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Woman charged with two counts of murder tied to deadly Waterloo fire

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Police in Waterloo say a woman now faces two counts of first-degree murder after a woman and her 9-year-old son died as a result of a house fire.

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Rain chances end late tonight with the next chance of rain Friday. 

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5-year-old boy hit by car in Waterloo

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Police say the 5-year-old has minor injuries following the collision, and was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

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UPDATE: Cedar Rapids crews believe house fire was intentionally set

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Fire crews are asking for information tied to a house fire they believe was intentionally set.

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Accident closes southbound lanes of I-380 near CID

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The southbound lanes of Interstate 380 closed Monday evening after a crash involving at least three vehicles, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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Back to School: Driving Safely with buses Video included

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The Iowa State Patrol says there were nearly 300 accidents involving school buses in Iowa last year. 

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Wisconsin suspends WR Cephus following charges

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Wisconsin has suspended Quintez Cephus after authorities charged the wide receiver with two felony counts of sexual assault. 

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Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, 2 kids

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Prosecutors have charged a Colorado man with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. 

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Marion police to host human trafficking presentation next week

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The Marion Police Department will be hosting a presentation entitled "Human Trafficking; It's Not Like the Movies" next Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Training Center of the Marion Police Department.  

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DNR investigating fish kill on Floyd River

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The Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill that began on the North Fork of the Floyd River about seven miles northeast of Sheldon in O'Brien County. 

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Trump declares disaster in Iowa from storms in June, July

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President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Iowa following severe storms that hit the state in June and July. 

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Banking giant says no to Florida candidate who supports pot

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A Florida candidate for agriculture commissioner says Wells Fargo terminated her campaign account because she supports medical marijuana.  

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Cedar Rapids family cleaning business destroyed in Fire

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Duchess Cleaning is still open for business at their other location on Boyson Road and C Avenue. If you had any items at the Center Point location that was damaged by the fire, you can contact the business and leave your information as they work out what to do next.

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Racing stickers pour in for casket of Iowa boy with cancer

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Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia. 

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Dubuque man charged with 1st Degree Murder pleads not guilty Video included

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A man, who is accused of murdering a woman at her apartment, pleaded not guilty in court last week. 

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Iowa gas prices fall 2 cents per gallon in past week

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Gas prices have fallen slightly in the past week in Iowa, averaging $2.71 a gallon.
 

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Eastern Iowa business a total loss after fire

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A Cedar Rapids business is deemed a total loss after an early Monday morning fire. 

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Two injured in two-vehicle accident

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The Fayette County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of 50th Street and E Ave for a report of a two-vehicle accident.  

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Wisconsin man arrested for 6th OWI

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A man in Darlington, Wisconsin is facing charges, accused of a 6th OWI offense. 

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Man killed in tractor accident

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A man is dead after a tractor rolled on top of him. It happened last week just northeast of St. Lucas. The Fayette County Sheriff's office says, Linus Kuennen of Fort Atkinson died. As of Monday, police are not sure what caused the tractor to roll.

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Experts to parents: talk to kids about bullying ahead of school year

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Experts say parents should act as role models, showing kids how to get what they want without teasing, threatening or hurting someone else.

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1 woman reportedly pushed in front of Atlanta commuter train

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia authorities say two women have been hurt and a suspect is in custody after one of the woman was reportedly pushed in front of an Atlanta commuter train. 

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Beating King of Pop, The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become history's best-selling album of all-time. 

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"We all got to love him," Tootsie's honors missing La Porte City teen with 'Jake Day' Video included

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Today people in La Porte City honored Jake Wilson.

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Southeast Missouri State University dorm to allow dogs

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Students in one Southeast Missouri State University who don't want to leave their dogs or cats at home won't have to.

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Authorities say Cedar Rapids apartment fire intentionally set

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Fire investigators say a fire that threatened residents of a Cedar Rapids apartment was intentionally set.

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Ex-sports doctor Nassar moved to another prison facility

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Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. 

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Iowa toddler finds father's gun and accidentally shoots self

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A 2-year-old boy is recovering from a gunshot wound to his chest and neck after police say he found his father's loaded handgun. 

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Police: Man angry about loud music waves gun at school dance

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A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of waving a gun at a high school dance in Arizona because he didn't like the loud music.

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Missouri battles drought as crops suffer

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Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, as water becomes increasingly scarce. 

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Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandals

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Catholics across the U.S., shaken by the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children, are considering withholding or reducing their donations to their local churches as they look for ways to express their anger. 

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Matt Campbell has once-woebegone Iowa State on the rise

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Compassionate, fiercely driven and intensely competitive, third-year Iowa State coach Matt Campbell has a program that suffered through a century of mediocrity in position to win big in the Big 12 and beyond.  

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Eastern Iowa Community Colleges revamps nursing program

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Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is revamping its nursing program after a wave of resignations from staffers alleging the college overworked faculty, didn't invest in new equipment and ignored teachers trying to make improvements.  

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Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Colorado mom, kids

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A Colorado judge has denied a request by a defense attorney for a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of the young girls. 

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Officials say Iowa State Fair attendance down this year

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Iowa State Fair officials say attendance numbers are down this year by nearly 5,000.  

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"Each day gets harder," Maynard family still looking for driver in deadly hit-and-run

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An eastern Iowa mom is still looking for answers. 

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Officials says Cedar Rapids apartment fire intentionally set

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Fire investigators say a fire that threatened residents of a Cedar Rapids apartment was intentionally set. 

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UPDATE: 19-year-old dies at Wisconsin shooting range

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Deputies and emergency personnel arrived to find a man with a single gunshot wound.

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Driver dead after rollover crash in Webster County

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A driver is dead after a rollover crash in Webster County early Sunday morning. 

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Sheriff: Shooting at football game unrelated to school

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Authorities say a shooting outside a Florida high school football game in which two men were wounded had nothing to do with school or the game. 

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'Take Back Our Community' promotes unity, positivity in Waterloo Video included

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A decade of celebrating positivity in Waterloo.

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Golfer gets into fight and bites off another man's thumb

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A man has bitten off another man's finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course. 

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Davenport mom faces misdemeanor charges after abusing her child on social media

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A Davenport woman accused of pouring rubbing alcohol on her 2-year-old disabled child and threatening to kill the toddler while live streaming the incident on social media will face charges in court next month.

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Police: Wanted "dangerous" man found, arrested near Clarksville

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A man who Waterloo Police considered dangerous and on the run, has been found and arrested near Clarksville. 

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Mom saves kids from toy car on fire Video included

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“From smoke to just gone was like four minutes,” Michelle Kline said.

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Iowa soup kitchen creates charity closet with essentials

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An Iowa soup kitchen has stocked a room with clothes, bedding, toiletry and other items for people in need.   

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Kansas launches campaign to reduce stillbirth rate in state

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The effort achieved that reduction in Iowa.

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Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 80

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Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general has died, his family and foundation confirmed Saturday.

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Iowa Leaders react to longtime congressman Leonard Boswell's death

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Leaders in Iowa politics are reacting to the death of Leonard Boswell on Friday. Boswell served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1996 through 2012, and also worked among the Iowa Legislature for 10 years.

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UPDATE: Linn County deputies take suspected driver into custody after chase

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The Linn County Sheriff said the plates on the car were determined to have been stolen out of Cedar Rapids.

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Dubuque's "Big Grey" is 2018 Iowa State Fair's largest rabbit

Dubuque's "Big Grey" is the Largest Rabbit at the 2018 Iowa State Fair Dubuque's "Big Grey" is the Largest Rabbit at the 2018 Iowa State Fair
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A eastern Iowa rabbit took this year's Iowa State Fair by leaps and bounds, winning the 2018 Largest Rabbit competition by more than a "hare" in Des Moines.

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UPDATE: Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies at 84

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Family spokesman: Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell has died following complications from a rare form of cancer.

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Law enforcement shares raw emotion behind Jake Wilson investigation

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Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson posted to Facebook today, sharing his thoughts after yesterday's news conference.

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Milkweed research may help struggling Monarch butterfly population Video included

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"Monarchs tend to have a low survival rates from an egg to when it grows up to and a lot of that is due to accreditation, there are all kinds of bugs on each plant, they get eaten by ants, bees, all kinds of different stuff." 

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Bringing back memories and creating new ones at the Old Time Power Show

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Take a step into the past this weekend at the Old Time Power Show at Antique Acres in Cedar Falls.

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Man killed in tractor rollover in Fayette County

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One person is dead after a tractor rollover in Fayette County yesterday. Fayette County Sheriffs responded to a 911 call along P Ave. near Pheasant Road and St. Lucas. 

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KWWL Initiative: Abby Turpin's "Little of the Month" for Big Brothers Big Sisters

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August 2018's "Abby's Little of the Month" story entitled 'A Growing Friendship' features Big Brother, Dave, and his Little Brother, Evan.

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Gov. Reynolds asks for Presidential Disaster Declaration for July tornadoes

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The request would help assist survivors and community rebuilding efforts in Marshall, Polk, Lee, Marion and Van Buren counties.

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Man killed by officer in confrontation at Creston park ID'd

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Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police in Creston this week, as well as the officer who shot him.

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Expert talks prevalence of human trafficking in Iowa

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We sat down with an expert who believes Iowa may be one of the nation's worst states for human trafficking. 

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14-year-old hit by S-U-V in Cedar Rapids Video included

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A 14-year-old is recovering after being hit by an SUV while out riding his bike. 

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Alliant Energy explains high electric bills Video included

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Dozens of people have taken to social media to voice concerns about their latest Alliant Energy bills.  

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Police officers help area kids buy school supplies Video included

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Markers and glue sticks are small items that can quickly add up.  

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Security measures in place for St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival Video included

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Security measures are in place for the popular St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival.  

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Concussion insurance coming to Iowa high school athletes Video included

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Concussion insurance is now being offered to Iowa high school student athletes. 

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Man killed by officer in confrontation at Creston park ID'd

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Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police in Creston this week, as well as the officer who shot him.

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Congressman, pressed over abuse allegation, takes it to voters

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Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is answering calls to quit his state's attorney general race following allegations of domestic abuse by hitting the campaign trail.   

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HAPPENING TODAY: Investigators use K9's to search areas in, around Wolf Creek

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Investigators are continuing to search the areas in and around Wolf Creek in La Porte City, after human remains were discovered by kayakers on Tuesday.

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Charles City Police show off their moves in lip sync challenge

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The Charles City Police Department decided to join in the national lip sync challenge!  

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Driver killed in Bremer Co. crash

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The Bremer County Sheriff's Office is investigating, after a deadly crash on Highway 218 near C13 Thursday night. 

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President Trump cancels military parade, 'maybe next year'

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On Twitter, Trump accused local politicians of price gouging, although the projected $92 million cost was largely attributed to Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment and personnel.

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Phoenix officer, suspect both shot after exchanging gunfire

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix Police Department officials say an officer and suspect are in critical condition after exchanging gunfire in north Phoenix. 

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Former janitor sentenced for filming employees in school bathroom

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A former janitor accused of video recording people in a northern Iowa school staff restroom has been given 60 days in jail.

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One person hit by car, possibly life-threatening injuries

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Cedar Rapids Police responded to a report of a person struck and pinned by a vehicle near 1618 Park Towne Lane around 11 p.m. Thursday. 

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  • Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

    Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

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    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, perform "Don't go Breaking My Heart" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Aren...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys, perform "Don't go Breaking My Heart" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Aren...
    A southern Oklahoma casino says 14 fans suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys.More >>
    A southern Oklahoma casino says 14 fans suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys.More >>
  • Colorado man charged with murder says wife killed daughters

    Colorado man charged with murder says wife killed daughters

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    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A photograph sits amid the tributes as they grow outside the home where a pregnant woman, Shanann Watts, and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste, lived Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Frederick, Colo. The woman's husband, Chri...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A photograph sits amid the tributes as they grow outside the home where a pregnant woman, Shanann Watts, and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste, lived Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Frederick, Colo. The woman's husband, Chri...
    Prosecutors have charged a Colorado man with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters.More >>
    Prosecutors have charged a Colorado man with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters.More >>
  • Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

    Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

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    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). The sun is seen through smoky air as it sets Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, behind the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surroundin...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). The sun is seen through smoky air as it sets Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, behind the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surroundin...
    Smoke from wildfires has blotted out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delayed flights and forced authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.More >>
    Smoke from wildfires has blotted out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delayed flights and forced authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.More >>
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