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TRACKING: Patchy fog tonight; Nice weekend ahead

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After a few evening showers, the sky becomes mostly clear tonight, with patchy fog possible late.  Sunshine is expected for Saturday, but we will be watching for haze from the Canadian wildfire smoke.

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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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Two firefighters treated after house fire

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Two Cedar Rapids firefighters had to be treated after a house fire Friday afternoon.

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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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