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Congressional hopefuls may face recognition challenge Video included

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Democrat Pat Murphy and Republican Rod Blum face the age-old question: what's in a name?Both are running for the open seat in Iowa's 1st Congressional District, and both are from Dubuque, and not well known outside the immediate area. More>>

Police asking for help identifying suspected credit card thief

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Police say the man in the attached pictures is suspected of stealing and using another person's credit card at a convenience store in Cedar Rapids' northwest side in the morning of July 25. More>>

Iowa DNR investigates second Lyon County fish kill

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say aerial spraying has killed more fish and crawdads in Lyon County. More>>

Summer learning loss prevented through Dubuque program

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St. Mark Youth Enrichment in Dubuque provided summer learning assistance to more than 100 students entering first through fifth grades, and the results were positive. More>>

Investigators find Meth Precursors in Dyersville home

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Investigators with the Dubuque Drug Task Force located items commonly used in manufacturing methamphetamine in a Dyersville home Wednesday afternoon. More>>

School administrators explain heat-related closings Video included

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When classes are canceled because of heat, school administrators say they're ready to implement a communication plan to notify parents which includes notifications via email and cell phone. More>>

Dyersville residents weighing in about proposed sidewalk

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Some eastern Iowans are weighing in about a proposed sidewalk in their neighborhood. Dyersville City Council wants to connect the new Dyersville Elementary School and Westside Park with a sidewalk. More>>

Rick Coleman: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Rick Coleman: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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"Okay I've accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Bryan Goettel currently living in Washington DC, former KWWL Sports Anchor and Reporter. And I'm asking to accept the challenge --my good friend Brent Matthias current head baseball coach at Denver High School and Joe Surma who will be joning me this Fall on Friday Heroes and also the Hall-of -Famer--the wrestling official--Mike Allen. so guys you have 24 hours to step up to the challenge--right now I am going to accept a bucket over my he... More>>

UIHC ready to treat Ebola patients if needed Video included

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.From eastern Iowa, the Ebola outbreak seems far away and highly unlikely, but medical staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics say they are taking no chances. More>>

Eastern Iowa farmers hoping for rain for dry crops Video included

The end of this ear of corn is stunted due to a lack of moisture The end of this ear of corn is stunted due to a lack of moisture
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Iowa's secretary of agriculture Bill Northey says eastern Iowa is the driest part of the state right now. More>>

Two injured in car crash

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Two people were injured Wednesday evening in a car crash. More>>

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

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The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.... More>>

Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

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A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution... More>>

Cedar Rapids man going to federal prison on gun charge

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A Cedar Rapids man is headed to federal prison for illegally having a firearm. More>>

New program helps new and experienced teachers in Iowa Video included

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Vicki Pitstick has been teaching for eight years but knows there's always new ways to help students so she's working with an instructional strategist, which is basically a coach for a teacher. They go over how students are doing and find ways to help them improve. It's part of the new  Teacher Leader Program in the Linn-Mar Community School District, which puts more teachers in leadership positions.  More>>

Japan-U.S. business conference hosted in Iowa

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The 2014 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference will be hosted in Des Moines. More>>

Glitch meant extra unemployment checks; staff told to stay quiet

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Internal emails show Iowa's workforce agency provided unemployment benefits earlier this year to people who didn't seek them and that staff was urged to stay quiet about what had happened. More>>

Judge reverses courtroom photo ban on West Union paper

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A judge has reversed a ban that prohibited an Iowa news photographer from publishing photos taken at a courthouse. More>>

Citizens group sues to stop new livestock water quality rules

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A citizens group opposed to new rules approved Tuesday by the Iowa commission regulating water quality has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop implementation of the rules. More>>

Man, daughter charged with locking Iowa man in grain bin

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A South Dakota man and his daughter from California face kidnapping charges after allegedly locking the woman's husband in a grain bin in Iowa following a domestic dispute. More>>

Police Chief resigns, accused of unethical spending Video included

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In the wake of allegations that he was misusing city money, Dunkerton Chief of Police Tim Schultz has resigned. More>>

West High dance team holding dance clinic

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The Waterloo West High School Dance Team is holding a dance clinic from elementary students on Sunday, August 24. More>>

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  • Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

    Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:56:35 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.More >>
    At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working...More >>
  • Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola

    Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:54:33 GMT
    Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.More >>
    Calm returned Thursday to the slum of West Point in Liberia's capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces...More >>
  • Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

    Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:54:30 GMT
    The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.More >>
    An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.More >>
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  • Does It Really Work?

    Does It Really Work?

    You've seen the commercials for a certain As Seen on TV product. But you're wondering, Does It Really Work? KWWL tests out the most popular products to find out.More >>
    You've seen the commercials for a certain As Seen on TV product. But you're wondering, Does It Really Work? KWWL tests out the most popular products to find out.
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  • The Steele Report

    The Steele Report

    Newsmakers, politicians and community leaders sit down with Ron Steele for The Steele Report, every Sunday at 10 a.m. on KWWL. Find previous episodes here.More >>
    Newsmakers, politicians and community leaders sit down with Ron Steele for The Steele Report, every Sunday at 10 a.m. on KWWL. Find previous episodes here.
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  • What do you think about Iowa State's decision to end VEISHEA for good?

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    Very glad; they should have done it long ago
    50%
    1200 votes
    Happy; after this year, it had to be done
    23%
    561 votes
    OK; I trust their decision but there are other options
    9%
    231 votes
    Not happy; they could have revamped the festival
    9%
    225 votes
    Terrible decision; officials gave in to pressure
    9%
    225 votes
  • Officials end VEISHEA, citing risk of riots, injuries
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