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TRACKING: Storm Chances Return Late Monday

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Mild Monday but storm chances return Monday night, followed by cooler temperatures

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Detroit ballpark worker videoed apparently spitting on pizza

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DETROIT (AP) -- A food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been fired after a video was posted online allegedly showing him spitting on a pizza. 

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DC scales back punishment for smoking marijuana in public

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- People caught smoking marijuana in public in the nation's capital will now get a citation instead of being taken into custody. 

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Independence teenagers clean veterans' headstones in local cemetery Video included

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A group of around 25 teenagers spent their Sunday in a cemetery.

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Safety City: Teaching kindergartners safety skills for five decades Video included

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If you grew up in the area, you may remember attending Safety City, which started back in 1968. 

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President Trump says 2nd North Korea summit 'quite soon'

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Speaking at the United Nations, Trump says the relationship with the country whose leader he branded last year as "Little Rocket Man" is much improved.
 

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Waterloo Police respond to weekend gunfire

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The report states officers were dispatched to Charles St. and Linn St.
 

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Odor from troubled rendering plant overwhelms neighbors

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Residents of a northwest Iowa town say they're being overwhelmed by the stench from a nearby rendering plant.

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Fire at former Dubuque Catholic school building considered suspicious

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The former home of Holy Ghost Catholic School in Dubuque has been damaged by a fire.

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Train derails in NW Iowa, dumping sand, railcars into river

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No injuries were reported when a train derailed in northwest Iowa but 20 of the cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River. 

Picture courtesy of Sioux County Sheriff Facebook page. 

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$18M worth of cocaine found in bananas given to Texas prison

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Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes. 

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New flood maps show reduced risks in Dubuque area

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New federal maps show that fewer buildings in Dubuque are at risk of flooding. 

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The Latest: Judiciary aide confirms Thursday public hearing

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A spokesman for the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is confirming that the committee will hold a public hearing Thursday on the sexual assault allegation that's been made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

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Poll: Democrats hold the advantage in upcoming election, Republicans show enthusiasm in midterms

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Six weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters, with nearly six-in-10 saying they’d like to see significant change in the direction President Donald Trump has been leading the country, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. 

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Sen. Graham: "Not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over this."

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmatio... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmatio...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham says Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will be treated "respectfully" by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but both witnesses "will be challenged" over the sexual assault allegation from decades ago she's made against the Supreme Court nominee. 

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Oelwein man seriously injured in Linn County crash

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An Oelwein man is in the hospital after an alcohol related crash Sunday morning. 

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US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

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The Trump administration is proposing rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. 

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Veterans walk for suicide prevention Video included

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In Cedar Falls this morning nearly 30 veterans walked the streets in support of each other to help prevent veterans suicide. 

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The Latest: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

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Lawyers for the woman who's accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they've accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for her to tell her story.

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Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

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Congress is preparing to require the Federal Aviation Administration to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes. 

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Hotplates distributed to residents affected by gas disaster

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Hotplates are being distributed to residents who have been left without gas service more than a week after gas explosions and fires rocked Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley. 

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Woman's body found inside car pulled from Iowa pond

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Authorities in north-central Iowa say a woman's body has been pulled from inside a submerged car. 

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Barn ruled total loss after fire in Linn County

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A total of nine fire departments battled a fire in Linn County Friday night. 

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Police release dashcam video of chase, man charged with attempted murder Video included

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The passenger in a car that was involved in a high-speed chase in eastern Iowa is now facing attempted murder charges.

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Casino Night fundraiser being held to raise money for Honor Flights

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The Cedar Falls AMVETS Riders Post 49 is hosting the fundraiser October 19 to raise money to send veterans to Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight. 

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UPDATE: Cedar Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s® announces location change

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Due to flooding at Gateway Park, Saturday's Walk will now be at Peet Junior High School (525 E Seerley Blvd.) in Cedar Falls.

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Cedar Valley Catholic Schools to hold town hall meetings on future of schools

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Cedar Valley Catholic Schools will hold a series of town hall meetings as the board makes long range plans for its schools.

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Mt. Trashmore closes due to vandalism, erosion

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It only took a week after opening for Mount Trashmore to close because of vandalism and an excess of rain. 

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Before flipping the switch, Novak Heating says check your furnace Video included

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According to Rotter a little bit of maintenance, like cleaning out your ducts and changing your filter can go a long way, especially to avoid that musty smell of dust burning. 

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"Coach 5-0" works to build positive relations with community Video included

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Police in Oelwein hope to connect with local teens as part of a developing program that places one officer in a bit of a non-traditional role.

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Delaware County unveils latest in 911 technology Video included

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When you dial 911 you hope emergency responders can get there in no time, but until recently it was much more complicated than that.

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Animal rescue speaks out after man who beat foster dog gets citation Video included

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Police say Dennis Greene, of Marion, admitted he kicked and beat the dog causing it internal bleeding and head trauma. 

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Uber driver accused of kidnapping after rider jumps from car

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- An Uber driver is accused of kidnapping and false imprisonment after a passenger told investigators she jumped from the window of a moving vehicle. 

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Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

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Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. 

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Arrest made after police chase

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Marion Police say they'll be releasing more information Friday afternoon, after a young man is arrested after a police chase.

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Iowa sheriff's office warns about suspect using Snapchat app to target teens Video included

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The Allamakee County Sheriff's Office is asking parents to talk to their kids after recent incidents.

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2 years later: Remembering the floods of 2016

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It's been two years since the Cedar River experienced near record-breaking flooding, and with the heavy rain over the past few weeks, many people are closely watching rising water levels in area creeks and rivers.  

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Local radio personality Cory Ford has died

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The KCRR Facebook page says Cory Ford passed away early on Thursday.
 

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Man charged with murder in stabbing death of runner

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News outlets report 23-year-old Anthony Marquell Crawford is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez.

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5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NYC day care center

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Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. 

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12 weeks since Fayette County teen killed in hit-and-run

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Today marks 12 weeks since an eastern Iowa teen was killed in a hit-and-run. 14-year-old Kaiden Estling was hit while riding his moped on Highway 150 in Fayette County at the end of June.

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"Kinnick House" nears completion, city looks to add regulations Video included

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A home replicated to look like an iconic football stadium is the sore subject in one city. Now, neighbors and some city officials are hoping to never allow another like it to be built. 

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Coalition says recent Iowa murders highlight culture of violence against women Video included

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The violent deaths of college women, Celia Barquin Arozamena and Mollie Tibbetts, within months of each other are shedding light on what one organization calls a "culture" problem. 

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  • Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

    Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

    Monday, September 24 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-09-24 15:51:48 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-09-24 17:44:03 GMT
    The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it plans to start construction next year after the U.S. State Department concluded last week that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could be...More >>
    The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it plans to start construction next year after the U.S. State Department concluded last week that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could be quickly mitigated.More >>
  • Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

    Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

    Monday, September 24 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-09-24 15:11:47 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-09-24 17:44:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). Jered Chinnock walks down a clinic hallway with his therapy team at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. on Sept. 18, 2018. Chinnock, paralyzed since 2013, is taking steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps his i...(AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). Jered Chinnock walks down a clinic hallway with his therapy team at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. on Sept. 18, 2018. Chinnock, paralyzed since 2013, is taking steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps his i...
    Electrical implant, intense rehab help three paralyzed patients take steps again _ using a walker or other aid _ but far more study needed to tell why, who else might be helped.More >>
    Electrical implant, intense rehab help three paralyzed patients take steps again _ using a walker or other aid _ but far more study needed to tell why, who else might be helped.More >>
  • Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

    Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-09-24 16:37:47 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-09-24 17:43:50 GMT
    Dallas police say a white officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed.More >>
    Dallas police say a white officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed.More >>
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