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TRACKING: Severe Storms Possible Wednesday

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The humidity level increases as the threat for severe weather returns to the forecast. 

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Authorities: Tractor-trailer registered to Iowa business

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A U.S. official says the death toll from people found in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart has risen to 10.

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Update: Volga River stable, people returning home

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According to their Facebook page, The Clayton County Emergency Management says the Volga River has been stable.

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UPDATE: Driver found in river after truck went into water Video included

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HWY 20 westbound, between Winthrop and Independence, is closed while crews recover truck from river. 

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Flooding forces evacuations in Volga

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The Clayton County Sheriff's office is asking people who live in the lower part of Volga near the Volga river to evacuate their homes because of flooding.

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Rescues Underway due to Flash Flooding

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One rescue is south of Cedar Creek near Country Rd. and others on Miners Creek Rd.  

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Iowa officials consider upgrading Mississippi River island

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Officials in a city in eastern Iowa are considering an ambitious plan for a city-owned island in the Mississippi River that includes an elevated boardwalk, tower and amphitheater.

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Sean Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary

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Sean Spicer has resigned from President Donald Trump's administration this morning.

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'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery Video included

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

McGregor heavily damaged by Wednesday's storms Video included

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McGregor residents experienced an intense, damaging storm Wednesday evening.  Located in Clayton County along the Mississippi, the town of about 850 has begun the cleanup process. 

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City worker injured using water cannon to clean tank

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He was working at the Water and Resource Recovery Center at 795 Julien Dubuque Drive when it happened. 

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Newborn dies after infection possibly caused from a cold sore virus Video included

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Mariana Sifrit was just 18-days-old when she died after being infected with the virus, Meningitis HSV1, which may have come from someone with a cold sore.

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Tractor-trailer survivor says people cried, asked for water

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Adan Lara Vega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.  Instead, the 27-year-old Mexican laborer climbed with his friends into a pitch-black, metal tractor-trailer compartment that lacked ventilation — a deadly oven that would claim 10 lives.

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Ohio Babysitter pleads guilty in 8-month-old's medicine death

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Lori Conley allegedly gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy and has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other crimes.

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Tech company installing microchips into employees

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A Wisconsin tech firm will soon be installing microchips in its employees, according to CNBC.

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Owl rescue has group urging soccer nets be taken down at night

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A bird advocacy group is urging people and parks to take down soccer nets at night saying they prevent a danger to owls getting stuck in them. 

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Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

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The Orlando-based company says 3-month-old Kyara died Monday. A SeaWorld news release says veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection last weekend, but Kyara's health continued to decline.

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Man arrested after police chase in stolen truck

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Iowa City police have arrested a man who was driving a stolen truck and wouldn't pull over. 

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Marijuana business offers weed for weeds on cleanup day

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A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city. 

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Olin hopeful mitigation efforts will help prevent flood damage

Land Olin bought out after past flooding and turned into green space. Land Olin bought out after past flooding and turned into green space.
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The community of Olin has had their fair share of flooding over the years from both the Wapsi River and Walnut Creek.  

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Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

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The Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems. 

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Flood waters start to recede in Independence Video included

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The community of Independence is watching river levels closely as waters begin to recede.  

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UPDATE: "We have no idea what the motive was," Mayor on Clarksville City Hall fire Video included

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Nicolas Wessels, 23, of Clarksville, was arrested in connection to the fire last Saturday. 

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Baby's parents end court fight for U.S. treatment; he'll die before 1st birthday

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Hours after his parents dropped legal efforts over the treatment of a critically-ill baby, Pope Francis has called Monday for prayers for Charlie Gard and his parents.    

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McGregor cleans up after EF-1 tornado, businesses reopen Video included

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Days after, many are hard at work cleaning up the devastation. 

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UNI Football lands two on MVFC Preseason First team

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The University of Northern Iowa is represented by seven members on the 2017 Missouri Valley Football Conference's preseason squad as announced by the league office on Monday. 

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Cleanup begins in Sumner after flooding Video included

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Sumner's mayor says at least 60 percent of homes have water damage, four of which had walls collapse.

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Jenk's visit propels Beckman to quarterfinal win at state

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Tom Jenk Jr. gave the Beckman baseball team a bit of a boost. The longtime Blazers' coach, who hasn't been in the dugout this season due to a battle with a brain tumor, paid a visit to his team the day before Beckman topped Denver 7-1 to open the class 2A state baseball tournament.

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Regina shuts out Treynor in state baseball opener

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Ryne Schooley tossed a four hit shut-out as Iowa City Regina opened the class 2A state baseball tournament with a 5-0 win over Treynor. Schooley struck out seven in the victory that sent the Regals to Thursday's semifinal against Dyersville Beckman.

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Police ask for help identifying person of interest in stolen car case

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 If you have any information regarding this case, contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5532 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME (272-7463). 

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Lt. Gov. tours Sumner after weekend flooding

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The mayor stressed to Gregg that the town has already experienced a flood this year and many people have already replaced appliances.

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Former Tama Police Chief sentenced for stealing guns, vehicles from Tama PD

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Jeffrey Filloon, 48, of Toledo, received prison term after a February 9 guilty plea to one count of possessing, selling and disposing of a stolen firearm and one count of making false statements to a FBI Special Agent. 

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Woman dies after Linn County crash

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A 76-year-old woman is killed after a crash in Linn County on Monday.

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Independence braces for flooding Video included

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The Wapsi River is set to crest late Sunday or early Monday morning at 18.5 feet in Independence.

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Flooding continues along Wapsipinicon River Video included

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Flooding continues on some local rivers due to heavy rain that fell last week across northeast Iowa.  

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City of McGregor recovering after EF1 tornado

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 What was once a historic building and recent tattoo shop, had to be torn down. 

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Rollover accident in Bremer County

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Bremer County Sheriffs were called to a rollover accident on Highway 218 around 8 p.m. last night.

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Highway Patrol: 2 dead, 8 hurt in South Dakota crash

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Authorities say two people are dead and eight others are injured after a vehicle slammed into a group of people outside a rehabilitation center in southeast South Dakota.

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kid Rock to perform at 2018 Jones County Fair

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The Great Jones County Fair announced their lineup for 2018's fair, and it'll feature two county heavy hitters. 

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Truck driver could face death penalty for human smuggling in Texas

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Emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart.

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Man leads police on chase in Johnson County

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32-year-old Curlie Quarterman is accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen car.  

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Iowa man charged with murder after son dies in hospital

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Court records say Plummer originally was charged with domestic abuse after a police officer found him and his son, 38-year-old Joseph Plummer, the night of May 30 at a Camanche apartment. 

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NEW INFORMATION: River levels falling

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The Turkey River and Volga River are falling.

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RAGBRAI Day 2: Cyclists off to Algona

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The ride ends Saturday in Lansing.

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Taliban suicide car bombings in Kabul kills 24 people

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 A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul's police chief spokesman said. 

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Kushner got 'random email' demanding ransom

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law says he received a "random email" during the presidential campaign from someone claiming to have Trump's tax returns and demanding ransom to keep the information secret. 

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Motorcyclists killed in south Iowa head-on collision

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Authorities say two people have died in the head-on collision of their motorcycles in southern Iowa.  

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Firefighter injured while fighting house fire

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A firefighter is injured while fighting a house fire, according to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.

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FLOODING UPDATE: Power coming back in Sumner Video included

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The damage assessment will continue today.

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Schaake captures Waterloo Open amateur title Video included

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For the third time in four years, a Schaake captured the amateur title at the Waterloo Open. Alex Schaake followed in his older brother's footsteps, shooting 11 under par for a one stroke victory. Carson Schaake, a former Hawkeye golfer, had won the event two out of the past three years.

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UPDATE: Police now believe hit and run was assault

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Cedar Rapids police say situation was an assault. 

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High river levels causes flooding in Clayton County Video included

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The Volga River spilled into the small community of Littleport, located in Clayton County.

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Arizona native Quick wins at Waterloo Open Video included

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The third time turned out to be the charm for Austin Quick. The Phoenix native captured the Waterloo Open title in his third trip to the event, shooting 22 under par for the weekend.

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Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chute

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A man looking for a dropped cellphone ended up in a stinky situation, tumbling into a building's trash chute where he had to be rescued. 

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"Demon Goat" horrifies people in Argentina Video included

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This goat has a lot of people talking, and maybe even screaming, around the world.

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WATCH: Jam business creates new opportunities for those with disabilities Video included

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One man is a example of how young adults with special needs can make a transition from school to a productive role in the workforce. 

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Police officer and young boy bond over a personal gift Video included

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A St. Louis police officer and a nine-year-old boy bond within moments of meeting.
 

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Man charged in Iowa taxi driver's death held on $1M bond

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A parolee accused of shooting and killing an Iowa City taxi driver last month is being held on $1 million bond.

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Flood waters drench Sumner Video included

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The fire department says no one was injured and they are working on lending out donated pumps to people so they can drain their basements.

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UPDATE: Washed out again, heavy rainfall causes road closure in Dubuque County Video included

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In Asbury, Hales Mill Road near Derby Grange Road is closed because the road is washed out.

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Road Closures

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Current road closures for Saturday, July 22: - The city of Fairbank will be closing 281 at 11:30 a.m.

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Road closures in Jo Daviess County due to flooding

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The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says because of severe rainfall numerous roads are or may be impassable.

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Community rallies around baby Knox Video included

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The community coming out in droves to show their unwavering support for a local family who lost their young son.

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2017 Waterloo Open First Round Video included

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The 84th annual Waterloo Open is underway in three locations throughout the Cedar Valley.  A hot first round for the pros at Irv Warren. Fourteen golfers shot 65 or better led by Barrett Kelpin with an 11 under 61 to lead by two shots.

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Peters to kick off campaign Sunday

Dr. Christopher Peters kicks off campaign Sunday

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Dr. Christopher Peters kicks off his Republican campaign for 2nd District Congress Sunday in Iowa City.

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Man accused of destroying property at eastern Iowa building

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An eastern Iowa man has been accused of destroying property at a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics building. 

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Drone video of Sumner flash flooding

Drone video of Sumner flash flooding

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Drone video of Friday's flash flooding in Sumner.

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Heavy rains pummel Sumner Video included

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Heavy rains have been hitting the town of Sumner since Friday morning, making it difficult for people to keep up with the flash flooding. 

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Waukon man pinned under barn during Wednesday's storm Video included

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The Waukon fire chief says Deal was able to 911 from the spot where he was pinned, but lost connection. His son ended up calling a few minutes later.

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Minneapolis chief resigns after deadly shooting

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The Minneapolis police chief has resigned following the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a police officer.  

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Motorcyclist thrown from bike in Grundy County crash

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A motorcyclist is thrown from his bike after a crash on the highway.  

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Farming may improve the mental health of war veterans

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Five foreign veterans participated in a farming program that teaches landscaping and agricultural skills.

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Some KWWL Newscasts on CW 7.2 this weekend

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Here is the schedule for this weekend. 

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Body pulled from river identified as missing 19-year-old

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The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says they've identified a body pulled from the Mississippi River on July 9th. 

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Iowa County man pleads not guilty in slaying of 2-year-old

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The charge: first-degree murder. A criminal complaint says Stevenson struck the daughter of his live-in girlfriend three or four times in the abdomen on June 30 at a Williamsburg apartment.

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Two years after Cecil the lion's death, son Xanda killed by game hunter

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The killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist in Africa back in 2015 brought about an international outcry. Now, his son named "Xanda" has been killed in the same area.  

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More than 350 without power in Waterloo

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According to MidAmerican Energy, 376 people are without power in Waterloo. 

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Calmar man accused of breaking into house, assaulting woman

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The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office says William Mack is facing charges of Felony Burglary and Domestic Abuse Assault 2nd Offense.

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Justin Bieber banned from performing in China

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Pop singer Justin Bieber can forget about performing in China anytime soon. 

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Scaramucci under consideration for top White House job

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Scaramucci is a frequent defender of the president on television and was a fixture at Trump Tower during Trump's transition.

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Acting Lt. Gov touring storm damage in McGregor

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Adam Gregg was given a full tour of the town, including stopping to look at the two buildings that sustained the worst damage from the tornado.

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'Dirty Dancing' turns 30: Film being feted in NY's Catskills

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The 30th anniversary of the release of "Dirty Dancing" is being celebrated near the former Catskills resort that inspired the film.

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DRONE VIDEO: Damage in McGregor Video included

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Locals in town are working to cleanup damage from a confirmed EF-1 tornado.

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Iowa DNR rescues raccoon from peanut butter jar

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The Iowa DNR posted on Twitter one of their officers helped out a raccoon.  

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Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

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Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network. 

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Power restored, certain trails open at Effigy Mounds National Monument

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Power has been restored, and certain trails are reopened at Effigy Mounds National Monument after storms Wednesday night left the park heavily damaged. 

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Man to display 820-pound hog shot in yard

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"Cruiser had this huge hog confused with all of the barking and movement.  It was not a good situation."

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"Make room for others," Iowa DOT's message to Waterloo drivers Video included

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The Iowa DOT reached out to KWWL, after noticing a problem along the construction zone on U.S. 63 in Waterloo. 

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10 Things to Know for Today

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 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Mother charged in 1-year-old's hot car death

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A South Carolina woman has been charged after authorities ruled her 1-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.

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Late 'Batman' actor Adam West honored at Comic-Con

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There are typically a lot of Batmen at Comic-Con, but only one was the subject of a star-filled tribute.

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Groups plan to train volunteers to film police interactions

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Civil rights groups are planning to train volunteers around the country on the best ways to use cell phones to record law enforcement.

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Restore McGregor Tornado Relief Fund established Video included

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A fund to help the town of McGregor, hit hard by an EF-1 tornado Wednesday night, has been established by the Clayton County Foundation for the Future. 

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Powerful storms lead to evacuations in Wisconsin

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A mudslide closed part of a highway in Wisconsin.

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Residential Fire, Cedar Rapids

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A fire broke out in the attic of a Cedar Rapids home, Thursday, July 20. 

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Hawkeye Freshman Nunge leads his PTL team to the Championship game Video included

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PTL basketball semifinals tonight at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex..

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Report: Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach, made call to escort service

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Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a “pattern of personal misconduct” that started with the school’s investigation into a call to an escort service.

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Cancer isn’t silencing McCain in career’s latest chapter

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John McCain couldn’t bring himself to vote for Donald Trump — so he talked about writing in his best friend’s name for president. 

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Historic McGregor building destroyed by tornado Video included

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An EF-1 tornado ripping through the town of McGregor, Wednesday evening.

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Robbery victim speaks out after murder arrest Video included

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A man responsible for two armed robberies now faces a murder charge after being released from prison early. 

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UNI's Karter Schult award finalist

UNI's Karter Schult prestigious award finalist

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UNI football All-American, Karter Schult, honored Thursday night, as a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

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Forensic experts open Salvador Dali's coffin to take DNA

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Eccentric artist Salvador Dali's coffin was opened today to obtain DNA samples that could help settle a paternity lawsuit. 

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Muscatine man sentenced to federal prison for child pornography

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36-year-old Casey John Blain received 20 years for possession of child pornography and 20 years for each of two counts of distributing child porn. The three sentences will be served at the same time.

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Bag of moon dust sells for $1.8 million

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The sale at Sotheby's on Thursday was surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.

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Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" signs a three-book deal

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The first release will be a new and expanded edition of the 2011 best-seller "Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth."

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CIA director: Moscow loves to ‘stick it to America’

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he’s happy to work with Moscow on counterterrorism issues, but that it’s clear that Russians “find anyplace they can to make our lives more difficult.”

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Cyclones' Montgomery on Doak Walker Watch List

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Iowa State sophomore running back David Montgomery has been named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List.

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McDonald’s adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery items

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With McDonald’s now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. 

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Tippie Family gives $5-Million to Hawkeye Athletics

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 For 60 years, Henry and his wife, Patricia, have shown their love for the University of Iowa and its student-athletes by cheering on the Hawkeyes in the stands, creating a number of endowed scholarships, and supporting Iowa football

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Hawkeyes' Wadley named to Doak Walker Watch List

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Iowa senior running back Akrum Wadley has been named to the 2017 Doak Walker Award Watch List, PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday.

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Sheriff says some cameras weren't recording when homicide happened across the street Video included

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We are learning some surveillance cameras that could have captured evidence in a homicide case were not recording at the time of the crime. 

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Iowa State Basketball adds graduate transfer

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The Iowa State men’s basketball team has added Old Dominion graduate transfer Zoran Talley (pronounced Zuh-ran) to its roster, head coach Steve Prohm announced Thursday.

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Gable Wrestling Hall of Fame festivities this weekend Video included

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A big weekend planned for the Dan Gable Museum and National Wrestling Hall of Fame....Six legends will be inducted to the professional wrestling hall of fame.

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Growing concerns over fidget spinners catching fire

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Fidget spinners are all the rage, but are they a fire hazard? 

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Family wants change to rural ambulance services Video included

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Tim Hansen, of Hudson, died from a heart attack July 30, 2016 at the age of 57.

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Zach Johnson struggles at British Open

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2015 British Open Champion Zach struggled in the first round of the 2017 Open Championship. Zach made 6 bogies and just one birdie good enough for a 5 over par 75 and a tie for 121st place. .

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Storm cleanup begins in Clermont Video included

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People in Clermont say last night's storm was quick and furious. 

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UPDATE: EF-1 Tornado confirmed in McGregor, Mayor: "Stay away" Video included

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Bricks are covering cars and streets.

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SingleSpeed Waterloo brewery earns environmental honors

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The new SingleSpeed Brewery in Waterloo earns high honors from the Iowa Green Brewery Certification (IGBC).  

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UPDATE: Pit bull stabbed in attack Video included

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A dog attack remains under investigation after a man was bitten and a pit bull is dead. 

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State trade group can weigh in on Dakota Access pipeline

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A judge deciding whether to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline while more environmental review is completed says he'll allow North Dakota's main energy trade group to weigh in. 

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VIDEO: Winds thrash buildings, trailers during storms Video included

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Surveillance video shows the moment strong winds start to cause damage near Waukon during last night's severe storms.

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BREAKING: O.J. Simpson to be released on parole

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O.J. Simpson has been granted parole by a Nevada parole board today.

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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, coroner says

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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, Los Angeles County coroner says. 

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Gov. Kim Reynolds issues disaster proclamation after severe weather in four counties

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Governor Kim Reynolds issues a disaster proclamation for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek counties after severe weather on Wednesday, July 19.

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Judge won't let dog judged 'dangerous' out on bond

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A judge has refused to release an impounded dog on a $1,000 bond offered by its owner, who's fighting the city of Des Moines' determination that the dog is dangerous.

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Trees down, power out at Effigy Mounds after storms

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The visitor center and trails within Effigy Mounds National Monument are closed today due to lingering effects from last night's wave of storms.

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Nurse accused of scamming nursing home out of painkillers

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A Council Bluffs woman has been accused of scamming a nursing home out of more than 9,700 painkiller pills while working there.

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Name of man injured in Zwingle house fire released

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One person is airlifted to the hospital after a house fire. 

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2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

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Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series.

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PHOTOS: Prairie du Chien heavily damaged by Wednesday night storms

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The city of Prairie du Chien, Wis., across the river from Marquette and McGregor, is dealing with a lot of damage after Wednesday night's storms. 

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Winneshiek County church damaged by storm

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Last night's storms left a mess in Winneshiek County.

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Two 18-year-old men accused of stealing 48 guns

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John Gillespie, from Cedar Rapids, and Jeremy Reynolds, from Hiawatha, each face one count of theft of firearms from a licensed dealer. Both men could spend 10 years in prison if convicted.

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Decorah eagle cam captures moment storms hit

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The Decorah eagle cam captured a scary moment when storms hit yesterday in Winneshiek County.  

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Cedar Valley Humane Society loses air conditioning on hot day

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An eastern Iowa animal shelter is struggling during one of the hottest times of the year.  

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Man arrested for string of tire slashings in Cedar Falls

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A man from Nashua is being accused of a string of tire slashings in Cedar Falls. 

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Tama County Fair dealing with heat advisory Video included

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Storms are  not the only concern this morning. 

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Special education ruling

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Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- A judge's ruling could lead to an expansion of special-education services to thousands of Iowa students. 

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STORM UPDATE: Man hurt when barn collapses

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A 67-year-old man is in the hospital after being trapped in his barn in Allamakee County.

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Iowa GOP lawmaker calls on party leader to resign after lawsuit

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Republican officials argued Kirsten Anderson was fired for poor job performance.

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Storm damages utility pole in Sumner Video included

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The heavy rain and the wind during Wednesday's storm caused some damage in Sumner.

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Mental tests ordered for man accused in Iowa senator threats

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A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for a Nebraska man accused of threatening Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa. 

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Man accused of robbery returns to scene of crime to apply for job Video included

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An arrest has been made following a robbery and assault in a pizza shop, after the suspect returned to fill out a job application. 

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The Latest: Remains found believed to be missing Arizona man

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Authorities say remains have been found in a water- and debris-filled canyon in central Arizona and it's believed to be those of the final victim of last weekend's flash flood.

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SLIDESHOW: Storm damage from Wednesday night's storms

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Wind caused significant damage across northeast Iowa Wednesday. 

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Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

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Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to NBC News. 

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Developments coming to Comiskey Park

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Improvements are coming to Dubuque's Comiskey Park. 

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Alleged drug bust in Dubuque County

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An alleged drug bust happened at a home in Dubuque County. 

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Hundreds without power during storms

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Many people are now without power as severe weather tracks through the area. 

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Hawkeye Offensive Lineman Sean Welsh talks about his battle with depression

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Iowa offensive lineman Sean Welsh has gone public about his ongoing battle with depression.

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Places to beat the heat in Linn County

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An excessive heat warning and heat advisory are in effect for Linn County for the rest of the week. 

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Annual Rubber Duck Race in Charles City

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Get the quacks ready for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa Annual Duck Race during RAGBRAI. 

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Aru falters, Froome soars in thin air of the Alps

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Tour de France rookie Primoz Roglic scaled the Tour de France's highest peak and then barreled down the other side while holding off the competition on the famed Galibier climb to win Stage 17. More>>

Cedar Rapids man convicted of distributing drugs that caused near-fatal overdose

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        Cordero Robert Seals from Cedar Rapids, was convicted of one count of distribution of heroin and fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl.

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Another John Wayne Gacy victim has been identified

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Sixteen-year-old James Byron Haakenson of St. Paul disappeared in 1976.

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19 arrested on drug and gun charges in federal Waterloo sweep

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says several people have been taken into custody after a federal drug and gun sweep in Waterloo, and 19 suspects will make initial appearances this afternoon.

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UPDATE: Crews on scene of fire at Cedar Valley Recycling Center

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Crews are working to contain cardboard inside the building, which workers say caused the fire. 

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Officials: Man badly injured in northeastern Iowa house fire

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The fire broke out early Wednesday morning and destroyed the home in Zwingle. 

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Starbucks confirms plans for Dubuque location

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Starbucks, the popular coffeehouse chain is opening a new location in Dubuque.

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Mercy Medical announces plans for cancer treatment center in Dubuque

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Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque has announced plans to open the first cancer treatment center in the Tri-state area. 

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Four injured after train collides with car in Bremer County

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Four people are hurt after a train collides with a car.  

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UPDATE: Man being charged with murder in cab homicide

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UPDATE: Iowa City Police say Curtis Cortez Jones is being charges with Murder in the First Degree for the murder of Rickie Lillie.

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911 outage fixed in Ryan

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The Delaware County Emergency Management tells us there is a 911 outage in the Ryan area. 

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Motorcyclist flown to hospital after hitting deer

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Fayette County Sheriffs were called to the scene of a motorcycle that crashed into a deer around 11 p.m. last night on County Road W51 just south of Wadena. 

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Oskaloosa firefighter injured while battling blaze

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Authorities say a firefighter has been injured while battling a house fire in central Iowa.   .

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Bee Branch Creek Greenway set to open in Dubuque

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One of the most visual parts of the Bee Branch Flood Mitigation Project opens to the public today. 

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5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

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The ceremony includes the dedication of a stone wall memorial inscribed with the names of the 19 people hanged near Proctor's Ledge.

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Dubuque Police warn of DirecTV scam

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Dubuque Police say there is a new scam going around. 

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Dubuque Regional Humane Society set to receive more than 120 animals

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More than 120 animals will be heading to the Dubuque Regional Humane Society over the next six weeks. 

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Man goes overboard, uses prosthetic leg to stay afloat

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He says he doesn't know what would've happened without his leg.

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Pilot injured in Nebraska crash of crop-dusting plane

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 A pilot has been flown to an Iowa hospital after the crash of his crop-dusting plane in northeast Nebraska.   

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Mother charged with murder after baby found dead in hot car

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Police near Atlanta have charged a mother with felony murder after they say she left her 1-year-old daughter in a hot car while she got her hair done at a salon.

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US housing starts rebounded in June

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Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.

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Man accused of sex with incapacitated woman takes plea deal

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An Iowa City man accused of having sex with an incapacitated woman has taken a plea deal.

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3 finalists chosen for Iowa State Fair food contest

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Three finalists have been chosen for the 2017 Iowa State Fair People's Choice Best New Food Contest at the fair in Des Moines.

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Tracy Ehlert to run for Iowa House

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An early childhood educator and small business owner in Cedar Rapids, announced she will run for Iowa House in District 20. 

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Today is National Hot Dog day

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Hot Dog! July 19th is National Hot Dog day!  The iconic american frank isn't just for baseball games and BBQ's  anymore.  

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Iowa Girl Scout builds trapshooting range for entire community Video included

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Never giving up. One eastern Iowa teen wanted to quit many times.

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Masked veteran plans to run across Iowa

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An Iowa veteran is spreading the word about post-traumatic stress in a unique way. 

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What's in your trash? Study aims to find out

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A trash survey is underway at Dubuque's landfill, aiming to find out exactly what we're sending there.

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Officer: Partner fired deadly shot moments after loud sound

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The officers did not turn on their body cameras until after the shooting, and the squad car camera was also not activated.

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Arrest made in Waterloo teen basketball star stabbing

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A teen is arrested, accused of stabbing a Waterloo prep basketball star.  

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2A Substate Baseball: Denver upsets top ranked New Hampton 4-3 to advance to state. Video included

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The Denver Baseball team upset top ranked New Hampton 4-3 in a 2A Substate final at Robinson-Dresser in Cedar Falls to advance to State next week.

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City debates future of fireworks Video included

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Many taking their new freedom to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks maybe a little too far in one city, causing some very upset people.

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House to vote on Trump's $1.6B border wall request next week

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Aides said Tuesday evening that GOP leaders have decided to attach the money to a spending bill for the Defense Department and a handful of other agencies.

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Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline

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More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests.

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Grill fire spreads to Waterloo home

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One person is taken to the hospital after a grill fire.  

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Groups petition Iowa to improve animal farm permit process

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A citizen activist group and an environmental organization have filed a petition asking the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to improve the state's livestock farm permit process.

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California governor declares emergency for wildfire

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for a fast-moving wildfire burning in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park.

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VIDEO: Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning Video included

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A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore. 

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Accused murderer's attorney wants trial moved

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In the case, Helmon Betwell is accused of attacking and murdering Nancy Krapfl in September of 2015. 

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IC West Soccer player earns Gatorade Award Video included

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An Iowa City West Girls Soccer star receives a prestigious national award.

Trojan midfielder Reagan Steigleder is the Gatorade Girls Soccer player of the year in the state of Iowa.

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Retail store Old Navy returning to Dubuque Video included

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After being gone for several years, the retailer Old Navy will soon be back in Dubuque.  

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WATCH: April the Giraffe and baby doing well

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It's been four months since April the Giraffe gave birth to her baby boy Tajiri.  

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Iowa business owner honored in President Trump's "Made in America" showcase Video included

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 The company designs, manufactures and markets armor plates at a factory in Centerville.

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Video may help solve bicycle attack Video included

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Waterloo police are investigating a bicycle theft, but also looking to see if the potential suspects are related to recent assaults, including one on the bike trail last Sunday.

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Ex-Iowa Senate GOP caucus staffer awarded $2.2M in lawsuit

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Jurors handed down the award Tuesday to Kirsten Anderson, who was fired in 2012 as the caucus communications director hours after handing in a memo detailing rampant sexual harassment in the caucus office. 

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Man charged after being shot with own gun during alleged burglary Video included

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A Cedar Rapids man went straight from the hospital to jail on Monday after being shot during an alleged burglary last month. 

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Cedar Rapids man possessing meth clocked at 151 mph during pursuit

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A Cedar Rapids man is facing a number of charges after leading state troopers on a high-speed chase Monday night. 

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