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Gov. Kim Reynolds speaking in eastern Iowa today

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Governor Reynolds is scheduled to speak at a conference in Coralville today.

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Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

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A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday. More>>

Waterloo man wins lottery on Friday the 13th

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An Iowan got lucky on a notoriously *unlucky day. A Waterloo man won 40,000 dollars playing the lottery on Friday, the 13th. 

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Iowa man accused of killing mom with electric guitar

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Police have charged a Burlington man with killing his mother by striking her in the head with an electric guitar. 

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Waterloo school district teaching students who speak 30 different languages

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Taking learning to the next level. An eastern Iowa school district is teaching students who speak many different languages. 

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TRACKING: The chance of rain/storms this weekend

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Warm and windy before showers and storms. 

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Largest solar operation in Iowa now generating energy in Dubuque

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Officials with Alliant energy flipped the symbolic switch Wednesday morning, and now the largest solar operation in the state of Iowa is generating energy.

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

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Gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year. More>>

Dead rabbits found on local wind farm Video included

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A local landowner found more than a dozen dead rabbits at the base of a wind turbine on his property. 

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UNI Basketball Media Day Video included

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It is media day for the Northern Iowa men's basketball program... Ben Jacobson lost talented seniors Jeremy Morgan and Jordan Ashton--but the Panthers return a good nucleus of players.

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Driver killed after crashing through barn, hitting tree

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One person is dead after crashing through a barn and hitting a tree. 

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The Latest: Suspect in custody in two-state shooting spree

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The suspect in the shooting of six people in Maryland and Delaware, including three who died, is in custody.

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Wyatt Earp's story being brought to life Saturday in Belle Plaine

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Pella Historical Society and Museums and the Wallace Winkie Foundation have collaborated to tell the story of Earp's murder trial on Saturday, October 21 at 2 p.m. at the Longfellow Auditorium in Belle Plaine.

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Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo released by Warner Bros., Stephen Schuck, left, and Jesus Campos appear with host Ellen Degeneres during a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.) In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo released by Warner Bros., Stephen Schuck, left, and Jesus Campos appear with host Ellen Degeneres during a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)
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The gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history first wounded an unsuspecting hotel security guard in a hallway who promptly radioed for help.

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Iowa State Volleyball beats West Virginia 3-1

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No. 22 Iowa State used a stifling block to defeat West Virginia 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 25-27, 25-11) Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The win improved ISU to 13-4 overall on the season, 4-3 in Big 12 play.

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Gateway Project hits halfway mark Video included

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The end of the tunnel is becoming more and more visible for a massive reconstruction roadway project. 

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Community rallies to give man new bike Video included

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A community rallies around one of its favorites to replace his stolen bike. 

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'He really is a miracle': Leighton's Journey: 1 year after getting hit by a car Video included

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Doctors are calling it a "miracle" as today marks one year since a young boy was hit by a car. 

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No candy allowed at Halloween parade in Dubuque Video included

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A holiday known for candy won't be as sweet in Dubuque because candy is prohibited from the Halloween parade. 

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Harvard rescinds 2014 medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein

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Harvard University is rescinding a 2014 medal it awarded to Harvey Weinstein for his contributions to African American culture.  

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Lawmakers concerned about E.P.A. proposal Video included

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Iowa leaders are working to keep a major part of the state's economy. 

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Family calls for justice after motorcyclist dies following hit-and-run Video included

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63-year-old Michael Olson died Tuesday afternoon, more than two weeks after he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle.  

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SeaWorld cuts 350 jobs, mostly in Orlando and San Diego

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SeaWorld is cutting 350 positions as the company's parks deal with declining attendance.  

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Monica Lewinsky to speak at UI

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Monica Lewinsky is set to give a lecture at the University of Iowa campus on October 24.

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Officials: Worker hospitalized after assault by Iowa inmate

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Prison officials say a staff member has been hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

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Trump: US faces 'once in a lifetime opportunity' on taxes

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President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system during a White House meeting with a group of senators. More>>

Governor Reynolds speaks with President Trump about renewable fuels, health care

Gov. Reynolds speaks with President Trump over the phone Wednesday (Twitter/@IAGovernor) Gov. Reynolds speaks with President Trump over the phone Wednesday (Twitter/@IAGovernor)
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Governor Kim Reynolds spoke with President Donald Trump over the phone this morning about the state of health care in the United States, as well as renewable fuels.

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US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers

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 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors. 

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Northern Iowa murder case goes to jury

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Jurors are expected to resume deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with murder in northern Iowa. 

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Waterloo man donates hundreds of pumpkins to every student and teacher at school Video included

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An eastern Iowa dad goes above and beyond for Halloween. 

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Iowa City City Council passes tobacco ban in all city parks, trails

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?It's been illegal to smoke and use e-cigarettes in some parks in Iowa City; this ordinance will extend that to all parks, including trails.

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Young girl with brain cancer is kid captain at Iowa vs. Northwestern game

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A 3-year-old girl from Hamilton, Ill. is going to be the Kid Captain this weekend for the Iowa versus Northwestern game. 

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Northern Iowa murder case goes to jury

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Jurors are expected to resume deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with murder in northern Iowa.

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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

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Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.

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Woman accused of putting kids in oven, killing them

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A tragic story that continues to get more tragic 

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Democratic senators to press Sessions on talks with President Trump

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Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears to answer questions before a Senate committee.

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Harvey Weinstein leaves the board of his film company

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Harvey Weinstein is leaving the board of the film company he started, more than a week after he was fired following allegations of sexual harassment and rape. More>>

Text to 911 service now active in Dubuque County Video included

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A new way to ask for help can now be accessed across the state, including in Dubuque County. 

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GOP budget is key to taxes moving ahead in Senate

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The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code.

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"He always had that smile:" UNI football coach remembers former player killed in shooting Video included

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Following a deadly St. Louis shooting that killed a former UNI football player, UNI Head Football Coach Mark Farley recalls the shining personality his former player brought to the game. 

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Vigil held for campus sexual assault survivors Video included

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A vigil was held on Tuesday to show support of sexual assault survivors. Students and community members came together to light candles in solidarity while survivors shared their stories.

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UNI Volleyball sweeps Drake 3-0

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The No. 25-ranked University of Northern Iowa volleyball squad bounced back from its first Missouri Valley Conference setback with a 3-0 triumph over the visiting Drake Bulldogs on Tuesday in the Mc...
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Flight offers sights of fall colors, tour of Dubuque Video included

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It's a new experience in Dubuque. 

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Neighbors use CPR to help revive baby that stopped breathing Video included

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Neighbors are being called angels tonight after they helped revive a one-month-old that stopped breathing. 

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Local family affected by Opioid epidemic hoping to help others Video included

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An eastern Iowa family is giving us an emotional perspective on the destructive toll that drug abuse can take. 

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UPDATE: HWY 63 reopen in Waterloo

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Part of Highway 63 in Waterloo was blocked off this morning due to flooding on the road. 

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La Porte City man dies 3 weeks after bicycle accident

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La Porte City Police say 52-year-old Jeffery Lutgen died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Sunday.

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Nestlé to cut at least 50 jobs at Waverly plant Video included

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Nestlé will be cutting more than 50 jobs from their Nestlé plant in Waverly over the next few months. 

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Iowa courts accept paper filings amid computer system outage

The electronic system used by lawyers, judges and clerks to file Iowa court records is temporarily out of service statewide.

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Congressional candidate: Aliens took me aboard their ship

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"I believe it is real. But I was 7 years old. It was an experience I had a thousand years ago."

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Family, friends sign walls of veteran Taylor Morris' new smart home

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Afghanistan War Veteran Taylor Morris and his wife, Danielle are one step closer to starting their lives in a new smart home.  

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Waterloo man pleads guilty to illegal gun possession

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A Waterloo man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and could now face 10 years in prison.

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School district shows support for band members' national anthem protest

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The incident happened before Ames High School's home football game against another school Friday night.

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Woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

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Authorities say a 325-pound (150-kilogram) woman is charged with killing a 9-year-old girl by sitting on the child as punishment. 

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HAPPENING TODAY: Cedar Valley meeting focusing on bullying Video included

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Today there will be a meeting in the Cedar Valley focused on bullying. Anyone is welcome to attend.  

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Diesel-tainted gas delivered to three northeastern Iowa gas stations Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Commerce says three northeastern Iowa gas stations are among the 44 to receive a tainted supply of gas Friday. 

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DEVELOPING: "Extremely heavy loss;" Former UNI football player shot and killed

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According to reports, former UNI football player Jaz Granderson was shot and killed in St. Louis early Monday morning.

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Women ID as assault, harassment victims with 'me too' tweets

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Thousands of women respond to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault amid allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. More>>

North Winneshiek & Decorah school districts propose merger Video included

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As a struggling school district, North Winneshiek is now considering absolving into the neighboring district of Decorah. 

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UNI Hearst Lecture series to welcome cartoonist, illustrator, Jen Wang

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Highly acclaimed 'In Real Life' comes to Cedar Falls Thursday, October 26.   

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US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

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Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children.

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"We do things the right way": Iowa's McCaffery on FBI investigation into college basketball Video included

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An ongoing federal investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball has resulted in 10 people being charged, including four coaches.

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Drone helps authorities in manhunt Video included

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Authorities are crediting the use of their drone in helping them close out a two-hour long manhunt in Eastern Iowa. 

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Miller Riverview Park & Campground, Port of Dubuque Marina to close for season Video included

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Area cities are getting ready for the colder weather coming in. 

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Law enforcement, school district team up for active shooter training

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Eastern Iowa schools and law enforcement are continuing to train for a potential shooting scenario.  

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Police: Newton nursing home robbed at gunpoint

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The robbery happened at Nelson Manor Nursing Home in Newton around 2:48 a.m. on Sunday.

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Marion police looking for two suspects in Verizon Wireless robbery

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Marion Police responded to the robbery on 2240 7th Avenue where two males entered the store wearing dark masks, glasses and gloves, and demanded cell phones. cedar

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'He still had that smile on his face': Remembering firefighter Justin Junk Video included

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Day in and day out, Junk would come to work as a Waterloo firefighter-all while fighting his own battle with cancer. 

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Lawsuits seek changes to U. of Iowa sexual assault policies

The law firm that won a landmark gender discrimination case against the University of Iowa athletics department will challenge the school's handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints next.

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Authorities say wrong-way driver caused fatal collision

Authorities say two people have died in a West Des Moines collision caused by a wrong-way driver.

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PHOTOS: Fall colors, leaves and sunsets

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What colors do you have in your backyard? Post your photos to our Facebook Page or email us at news@kwwl.com. 

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Justice Dept. to help in Iowa case of slain transgender teen

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The Justice Department is sending a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year. 

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UPDATE: Cause of Dubuque fire likely electrical, up to $30,000 in damage

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Dubuque Fire Chief Rick Steines said the likely cause of the fire on Rhomberg Avenue this morning was electrical.

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Authorities say wrong-way driver caused fatal collision

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Authorities say two people have died in a West Des Moines collision caused by a wrong-way driver. 

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Des Moines runway closed for repairs after heavy rain

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The Des Moines Airport had to divert and delay some flights after heavy rain caused a runway problem

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Black Hawk Co Sheriff warning: rash of burglaries

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Authorities are urging residents to take precaution and lock their homes, buildings and vehicles.
 

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VIDEO: Iowa City teacher donates bone marrow to singing 4-year-old girl Video included

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An act of kindness that all started with a song...

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Former Luther football player, once paralyzed, now working to walk down aisle at wedding Video included

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It was seven years ago today when then Luther College football player Chris Norton broke his neck while covering a kickoff.

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Turner homers in 9th, Dodgers top Cubs 4-1 for 2-0 lead

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Game 3 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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Beathard to start for San Francisco 49ers

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A former Iowa Hawkeye will soon be starting for an NFL team.

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'Our lives are never going to be the same': Mom reacts to shooting Video included

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The mother of an 8-year-old boy who was shot by a stray bullet says he has a long road to recovery.  

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Justice Dept. to help in Iowa case of slain transgender teen

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The Justice Department is sending a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year.

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James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

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Television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein.

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Police: Man kills girlfriend's toddler son, then robs her

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Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.

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2 dead in West Des Moines crash

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Two people are dead after an early morning crash.

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Chill in the air as McConnell sets to sit down with Trump

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It'll be an interesting meeting at the White House on Monday between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Update: Aaron Rodgers suffers broken collarbone

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Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone, and he might miss the rest of the season because of the injury.

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Iowa's Meskwaki Nation looks to diversify business profile

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 The Meskwaki Nation in Iowa is expanding its business interests from its casino and bingo hall into tobacco products and e-cigarettes.  

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Waverly mayor vetoes plan for long-closed historic bridge

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After years of discussions about the future of a long-closed bridge in Waverly, the northeast Iowa city's mayor has vetoed spending approved by the City Council and pushed action off until after elections this fall.  

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Substitute teacher shortages create challenges for districts

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A persistent shortage of substitute teachers is creating challenges for Nebraska and Iowa school districts, and lawmakers who want to address the issue are still trying to pinpoint a solution. 

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Iowa prison restricts movement in housing unit after assault

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An Iowa prison is restricting inmates' movement in a housing unit after a staff member was assaulted. 

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Iowa Wine Trail goes Hollywood, movie-inspired food and wine event

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The Iowa Wine Trail, a non-profit educational organization representing 11 eastern Iowa wineries, is announcing the first “Hollywood & Vines” wine and food pairing weekend on November 4-5.

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Construction set to begin on Blairs Ferry Road NE in Cedar Rapids

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In Cedar Rapids, Blairs Ferry Road NE will be closed for a few days starting tomorrow, Monday the 16th.  

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