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Fire alarms disrupt Target Black Friday shoppers

Normally, the Black Friday shopping excitement doesn't involve an evacuation.

Freezing rain, snow pushing across Iowa

Temperatures are dropping as the system moves through.

Man remembers special day before Thanksgiving

An Ankeny man is giving thanks for his special Thanksgiving gift.

Kindergarten teacher takes plea deal

He originally was charged with lascivious acts with a child and indecent contact with a child.

Holiday rush begins, consumers frantically pack grocery stores

From the shelves to the checkout line, customers are hunting down crucial last-minute dinner items. 

Humorous and touching ads hit airwaves for health insurer

Iowa’s largest health insurance company is using new TV commercials to push its brand. 

UPDATE: Missing therapy horse found a mile from home

 The horse was missing from a rural Jasper County yard since overnight Friday.

University officials say sabbaticals are ‘necessary’

Iowa State University officials say sabbaticals for professors are necessary, claiming it will benefit students in the long run. 

Hundreds attend memorial for 1985 ISU plane crash victims

The memorial was held on Wednesday.

Police recruiters hope to overcome negative stigma

National headline-producing police shootings could adversely impact the number and quality of recruits the Des Moines Police Department will get in the future.

Winter warnings call for extra caution over holiday weekend

The advisory has travelers, as well as law enforcement, taking extra precautions.

New I-80 ramps opening to impact entire west metro area

The new ramps are opening next Tuesday.

Lawsuit: Officers pointed guns at innocent Iowa dad, child

The dad alleges the stop and search were illegal.

Fewer Iowans dying on Iowa roads this year than last

Here's a check on current traffic fatality counts.

Busiest travel time of year starts Wednesday at 6PM

The busiest travel time of year is just ahead.

Popular downtown restaurant temporarily closing

Renovations are planned now through March.

Man charged in fatal Waukee shooting makes his plea

The arraignment was held Wednesday morning.

Man charged in numerous assaults on U of Iowa campus

The incidents prompted a series of emergency alerts.

Big discounts expected on some hot holiday items

You can expect some sticker shock in the toy department.

Bond set at $600K for driver in crash that killed mother of 4

The hearing was held Wednesday morning.

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Nov. 27, 2015