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Kraft recalls more than 7,500 products

See which Kraft product is recalled and what you should do with the product.

Plane makes emergency landing, flips over

A small aircraft flipped over onto its top during an emergency landing in an Iowa soybean field Monday evening.

Dog owner pushes to change city ordinance on vicious breeds

There's a new push to remove specific breeds from Des Moines’ list of vicious dogs.

1 dead, 2 injured in Labor Day crash

A man died Monday morning in a crash on Highway 30.

Trial set for man in dog death case

A trial date has been set for a man accused of killing torturing and killing a dog, then leaving his infant daughter alone in the house.

Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests.

Lawmakers back ethics rules after Sorenson case

Iowa legislative leaders don't plan to change ethics rules for political work after a former state senator admitted to lying about receiving payments to switch his support to a different candidate.

Police: man threatened to kill another man over music

A man was taken into custody after threatening to kill a man with a knife because of the music he was playing, police said.

Firefighter injured in Des Moines fire still hospitalized

It was first thought the firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, but it turns out he was in worse shape than he and medical officials thought.

Man survives lightning strike Sunday

Everyone has a one in 6,250 chance of being struck by lightning in their lifetime. That chance increases when you put yourself in the path of a storm.

Levee breach forces some Iowans to evacuate

Some neighborhoods are being evacuated due to a levee breach along the Boyer River.

Iowa women charged with dependent adult abuse

Two women responsible for the care of a woman with a seizure disorder who was immobile and unable to speak have been charged with dependent adult abuse.

Work release escapee charged with sexual assault

A man sentenced to five years in prison for pulling a gun on a woman last year and who escaped from work release has been charged with attempting to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl.

Sunday storms didn't push some campers away

The Sunday storms put a damper on some campers’ holiday weekend plans, but not all decided to leave campgrounds.

Man claiming to be Jesus in slaying not guilty by reason of insanity

A man who claimed to be Jesus Christ and killed his father was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

DNR: Man injured from motor boat propeller

An Iowa man has been hospitalized with a leg injury after he fell from a boat.

Parents claim school is not addressing bullying complaints

Some parents are dissatisfied with how an Iowa school district is handling complaints about bullying and harassment.

Police officer injured in collision

A police officer was injured in a traffic crash.

Charges pending in death of 4-month-old hit by SUV

Officers responded to an accident Saturday evening where a 4-month-old child had been run over by a vehicle at a Des Moines residence.

Police still searching for missing teen

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen.

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Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

An Indian school boy eats a midday meal provided free at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. India has offered free midday school meals since the 1960s in an effort to persuade poor parents to send their children to school, a program that reaches some 120 million children. The country now plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice to help the country's hungry people.