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  1. Boy's Love For School Buses Helps Family CopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    It was a simple love for school buses that's helping an Urbandale family cope with a terrible loss this holiday season. Josh Becker loved school buses.


  2. Johnston Leaders Hope Siblings' Efforts in Mistaken Abduction Teach ParentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    JOHNSTON, Iowa-Three siblings deserve special merit for their quick-thinking, according to Johnston city, education and law enforcement officials. Tuesday afternoon, the city honored the three siblings for reporting what they thought was an abduction before school on October 31st.


  3. NW Beaver Drive Reopens in JohnstonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | WHO-TV

    When this $3.88 million project is complete, NW Beaver Drive will have a two-way left turn lane, LED street lights, and a five-foot wide sidewalk on the west side of the street.


  4. Gilbert's Pollard cruises to State XC titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Gilbert Senior Thomas Pollard is one of the top runners in the country and it showed against the state cross country meet on Saturday. Pollard blew away the 3A field, winning by over a minute and finishing with the fastest time in all classes.


  5. Johnston Victorious Over Ankeny CentennialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Ankeny Centennial lost to Johnston in the first round of the high school football playoffs Wednesday.


  6. Three Metro Suburbs Land in Top 50 Nationwide ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | WHO-TV

    It's good to live in Iowa, according to a new list of the nation's top 50 suburbs from Business Insider: three of the metro's suburbs made the list. Waukee comes in at #37, recognized for its cost of living, proximity to Des Moines, and variety of community organizations located in town.


  7. Ames School Official Defends Decision to Bring Up 'Security Concern' Over Football GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Now the two school districts are giving different accounts of what led up to the forfeit. Des Moines school officials say Ames officials told them they didn't want to play in Des Moines after dark due to a threat of violence that the school was investigating.


  8. Urban Assault Training Course Opens at Camp DodgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WHO-TV

    JOHNSTON, Iowa- Around eight years back leaders of the Iowa National Guard base in Johnston realized there was a shortage in the training they were giving soldiers. When in countries like Iraq, soldiers would find themselves going door to door in cities in combat.


  9. Pollster Answers Questions, Rather than Asking ThemRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WHO-TV

    JOHNSTON, Iowa- In the heated political season it can be very common to learn the results of another poll telling how the candidates are stacking up with voters. At the taping of this week's Iowa Press show on Iowa Public Television, 3 experts involved in the taking, and interpreting the polls were on the program.


  10. Senator Grassley at Johnston High for Q&ARead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | WHO-TV

    JOHNSTON, Iowa- A lesson at Johnston High School, not from the internet, or a textbook, but rather a chance to question one of Iowa's U.S. Senators. For the better part of an hour Wednesday morning Senator Grassley took a wide range of questions from students on topics like the department of Education, or the legalization of marijuana.


  11. Meet Iowa 'Voice' Contestant Grant GanzerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | WHO-TV

    On "The Voice" this season, you'll hear about the heart breaks, successes, and long roads the 48 contestants took to the big stage. GrantGanzer's story started in Johnston, Iowa with a guitar and a dream."


  12. Ankeny Looking for a Win at JohnstonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    The split took getting used to, but the Hawks started the season with a shutout of Indianola, and have a chance to turn even more heads at Johnston Friday night.


  13. Central Iowa Dominates State SoftballRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Johnston gets revenge. After losing in the 5A title game a year ago the Dragons leave no doubt, cruising past SE Polk 10-2 to win their 2nd softball championship in school history.


  14. Motorcycle Riders Grant Little Girl Her Final WishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    JOHNSTON, Iowa-Doctors say time is running short for a three-year-old Des Moines girl, but before it does, family members prayed she would have one more reason to smile.


  15. Motorcycle Ride Organized for Sick Johnston ChildRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    It's a final wish for a very sick little girl, to see a sea of motorcyclists paying her a visit.


  16. Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston Celebrates 75th YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, located at 5837 Winwood Dr., Johnston, was founded by the Sisters of Mercy - the same women who founded Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines - on Clark Street 75 years ago today.


  17. City Piles Storm Debris on Front Lawn, Angers ResidentRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2014 | WHO-TV

    Residents across the metro are still cleaning up from last week's violent windstorm and most are doing it with little or no help from city services.


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