at Ankeny’s SummerFest

    ANKENY, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates are trying to win over a Republican-leaning metro suburb. John Delaney, Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper and Bill de Blasio all took part in a barbecue Saturday afternoon at SummerFest in Ankeny. Andrea Phillips, the vice chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, says Ankeny is the type of community Democrats need to win in order to have success in 2020. While Democrats focused on their different platforms, they all took shots at President Donald Trump. “We […]

  • John Delaney Criticizes Other Democratic Candidates’ ‘Impossible Promises’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It is still 205 days away from the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses and no one has been in the race longer than former Maryland Congressman John Delaney. Delaney was the first Democrat to launch a campaign, the first to open an office in Iowa and is still the only candidate to visit all 99 counties in the state. Delaney stopped by the Channel 13 studios to talk about his experiences touring Iowa, the ICE raids and […]

  • Des Moines Man Killed in Overnight Crash

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Police have identified the victim of a deadly overnight crash. The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday along Highway 5 near the Norwalk exit. Police say 37-year-old Adam Holloway of Des Moines apparently lost control of his SUV and slammed into a concrete bridge support. Holloway was killed in the crash. No one else was in the car. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

  • Summer Agriculture Report Lowers Soybean Acres

    IOWA — The World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is out and has the corn and soybean take for mid-July. Corn production is projected 195 million bushels higher at 13.8 billion bushels, based on increased planting data from the Acreage report. But there is still prevented planting data missing that will come out later in July. National average corn yield is unchanged at 166 bushels per acre. The season average price is reduced ten cents for corn farmers […]

  • Iowa Soybeans Nearly Done Emerging

    IOWA  —  Parts of Iowa saw heavy rain this last week but overall it was hot and dry according to the Iowa Crop Progress report. Farmers used the time to wrap up planting, harvest hay, spray, and apply nitrogen. Statewide, 1% of the corn crop has begun to silk, more than a week behind the five year average. Corn conditions declined a bit to 61% good or excellent. Emerging soybeans is at 96%, two weeks behind the average and 7% […]

  • Burglary Suspect in Woman’s onesie, Cat Named Spaghetti Found Under Oregon Home

    GRESHAM, Ore. – An Oregon couple returned their new Gresham home Sunday to find a bizarre assortment of items – including a MacBook Pro – sitting on top of their car. They brought the computer, bottle of cider and several ceremonial knives into the house, where they walked into a chilling scene. Timothy Smith told The Oregonian that he found holes in their walls, a vape pen that didn’t belong to them and evidence someone had been eating their food. […]

  • City of Waukee Will Re-Surface New Splash Pad After Slips and Falls

    WAUKEE, Iowa  —  Fox Creek Splash Pad is already in need of renovations just a few weeks after opening. The city shut down the splash pad on July 5th after numerous reports of kids slipping and falling.  It opened to the public just a week prior for the first time.  The  city  says it will now add a rubberized coating to the concrete surface.  The splash pad will remain closed until the new surface is installed and properly cured.

  • EPA Ethanol Proposal Ignores Refinery Exemption Losses

    IOWA  — Agribusiness Reporter David Geiger speaks to Monte Shaw, the Executive Director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association about a newly released Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency. David Geiger: The first question I want to hop into is the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations was just released and I wanted to hear your thoughts on that new news. Monte Shaw: “Um, not pleased at all. The proposal does set the conventional ethanol number at 15 billion […]

  • Bee Survey Collection Suspended

    IOWA  — The USDA has suspended data collection for its Honey Bee Colonies survey. The National Agricultural Statistics Service announced it will not collect quarterly data this July for the annual report, which is still scheduled for release in August. That report will have data from January 1st, 2018 to April 1st, 2019. The U-S-D-A says they don’t have enough funding to properly report on bee, saying the decision was not made lightly. But adding the change does not impact […]

  • Report: Iowa’s Infrastructure Among the Worst in the Country

    IOWA — The state of Iowa has earned a high ranking on a dubious list. Online news site 24/7 Wall St. has labeled Iowa one of the “states that are falling apart.” The study relied on data including road condition rankings, deficient bridges and state spending on highway projects. Iowa finished third on the list, behind only Alaska and Rhode Island. Iowa has far more deficient bridges than all other states, according to a study from the American Road and Transportation […]

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