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Investigation continues into Equitable Building fire

Smoke started rolling throughout the 19-story downtown building early Saturday and injured five firefighters.

Woman injured in ATV rollover

Officials said she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Trail 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.

Radio show host killed in motorcycle accident

The man was killed Thursday night when he left the roadway and was thrown from his motorcycle.

Support center for families impacted by Down syndrome to open

A learning and support center for families impacted by Down syndrome will open its doors next week.

City: Des Moines road closed until Tuesday

George Flagg Parkway remains closed Saturday from Southwest 30th Street to Park Avenue due to flooding along the Raccoon River.

Lawsuit says Iowa nursing home mistreated woman

The family of an elderly Iowa woman who died this week is suing the nursing home where she lived, saying it left the woman naked and soiled on the floor of an unfurnished room.

Des Moines project makes list of top 100 infrastructure projects

The project has been named one of North America's top 100 infrastructure projects by CG/LA Infrastructure

Iowa man pleads guilty in child porn case

A man caught downloading more than 3,000 images of child pornography over seven years has pleaded guilty to a charge in federal court.

Officials: Polk County inmate has died

Officials say a Polk County inmate found hanging and unconscious in a cell last week has died.

School employee accused of sexual abuse

A man employed by the school district in Montezuma has been accused of sexually abusing two minors in 2012.

Tests back in McDonald's burger topped with marijuana case

A couple told police that they found marijuana on their burger in April.

Dahl's to close another metro store, renovate 2 others

The announcement was just made this morning.

Man charged with sexual assaults at Special Olympics

The man was charged with multiple counts of third-degree sexual abuse.

Kozitza retiring from Des Moines Public Works

He has been with the city for 38 years.

Flooding forces course changes for Hy-Vee Triathlon

A flood warning is in place on the Raccoon River.

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List of road closures for Hy-Vee Triathlon this weekend

Fleur, MLK Parkway, Park Avenue and more will be affected.

3 businesses out of 29 failed to pass this test

The check was conducted on Wednesday.

Report: Iowa State loans went to regent's LLC

The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University-run program months after he joined the school's governing board.

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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.