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UPDATE: Abandoned home destroyed in large fire

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Crews are on the scene of a fire near downtown Waterloo.

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TRACKING: Severe Storms Thursday

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Strong storms Thursday afternoon with hail/wind threat. 

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Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes track through eastern Iowa Wednesday

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Several reports of hail, damaging wind, heavy rain and tornadoes across eastern Iowa Wednesday Evening.

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FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

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This week, the FDA said it will now give priority reviews to new generic drugs until there are at least three on the market.

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Iowa City body found in taxi identified, treated as homicide case

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A body was found in a taxi cab early this morning, according to Iowa City police.

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Woman reunites with three puppies after home is destroyed

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When a tornado struck Prairieburg Wednesday night, Karlee Marsh was taking cover under her grandma's couch while her home was being destroyed.

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The Latest: US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

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The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States.

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Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

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Cardinal George Pell has now become the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal.

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Former ISU Football player suspended by the NFL

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The Dallas Cowboys will have to start next season without David Irving as the defensive end will face a four-game suspension to begin 2017.

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Woman taken to hospital after storm rips through Prairieburg

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A woman is injured after a storm rips through the town of Prairieburg. 

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UPDATE: Yellow Cab driver found dead in Iowa City Video included

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A Yellow Cab driver was found dead inside a taxi early this morning in Iowa City. 

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BREAKING: Attendees at Linn County Fair reported safe during storm

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Linn County Fair organizers have issued a statement on their Twitter page.

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2,782 people without power in Waterloo

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The estimated time it will come back on is around 9:15 p.m.

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Sullivan Family concerned over convention center name change

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The family says the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center has stood as a symbol of this country's sacrifice for freedom since the dedication in 1988.

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1,480 people in Marion without power

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According to Alliant Energy, around 1,480 people are currently without power in Marion. 

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Johnson Co. easing vaccination process for refugees

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For Johnson County refugees, the road to get vaccinated is becoming that much easier. 

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Waterloo awarded $2.9 million grant

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An eastern Iowa city will get millions of dollars to help get rid of home hazards.

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Iowa Women meets Florida State in next year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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Iowa women’s basketball team will host Florida State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The announcement was made on Wednesday.

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Iowa State Women's basketball sign a Tennessee Volunteer transfer

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Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly announced today the addition of Alexa Middleton, a transfer from Tennessee.

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Cedar Falls flood levee project approved

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Cedar Falls Mayor Jim Brown says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have approved a permit which will allow the city to begin building a downtown flood levee.

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Local body shops busy with hail damaged cars

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As Eastern Iowa prepares for the potential of severe weather, so are body shops in the area. Body repair shops in the Cedar Valley are still busy keeping up with the damage from the last round of storms that hit hard for many car owners.

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Friends remember teen who drowned, one week before 20th birthday Video included

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A town is grieving after a young man accidentally drowns in the Iowa River, one week before his 20th birthday. 

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Fire teams fighting wildfires across 7 states

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Hundreds of families have evacuated and tens of thousands of acres are projected to have been burned. 

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R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sold at auction for large amount

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 The auction house Profiles in History says the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.

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Former state lawmaker named president, executive director of KBBG-FM

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Berry will become the third president of the 40-year-old organization and Iowa's oldest African American owned and operated radio station. 

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ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B ‘pink slime’ libel suit

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ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime.” 

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Inmate in Netflix series "Making a Murderer" will stay in prison - for now

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A federal judge in August overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction in the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach.  A federal appeals court has refused to immediately release him while the state fights the reversal of his conviction.

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85-year-old man slides into history at Lost Island Waterpark

Pete Brustkern (right) passes a Lifetime Season Pass to Randy Miller (right) with Lost Island General Manager Eric Bertch (center) Pete Brustkern (right) passes a Lifetime Season Pass to Randy Miller (right) with Lost Island General Manager Eric Bertch (center)
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A record fell at Lost Island Waterpark today, as an 85-year-old man topped his own title as the Oldest to Ride Lost Soul Falls at the famed Waterloo water park.

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NOAA Weather Radio Outage

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The National Weather Service Quad Cities is Moving 

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Anti-war protesters block McKinley Avenue

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Anti-war protesters block road in front of the Iowa Air National Guard base. 

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Two cats saved from Charles City house fire

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The Charles City Fire Department saved two cats from a house fire at 902 E St. 

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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

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It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat. 

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T-Rex spotted in downtown Cedar Rapids

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Here's a story that will make you smile!  There's been a T-Rex sighting in Cedar Rapids. 

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Earlville Athletic Association former secretary facing fraudulent practices charge

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The former secretary and treasurer of the Earlville Athletic Association is facing a fraudulent practices charge after more than $8,500 was allegedly spent inappropriately.  

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Possible name change for Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

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Millions in investment, much needed updates, and an opportunity to do it without raising taxes, that is the proposal the Waterloo City Council is currently considering for the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in downtown Waterloo. 

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Sarah Palin sues New York Times over editorial linking her to violence

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Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, sued The New York Times on Tuesday alleging that the newspaper defamed her in an editorial that appeared to link her to political violence after the shooting of House Republican Whip Steve Scalise earlier this month. 

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Ford issues recall for close to 400,000 vehicles

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Ford has just announced a safety recall that will impact about 400,000 vehicles that were manufactured between 2014 and 2017.

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AAA and the Iowa State Patrol partner to end distracted driving

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The Iowa State Patrol launched a new program to help stop people from texting and driving. 

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Mental health problems rising among college students

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More than 75 percent of all mental health conditions begin before the age of 24, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which is why college is such a critical time.

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ABC: Settlement reached in 'pink slime' defamation lawsuit

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File). - FILE- This March 29, 2012, file photo, shows the beef product critics call "pink slime" during a plant tour of Beef Products Inc. in South Sioux City, Neb. Jury selection is set to start Wednesday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File). - FILE- This March 29, 2012, file photo, shows the beef product critics call "pink slime" during a plant tour of Beef Products Inc. in South Sioux City, Neb. Jury selection is set to start Wednesday, May 21, 2017.
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ABC says it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a more than $1 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company's lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." 

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10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote; Venezuela: Helicopter strafes court in 'terrorist attack'; New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks. More>>

Junior Firefighter Academy teaches Dubuque kids ins and outs of the job Video included

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On a sunny Tuesday morning, a different looking crew is busy pulling hoses from a fire truck. It's a group of 6-8th graders who are taking part in the annual Junior Firefighter Academy.

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Dubuque Police asking for help identifying truck suspected of hit and run

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Dubuque Police are looking for your help with identifying a truck that was in a suspected hit and run. 

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NEW VIDEO RELEASED: Cameras capture impact of bus crash Video included

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New video released shows a horrific bus crash that happened last month in Detroit.

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Clive officials move to stop jumping from bridge into creek

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A Des Moines suburb has taken steps to keep people from jumping off a railroad bridge into a creek. 

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TONIGHT: Iowa "animal caller" featured on NBC show Video included

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An 88-year-old woman from Iowa plans to prove age ain't nothing but a number.

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Iowa radio station celebrates 50 years Video included

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A big milestone in one eastern Iowa town. A radio station celebrates 50 years on-the-air. KNEI, or 103.5, has officially been on- air since June 27th, 1967.  

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Maddon says Cubs making informal trip to White House

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Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will visit the White House on Wednesday, though it's not an official visit with President Donald Trump.

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Oscar Mayer adds new vehicles, Drone to WienerFleet

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… WienerDrone? Oscar Mayer announced the expansion of its "WienerFleet" in a YouTube video Monday, which will add two new hot dog-shaped vehicles to bring the company's products straight to consumers.

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Knicks expected to part ways with Phil Jackson: Sources

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The New York Knicks are expected to part ways with team president Phil Jackson on Wednesday, according to multiple sources with ESPN. 

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  • Backlog of autopsies delay funeral services for grieving families

    Backlog of autopsies delay funeral services for grieving families

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-06-15 23:49:50 GMT

    A high number of deaths that require autopsies and an understaffed Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office have created delays of up to two weeks in returning the remains of loved ones to family members.

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    A high number of deaths that require autopsies and an understaffed Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office have created delays of up to two weeks in returning the remains of loved ones to family members.

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: A conversation with Lyric Cook's father from behind bars

    SPECIAL REPORT: A conversation with Lyric Cook's father from behind bars

    Friday, June 9 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-06-09 20:22:18 GMT

    We haven’t heard from Dan or Misty Morrissey in nearly four years. But recently, Dan decided to share his story and speak exclusively to KWWL.

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    We haven’t heard from Dan or Misty Morrissey in nearly four years. But recently, Dan decided to share his story and speak exclusively to KWWL.

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  • Results of Ron's Cardiac Catheterization

    Results of Ron's Cardiac Catheterization

    Friday, June 9 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-06-09 20:07:05 GMT

     Watch the results of Ron Steele's cardiac catheterization at Covenant Medical Center last January. 

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     Watch the results of Ron Steele's cardiac catheterization at Covenant Medical Center last January. 

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