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Documents show Iowa State Patrol captain failed to report sexual harassment Video included

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 Documents obtained from Iowa State Patrol reveal a Patrol Captain in Des Moines failed to act after being told of sexual harassment within the post.

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Two concerts left for Waterloo Municipal Band's 2018 concert series

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The season finale will be July 26, which will also be Bill Shepherd's final show as conductor of the band.  After 37 years, he'll be retiring and passing the baton to someone else.

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John Deere tribute to accompany State Fair Butter Cow

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A tribute to John Deere's 100th anniversary will be accompanying the Iowa State Fair Butter Cow.

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Man arrested after crash in Bremer County

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 A man is arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, and crashing, in Bremer County. 

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UPDATE: Name released of man pulled from river

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The autopsy is complete for a man, pulled from the Iowa River in Iowa City earlier this week.

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President Trump says Biden is his 2020 'dream' Democratic opponent

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Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that "I dream about Biden."

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Lay's releasing eight new potato chip flavors

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The new "Tastes of America" flavors showcase local cuisines across the nation.
 

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Construction continues on Cedar Falls public safety building Video included

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One Eastern Iowa city is moving its public safety operations to a different part of town.  Construction is underway to expand the South Main Fire Station near Greenhill Road in Cedar Falls. This will become the new Public Safety building, housing both the Cedar Falls police and fire departments. The project will cost $10.5 million.  Craig Witry is a building official managing this project. He said they are right on schedule, but it's important to have dry weather... More>>

Man gets probation for supplying alcohol to underage woman

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A man has been given probation for supplying alcohol to a 19-year-old woman who authorities say was drunk when her vehicle hit a tree in northern Iowa, killing her. 

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"Ride long and prosper," small towns gear up for RAGBRAI Video included

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"It's hugely important, you're bringing in 15,000-20,000 riders on a good day. It's the type of crowd you just can't generate on your own."

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Councilwoman faces no charges for alleged threat Video included

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A Waterloo councilwoman accused of threatening violence against her peer will not face charges. 

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UPDATE: Authorities release name of victim in grain bin accident

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Officers and medics were dispatched around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a property about 5 1/2 miles south of Remsen.

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Waterloo business leader John Deery Sr. dies

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Deery may be best known for his automobile dealerships, but he's also known for his role in real estate and helping develop the Cedar Valley.

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Springville woman seriously hurt in roadside rollover crash in Linn County

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Sheriff's deputies in Linn County say 61-year-old Melissa Davidson, of Springville, is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash in Linn County.

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Lancaster votes to allow ATV/UTV use on all of its road Video included

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The Grant County town of Lancaster, Wisconsin, will be opening its roadways for another set of wheels.

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Friend defends CR teacher accused of inappropriate use of African-American doll Video included

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The Cedar Rapids Community School District is pushing to fire a teacher after an internal investigation.  

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'It's not fair': Waterloo family outraged by plea deals in deadly hammer attack Video included

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A local family believes our justice system has failed them after a hammer attack killed a loved one. 

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Police chase leads to arrests, 3 handguns found

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Waterloo Police say they tried to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Fairview St. and Riehl St, when a vehicle failed to pullover.  

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Pat Green to perform at Iowa football game in honor of the "Iowa Wave"

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Artist Pat Green's song "Wave on Wave" has become the anthem for the "Iowa Wave" and now fans will get a chance to hear the song during a game by the artist himself. 

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UPDATE: Suspects identified after dog and vehicle go missing

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The Bremer County Sheriff's Office has identified two suspects in the disappearance of a dog and a vehicle. 

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One dead in Delaware County crash

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Iowa State Patrol says 24-year-old Benjamin Malone was killed in a crash this morning near Greeley.  

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Ford recalling thousands of vehicles

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Ford is recalling nearly 550,000 cars and SUV'S in North America to fix a gearshift problem.  

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Iowa couple accused of locking child in basement, abusing him

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 An Ackley couple is facing kidnapping charges for allegedly confining and abusing a child, including encouraging a dog to attack the child. 

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Governor backs agencies' actions in trooper harassment case

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Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending a harassment investigation that ended with a state trooper being fired after a 10-month paid leave and examined whether a powerful captain responded appropriately to concerns. 

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Cedar Rapids School District wants teacher fired after "inappropriate use of African-American baby doll"

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The Cedar Rapids Community School District is pushing to fire a teacher after they say she used an African-American baby doll inappropriately in a classroom.

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Demolition day scheduled for Greyhound Park

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A date has been set for the demolition of Greyhound Park in Waterloo.  

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Northwest Iowa officials say person stuck in grain bin died

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Authorities say a person trapped inside a grain bin has died in northwest Iowa. 

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The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

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The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have appeared at a news conference, entering to applause from the media and classmates.

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Officials fear algae toxin has tainted city water supply

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Officials have urged people not to drink tap water in a southern Iowa community because they suspect an algae toxin has tainted the supply. 

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Judge rejects 'stand your ground' immunity in gunbattle case

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A judge won't provide immunity for a man who says Iowa's "stand your ground" law should protect him from prosecution following a Cedar Rapids gunbattle. 

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Honoring Marine Lt. Fred Becker 100 years after his death Video included

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Eastern Iowans are honoring a World War I veteran who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country's freedom 100 years ago. Some call Marine Lt. Fred Becker the most decorated war time soldier in Waterloo history. He was killed along the infamous Western Front in France at the Battle of Marne on July 18, 1918.  Author of "Triumph and Tragedy," Mike Chapman, said Becker was an outstanding student at East Waterloo High School... More>>

Ex-Iowa first lady Mari Culver diagnosed with breast cancer

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Culver shared the news, first to friends and then publicly, to encourage women and men to seek regular screenings.

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Cedar Falls mom hoping new device can help area families affected by autism Video included

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100 days have now passed in the search for a missing eastern Iowa teen.  

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Iowa State Fair announces this year's new fair foods

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The Iowa State Fair is known for it's delicious food!  

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Key West Fire Department remembers longtime fire chief Video included

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A tri-state fire chief is described as an emergency services legend after his sudden death.

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Independence man given 25 years for string of thefts

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Police in Independence say 48-year-old James Reuther was found with two different stolen trailers during traffic stops, which came just two weeks apart this spring.

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Parking app coming to Waterloo

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If you need to park at a meter in Waterloo but don't have change, you'll soon be able to pay for parking with an app. 

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9/11 exhibit travels to Washington County Video included

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The 9/11 "Never Forget" mobile exhibit is right here in Iowa. 

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UPDATE: Man identified in deadly Dubuque County ATV crash

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The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says an 80-year-old man has died in an ATV accident  in the 6900 block of Highway 52 South on Monday.

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Knox's legacy lives on in the lives he continues to save Video included

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One Eastern Iowa couple is helping other families with newborns after the tragic loss of their own baby.  Mark and Elisha Palmer went through heartbreak no parent should ever endure when their infant son Knox was put down for bed and never woke up. This unimaginable pain pushed the Palmers to create the Knox Blocks Foundation in memory of their late son.  The foundation donates owlet socks with little monitors to families all over the country, comforting parents ...

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Winneshiek County warns about man possibly deceiving churches to get money

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The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and The Decorah Police Department are warning people about a man who has been going around to area churches asking for money.  

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VIRAL: Colorado mom warns parents after daughter is locked in washing machine

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Colorado mom Lindsey McIver posted to Facebook, saying that her 3-year-old daughter accidentally locked herself in their washing machine. 

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The Latest: Scaramucci says President Trump must 'reverse course' in Helsinki

(Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, and Russia President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang. The Trump adminis... (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, and Russia President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang. The Trump adminis...
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Scaramucci added, "The optics of the situation are a disaster."
 

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"Pay Your Age" special today at Hurts Donuts

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One eastern Iowa donut shop is taking a tip from Build-a-Bear, with a "pay your age" special today.
 

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MORNING UPDATE: Waterloo firefighters still investigating cause of garage fire

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The cause is still under investigation. 

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Community speaks out after officer's resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations Video included

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The East Dubuque City Council held its first meeting since a police officer's resignation and protesters were there to make their voices heard. e

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Inmate escapes from hospital

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An inmate escaped from a hospital in Linn County.

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UPDATE: Fire destroys Cedar Falls home Video included

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Flames were so strong during the battle that firefighters had to be evacuated, but crews say no one was hurt in the fire along Nordic Ridge Drive.

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Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

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Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki was his first time sharing the international stage with a man he has described as an important U.S. competitor — but whom he has also praised a strong, effective leader.

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72-year-old dies in Bremer Co. crash

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The Bremer County Sheriff's Office says a 72-year-old woman has died, after she's thrown from a vehicle during a crash. 

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CV Arboretum & Botanic Gardens hosts Hometown Picnic this Friday

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Cost is $30 per person.  Proceeds will be used to complete projects at the Arboretum.

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The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

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President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Portable classroom trailer moved to Cedar Falls High School Video included

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A trailer, once used by students at an overcrowded elementary school, is getting some bigger students. 

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Murder-for-hire sentencing pushed back because of lack of courtroom space Video included

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Sentencing for a man at the center of a murder-for-hire plot has been pushed back because of a lack of courtroom space.  

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Federal Aviation Administration to award $659.8M in infrastructure grants to 390 airports; 33 in Iowa

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants as part of a $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding for airports across the United States.  

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"Big smiles on their faces": Over 50 bikes donated to Cedar Valley kids Video included

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa, Variety Children's Charity of Iowa and Covenant Medical Center all teamed up, giving away more than 50 new bicycles. 

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UPDATE: Winneshiek County Sheriff confirms victim of alleged attack in critical condition

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Adam was arrested on felony willful injury causing serious injury warrants with a total bond amount of $50,000.

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WATCH: Charles City toddler living with Spina Bifida learns to walk

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"I'm going to step on your toes!" This Charles City 3-year-old girl will make you smile. 

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UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal single-vehicle accident in Cedar Rapids

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Cedar Rapids Police officers were called to the 4800 block of Edgewood Road SW around 5:13 a.m. for a single-vehicle accident.  

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Dad cleaning gun fatally shoots 6-year-old girl in the head

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Indiana police say a 6-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed when the handgun her father was cleaning accidentally fired in southern Indiana.   

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Suspect in 1988 killing of Indiana girl, 8, appears in court

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A judge has given prosecutors until Thursday to formally charge a man who's being held in the 1988 slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl.   

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Suspect arrested for criminal mischief at Cedar Rapids high school

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Police say this happened Saturday, July 14 when school officials found that a vehicle had driven through a chain-link fence and onto the high school track.

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Man dies after incident at campground pond

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The Grant County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin is investigating after a man dies after an incident at Whitetail Bluff Campground in Cassville, WI. 

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University of Iowa lost nearly $1.2M from business campus

The University of Iowa lost nearly $1.2 million from its operation of a business campus in Des Moines.

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POLICE: Woman injured in Cedar Rapids drive-by shooting not intended target

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Cedar Rapids police confirm a woman was taken to a hospital after a shooting in Cedar Rapids.  

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Family fighting against rare disease through annual fundraiser Video included

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One Eastern Iowa family is fighting back against the rare disease, CADASIL, with an annual fundraiser.

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Hot dog fire causes BBQ on Omaha highway

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The fire slowed traffic on the expressway.
 

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Missouri man dies in crash that ended police chase in Iowa

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WADENA, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say a Missouri man died in a crash that ended a police chief in northeast Iowa.
 

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DNR investigating boating accident near Waverly, woman on tube sent to hospital

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Police say the boat driver is now in custody.

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"How could you," Maynard mom's message to driver who hit and killed her son Video included

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An eastern Iowa family is still looking for answers and for justice.

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Water levels increased in Missouri River

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The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will likely remain above normal throughout the summer and fall to reduce the amount of water held in reservoirs along the river.

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Waterloo Police responding to crash involving motorcycle

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Waterloo Police are on scene of an accident on 218 and Orange Rd.

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Second grade student dies from complications of E. coli

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Southeast Polk Community School District officials say a student has died as a result of complications of E. coli. 

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Waterhawks Ski Team celebrates 60 years in the Cedar Valley

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The Waterhawks Ski Team is celebrating its 60th year in the Cedar Valley.  Watch them on The Steele Report

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Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

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Authorities say a Northern California firefighter was mauled in the face by a pit bull after helping extinguish a house fire. 

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Teen father charged after 8-month-old Iowa girl dies

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A teenage father is facing charges after his 8-month-old girl died after being hospitalized with serious injuries. 

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Jaguar Escapes, Kills 6 Animals at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

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The male jaguar escaped around 7:20 a.m., before the zoo was open to the public. 

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Summit fever: Trump reaches for big moment with Putin

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Although President Donald Trump has met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin twice before, he is eager to recreate in Finland the heady experience that he had last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

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Evansdale ride and drive honors families still looking for answers Video included

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"We will not stop until justice is served." 

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Man arrested following knifepoint robbery in Marion

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37-year-old Nelson Brocks is accused of robbing the woman in the 200 block of 14th Street on Saturday around 5:35 p.m., according to officers.

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OPERATION QUICKFIND CANCELED: Justin Smith

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Police in Cedar Rapids say Justin Smith has been located.

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One dead in high speed chase in Fayette County

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One person is dead after an accident in Fayette County. 

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"I couldn't sleep," Victim of alleged attacks in Winneshiek County speaks out Video included

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An Iowa man law enforcement called "dangerous"  has been found in Wisconsin. 

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Deputies: South Dakota woman found dead in Iowa camper

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Law enforcement officials in northwestern Iowa are investigating the death of a South Dakota woman whose body was found in a camper. 

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Authorities: 2 men struck by lightning on Iowa golf course

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Authorities say two men are recovering after being struck by lightning near a central Iowa golf course. 

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Pilot project to provide free Wi-Fi in central Iowa area

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A project being funded by Microsoft and federal grants will provide free internet to Valley Junction area of West Des Moines. 

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Tour Buses May Be Banned From Stopping By 'Full House' House

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will hold a vote Tuesday that may potentially ban buses and vans from one of the most visited sites in San Francisco, the Full House property. 

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Pilot project to provide free Wi-Fi in central Iowa area

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 A project being funded by Microsoft and federal grants will provide free internet to Valley Junction area of West Des Moines.    

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Pennsylvania mom accused of killing her baby with drug-laced breast milk

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A 30-year-old Pennsylvania woman is charged with killing her 11-week-old son by feeding him a lethal combination of drugs through her breast milk, authorities said. 

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Iowa charity collecting donations for backpack giveaway

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An Iowa charity is seeking donations to provide new, fully-stocked backpacks to children in the foster care system.  

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AP: Iowa trooper was fired due to 'threatening' interactions

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A termination letter shows that a member of the Iowa State Patrol was fired this month because of "intimidating, threatening and unwelcome" interactions with colleagues. 

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Iowa City announces entertainment plan ahead of hosting RAGBRAI Video included

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In two weeks time, Iowa City will welcome thousands of cyclists into the city as one of RAGBRAI's overnight stops for the first time in decades.

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UPDATE: East Dubuque officer accused of sexual misconduct resigns Video included

Fluhr had been accused by at least seven woman of either sending unwanted, inappropriate messages via text message and/or private Facebook messages. 

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Washington murder suspect had been convicted of previous murder Video included

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We are learning more about the history of a man accused of killing his 70-year-old roommate earlier this week in Washington.  

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Man airlifted after SUV hits utility pole

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating, after a man crashes his car into a utility pole.

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Historic bridge saved

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An eastern Iowa community is excited after getting the money to restore one of its only landmarks. 

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Hot car deaths: Simple, easy reminders to keep your child safe

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On July 4, we reported that, already this year, 21 kids had died in hot cars in the U.S.  A little more than a week later, that number is up to 23.

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Motorcyclist flown to Iowa City with serious injuries

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Emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle (motorcycle) accident Friday afternoon in the area of Paris Road and Valley Farm Road in Central City. 

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12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation

The Justice Department announced indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election against 12 Russian nationals

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Trial set for woman accused of hitting, starving daughter

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An August trial is scheduled for a northeast Iowa woman accused of hitting and starving her 3-year-old daughter. 

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Prices are rising faster than they have in six years

If you feel like stuff has been getting more expensive lately, you're right.

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Agency watchdog slams ex-HHS chief Price on costly travel

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The HHS inspector general's office released its long-awaited report Friday, also chastising the department for flouting federal travel rules.
 

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Iowa preschooler writes his own obituary before dying of rare cancer

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An Iowa family finds new meaning in life after a tragedy.  

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US inflation reaches 2.9 percent in June, highest in 6 years

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices rose in June from a year earlier at the fastest pace in more than six years, lifted by more expensive gas, car insurance, and higher rent.

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Kellogg's Honey Smacks could be contaminated with salmonella

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Last month, Kellogg recalled more than a million cases of the cereal, and the CDC reports people shouldn't eat it.

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What's lost may be found again: KWWL looking to reunite missing class ring with owner Video included

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A police department in Eastern Iowa is looking for someone who lost a class ring that's more than 60 years old. 

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Convicted Nebraska sex offender gets 15-year Iowa sentence

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A convicted Nebraska sex offender has been given 15 years in an Iowa prison for taking video of a college student showering in a residence hall. 

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New bus stop created on University Ave after safety concerns

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Bus riders are using a new stop on a well-traveled road in Eastern Iowa.  

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Gilbertville Daze this Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14

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Gilbertville Daze for 2018 are set for this Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14.

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Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) From left, first lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May watch the arrival ceremony at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) From left, first lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May watch the arrival ceremony at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Thursday, July 12, 2018.
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Trump, in an interview with The Sun newspaper, said he felt unwelcome in London because of protests, including plans to fly a giant balloon over Parliament on Friday that depicts him as an angry baby in a diaper.

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Community rallying around 4-year-old fighting brain cancer; how you can help

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Abraham Talavera will return to St. Jude in Memphis soon to begin seven months of chemotherapy.  A fundraiser has been set up so his parents and sister can be with him in Tennessee for those seven months.

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