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Iowa Chairiots' wheelchairs replaced, back on the basketball court Video included

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The Iowa Chairiots wheelchair basketball team is no longer on the sidelines. More>>

Cedar Rapids already hearing ideas for casino land Video included

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Now that Cedar Rapids cannot have a casino, there's a large plot of empty land up for grabs. At Tuesday's City Council meeting the city was supposed to finalize a lot of the land deals with the Cedar Rapids Development Group, but with no gaming license there's no deal. Many are wondering what the city could build instead. More>>

Experts: Underage drinking problematic in Iowa Video included

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Children as young as 13 are experimenting with alcohol, according new information from the Iowa Department of Public Health. More>>

Authorities make arrest following Iowa County home invasion

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Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a January home invasion case out of Iowa County .Authorities took Keenan Baker into custody on Tuesday in connection with a home invasion that happened in New English on January 8, 2014. More>>

First new home to be built in Wellington Heights in 50 years Video included

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It's been 50 years since a new home was built in the Cedar Rapids Wellington Heights neighborhood. More>>

KWWL Anti-Bullying Rally: "Raw, Real, Powerful" Video included

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"Let's go tuck our baby in one last time."That line sent chills down the spines of thousands who packed theaters two years ago to watch "Bully." Kirk Smalley and his wife Laura were walking into a funeral home to say their final goodbyes to their 11-year-old son Ty. Ty killed himself in his parents' bedroom after dealing with years of relentless bullying.Kirk shares his story and "Stand for the Silent" message around the world. And for the second time in six months, KWWL is bringing Kirk back... More>>

Plans to move inmates to new prison delayed

Plans to move inmates to new prison delayed

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Plans to transfer hundreds of maximum security prisoners from the Iowa State Penitentiary have been delayed after problems with the heating and cooling system at the new facility have been discovered. More>>

Independence man dies after tractor rollover

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An Independence man was killed after a tractor rollover Saturday. More>>

Manchester woman arrested after toddler falls from window

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A Manchester woman has been arrested after her toddler fell from a second-story apartment window. More>>

Des Moines girl shot in the chest questions gun safety for minors Video included

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A four-year-old girl is dead after authorities found her with a gunshot wound to the chest. It happened around seven Monday night at an apartment complex in Des Moines. Right now it all appears accidental but police are trying to learn if the child had access to the gun. More>>

Iowa State data breach exposes info of 30,000 alum

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Iowa State University has reported a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people enrolled at the school over a 17-year period.
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Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned Video included

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Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. More>>

House rejects Senate's plan to reopen Iowa Juvenile Home

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The state House is rejecting a plan passed by the Senate on Monday to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. More>>

THURSDAY at 10: 'Field of Dreams' still a dream for Dyersville Video included

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The iconic baseball movie 'Field of Dreams' premiered 25 years ago, in 1989, and the movie's popularity and success still bring people to Dyersville. More>>

Session continues but expense payments stop

Iowa lawmakers have work to complete before adjournment, but they'll be finishing up without daily payments for their expenses. More>>

Teal Jennings joins KWWL for Today in Iowa, News at Noon

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Teal Jennings will soon be joining Jason Carter and Eileen Loan on the set of the EMMY-winning Today In Iowa newscast, along with anchoring duties for the KWWL News at Noon. Her first day will be April 30. More>>

Hampton officer hurt after gun jams

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A Hampton police officer was hurt after his gun jammed at a gun range. More>>

Bill proposes new state hiring, firing practices

The Senate Government Oversight Committee is proposing a bill that would make sweeping changes in some state government practices. More>>

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