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TRACKING: Severe Weather Risk This Week

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There is a small chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm Sunday, but the better chance comes Monday & Tuesday.  

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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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OPERATION QUICKFIND: Police looking for missing Cedar Rapids teen

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Cedar Rapids Police are looking for a teen who went missing on June 22, 2018. 

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Police investigating after 6-year-old drowns at Iowa lake

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Des Moines Police are investigating a drowning at Gray's Lake. 

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The Latest: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled after train derailment

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A railroad official says 14 of 32 derailed oil tanker cars in the northwest corner of Iowa dumped an estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil into floodwaters, with some making its way to nearby rivers.

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Teenager Uses Sign Language to Communicate With Blind and Deaf Man During Flight

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During the six-hour flight that included a layover in Portland, Oregon, Clara volunteered her skills in sign language to help a blind and deaf man by forming letters with her fingers while he “read” them with his hands. 

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3 people injured in Linn County crash

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Just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, multiple agencies responded to the accident at the intersection of Highway 100 and 31st Street. 

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Emergency crews responding to vehicle accident

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Marion Police confirm they are on scene of a vehicle accident right now.

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Jogger says US detained her after accidental border crossing

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A 19-year-old woman who traveled from France to Canada to visit her mother in British Columbia says U.S. officials detained her for two weeks after she accidentally crossed the border while jogging. 

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Motorcyclist seriously hurt after colliding with truck

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Linn County emergency crews were called to an accident today at Highway 1 and Butcher Rd.  

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Iowa City to hold downtown block party; thousands expected

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Iowa City is expecting tens of thousands of people to attend its second Downtown Block Party this weekend. 

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Iowa City Police investigating robbery

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Iowa City Police were called to the area of 1956 Broadway St. for a report of a robbery before 4 a.m.  

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DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

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The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after they had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them.

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US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains

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The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea’s returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. 

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Court affirms immigration fraud conviction of Rwandan man

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.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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Families in hog farm case won't get immediate help from Iowa Supreme Court

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Three Iowa families who say the stench from two hog farms makes it difficult for them to emerge from their homes won't get immediate help from the Iowa Supreme Court.

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Mayor Hart Leads Walk Waterloo Video included

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Mayor Hart led a walk to promote wellness and celebrate economic growth in downtown Waterloo on Friday.  

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Investigation completed on last year's fatal plane crash

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This week the National Transportation Safety Board made its report on a fatal plane crash public.

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Iowa City hopes to draw another big crowd for second Downtown Block Party Video included

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Taking the drinks to the streets, the city of Iowa City is preparing for thousands of people to pack the downtown area for the second annual Downtown Block Party.

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Car pulled from river in Cedar Rapids

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Police say a vehicle was pulled from the Cedar River. 

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UPDATE: Murder charge added after Waterloo man dies in alleged assault 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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Dubuque officers train for school shootings Video included

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School shootings are a concern across the country, including here in eastern Iowa. 

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Alleged murderer faces separate burglary, arson charges Video included

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A man accused in a Cedar Rapids murder is also facing separate charges of burglary and arson.  

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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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Congressman Steve King says Somali Muslims not welcome in district's meat-packing plants

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Politico is reporting that Congressman Steve King (R) of Iowa's 4th Congressional District doesn't want anyone working in the meat-packing plants found in King's political district who don't eat the animal product.  Politico's Congressional reporter Kyle Cheney quotes King as saying "he doesn’t want Somali Muslims working at meat-packing plants in his district because they want consumers of pork to be sent to hell."  The quote was apparently part of a radio i...

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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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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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  • Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

    Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:36:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane). In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate Ameri...(AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane). In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate Ameri...
    In the wake of some of the nation's deadliest and most high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking unprecedented steps to try to curtail sales of firearms.More >>
    In the wake of some of the nation's deadliest and most high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking unprecedented steps to try to curtail sales of firearms.More >>
  • Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction

    Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:35:45 GMT
    (Julien's Auctions via AP). This photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows character Han Solo's BlasTech DL-44 blaster from the Star Wars trilogy film "Return of the Jedi" (Lucasfilm, 1983) that sold for $550,000 at Julien's Auctions Hollywood Legends ...(Julien's Auctions via AP). This photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows character Han Solo's BlasTech DL-44 blaster from the Star Wars trilogy film "Return of the Jedi" (Lucasfilm, 1983) that sold for $550,000 at Julien's Auctions Hollywood Legends ...
    Han Solo's Blaster from the "Return of the Jedi" has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction.More >>
    Han Solo's Blaster from the "Return of the Jedi" has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction.More >>
  • Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

    Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:35:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). In this June 21, 2018 photo, Nour Obeid looks at cars at the Al-Jazirah Ford showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving and Obeid's husband is encouraging her...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). In this June 21, 2018 photo, Nour Obeid looks at cars at the Al-Jazirah Ford showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving and Obeid's husband is encouraging her...
    Car companies are looking to boost their sales in Saudi Arabia by pitching their brands to women, who'll be allowed to drive for the first time starting Sunday.More >>
    Car companies are looking to boost their sales in Saudi Arabia by pitching their brands to women, who'll be allowed to drive for the first time starting Sunday.More >>
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