Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:21 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Authorities say the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago. .. read more..

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:21 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry. .. read more..

The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:21 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

For the last two years, the most dramatic moments of the White Marlin Open have been on dry land _ not off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. .. read more..

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:21 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control. .. read more..

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:21 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

SpaceX has racked up another first, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a NASA grocery run. .. read more..

AP-NORC Poll: 52 percent say country worse off under Trump
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:21 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close. .. read more..

'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:21 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas. .. read more..

After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:20 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Both Democratic and Republican operatives say abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 now that conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights. .. read more..

Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:20 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

The Vatican's saint-making office has updated its procedures for authenticating and conserving relics for would-be saints, issuing new rules that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained and venerated. .. read more..

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:19 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's potential defection has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate. .. read more..

Tip times, TV set for Hy-Vee Classic
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:17 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

The event formerly known as the Big 4 Classic pits Iowa against Drake and Iowa State against Northern Iowa.                 .. read more..

Missouri trooper in case of drowning handcuffed man fired
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:13 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

A Missouri state trooper convicted of a misdemeanor for the drowning death of a handcuffed Iowa man has been fired. .. read more..

California's wildfire now ranks as state's third-largest
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:10 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft. .. read more..

Riders rescued after being trapped in Pa. ski lift malfunction
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:08 PM courtesy of Top Stories

People had to be lowered by rope after an incident at a central Pennsylvania ski area. .. read more..

Vehicle Crashes Into Metro Elementary School
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:01 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A Des Moines school building will need some repair work after a crash on Friday afternoon. The person driving an SUV lost control, drove across the school lawn, and crashed into Willard Elementary. The driver was treated for a minor head injury and no students were inju... .. read more..

California wildfire is now the third-largest in state history
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:32 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

The Thomas Fire could expand again this weekend with high winds and dry conditions in the forecast once again.                 .. read more..

Reported word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM courtesy of Top Stories

Some people are already responding with their own choice words after the Trump administration order. .. read more..

Burglar caught by 95-year-old veteran and his daughter
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:23 AM courtesy of Top Stories

A career criminal in Wisconsin learned you don't mess with a Marine Corps veteran and his daughter. .. read more..

Eating too much sugar can hurt your health, and for some it’s actually...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:05 AM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

Who hasn’t been in a relationship we know is bad for us, but one we just can’t quit? For many people, it’s like that with sugar. Breaking up is hard to do. “People... .. read more..

VIDEO: Colorado woman collects more than 1,000 Santas
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:03 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

     One woman loves the big man in red so much, she has more than 1,000 in her home!     Megan McNeil shows us the impressive collection.    .. read more..

Trump family members' botched ballots tossed in NYC mayoral election
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:59 AM courtesy of Top Stories

City officials confirmed mistakes were made on two absentee ballots, and there may have been another by the president himself. .. read more..

Video: Here’s what you need to know about the new Tax Bill
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:58 AM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

Read more at Time: ‘This Is Happening.’ GOP Appears to Have Votes to Pass Massive Tax Overhaul .. read more..

WATCH: K9 officers pose for calendar to raise money for gear
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:49 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

K9 officers are taking a break from their jobs and striking a pose in Nevada.   .. read more..

TRACKING: Mild temperatures this weekend
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:45 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

It's going to be a mild weekend, with a slight chance of rain or snow in our southern counties Sunday. .. read more..

Lyft cars sport "ugly sweaters" for the weekend
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:34 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Lyft cars in the D.C. area are showing off in ugly sweaters this weekend.  .. read more..

More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:32 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. .. read more..

Obamacare sign-up deadline extended for some people
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:29 AM courtesy of Top Stories

"Don't worry" if you left a message before the end of open enrollment. .. read more..

UPS offers $32 refund after reportedly losing track of document worth around ...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:26 AM courtesy of Top Stories

Herbert said he was less than impressed with UPS and its offer, “That's nice of them to say, but it doesn't solve my problems." .. read more..

VIDEO: Bell ringing goat gets a lot of attention from shoppers
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:25 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

A bell ringing goat is getting a lot of attention!  .. read more..

CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 09:04 AM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases - including “fetus” and... .. read more..

Be a Santa for a Senior program helps hundreds of seniors in Cedar Rapids
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:57 AM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

Every year since 2003, hundreds of senior citizens write their gift requests on ornaments that adorn the “Be a Santa for a Senior” program’s community Christmas trees. They ask... .. read more..

Sanctions are hurting aid efforts — and ordinary people — in No...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:55 AM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

TOKYO — Sanctions aimed at punishing the North Korean regime are hampering the ability of aid groups to operate inside the country, triggering warnings that the international campaign is... .. read more..

Our solar system has a small-scale twin
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:53 AM courtesy of Top Stories

For the first time, NASA discovered a distant star with the same amount of orbiting planets as our own. .. read more..

California wildfire rages as third largest recorded in state
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:52 AM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

LOS ANGELES — A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state’s third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have... .. read more..

Videocast: What a weekend!
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:52 AM courtesy of Top Stories

Enjoy a mild and mainly dry weekend. .. read more..

Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:48 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Gutting 'Obamacare' coverage mandate is seen as increasing the number of uninsured people. .. read more..

Natalie Finn's tragic death serves as a reminder not to mind our own bus...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:33 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

How does a vocal, middle-class teen-ager die of hunger in a suburb of Des Moines? Natalie Finn's adoptive mother murdered her by withholding food.                 .. read more..

Iowa Egg Council, grocery donate eggs to Iowa food bank
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:12 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Iowa's egg farmers and a regional grocery chain have partnered for a promotion to donate eggs to the Food Bank of Iowa this holiday season. .. read more..

Paralyzed dog gets back on his paws with swim therapy
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:09 AM courtesy of Top Stories

Euthanasia was considered for this once-paralyzed pit bull, but he's back on four legs. .. read more..

Iowa leadership cares more about money than people
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:08 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

We came away with tears in our eyes and anger at our state government under the Republicans for their total lack of caring and empathy.                 .. read more..

Police: No children injured when SUV crashes into school
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:08 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Police say no children were hurt when a sport utility vehicle crashed into Willard Elementary School in Des Moines. .. read more..

Sex charge filed against former soccer coach found with teenager
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:04 AM courtesy of Top Stories

Rian Rodriguez, 27, appeared in court in Columbia County, Florida, on Friday morning after being booked into the county jail the previous day. .. read more..

'Star Wars' newbie Kelly Marie Tran makes history as &apo...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 08:00 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

As a lowly mechanic, the Asian-American actress rises from the ranks of the Resistance to become the galaxy's newest heroine.                 .. read more..

Chemical exposure results in injuries, pink slips at Iowa wind blade maker, l...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:57 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Workers fired from TPI Composites in Newton say inadequate safety equipment left them soaked in resin that caused painful skin rashes.                 .. read more..

Public records vital to examining workplace injuries at Iowa wind blade manuf...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:56 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Lawsuits, OSHA records, workers' compensation case transcripts and unemployment appeals offer evidence of skin injuries at Newton wind blade factory.                 .. read more..

Photos: Ex-Workers allege poor conditions, unfair treatment in lawsuit
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:51 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

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What is sensitization?
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:48 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Former employees at TPI in Newton have filed a lawsuit against the wind turbine manufacturer.                 .. read more..

News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:48 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

An Iowa Supreme Court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state's largest newspaper not to publish the contents of court records legally obtained by one of its reporters. The Des Moines... .. read more..

Ex-TPI Composites employees detail poor conditions, firing after exposure to ...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:45 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Two former employees of TPI Composites, which makes wind turbine blades, are suing the company after improper protection from the fiberglass caused them to get sick and then fired when they couldn't work with the chemicals any more.                 .. read more..

Led by Anita Hill, major entertainment players start commission to fight sexu...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:44 AM courtesy of Top Stories

The woman who brought sexual harassment to national attention said, "It is time to end the culture of silence." .. read more..

Your 2 Cents’ Worth for Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:28 AM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Submit brief comments at DesMoinesRegister.com/2cents.                 .. read more..

Many Red Kettle campaigns running short of goals
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 07:26 AM courtesy of Radio Iowa

The leaders of many Salvation Army centers in Iowa are reporting deep declines in donations this holiday season at Red Kettle locations. Newton Salvation Army Captain Janelle Cleaveland says finding volunteers to serve as Red Kettle bell ringers has been difficult – especially on weekdays. ... .. read more..

Moore looking into 'numerous reported cases of voter fraud' after Senate race...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 06:18 AM courtesy of Top Stories

The former Alabama judge sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his "election integrity fund." .. read more..

Iowa Utilities Board reviewing process for checking on underground pipelines
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 05:00 AM courtesy of Radio Iowa

The Iowa Utilities Board has issued an order to review the program that requires you to call and have underground utilities marked before you dig. IUB spokesman, Donald Tormey says the Utilities Board and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office received a federal grant to support this effort. “A... .. read more..

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson under investigation for workplace mi...
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 04:44 AM courtesy of Top Stories

The team said Friday former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm. .. read more..

Coe College lends part of Grant Wood collection to New York museum
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 04:39 AM courtesy of Radio Iowa

The Coe College art collection in Cedar Rapids will be missing some key pieces for a few months early next year. Three Grant Wood paintings are going on loan to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. They will be included in a larger show of the Iowa artist’s work centered on ... .. read more..

Police: Woman found dead in woods was mauled by her own dogs
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 03:38 AM courtesy of Top Stories

"It was an absolutely grisly mauling, In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything like it. I hope I never see anything like it again." .. read more..

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:56 AM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. .. read more..

Victim negotiates with armed robber during ATM holdup
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:20 AM courtesy of Top Stories

Police are asking for help finding a man who robbed a driver at knifepoint at a drive-through ATM. But thanks to some negotiating, the robber didn't as much money as he first asked for. .. read more..

Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire
Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM courtesy of Top Stories

The blaze northwest of Los Angeles grew by 3,000 acres overnight and although Santa Ana winds eased on Friday, they are expected to return with a vengeance over the weekend. .. read more..

Guilty Verdict Handed Down in April Murder of Antonio Quinn
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:52 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The man accused of a murder in Beaverdale is headed to prison. According to the Des Moines Register, a jury convicted 26-year-old Larry Ratliff Jr. on Friday afternoon. Ratliff shot and killed Antonio Quinn last April in what prosecutors say was a drug deal that turned ... .. read more..

Iowa high school basketball scores: Dec. 15, 2017
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:38 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Scores from around the state all in one place.                 .. read more..

Jury Finds Jason Carter Responsible for Death of Shirley Carter
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:37 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — The jury in the Carter vs. Carter wrongful death lawsuit found Jason Carter responsible for the death of his mother, Shirley Carter. “Question one: did defendant Jason Carter batter Shirley Carter causing damages to plaintiffs? Answer: yes. Question two: did plaintiff Bill... .. read more..

Two Cars Involved in Des Moines Drive-By Shooting
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:36 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Friday night. The incident involved a pair of cars driving along SE 6th Street just after 6 p.m. Police say someone in the first car fired and hit the second car. No one was injured, and both the suspect and vic... .. read more..

Waterloo holiday light show draws crowd
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:35 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Perfectly timed Christmas trees, snowflakes, and lights dance to the holiday music on the radio.  .. read more..

Iowa prep basketball: Valley's 19-point 3rd quarter leads Tigers to 4th win
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:26 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Noah Samples led Valley with 16 points. Carter Frey scored 12, and Trayvon Williams added 12 and a key block in the final minute of play.                 .. read more..

Sports Roundup: Friday, December 15, 2017
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:24 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Scores, stats and standings from across Iowa.                 .. read more..

I miss clean, respectful comedy
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 09:37 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

After watching the 50th Anniversary of the Carol Burnett Show on Sunday night, it reminded me how much I miss real, fun comedy.                 .. read more..

Peter Jok Makes his Return from Injury a Homecoming
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 09:20 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

DES MOINES — Peter Jok’s return from injury was perfectly timed. Jok has spent most of his first year as a professional sidelined with a groin injury, but Friday night he was back at Wells Fargo Arena with the Northern Arizona Suns. Jok scored 3-points in 11-minutes. .. read more..

Firefighters save veteran's flag during house fire
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 09:11 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

A disabled veteran was forced to watch as fire destroyed his home but firefighters would be able to save at least one item of significance. .. read more..

Shirley Carter case: Son must pay $10 million after jury finds him responsibl...
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 08:32 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

A 45-year-old man must pay his father $10 million after a civil jury found that he fatally shot his mother in 2015.                 .. read more..

Feds review accessibility at Iowa City school playground
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:43 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

IOWA CITY — Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice conducted an audit of Iowa City playgrounds last month after receiving a complaint. Officials visited Iowa City schools Nov. 15,... .. read more..

Hog confinements are ruining property values
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:36 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

A year and a half after we bought our home, a hog confinement was built 1,650 feet from our home.                 .. read more..

Mother and Son Both Enter Teaching Field in Same Ceremony
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:30 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

AMES, Iowa  —  At the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences Teacher Cording Ceremony, there was a unique pair of students getting a teaching degree. Kathleen Robertson, 47, of Madrid, along with her 22-year-old son Zack both received their degree. During the cording ceremony, Zack... .. read more..

Iowa justice blocks newspaper from reporting court records
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:22 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

An Iowa Supreme Court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state's largest newspaper not to publish the contents of court records legally obtained by one of its reporters. .. read more..

Brother of former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad dies
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:15 PM courtesy of Search Results - North Iowa Media Group

FOREST CITY | The brother of the longest serving governor in U.S. history died earlier this week. .. read more..

North Iowa band director honored for 50 years in music
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:15 PM courtesy of Search Results - North Iowa Media Group

MASON CITY | The New Horizons Band had a special gift for director Bernie Bjorklund toward the end of its Christmas concert Wednesday. .. read more..

Reception Held for Ames Outgoing Mayor and Councilman
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:14 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

AMES, Iowa  —  The City of Ames held a reception on Friday for outgoing Mayor Ann Campbell and outgoing City Councilman Peter Orazem. Campbell has served Ames as mayor for the past 12 years. Prior to that, she was on the city council for 16 years. After four years off, she was asked to run ... .. read more..

Grand jury: Penn State showed 'shocking apathy' to drinking
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:07 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Grand jury report after frat pledge's drinking death says Penn State officials displayed 'shocking apathy'. .. read more..

Sanctuary cities immigration debate likely in 2018 Iowa Legislature
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 07:01 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

"This really crosses party lines. It's a common-sense issue for a lot of people," says state Rep. Steven Holt, R-Denison. "We are a nation of laws."                 .. read more..

May trial for Hiawatha man accused of killing mom He’s accused of shov...
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:53 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge on Friday reset the trial to May 7 for a Hiawatha man charged with killing his mother by shoving a rotten apple down her throat. Joseph Hubbard, 32, is charged with... .. read more..

Outgoing Cedar Rapids council reception and Corbett portrait unveiling Tuesday
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:39 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

CEDAR RAPIDS — The city of Cedar Rapids will host a reception for the five outgoing City Council members from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday with a ceremony and the unveiling of Mayor Ron... .. read more..

Cedar Rapids council recommends retention bonus for city manager
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:33 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids City Council is recommending a retention bonus so its popular city manager doesn’t leave for another job before he retires. The plan would give City... .. read more..

Florida Couple Adopts Seven Brothers and Sisters Who Were Split Up in Three S...
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:32 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

MARIANNA, Fla. — A Florida couple just became a family of nine after adopting seven children – all brothers and sisters and all at once! Sofia and Dashoan Olds said they always knew they might adopt some day, according to Today. The Olds said once they saw a news story about the sibli... .. read more..

Greene boy, 4, holds toy drive for Ronald McDonald House that once served his...
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM courtesy of Search Results - North Iowa Media Group

GREENE | Four-year-old Landry Hull was born with special heart. .. read more..

Drivers watch deer jump off bridge
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:27 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Driver say at first the deer looked like they weren't going to jump, but within seconds everything changed. .. read more..

Warm Temperatures Mean Fewer Winter Activities at Some Outdoor Sports Parks
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:22 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

IOWA  —  The warm weather this season is making it difficult for some Iowa businesses to operate as normal. Seven Oaks in Boone opened for the season last weekend, and even more trails will open this weekend. Despite the unseasonably warm weather, they are able to keep enough powder on the ... .. read more..

UPDATE: 5 Dubuque schools given low ranking from Iowa School Report Card
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:21 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

According to their website, the report card shows how each public school is performing, based on certain educational measures.  .. read more..

Volunteers to Decorate Graves at Veterans Cemetery
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:20 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

VAN METER, Iowa  —  The Iowa Veterans Cemetery will once again be decorated for the holiday season, as long as volunteers are available to help this weekend. On Friday, 2,800 fresh made holiday wreaths were delivered to the cemetery in Van Meter. It’s part of the program Wreaths Acros... .. read more..

National Spending Trends Mean Good Things for Des Moines’ Food Scene
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:11 PM courtesy of WHOTV.com – Des Moines news & weather from WHO Television

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A new report from the National Restaurant Association shows almost 50% of the money Americans spend on food is at restaurants; that’s up from just 25% in the 1950s. The association says 90% of people enjoy going out to dinner, and only 66% like going grocery shopp... .. read more..

Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate, voting next week
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:03 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

By Amanda Becker and David Morgan, Reuters WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic U.S. tax overhaul — debt-financed cuts for... .. read more..

Man convicted of murder in Des Moines shooting death
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:03 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

A jury has convicted a Des Moines resident of murder in the shooting death of a man during a planned drug deal in the city's Beaverdale neighborhood. .. read more..

Iowa justice blocks newspaper from reporting court records
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 05:55 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

An Iowa Supreme Court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state's largest newspaper not to publish the contents of court records legally obtained by one of its reporters. .. read more..

Iowa Supreme Court justice blocks Register's use of court records
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 05:53 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

Iowa justice's order prevents the Des Moines Register from publishing the contents of court records. Register calls the order illegal prior restraint.                 .. read more..

From WHO-HD: Shirley Carter death trial: Jury visits crime scene
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 05:50 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

A father's civil lawsuit accuses his son of killing his mother. On Dec. 12 jurors went to the rural home where Shirley Carter was found dead.                 .. read more..

From WHO-HD: Shirley Carter death trial: Defendant says he wasn't in fin...
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 05:48 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

A father's civil lawsuit accuses his son of killing his mother. On Dec. 13, witnesses rebutted accusations by the father's lawyers about the son's actions and a potential motive.                 .. read more..

From WHO-HD: Shirley Carter death trial: Father says he spent $700K on lawsuit
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 05:47 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

The second week of testimony in a father's civil lawsuit accusing his son of killing his mother included father Bill Carter's testimony about his reasoning for bringing the case.                 .. read more..

Public health advocates see election-year cigarette tax hike in Iowa as unlikely
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 05:46 PM courtesy of Breaking News from GazetteOnline

JOHNSTON — A cigarette tax hike that would provide resources for a variety of public health programs may get “some discussion” but is unlikely to be approved in an election-year... .. read more..

From the archives: Duane Ellett and Floppy delighted generations of Iowa kids
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 05:40 PM courtesy of Des Moines - Home

On Aug. 30, 1984, WHO-TV canceled 'The Floppy Show' because of faltering ratings, but Ellett and his sidekick continued to appear on WHO's noon news and on weekend mornings.                 .. read more..

Algeria's Ambassador to the U.S. declared honorary citizen of Elkader
Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 at 05:35 PM courtesy of kwwl.com - NEWS

Algeria's Ambassador to the United States is now an honorary citizen of Elkader. .. read more..

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