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Poll: Democrats hold the advantage in upcoming election, Republicans show enthusiasm in midterms

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Six weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters, with nearly six-in-10 saying they’d like to see significant change in the direction President Donald Trump has been leading the country, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. 

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TRACKING: Storm Chances Return Early This Week

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Warmer weather Sunday and Monday with rain returning by Monday night.

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Police release dashcam video of chase, man charged with attempted murder Video included

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The passenger in a car that was involved in a high-speed chase in eastern Iowa is now facing attempted murder charges.

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Sen. Graham: "Not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over this."

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmatio... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmatio...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham says Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will be treated "respectfully" by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but both witnesses "will be challenged" over the sexual assault allegation from decades ago she's made against the Supreme Court nominee. 

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Oelwein man seriously injured in Linn County crash

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An Oelwein man is in the hospital after an alcohol related crash Sunday morning. 

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US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

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The Trump administration is proposing rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. 

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Veterans walk for suicide prevention Video included

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In Cedar Falls this morning nearly 30 veterans walked the streets in support of each other to help prevent veterans suicide. 

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The Latest: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

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Lawyers for the woman who's accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they've accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request for her to tell her story.

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Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

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Congress is preparing to require the Federal Aviation Administration to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes. 

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Hotplates distributed to residents affected by gas disaster

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Hotplates are being distributed to residents who have been left without gas service more than a week after gas explosions and fires rocked Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley. 

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Woman's body found inside car pulled from Iowa pond

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Authorities in north-central Iowa say a woman's body has been pulled from inside a submerged car. 

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Barn ruled total loss after fire in Linn County

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A total of nine fire departments battled a fire in Linn County Friday night. 

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Casino Night fundraiser being held to raise money for Honor Flights

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The Cedar Falls AMVETS Riders Post 49 is hosting the fundraiser October 19 to raise money to send veterans to Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight. 

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UPDATE: Cedar Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s® announces location change

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Due to flooding at Gateway Park, Saturday's Walk will now be at Peet Junior High School (525 E Seerley Blvd.) in Cedar Falls.

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Cedar Valley Catholic Schools to hold town hall meetings on future of schools

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Cedar Valley Catholic Schools will hold a series of town hall meetings as the board makes long range plans for its schools.

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Mt. Trashmore closes due to vandalism, erosion

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It only took a week after opening for Mount Trashmore to close because of vandalism and an excess of rain. 

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Before flipping the switch, Novak Heating says check your furnace Video included

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According to Rotter a little bit of maintenance, like cleaning out your ducts and changing your filter can go a long way, especially to avoid that musty smell of dust burning. 

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"Coach 5-0" works to build positive relations with community Video included

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Police in Oelwein hope to connect with local teens as part of a developing program that places one officer in a bit of a non-traditional role.

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Delaware County unveils latest in 911 technology Video included

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When you dial 911 you hope emergency responders can get there in no time, but until recently it was much more complicated than that.

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Animal rescue speaks out after man who beat foster dog gets citation Video included

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Police say Dennis Greene, of Marion, admitted he kicked and beat the dog causing it internal bleeding and head trauma. 

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Uber driver accused of kidnapping after rider jumps from car

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- An Uber driver is accused of kidnapping and false imprisonment after a passenger told investigators she jumped from the window of a moving vehicle. 

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Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

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Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. 

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Arrest made after police chase

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Marion Police say they'll be releasing more information Friday afternoon, after a young man is arrested after a police chase.

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Iowa sheriff's office warns about suspect using Snapchat app to target teens Video included

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The Allamakee County Sheriff's Office is asking parents to talk to their kids after recent incidents.

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2 years later: Remembering the floods of 2016

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It's been two years since the Cedar River experienced near record-breaking flooding, and with the heavy rain over the past few weeks, many people are closely watching rising water levels in area creeks and rivers.  

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Local radio personality Cory Ford has died

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The KCRR Facebook page says Cory Ford passed away early on Thursday.
 

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Man charged with murder in stabbing death of runner

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News outlets report 23-year-old Anthony Marquell Crawford is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez.

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5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NYC day care center

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Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. 

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12 weeks since Fayette County teen killed in hit-and-run

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Today marks 12 weeks since an eastern Iowa teen was killed in a hit-and-run. 14-year-old Kaiden Estling was hit while riding his moped on Highway 150 in Fayette County at the end of June.

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"Kinnick House" nears completion, city looks to add regulations Video included

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A home replicated to look like an iconic football stadium is the sore subject in one city. Now, neighbors and some city officials are hoping to never allow another like it to be built. 

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Coalition says recent Iowa murders highlight culture of violence against women Video included

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The violent deaths of college women, Celia Barquin Arozamena and Mollie Tibbetts, within months of each other are shedding light on what one organization calls a "culture" problem. 

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  • Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

    Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-09-22 00:20:22 GMT
    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:01:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File). FILE - In this March 27, 1987 file photo, Burt Reynolds, right, holds hands with Loni Anderson at luncheon in Los Angeles. Reynolds' friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. ...(AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File). FILE - In this March 27, 1987 file photo, Burt Reynolds, right, holds hands with Loni Anderson at luncheon in Los Angeles. Reynolds' friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. ...
    About 80 of Burt Reynolds friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service.More >>
    About 80 of Burt Reynolds friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service.More >>
  • Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

    Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:00:12 GMT
    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:01:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans. Obama is launching a book tour to promote her memoir "Becoming," a tour fe...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans. Obama is launching a book tour to promote her memoir "Becoming," a tour fe...
    There has never been a book tour quite like the one planned for Michelle Obama's "Becoming.".More >>
    There has never been a book tour quite like the one planned for Michelle Obama's "Becoming.".More >>
  • Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

    Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-09-22 18:30:46 GMT
    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:01:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia.  Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 is set to start with testimony about ...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia. Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 is set to start with testimony about ...
    Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday is set to begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a 'sexually violent predator'.More >>
    Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday is set to begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a 'sexually violent predator'.More >>
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