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Small plane crashes in a field near Marshalltown Video included

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Iowa authorities say a pilot is uninjured after his plane flipped over during an emergency landing in a soybean field. More>>

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

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Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group... More>>

Caribou Coffee in Cedar Falls to offer 100 customers free coffee for a year

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Caribou Coffee plans to open a new coffeehouse in Cedar Falls on Thursday, Sept. 4. More>>

'Madden 15' glitch shrinks former Hawkeye linebacker

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If you're playing the new 'Madden 15' video game, you may notice a little glitch. More>>

6 in Toledo building that collapsed Monday Video included

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Part of a building collapsed in downtown Toledo Monday night, displacing a family of six that had apparently been living there in violation of the city zoning code. More>>

American Red Cross: Develop an Emergency Plan during National Preparedness Month

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The American Red Cross is urging everyone to develop an emergency plan during National Preparedness Month. More>>

Speaker at UNI discusses affirmative action

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On Thursday, Sept. 11, author and public speaker Sheryll Cashin will visit the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) to discuss her new book. More>>

Tree explodes after being hit by lightning Video included

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Mike Fereday was on vacation with his family when the lightning struck the tree next his house, ripping it to shreds. More>>

Special election proposed after mayor's resignation Video included

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Some Oelwein residents are calling for a special election after their mayor was accused of sexual abuse, and resigned. More>>

Hazleton storm chaser struck by lightning Video included

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An Eastern Iowa storm chaser has been struck by lightning. More>>

Red Cross helping 3 Cedar Rapids families after fire

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Three Cedar Rapids families are being helped by the American Red Cross, after a fire Monday. More>>

Name released in New Hampton standoff arrest

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New Hampton Police released the name of the man arrested in Sunday's standoff.Police say Nelson Hershberger, age 23, was charged with reckless use of a firearm, aggravated domestic abuse assault and child endangerment.He was arrested after a two-hour standoff on South Walnut Avenue early Sunday morning.Previous story:http://www.kwwl.com/story/26414663/2014/08/31/new-tactical-team-responds-to-new-hampton-shots-fired-call More>>

Fewer arrests, citations at Iowa home opener than 2013 Video included

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 University of Iowa Police say they didn't write a single open alcohol citation during the season opener Saturday a Kinnick. That's a significant drop from last year's 28 citations for the Hawk's home opener.  More>>

U.S. military operation targets Islamic extremist group in Somalia

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In a Labor Day military operation in Somalia, U.S. forces targeted the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab, network, the Pentagon reported late Monday.Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were available.The U.S. action comes just one day after Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital city of Mogadishu. That facili... More>>

Texting and driving crash leads to impaled Colorado driver

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A Colorado woman has learned about texting and driving the hard way -- and it's something hard to walk away from for awhile.
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Iowa City knife attack was due to music playing

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A man is accused of holding someone at knifepoint -- all over a disagreement about music. More>>

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  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:55:56 GMT
    The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >>
    Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group...More >>
  • School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

    School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:53:03 GMT
    Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.More >>
    School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues...More >>
  • US family grieving over new beheading video

    US family grieving over new beheading video

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:52:52 GMT
    A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.More >>
    A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.More >>
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