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Frederika restaurant burns down Video included

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Firefighters spent the night battling a large fire at the Bottomz Up restaurant in Frederika. More>>

Iowan escapes from Alcatraz Video included

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Tom Beener wasn't a prisoner on Alcatraz, but he made his escape all the same. More>>

Clayton County chief deputy resigns for 'personal reasons'

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Some big changes have taken place in the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, right in the middle of two of the busiest weeks of the summer for the county. More>>

Learn about your yard, and what wants to live in it

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To help residents learn how to create beautiful, yet low-maintenance yards that benefit the environment, Backyard Abundance is hosting a free yard tour Saturday, Aug. 2 in Iowa City. More>>

Fish-O-Rama registration opens Wednesday

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Registration for the twelfth annual Fish-O-Rama begins Wednesday at noon at Manhattan Pavilion of Robbins Lake in Cedar Rapids. More>>

UI Students: Buy football tickets, win free tuition

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Five current University of Iowa students who purchase their 2014 Iowa football student season ticket will be rewarded with something that won't just put a smile on their face, but on their parents' as well: free tuition for the 2014 Fall and 2015 Spring semester of classes at the UI.
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Wartburg music professor will conduct Iowa All-State Choir

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Dr. Lee Nelson, Wartburg College director of choral activities, has been selected to conduct the 68th annual Iowa All-State Choir in November.According to the Wartburg Marketing and Communications, the associate professor of music will conduct the 600 selected singers during their Iowa Music Festival performance at Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m.More than 3,000 students will audition this fall for the annual concert that dates back to 1946.“It is the most presti... More>>

Dog searches for bombs and protects troops

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A U.S. Marine from Cedar Falls and his dog, are making it safer for their fellow soldiers. Taylor Cross, 21, is a Marine corporal and graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 2012. He is the caretaker and trainer for Vito, an explosive detector. They both are currently serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines in Afghanistan.
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Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

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A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the... More>>

Stop tanning and sunbathing: Is that realistic? Video included

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The U.S. Surgeon General is calling for people to stop tanning and sunbathing.
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Rave Run: music, running, helping others

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Strap on your running shoes and get ready to party at The Rave Run 5K in Cedar Rapids. It's a neon 5K. More>>

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

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Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. More>>

2 high-speed chases in 1 week through Linn County Video included

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In just one week, the Linn County Sheriff's Office was involved in two high-speed pursuits across multiple counties and the latest involved a carjacking. More>>

Canadian Pacific declines to say when fire-damaged bridge will re-open

Canadian Pacific crews inspect and repair the fire-damaged railroad bridge Tuesday Canadian Pacific crews inspect and repair the fire-damaged railroad bridge Tuesday
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Canadian Pacific Railway is declining to say exactly when it might re-open one of its bridges in Dubuque County that was heavily damaged Monday in a fire. More>>

Veterans optimistic lawmakers will strike compromise on healthcare Video included

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Lawmakers are hammering out a $17 billion deal that would allow veterans to see local doctors and specialists if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA Hospital, or if the wait time for an appointment is more than 30 days. More>>

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

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Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks.... More>>

Elkport man arrested for Clayton County bicycle hit-and-run

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An Elkport man was arrested Saturday after a hit-and-run accident in Clayton County. More>>

Iowa farmers snap up conservation funding

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Iowa farmers are jumping at the opportunity to test new conservation practices. More>>

Officials: Teen fell about 80 feet from Iowa cliff

Authorities say a 17-year-old boy fell about 80 feet from a cliff at an eastern Iowa park. More>>

Police: Iowa man arrested after cheeseburger theft

Police say a Davenport man was found passed out in front of a convenience store with a stolen cheeseburger from the business in his pocket. More>>

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:15:26 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
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  • Does It Really Work?

    Does It Really Work?

    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 >>
    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.
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  • The Steele Report

    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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