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1 injured after car strikes train near Homestead

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The Iowa County and Johnson County Sheriff's Offices are investigating after a car struck a train east of Homestead. More>>

Kristen Smith found guilty of kidnapping baby Kayden

Kristen Rose Smith, 31, of Denver, Colo. Kristen Rose Smith, 31, of Denver, Colo.
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A jury has convicted a Colorado woman of kidnapping a Wisconsin newborn and abandoning him in frigid temperatures. More>>

Ped Mall playground to close temporarily

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A popular Iowa City playground will soon close for a few weeks .The Downtown Iowa City children's play area on the Ped Mall will undergo a resurfacing project.  More>>

Hoover Museum getting temporary WWI trench exhibit

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The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is getting a temporary $600,000 exhibit that will include a simulation of a World War I trench. More>>

UPDATE: I-80 ramp reopens after semi crash

A semi went into the ditch near the I-80 ramp on Thursday morning. (Michelle Corless, KWWL) A semi went into the ditch near the I-80 ramp on Thursday morning. (Michelle Corless, KWWL)
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The I-80 westbound ramp from I-380 appears to be opened again after a semi crash briefly closed it Thursday. More>>

Strange sounds coming from Kinnick? No worries, officials say

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If you hear some strange sounds coming from Kinnick Stadium this week, officials say, don't worry.The University of Iowa will begin the first phase of testing the upgraded audio system on July 30.  More>>

Learn about your yard, and what wants to live in it

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To help residents learn how to create beautiful, yet low-maintenance yards that benefit the environment, Backyard Abundance is hosting a free yard tour Saturday, Aug. 2 in Iowa City. More>>

UI Students: Buy football tickets, win free tuition

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Five current University of Iowa students who purchase their 2014 Iowa football student season ticket will be rewarded with something that won't just put a smile on their face, but on their parents' as well: free tuition for the 2014 Fall and 2015 Spring semester of classes at the UI.
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Iowa City police give burglary prevention tips

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While the temperature may not feel like it, it's definitely summer time, and the Iowa City Police Department wants to remind everyone that the risk of having your home, business, or vehicle burglarized can be reduced. More>>

Police: Iowa man arrested after cheeseburger theft

Police say a Davenport man was found passed out in front of a convenience store with a stolen cheeseburger from the business in his pocket. More>>

Free "DIY" rain barrel workshop set for Sunday

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Iowa City's Friends of Historic Preservation is sponsoring a free demonstration workshop on "Do it Yourself" rain barrels. More>>

Governor requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 22 Iowa counties

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Governor Terry Branstad signed a letter on Tuesday to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 22 Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe weather that occurred between June 26 and July 7, 2014.The counties included in the request are the following: Audubon, Black Hawk, Butler, Cedar, Des Moines, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Mahaska, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Tama and Wash... More>>

Award-winning city rummage sale returns for 8th year

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Iowa City's award-winning annual waste reduction and reuse event is back again, for the eighth year. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect in custody after Iowa City Ped Mall shooting

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Police now say an Iowa City Pedestrian Mall shooting only involved one suspect, and he is now in custody. More>>

Former Iowa City man sentenced for meth distribution

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A former Iowa City man has been sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for meth distribution crimes. More>>

Following gunfire, people say Ped Mall still feels safe

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The Pedestrian Mall is a popular place for kids to play in Iowa City. If they get too hot on the playground, they can head over to the fountain. Yet, the area was a crime scene early Sunday morning when someone shot a gun in the air. More>>

Iowa City reopens North Dubuque Street

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Iowa City has fully reopened North Dubuque Street after flood waters fully receded and the road was assessed and repaired. More>>

Recreation Center Pool in Iowa City will be closed in August

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Beginning at the end of the day on Saturday, Aug. 2, the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Pool in Iowa City will be closed for routine and preventative maintenance. 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>>

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>>

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

Mariannette Miller-Meeks Mariannette Miller-Meeks
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A Kentucky senator will stump for an Iowa woman's congressional campaign in Iowa City next month. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Deputies ask for help finding horse shooters in Amana

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Deputies are asking the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for shooting a horse. More>>

Homemade explosive, mushrooms found in Iowa City home

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An Iowa City man was arrested Thursday night after a homemade explosive device was found in his home. More>>

Iowa City breaks ground on another 2008 flood recovery project

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Animals in Johnson County will soon have a new place to wait for their forever home. County leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Iowa City Animal care and Adoption Center Thursday.  More>>

Few mandatory flooding evacuations lifted

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As flooding recedes, officials in Johnson County are lifting mandatory evacuation orders for three addresses. More>>

Johnson County family loses 3-year-old, shares message Video included

Abby on her bike, in an undated photo. (Courtesy Abby Miller family) Abby on her bike, in an undated photo. (Courtesy Abby Miller family)
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Abby Miller was just three, but her family says she acted a lot older. "She started talking clearly -- complete sentences -- by the time she was one-and-a-half," said Janice Marner, Abby's aunt. More>>

Johnson County Sheriff lifts river boating ban

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The Johnson County sheriff has lifted the boating ban on the Iowa River that's been in effect because of flooding since July 2. More>>

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Credit union robbery in Iowa City

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Iowa City police are investigating the Thursday morning robbery of the University of Iowa Credit Union branch at 2525 Muscatine Avenue. More>>

Pilot program for mobile food vendors starts today

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Five eastern Iowa food vendors will set up shop in Chauncey Swan Park in Iowa City to gauge local interest. More>>

Dubuque St. remains closed, Iowa City still plans to raise it Video included

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The flood threat for most of Iowa City is over, though water still covers Dubuque Street. "It was bad," said Dorsy Balossa, a University of Iowa student who lives in an apartment on Dubuque Street. More>>

Star from TV show "Girls" will come to Iowa City

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Actress Lena Dunham from HBO's hit series "Girls" is scheduled to make an appearance in Iowa City in October, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

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Hawkeyes Jok arrested and suspended indefinitely

Hawkeyes Jok arrested and suspended indefinitely Video included

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Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested Monday night and charged with driving his moped on a revoked license. This is the second moped-related arrest in three months for Jok.
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City responds to North Liberty couple's flooded backyard, basement Video included

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North Liberty leaders held a a meeting Tuesday, after we aired the story to discuss the problem impacting the McGinnis' and others in their neighborhood.
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Lane closures, road construction to impact driver and bus routes

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If you plan to drive on East Washington Street between S. Madison and S. Capital Street in Iowa City, you might want to expect delays. More>>

Johnson County girl, 3, drowns in family stock tank

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A 3-year-old playing with her siblings in the family's makeshift pool in Johnson County died after she was discovered underwater and unresponsive. More>>

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>
  • UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:30:29 GMT
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
  • South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:36:05 GMT
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
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