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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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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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Oil leaked from train derailment prompts evacuation order

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Some northwest Iowa residents have been evacuated following a train derailment that caused a crude oil leak. 

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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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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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TRACKING: Few Showers Friday, Dry and Warmer Saturday

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Expect a few light showers today but better weather is expected Saturday

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Supreme Court adopts new rules for cellphone tracking

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 The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones. 

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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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Cedar Falls "Painted Rain Barrel Project" putting rainwater to good use Video included

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The Cedar Valley has been dealing with a lot of rain water lately. That's why a new "rain barrel art project" was started in Cedar Falls. 

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Teen recovering after being hit by car

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According to our partners at the Telegraph Herald, a 13-year-old boy is recovering, after he was hit by a car on Monday.

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Chubbs the Cat: Internet sensation turned adoptable feline

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He's been hanging out in a shelter's staff office in Pasadena, because he doesn't fit in the cat kennels.

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New TIME Magazine cover released

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NBC just tweeted this morning, saying this is the July cover for TIME Magazine. 

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Iowa teen recovering after hit in head with a baseball

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An eastern Iowa teen is recovering after being hit on the head with a baseball. 

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Iowa Appeals Court affirms denial of post-conviction relief for Mark Becker Video included

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Becker claims his legal team was ineffective for several reasons.

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Hard Rain in Eldora After Tornado Reports

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After a report of a tornado near Eldora, the community experienced some strong rain during the storms on Wednesday.  

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"Keeping ICE out of Iowa" discussion held in Iowa City Video included

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While a simmering immigration debate is at the forefront around the country, a discussion happened tonight about keeping federal immigration authorities, known as "ICE," out of Iowa.

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Waterloo Kennel Club to hold annual all-breed dog show June 23 & 24

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Hundreds of dogs will compete at the Bremer County Fairgrounds for the Best in Show trophy.

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Illinois woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus

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The state saw 90 human cases of the virus last year, including eight deaths.

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UPDATE: University of Iowa wrestler shot in knee released from hospital Video included

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An overnight shooting Tuesday left an All-American University of Iowa wrestler recovering after he was shot in his knee.

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The Latest: HHS secretary wants to reunite families quickly

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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says his agency will start reuniting detained immigrant children with their parents -- but he's making no specific commitment on how quickly that can be accomplished.

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UPDATE: 4 injured in Cedar Rapids apartment fire

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Four were hurt and a person had to be rescued during an apartment fire in Cedar Rapids Wednesday.

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7-year-old struck by car, Dubuque woman charged with leaving scene Video included

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A woman is facing charges, accused of running over a child, then leaving the scene. 

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UPDATE: Woman dies after getting hit by car in Black Hawk County Video included

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Sheriff's deputies in Black Hawk County say two people were hit by a car on Tuesday night.

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Summer meals provide food to students when school's out Video included

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School is out for summer but that can mean a food void for some who rely on school meals.  

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June Storm Photos

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A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for parts of eastern Iowa until 7 PM. If you are in a safe place, show us what the weather looks like in your area. Send your photos to our Facebook page or email us at news@kwwl.com. 

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Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn’t like the sight of children being separated from their families.

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Iowa man gets five years in prison for relative-in-jail phone scam

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An eastern Iowa man has been sentenced for participation in a phone call scam that victimized more than 250 elderly people across the country. 

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Authorities identify toddler who died after being pulled from lake

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Authorities have released the name of a toddler who died at a Des Moines hospital after being pulled from a central Iowa lake. 

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Woman accused of tossing infant gets 2 years of probation

A Clinton woman accused of shaking her infant daughter and tossing her into a bassinet has been given a suspended sentence.

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Markets Right Now: Stocks rise as trade war fears ease

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U.S. stock markets are opening higher Wednesday as investors set aside fears about a U.S. trade war with China for the moment.

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Today is World Refugee Day

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The number of people displaced has hit a record high with 68 million people as of last year. 

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Waterloo woman's "thermometer poster" shows drivers how hot cars can get Video included

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It's safe to say it's been hot these past few days. 

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Woman thrown from ATV in accident in Grant Co, WI

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The report indicates she was driving slightly fast, slid, and overturned.

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March for Our Lives stopping in Iowa this week

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The March for Our Lives student leaders are making stops in Iowa this week.

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Starbucks introducing new hot pink refresher

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Each new lemonade refresher will include diced bits of actual dragon fruit.

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Police say Iowa mom drugged her kids to keep them asleep

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Police say an Iowa mother drugged her three children to keep them asleep during the day. Morgan Brown- Edmundson is now charged with child endangerment, after her eight-year old son told neighbors his mom wouldn't wake up.

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PETA says elephants were mistreated during Dubuque circus performance

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According to our media partner, the Telegraph Herald, a national animal welfare group claims an animal handler repeatedly jabbed elephants with a sharp implement during a recent Dubuque circus. 

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Canoe float offered for families to get used to being on the water

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Being on, in or near water can be intimidating for anyone, especially young children.  So Buchanan County Parks officials are offering the Young Families Canoe Float on Saturday, July 7.

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Sen. Ernst says trade tensions will hurt U.S. farmers most

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One of Iowa's U.S. Senators is saying proposed tariffs against China, and the ensuing retaliation, will hurt farmers at home the most.

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Dan Gable inspiring the next generation Video included

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"This is where it started. Right here," said Olympic wrestling gold medalist, Dan Gable, as he walked through the doors of Waterloo West High School.  

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DIGGING DEEPER: Chronically clogged sewer causing sewage backup for Dubuque businesses Video included

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Temporary pumps have been set-up along Kerper Boulevard in Dubuque to maintain the sewer system.

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Veteran laid to rest nearly 68 years after going missing in Korean War Video included

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The remains of an Army Sergeant reported missing in action during the Korean War nearly 68-years-ago have been returned to his family in Iowa.  

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Ambassador: US will leave UN human rights council

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.

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KWWL update on baby with heart defects and one lung: One year later

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Shellsburg boy, Deacon Reuter, is amazing his doctors by making huge strides following three open heart surgeries and functioning with only one lung.

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Waterloo City Council votes on reduced raises

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The Waterloo City Council approved a 2.375 percent salary increase for non-bargaining employees during Monday night's council meeting. 

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Toddler pulled from Iowa lake dies at hospital

A toddler pulled from a central Iowa lake over the weekend has died.

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CRPD arrest suspects wanted in connection with Memphis attempted murder case

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Two people, in connection to a shooting and carjacking incident on June 16, have been arrested after the Cedar Rapids Police Department was informed by the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department that the stolen vehicle was in Cedar Rapids Monday.  

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'This is truly welcoming them home': Historic Church Row home purchased to be updated for veteran Video included

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A new program is turning a run down house into an updated home for a veteran and their family. 

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Speed camera turning back on in Des Moines

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According to WHO, our NBC affiliate in Des Moines, the automated speed camera on I-235 in Des Moines will be turned back on next Monday. 

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CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions to your home

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The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries made in one or two days.

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Police: Officers say Iowa woman intoxicated while son wandered

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a woman was found intoxicated in her Des Moines home after her 8-year-old son wandered to a neighborhood gathering.

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US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month.

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Rising-star rapper XXXTentacion killed in shooting

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Authorities say rapper-singer XXXtentacion was fatally shot in Florida.

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US could back 1st pot-derived medicine

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide soon whether to give its first approval to a prescription drug made from the marijuana plant.

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Iowa high school's graduating class includes 5 Eagle Scouts

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Nearly a tenth of a northeast Iowa high school's small graduating class are Eagle Scouts.

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Local kids receive adaptive bikes from VGM Video included

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Rolling into the summer with a new-found freedom, some local kids got to experience the feel of the open road for the first time on Monday. 

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KWWL employee remembered during Friday's Relay for Life Video included

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44-year-old Sherry Schumacher died in April from metastatic breast cancer.  Her family established a Relay for Life team in her memory.

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Lone Tree welcomes new Wellness Center to town

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The town of Lone Tree is made up of only 1,400 people but $3.4 million went into the town's new Wellness Center. 

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Mosquito surveillance underway in Johnson County Video included

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A mosquito surveillance program is underway in Johnson County to track the potential spread of diseases like Zika and West Nile Virus.

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RECALL ALERT: Del Monte vegetable trays may be tied to parasite outbreak

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Del Monte is voluntarily recalling 6-ounce and 12-ounce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip that were sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star in Iowa and four other Midwestern states.

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Tips to stay safe during fireworks season

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Firework displays are exciting to watch during the summer months, but it is important to enjoy them safely. 

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UPDATE: Man, dog injured in Linn County crash involving motorcycle

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a man and his dog were hurt when the motorcycle they were riding was hit while they were stopped for a red light in Marion on Monday.

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Camp temporarily closes due to virus outbreak Video included

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Counselors at Camp Courageous of Iowa are scrubbing all surfaces after several campers and staff got sick from some kind of virus. 

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Outside workers brave the heat in Cedar Rapids Video included

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The week is off to a hot start especially for those who work outside.  

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Waterloo Municipal Band's concert series continues Thursday

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KWWL's Abby Turpin will be featured in their July 19 concert.

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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. 

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Man identified in deadly crash along Highway 20

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51-year-old Scott VanGorder was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash along Highway 20 on Saturday. 

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William Shatner coming to Cedar Rapids

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William Shatner is coming to the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids on Friday, September 28th. 

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Supreme Court issues ruling in Wisconsin political gerrymandering case

The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

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Sewer line collapse sends wastewater into Iowa river

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A sewer line collapse in Mason City is causing untreated wastewater to flow into the Winnebago River in northern Iowa.

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Camp Courageous closed this week due to staff showing flu-like symptoms

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The administrative office confirms the closure is out of precautionary measures.

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Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

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The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

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June is National Adopt-a-Cat Month

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Several local humane societies may be offering special deals this month.
 

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Experts say preparing kids for amusement park separation is important

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A new survey shows some parents did not talk to their kids about what to do if they got separated from them at an amusement park.

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Vigil held for immigrant families Video included

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 A Vigil in downtown Waterloo Sunday night to show support for the thousands of children without their family on Father's Day at the US Mexico border. 

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Residents leave building after smelling natural gas

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The smell of natural gas led to the evacuation of six people from their residence on Dubuque's New York St. today.  

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Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

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Authorities say a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted. 

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Woman okay after motorcycle accident

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Linn County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a motorcycle accident in the 4500 block of Boy Scouts Rd around 2 p.m. today.

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UPDATE: Arrest made in Swisher bomb investigation, North Liberty hit-and-run Video included

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the scene of a bomb squad investigation is safe in Swisher, following several detonations.

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Driver dead in eastern Iowa crash

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One person is dead following a crash.  

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‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation box office record

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The Disney and Pixar film premiered to an estimated $180 million at the domestic box office this weekend. 

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Survey shows dads want 'me time' for Father's Day

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 According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers are expected to spend up to $15.3 billion on gifts for dad this year.

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2 Waterloo men arrested in rural burglary investigation

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 On Friday, a home in the 5600 block of Independence Avenue reported a garage and enclosed trailers were broken into. 

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Iowa court reduces government liability for road safety

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Cities, counties and the state of Iowa are less liable for injuries caused by road maintenance issues after a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling that upheld a longstanding but controversial legal doctrine.    

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'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

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A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students.

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One dead, 20 hurt in shooting at arts festival

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One suspect is dead and 20 other people are hurt, including four critically, after a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds issues disaster proclamation in two Iowa counties

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Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in two Iowa counties suffering recent severe weather and flooding. 

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Name released after man drowns trying to save niece

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Authorities say a Minnesota man has drowned trying to save his 7-year-old niece at Lake Red Rock at the Des Moines River in central Iowa.

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Iowa Republicans pick Mike Naig as Ag Secretary nominee

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Iowa Republicans have picked a state agriculture secretary nominee, but it didn't come easy. 

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Crews respond to boat sinking in water

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A witness report says a boat is sinking in Nashua in the Cedar River.  

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Iowa man charged in killing convicted in separate case

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27-year-old Ethan Davis was acquitted of first-degree burglary Friday, but found guilty of misdemeanor counts of assault causing bodily injury and child endangerment.   

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2 deputies fatally shot by inmate outside Kansas courthouse

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A second sheriff’s deputy died early Saturday from injuries suffered when an inmate who was being transported in Kansas City overpowered two officers and shot them. 

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Disaster proclamation issued for 2 Iowa counties

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The proclamation covers Hamilton County in central Iowa and O'Brien County in northwestern Iowa.   

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17 Dead After Incident at Venezuela Nightclub: Government

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Venezuela's government says 17 people were killed Saturday after an incident at the nightclub "Los Cotorros."

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Asbury home destroyed in overnight fire

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Asbury Community Fire Department crews responded to 14011 Sagewood Drive for a report of a fire around 1:20 a.m. 

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Iowa's unemployment rate dips to third lowest in U.S.

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Iowa's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 2.7 percent in May.

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Health insurer Medica to remain statewide in 2019

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Health insurance company Medica says it will offer insurance plans statewide in Iowa again next year through the Affordable Care Act exchange.

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Man pleads guilty in drug case that killed a woman

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A Michigan man accused of ordering drugs online and having them shipped to a friend in Dubuque - who then died of an overdose - has pleaded guilty.

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Missing 3-year-old found safe in Missouri cornfield with Yorkie by her side Video included

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A Yorkie stayed with a Missouri toddler all night after she wandered from her home and into a nearby cornfield.

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Democratic Governor candidate Fred Hubbell announces running mate

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Democratic Governor candidate Fred Hubbell announces State Senator Rita Hart as his running mate in the upcoming election.

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Basement fire causes minor damage

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Firefighters found a small fire in the basement. 

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Friday marks 10th anniversary of 2008 floods for Iowa City and Coralville Video included

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All of this week, Iowa communities have looked back ten years after the 2008 floods hit city by city. On June 15, ten years ago, the flood struck Johnson County, putting Coralville and Iowa City underwater. 

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HAPPENING NOW: John Deere inviting everyone to celebrate 100 years Video included

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The celebration of the century is now underway for an eastern Iowa community known for its tractors. 

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Dubuque to open cooling centers during weekend heat wave Video included

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To offer some relief during this weekend's hot and humid weather, the City of Dubuque has established public cooling centers. 

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Iowa City Pride Festival kicks off events this weekend

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This week is pride week, which means Iowa City Pride is kicking off its 48th annual Iowa City Pride Festival with events all weekend. 

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Cedar Valley community helps boy start lawn mowing business, overcome hurdles Video included

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This is a story that focuses on what Iowa nice is all about.

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AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

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A company run by former officials at the scandal-scarred consulting firm Cambridge Analytica is working for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election effort. 

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NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

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NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring. 

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Clarksville students help Rockford clean up after major storm damage Video included

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Clarksville students stepped up to help the town of Rockford with cleanup, after their baseball and softball diamonds were damaged from last weekend's storms.

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Iowa Wave shirt back in gold, organizers hope to raise $1 million for children's hospital

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Instead of "Back in Black", The Iowa Wave is back in gold to celebrate its first anniversary with a big goal in mind.

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Parkland students coming to Iowa for March For Our Lives tour

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A nationwide bus tour to register young people to vote kicks off today in Chicago.  

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Salmonella outbreak in 31 states linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

A salmonella outbreak that affected 73 people in 31 states has been linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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Trump administration announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports

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President Donald Trump has vowed to clamp down on what he calls China's unfair trade practices.

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Son, boss believe suspect is innocent in 1992 homicide

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The son and boss of an Iowa woman charged in a 1992 homicide say they're stunned by her arrest and confident that she's not the killer.

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Man gets 20 years in prison after trying to steal domain name

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A Cedar Rapids man has been imprisoned for forcibly trying to steal an internet domain name from another man.

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Minor flooding happening in Cedar Rapids 10 years after 2008 floods Video included

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Much of the city of Cedar Rapids was underwater ten years ago today as the city once again deals with flooding but this time very minor. 

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Sen. Grassley opposes current farm bill Video included

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Senator Chuck Grassley voted against the latest version of the farm bill because it lacked an amendment he proposed.

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10 years ago: North Cedar underwater Video included

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Before the overflowing Cedar River soaked Cedar Rapids, it forced hundreds of people out of their homes and cut off communities up river, in Black Hawk County.  In just hours, people in North Cedar were forced out of their homes, as floodwaters washed over decades of memories.

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Detour begins for roundabout project in Dubuque

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The project means detours and road closures start Thursday. 

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The Latest: House immigration bill includes 'Dreamer' visas

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a Trump administration policy that separates children from their parents at the southern border is "barbaric" and has to stop. More>>

Police to add cameras to Greene Square Park amid homicide investigation Video included

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The Cedar Rapids Police Department plans to add surveillance cameras to a park at the center of a homicide investigation.  

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Investigation into child's death closed, cause of death determined

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The investigation into the death of a 6-year-old has been closed.  

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George Wyth plans to reopen before hot, humid weekend

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According to the park's website, they plan to be reopened again tomorrow, just in time for hot and humid weather over the weekend. 

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Cedar Rapids to host Quidditch Midwest Regional Tournament

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Broomsticks will be flocking to November as muggles compete in games of Quidditch. 

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Justice watchdog faults Comey on Clinton email probe, says not politically motivated

The Justice Department's internal watchdog found that former FBI Director James Comey's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation deviated from the department's norms.

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10 years later: What led up to historic 2008 floods Video included

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The pieces for the 2008 floods actually began coming together in 2007 with heavy rain falling that summer.

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