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An Ames man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing his dog and leaving it in a dumpster

AMES, Iowa (WHO)–20 year old Rashidi Simba was arrested Friday and charged with animal torture. Ames Animal Control says a homeless man looking through a dumpster last Friday and found the dog. He called the police who then called animal control.


$1M winning Mega Millions ticket sold in northwest Iowa

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Lottery says a $1 million Mega Millions ticket has been sold in northwestern Iowa. The ticket was bought at Fleet Farm Fuel in Sioux City and came within one number of winning Friday's $175 million jackpot. The Sioux City ticket matched the first five numbers but missing


Police: Iowa State student raped 2 women he met on dating apps

AMES, Iowa (KCCI) - An Iowa State University graduate student has been charged with sexual abuse after raping two women he met on dating apps in the span of 24 hours, authorities said.


Iowa man convicted by jury after enlisting homeless cousin to invade home of coveted domain name owner

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who enlisted his cousin to break into a Cedar Rapids man’s home and order him at gunpoint to transfer an Internet domain was convicted by a jury on April 18, 2019. The jury’s verdict followed a four-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.


TODAY: Iowa State Patrol starting “Drive High, Get An OWI” on 4-20

The Iowa State Patrol will be on the look-out this weekend. Beginning today, troopers will be enforcing their “Drive High, Get An OWI” campaign. This effort to stop drug-impaired driving is happening today on 4-20, which is a day associated with smoking marijuana.


Gillibrand talks healthcare, education with Ames voters

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made her second campaign stop in Ames Friday. The junior New York Senator arrived in an SUV along with several campaign staff members. She answered questions from a woman who spoke with her in Mandarin before delivering an abbreviated stump speech


Iowa Veteran Brothers Walking Across Country for a Cause

DES MOINES, Iowa -- It’s over 3,000 miles from Naples, Florida to Seattle, Washington, and two Iowa veterans are making the cross country trek by foot. The trip started back in late January for army veteran brothers, Jeffrey and Rick Harrison. On Saturday, they finally made their way back home to De


Key Iowa Senators applaud investigation by U.S. Inspector General into Medicaid care

DES MOINES – The U.S. Office of Inspector General has launched an investigative review of whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid are receiving the care to which they are entitled.


Iowa law adds new twist for dispatch funding

In Fiscal Year 2020, city property owners in Des Moines County will no longer pay for a portion of rural property owners' bill for emergency communication. Officials thought they fixed an issue that saw property in the cities, in addition to municipal taxes they were charged, being taxed again to co


Iowa officials: Car dodges barrier, crashes into 'gaping hole'

(FOX 9) - The Iowa Department of Transportation shared some wild photos warning drivers not to pass Road Closed barriers. On Wednesday, a teen dodged a barrier and became submerged on a flooded road in western Minnesota.


Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to make a federal disaster declaration this week, which can’t come too soon for farmers and others needing assistance after devastating floods.


In Iowa: From fire to flood, we're in it all together

When images of Notre Dame burning filled the news Monday, my mind went back to high school, when a group of my classmates and I left our parents behind for a chance to tour Paris — and visit the famed cathedral — with one of our teachers.


$12M contract awarded for levee repair near Hamburg, Iowa

HAMBURG, Iowa — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha said it has awarded a $12 million contract to repair a Missouri River levee near Hamburg, Iowa, that broke during catastrophic flooding last month.


Sioux City to seek enhanced Iowa 'Great Places' designation, more state dollars

SIOUX CITY -- Thirteen years after being recognized as one of Iowa's first "Great Places," Sioux City is looking to enhance its statewide designation. The City Council will be asked Monday to approve a resolution authorizing the Parks and Recreation Department to submit an Iowa Great Places "re-desi


Bill Would Allow Stun Guns On Public University & Community College Campuses

Statewide Iowa — Students at Northwest Iowa Community College, along with all of the state’s other community colleges, as well as university campuses in Ames, Iowa City and Cedar Falls would be able to carry stun guns on campus if a bill that is likely to pass next week does become law.


Ames Seed Capital: A look back

In the early 1980s, Iowa farmers faced an economic crisis, causing the decline of rural communities throughout the Midwest. In response, a group of Ames businessmen came together with a common goal: creating jobs and ensuring the livelihood of the community.


Comes Elected As A 2019-20 Iowa FFA State Officer

AMES - The Iowa FFA Leadership Conference was held at Iowa State University in Ames on April 14-16, and the new Iowa FFA Officer team was elected at the final convention session. Tyler Comes from the Atlantic FFA Chapter was elected as the Southwest District State FFA Vice President. Comes had to co


Boys' basketball: Tamin Lipsey invited to USA's U16 training camp

Another day, another honor for Tamin Lipsey. The Ames freshman phenom has been invited to USA Basketball’s training camp for the U16 FIBA Americas Championship, which will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. from May 22-30. This invitation comes on the heels of two other USA Basketball events that L


Meet the 2019 Little Sullivan Award finalists: Sydney Stites

Sydney Stites always dreamed of attending Iowa State. It wasn’t a straight shot, but those dreams came true for the former Bozeman all-state softball player. Born in Fargo, N.D. Stites’ family moved to Ames, Iowa where her father, Jon, would attend veterinary medicine. It was there the Stites family


Ballard teams both place second at Nevada coed meet

NEVADA - The Ballard golf teams both took second in a triangular meet with Nevada and Forest City at the Indian Creek Country Club in Nevada April 18. The Bomber boys shot a 354 and the girls a 430 over 18 holes.