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UPDATE: Four children also living in home of "massive animal rescue" in Vinton

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The Cedar Valley Humane Society is currently dealing with a "massive animal rescue case." 

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TRACKING: Above normal temperatures ahead

Above normal temperatures before a potential storm. 

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Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

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One of the dozens of sexual abuse victims of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor has warned at his sentencing hearing that "little girls don't stay little forever.". More>>

Asian shares track weakness on Wall St; China shares higher

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U.S. stocks are moving broadly higher in early trading, sending the Dow Jones industrial average past the 26,000-point mark for the first time. More>>

Cedar Falls boys upset top-ranked Iowa City West, 55-54

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A-J Green poured in 36 points as 10-ranked Cedar Falls upset top-ranked, undefeated and defending state champion, Iowa City West, 55-54, Tuesday night at Cedar Falls. A-J Green became the all-time leading scorer in Cedar Falls boys high school basketball history.  With his 36 points, A-J Green now has 1,435 career points. He broke the old record of 1,409, set by James Harrington. Ben Gerdes hit two free throws with just 13-seconds left to play to secure the Cedar Falls vi...

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Prominent AIDS crusader Mathilde Krim dies at age 91

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Krim was founding chairman of The Foundation for AIDS Research, or amfAR.

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OPERATION QUICKFIND: Cedar Rapids police looking for 15-year-old

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Officers say Damontie Haggstrom-Wells was last seen in the 2000 block of Edgewood Road Northwest in Cedar Rapids, around 4:30 p.m.

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Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown

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A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remains distant. More>>

Habitat home opens new chapter for Waterloo family Video included

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A Waterloo family is moving into their new home, with keys to a new beginning.

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Magical Mix Kids 19th annual charity auction set for Friday, January 26

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For a 19th straight year, the ‘Magic' will come alive to help children and their families. It's the 19th annual Magical Mix Kids auction, set for Friday night, January 26, 2018, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Drive, in Cedar Falls.   This popular annual event will attract a crowd of more than 500, and is sure to be a fun night for all in attendance. As always, it's sponsored and presented by the RE/MAX Home Group and Cedar Valley radio station, 93.5, The Mix. The...

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Another lawsuit emerges involving sex abuse at Starry Elementary

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A new lawsuit has emerged involving Starry Elementary school in Marion.  

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Semi crashes through elementary school wall in Minnesota

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A semitrailer truck veered off a highway and crashed through the wall of an elementary school in southern Minnesota, injuring four people including two children in a classroom. 

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Family of hit-and-run victim continues to push for Emmalee's Law

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The family of Emmalee Jacobs along with Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds is continuing to push for new legislation regarding hit-and-runs. 

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Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka donating kidney

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Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka will be having surgery this Wednesday to donate one of his kidneys.

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Actor Woody Harrelson coming to University of Iowa

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Woody Harrelson will host a lecture and movie screening of his film "Lost in London" at the University of Iowa on January 25.

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Cedar Falls crime rate up in 2017

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Crime rate in Cedar Falls was up almost 12% in 2017 despite a downward five-year crime trend. 

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UPDATE: Cedar Rapids death ruled homicide Video included

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 Cedar Rapids Police public information officer Greg Buelow says an autopsy confirms the teen was killed from a gunshot wound.

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Man stabbed in Dubuque, suspect arrested

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Police respond to a stabbing in Dubuque.

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Rockwell Collins to cut nearly 100 jobs

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Officials with Rockwell Collins say they will discontinue their Fabrications Operations by 2019.

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Two charged after breaking into, stealing from event center

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Two people are facing burglary charges after breaking into and stealing from an event center. 

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Cedar Falls plans for $271 million in projects Video included

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Cedar Falls is continuing to grow and the city is making plans to keep up with the growth.

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Couple planning honor flight to DC just for women

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A Nebraska couple who have planned several honor flights to Washington for war veterans have planned a new trip just for women. 

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Mother of captive kids 'perplexed' by deputies

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California authorities say the mother of 13 children kept locked in filthy conditions was "perplexed" about why police came to their home.  

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Nestle selling US candy business for $2.8 billion

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Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy's Ferrero for about $2.8 billion in cash. 

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Iowa governor proposes $18 million for worker training

Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to spend about $18 million on worker training programs in the next couple years to ensure Iowa employers can fill jobs at a time of low unemployment.

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Chicago O'Hare reports passenger with measles, advises travelers to use precaution

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State health officials confirmed a passenger traveling last Wednesday had measles; the disease is highly contagious.
 

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Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber CEO Steve Dust to resign

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Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber CEO Steve Dust announced that he will be leaving the organization he helped bring together 14 years ago. 

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MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son is calling out Trump for comments on immigrants. More>>

Three West Des Moines students earn perfect ACT score

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Three Iowa students got a perfect score on their ACT.  All three go to Valley High School in West Des Moines. 

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Family finds furry surprise inside vehicle Video included

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A family finds a honking bear cub in their family vehicle. 

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GOING VIRAL: Cedar Falls photo captures Hy-Vee cashier helping family

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A photo taken at the Cedar Falls Hy-Vee is going viral on Facebook. 

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General Motors sees sustained profits through 2018

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General Motors expects strong sales in North America and China to sustain its profit through 2018.

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Surgical tool found inside veteran's body 4 years after VA hospital procedure

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The tool was apparently left inside the man's body four years ago during surgery, at a VA hospital in Connecticut.
 

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Grand River Center brings in $7.6 million for Dubuque Video included

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Nearly 175,000 people used the Grand River Center in Dubuque last year, including more than 43,000 people from out of town, according to a report from the Platinum Hospitality Group. 

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CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images

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Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products.

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ISU's Wigginton wins Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

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Wigginton wins Big 12 honor

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UNI's Pickford MVC Newcomer of the Week

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For the second time this season University of Northern Iowa freshman guard Tywhon Pickford has been tabbed as the Missouri Valley Conference's Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week.

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MLK Day event focuses on continuing social change Video included

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On April 4, it will be 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.  Parts of the eastern Iowa community came together Monday on MLK Day to say they believe his work isn't done. 

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Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

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A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida’s Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.

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Got the blues? How to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Medical experts say those who are feeling the winter blues, may be experiencing a more serious disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder.  

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Upgraded technology helps woman hear more clearly Video included

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23-year-old Nichole Helmick was born partially deaf. 

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Wintry weather in Dubuque Video included

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People were bundled up, and snow blew in every which way.  

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Three young people killed in Cedar Falls crash Video included

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Police say they don't know why the trio was speeding down Viking Road. Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff Olson reminds everyone accidents like this are avoidable.

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Waterloo Center for the Arts celebrating legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The country honors Dr. Martin Luther King Junior today.  It's been nearly 50 years since he was shot and killed.  

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Free home repairs to be offered in the Cedar Valley by TeenServe

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Non-profit organization, TeenServe, will be in Waterloo July 8 through 14 to provide home repairs for the elderly, disabled and those with low-incomes. 

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Simone Biles says she was molested by gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

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Simone Biles added her name to the list of gymnasts who say they were molested by USA Olympics team doctor Larry Nassar.  

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Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

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An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain.

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Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery

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Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint.

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Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom

The University of Iowa is caught in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a gay student.

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Bump stock ban signed into law in New Jersey

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Owners have 90 days to surrender bump stocks or "trigger cranks." Retailers have 30 days. Sale or possession now carries a three- to five-year sentence, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.

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Airport warns passengers of measles

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The Chicago O'Hare Airport is warning travelers, after a passenger traveling last Wednesday is confirmed with the measles.

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

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Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46. 

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Iowa City police accuse woman of beating 11-year-old son

Authorities have accused a Coralville woman of beating her 11-year-old son.

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Ignition interlocks will soon have cameras in Iowa

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Iowa soon will require that ignition interlocks have cameras so drivers required to take breath tests don't have other people start the drivers' vehicles.

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Poverty, past linked to Native Americans focus on MLK Day

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Anti-poverty activists in Albuquerque and a groundbreaking Cherokee Nation declaration about the tribe's role in promoting equality after years of fighting to exclude descendants of slaves from its rolls are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.

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Phoenix Theatres to open at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque Video included

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A new movie theater is coming to Dubuque. 

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HELMET CAM VIDEO: Firefighter catches child while battling house fire Video included

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In the video, you can see a father tossing his child to one of the firefighters below.
 

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VIDEO: Car goes airborne, lands in second-story dental office Video included

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Police say the person behind the wheel was speeding, and hit a raised median, causing the car to go airborne.
 

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"Pushed the wrong button;" people in Hawaii panic after false missile alert

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The state said after a shift change, an officer involved in its alert drills "pushed the wrong button."

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UPDATE: Three on-board ambulance that flipped near West Branch

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All three people are in stable condition.

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Victims' names released in deadly crash Video included

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Three people are dead following a Friday night crash. 

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Vikings defeat Saints

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The Minnesota Vikings have a 10-0 lead on the New Orleans Saints at the end of the first quarter of their divisional round game.

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Trump declares 'I am not a racist'

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President Donald Trump says in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries that "I am not a racist."

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Bald eagles return to eastern Iowa along Mississippi River

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Eastern Iowa is seeing the annual return of bald eagles, attracting area residents and tourists alike. 

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Priorities can change from plans listed in governor's speech

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Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted multiple priorities in her Condition of the State speech, but recent history shows plans can change.   

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Man holding boy hostage near Cincinnati surrenders, boy safe

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Authorities outside Cincinnati say a gunman who held a 10-year-old boy hostage for more than 24 hours has surrendered and the child is safe. 

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WATCH: Grandma gets big surprise for 101st birthday Video included

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One grandmother's birthday with came true. 

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UNI beats Valpo 81-76 to snap 7 game losing streak Video included

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The UNI en's basketball team holds off Valparaiso 81-76 to snap a seven game losing streak and win its first Missouri Valley game of the season. The Panthers got career scoring games out of freshmen Tywhon Pickford (23 points/9 rebounds) and Austin Phyfe (20 points/8 rebounds). Phyfe a freshman from Waverly-Shell Rock got the start tonight ahead of senior Bennett Koch. UNI led by as many as 15 points in the first half and stretched the advantage to 23 points in the second half. The ... More>>

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