Winter weather is back in the forecast this week as December is finally living up to its name.
Updated: 4:27 PM CST December 4, 2021
Why does the surface low temperature occur after sunrise? The answer may surprise you!
Updated: 9:10 AM CST November 11, 2021
Sabrina Ahmed dives into reducing carbon emissions—why ethanol producers say it's the best shot at immediate change but some environmentalists aren't on board.
Published: 3:09 PM CST December 5, 2021
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating how a hunting trip turned deadly Saturday afternoon.
Published: 8:05 PM CST December 4, 2021
Mitch Allen with HireSanta.com said Santa Claus entertainers are at high risk for COVID.
Published: 7:07 PM CST December 4, 2021
The focus of this International Day of Persons with Disabilities is the impact the pandemic has had on these folks.
Published: 11:12 PM CST December 3, 2021
According to Iowa Safe Schools, the response from school administrators brings up legal concerns regarding Title IX.
Published: 6:48 PM CST December 3, 2021
"The first thing we want to do is make sure we keep people safe on the road," said Sgt. Zach Grandon with Johnston PD.
Published: 5:31 PM CST December 3, 2021
Mr. Mow It All in the Des Moines metro is taking advantage of Iowa's unusually warm weather. Employees say they're happy to have work outdoors amid COVID.
Published: 5:23 PM CST December 3, 2021
16-year-olds Willard Miller and Jeremy Goodale will remain in jail on $1 million cash-only bonds.
Published: 5:14 PM CST December 3, 2021
The city of Perry has two renewable energy projects meant to help them reach their sustainable goals. One project will fully supply energy to 10 city buildings.
Published: 11:34 AM CST December 3, 2021
The Republican is running for the new House District 41 seat, which encompasses most of her late husband's district.
Published: 8:19 AM CST December 3, 2021
Police Department Sgt. Paul Parizek confirmed with Local 5 that the man was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
Published: 11:36 PM CST December 2, 2021
The options the Board of Trustees has come up with include the full regionalization of the metro and the West Regional Plan with Waukee and Van Meter.
Published: 11:26 PM CST December 2, 2021
While doctors share their concerns over the rising positivity rate, they also reflect on how much medical has been learned in how to treat and prevent infections.
Published: 5:46 PM CST December 3, 2021
The state reported 747 hospitalized COVID patients on Dec. 3, 2021. However, patients in the ICU dropped by 16 since Dec. 1.
Published: 5:16 PM CST December 3, 2021
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky stressed Friday there is still a lot to learn about the omicron variant, but many COVID precautions remain the same across variants.
Published: 10:19 AM CST December 3, 2021
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, health experts urge you to wait at least five days until you're tested.
Published: 6:10 PM CST December 2, 2021
Local economist talks about the potential impact the Omicron variant could have on the economy.
Published: 11:48 AM CST December 1, 2021
The World Health Organization says it could take some time to fully understand the threat the newly dubbed Omicron variant of COVID-19 will bring.
Published: 5:20 PM CST November 30, 2021
Earlier this month, Iowa and nine other states sued the federal government to try to block the vaccine requirement.
Published: 10:06 PM CST November 29, 2021
The 14-day positivity rate is 10.8%.
Published: 6:10 PM CST November 29, 2021
The CDC is now recommending COVID-19 booster shots for all adults because of the new omicron variant.
Published: 5:21 PM CST November 29, 2021
President Joe Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated, including booster shots, to combat concerns over the COVID-19 variant named omicron.
Published: 11:09 AM CST November 29, 2021
President Joe Biden delivered remarks Monday about the newly identified omicron COVID-19 variant spreading around the world.
Published: 11:06 AM CST November 29, 2021
As governments around the world place new border restrictions, scientists caution that it's not clear if the omicron variant is more alarming than others.
Published: 10:19 PM CST November 28, 2021
Broadlawns Dr. Megan Srinivas also recently announced her candidacy for House District 30.
Published: 9:25 PM CST December 1, 2021
Incumbent Mayor Thomas Kedley says allegations of voter fraud led him to officially file to contest the results.
Published: 6:50 PM CST December 1, 2021
The Council decided on one map during Tuesday night's meeting. The next hearing about it will be on Dec. 20.
Published: 10:03 PM CST November 30, 2021
On the year-end edition of This Week in Iowa we're recapping the biggest political stories of 2021 and then looking ahead to the issues shaping the 2022 elections.
Published: 3:34 PM CST November 28, 2021
The Polk County Auditor's Office says 193 absentee ballot requests weren't accepted because of the shortened deadline. 95 of those residents ended up not voting.
Published: 6:22 PM CST November 24, 2021
The Iowa governor said the money coming out of the nation's capital is "unconscionable," but the state will find a way to use the money responsibly.
Published: 6:29 PM CST November 23, 2021
"We're disappointed with the ruling and disagree, but my legal team is looking at it. And so there'll be more to come later on," Reynolds said Tuesday.
Published: 5:15 PM CST November 23, 2021
Sabrina Ahmed dives into the state audit report claiming Gov. Kim Reynolds used federal CARES Act funds for staff salaries.
Published: 11:25 PM CST November 20, 2021
Auditor Rob Sand released his concerns in a state audit and says he tried to warn Gov. Kim Reynolds multiple times about issues with her office's spending.
Published: 6:21 PM CST November 16, 2021
Sabrina Ahmed reflects on Steve King's final years in congress, the impact of the infrastructure bill in Iowa and Justyn Lewis' plans after his election loss.
Published: 4:00 PM CST November 14, 2021
The No. 2 Wolverines suffocated No. 13 Iowa's offense and have secured a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Published: 11:23 PM CST December 4, 2021
One fan told Local 5 he's "definitely lost some hair" off of his head watching the Hawks play this year.
Published: 11:23 PM CST December 3, 2021
Local 5 Sports Director Jon Schaeffer and reporter Colin Cahill hit the road to cover the Hawkeye-Wolverine game.
Published: 6:59 PM CST December 3, 2021
Jon Schaeffer and Colin Cahill will have complete coverage of Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game between Iowa and Michigan.
Published: 5:20 PM CST December 3, 2021
The Wolves tip off against the Warriors at 6:15 p.m. Friday.
Published: 9:23 AM CST December 3, 2021
Darnell Brodie had 14 points as Drake topped Valparaiso 73-66. Ben Krikke led Valpo with 20 points.
Published: 9:02 AM CST December 3, 2021
Hall has rushed for 1,472 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Published: 8:51 AM CST December 3, 2021
To learn about both Iowa and Iowa State's bowl game projections, text FOOTBALL to 515-457-1026.
Published: 5:17 PM CST December 2, 2021
Hours into MLB's first work stoppage in 26 years, Commissioner Rob Manfred said the union's proposal for greater free agency would hurt small-market teams.
Published: 10:24 AM CST December 2, 2021
The 17-year-old was charged with a Class C felony and was taken into custody, but has since been released on bond.
Published: 9:10 PM CST December 1, 2021
The longtime Cyclones' athletic director announced on Wednesday he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Published: 5:23 PM CST December 1, 2021
Is it cheaper to fly or drive? And are tickets still available? Local 5 gets you answers.
Published: 6:22 PM CST November 30, 2021
Sometimes described as soft hail, this wintry precipitation is fairly uncommon but can occur in Iowa when conditions are right
Published: 11:08 AM CST November 30, 2021
Long-range forecasting is challenging. As an event or system is farther away, it is more difficult to nail down specifics in the pattern.
Published: 8:38 AM CST November 23, 2021
Weather Lab - Why do bridges freeze first?
Published: 4:20 PM CST November 17, 2021
Published: 9:10 AM CST November 11, 2021
On occasion, radar will show precipitation falling, when in reality it is dry outside.
Published: 4:22 PM CDT November 3, 2021
Weather Lab- Difference between frost and freeze
Published: 4:20 PM CDT October 20, 2021
The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the most important large-scale weather phenomena in the world; it impacts weather in the U. S. in surprising ways.
Published: 9:11 AM CDT October 13, 2021
Rain, drought and temperatures all play a role in when and how vibrant autumn leaves appear
Published: 4:16 PM CDT October 6, 2021
Droughts are slow-moving hazards that can be just as disastrous as quick-moving hazards like hurricanes and tornadoes.
Published: 4:17 PM CDT September 14, 2021
From rain to snow to tornadoes, doppler radar is arguably the most important tool used by meteorologists to track the weather.
Published: 4:22 PM CDT September 7, 2021
Local 5 Weather Lab- How a dust devil forms?
Published: 4:17 PM CDT July 27, 2021
During the summer, the difference between urban and rural temperatures can be high as 15-20°
Published: 9:38 AM CDT July 20, 2021
In 1991, a Sacramento family was brutally murdered in their Land Park home. No arrests ever were made, but police say the cold case is heating up.
Published: 1:03 PM CDT October 4, 2021
Paul John Knowles is the “Casanova Killer.” His devilish smirk, charming demeanor and flowing whiskey-colored hair helped mask his deadly secret.
Published: 2:12 PM CST February 2, 2021
Brittany Zamora was arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with her 13-year-old student.
Published: 4:17 PM CST January 25, 2021
Years after Adrienne Salinas's body was found, her murder remains unsolved.
Published: 10:32 AM CST January 15, 2021
It's proclaimed “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America.” But just under the surface, there’s something darker in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Published: 12:01 PM CST January 12, 2021
Bizarre behavior and stories don’t add up after a toddler vanishes on a family camping trip. This is the relentless search to find out what happened.
Published: 4:34 PM CST January 22, 2021
DNA evidence in the JonBenet Ramsey case doesn't support a controversial development: a former prosecutor's decision to clear the girl's family from all suspicion.
Published: 7:13 PM CST February 9, 2021
A young girl from Exeter, Ca. was murdered in 1975. The jury convicted a local handyman, but did the real killer get away?
Published: 4:27 PM CST January 22, 2021
A year after the Austin bombings, investigators open up about how they retraced the bomber's steps to find him.
Published: 11:04 AM CST January 25, 2021
In 1991, four teenage girls were murdered in a North Austin yogurt shop. Decades later, investigators continue to work to solve the crimes.
Published: 4:36 PM CST February 3, 2021
Two years after Nanette was found in her burned home with a gunshot wound to her head, her family hopes new information will cause a break in the case.
Published: 1:22 PM CST February 2, 2021
Tammy Grogan's 2006 dream cruise turned into a nightmare when the single mother never returned.
These fancy felines were served turkey, canned pumpkin, apple sauce and even a green bean.
Published: 5:26 PM CST November 25, 2021
Pfizer’s CEO was not arrested by the FBI for fraud
Published: 5:00 PM CST November 10, 2021
Let's get you caught up on our top stories for the week of Oct. 29, 2021
Published: 5:15 PM CDT October 29, 2021
QuickHIT Fitness Labs now offers a hybrid gym option for those who need the flexibility of exercising from home and/or the gym.
Published: 11:37 AM CDT October 29, 2021