International Kofu Delegation at the Bacon Festival
Astronaut Clayton Anderson
Iowa Almanac's Jeff Stein in Studio
Party Scoopers - Feb. 21, 2017
Attorney Kim Baer - Feb. 21, 2017
Joe the Car Guy - Feb. 21, 2017
The Amazing Chemistry Show's 230x Digital Microscope
The Amazing Chemistry Show - 230x Digital Microscope
Mobile speed camera locations: February 25-March 3
Here are the mobile radar locations for Des Moines in the upcoming week:
Robbery suspect: "I'm going through a tough time"
Deadlines looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp
Ankeny teacher making kids eager readers
ANKENY- How do you get kids to become lifelong readers? It's a question nearly every teacher strives to answer. And Ankeny 4th grade teacher Megan Schmelzer thinks she has the answer. That's why she wins the One Classroom at a Time Educational Grant for the month of February.
5 ON YOUR SIDE: You can be the next victim
DES MOINES - Local 5 is on your side and is protecting you from a major phone scam. Phone scams are on the rise and scammers are getting clever.
Wells Fargo Employees Use Day Off to Boost Local Businesses
WEST DES MOINES - Thousands of Wells Fargo workers got an unexpected day off from the office on Tuesday, after a fire on the West Des Moines campus.
Fire shuts down Jordan Creek Wells Fargo campus for second day
WEST DES MOINES - Thousands of Wells Fargo employees will not be returning to work tomorrow after a fire at the Jordan Creek location sent the entire campus home on Tuesday.
ISU students didn't receive warning of Sunday's shooting..
AMES- Iowa State University students did not receive an alert during Sunday morning's shooting that injured three men.
Autism link to herpes during pregnancy may be overstated, experts say
A herpes flare-up during early pregnancy doubles the odds of a woman giving birth to a child who is later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Wednesday in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
The authors believe a mother's immune response to a genital herpes infection could be disrupting the development of a fetus' central nervous system. In other words, the increased risk of autism is not due to direct infection of the fetus.
500-lb unexploded German WWII bomb found in English harbor
Crews working on an English harbor found an unexploded World War II-era German bomb containing 290 pounds of explosives.
Fortunately, authorities were able to carefully tow it out of the harbor and into open water where it was detonated.
A dredger spotted the bomb at the bottom of Portsmouth harbor early Wednesday morning. The harbor is in the process of a lengthy and expensive upgrade. And as the dredger was digging up the harbor mud, the bomb got caught in its shovel.
SodaStream recalls bottles for explosion risk
SodaStream is recalling tens of thousands of bottles because they could explode.
The company is recalling 51,000 of its carbonating bottles in the United States and 7,600 sold in Canada because of the risk that they could burst under pressure, SodaStream and American regulators said.
There have been no reports of actual explosions, the company said.
The recall applies to bottles that are deemed dishwasher safe and have an expiration date of April 2020.
Kellyanne Conway sidelined from TV after Flynn debacle
Kellyanne Conway, once the most visible spokesperson for the Trump White House, has been sidelined from television appearances for making statements that were at odds with the administration's official stance, White House sources told CNNMoney on Wednesday.
Conway has not given a television interview since early last week. On that Monday, she claimed that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president's "full confidence." Hours later, Flynn resigned.
Russia accuses Western media of spreading 'fake news'
President Vladimir Putin's government has a problem with fake news.
The Russian foreign ministry on Wednesday accused major Western media, including The New York Times, Bloomberg and NBC of spreading false news about the country.
Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star
Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination of being similar in size to Earth and being all temperate, meaning they could have water on their surfaces and potentially support life.
New Orleans' best rooftop bars
As New Orleans steadies itself for Carnival season's final bacchanal, Fat Tuesday on February 28, an estimated 1 million visitors will fall upon the city, nearly tripling its actual populace. Fun? No doubt. Debauched? You got 'dat right.
Claustrophobic? Jarring? Maddening? For many, the experience down on the ground in the boozy thick of it -- particularly the French Quarter and its infamous Bourbon Street -- can prove daunting. A retreat for a breather is needed.
Airbus says it has received 'oral assurances' on Brexit
European planemaker Airbus has been given "oral assurances" by the U.K. government regarding the impact of Brexit on its business.
"I think we've received some oral assurances, but all this obviously is preliminary because nobody knows exactly how this all plays out," CEO Tom Enders told CNNMoney's Nina dos Santos on Wednesday.
'Flip or Flop' exes 'look forward to continuing the show'
They may have split, but Christina El Moussa says her HGTV show with her estranged husband, Tarek will go on.
The "Flip or Flop" co-host appeared on "Good Morning America" Tuesday.
El Moussa said the former couple remains friendly, focused on co-parenting and their children, and committed to their home renovation series.
Eddie Van Halen helps bring music back to schools
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen credits music with keeping him out of trouble -- and he asks an important question: "Could you imagine a world without music?"
"It's a must," Van Halen told CNN's John Vause during an interview Tuesday. "It has to be taught."
Van Halen learned to play piano when he was six, formed his first band with his brother, Alex, in the fourth grade and went on to become the eighth greatest guitarist of all-time, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
Films in 2016 saw record number of female lead roles
Thanks to films like "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "Hidden Figures," and "Arrival," Hollywood saw a record number of female lead roles in 2016.
Females made up 29% of protagonists in the top 100 films at the U.S. box office, according to a new study by San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film.
That number was up 7 percentage points from 2015, which represents "recent historical highs," according to the center.
David Cassidy says he has dementia
David Cassidy, the 66-year-old singer and actor, says he is battling dementia.
The former teenage heartthrob told People magazine that dementia runs in his family, affecting both his grandfather and his mother.
"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," he said to People, regarding the disease.
Cassidy said he would step back from touring.
Blue Ivy channels Beyonce at NBA All-Star Game
Blue Ivy gets it from her mama.
Beyonce and Jay Z's 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter appears to be transforming into her mother's mini-me.
The child sat courtside with her superstar parents at the NBA All-Star game Sunday and stole the spotlight.
From her style to her mannerisms, Blue Ivy had Beyonce fans doing a double take.
Lindsay Lohan really wants a 'Little Mermaid' gig
Lindsay Lohan would apparently still like to go "Under The Sea."
The actress has posted a photo on Instagram of her and "The Little Mermaid" character Ariel side by side. The posting has revived chatter that she is angling for the role in a possible live action version of the animated Disney classic.
Oscar nominees have these gifts in the bag
Don't call it an Oscars gift bag.
The 2017 "Everyone Wins" nominee swag bag is not affiliated with the Academy Awards, nor is it available to everyone.
But that last part is not for lack of trying, said the man who created the bags.
And in this corner: The 'Donald Trump' Mexicans love to hate
It's fight night in Arena Mexico, and the red and green stands are packed with fans. Some wear the masks of their favorite wrestling idols, while others play drums and noisemakers ringside.
Lucha Libre is a traditional pastime in Mexico City -- a place where crowds come to see good fight evil and where they can get just about anything off their chests. The fans shout tirades, even obscenities, against the bad guys in what's seen as collective stress relief.
Iceland's president wishes he could impose pineapple pizza ban
Iceland's President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is under fire on social media after he made the comment that he is "fundamentally opposed" to pineapple on pizza.
The Guardian reports the president was answering questions from children at a high school in Akureyri when he said he would ban the fruit as a topping if he could.
Goalkeeper's midgame pie sparks gambling probe
It started as a hilarious highlight to an otherwise lackluster soccer match: Sutton United's "roly-poly goalie" Wayne Shaw caught snacking on a pie during the second half of the club's FA Cup match against Arsenal.
But what began as a lark has ended with gambling investigations and the reported resignation of the much-loved reserve goalkeeper.
Half-eaten shark washes ashore
A half-eaten shark washed ashore Saturday on New Smyrna Beach, Florida, stunning beachgoers, and perhaps causing them to ask, "What else is out there?"A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard took a picture of the dead shark, estimated at 5-feet long before the attack.
Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris said the shark was either a blacktip or a spinner shark.
Morris said the shark was definitely attacked by a bigger fish.
Colorado weed dispensary gets drive-thru
Coming to a small Colorado town: Weed without ever leaving your wheels.
According to KDVR-TV, a drive-through pot shop is in the works in Parachute, Colorado. The dispensary will operate out of a former car wash.
The Tumbleweed Express will be the first business of its kind in Colorado, the KDVR story said.
Proponents of the shop say it will attract patrons to other businesses in the area, KDVR reported.
The shop is slated to open next month.
Hitler's phone sold for $243,000
Adolf Hitler's telephone was sold at auction in the United States on Sunday for $243,000. The winning bid was made by phone but the name of the bidder has not been released.
The phone was presented to Hitler by the Wehrmacht and was used by the Nazi leader to issue most of his commands during the last two years of World War II, according to a description in the catalog for Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland.
Golf course warns players of attacking hawks
This is not the type of birdie you want on the golf course.
Orange Tree Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, is warning members about aggressive nesting hawks on the course that have a history of attacking members, reports WKMG-TV.
Man stands under broken Walmart sign hoping to be hit
A Texas man stood underneath a dangling sign outside of Walmart's pharmacy for two days hoping one of the letters would fall and knock him out, Global News reports.
Domino's worker caught offering drugs with pizza
A Domino's delivery driver has been reported for offering a plethora of illegal substances also available for delivery.
The Liverpool Echo reports a pizza was delivered to a customer Feb. 10 with a card attached to the box that read, "WEED, MDMA, PILLS, KET, RAW COKE & MUCH MORE. GET ON ME, DROP OFFS ALL NIGHT.'