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Black's Building owner on flag controversy: "I'm sorry" Video included

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The decision to replace the U.S. flag with the Irish flag this weekend for the city's annual Irish Fest has some crying foul.

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Irish flag replaces American flag? Some eyes aren't smiling

The Irish flag as it looked on top of the Black's Building Friday afternoon. The Irish flag as it looked on top of the Black's Building Friday afternoon.
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With the annual Iowa Irish Fest about to kick off in downtown Waterloo, one business owner's decision to replace a prominently-displayed American flag with a more festival-appropriate one doesn't appear have the luck of the Irish on her side. More>>

Israel pounds Gaza as it searches for soldier Video included

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Israel launched dozens of airstrikes early Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip as part of a large-scale search for a soldier Israel suspects was captured by Hamas fighters. More>>

Goats clearing ragweed, poison ivy in Clayton County Video included

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a unique solution for getting rid of unwanted plants. More>>

Police: Juveniles found guilty of vandalizing Dubuque's Eagle Point Park

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Two anonymous tips to the Dubuque/Jo Daviess County Crime Stoppers helped charge 4 juvenile suspects with Criminal Mischief. Ti More>>

Miller-Riverview Campground finally open, campers thrilled Video included

Miller-Riverview Park in Dubuque fills up with campers on Friday, Aug. 1: its first day open all year. Miller-Riverview Park in Dubuque fills up with campers on Friday, Aug. 1: its first day open all year.
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It's the first of August, and Dubuque's Miller-Riverview Park and Campground is just now opening for the year. More>>

Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

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One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see... More>>

1 dead after Chickasaw Co. crash involving 2 motorcycles

(Blake Lybbert, KWWL) (Blake Lybbert, KWWL)
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A Missouri man was killed after a crash involving four vehicles Friday morning north of New Hampton, and police are searching for the driver of one of those vehicles. More>>

Area school districts apply for No Child Left Behind waiver

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Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City schools all want to be left out of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. More>>

Hills Bank and Trust robbed Friday

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The Hills Bank and Trust building in Hills was robbed Friday shortly before noon. More>>

Shoppers head out for Sales Tax Holiday: what qualifies, what doesn't Video included

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There's no sales tax on clothes or shoes under $100, which sounds simple, but there's a lot of exceptions. More>>

Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty to heroin overdose death

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A man has pleaded guilty after authorities say he distributed heroin, which later led to a person's death. More>>

Waterloo airport sees highest passenger count since 2009

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The Waterloo Regional Airport says July 2014 saw the highest number of passengers since June of 2009. More>>

UPDATE: Waterloo woman charged in Linn Co. crash

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a Waterloo woman that ran from a Thursday night crash that injured four teens is now facing numerous charges. More>>

Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

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Marijuana can go in more than brownies and cookies. And the dizzying variety of foods that can be infused with the drug is complicating matters for Colorado regulators who want to make sure pot-infused edibles and drinks... More>>

1 injured after car strikes train near Homestead

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The Iowa County and Johnson County Sheriff's Offices are investigating after a car struck a train east of Homestead. More>>

Boy Scout leaders see video of controversial border search

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Federal investigators showed Boy Scout leaders surveillance video of a border security search of one central Iowa troop. The search raised red flags because one scout master says a border patrol officer pointed a gun at one of the scouts heads.The alleged incident happened on July 7 during a camping trip to Alaska and Canada. Scout master Jim Fox told KCCI, one of the boys took a photo of a border patrol agent, an act which is illegal. Agents immediately confiscated his camera. That's when Fo... More>>

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>
  • UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:30:29 GMT
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
  • South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:36:05 GMT
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
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    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 >>
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    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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