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TRACKING: Warmer weekend ahead

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A few stray, light showers are possible this evening, otherwise it will be mostly cloudy.  It will be warmer this weekend, with a slight chance for showers/storms later Sunday.

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Ron Steele inducted into the IBA Hall of Fame

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Ron Steele was inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame at a ceremony in West Des Moines Thursday.  

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Court affirms immigration fraud conviction of Rwandan man

A court has affirmed the immigration fraud conviction of a Rwandan man who lied to gain entry into the U.S. and was living in Cedar Rapids.

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Woman dies after bicycling accident in Waverly

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Pam Druvena was 60 years old. 

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State investigating AMBER Alert test message sent to cell phones

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety says it is looking into a test Amber Alert message that was sent out yesterday afternoon. 

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Dubuque PD looking for three theft suspects

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The Dubuque Police Department is trying to identify three three people who allegedly shoplifted merchandise from Shopko on 255 JFK Rd in Dubuque.  

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Train derailment leaks crude oil into Rock River near Doon, in northwest Iowa

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office has ordered mandatory evacuations for a part of Sioux Center after a train derailment Friday morning. 

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The Latest: President Trump threatens 20 percent tariffs on EU cars

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In a tweet Friday, Trump complains about EU trade barriers and vowed "if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S. Build them here!"

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Supreme Court: Warrant generally needed to track cell phone location data

The Supreme Court on Friday said the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual's location through cell phone records over an extended period of time.

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UPDATE: One person injured in morning Waterloo shooting

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Waterloo Police are on scene of some type of incident right now on West 11th St.

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UnityPoint hospice patient enjoys ride on Denver fire truck

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UnityPoint Health reports that Wayne Wilson got a fun surprise earlier this month.  

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Some businesses scaling back on plastic straws

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A Chicago restaurant group is the latest to pledge to phase them out.

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UPDATE: Sturgis Falls has new venue for '78 and '88 alumni events

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Sturgis Falls organizers tweeted out this afternoon saying the Cedar Falls Fire Department and Cedar Falls Schools "High School Alumni Dance". 

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One-year-old okay after hit by vehicle

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Waterloo Police were called to 515 cottage St. for a report of a vehicle accident involving a child. 

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Parkland survivors urge for gun reform in Iowa

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Student survivors of the Parkland shooting made two stops in eastern Iowa on Thursday to talk about gun reform. 

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The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents. More>>

Urban farming bringing community together in Dubuque Video included

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Convivium Urban Farmstead in Dubuque is unlike any other organization you've heard of. 

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Local celebration adds more security Video included

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With the help of Cedar Falls police Sturgis falls organizers say they'll be able to make sure people who come out will be safe with upgrades to their security system.  "This is something we haven't even come close to in the past," said Sturgis Falls president Jay Stoddard when asked about the 17 new security cameras that have been installed around Gateway Park to watch over the event.  "We're trying to protect the people who come here and make the family ass...

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UPDATE: Family says 72-year-old victim dies Video included

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A Waterloo man is facing charges, accused of putting a 72-year-old man in the hospital. 

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House narrowly passes farm bill

The House of Representatives narrowly approved a massive, five-year farm bill Thursday, a little more than a month after conservatives helped tank the bill out of frustration over a separate fight on immigration.

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Waterloo man sentenced to 20 years for child sex offenses

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Juan Rangel, 36, from Waterloo, received the sentence after a December 27, 2017 guilt plea to one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place and one count of distribution of child pornography. 

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Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language ,dies at 46

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She was 46. 

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Melania Trump makes surprise visit to border facilities

First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday making a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a first-hand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border.

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Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

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It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. 

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Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

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