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Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... More>>

North Butler falls short to number 2 Earlham

North Butler falls short to number 2 Earlham

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In Class 2A, North Butler gave up three runs all in the first inning and falls short to number 2 Earlham 3-0.
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Day 2 State Softball

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Day two of State softball updates.
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Prairie Walk and Talk

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A Prairie Walk and Talk will be going through the Cedar Hills Sand Prairie.
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Pork Tornadoes are coming to Cedar Rapids

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The Pork Tornadoes are coming to Uptown Friday Nights in Cedar Rapids.
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Children placed in Iowa after illegally crossing border Video included

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Initial reports show at least 122 children that came into the U.S. illegally are now living in Iowa. According to a representative at Senator Chuck Grassley's office, the Department of Health and Human Services has updated that number to 139. More>>

Man injured in tractor accident

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An eastern Iowa man is injured after his tractor rolled in a ditch, landing on top of him. More>>

Coralville man's family killed in Gaza, afraid there could be more Video included

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The ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip is a world away, but the killings there are impacting one man in eastern Iowa.  More>>

Waterloo band to play final concert

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The Waterloo Municipal Band will play their final concert of the season on Thursday, July 24. More>>

Historical aircraft coming to Dubuque

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The skies above Dubuque will be filled with historical aircraft in late July. More>>

Waterloo students selected for Virtual Youth Choir

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Some Waterloo students will find internet fame singing in a video that will premier at the Glasgow 2014 United Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom. More>>

4H clubs push hunger awareness at fair

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\Local 4-H clubs are stepping up support for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank at the Black Hawk County Fair. More>>

$1.5 million project breaks ground

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Knutson Construction broke ground a $1.5 million addition to the East Assembly building of Freund-Vector.  More>>

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. More>>

Neighbors concerned for safety during major road construction Video included

Equipment works on Farley Road Tuesday Equipment works on Farley Road Tuesday
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One long-awaited road project is turning into a nightmare for some area neighbors. More>>

Dozens of smoke alarms installed in Arlington over weekend

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A spokesman from the American Red Cross tells KWWL this weekend's project to install smoke alarms in Arlington was a success.Volunteers from the American Red Cross teamed up with the Arlington Fire Department and canvassed the entire town to make sure all homes had working smoke alarms."It was clear to the group that our goal to leave the community better prepared and more resilient was achieved," said Brandon Holstrom from the American Red Cross. According to a press release, out of 156 home... More>>

Waverly first responders talk safety during RAGBRAI Video included

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First responders in Waverly say they're prepared to handle an influx of patients during RAGBRAI. More>>

Taste of Dubuque gears up for 19th year

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The Taste of Dubuque is set for Thurs., Aug. 7, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the grounds of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in the Port of Dubuque. More>>

Julien Dubuque bridge construction may be ahead of schedule

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As workers wrap up the second day of construction on the Julien Dubuque/U.S. Highway 20 bridge, the Iowa Department of Transportation says it's possible the job may wrap up early. More>>

Indian Creek Nature Center launches campaign for new campus

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The Indian Creek Nature Center launched their Amazing Space campaign on Tuesday. More>>

Have a fan you aren't using? Salvation Army needs help

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It's extremely hot outside and some people can't afford or don't have air conditioning.
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Hot days especially brutal on elderly and sick Video included

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When the heat rises, Roma Jean Dicken stays indoors.
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Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the... More>>

Waterloo Fire crews pull car from Black Hawk Creek

Courtesy Waterloo Fire Rescue Courtesy Waterloo Fire Rescue
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Waterloo Fire and Rescue crews were called to Black Hawk Creek, just off of Falls Avenue, early Tuesday afternoon after a car was found floating in the water. More>>

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

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The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May. More>>

Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

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The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary... More>>

Demoted Nashua police chief wants job back

Ernie Willsher Ernie Willsher
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The former police chief of a northern Iowa city is fighting to get his job back after being demoted. More>>

63-year-old cyclist dies on RAGBRAI Monday

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A 63-year-old man died while riding RAGBRAI on Monday, marking the first for this year's event. More>>

Dubuque family asks Iowans to help bring adopted kids home

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Mike and Erin Peat of Dubuque are urging Iowans to participate in a nationwide White House call-in day on Wednesday to help bring adopted children like the Peats' children home. More>>

Marion holding reception Saturday for fire chief candidates

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Marion residents will have an opportunity to meet the four people vying for the fire chief position at a reception on Saturday. More>>

Mt. Vernon man injured in Highway 30 crash Monday

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A Mt. Vernon man was taken to the hospital after his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 30 on Monday.
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'All-inclusive' playground opens Friday in Monona

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An "all-inclusive" playground is coming to Monona. More>>

Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair starts Tuesday

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The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair starts this week in Waterloo.
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Dreaming Together: Family gets new accessible home Video included

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Hanging on Sue Spece's wall, there's a saying.  More>>

Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight Video included

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Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. More>>

Family of 3 arrested after big brawl Video included

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A family of three are all facing charges after a huge fight involving 15 people.  More>>

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site Video included

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President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators... More>>

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

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Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally. More>>

Child blamed for house fire

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A Grant County Wisconsin is fire is being blamed on a child. More>>

Drowning machines: safety near dams Video included

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Experts say the problem with dams is that you may not know you're in danger until it's too late. Once you're sucked in, it can be impossible to get out.  More>>

Bloomfield man found dead of gunshot wound

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A Bloomfield man was found dead of a gunshot wound early Monday morning, but police say the public isn't in danger. More>>

UNI brings back homecoming parade after 7-year hiatus

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The University of Northern Iowa is bringing back its annual homecoming parade this year after a seven-year break. More>>

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

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President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the... More>>

Early RAGBRAI stop peddles advice to eastern Iowa hosts Video included

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As the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa rolls on, Monday featured one of the shortest legs along the route. That's a good thing considering the heat.
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Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

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A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room... More>>

Rand Paul campaigning for Miller-Meeks Aug. 5 in Iowa City

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A Kentucky senator will stump for an Iowa woman's congressional campaign in Iowa City next month. More>>

UPDATE: 4 arrested, 2 injured in Cedar Rapids shootings Video included

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Four people were arrested after three reports of shootings and shots-fired in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, though police haven't yet said if any of them are directly involved in the shooting. More>>

Dyersville NAPA store burglarized; reward offered

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An insurance company is offering a reward for information about a burglary that happened over the weekend at a Dyersville auto parts store. More>>

Julien Dubuque bridge closures cause traffic congestion Video included

A worker places a sign, launching the 10-day Julien Dubuque/US Highway 20 bridge closure A worker places a sign, launching the 10-day Julien Dubuque/US Highway 20 bridge closure
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It's official: The Julien Dubuque/U.S. Highway 20 bridge connecting Iowa to Illinois over the Mississippi River is now closed for 10 days. More>>

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

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The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders. More>>

Bicycle riders to endure summer's hottest days

The thousands of bicycle riders participating in this year's RAGBRAI ride are facing the hottest temperatures of the summer so far. More>>

Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

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The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday. More>>

Constable wins Waterloo Open in a sudden-death playoff Video included

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Last year at this time, Donald Constable of Minnesota was struggling mightily in his first year on the PGA tour. On Sunday, Constable won the Waterloo Open championship and the $55,000 first place prize in a playoff with Jeffery Kellen of Oklahoma.
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Vilsack sets National Farmers Market Week for Aug. 3-9

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 3-9 National Farmers Market Week. More>>

Waterloo Police Dept. recruiting volunteer officers

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Waterloo area residents are being encouraged to apply to be volunteer police officers.
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Mason City man recovering after 40-foot fall from tree

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An Iowa tree service owner is recovering after falling about 40 feet from a tree. More>>

Ukraine at potential turning point after crash Video included

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The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the... More>>

Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

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Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and... More>>

Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire

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A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire. More>>

Chamber singers of Iowa City are holding auditions in early August

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General auditions for the Chamber Singers of Iowa City 2014-2015 season will be  held August 4th and 5th.
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Congressman Dave Loebsack in Johnson Co. Monday

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Congressman Dave Loebsack plans to make several appearances in Johnson Co. Monday. More>>

Gas prices fall a nickel in Iowa

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The cost of filling up the gas tank is going down in Iowa. More>>

Red Cross warns Iowans of dangerously hot temperatures Video included

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Dangerously hot weather is predicted for a large portion of central and western Iowa for Monday and Tuesday, and the American Red Cross reminds every one of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise. More>>

Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut Video included

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Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to... More>>

Dubuque man charged with drunk driving in early morning accident

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A Dubuque man has been charged with drunk driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.According to the Jo Daviess Sheriff's office, deputies responded to a crash with injuries on July 20 at 4:30 a.m. located on W. Sand Hill Road, near the intersection of S. Blackjack Road in rural Galena, IL.The sheriff's office said 23-year-old Patrick Calvert went off the road with his vehicle and hit a tree.He was transported to Midwest Medical Center in Galena for treatment of his injuries. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Ariana Seedorff Video included

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10-year-old Seedorff loves to swim and read books, but she especially loves playing with little kids. One day she asked her mom to take her to the library; she had the idea of starting a book drive for a local children's hospital. More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge closure impacts East Dubuque residents Video included

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The heavily traveled Julien Dubuque Bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed for approximately 10 days beginning Mon., July 21 to replace deck joints on the bridge. More>>

Fareway Dietitian: RAGBRAI Nutrition Video included

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During extensive endurance training, an athlete needs proper nutrition before, during and after the workout. Carbohydrates, fat and protein are essential in meeting three main goals:


1. Provide calories


2. Restore glycogen


3. Repair lean body mass
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Strawberry Point preps for RAGBRAI passthrough Video included

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In Strawberry Point, painted bicycle wheels line the road to the Franklin Hotel, forming a route they hope many hungry riders will follow when the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa passes through town on Saturday. More>>

Dubuque law enforcement project leads to 70 citations

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On July 16, 2014, Dubuque Police, along with the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office, Iowa State Patrol, and the City of Dubuque Animal Control conducted a multi-agency safety and enforcement project focused on the areas of the city experiencing high impact call areas of the west end of Dubuque. More>>

Red Cross help 8 after weekend house fires

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It was a busy night for the America Red Cross as workers assisted eight people after house fires. More>>

UPDATED WITH NAME: Woman drowns in Wapsipinicon River Video included

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a woman drowned while tubing in the Wapsipinicon River Saturday. More>>

Pesticide spill prompts soil excavation

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The Department of Natural Resources confirms a pesticide spill occurred near Earling in Shelby County. More>>

States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

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Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising. More>>

Bear sighting near Wadena, could have cubs with it Video included

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A black bear - or maybe three - may be wandering the woods of northeast Iowa. More>>

Annual Warbirds Over Iowa takes the skies

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Dozens of remote-control airplanes flew over part of Cedar Rapids. More>>

Sheriff looking for horse shooter in Johnson County Video included

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding who shot a horse.  More>>

Peosta girl receives bedroom makeover from Special Spaces Video included

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A Dubuque County 7-year-old got the surprise of a lifetime Saturday afternoon. Kate Frett was born with a serious heart condition. More>>

Longtime Dubuque City Council member dies

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Longtime Dubuque City Council member, Ann Michalski, 81, of Dubuque, died Saturday. More>>

Volunteers canvass Arlington to install smoke alarms Video included

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Dozens of volunteers went door-to-door to install working smoke alarms in Arlington. More>>

RAGBRAI riders roll out of Waterloo

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RAGBRAI riders are ready to roll out of Western Iowa Sunday to start the big ride across Iowa. More>>

BBQ takes over downtown Waterloo

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Barbeque lovers from all over brought their appetites to Lincoln Park downtown Waterloo. More>>

Dubuque St. back open after flooding in Iowa City

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Dubuque St. in Iowa City has re-opened to one lane of traffic in each direction. More>>

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