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Corn Feed: progressive candidates talk ideas, upcoming election

The event, hosted by Progress Iowa, featured politicians, like Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro and former Sen. Tom Harkin, and also ice cream entrepreneurs from Vermont. 

Memorial honors Vietnam War veteran, decades in the making

After months of planning and fundraising, people gathered in Fayette to acknowledge a memorial that has been decades in the making.

Des Moines School Board forum to be held Monday

Candidates running for the Des Moines School Board will discuss issues facing the school district at a public forum on Monday. 

Thousands show up to rally, protesting removal of cross

A group of supporters of a landmark honoring veterans attended a rally at Young's Park in Knoxville to protest its removal. 

Man fatally wounded outside gentlemen's club

Police are investigating after a 27-year-old man was shot and killed outside a gentlemen's club.

Ohio State administrator a finalist for president at Iowa

An Ohio State University administrator is one of the four finalists to become president of the University of Iowa.

Main street program seeks to boost Iowa downtowns

Becoming part of a program that helps enhance historic downtowns could mean spruced up buildings, efforts to attract businesses — and maybe even a chance to convince a few people to move in.

Teen shot in side, recovering at local hospital

A Des Moines teen is in the hospital Saturday night being treated for a gun shot wound. 

2 people injured in overnight shooting

Authorities are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting on Des Moines' east side.

10 years later, Katrina survivor yearns to return to Big Easy

Ten years ago Saturday, Jacquelyn Clark’s home of 46 years became unrecognizable due to Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow to her beloved city of New Orleans. 

Gym owner who attempted burpee world record falls short

His body gave out after burpee number 8,115.

One police department to have open prescription drug drop-off

People in this city looking to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs no longer have to wait for scheduled collection events.

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: Ingersoll Live event

The annual Ingersoll Live event, a “Don’t Want to Miss It Event,” is happening Saturday night at the Des Moines West Side Chamber booth.

“High-risk” dog law headed to court, city appeals

The city of Des Moines’ high-risk-dog ordinance is going to court.

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

Law enforcement officials are turning over every rock this morning in an intense manhunt for the man they say gunned down a sheriff's deputy in suburban Houston.

Once-thought abandoned house to be sorted, revitalized

Neighbors said they are happy to see activity in a house everyone assumed had been long abandoned. 

Rainfall, flooding puts a damper on football season kickoff

Excessive amounts of rainfall Friday put a damper on the kickoff of football season. 

Law enforcement paying extra attention to interstates

Iowa State Patrol, along with law enforcement officers in 16 states, are paying extra attention to Interstates 80 and 35 this weekend. 

Flash flood warning: 4-7 inch totals causing flooding right now

Flash flood warning: 4-7 inch totals causing flooding right now.

Walmart calls breastfeeding photo rejection a mistake

"This is a very emotional time for me," Whitney Walters told KCCI.

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