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This Is Iowa’s Most Bizarre Attraction You Can’t Miss!
Get ready to explore Iowa’s creepiest (and most bizarre) attraction, the Squirrel Cage Jail, where history and horror meet in Council Bluffs. 😱 #IowaAttractions #WeirdTravel #HistoricJails. Council Bluffs, Iowa – It’s a strange and eerie attraction that’s sure to send shivers down your spine. Welcome to the Squirrel...
2 men dead in central Iowa shooting
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting just north of the Des Moines city limits Friday morning.
Gray wolf dead found along I-80 in eastern Iowa, DNR says
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Friday that a large canine that was found dead in eastern Iowa is believed to be a gray wolf.
Iowa is Crawling With Bed Bugs, 3 Cities Among Most Infested
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on human blood, causing itchy welts and rashes. Although they don’t transmit diseases, eliminating them from a home or building can be challenging. Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices of mattresses, furniture, bedding, and clothing, and can travel through luggage, secondhand items, or human contact.
Two Iowa Restaurants Made the 2024 Restaurants of the Year List
USA Today has released its annual list of the Best Restaurants in the U.S., and we're happy to report that not one, but TWO Iowa restaurants were recognized!. 47 eateries made USA Today's 2024 Restaurants of the Year list, which the publication says is NOT your average roundup. The article reads:
Discover the Top 4 Mexican Restaurants in Ankeny: A Gastronomic Adventure
In this article, we're exploring four of Ankeny's most popular Mexican restaurants. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
WVU men’s basketball erases large halftime deficit, still falls to No. 6 Iowa State in Ames
With just four contests remaining on its 2023-24 regular-season schedule, West Virginia University men’s basketball has still yet to secure a pair of two consecutive wins. The Mountaineers erased a 10-point halftime deficit to take a second-half lead over No. 6 Iowa State Saturday afternoon in Ames, but turnovers on offense proved to be the WVU’s kryptonite in a 71-64 loss to the Cyclones.
Off the Cuff: How about this weather?
Keith and Ed talk about our unseasonable weather, where Ed keeps his nice suits, plus Keith tries to get away for a quick trip and it turns into a long weekend. Keith also tells us how he spent the worst three months of his life.
Iowa Is One Of The States Working Hardest To Quit Vaping
Vaping is a dangerous habit and Iowans really want to quit. Vaping is a super popular way for the youth nowadays to "smoke". The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines vaping (or e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that use aerosols that often contain nicotine. I've seen vapes look more like flashdrives or pens, but they can also look like normal cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. One of the more dangerous aspects of vapes, especially for teens, is that vapes often are flavored with sweet tastes, making them more appealing.
Wisconsin Stole A World Record From Iowa
Before we begin I want to say this is most likely just an innocent coincidence, but it could be far more nefarious. I'll let you be the judge of that... Back in 2001, Iowa State put out a fun and diffrent press release. Iowa State has set a new world...
Men Out On Bond Accused Of Killing Woman, Dumping Body Near Lake
Authorities in Iowa said that two men who were out on bail were arrested for murdering 20-year-old Melody Hoffman. Officials found Hoffman's body at a picnic area at Amana Lily Lake on Sunday (February 18). Investigators said she was kidnapped by McKinley Louisma, 23, and Dakota Van Patten, 18. Louisma...
Do You Remember Amber, Iowa’s Hula Hoop Tree?
I was feeling a little nostalgic today. It feels weird saying it, but the covid pandemic years were a great opportunity to get even closer to my wife and kids. No where to go. Places closed up. The outdoors was a beacon of escape, hope, and normalcy in an otherwise scary and confusing time for so many. And man, did my family take advantage of the outdoors. But it wasn't always trips to parks and hiking areas. Sometimes it was a simple stop by my grandmother's house in Amber, Iowa and seeing an interesting attraction known on it's Facebook page as "Her Majesty."
Home State Bank Opens Second Location in Polk City with Ribbon-Cutting on Thursday
A ribbon-cutting was held earlier this week for a Jefferson-based business that recently expanded its outreach. Home State Bank celebrated the opening of its Polk City location this past Thursday with a ribbon-cutting. President and CEO Bob Allen tells Raccoon Valley Radio this year is the 90th anniversary of Home State Bank, but for the first time, they expanded their footprint outside of Jefferson. Former President and CEO Sid Jones previously said that Home State Bank was building relationships in the Des Moines metro area, while leasing an office space in Ankeny until they found a suitable location in Polk City. He added that the community was similar in size and culture to that of Jefferson.
Des Moines weather forecast: Warm weekend ahead
Get ready for a sizzling end to February in Des Moines! With a record-breaking warm month, the weekend forecast promises more heat, defying average temperatures. Expect the mercury to soar into the 50s and 60s, making this winter potentially the warmest on record. Don't miss the full weather update!
24 cats on long road to recovery after being rescued from Des Moines home
DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - The Animal Rescue League of Iowa helped police remove 24 cats from filthy living conditions at a Des Moines home. In a press release, staff with the ARL said when they entered the home they found cats everywhere and the floors were covered in feces and garbage.
West Des Moines homeowner helps put out fire with garden hose
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A trash fire that had spread to a home was no match for a West Des Moines homeowner and his garden hose. West Des Moines firefighters say they were called to a trash fire on Third Street near Valley Junction. The flames then spread to the home.
Inside Iowa Politics: Why more students not fully vaccinated
DES MOINES, Iowa (Gray TV State Capitol Bureau) - A report from the Iowa Department of Health shows that the number of students not fully vaccinated has increased over the past few years. Families seeking waivers from immunizations based on religious beliefs is driving some of that change. Overall, the...
Elderbridge Agency on Aging Launches Online Auction Against Hunger
The Elderbridge Agency on Aging is hosting the “Slam Dunk” Against Hunger online fundraiser beginning this weekend to address increasing food insecurity among older Iowans and their caregivers. With rising inflation and living costs, many rely on Elderbridge’s congregate and home-delivered meals for their daily sustenance. Bidders interested in the auction can sign up for the “Slam Dunk” Against Hunger on the 32Auctions website. Details on how to participate are included with this story on our website. The auction offers diverse items, and bids can be made online through Sunday, March 3. Donations are also accepted via checks payable to Elderbridge Agency on Aging or through PayPal using the link found online. The fundraiser aims to alleviate waiting lists for nutrition programs, with all funds designated to specific meal sites, counties, or the general nutrition budget. Elderbridge, serving a 29-county region in North Central, Northwest, and Central Iowa, encourages community support to enable older Iowans to live independently with dignity and well-being. For more information, contact Elderbridge at 800-243-0678 or visit www.elderbridge.org.
Shocking Results: Minnesota Drivers Misinterpreting Traffic Signs
Alarming statistics show drivers in these midwestern states failing to follow traffic signals, calling for immediate action.
B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli vandalized overnight
DES MOINES, Iowa — Staff at B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli in Des Moines were greeted with an unpleasant sight Thursday morning: graffiti covering the front of their store. "It's just disheartening," said owner Joe Brooks. B&B has been around for 102 years now, after Brooks' grandfather opened it...