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City Engineer: 4th Street bridge closed in Waterloo for 8 weeks Video included

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A detour has hit a bridge that sees plenty of traffic, and Waterloo's City Engineer expects it to be closed for eight weeks. More>>

Thieves target Evansdale business twice Video included

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An Evansdale business is suffering after being burglarized twice in one week. More>>

Waterloo Schools offer new 24-hour phone line

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Waterloo Schools have created a new phone line that is open 24 hours a day for citizens to call regarding questions or concerns they have. More>>

2 injured in Black Hawk County crash

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Two people are injured after a crash in Black Hawk County Tuesday morning. More>>

Caribou Coffee in Cedar Falls to offer 100 customers free coffee for a year

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Caribou Coffee plans to open a new coffeehouse in Cedar Falls on Thursday, Sept. 4. More>>

Speaker at UNI discusses affirmative action

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On Thursday, Sept. 11, author and public speaker Sheryll Cashin will visit the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) to discuss her new book. More>>

Special election proposed after mayor's resignation Video included

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Some Oelwein residents are calling for a special election after their mayor was accused of sexual abuse, and resigned. More>>

Joni Ernst to visit Waterloo on Tuesday

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Joni Ernst, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, has announced that she will be in Waterloo on Tuesday to attend a roundtable discussion with senior citizens.
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Cedar Falls teenager arrested after crime spree

Daniel Penticoff, 17, of Cedar Falls Daniel Penticoff, 17, of Cedar Falls
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A 17-year-old accused of stealing two cars, leaving the scene of a crash and robbery was arrested this weekend. More>>

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Overnight storms leave damage in Iowa, more rain possible Monday

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One person was struck by lightning in western Iowa, near Denison. More>>

2 men hospitalized after fight at convenience store

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Waterloo Police say two men were taken to a hospital after a fight got out of control at a convenience store. More>>

Hansen Elementary debuts new spaces

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The Cedar Falls Community School District will unveil new and renovated spaces at Hansen Elementary on Thursday, Sept. 6. More>>

One injured in rollover crash

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One person was hurt Sunday after a rollover crash in Black Hawk County. More>>

Fourth Street bridge to close for eight weeks

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The Fourth Street bridge in Waterloo is set to close Tuesday, September 2 for deck repairs and overlay. More>>

UPDATE: Bomb squad detonates device at Waterloo park Video included

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UPDATE: Waterloo Police confirm to KWWL that an improvised explosive device was detonated Saturday. More>>

2 taken to hospital after rollover crash

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Two people were taken to the hospital on Saturday after a one-car rollover crash near Dunkerton. More>>

Football fans pack sports bars to watch game Video included

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Football fans who couldn't make it to Saturday's game in person hit up local sports bars to watch it. More>>

American Red Cross offers safety tips for Labor Day weekend

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This Labor Day weekend, many people will be on road trips, out on the water, or grilling out. More>>

Independence beats Columbus, 32-0 Video included

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Independence scored 21-points in the 4th quarter to beat Columbus, 32-0 Friday night, andspoil the coaching debut of former Sailor all-state quarterback, Brad Schmit. Schmit, who led the Sailors to a state championship in 2004, returns to his alma mater as the Sailor's Head Coach, replacing Aundra Meeks, who left Columbus, and is now coaching at West Des Moines Dowling. Independence got a great night from senior running back, Chase Straw. Straw, also a great wrestling for the Mustangs, ran fo... More>>

Waterloo YWCA will host the "Week Without Violence"

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The YWCA of Black Hawk County, along with nearly 300 YWCA associations around the country will mark the 2014 YWCA Week Without Violence on Oct. 20-24. More>>

Former Waterloo wrestler recommended as new West High School coach

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West High School is proud and excited to announce Kevin Emily has been recommended to the Waterloo Schools Board of Education for the position of head wrestling coach. More>>

Lansing business partners with safety experts to produce child-safe window screens Video included

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The death of an eastern Iowa child has turned into a reminder of how quickly accidents can happen. More>>

The Mark Farley Interview: Week One

The Mark Farley Interview: Week One Video included

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Hello I'm Rick Coleman here with the head coach of the Northern Iowa Panthers Mark Farley ahead of the Panthers big game this Saturday at Kinnick stadium against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Coach a big game for the panthers--a big game for the state... this is your third trip to Kinnick as head coach what did you learn from your three previous experiences that will help this time. "I think we learned from the fact we can compete--we are going to have an great game plan and play it very well they hav... More>>

Health Plus: Parkinson's Disease Video included

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Terry Hertges was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease six years ago. Hertges said when the diagnosis came, she remembers feeling lost, and scared. More>>

CEO Jean Trainor to leave Veridian Credit Union

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Veridian Credit Union's CEO/Chief Inclusion Officer Jean Trainor has announced plans to step down from the financial world to work with her son Nate. More>>

Wartburg College will feature pianist Dmitri Vorobiev

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Dmitri Vorobiev will present “What Do We Listen for in Music?” during the Keep on Learning community education series at Wartburg College starting Sept. 4. More>>

Metropolitan Chorale in Cedar Falls holds try-outs, rehearsal

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Metropolitan Chorale, the oldest and largest community chorus in the Cedar Valley, will have its first rehearsal on Monday, Sept. 8, at the Cedar Falls High School choral room. More>>

Cedar Valley Hospice holds 3rd annual butterfly release

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Cedar Valley Hospice will host its Release and Remember butterfly fundraising event on Sept. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Waterloo RiverLoop Amphitheatre. More>>

Local bike shops get national recognition

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Four bicycle shops in eastern Iowa are now known as some of America's best.


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Klieman ready to lead Bison against Iowa State on Saturday Video included

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This Saturday's game between North Dakota State and Iowa State is a homecoming of sorts for Waterloo native and new Bison head coach Chris Klieman. More>>

Power outage: Students at 2 Waterloo schools sent home early

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A power outage in Waterloo forced many students to be sent home Thursday morning. More>>

Former Cedar Falls star second on depth chart at Alabama Video included

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A former Cedar Falls High School star will be a snap away from the starting lineup when the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide takes on West Virginia in their season opener Saturday afternoon. More>>

Volunteers needed for Waterloo high school dropouts

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In Waterloo, over 100 high schoolers dropped out in 2013. To combat that, the "Reconnect to Graduate" event is seeking volunteers for 3 hours on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 6.
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Appeals court upholds Montez Caples murder conviction

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Iowa's appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a Waterloo man linked to a 2011 gang-related shooting. More>>

Man convicted of 2 murders after being arrested in Waterloo

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A man convicted of killing his mother and teenage nephew with a sword in Minneapolis has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. More>>

New football coach looking to turn around Waterloo East Video included

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A visit to Waterloo East's Football practice Tuesday found new Trojan head coach Richard Carter was putting his young team through a tough session. More>>

Black Hawk County 4-H collects 500 lbs of food for Food Bank

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During the Black Hawk County Fair last month, 4-H clubs across were challenged to bring canned food items for donation to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. More>>

Waterloo Police: Dennis Washburn's cause of death 'undetermined' Video included

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Waterloo Police may never know how Dennis Washburn, 69, of Waterloo died. More>>

Waterloo East High student tased in scuffle Video included

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A Waterloo high school student faces charges after an incident in a school hallway. More>>

Cedar Rapids artist featured at Waterloo Center for the Arts

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A Cedar Rapids-based artist is being featured at the Waterloo Center for the Arts this month. More>>

UPDATE: Air Show sputters; turnout well below 2011 event Video included

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Excitement filled the air, but the problem was on the ground: Attendance for Thunder in the Valley was down significantly from the last show three years ago. More>>

Future uncertain for laid-off John Deere worker Video included

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Last week, John Deere announced 460 layoffs at their Waterloo facilities. Among them was Danny Murphy. More>>

United Way kicks off new campaign with Rally in Valley

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The Cedar Valley United Way will start their 2014 campaign at "Rally in the Valley" on August 27. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Florence Dittmer Video included

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At 84 years old, Florence Dittmer could be retired; possibly relaxing on a beach, taking up hobbies she's always wanted to try or simply spending all of her free time with family and friends. More>>

Humane Society: Protect pets from air show noise

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Experts warn that with the Thunder in the Valley Air Show in Waterloo, pet owners should take extra precautions for their pets' safety. More>>

Man shot and killed outside Waterloo nightclub Saturday morning

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Waterloo Police say one man was shot and killed outside the El Senor Tequila Night Club in Waterloo early Saturday morning. More>>

Some worry more Deere layoffs ahead Video included

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After word of 462 indefinite layoffs at Deere Co. facilities in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, many in the community say they believe more layoffs could come in the upcoming months. More>>

UPDATE: Deere & Co. provides new information about Waterloo layoffs

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Approximately 460 John Deere employees in Waterloo learned on Friday that they are being laid off indefinitely beginning in October.

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New teachers hired in Waterloo thanks to grant

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Waterloo Schools announced Wednesday they have hired 89 new teachers for the 2014-15 school year. More>>

Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Waterloo Columbus Football team puts new coach through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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At the end of Waterloo Columbus Sailors football practice on Thursdaynew sailor head coach Brad Schmidt got caught up in a bit of a challenge---as the entireSailor football team dropped a couple of buckets of ice water on him for the ALS Challenge. Friday we will have an interview with the new Columbus head coach. More>>

Waterloo Police look for suspects in armed robbery Friday

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Waterloo Police confirm an armed robbery took place at the Kwik Star in Waterloo, located at Washington and 9th Streets, around 4 a.m. Friday. More>>

Thunder in the Valley II ready to take flight in Waterloo Video included

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A popular air show is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to the Waterloo Regional Airport this weekend. More>>

Name released in New Hampton standoff arrest

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New Hampton Police released the name of the man arrested in Sunday's standoff.Police say Nelson Hershberger, age 23, was charged with reckless use of a firearm, aggravated domestic abuse assault and child endangerment.He was arrested after a two-hour standoff on South Walnut Avenue early Sunday morning.Previous story:http://www.kwwl.com/story/26414663/2014/08/31/new-tactical-team-responds-to-new-hampton-shots-fired-call More>>

U.S. military operation targets Islamic extremist group in Somalia

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In a Labor Day military operation in Somalia, U.S. forces targeted the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab, network, the Pentagon reported late Monday.Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were available.The U.S. action comes just one day after Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital city of Mogadishu. That facili... More>>

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  • Hawks win heated battle over Panthers at Kinnick

    Hawks win heated battle over Panthers at Kinnick

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:36:12 GMT
    The Hawkeyes got off to an early start with a touchdown within minutes of the game beginning.More >>
    The Hawkeyes got off to an early start with a touchdown within minutes of the game beginning.
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  • The Mark Farley Interview: Week One

    The Mark Farley Interview: Week One

    The Mark Farley Interview: Week One

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:55:52 GMT
    Hello I'm Rick Coleman here with the head coach of the Northern Iowa Panthers Mark Farley ahead of the Panthers big game this Saturday at Kinnick stadium against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Coach a big game for the panthers--a big game for the state... this is your third trip to Kinnick as head coach what did you learn from your three previous experiences that will help this time. "I think we learned from the fact we can compete--we are going to have an great game plan and play it very well they hav...More >>
    Hello I'm Rick Coleman here with the head coach of the Northern Iowa Panthers Mark Farley ahead of the Panthers big game this Saturday at Kinnick stadium against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Coach a big game for the panthers--a big game for the state... this is your third trip to Kinnick as head coach what did you learn from your three previous experiences that will help this time. "I think we learned from the fact we can compete--we are going to have an great game plan and play it very well they hav...More >>
  • Hawks expect another battle with UNI

    Hawks expect another battle with UNI

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:53:13 GMT
    Five years ago, it took a pair of blocked field goals for the Hawkeyes to escape the Panthers. Two years ago in another competitive game Iowa needed 3 Mark Weisman touchdowns to pull out an 11 point win. Now with the Panthers at full strength Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz knows his team's in for another battle. “When these guys are healthy and ready to go, they're going to be a challenging opponent,” said Ferentz, “and we'd better be at our best, I know that.” The Hawkeyes expect some big things as...More >>
    Five years ago, it took a pair of blocked field goals for the Hawkeyes to escape the Panthers. Two years ago in another competitive game Iowa needed 3 Mark Weisman touchdowns to pull out an 11 point win. Now with the Panthers at full strength Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz knows his team's in for another battle. “When these guys are healthy and ready to go, they're going to be a challenging opponent,” said Ferentz, “and we'd better be at our best, I know that.” The Hawkeyes expect some big things as...More >>

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