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Coalition says recent Iowa murders highlight culture of violence against women Video included

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The violent deaths of college women, Celia Barquin Arozamena and Mollie Tibbetts, within months of each other are shedding light on what one organization calls a "culture" problem. 

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West Nile Virus, what to look for

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Medical professionals said West Nile Virus shows symptoms similar to other viruses, making it hard to identify.

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Shooting leaves one person injured in SW Cedar Rapids

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Officers responded to 819 5th Ave. SW around 1:07 a.m. for a report of a person with a gun shot wound. 

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Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts' death pleads not guilty

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Rivera appeared in court Wednesday morning, at the Poweshiek County Courthours, where he was arraigned. Rivera pleaded not guilty and waved his right to a speedy trial. 

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Waterloo tree lands on truck, barely missing toddler and driver Video included

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Today, a tree came crashing down on a moving pick-up truck, with a man and his young son inside.  

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Iowa City looking to keep low lying roads flood free Video included

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The pumps will help push water from the roads out to the river and keep the water from backing up. Something the city has to do manually when those river levels get high, by adding temporary pumps. 

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Multiple departments battle house fire in Black Hawk County

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The fire happened around 4 p.m. Saturday on Sierra Drive.   

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UPDATE: Name released of juvenile killed in lawn mower accident in Buchanan County

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Buchanan County Sheriff's Office confirm a juvenile has died after being pinned under a lawnmower in Fairbank.  

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Former Iowa State basketball player stabbed in Romania

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Romanian authorities say two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition.

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Authorities search for escaped inmate

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Authorities are searching for a man convicted of burglary and robbery after he did not report back to a work release facility. 

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Cedar Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's® happening this Saturday Video included

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The Cedar Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. 

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OPERATION QUICKFIND CANCELLATION: Police in Cedar Rapids locate 16-year-old

Cedar Rapids Police have issued an Operation Quickfind for 16-year-old Jaliyah McKaufman. Cedar Rapids Police have issued an Operation Quickfind for 16-year-old Jaliyah McKaufman.
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The Operation Quickfind for Jaliyah McKaufman has been canceled by police in Cedar Rapids, as the 16-year-old has been safety located.

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Salvation Army announces local changes

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September 19, 2018 (Waterloo/Cedar Falls) – Change is coming to The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls.  The organization has been engaged in a strategic planning process for the last several months, resulting in clarified purpose and service methods while recommitting to Doing The Most Good in the Cedar Valley.  The most dramatic transformation will be seen at The Salvation Army’s properties along Logan Avenue.  The structures located at 216, 218,... More>>

Changes announced for The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls

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The changes come after a strategic planning process took place over the past several months. 

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Suspect arrested in Hiawatha shooting Video included

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Court records show Charles James Griffin, of Hiawatha, is facing three counts of attempt to commit murder and one count of going armed with intent.  

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Construction design takes shape Video included

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Construction is moving forward at what is still ranked as one of the worst intersections in all of Iowa.  

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Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One for a trip to tour areas impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One for a trip to tour areas impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
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Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence.

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"Live Like Carson," Wrestling team honoring friend killed in lawn mower accident

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KWWL interviewed the young friends of a 12-year-old boy who died while mowing a lawn over the weekend.  

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Common coming to Iowa City on October 6

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A well-known musical artist, actor and activist will be coming to the University of Iowa in October for a book reading and signing, as well as a lecture.

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'Sesame Street' wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren't gay

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The producers of "Sesame Street" want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. 

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City official: Suspect in Wisconsin workplace shooting has died after being shot by police.

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Police and ambulances have converged on a commercial building where an active shooter has been reported in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. 

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'He was one of the best kids': Community mourns death of 12-year-old killed in lawn mower accident Video included

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A community is mourning the death of a 12-year-old who tragically died in a lawn mower accident this past weekend. 

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Man convicted of shooting to death his stepfather

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A northeast Iowa man has been convicted of shooting to death his stepfather at the home they shared. 

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Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Union County

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Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Wednesday for Union County in response to severe storms that took place beginning Aug. 28. 

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Man convicted of murder in Urbandale break-in slaying

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A Des Moines resident has been convicted of killing an Urbandale man after breaking into the man's home and stabbing him.

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Latest: Iowa State to wear helmet decals for slain golfer

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 The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa.

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Women advocated for termination of University of Iowa lecturer Video included

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A business lecturer at the University of Iowa has been fired following accusations that he was taking photos of women working out on a campus gym. 

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Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmatio... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmatio...
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Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week.

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Deadline for orders approaches for Cedar Valley Sack Lunch Delivery event

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The Northeast Iowa Food Bank will host their Cedar Valley Sack Lunch Delivery on September 27 and September 28, but the deadline for orders is this Friday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m.

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Local firefighter's union expresses safety concerns after resignations Video included

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In the last two weeks, two Cedar Falls firefighters have quit citing safety concerns while on the job.  

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Area mother collects cards, stickers for sick children in honor of Evie Video included

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 Last November, Evie Mae Mueller of Cedar Falls passed away from cancer on her 4th birthday. 

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U of I fires lecturer accused of harassment Video included

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A University of Iowa lecturer has been fired months after he was forbidden to go into any university recreation buildings following an accusation of harassment. 

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More than 3,000 people without power across eastern Iowa

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According to MidAmerican Energy and Alliant Energy, more than 3,000 people across eastern Iowa are without power. 

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BREAKING: Hiawatha police investigate shooting in parking lot

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Police say six vehicles in the area sustained damage from bullets and about 20 rounds were shot.  

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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight #33 takes off for D.C.

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More than 100 veterans are taking a special visit to Washington DC on Tuesday, and Eastern Iowans are getting the special opportunity to welcome these heroes home.  

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2 bodies found in south-central Iowa home

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Lucas County deputies were sent to the home Monday to check a report of a shooting. Deputies found the bodies inside.
 

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Pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times too high

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The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been.

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Former Iowa State golfer found dead at course; suspect charged

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A former Iowa State University golfer has been found dead at a golf course, and a man has been charged with murder.

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Waterloo native creates mural honoring Mollie Tibbetts

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An artist,  who's work we've seen before, has now created a special way to remember Mollie Tibbetts. 

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UPDATE: Semi hits home, triggers fire in Linn County

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office says no one had major injuries after a semi ran into the back of a house and both caught fire on Monday.

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Pregnancy and infant loss remembrance event scheduled for Oct. 15

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The NICU Developmental Care Team at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital invites anyone whose life has been touched by miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss to join others for a memory balloon release.

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Clothing Closet offers free, professional clothing for UI students Video included

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Dressing for success may be hard for some to do on a college student's budget. That's why University of Iowa students have opened a professional clothing store on campus, and all the clothes are free.

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Developing: Investigation into allegations against former Linn-Mar staff member

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The Linn-Mar Community School District says it is aware of allegations that have been made involving a former staff member within the district.

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GOP plans Senate hearing next week for Kavanaugh, accuser

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmatio... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmatio...
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A Senate committee hearing is now scheduled for September 24 at which Brett Kavanaugh and the woman alleging he sexually assaulted her decades ago will testify publicly.

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Pat Green Foundation donates $55k to UI Children's Hospital

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County singer Pat Green who sings the song "Wave on Wave", topped his weekend in Iowa City with a $55,000 donation to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

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Coca-Cola considers cannabis-infused drinks

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Coca-Cola may be looking into a new ingredient.

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UPDATE: Man's body found in Indian Creek positively identified

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The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office had positively identified the body that was found in Indian Creek as 34-year-old John Conley of Cedar Rapids.

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FEMA, FCC to test two national emergency messages in October

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FEMA, in cooperation with the FCC, will conduct a national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on October 3 1:18 p.m.and 1:20 p.m. 

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South Dakota State coach apologizes for running up the score

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BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota State head football coach John Stiegelmeier says he regrets allowing his team to pile up 90 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. 

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Inmates complaining about water at Nebraska women's prison

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YORK, Neb. (AP) -- The Nebraska ombudsman's office is working with corrections officials on prisoner complaints about water problems at the state women's prison in York. 

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Concerns over flat tires spark changes to traffic pattern along University Ave. Video included

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Construction continues at University Avenue in Cedar Falls, and one woman is raising concerns after getting two flat tires on the busy road. 

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Kansas City school district to reward attendance with money

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A Kansas City-area school district plans to use money as an incentive to get students to attend class every day.  

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NEW DETAILS: Police fatally shoot robbery suspect in Des Moines suburb

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 Iowa authorities are investigating a fatal police shooting in the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny.   

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Prosecutor: Border agent charged in 2-week killing spree

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Texas authorities have charged a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor with murdering four female sex workers during a two-week killing spree that ended when a fifth woman escaped from him and found help.

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Local charity raises $20K for Iowa cancer patients

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An Eastern Iowa charity has raised more than $20,000 for cancer patients in Iowa.  

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Latino Fest kicks off in Waterloo

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A celebration of Latino heritage made its mark in Waterloo Saturday. 

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Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional

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A federal investigator says there's no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional. 

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Man already jailed in fatal robbery now charged with murder

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A man previously arrested on suspicion of participating in a robbery that led to the stabbing death at a Council Bluffs homeless shelter has now been charged with first-degree murder in the case. 

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Iowan volunteers aid tropical storm victims in South Carolina

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More than 30 Iowans have gone with the American Red Cross to help those impacted by Tropical Storm Florence, offering them food, shelter, and a warm place to sleep. 

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Officials say 3 more people have died in North Carolina as a result of Florence, bringing death toll to 11.

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We will continue to follow this story. 

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Iowa man convicted of murder in shooting death of wife

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A jury has convicted a Des Moines man of first-degree murder and burglary in the shooting death last year of his estranged wife.  

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Iowa attorney accused of theft from estate disbarred

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The Iowa Supreme Court has disbarred a northeast Iowa attorney accused of looting a woman's estate.   

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Kitten named Survivor clings to owner amid flood rescue

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People aren't the only ones being pulled from floodwaters in parts of eastern North Carolina inundated by Florence .  

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Des Moines taking action to collect overdue parking fines

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The city of Des Moines is giving those with unpaid parking tickets a chance to settle up before further action is taken to collect the debts.   

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4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas Video included

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Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say the worst is to come. More>>

First "pedal pub" comes to eastern Iowa

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The first "pedal pub" is open for business in Cedar Rapids to get people from bar to bar. A pedal pub is a multi-passenger human powered vehicle. 

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Longer days for police, better business for vendors during late Iowa games

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Kinnick Stadium will be making use of its lights more this season, with later kickoffs this year. It means longer work days for police but vendors say it brings them more business.

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UPDATE: Marion man convicted of murdering ex-girlfriend

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Sentencing for Davis will take place at a later date. 

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Bremer County Conservation cleans up after flooding Video included

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Good news for campers: all Bremer County Conservation Board campgrounds are back open. 

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Ceremony honors Iowa's POWs Video included

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Seventy Iowans were taken prisoner during the Korean War, unfortunately 31 of them never mad it home. The Sullivan Brothers Veterans Museum held a ceremony Friday to honor those men.  

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Mercy to hold free Medicare educational event

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In October, more than 40,000 Cedar Rapid's seniors and beneficiaries will be eligible to enroll in or change their plans. 

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Riverside Elementary holds assembly to celebrate Kid Captain Video included

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Doctor's originally told Quinn's parents it was not likely that she would live past 2 years-old. However, thanks to the University of Iowa Stead Family Hospital and her determination, Quinn is now 6 years-old. 

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Join the Girl Scouts; Informational event to be held Sept. 29

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The event is being held at the Coralville Library from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.

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"We just love them," Dubuque nuns hire goats to protect their trees Video included

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The Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque own around 13 acres of woods that border their property along Roosevelt Street.

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108 years later: NCC Fair runs through Sunday Video included

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The 108th National Cattle Congress Fair continues this weekend. The fair started Thursday and runs through Sunday.   

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Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort pleads guilty

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We will continue to follow this story.  

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South Dakota college golfers treated after Iowa collision

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Authorities say members of a South Dakota college golf team were treated at a hospital after a collision between their van and a sport utility vehicle in northwest Iowa.

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Hurricane Florence now hovering near Cape Fear

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 Forecasters say the center of Hurricane Florence is hovering just inland near Cape Fear, North Carolina. 

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NASA center in Alabama gets 1st woman as permanent director

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The center in Huntsville has nearly 6,000 civil service and contract employees and an annual budget of about $2.8 billion.

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Meredith cuts 200 more jobs to reduce costs after Time deal

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Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith is laying off 200 more people as it continues to cut costs after buying Time Inc. earlier this year.

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HOMECOMING SURPRISE: Volunteers build new deck for Parkersburg soldier Video included

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Volunteers in Parkersburg built a new deck for a soldier who has been away from his family for a long time.

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Davenport police say 2 pedestrians fatally struck by pickup

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Authorities say two pedestrians have been killed in Davenport.

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New Iowa City bridge raises safety concerns Video included

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A new bridge in Iowa City is drawing concerns over its safety shortly upon opening after seeing some pedestrians choose to take the high route.

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'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

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Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 100 mph (155 kph) winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.

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