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UPDATE: 1 killed in officer-involved shooting along Hwy 218

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The Nashua police say a vehicle was going south on Hwy 218 at 104 mph. The officer pulled the suspect over, who got out of the car, pointing a handgun at his head. 

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Amazon narrows list to 20 for its second headquarters

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Amazon narrows list of second headquarters to 20 contenders, mainly on the east coast. More>>

3 fired amidst scandal at Iowa communications agency

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The executive director of Iowa's state-run broadband network and two subordinates have been fired after state auditors discovered a range of misspending and cronyism during his tenure. 

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Dubuque camp to hold auditions, rehearsals for Colt Cadets

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The last audition camp for brass and percussion will be this weekend in Dubuque.  

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TRACKING: Warmer and sunny today, storm possible Sunday

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Warmer weather is ahead of a possible storm Sunday and Monday.

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Dubuque Hempstead student gets perfect ACT score

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Hempstead High School student Zach Lewis is feeling pretty perfect. 

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Iowa woman accused of stealing $350,000 from sister with Alzheimer's

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A West Des Moines woman is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her sister, who has Alzheimer’s. 

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Katie Couric returning for Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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NBC is bringing back Katie Couric to co-host the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month. More>>

Facebook launches 30-city "Community Boost" program, Des Moines on the list

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Facebook is rolling out a 30-city program it promised last year to help small businesses grow and workers gain the digital computer skills needed to find a job.

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Manchester man charged with child endangerment, accused of slapping, bruising 2-year-old son

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Police got a call on January 14 about a disturbance at 108 Ludland Drive.
 

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Waterloo play focuses on school shootings and the aftermath Video included

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Starting this week, the Waterloo Community Playhouse will take on a play that examines the aftermath of a school shooting.

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Dubuque group to talk human trafficking tonight Video included

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A group of local and statewide experts will be in Dubuque tonight to take human trafficking head-on. 

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Fire in Dubuque County causes $200,000 in damage, kills family dog

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A fire Wednesday afternoon in Dubuque County caused $200,000 in damage to a home, according to the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office. 

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Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no Video included

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Liberal activists are shrugging off the prospect of a government shutdown and demanding that Democrats protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation. More>>

Kirkwood "Gray Out" supports coach battling brain cancer Video included

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An Iowa college basketball coach is fighting for his life, but he isn't leaving the sidelines.

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Independence shelter takes in hundreds of rescue animals following raid Video included

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Nearly 24-hours after a rescue described by many as the biggest and most disgusting in Eastern Iowa's history, shelters are working hard to provide the animals with proper care.

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Iowa State falls to #24 TCU 96-73 Video included

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The Iowa State Cyclones fell behind by 18 in the first half and could never recover, falling to #24 TCU 96-73.  Donavon Jackson led Iowa State with 19 points, the Cyclones got 16 points each from freshmen Cameron Lard and Lindell Wigginton in the loss.  the

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Kent Stein to Deep Lakes Park Trail project receives statewide recognition

PHOTO CAPTION: Jim Edgmond (far left), city engineer, and Randy Hill, project manager, represented the City of Muscatine at the 1000 Friends of Iowa 2017 Best Development Awards presentation in Des Moines Tuesday (Jan. 16) - Photo: Maharry Photography PHOTO CAPTION: Jim Edgmond (far left), city engineer, and Randy Hill, project manager, represented the City of Muscatine at the 1000 Friends of Iowa 2017 Best Development Awards presentation in Des Moines Tuesday (Jan. 16) - Photo: Maharry Photography
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The project in Muscatine has been named one of 12 recipients of a Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa. 

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Waterloo, Cedar Falls home sales increased significantly in 2017

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Home sales were up last year in Waterloo and Cedar Falls

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Rutgers beats Iowa for the first time ever 80-64 Video included

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Corey Sanders had 18 points and eight assists and two steals and Geo Baker had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, to lead Rutgers past Iowa 80-64 on Wednesday night.

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At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Brooke Meadows, left, and Alex Ondrus go for a walk in Radnor Lake State Park, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Brooke Meadows, left, and Alex Ondrus go for a walk in Radnor Lake State Park, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.
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\Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather.

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Broadway show in Dubuque, Amazing Grace: A New Broadway Musical

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A Broadway show is coming to Dubuque!

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Jesup family helps owl found shivering in their mailbox Video included

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A Jesup family helped an owl after finding it in their mailbox, shivering and looking for warmth. 

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Hundreds of animals recovering after being removed from Vinton home Video included

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Charges are possible after hundreds of animals were found in a Vinton home.  

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Winter shelter hosts open house Video included

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An area shelter opens its doors to the public, giving people an idea how they work and what you can do to help.

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TIDE POD CHALLENGE: Experts say highly toxic, extremely dangerous

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Safety experts say the last social media stunt among teens is highly toxic. 

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Green Iowa AmeriCorps offers tips to keep energy bills low this winter Video included

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Green Iowa AmeriCorps is offering two free services to help you keep your utility costs low this winter. 

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Stunned sea turtles rescued from cold

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The cold temperatures are affecting the water, so stunned sea turtles are being rescued from the cold. 

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Dubuque murder trial, defense calls on witnesses

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Fontae Buelow, 25, of Dubuque is charged with the first-degree murder of his girlfriend Samantha Link, 21. 

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VIDEO: Cars slide off icy roads in Houston

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Road closures are causing crazy traffic conditions on an interstate in Houston.  

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Salvation Army finds 14 gold coins during Christmas Season

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The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls says they found more than a dozen gold coins during the 2017 Christmas season.

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Police charge two boys in connection with beehive vandalism

A big break in the case of the Sioux City couple whose beehives were vandalized in late December to the tune of $60,000 in damages.

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Umbrella causes hospital lockdown

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An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.

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Police charge Boone woman with fatal stabbing of man

A Boone woman has been charged with murder after police found a man stabbed to death in the house they shared.

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Man dies in Linn County crash

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office says John Edward Gibbs, of Vinton, was traveling eastbound on Highway 30 around 7:46 a.m. on Wednesday when his car crashed and landed on its top.

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Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

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One of the dozens of sexual abuse victims of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor has warned at his sentencing hearing that "little girls don't stay little forever.". More>>

Iowa dad takes deal for fatal beating of 38-year-old son

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A man accused of fatally beating his 38-year-old son has taken a plea deal in eastern Iowa.

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Man pleads guilty to threatening Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa

A Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to threatening Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa.

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County pushes to permit guns on Iowa courthouse floors

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County officials in western Iowa have asked a judge to allow guns in some areas of the courthouse amid security questions and the likelihood of increased costs.  

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3-year-old mauled to death by pit bull family owned just 5 days

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A 3-year-old Oklahoma girl was mauled to death by a pit bull this past Sunday afternoon.  

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UPDATE: Cedar Rapids death ruled homicide Video included

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 Cedar Rapids Police public information officer Greg Buelow says an autopsy confirms the teen was killed from a gunshot wound.

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Semi crashes through elementary school wall in Minnesota

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A semitrailer truck veered off a highway and crashed through the wall of an elementary school in southern Minnesota, injuring four people including two children in a classroom.

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Man pleads guilty to threatening Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa

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A Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to threatening Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa. 

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The Latest: Ryan pressures Dems on spending bill

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is pressuring Democrats to back a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown and says "cool heads hopefully will prevail."

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Waterloo officer to return to lieutenant rank

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A Waterloo police lieutenant, who was demoted after an off-duty road rage incident, will be getting his rank back. 

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So cold in Russia, woman's eyelashes freeze

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Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia. 

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Crash along HWY 30 blocking traffic near Cedar Rapids

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The Iowa DOT is reporting a crash along Highway 30 eastbound, near 16th Ave SW.

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Radon kits available in Waterloo and Cedar Falls Video included

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This month, the Black Hawk County Health Department is selling tests kits, to get the public aware of radon.

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Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

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A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remains distant. More>>

‘Stranger Things’ star poses with teen for hilarious senior photos Video included

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Yearbook photos can sometimes be a little stiff. But thanks to social media, one high schooler's senior picture got strange! 

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Iowa mom dies from flu-related illness

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An Iowa mom dies from the flu.  Family members say Nikki Burtlow died on Friday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. 

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Memorial service for Iowa veterans

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Memorial service for veterans who have committed suicide to be held at the Iowa State Capitol. 

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Dubuque County Sheriff collects more than 500 pounds of meds in first year

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It's been one year since the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office put out a prescription drug disposal box at their office, and they say it's a year that went well. 

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Ignition Interlocks Will Soon Have Cameras in Iowa Video included

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Iowa soon will require that ignition interlocks have cameras so drivers required to take breath tests don't have other people start the drivers' vehicles. 

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Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead

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Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

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Asian shares track weakness on Wall St; China shares higher

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U.S. stocks are moving broadly higher in early trading, sending the Dow Jones industrial average past the 26,000-point mark for the first time. More>>

OPERATION QUICKFIND CANCELLATION: Cedar Rapids police locate teen

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The Operation Quickfind for Damontie Haggstrom-Wells has been canceled.

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Cedar Falls boys upset top-ranked Iowa City West, 55-54 Video included

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A-J Green poured in 36 points as 10-ranked Cedar Falls upset top-ranked, undefeated and defending state champion, Iowa City West, 55-54, Tuesday night at Cedar Falls.

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Prominent AIDS crusader Mathilde Krim dies at age 91

Dr. Krim in 2011 (AP Photo) Dr. Krim in 2011 (AP Photo)
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Krim was founding chairman of The Foundation for AIDS Research, or amfAR.

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Habitat home opens new chapter for Waterloo family Video included

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A Waterloo family is moving into their new home, with keys to a new beginning.

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Magical Mix Kids 19th annual charity auction set for Friday, January 26

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For a 19th straight year, the ‘Magic' will come alive to help children and their families. It's the 19th annual Magical Mix Kids auction, set for Friday night, January 26, 2018, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Drive, in Cedar Falls.   This popular annual event will attract a crowd of more than 500, and is sure to be a fun night for all in attendance. As always, it's sponsored and presented by the RE/MAX Home Group and Cedar Valley radio station, 93.5, The Mix. The...

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Another lawsuit emerges involving sex abuse at Starry Elementary

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A new lawsuit has emerged involving Starry Elementary school in Marion.  

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Semi crashes through elementary school wall in Minnesota

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A semitrailer truck veered off a highway and crashed through the wall of an elementary school in southern Minnesota, injuring four people including two children in a classroom. 

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Family of hit-and-run victim continues to push for Emmalee's Law

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The family of Emmalee Jacobs along with Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds is continuing to push for new legislation regarding hit-and-runs. 

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Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka donating kidney

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Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka will be having surgery this Wednesday to donate one of his kidneys.

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Actor Woody Harrelson coming to University of Iowa

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Woody Harrelson will host a lecture and movie screening of his film "Lost in London" at the University of Iowa on January 25.

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Cedar Falls crime rate up in 2017

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Crime rate in Cedar Falls was up almost 12% in 2017 despite a downward five-year crime trend. 

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Man stabbed in Dubuque, suspect arrested

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Police respond to a stabbing in Dubuque.

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Rockwell Collins to cut nearly 100 jobs

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Officials with Rockwell Collins say they will discontinue their Fabrications Operations by 2019.

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Two charged after breaking into, stealing from event center

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Two people are facing burglary charges after breaking into and stealing from an event center. 

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Cedar Falls plans for $271 million in projects Video included

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Cedar Falls is continuing to grow and the city is making plans to keep up with the growth.

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Couple planning honor flight to DC just for women

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A Nebraska couple who have planned several honor flights to Washington for war veterans have planned a new trip just for women. 

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Mother of captive kids 'perplexed' by deputies

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California authorities say the mother of 13 children kept locked in filthy conditions was "perplexed" about why police came to their home.  

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Nestle selling US candy business for $2.8 billion

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Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy's Ferrero for about $2.8 billion in cash. 

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Iowa governor proposes $18 million for worker training

Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to spend about $18 million on worker training programs in the next couple years to ensure Iowa employers can fill jobs at a time of low unemployment.

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Chicago O'Hare reports passenger with measles, advises travelers to use precaution

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State health officials confirmed a passenger traveling last Wednesday had measles; the disease is highly contagious.
 

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Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber CEO Steve Dust to resign

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Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber CEO Steve Dust announced that he will be leaving the organization he helped bring together 14 years ago. 

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MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son is calling out Trump for comments on immigrants. More>>

Three West Des Moines students earn perfect ACT score

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Three Iowa students got a perfect score on their ACT.  All three go to Valley High School in West Des Moines. 

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Family finds furry surprise inside vehicle Video included

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A family finds a honking bear cub in their family vehicle. 

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GOING VIRAL: Cedar Falls photo captures Hy-Vee cashier helping family

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A photo taken at the Cedar Falls Hy-Vee is going viral on Facebook. 

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General Motors sees sustained profits through 2018

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General Motors expects strong sales in North America and China to sustain its profit through 2018.

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Surgical tool found inside veteran's body 4 years after VA hospital procedure

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The tool was apparently left inside the man's body four years ago during surgery, at a VA hospital in Connecticut.
 

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Grand River Center brings in $7.6 million for Dubuque Video included

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Nearly 175,000 people used the Grand River Center in Dubuque last year, including more than 43,000 people from out of town, according to a report from the Platinum Hospitality Group. 

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CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images

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Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products.

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ISU's Wigginton wins Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

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Wigginton wins Big 12 honor

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UNI's Pickford MVC Newcomer of the Week

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For the second time this season University of Northern Iowa freshman guard Tywhon Pickford has been tabbed as the Missouri Valley Conference's Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week.

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MLK Day event focuses on continuing social change Video included

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On April 4, it will be 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.  Parts of the eastern Iowa community came together Monday on MLK Day to say they believe his work isn't done. 

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Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

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A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida’s Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.

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Got the blues? How to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Medical experts say those who are feeling the winter blues, may be experiencing a more serious disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder.  

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Upgraded technology helps woman hear more clearly Video included

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23-year-old Nichole Helmick was born partially deaf. 

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Wintry weather in Dubuque Video included

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People were bundled up, and snow blew in every which way.  

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Three young people killed in Cedar Falls crash Video included

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Police say they don't know why the trio was speeding down Viking Road. Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson reminds everyone accidents like this are avoidable.

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Waterloo Center for the Arts celebrating legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The country honors Dr. Martin Luther King Junior today.  It's been nearly 50 years since he was shot and killed.  

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Free home repairs to be offered in the Cedar Valley by TeenServe

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Non-profit organization, TeenServe, will be in Waterloo July 8 through 14 to provide home repairs for the elderly, disabled and those with low-incomes. 

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Simone Biles says she was molested by gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

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Simone Biles added her name to the list of gymnasts who say they were molested by USA Olympics team doctor Larry Nassar.  

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Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

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An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain.

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Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery

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Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint.

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Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom

The University of Iowa is caught in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a gay student.

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Bump stock ban signed into law in New Jersey

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Owners have 90 days to surrender bump stocks or "trigger cranks." Retailers have 30 days. Sale or possession now carries a three- to five-year sentence, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.

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Airport warns passengers of measles

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The Chicago O'Hare Airport is warning travelers, after a passenger traveling last Wednesday is confirmed with the measles.

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

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Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46. 

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Iowa City police accuse woman of beating 11-year-old son

Authorities have accused a Coralville woman of beating her 11-year-old son.

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Ignition interlocks will soon have cameras in Iowa

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Iowa soon will require that ignition interlocks have cameras so drivers required to take breath tests don't have other people start the drivers' vehicles.

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Poverty, past linked to Native Americans focus on MLK Day

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Anti-poverty activists in Albuquerque and a groundbreaking Cherokee Nation declaration about the tribe's role in promoting equality after years of fighting to exclude descendants of slaves from its rolls are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.

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Phoenix Theatres to open at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque Video included

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A new movie theater is coming to Dubuque. 

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HELMET CAM VIDEO: Firefighter catches child while battling house fire Video included

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In the video, you can see a father tossing his child to one of the firefighters below.
 

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VIDEO: Car goes airborne, lands in second-story dental office Video included

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Police say the person behind the wheel was speeding, and hit a raised median, causing the car to go airborne.
 

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"Pushed the wrong button;" people in Hawaii panic after false missile alert

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The state said after a shift change, an officer involved in its alert drills "pushed the wrong button."

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UPDATE: Three on-board ambulance that flipped near West Branch

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All three people are in stable condition.

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Victims' names released in deadly crash Video included

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Three people are dead following a Friday night crash. 

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Vikings defeat Saints

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The Minnesota Vikings have a 10-0 lead on the New Orleans Saints at the end of the first quarter of their divisional round game.

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Trump declares 'I am not a racist'

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President Donald Trump says in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries that "I am not a racist."

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Bald eagles return to eastern Iowa along Mississippi River

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Eastern Iowa is seeing the annual return of bald eagles, attracting area residents and tourists alike. 

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Priorities can change from plans listed in governor's speech

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Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted multiple priorities in her Condition of the State speech, but recent history shows plans can change.   

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Man holding boy hostage near Cincinnati surrenders, boy safe

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Authorities outside Cincinnati say a gunman who held a 10-year-old boy hostage for more than 24 hours has surrendered and the child is safe. 

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WATCH: Grandma gets big surprise for 101st birthday Video included

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One grandmother's birthday with came true. 

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UNI beats Valpo 81-76 to snap 7 game losing streak Video included

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The UNI en's basketball team holds off Valparaiso 81-76 to snap a seven game losing streak and win its first Missouri Valley game of the season. The Panthers got career scoring games out of freshmen Tywhon Pickford (23 points/9 rebounds) and Austin Phyfe (20 points/8 rebounds). Phyfe a freshman from Waverly-Shell Rock got the start tonight ahead of senior Bennett Koch. UNI led by as many as 15 points in the first half and stretched the advantage to 23 points in the second half. The ... More>>

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