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TRACKING: Dense fog, rain and freezing rain tonight and Tuesday

Freezing rain, rain and dense fog tonight into Tuesday. 

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Police: ‘It Happened Again’ Nearly 70 vehicles involved in I-35 pile-up

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That stretch of road was shut down for nearly two hours Saturday.

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Update: Names released in fatal crash Video included

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One person is dead and three others are hurt after a crash late Friday night.

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UPDATE: Iowa City Fire responds to fire at recycling facility Video included

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The Iowa City Fire Department is on scene of a building fire at City Carton. 

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Waterloo Council debate over mechanic rolls into week 3 Video included

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KWWL continues to follow the debate, which has left one man unemployed. 

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Former VP Joe Biden tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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During a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides, Biden said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility.

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Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair

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Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."

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UPDATE: Marion Police SWAT to train Tuesday

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The Marion Independent School District now says that police has moved tomorrow's SWAT team training to another location.

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Toppling Goliath Brewery opens new location Video included

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Toppling Goliath has opened their new location in Decorah -- a bigger brewery. 

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$6 million jail for Jackson County? Video included

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Jackson County is reviewing plans for a new jail to house criminals.

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McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

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McDonald's is banishing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu. More>>

Hundreds of Iowa City students walk out, march after Florida shooting Video included

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Hundreds of Iowa City middle and high school students walked out of class today to march downtown in response to the Florida school shooting last week that killed 17 people. 

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UPDATE: Waverly Palace Theatre announces permanent closure Video included

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The Waverly Palace Theater announced on Facebook that they are permanently closed. 

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Waterloo Police discuss what they lose if budget is cut Video included

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Hundred of guns are no longer on the streets and Waterloo Police say it's because of the work of a special unit launched in 2009. But, the unit could be cut, if the city's budget is reduced.

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Reynolds says feds, not state should discuss gun laws

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When asked whether she supports further restrictions to Iowa's gun laws, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the federal government needs to take responsibility in discussing gun legislation.    

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$85 million egg processing facility coming to Norwalk

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MG Waldbaum Co., a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Michael Foods Inc., will receive state incentives for a manufacturing and distribution center in Norwalk where precooked eggs will be processed. 

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Beck's on University closing, Lark Brewery to move

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Beck's on University Avenue in Waterloo has closed abruptly. 

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State Patrol offer safety tips after "mega-crashes"

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The Iowa State Patrol is offering tips for drivers after two mega-crashes in central Iowa during icy weather. 

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Iowa City students ask district to note Muslim holidays

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Some Iowa City elementary students are urging the school district to recognize Muslim holidays, and board members say they're willing to consider the request.    

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RECALL: Fiat Chrysler recalls trucks over rollaway risk

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A Fiat Chrysler truck recall includes certain 2017 and 2018 Ram pickup trucks.

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Director of "Black Panther" surprises kids at movie theater

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Ryan Coogler made an appearance in California.

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Woman calls Cedar Falls police for clogged toilet, TV problems Video included

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So many of us can relate to the frustration when our toilet clogs or our TV stops working right before our favorite show starts. 

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Prices at the pump fall again

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What are you paying at the pump? Gas price averages fell this week. 

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People rally against gun violence in Dubuque Video included

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About 50 people gathered in the Town Clock Square Sunday to rally against gun violence. 

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CRUSH THE CRISIS: Community discusses opioid epidemic Video included

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Experts say at least 144 people die daily in the United States from overdose. Here in Iowa a group is trying to find a solution to stop the problem.

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Crews respond to vacant building fire

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Cedar Rapids Police say crews were called to the old Sinclair Meat Packing Plant for a fire.

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Some questioning Iowa victims rights bill

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A push to add language to the Iowa Constitution ensuring the rights of crime victims is moving through the Legislature despite opposition from a crime victims group and prosecutors.

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County funding may force Iowa senior center closure

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A senior center in southeast Iowa may have to close due to a loss of funding from the county.    

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Some question if Iowa victims rights bill would help victims

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A push to add language to the Iowa Constitution ensuring the rights of crime victims is moving through the Legislature despite opposition from a crime victims group and prosecutors.   

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1 million cigarette butts and counting: woman cleans hometown Video included

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A California woman is on a mission to clean her city by picking up cigarette butts.

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Slain Chicago officer remembered as 'model cop' Video included

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A Chicago Police commander who was gunned down by a suspect this week is being remembered as a "model cop" who wasn't interested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks.  

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Iran plane crash killed all 66 people on board

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State TV says that due to foggy condition, rescue helicopters couldn't reach the crash site in the Zagros Mountains.

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UPDATE: Fire marshal investigates fire at recycling facility Video included

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Iowa City's Fire Marshal was on scene today working to find where the fire started and the cause. At last check, no cause has been found.

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UPDATE: Linn County communications system back up and running

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Radio communications and paging capabilities have been restored. 

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The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors

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Sen. Bill Nelson says he's inspired by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are demanding changes to make gun violence less likely. More>>

UPDATE: Body found in wildlife area identified as missing Waterloo man

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Black Hawk County Sheriffs tell us a body of a missing person was found near Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area.

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Live ammo found in middle school restroom prompts lockdown

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Police in Rhode Island say live ammunition has been discovered by a custodian in a middle school boys' restroom.   

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Eastern Iowa event to offer free prom dresses, accessories

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An eastern Iowa event will offer prom dresses, shoes, jewelry and other prom accessories free to high school girls in need. 

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VIDEO: A purr-fect cafe for cat and coffee lovers Video included

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New cafe features more than just coffee in Minneapolis.  More>>

Taking a tumble: Fan knocks over Olympic mascot Video included

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A fan wanted a photo with the Olympic mascot, but it didn't go as planned! More>>

Iowa City Police investigating armed robbery

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 A little after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Iowa City Police received a report of an armed robbery at Walgreens off Muscatine Avenue. 

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Opioid crisis in Iowa focus of Pathways event at Hawkeye Community College Sunday, February 18

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Crush The Crisis is coming up Sunday, February 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Tama Hall on the main campus of Hawkeye Community in Waterloo.  

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Nathan Chen completes 6 quads in Olympic free skate

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American figure skater Nathan Chen has rallied from a fiasco of a short program with a historic free skate at the Pyeongchang Olympics that included an unparalleled six completed quadruple jumps.

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Eastern Iowa police officer arrested on drug charges

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An officer for the MarMac Unified Police Department is facing a felony charge of manufacturing marijuana, along with other charges related to drug possession.

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Local skaters inspired by Olympic athletes

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Figure skaters of all ages and levels from across Iowa gathered Sunday at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena to compete for a spot on the podium and a chance to qualify for the national State Games competition. 

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UPDATE: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

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A U.S. Geological Survey expert says Friday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake in southern Mexico was not in the aftershock zone from an even more powerful 8.2 quake last Sept. 8.

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76 people from 28 countries become U.S. citizens Video included

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In a building started by immigrants, a naturalization ceremony took place for 76 people in Cedar Rapids.

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Deadly flu season stretches hospital resources Video included

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A nationwide concern over a shortage of flu test kits and IV bags, has local hospitals re-evaluating their protocol. 

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Fire forces 2 families from Waterloo duplex Video included

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The Waterloo Fire Department tells KWWL the City Fire Marshall did an investigation with the K-9 unit, the investigation is complete, but they are not releasing the cause of the fire at this time. 

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Iowa Caucus mentioned in Mueller Indictment

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The Mueller Indictment includes a mention of the Iowa Caucus.

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Cedar Rapids uses survey to ask citizens how it's doing Video included

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The City of Cedar Rapids wants to know how it's doing. 

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Man accused of head-butting 2-year-old son as discipline

Authorities have arrested a southeast Iowa man accused of head-butting his son to discipline the 2-year-old.

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Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals for interfering with US election

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

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College locked down after reports of shots fired

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Local police and the Washington State Patrol have responded to a report of shots fired at a community college south of Seattle.

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Court upholds surrogacy contracts as enforceable in Iowa

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The Iowa Supreme Court says the birth mother of an 18-month-old girl, paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent. 

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Boy who dreams of being a cop celebrates birthday with Cedar Rapids Police Department

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An area boy named Finn celebrated his 8th birthday last night with the Cedar Rapids Police Department. 

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OPERATION QUICKFIND: Alexis Haupert

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The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for 14-year-old Alexis Haupert, who was last seen on January 31, 2017 at the Four Oaks center on Kirkwood Blvd.  

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Iowa Senate proposes work, drug tests for welfare in new bill

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In order to qualify for Medicaid health insurance, “able-bodied” Iowans would have to work, attend job training or go to school under a bill introduced recently in the Legislature.

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Two people injured after semi crash on Hwy 20

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Two people have minor injuries after a crash involving a semi along Highway 20.

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Southwest Airlines introduces new non-stop routes

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Starting in March, Southwest Airlines will be offering new non-stop services. 

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S Carolina teen accused of threatening 'round 2 of Florida'

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 A South Carolina high school student has been charged in connection with a Snapchat post warning of a "round two of Florida." 

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SPECIAL REPORT: School Bus Safety Video included

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A school bus fire in Western Iowa is raising concerns about the safety of your child's bus. 

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Waterloo Police: 6 arrested, 7 stolen guns found after police chase, shots fired call

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It all started with a police chase, and ended with 7 stolen guns found, and 6 people behind bars.

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These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting Video included

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A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida. More>>

UPDATE: 2 people injured in Waterloo duplex fire Video included

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Waterloo firefighters on the scene of a fire early Friday morning. It happened around 1:00 a.m. in the 400 block of Center Street.

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Ohio man found guilty for beating toddler to death

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 A jury deliberated over parts of four days before finding an Ohio man guilty in the beating death of a 14-month-old boy and for tossing his body into a Columbus creek with the help of the child's mother. 

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Iowa boy returns home after serious flu complications

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An Iowa boy makes an amazing recovery after a bad case of the flu. 

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Spilled corn and broken axle cause two car accident

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Corn in the highway causes an accident, over a semi overturned. 

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Iowa native says she previously had class with Florida gunman

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A young woman from Iowa says she sat next to the 19-year-old man who has now confessed to the shooting in Florida. 

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