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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

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President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis... More>>

Will child porn be evidence for Evelyn Miller murder trial? Video included

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The man accused of sexually abusing and killing five-year-old Evelyn Miller doesn't want jurors to know about his admitted child-porn collection. Casey Frederiksen is charged with First Degree Murder and First Degree Sexual Abuse.  More>>

Farley Race 'Em of Wreck 'Em to continue, honor man killed

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According to the Farley Speedway Facebook page, the track's Race 'Em or Wreck 'Em event will continue as scheduled Sunday. More>>

KWWL to broadcast Governor, Senate and Congressional debates

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As a critical election day approaches for the state, KWWL stays on top of the important races. The station will be broadcasting debates for the Governor's, Senate and 1st Congressional district races in October. More>>

Uber ride service looking for drivers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City Video included

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There may soon be a new way to get around in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. More>>

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

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The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their... More>>

UPDATE: Dubuque man in critical condition after work accident

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An employee at a Dubuque auto repair shop is in critical condition after he was pinned trying to stop a truck from rolling away. More>>

Cedar Rapids: Remember pets in emergency planning

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The City of Cedar Rapids is reminding the public to become better prepared in case of an emergency or disaster -- and to remember to include their pets in that plan. More>>

City of Cedar Rapids replies to DOT concerns over speed cameras

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After receiving a letter from the Iowa Department of Transportation regarding some of the speed and red light cameras in Cedar Rapids, the city has replied. More>>

USDA report: Iowa's corn crop is 4 days behind 5-year average

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Iowa's corn crop is four days behind the 5-year average, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's crop report for the week ending Sept. 14. More>>

Cedar Rapids porch light ignites bird's nest, causing fire

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A Cedar Rapids man extinguished a fire on the side of his house after a porch light ignited a bird's nest, according to Cedar Rapids Public Safety Communications Coordinator Greg Buelow. More>>

5 Iowa cities on 'Best Places to Live;' Iowa City ranks 10th

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According to a national survey, Iowa is a great place to live. More>>

Dubuque initiative seeking applicants for Americorps VISTA

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The City of Dubuque is looking to hire someone for the Americorps VISTA position. More>>

Demo car builder explains racing after Hawkeye Downs wreck

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A Norway man was killed in Cedar Rapids while racing at Hawkeye Downs. More>>

Woman on wheelchair hit by semi in downtown Waterloo Video included

Emergency officials tend to a woman injured after a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo. Emergency officials tend to a woman injured after a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo.
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A woman on a motorized wheelchair was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after she was apparently hit by a semi cab. More>>

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

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The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. More>>

Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

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Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. More>>

Bullet fired into Dubuque house; police investigating

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A bullet was found inside a Dubuque home Monday morning. More>>

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NEW DETAILS: Oelwein suspect tried to run over officers

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A criminal complaint released on Tuesday says a Maynard man arrested after a manhunt in Oelwein is charged with attempted murder because he tried to run over officers with a vehicle. More>>

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UPDATE: Waterloo suspects arrested after man's body found Video included

Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo and Jessica Tronca, 29 Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo and Jessica Tronca, 29
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Two suspects wanted for questioning in the killing of a Waterloo man were arrested. More>>

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

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President Obama is expected to announce later Tuesday that the United States will be sending 3,000 American troops to help provide aid. More>>

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

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Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President... More>>

Discipline vs. Child Abuse

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It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave... More>>

Quad amputee Taylor Morris and girlfriend Danielle get engaged

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Cedar Falls veteran Taylor Morris and his long-time girlfriend Danielle Kelly are engaged. More>>

UPDATE: Cedar Rapids PPEL officially approved

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After the official Cedar Rapids canvass today, the vote count is unchanged -- meaning the levy passed voter approval. More>>

Cedar Rapids children's zoo closed for maintenance

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The Old MacDonald's Farm and the Schuknecht Waterfowl Exhibit in the Bever Park's Children's Zoo in Cedar Rapids will be closed for painting and building maintenance on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18. More>>

U. of Iowa to test Hawk Alert system Wednesday

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The University of Iowa will be testing its Hawk Alert system on Wednesday. That's the universities emergency announcement system that's used to tell those on campus when there's an emergency situation or a possible threat to public safety. More>>

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

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Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL. More>>

Bever Park's Zoo Closed for Painting

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Old MacDonald's Farm and the Schuknecht Waterfowl Exhibit in Bever Park will be closed on Wed. Sept. 17 through Fri. Sept. 19 for maintenance of the buildings.
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2 new sexual assaults at U of Iowa

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On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Iowa State vs. Iowa football game, a non-student reported to University of Iowa Police that she was touched inappropriately while she was in section 106-107 of Kinnick Stadium.
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CR to host African music group

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On Tuesday, Sept 16, the African American Museum of Iowa will host the African music group Kinobe the Wamu Spirit. More>>

Casey Frederiksen hearing set for Tuesday in Bremer Co. Video included

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A hearing has been scheduled for the man accused of killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005. More>>

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

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Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and... More>>

Donated Dubuque house burned to ground for fire training

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A donated house in eastern Iowa provided the backdrop for a fire training exercise involving more than a dozen area firefighters, according to authorities overseeing the event. More>>

Norway driver identified in fatal Hawkeye Downs Speedway crash

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Cedar Rapids police have released the name of the man killed in a crash at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway. More>>

Nashua elementary school cancels classes due to gas buildup

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Officials canceled classes Monday at an elementary school in northern Iowa because of a buildup of natural gas. More>>

Garwin residents in boil alert

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The City of Garwin is under a boil alert until further notice after Garwin city crews replaced a fire hydrant Monday. More>>

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

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The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. More>>

UPDATE: Waterloo teen arrested in weekend shooting

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Police have taken a teenager into custody after a shooting Saturday that injured a Waterloo man. More>>

Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

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Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. More>>

Harkin hosts Clintons for final Steak Fry as Senator Video included

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Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) hosted his final Steak Fry as Senator Sunday. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Tyler Menken Video included

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In the eyes of Tyler Menken, the classroom might as well be the best place on Earth. More>>

Free CPR courses offered in Johnson County

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Johnson County emergency responders are offering free classes on CRP, AED, and chocking maneuver this Saturday. More>>

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  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:42:03 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
    President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis...More >>
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    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...More >>
  • Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

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    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:12:52 GMT
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...More >>
    The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.More >>
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