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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

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A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an... More>>

RAGBRAI riders share surprises from route Video included

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Cyclists pulled into Independence throughout the day on Friday for their last overnight stop at RAGBRAI. More>>

Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

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Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said. More>>

Water work in Cedar Falls will affect water pressure Sunday

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A planned equipment update in Cedar Falls will cause low water pressure for some on Sunday. More>>

Thieves take tools from Dubuque Habitat for Humanity home Video included

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A local organization is scrambling to find tools to complete a project on time. More>>

New Cedar Rapids fire truck can do a wheelie, saving lives Video included

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One eastern Iowa city just dropped almost $1 million on a new fire truck, which can do something most people have probably never seen. More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge could open as early as Monday

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Iowa DOT resident construction engineer Hugh Holak said the Julien Dubuque Bridge could open as early as Monday, four days ahead of schedule. More>>

Eggs on the grill: Mini omelets recipe

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Grilling eggs can serve as one way to shake up an average breakfast, or an option for an early tailgate as we inch closer to football season. More>>

Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River

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Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in... More>>

Someone You Should Know: Lydia Dawley

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Born and raised in Decorah, Lydia Dawley will always call Iowa home. Now 17 years old, she's grown up on property that's been in her family for years. Now, Dawley represents Winneshiek County as the 2014 Fair Queen. More>>

Des Moines man sues for right to preach at Iowa State Fair

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A Des Moines man is awaiting a federal judge's ruling to determine whether he can preach at the Iowa State Fair this year without getting into trouble. More>>

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

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It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for... 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>>

Iowa Racing and Gaming sued for rejecting Cedar Rapids casino

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Former Linn County Attorney Eugene Kopecky has sued the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission over its rejection of the proposed Cedar Rapids casino. More>>

Arrest made after gunfire hits Cedar Rapids house Friday morning

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One person is in Linn County jail after gunfire damaged a Cedar Rapids home Friday morning. More>>

Youth Triathlon in Cedar Rapids will lead to road closures

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A youth triathlon will be held in Cedar Rapids, causing some roads to be closed temporarily.
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Dubuque business speaks out after being target of recent scam Video included

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A Dubuque business is speaking out after being targets of a recent scam. More>>

Professional Boxing coming to Waterloo

Professional Boxing coming to Waterloo Video included

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A Waterloo boxer says he is putting up 100 percent of his own money to promote a big night of professional boxing Saturday night August 2nd at the Five Sullivan Brothers' Convention Center. Brandon Marks is promoting an 11 fight card featuring unbeaten Greg Sykes, Mike Plazola and national golden glove competitor Kevin Cruz in his first professional fight among others.Marks said, "Because I put the card together it's going to be the best you have ever seen in the Cedar Valley-- It's going to... More>>

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali Video included

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An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. More>>

Iowa Juvenile Home group wants to house immigrant children

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The Toledo group that that fought to keep the now-closed Iowa Juvenile Home open says they'd like to see the facility re-purposed to house immigrant children from Central America. More>>

Excitement high as RAGBRAI hits Waverly Video included

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After a long day on the bike, RAGBRAI riders were looking for welcome break as the rolled into Waverly. More>>

Miller-Riverview Park in Dubuque expected to open in August

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Miller-Riverview Park and Campground in Dubuque is expected to open on August 1st. More>>

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

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Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the... More>>

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed Video included

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A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and... More>>

Group travels with RAGBRAI for 9 year-old with deadly disease Video included

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Bicyclists all have a reason for participating in RAGBRAI. For the Griffin family of Birmingham, Alabama, RAGBRAI has been a great opportunity to spread awareness about Duchenne disease. More>>

Year-long detour coming to Edgewood Road on Monday

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Year-long detours will begin on Edgewood Road in Cedar Rapids on Monday as a part of the Highway 100 project. More>>

Misty Morrissey pleads guilty to drug charges

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The mother of one of two girls abducted from an Evansdale lake has pleaded guilty to drug charges. More>>

Julien Dubuque bridge construction may wrap up early Video included

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Construction on the Julien Dubuque/U.S. Highway 20 bridge may wrap up a day or two earlier than scheduled. More>>

Troopers help keep RAGBRAI riders safe at busy intersections Video included

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Highway 218 is always busy with vehicles. Add about 20,000 cyclists, and it could lead to a dangerous situation. More>>

Cedar Rapids police arrest two people in relation to January burglary

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More than five months after Cedar Rapids businesses were burglarized, police have made two arrests. More>>

United Way seeking school supply donations for kids in need

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The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States will be accepting donations of school supplies for kids in need, during an upcoming drive spanning two separate weekends. More>>

Close call: car chase crashes into playhouse minutes after kids leave Video included

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A high speed chase ends in a family's yard where kids had been playing just minutes before. More>>

Fugitive who used dead boys' IDs appears in court

A convicted armed robber who eluded authorities for nearly 41 years after escaping prison has appeared in court in Cedar Rapids on Social Security fraud and identity theft charges. More>>

Black Hawk Dems post links Reagan to white supremacy

The caption added by the Black Hawk County Democrats reads, "One was a white supremacist. The other isn't." The post was later removed. The caption added by the Black Hawk County Democrats reads, "One was a white supremacist. The other isn't." The post was later removed.
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An eastern Iowa Republican group called a recent Facebook post by a local Democratic group on a social media site "offensive," and the Democratic group apologized this week. More>>

Branstad asks Obama for immigration information

Gov. Terry Branstad wants the federal government to notify state officials about any immigrant children placed in Iowa. More>>

Dick's Sporting Goods in Dubuque reports arson fire Thursday

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Dubuque Police and Dubuque Fire are investigating a fire that took place at Dick's Sporting Goods at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque Thursday morning. More>>

12 piglets die after falling out of truck in North Dakota

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The Highway Patrol says a dozen piglets died when they fell from a moving semitrailer on Interstate 29 in eastern North Dakota. More>>

Iowans to get $1.8 million in health insurance refunds

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The federal government says insurers owe Iowans nearly $1.8 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Health Plus: Heat safety tips Video included

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Doug Francis sums up the popular phrase from this week: "It is hot." More>>

Sioux City man is 2nd death recorded at this year's RAGBRAI

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A Sioux City man's death Thursday morning is the second death recorded at this year's RAGBRAI. More>>

$35,000 awarded for arts and culture programs in Dubuque

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The Dubuque City Council has awarded $35,000 in funding to seven Dubuque arts and culture organizations. More>>

RAGBRAI rolls into Waverly on Thursday Video included

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It's only right to go All Knight -- that's the slogan -- figuratively, and literally -- painted all over the town of Waverly as it anxiously awaits cyclists. 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>>

Author of 'ClanDonnell' to tell Irish tales in Dubuque

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This author is sure to get you in touch with your Irish roots. More>>

UNI and ISU men's basketball win national academic honor Video included

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Last December, the Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa men's basketball teams put on a show at the Wells Fargo Arena in a game that the Cyclones won in overtime.
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Deliberations resume at Iowa man's murder trial

Jurors will be allowed to review the video, but not the transcript, of an Iowa man being interrogated as they consider whether he's guilty of murder in the death of his pregnant wife. More>>

UPDATE: Decorah drowning victim identified

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A 25-year-old man from Decorah has drowned in the Upper Iowa River. More>>

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