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TRACKING: Several Rounds of Showers and Storms

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Staying humid this week with several chances for showers and thundershowers.

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The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

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President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog.". More>>

Two people with minor injuries after two-vehicle crash

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Two people are okay after a crash in Fayette County.  

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Police searching for suspected shoplifter

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Dubuque Police are searching for a person who allegedly shoplifted from a Best Buy store.  

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Three people hurt after crash in Waterloo

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Three people are recovering after a crash in Waterloo.

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4 arrested in Cedar Rapids brawl involving 40-50 people

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Cedar Rapids Police have charged four people in connection with a large brawl they say involved 40-50 people Monday evening. 

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Vigil held at Detroit church with prayers for Aretha Franklin

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The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. 

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Iowa nursing home fined in death of person living there

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A Muscatine nursing home has been ordered to pay up to a $10,000 fine after the choking death of a person living there in May.

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Mom says she found infant son unresponsive in bathtub

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Authorities say an 11-month-old child died after being left alone in a bathtub in west-central Iowa.

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Cedar Rapids Fire Department responds to fire at apartment building

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Cedar Rapids Fire Department was called to 2131 Blarisferry Rd. for a report of a fire at at multi-family home.

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Cyclists ride for school supplies

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The Cedar Valley Women's Ride held its final summer fundraiser Tuesday. 

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To kill or not to kill? Iowa City holds public forum on deer overpopulation Video included

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The Iowa City council chambers were overflowing Tuesday night for a meeting on how the city plans to bring in sharpshooters to lower its deer population. 

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UPDATE: Final suspect taken into custody after Black Hawk County break-in

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Officers say 34-year-old Steven Rhoads was taken into custody without incident in Bremer County on Tuesday.

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"We did it" Community helps raise one million dollars for inclusive park in Cedar Falls

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It took three-and-a half years and countless volunteer hours, but now it's time to celebrate! 

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2 convicted of transporting pounds of meth into Iowa

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A man and woman, who trafficked massive quantities of ice methamphetamine into Iowa, have pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids. 

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'Marshalltown Strong' shirts available; all money raised will help town

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There are now 'Marshalltown Strong' shirts available for people to buy.  

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USDA issues alert about salads, wraps due to parasite worry

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Federal authorities have issued a public health alert about more than two dozen beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products as a precaution due to possible parasite contamination. 

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Iowa woman decorates damaged trees in Marshalltown

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A woman has launched an initiative aimed at beautifying trees damaged by a tornado that ripped through Marshalltown in central Iowa. 

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Alliant Energy explains high electric bills Video included

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Dozens of people have taken to social media to voice concerns about their latest Alliant Energy bills.  

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Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

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More than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday. 

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Iowa officials investigating fatal officer-involved shooting

State police are investigating the shooting of a man by a Creston police officer.

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Dad includes baby in heart-melting proposal Video included

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New parents Sage Muehling and Brittany Schmidt welcomed baby Hendrix at Allen Hospital earlier this month. 

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Maquoketa Caves State Park to reopen next week

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The park closed last February and will reopen on August 24. The campground closed in April and will open on August 30. 

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MiEnergy Cooperative issues a peak alert

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MiEnergy has issued a peak alert due to high demand for electricity on the regional grid and is calling for electricity conservation from 2:00 p.m .- 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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Dubuque police looking for suspects involved in burglary

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Dubuque police are seeking assistance in identifying two suspects who were allegedly involved in a burglary to construction trailers.

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Hoobastank coming to Dubuque

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The rock band, which is best known for its No. 1 single "The Reason" will headline a concert at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, at the Q Showroom at Q Casino and Hotel in Dubuque. 

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Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty.

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Iowa man convicted in insurance fraud scam

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A December sentencing has been scheduled for an Iowa man accused of selling fraudulent life insurance policies and keeping the money. 

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Trump campaign takes legal action against Omarosa

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...
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A campaign aide tells The Associated Press that it is filing the claim with the America Arbitration Association in New York, claiming her explosive new book and media tour breached her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the campaign.
 

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Mid-Prairie school board approves policy changes after convicted sex offender volunteers in schools Video included

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The Mid-Prairie Community School Board is considering new policy changes months after the district faced backlash after a convicted sex offender was discovered to be volunteering inside its schools. 

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Aretha Franklin reportedly in hospice care at her home

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The Queen of Soul is reportedly gravely ill, according to Aretha Franklin's family members.

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'Be alert, be aware of your surroundings,' tips to protect yourself in parking lots Video included

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You may find yourself going to work early in the morning, or grocery shopping late at night, and local police are urging you to stay alert when you're walking through parking lots alone.  

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Eleven dead in Italian bridge collapse

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The Italian news agency ANSA citing the Interior Ministry says that 11 people are confirmed dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa.

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Collision sends car into Waterloo home Video included

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The accident happened at the corner of Linn and Ricker in Waterloo.  

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Website launched in the search for Mollie Tibbetts Video included

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Investigators revealed the launch of a website dedicated specifically to the search to locate missing Iowa 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts on Monday.

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Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...
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President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults.

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Walk the "Iowa Wave Maze" this fall

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Harvestville Farm in Donnellson has selected the "Iowa Wave" as the theme for the farm's 10-acre maze, which will debut on Saturday, September 1.

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Drunk woman strikes Iowa City police officer with beer bottle

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The officers reported that Garcia-Guidel had poor balance and slurred speech which prompted them to conduct a field sobriety test in which she blew a .207% BAC.

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Woman makes Facebook post saying she was followed, grabbed in Cedar Falls Walmart parking lot Video included

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The Facebook post has been shared more than 6,000 times. 

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Police officers help area kids buy school supplies Video included

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Markers and glue sticks are small items that can quickly add up.  

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Cedar Rapids police warn of moving company scam

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In a press release Monday, the Cedar Rapids Police Department said that they have received three reports of victims involved in a scam involving moving expenses.

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UPDATE: Autopsy finished for man pulled from river

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The investigation into Albaghdadi's death is ongoing. 

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Iowa gas prices fall 1.4 cents per gallon in past week

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The national average has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.85 a gallon.
 

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News conference on Mollie Tibbetts scheduled for 3 PM today

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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office will be holding the conference in Montezuma.
 

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AP Source: Aretha Franklin seriously ill

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Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer.

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'There's a lot of things dogs can do that we can't,' training K9s for law enforcement Video included

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Two Eastern Iowans are using their experience in law enforcement and their love for dogs to train K9s.  

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Northeast Iowa attorney pleads not guilty to theft charge

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A northeast Iowa attorney accused of looting a woman's estate has pleaded not guilty.

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Firefighters respond to house fire in Waterloo

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Emergency crews responded to a house fire in Waterloo in the 3600 block of Texas St. after reports of flames coming out of the windows of a home.  

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News conference for Mollie Tibbetts postponed until Monday; DM Register reports farmer took polygraph test

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The update from investigators was scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday; it is now rescheduled for Monday. 
 

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Dozens attend KBBG parade and "March Against Darkness" Video included

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Dozens of people came out for the "March Against Darkness" drill team competition on Saturday in Waterloo. 

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President Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott

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President Donald Trump is backing calls for a Harley-Davidson boycott amid an ongoing steel tariff dispute.

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Des Moines Police say no charges likely in fatal shooting

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Des Moines authorities don't expect to file any charges in connection with this weekend's fatal shooting because the victim was violating a court protection order and assaulting a man. 

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Church gunman's wife says he bound her to bed before deaths

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The wife of the man who opened fire at a Texas church last November says he tied her to their bed before leaving for the shooting in which more than two dozen people were killed. 

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Progress made in one of California's wildfires

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Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles of southern California's Cleveland National Forest. 

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Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend

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A clear sky is expected during the nighttime hours all weekend long for stargazers to enjoy.

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Correction: 1 from Michigan dies in motorcycle crash on I-80 in Dallas County

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Neither of the victims was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

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Infant dies in overheated car in Virginia

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Police say an infant boy died after his mother left him for an extended period in an overheated car in Emporia, Virginia.   

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Des Moines Police investigate shooting death of 32-year-old

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Des Moines Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old man this weekend.  

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Cedar Falls boy raises money for Ronald McDonald House during steer auction Video included

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A Cedar Falls boy had a weekend to remember at the Iowa State Fair.  

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Flying High in the Sky: local pilots take children on free flights Video included

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Some pilots in Eastern Iowa are inspiring the next generation of aviators by taking them 1,200 feet in the sky.  

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Morning surprise: Boa constrictor found under car hood

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Woah, it's a boa! One Massachusetts resident popped their car hood to check fluids to find a boa constrictor staring right back. 

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The Latest: Source: Man who stole plane was Richard Russell

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The man who stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport was Richard Russell, a U.S. official briefed on the matter told The Associated Press. 

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Lawsuit: Deputy used stun gun on non-verbal autistic boy

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A federal lawsuit alleges that a Louisiana sheriff's deputy on school duty shocked a non-verbal, autistic 10th-grader with a stun gun, then left him lying in his own urine until an emergency crew arrived 13 minutes later. 

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Big Soo Terminal in Sioux City cited for March worker death

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A workplace safety agency has cited transportation hub Big Soo Terminal in northwestern Iowa for a March incident that killed an employee.

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Officers actions deemed justified in Ottumwa shooting

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The Wapello County Attorney said the officer involved shooting in Ottumwa was justified and no charges will be filed against the officers involved. 

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Iowa still seeking participants for wild turkey survey

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is again calling on volunteers to participate in the state's annual wild turkey survey.  

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Man goes from victim to strong man competitor Video included

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A New Hampton man is back in his hometown hoping to challenge locals to a test of strength and wills. 

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Waterloo City Council tasked with filling Ward 5 seat following resignation Video included

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The clock is ticking for the Waterloo City Council to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Chris Shimp Friday morning.

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Jury awards man $289 million who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused cancer

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The lawsuit brought by Dewayne Johnson was the first to go to trial among hundreds filed in state and federal courts saying Roundup causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which Monsanto denies.

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Security measures in place for St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival Video included

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Security measures are in place for the popular St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival.  

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Concussion insurance coming to Iowa high school athletes Video included

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Concussion insurance is now being offered to Iowa high school student athletes. 

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Hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to start Sept. 4

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, says the committee will launch up to four days of review that Tuesday, beginning with opening remarks from senators.

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Fire crews respond to hydrochloric leak in Dubuque

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The Dubuque Fire Department took a call of a hazardous material spill at 2350 Kerper Blvd around 12:26 Friday afternoon.  

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Trump says protesting NFL players should "be cool"

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President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.

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The Latest: Property owner questions timing in New Mexico compound raid

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A New Mexico property owner says he told authorities in late spring that he met the father of a missing Georgia boy after he and others arrived in the area where they built a squalid desert compound. 

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Newborn found inside toilet at Ohio Burger King

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Police say a newborn was found inside a toilet at an Ohio Burger King is expected to survive. 

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Driver gets 5 years in prison for man's crash death

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A driver has been given five years in prison for the death of a man killed in a collision south of Burlington in southeast Iowa.

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Attempted murder charge in Dubuque stabbing

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A Dubuque man is facing a charge of Attempted Murder after allegedly stabbing someone. 

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Woman, 81, busted with $870K of heroin at US-Mexico border

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The driver was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations agents.
 

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Chris Shimp resigns from Waterloo City Council

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Today, Waterloo Councilman Chris Shimp announced his immediate resignation from the city council citing personal and family reasons. 

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Local adaptive golf clinic helps people with physical limitations Video included

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Two charities teamed up with local golf professionals for a special purpose: to bring the game of golf to people with physical disabilities.  

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Woman who texted man 696 times in one month charged

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Authorities say a Minnesota woman who sent 696 text messages to a northern Iowa man in April violated a no-contact order.

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City council reaction worries local business owners Video included

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Some business owners in eastern Iowa are curious to see if a city council decision will affect their business.   

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UI associate professor plays part in NASA mission to the sun Video included

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The probe is going to be the fastest man-made object ever, when it approaches the sun it will be moving at a half million miles an hour. 

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UPDATE: Cedar Falls, Dubuque police report influx of IRS scam calls

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Police in Dubuque and Cedar Falls say their cities appear to be targets of a widespread IRS phone scam on Thursday.

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Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

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Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020. 

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UPDATE: Woman pulled to safety during high rope rescue after crash off of C.R. bridge

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The 19-year-old driver is now in the hospital with serious injuries.

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Packers begin preseason Thursday against Titans

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The Green Bay Packers will be facing the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field Thursday night. 

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  • Oral sex, rape: Report says church brushed off complaints

    Oral sex, rape: Report says church brushed off complaints

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    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14...
    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.More >>
    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.More >>
  • Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

    Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

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    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More >>
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.More >>
  • Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it

    Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it

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    (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper). In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Jack Hattendorf steers a road grader to repair a dirt path near Lakeport, Calif. Even as flames continue chewing through forestland nearby, Hattendorf and others are working to repair ...(AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper). In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Jack Hattendorf steers a road grader to repair a dirt path near Lakeport, Calif. Even as flames continue chewing through forestland nearby, Hattendorf and others are working to repair ...
    Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage.More >>
    Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage.More >>
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