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Ferguson shooting shows why Iowa City Police use body camera Video included


A renewed focus is being put on police transparency. With all eyes on Ferguson, the push to have officers wear body cameras is increasing.  More>>

School zones: Police stress safety this week Video included


Schools in northeast Iowa are back in session, and law enforcement officers are reminding people to be careful. More>>

Iowa City street to be permanently converted to two-way traffic


Drivers in Iowa City might have to expect delays due to construction. More>>

Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids raises $160k through Fish-O-Rama


The Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids raised a record of more than $160,000 this year through its annual Fish-O-Rama event. More>>

UI Hospitals and Clinics offering free skin cancer screenings


Dermatologists from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be offering a free skin cancer screening Saturday, August 23 in Kalona as part of the 2014 Courage Ride. More>>

Dubuque's unions name grand marshal for annual Labor Day parade


Dubuque's annual Labor Day parade celebrates the Key City's labor union-rich history and present. More>>

New this school year: Teacher Leadership Program


The Waterloo Community School District is one of 39 school districts selected for first teacher leadership systems, a state program that will be available to every Iowa school district during the 2016-2017 academic year. More>>

Waterloo teens claim top spots in Iowa State Fair yo-yo competition


Two Waterloo teens took first and second place in the Advanced Freestyle class of the 2014 Iowa State Fair Yo-Yo competition. More>>

DNR says manure runoff killed fish in 12-mile stretch of tributary and creek


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a runoff at a dairy farm has killed fish in a 12-mile stretch of an unnamed tributary and Mill Creek in Cherokee County.Tuesday the DNR said the manure discharge from Summit Dairy resulted in a fish kill reported on August 16.After investigating, the DNR says rain washed the manure from the facility over a soybean field into the tributary.Summit Dairy has since redirected the runoff to a basin and added a strip of land to prevent the runoff, but t... More>>

Smulekoff's explain decision to close Video included


The family-owned business was one of the many flooded in 2008. The owners understand why flood protection is so important for the city, but they say a planned flood wall will push them out of this location. They'll no longer have the space to load and unload their trucks full of furniture. More>>

Dubuque converting one-way streets to two-way Video included


Starting Monday, drivers on several roads in downtown Dubuque will have to look both ways before crossing the street - something they haven't had to do for decades on those particular thoroughfares. More>>

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home


Officials say they have gained the upper hand on a central California blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park that forced more than 1,000 residents to flee their homes. More>>

Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting


Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza... More>>

Officer-involved shooting in St. Louis, Missouri


A police officer was involved in a shooting Tuesday in St. Louis, about three miles from where Michael Brown was shot and killed, police confirmed to NBC News. More>>

UPDATE: Two men injured in Cedar Rapids shooting


The Cedar Rapids Police Department has released the names of two men injured in a Monday night shooting on the city's southwest side. More>>

UPDATE: Names released in fatal Jones County crash


The Jones County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a Springville man killed in a Monday night accident.


After 125 years, Smulekoff's is closing


A longtime furniture store with a catchy jingle is closing its doors after more than a century in business in downtown Cedar Rapids. More>>

Coming home: Former 'SNL' cast member announces Iowa shows


Comedian, former SNL cast member, and Iowa native Brooks Wheelan has announced stand-up comedy shows in his home state.

Free round of golf for all Iowa veterans in Linn County


Cedar Rapids is offering all Iowa veterans a free round of golf as part of the first ever Patriot Golf Week. All active duty and honorably discharged veterans, retired National Guard and reserves are eligible to participate in the event. More>>

Shaun Hogan pleads not guilty in murder of Crystal Gaffney


A Waterloo man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Linn County is pleading not guilty. 36-year-old Shaun Hogan faces first degree murder for the death of 29-year-old Crystal Gaffney. More>>

Clarke University adding new environmental studies major


Clarke University in Dubuque announced plans to add an environmental studies major, starting in the fall of 2015. More>>

Hundreds support family of late toddler who died after falling from window


A weekend fundraiser drew in about 400 people, according to friends of the McOmber family.Carter McOmber, 3, died after accidentally falling from a window in his Cedar Falls home in July.Friends of the family held a fundraiser to help with medical and funeral expenses."We raised enough to pay for a good portion of their expenses," said Lisa Ortner, a colleague and friend who helped organize the fundraiser.The fundraiser was held on Saturday at the UAW Hall in Waterloo.Last week, the McOmber f... More>>

Attendance down at Iowa State Fair


The 2014 Iowa State Fair is in the books and now crews are working to clean up the fairgrounds and dismantle many of its attractions.Most of the stands will go into storage until next year's state fair.There were over 99,000 people who attended the last day of the fair. That brought the total fair attendance for 2014 to 1,015,092. That's down 32,136 attendees from the 2013 fair.The record attendance was set in 2008, when 1,109,150 people visited the Iowa State Fair. More>>

UPDATE: Boa constrictor found on Waterloo bridge has pneumonia Video included


A UNI biology professor says the snake may not survive. More>>

Fire destroys eastern Iowa barn


A fire destroyed a barn in Frederika on Monday night. Firefighters were called at about 8:30 p.m. No one was hurt. The fire also destroyed a pickup. More>>

Iowa man sentenced to life in prison for killing daughter


An Iowa Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his 7-week-old baby girl. More>>

Longtime "Saturday Night Live" announcer dies at 96


Don Pardo, the voice of NBC's long running "Saturday Night Live" has died at age 96, according to NBC News. More>>

Cedar Falls issues a moratorium on rental home conversions Video included


The Cedar Falls City Council issued a moratorium on converting single-family homes into rental properties Monday night. More>>

Motorcycle accident injures Cedar Rapids man


A motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids leave one man seriously injured. More>>

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  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:34:34 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.More >>
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants...More >>
  • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:27:22 GMT
    The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.More >>
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly...More >>
  • American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

    American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:04:37 GMT
    Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a...More >>
    Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at...More >>
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    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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