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Fiery crash in Waterloo

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KWWL crews are on the scene of a car crash in Waterloo. 

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PHOTOS: KWWL Grand Opening Celebration

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Today's a special day at KWWL, as employees and guests gather to celebrate the completion of the building renovation. 

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2 arrested in Cedar Falls, accused of harboring runaway child

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Cedar Falls Police were called to the Target parking lot for a report of a suspicious vehicle. 

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Soules files motion to dismiss charges against him

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The 35-year-old former reality star is accused of crashing into the back of a tractor earlier this year, and then allegedly leaving the scene. 68-year-old Kenny Mosher of Aurora died after being hit in a crash along Slater Avenue on April 24.

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Man to use Iowa's new "stand your ground" defense

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23-year-old Lamar Wilson is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in connection with an Aug. 27 shooting that killed one man and injured two others. 

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TRACKING: Humid, Chance for storms Wednesday

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Summer-like conditions settle in for the rest of the week. There is the slight chance for storms Wednesday into Thursday.

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Animal rescue shelter in Dubuque County to close

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By the end of the month, stray animals like cats and dogs outside Dubuque city limits, won't have a shelter to go to. 

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Veterans Appreciate Tailgate will be during Iowa-Michigan State game Sept. 30

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The Johnson County Commission of Veterans Affairs is sponsoring a Veterans Appreciate Tailgate Sept. 30 during the Iowa-Michigan State game. 

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Woman says she'd rather go to jail than take down President Trump signs

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A Maine woman says she isn't budging when it comes to her President Trump signs.

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Asbury Police reminding people to lock car doors after string of break-ins

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A number of recent car break-ins in Asbury have police reminding people to lock their doors. 

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Owner wants $1M for house outside Lambeau Field Video included

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Many Green Bay Packers fans would love the chance to have Lambeau Field as their neighbor. One homeowner is trying to cash in on that.

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Cedar Rapids Police investigating a death, body found in parking garage

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Cedar Rapids Police say a death investigation is currently underway after a body was found this morning.

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Community helps owner move on after Aplington barn fire Video included

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A community supports a barn owner after a fire destroyed it. 

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Iowa governor backs latest GOP effort to repeal Affordable Care Act

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Gov. Kim Reynolds says she supports the latest GOP effort in Congress

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SCAM ALERT: Scammer pretending to be Wisconsin police

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UW-Platteville Police are warning people about a scam.  

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Darlington Police looking for theft suspects Video included

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Darlington Police in Wisconsin are asking people for help in identifying suspects who allegedly stole items from a retail store. 

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In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea Video included

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers. More>>

HAPPENING TODAY: Iowa Supreme Court to hear $75 speeding ticket case

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"It shows that what seems sometimes like the smallest case can actually involve really major issues."

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AMBER Alert canceled, children safe, no sign of mother Video included

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Authorities say they showed up at an address in Sanborn after being abandoned.

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The Latest: Mexico earthquake death toll reaches 149

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The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City.

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Top ranked Cedar Falls sweeps 5th ranked Hempstead 3-0 in Volleyball Video included

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In a top 5 class 4A Girls Volleyball match, top ranked Cedar Falls swept number five Dubuque Hempstead at Cedar Falls High School on Tuesday night.

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Cedar Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's coming up September 30

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The Cedar Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Saturday, September 30, at 9:30 a.m.  This year, for the first time, the Walk will be held in a new location - the Riverfront Stadium, home of the Waterloo Bucks. 

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St. Louis faith leaders urge peace, justice amid turmoil

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Leaders of several faiths on Tuesday called for peace and justice amid the turmoil that followed the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the 2011 death of a black man. 

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YWCA of Black Hawk County to Host Wellness Fair

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The YWCA of Black Hawk County and UnityPoint/Allen Hospital will be hosting a Wellness Fair and Blood Testing on Tuesday, October 3.

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4th Street bridge reopens as million dollar project nears completion Video included

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Among the countless projects in downtown Waterloo, the renovation of the iconic canopy bridge is nearing completion.

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Iconic Hamburg Inn opens second location Video included

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An Eastern Iowa restaurant known for political stops on the campaign trail is opening new doors. 

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Texas animals brought to Iowa after hurricane Video included

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Several organizations have brought animals from Texas to Iowa because of Hurricane Harvey. 

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UPDATE: Garbage truck driver killed in crash near Vinton Video included

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The Iowa State Patrol says dense fog played a critical role in a deadly crash near Vinton Tuesday morning.

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Waterloo West students collecting donations for hurricane victims Video included

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Students in Kellie Knight's contemporary affairs classes at West High School are collecting donations for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  

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Platteville Police alert public about fake money Video included

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Police in Platteville, Wisconsin are on the lookout for counterfeit dollar bills.

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$1 million bond set for man in wife's death, house explosion

Bond is set at $1 million for a Wisconsin man who authorities say killed his wife and tried to cover it up by blowing up their house.

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Seismologist: Mexico's 7.1 quake not aftershock

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The 7.1 earthquake was too far from the larger quake 11 days ago to be an aftershock and appears to be a separate and unrelated event, said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Paul Earle.

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Wartburg College to offer its first graduate program in 2018

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Following 166 years of offering undergraduate degrees, the college will offer its first graduate program in 2018: a Master of Arts in Music Therapy.

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Racist church shooter can't fire Jewish and Indian lawyers

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A federal appeals court has denied white supremacist Dylann Roof's request to replace his Jewish and Indian lawyers who are appealing his death sentence for a racist massacre in South Carolina a day after he filed it.

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Cedar Falls teacher honored with Tools for Schools award

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Andrea Hutchison is a special education teacher at Orchard Hill Elementary in Cedar Falls, and was awarded $1,000 today as a Cedar Valley Tools for Schools recipient.

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Police say Council Bluffs man tried to run over officer

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 A Council Bluffs man faces an attempted murder charge for allegedly trying to run over a police officer in an attempt to escape authorities.    

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Navy removes workers who called babies 'mini satans'

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A Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle finger to a newborn with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

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Iowa sheriff's office issues warning about warrant scam

An Iowa sheriff's office is warning residents about a scam involving callers who demand money from people to take care of outstanding arrest warrants.

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10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands; UN General Assembly ready to tackle global challenges; Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions. More>>

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

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Launched in 2010 by a bipartisan group, Common Core sought to bring scholastic standards to the same high level nationwide. 

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The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

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Bruno Mars was second in his debut on the list, followed closely behind by Carly Rae Jepsen. 

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Some Iowa businesses pledge to keep $10.10 minimum wage

Some businesses in an eastern Iowa county are pledging to retain a $10.10 base wage for their employees, despite the Legislature nullifying the local minimum wage boost.

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UPDATE: Honor flight cancelled today due to weather

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The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight scheduled for today has been cancelled due to weather.

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Cedar Falls kindergarteners training service dog "Victor" Video included

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Some eastern Iowa Kindergarteners are training a service dog. And in this case, the dog becomes the student.

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Change in dress code? Iowa school might change policy after seeing girl's shirt Video included

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The shirt an Iowa student wore to school could change the dress code policy at her high school.

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Toys R Us files for bankruptcy, keeps stores open Video included

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Toys 'R' Us said it expects to continue honoring return policies, warranties and gift cards.

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside.

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Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

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Senators envision an eventual arsenal of 100 interceptors with additional missile fields in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

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Nielsen says 11.4 million watch Emmy Awards

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An estimated 11.4 million people watched Stephen Colbert host the Emmy Awards on Sunday, the show roughly even with last year's audience. More>>

Organizers end Monday protests; more set for Tuesday Video included

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St. Louis police arrested dozens of people as protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged with killing a black suspect went from nonviolent demonstrations to vandalism for the third consecutive night. More>>

Role of mayor debated in one city Video included

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One of the largest Eastern Iowa cities is looking at the top leadership roles and possibly making changes. 

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UPDATE: Maria strengthens into Category 5 hurricane

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Forecasters say Hurricane Maria has become a Category 5 storm as the eye nears Dominica.

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UNI volleyball cracks top 25 for first time in five years Video included

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The UNI volleyball team has cracked the rankings, debuting at number 22 this week. Head coach Bobbi Petersen's squad opened the week on the heels of a five-set upset victory over 10th ranked Nebraska.

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The Latest: Prime minister: 'Merciless' winds on Dominica

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The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Hurricane Maria has strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it headed toward the Caribbean. More>>

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

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Montana, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico had the highest rates of veteran suicide as of 2014.

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Surviving cows recovering at sanctuary after semi crash Video included

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Dozens of cows were killed after a semi-trailer truck that was hauling them crashed into a creek. 

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Iowa City Police: Semi truck hits girl, driver takes off

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A girl is hit by a semi truck while crossing the street in a hit-and-run case.  

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Iowa teacher will donate kidney to coworker's dad

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An area elementary teacher is donating a kidney to a coworker's dad. 

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"It really made him feel good": 4-year-old patient reacts to new "waving" tradition at Kinnick Video included

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A new touching Kinnick tradition is making waves in eastern Iowa and across the nation. 

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Man pushes for smoking ban at Waterloo parks Video included

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After noticing a big problem of littered cigarettes scattered all across one Waterloo park, Bryan Vestal decided to do something about it. 

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North Liberty woman accused of choking 12-year-old

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A police report detailing the ordeal says 41-year-old Christina Dochterman was arrested at a home in the 1200 block of Alexander Way around 11:42 p.m. on Sunday night.

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University Avenue traffic changes cause confusion Video included

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Right now construction crews are working to fix the curb near Carlos O'Kelly's, which should make it easier to turn towards University Avenue.

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Help needed to win $15,000 for Dubuque's Steeple Square revitalization project

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A Dubuque company is asking for your help to win $15,000 for the Steeple Square revitalization project in Dubuque's Washington neighborhood. 

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Man drowns while trying to save children during canoeing trip

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A man drowned while trying to help some children in trouble during a church group canoeing trip.  

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Memorial ride to honor Iowa officer killed in crash

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A memorial ride scheduled for next month will honor an eastern Iowa police officer who was killed in a head-on crash. 

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Authorities arrest suspect in fatal central Iowa shooting

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The Fort Dodge Police announced Monday that 27-year-old Levi Gibbs III of Fort Dodge was being held at the Polk County Jail, where he was awaiting extradition back to Webster County.

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4 critically hurt after 2 motorcycles crash in Fayette County

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The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says 4 people from Waterloo were critically hurt in a crash on Saturday night near West Union.

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Michigan governor OKs bill to fix ballots after clerk errors

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation allowing communities to fix ballots where candidates missed the state filing deadline because of incorrect information from local clerks.

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Waterloo Police: Shots fired hit home with 5-year-old on front porch

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Waterloo Police responded to a shots fired call Friday night at 612 W 8th St. 

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Some Iowa cities consider firework bans after complaints

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Some Iowa cities are considering new restrictions and in some cases outright bans on fireworks after a rash of Fourth of July complaints. 

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Backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on disability waitlist

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The agency paid out $197 billion in disability payments last year.

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Summer snow a relief for firefighters Video included

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Montana has been fighting wildfires for weeks. Those fires have burned about 800 square miles.

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VIDEO: StormTRACK 7's Eileen Loan talks about her adventure out west Video included

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We've missed StormTRACK 7's Eileen Loan for the past two weeks!

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Happening Today: University Avenue construction changes Video included

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If you plan on using University Avenue today, you might notice a change. 

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Swastika, racist messages reported at Drake University

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Drake University administrators say someone carved a swastika into a campus elevator and left a racist message outside an African-American student's dorm room over the weekend.

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Annual tour to show off some of Iowa's most historic barns Video included

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On Saturday and Sunday, farms all over the state of Iowa will welcome visitors and give them a chance to see some of the barns that help make up Iowa's agricultural heritage. 

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House of Hope expands to reach more families Video included

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A Cedar Valley program, which aims to restore hope in the lives of homeless single mothers, is expanding their reach.

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No arrests yet in deadly Cedar Rapids shooting Video included

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 Family tells KWWL Kenneth Everett was killed in the shooting, while his girlfriend Gabriel Thomas was hurt.

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Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

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The U.S. space agency hopes to send humans to the red planet by the 2030s.

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Iowa rape cases delayed by lab testing backlog

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Sexual assault cases move ahead slowly in Iowa because of a testing backlog at the state crime lab.

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9-year-old boy gets hit in head, dies at school

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The New York Police Department says a 9-year-old boy has died after suffering severe head trauma at a New York City school.    

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10 Things to Know for Monday

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   Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:    

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ISU's Lanning earns defensive honor

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Iowa State's Joel Lanning has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. 

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Authorities outline charges against protesters

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Authorities say four of the nine people arrested overnight during protests in the St. Louis suburb of University City will face felony destruction of property charges. 

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Iowa's Butler to miss at least three games

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Iowa running back James Butler will miss at least three games according to head coach Kirk Ferentz. Butler, who transferred from Nevada during the off-season, suffered an injury during the third quarter of the Hawkeyes' win over North Texas on Saturday.

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