TEXAS  —  Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as “Twister,” “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed...
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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police are looking for a suspect who they say shot someone near Bates Park on Saturday night. Officers were called to Clark Street and Arlington Avenue around 8:30 p.m. When police arrived, they found one person with a gunshot wound,...
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Early Sunday morning, police continued an investigation into a weapons robbery at a West Des Moines Walmart. Officials say the robbery took place around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police say a man broke into a gun case and left the...
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bills introduced in the Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature this session purport to enforce immigration laws, but academics say some proposals are redundant and could face legal challenges.
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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding.
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The third trial of an Illinois man charged with the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl in Iowa will not be held in Scott County.
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HANLONTOWN, Iowa (AP) — An Oklahoma pipeline company says it will reimburse north-central Iowa agencies for expenses they incurred while responding to a diesel pipeline spill near Hanlontown last month.
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DES MOINES — If and when he leaves office to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will see an increase to his six-figure salary, will remain eligible to receive a five-figure state pension and…
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COLLEGE PARK, MD – Not many gave Iowa a chance at #24 Maryland, they should have. The Hawkeyes rolled over the Terrapins 83-69, a game they led by 22 at one point. Freshman PG Jordan Bohannon was lights out from three.  Bohannon scored 24 points, all...
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AMES – Thanks to 22 points from Deonte Burton, which included a banked in 3 with a minute left, Iowa State beat 9th ranked Baylor on Saturday 72-69. Monte Morris added 17 points. The win keeps ISU in a tie for 2nd place in the Big 12 with West Virginia,...
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DES MOINES, Iowa – There’s a new ride-sharing service in town, and Uber driver Casey Simpson is all over it. “I would happily shut off Uber completely, and go to Lyft,” Simpson said. Simpson started driving for Uber in October of 2016. When Uber’s major...
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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The names of two suspects arrested on Friday after an attempted break-in at a Des Moines home have been released. According to the Des Moines Register, Yvez Allik Quinn of Des Moines and Justin Mikeal Hill of Cedar Rapids were...
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STORY CITY, Iowa  —  As drivers travel farther north along I-35, abandoned cars–some damaged–tell the story of Friday’s winter blast. “All across the state, state troopers covered 136 total accidents from yesterday morning early till about 7 a.m. this...
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Education spending, overhaul of the state’s collective bargaining law and changes to Iowa’s voting procedures took center stage Saturday at a legislative forum at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where more than 400 people crowded into a large...
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WARREN COUNTY, Iowa  —  Most people would probably think Saturday’s winter weather was too cold to go for a swim, but a group of people in Warren County headed outside to take the plunge. The water temperature at Lake Ahquabi on Saturday afternoon was...
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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Dr. Tony Paustian, Provost of DMACC West, joined Jodi Whitworth in the studio to talk about the school’s eighth annual ciWeek event taking place this week. Numerous speakers will attend the event over the course of the week, with...
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ATLANTA  —  BREAKING: The Democratic National Committee elected Tom Perez as its new chairman Saturday, voting for the former labor secretary over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison in a 235-200 vote. Moments later, at Perez’s request, Ellison was approved as...
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In a split decision, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that age alone is enough to show a person needs protection from elder abuse under a state law enacted in 2014.
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UPDATE: Officials say Norman Rozenboom has been located in Oskaloosa. OSKALOOSA, Iowa  —  A missing person has been reported in Oskaloosa. According to a press release from the Oskaloosa Police Department, officials are looking for 67-year-old Norman...
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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Jamie Alt of The First Tee of Central Iowa came by the studio to talk with Channel 13’s Jodi Whitworth about the organization’s Skywalk Golf Classic event! Eighteen companies sponsored a hole in the annual miniature golf event that...
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CHINA  —  At least ten people are dead following a fire in a high-rise hotel in China on Friday. In the video above, the hotel can be seen engulfed in smoke and flames. According to authorities, an unknown number of people were trapped inside the...
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Polk County judge has ordered law enforcement not to disclose confidential information in the case of a man accused of killing two Iowa police officers after the man's attorney asked for a gag order.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota-based delivery company that at one time had 11 warehouse locations in six states has closed its doors nearly 70 years after it was founded in Madison.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ten Iowa Department for the Blind employees have been laid off to provide more money to a program that would focus on job training for teenagers.
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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Saturday morning, Meteorologist Amber Alexander chatted with Eleanor McKinley of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa about Mona–one of the dogs currently up for adoption–and some of the organization’s upcoming events. Trail Obstacles...
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was searching for the name "Jack Engle" in mid-19th-century newspapers that put Zachary Turpin on to the "warm lead" that turned into a "white hot" discovery: A forgotten 165-year-old novel written by Walt Whitman.
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OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — Osage may soon see a junior firefighting program for teens 16 to 19 that would serve as a mentoring program for future volunteer firefighters.
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URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — When hundreds of angry constituents chanted "no wall" at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn't necessary. When they demanded that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, the second-term...
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top budget official for Gov. Terry Branstad has released details about $11.5 million in cuts that will help close a mid-year budget shortfall.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says all lanes of Interstate 80 have reopened after being closed earlier Friday because of blizzard-like conditions.
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2/24/2017
At about four o’clock this afternoon, Governor Terry Branstad’s staff revealed details about more cuts in the present year’s state budget. The spending reduction plan legislators approved a few weeks ago directed the governor’s budget director to make...
2/24/2017
Iowans are being warned about a puppy scam that cost an Omaha-Council Bluffs woman several hundred dollars. Free Yorkie pups were being offered in an online ad, free except for the transportation costs. Pam Wiese, with the Nebraska Humane Society, says...
2/24/2017
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional...
2/24/2017
A day after the University of Iowa began notifying 2,440 students they won’t get scholarship money they expected this fall because of state budget cuts, Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer slammed the move Thursday as “politics at its worst.”
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2/24/2017
The Board of Regents held the first reading Thursday of proposed increases in room and board rates at the three state universities. The proposed increases are 1.9 percent at Iowa State University, 1.8 percent at the University of Northern Iowa, and one...
2/24/2017
This week on the podcast, reporters discuss a variety of town hall meetings that legislators held around Iowa, as well as a potential expansion to medical marijuana in Iowa.
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2/24/2017
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.
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2/24/2017
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Students, parents and legislators are all unhappy about the University of Iowa's move to eliminate 2,500 scholarships in response to funding cuts, but there is disagreement about who is to blame.
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2/24/2017
More charges have been filed in connection with a shooting in the Campustown area of Ames last weekend. Four young men from Milwaukee, Wisconsin were originally charged with attempted murder after the shooting that injured three people early Sunday...
2/24/2017
Iowa's U.S. senators are back in the state this week, drawing large, sometimes raucous crowds at town hall meetings. Attendance at Sen. Charles Grassley's gathering in Hancock county was reportedly more than 100. Sen. Joni Ernst drew a similar crowd at...
2/23/2017
When stuck between a medical emergency and legal consequences, which road will you take? Student Government President Cole Staudt doesn’t believe that you should have to choose.
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2/23/2017