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Federal jury convicts woman of kidnapping infant; leaving him in Iowa

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A woman accused of kidnapping an infant is going to prison. More>>

UNI contemplates extensive Dome renovations Video included

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The University of Northern Iowa is tentatively pursuing structural renovations to the UNI-Dome. More>>

Health Plus: Iowa Child Care

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In a national survey measuring the trends among children's well-being, the state of Iowa rank's as number one for health.
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Computer technician warns against public wifi

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When you connect to free or public wireless internet, you may be putting your personal information at risk. More>>

Iowa's largest solar farm opens near Kalona Video included

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Tucked away between some farm fields near Kalona, you'll find Iowa's largest solar energy farm. It generates enough energy to power 120 homes. More>>

Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

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Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking... More>>

Don Bosco loses on walk-off hit to defending champion Newman Video included

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Top-seeded Newman Catholic advanced to the state championship with a walk-off 5-4 win over fourth-seeded Don Bosco in a Class 1A semifinal round game Thursday afternoon at Principal Park. More>>

State Bank to match donations for Janesville Wildcat Booster Club Friday

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State Bank announced details for its "Cookin' for a Cause" series in Janesville. More>>

Iowa protesters arrested in Washington

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Several Iowans were arrested during a political protest in Washington, D.C. WHO-TV spoke with the group before leaving and says they were hoping to get arrested. More>>

Dubuque smoke testing to find sewer system leaks Video included

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Cracks in Dubuque's sanitary and storm sewers are leading to overflows and problems for some homeowners. More>>

Kristen Smith found guilty of kidnapping baby Kayden

Kristen Rose Smith, 31, of Denver, Colo. Kristen Rose Smith, 31, of Denver, Colo.
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A jury has convicted a Colorado woman of kidnapping a Wisconsin newborn and abandoning him in frigid temperatures. More>>

Retailers ready for tax-free shopping this weekend Video included

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It's tax-free weekend! While things like food and school supplies will still be subject to sales tax, the tax-free holiday requires retailers to waive sales tax on most clothing and shoes this Friday and Saturday. More>>

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

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The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the... More>>

Akron man charged with murder in mother's death

An Akron man has been charged with first-degree murder after Plymouth County officials say he told them he caused the death of his mother. More>>

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  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

    Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:09:24 GMT
    Taiwan's National Fire Agency says 15 people were killed and 228 were injured a series of gas leak explosions in a southwestern city.More >>
    At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the...More >>
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:34:27 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:More >>
  • Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village

    Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:34:24 GMT
    Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and...More >>
    Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51.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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  • 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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