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Governor Reynolds speaks with President Trump about renewable fuels, health care Video included

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Governor Kim Reynolds spoke with President Donald Trump over the phone this morning about the state of health care in the United States, as well as renewable fuels.

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Local family affected by Opioid epidemic hoping to help others Video included

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An eastern Iowa family is giving us an emotional perspective on the destructive toll that drug abuse can take. 

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Iowa's unemployment rate drops to 3.2%

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Iowa's unemployment rate declined slightly in September to 3.2 percent, reversing a small increase in the previous month. 

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US says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks

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The United States says two more government workers are confirmed victims in the unexplained Cuba attacks. 

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Rock thrown from highway overpass kills Michigan man in car

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Michigan authorities are asking for the public's help in finding out who threw a rock from a highway overpass that smashed a car windshield and killed a 32-year-old man. 

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TRACKING: Warm today followed by storm chances tomorrow

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Our warm weather turns cooler next week due to storm chances this weekend. 

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TODAY: Oelwein football team will do their own version of "Hawkeye Wave"

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You've probably heard about the 'wave." 

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Coroner IDs CSU student among 3 fatally shot

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  Authorities have released the name of a 22-year-old student who was among three people found shot to death at an apartment building near Colorado State University. 

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'Property Wars' star pleads guilty to ID theft in Phoenix

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A former star on the "Property Wars" reality TV show has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and two other charges involving furniture stores he owns and operates in the Phoenix metro area. 

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Waterloo hospital hopes to honor nurse's legacy with new addition

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Honoring a young nurse's legacy...  

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Dubuque receives more funding for Eagle Point Park project

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The City of Dubuque received its second Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) grant of $200,000 this week for work to be done at Eagle Point Park. 

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2A District Cross Country at Dike Video included

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Fifteen teams participating in a 2-A girls and boys district cross country meet at the Fox Ridge golf course in Dike... In the girls race ---several runners begin to separate themselves from the pack about one mile into the three mile race

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Mark Farley Interview Video included

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Rick Coleman: Good Evening I am Rick Coleman here with the Head Football Coach of the Northern Iowa Panthers Mark Farley. The Panthers are coming off a huge road win at seventh Ranked South Dakota State 38-18.

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Organizers get distance of Milwaukee marathon course wrong, second year in a row

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The PNC Milwaukee Marathon on Sunday turned out to be 4,200 feet or about eight-tenths of a mile short.

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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, toxic froth from industrial pollution floats on Bellundur Lake on World Environment Day, in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File) FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, toxic froth from industrial pollution floats on Bellundur Lake on World Environment Day, in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
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Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world.

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The Latest: Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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It's a major step forward for President Trump's promises for "massive tax cuts and reform."

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Witness: Suspect gathered a small group of co-workers together and opened fire

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The witness says nobody listened to Radee Prince because his reaction was to start a fight.

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Bike stolen from local 12-year-old entrepreneur Video included

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 A 12-year-old entrepreneur is asking the community for help after having his prized possession is stolen. 

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Hampton man sentenced to prison for sex abuse of child

A Hampton man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child.

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Sixth graders rally behind friend with cancer Video included

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11-year-old Will Mason is battling Burkitt Lymphoma, but not alone. Three of his friend have started raising money to help with Will's medical bills. 

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Outlets of Des Moines open tomorrow Video included

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Outlets of Des Moines are set to open to the public tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. 

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Iowa college student named U.S. Paralympic Female Field Athlete of the Year

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University of Northern Iowa freshman, Jessica Heims, was named the Female High School Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Paralympics this week. 

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Soules' attorneys ask for hearing to dismiss charges to be pushed back

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A hearing to determine if charges against former "Bachelor" star Chris Soules will be thrown out could once again be moved back

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Sullivan Brothers 5K/10K benefit race Saturday, October 21

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The 11th annual Sullivan Brothers 5K & 10K benefit races are set for Saturday, October 21, at 9 a.m. 

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US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

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The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. 

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Dubuque man admits to fraud scheme targeting older people

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A Dubuque man admits to being involved in a fraud scheme targeting older people across the U.S. 

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Police video shows large bear peering into California shop windows

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office posted this video on its Facebook page of the four-pawed prowler early Wednesday.

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Judge moves trial for man charged in slaying of Iowa teen

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The trial for one of two men charged with killing a gender non-conforming teenager will be moved from Mount Pleasant to Keokuk.

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Iowa City bans smoking, chewing tobacco in all city parks

The Iowa City Council has voted to make smoking, chewing tobacco and e-cigarette use illegal in all of the city's parks.

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Government warns schools of cyber threats

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The Department of Education is warning schools of hackers asking them for money or the group will release stolen private records.

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Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections

The trend of raising backyard chickens is causing a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases.

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Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

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A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday. More>>

Minnesota man given 15 years after Waterloo meth bust

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32-year-old Paul Greseth was sentenced this week after a January drug sting in Waterloo.

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Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen

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The case originated in Texas, where the teen is being held by federal immigration authorities,

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Iowa town to host first gay pride festival

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A conservative city in northwest Iowa is hosting its first pride festival to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  

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School district reviewing pic of students, 'racist' pumpkins

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An eastern Pennsylvania school district is dealing with a second race-related incident in just over a week, investigating a Facebook photo showing current and former students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols. 

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Restaurant admits serving Popeyes Chicken, charges $13 Video included

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If you like Popeyes Chicken, then you'll love one restaurant's recipe.

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Waterloo school district teaching students who speak 30 different languages Video included

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Taking learning to the next level. An eastern Iowa school district is teaching students who speak many different languages. 

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Boscobel, Wis. man airlifted after hitting deer with motorcycle

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The Grant County Sheriff's Office says a Boscobel man sustained potentially serious injuries and had to be airlifted after his motorcycle collided with a deer Wednesday evening. 

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Hall of Fame rock band coming to Dubuque in 2018

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The Five Flags Center announced Thursday morning legendary rock and roll band Chicago will be coming to Dubuque in 2018. 

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Waterloo man wins lottery on Friday the 13th Video included

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An Iowan got lucky on a notoriously *unlucky day. A Waterloo man won 40,000 dollars playing the lottery on Friday, the 13th. 

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Iowa man accused of killing mom with electric guitar

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Police have charged a Burlington man with killing his mother by striking her in the head with an electric guitar. 

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Largest solar operation in Iowa now generating energy in Dubuque

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Officials with Alliant energy flipped the symbolic switch Wednesday morning, and now the largest solar operation in the state of Iowa is generating energy.

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

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Gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year. More>>

Dead rabbits found on local wind farm Video included

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A local landowner found more than a dozen dead rabbits at the base of a wind turbine on his property. 

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UNI Basketball Media Day Video included

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It is media day for the Northern Iowa men's basketball program... Ben Jacobson lost talented seniors Jeremy Morgan and Jordan Ashton--but the Panthers return a good nucleus of players.

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Wyatt Earp's story being brought to life Saturday in Belle Plaine

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Pella Historical Society and Museums and the Wallace Winkie Foundation have collaborated to tell the story of Earp's murder trial on Saturday, October 21 at 2 p.m. at the Longfellow Auditorium in Belle Plaine.

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Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo released by Warner Bros., Stephen Schuck, left, and Jesus Campos appear with host Ellen Degeneres during a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.) In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo released by Warner Bros., Stephen Schuck, left, and Jesus Campos appear with host Ellen Degeneres during a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)
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The gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history first wounded an unsuspecting hotel security guard in a hallway who promptly radioed for help.

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Iowa State Volleyball beats West Virginia 3-1

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No. 22 Iowa State used a stifling block to defeat West Virginia 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 25-27, 25-11) Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The win improved ISU to 13-4 overall on the season, 4-3 in Big 12 play.

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The Latest: Senators vow to keep pushing insurance plan

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The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets say they’ll push the proposal forward.

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Inmate pleads guilty to threatening to kill president

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Court records show 42-year-old Richard Jeremy Ware pleaded guilty Wednesday to making threats against the president. He faces up to five more years in federal prison.

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Community rallies to give man new bike Video included

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A community rallies around one of its favorites to replace his stolen bike. 

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No candy allowed at Halloween parade in Dubuque Video included

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A holiday known for candy won't be as sweet in Dubuque because candy is prohibited from the Halloween parade. 

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Harvard rescinds 2014 medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein

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Harvard University is rescinding a 2014 medal it awarded to Harvey Weinstein for his contributions to African American culture.  

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SeaWorld cuts 350 jobs, mostly in Orlando and San Diego

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SeaWorld is cutting 350 positions as the company's parks deal with declining attendance.  

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Monica Lewinsky to speak at UI

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Monica Lewinsky is set to give a lecture at the University of Iowa campus on October 24.

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Officials: Worker hospitalized after assault by Iowa inmate

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Prison officials say a staff member has been hospitalized after being assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

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Trump: US faces 'once in a lifetime opportunity' on taxes

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President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system during a White House meeting with a group of senators. More>>

Chris Young is newest Opry member

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NASHVILLE (AP) -- Chris Young joined the Grand Ole Opry last night and he's still kicking himself for not seeing the invitation coming. 

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Cedar Rapids Police Department hiring officers

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The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking to hire officers. 

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US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers

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 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors. 

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Northern Iowa murder case goes to jury

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Jurors are expected to resume deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with murder in northern Iowa. 

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Waterloo man donates hundreds of pumpkins to every student and teacher at school Video included

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An eastern Iowa dad goes above and beyond for Halloween. 

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Young girl with brain cancer is kid captain at Iowa vs. Northwestern game

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A 3-year-old girl from Hamilton, Ill. is going to be the Kid Captain this weekend for the Iowa versus Northwestern game. 

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Northern Iowa murder case goes to jury

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Jurors are expected to resume deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with murder in northern Iowa.

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Woman accused of putting kids in oven, killing them

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A tragic story that continues to get more tragic 

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Democratic senators to press Sessions on talks with President Trump

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Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears to answer questions before a Senate committee.

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Harvey Weinstein leaves the board of his film company

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Harvey Weinstein is leaving the board of the film company he started, more than a week after he was fired following allegations of sexual harassment and rape. More>>

Text to 911 service now active in Dubuque County Video included

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A new way to ask for help can now be accessed across the state, including in Dubuque County. 

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"He always had that smile:" UNI football coach remembers former player killed in shooting Video included

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Following a deadly St. Louis shooting that killed a former UNI football player, UNI Head Football Coach Mark Farley recalls the shining personality his former player brought to the game. 

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Vigil held for campus sexual assault survivors Video included

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A vigil was held on Tuesday to show support of sexual assault survivors. Students and community members came together to light candles in solidarity while survivors shared their stories.

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Jym Ganahl comes out of retirement to join former competitor

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Waterloo native, Jym Ganahl, was just a teenager when he joined KWWL-TV in 1966 as an on-air weather forecaster.  

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UNI Volleyball sweeps Drake 3-0

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The No. 25-ranked University of Northern Iowa volleyball squad bounced back from its first Missouri Valley Conference setback with a 3-0 triumph over the visiting Drake Bulldogs on Tuesday in the Mc...
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Flight offers sights of fall colors, tour of Dubuque Video included

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It's a new experience in Dubuque. 

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Airline delays and cancelations rise due to hurricane

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The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday that the dozen airlines covered in its monthly air travel consumer report canceled 2.2 percent of their flights, up from 1.4 percent in August of last year.

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Cedar Bend Humane Society offering $5 cats, $50 dogs

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October is adopt a shelter dog month, and Cedar Bend Humane Society is celebrating with an adoption event next weekend. 

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La Porte City man dies 3 weeks after bicycle accident

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La Porte City Police say 52-year-old Jeffery Lutgen died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Sunday.

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Nestlé to cut at least 50 jobs at Waverly plant Video included

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Nestlé will be cutting more than 50 jobs from their Nestlé plant in Waverly over the next few months. 

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Grassley threatens Trump EPA nominees over biofuels mandate

A Republican senator says he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels...

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Iowa courts accept paper filings amid computer system outage

The electronic system used by lawyers, judges and clerks to file Iowa court records is temporarily out of service statewide.

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Congressional candidate: Aliens took me aboard their ship

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"I believe it is real. But I was 7 years old. It was an experience I had a thousand years ago."

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Family, friends sign walls of veteran Taylor Morris' new smart home

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Afghanistan War Veteran Taylor Morris and his wife, Danielle are one step closer to starting their lives in a new smart home.  

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Waterloo man pleads guilty to illegal gun possession

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A Waterloo man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and could now face 10 years in prison.

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Woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

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Authorities say a 325-pound (150-kilogram) woman is charged with killing a 9-year-old girl by sitting on the child as punishment. 

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HAPPENING TODAY: Cedar Valley meeting focusing on bullying Video included

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Today there will be a meeting in the Cedar Valley focused on bullying. Anyone is welcome to attend.  

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Diesel-tainted gas delivered to three northeastern Iowa gas stations Video included

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The Minnesota Department of Commerce says three northeastern Iowa gas stations are among the 44 to receive a tainted supply of gas Friday. 

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DEVELOPING: "Extremely heavy loss;" Former UNI football player shot and killed

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According to reports, former UNI football player Jaz Granderson was shot and killed in St. Louis early Monday morning.

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Women ID as assault, harassment victims with 'me too' tweets

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Thousands of women respond to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault amid allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. More>>

North Winneshiek & Decorah school districts propose merger Video included

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As a struggling school district, North Winneshiek is now considering absolving into the neighboring district of Decorah. 

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Rick Pitino out at Louisville as expected amid federal probe

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Rick Pitino's attorney has told the Louisville Athletic Association that it should not fire the coach of the men's basketball program because his client "could not have known" about activities alleged in a national federal investigation of the sport. More>>

UNI Hearst Lecture series to welcome cartoonist, illustrator, Jen Wang

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Highly acclaimed 'In Real Life' comes to Cedar Falls Thursday, October 26.   

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US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

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Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children.

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Drone helps authorities in manhunt Video included

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Authorities are crediting the use of their drone in helping them close out a two-hour long manhunt in Eastern Iowa. 

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Miller Riverview Park & Campground, Port of Dubuque Marina to close for season Video included

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Area cities are getting ready for the colder weather coming in. 

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Law enforcement, school district team up for active shooter training

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Eastern Iowa schools and law enforcement are continuing to train for a potential shooting scenario.  

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Police: Newton nursing home robbed at gunpoint

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The robbery happened at Nelson Manor Nursing Home in Newton around 2:48 a.m. on Sunday.

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Marion police looking for two suspects in Verizon Wireless robbery

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Marion Police responded to the robbery on 2240 7th Avenue where two males entered the store wearing dark masks, glasses and gloves, and demanded cell phones. cedar

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'He still had that smile on his face': Remembering firefighter Justin Junk Video included

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Day in and day out, Junk would come to work as a Waterloo firefighter-all while fighting his own battle with cancer. 

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Lawsuits seek changes to U. of Iowa sexual assault policies

The law firm that won a landmark gender discrimination case against the University of Iowa athletics department will challenge the school's handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints next.

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Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation

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Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. 

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Authorities say wrong-way driver caused fatal collision

Authorities say two people have died in a West Des Moines collision caused by a wrong-way driver.

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PHOTOS: Fall colors, leaves and sunsets

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What colors do you have in your backyard? Post your photos to our Facebook Page or email us at news@kwwl.com. 

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Justice Dept. to help in Iowa case of slain transgender teen

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The Justice Department is sending a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year. 

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UPDATE: Cause of Dubuque fire likely electrical, up to $30,000 in damage

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Dubuque Fire Chief Rick Steines said the likely cause of the fire on Rhomberg Avenue this morning was electrical.

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Authorities say wrong-way driver caused fatal collision

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Authorities say two people have died in a West Des Moines collision caused by a wrong-way driver. 

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Des Moines runway closed for repairs after heavy rain

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The Des Moines Airport had to divert and delay some flights after heavy rain caused a runway problem

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Former Luther football player, once paralyzed, now working to walk down aisle at wedding Video included

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It was seven years ago today when then Luther College football player Chris Norton broke his neck while covering a kickoff.

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Turner homers in 9th, Dodgers top Cubs 4-1 for 2-0 lead

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Game 3 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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'Our lives are never going to be the same': Mom reacts to shooting Video included

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The mother of an 8-year-old boy who was shot by a stray bullet says he has a long road to recovery.  

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Justice Dept. to help in Iowa case of slain transgender teen

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The Justice Department is sending a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year.

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James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

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Television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein.

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Community rallies around Iowa guard member with rare form of cancer Video included

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An Eastern Iowa guard member, who is fighting a rare form of stage four live cancer, has an entire community rallying behind him. 

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Iowa City West High School tries 'Carpool Karaoke' Video included

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Move over James Corden. An eastern Iowa high school puts their own spin on "carpool karaoke." 

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#20 Wartburg Football beats Loras 42-11 Video included

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The 20th ranked Wartburg Knights rolled to a 42-11 victory over Loras on homecoming to improve to 6-0 on the season 4-0 in the IIAC. Wartburg quarterback Matt Sacia threw four touchdown passes

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UNI Volleyball falls to Missouri State 3-1

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In a matchup that featured all kinds of streaks, Missouri State was able to score the upper hand with a 3-1 victory over the No. 20-ranked University of Northern Iowa volleyball squad on Saturday in the McLeod Center. Missouri State won by set scores of 25-23, 29-27, 20-25, 25-22.

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Iowa State blasts Kansas 45-0 Video included

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The challenge for Iowa State after stunning Oklahoma on the road was to see if it could handle success.

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No charges in Colorado cheerleading forced-splits videos

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A Denver prosecutor says no charges will be filed following an investigation into videos showing a high school coach pushing cheerleaders down in splits.

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Funeral held for Iowa woman killed in Las Vegas shooting

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Residents of the small northwest Iowa city of Sutherland have gathered to mourn the loss of Carly Kreibaum, a 33-year-old mother of two who was among those killed in a Las Vegas mass shooting.

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UNI upsets 7th ranked South Dakota State Video included

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UNI defeated No. 7-ranked South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D., 38-18.

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Cedar Rapids man wakes up to see car vandalized

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Police are trying to figure out who covered someone's car with paint. It happened off of Old Marion Road in Cedar Rapids.

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Dubuque adds more street lights & cameras to downtown neighborhood, Video included

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Hundreds of people in downtown Dubuque are getting what they asked for, after petitioning for better street lighting, with hopes of curbing crime.  

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Recycling business catches fire

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A skid loader caught fire at the Cedar Valley Recycling Center in Waterloo, Friday afternoon. 

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Former Albia schools teacher pleads guilty to sex with teen

A former southern Iowa teacher has pleaded guilty to charges related to the sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl.

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Trump lays out Iran strategy

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President Trump says US will not certify that Iran is complying with nuclear deal.

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NFL Player uses Irish step dancing to improve footwork

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Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins is getting a lot of attention for the unique technique he's using to improve his footwork for the football field. 

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The results are in: Iowa's best breaded pork tenderloin in 2017 named

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The Iowa Pork Producers Association released their 2017 list of top five best breaded tenderloins in the state today. 

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UPDATE: Name released in deadly Linn County crash

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We now know the name of a man killed in a crash in Linn County on Thursday.

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Third Graders try newest Hawkeye tradition; wave at hospital Video included

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A growing tradition at Kinnick Stadium isn't just for Gameday. Iowa City third graders waved at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. 

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Human Etch A Sketch: Iowa man maps names of kids battling cancer Video included

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An Iowa man loses his three-year-old son to cancer. 

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Social Security benefits to get modest boost in 2018

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That would mean an extra $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

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New Orleans officer shot and killed overnight

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An officer in New Orleans is dead after an early morning shooting. 

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Linkin Park releases 'Carpool Karaoke' with late Bennington

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Linkin Park has released the episode of "Carpool Karaoke" the band filmed in July, six days before lead singer Chester Bennington took his own life.   

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Oskaloosa Business Greeted By Wild Bobcat Video included

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The early bird gets the worm, but if you get to work too early, you might find a much bigger surprise waiting for you.

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Outside of Des Moines City Hall gets a free cleaning

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The outside of Des Moines City Hall is losing years of dirt and grime, thanks to a German power washer company.

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30 years later, Dubuque boy's killer still unknown Video included

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It was early on Oct. 10 in 1987 when a fisherman found the body of Kenny Joe Johnson rolled up in a carpet in Maus Park in Dubuque. 

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Driver tells Iowa troopers car chase was on his bucket list

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The 10- to 15-minute chase ended soon after he left the interstate.

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The Latest: McGowan tweets that 'HW raped me'

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Cannes film festival officials say they have been "dismayed" to learn about the accusations of sexual violence against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. More>>

Cubs beat Nationals, win 9-8 in NLDS Game 5

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The defending World Series champion Cubs trailed 4-1 before scoring four runs in the fifth inning off two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.

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The Mark Farley Interview Video included

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Mark Farley Interview. The coach previews the South Dakota State game

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Nation's sole 'UNESCO' city will stay in program despite United States withdrawal Video included

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Iowa City is one of only 20 cities designated as an 'UNESCO City of Literature' and the only city in the nation. 

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Swedish and Iowa students team up to stop bullying Video included

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High School students from Sweden are visiting the Cedar Valley for more than just sight-seeing. 

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North Benton Ambulance awarded Theisen's grant

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The Theisen's 'More for Your Community' program  awarded a grant recently to North Benton Ambulance.

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High-speed chase in Dubuque County

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Authorities in Dubuque County are led on a high-speed chase, that ends in a crash. 

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Food themed tattoos help provide school lunches Video included

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Food themed tattoos are helping provide real food to Iowa students in need. 

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Miller Riverview Campground to stay, upgrades for Chaplain Schmitt Island moving forward Video included

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Dubuque city leaders have changed their minds about possibly getting rid of Miller Riverview Park & Campground. 

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Diono car seats recalled; may not protect kids in crash

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More than 500,000 child car seats made by a company called Diono are being recalled because they may not adequately protect children in a crash.   

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Judge dismisses defamation case tied to 1983 ranch slayings

A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against authorities who unsuccessfully sought to convict an Iowa woman in the 1983 deaths of her estranged husband and his girlfriend.

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Sean Spicer to speak at event in Iowa

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Sean Spicer will be a featured speaker at the 2017 Reagan Dinner, hosted by the Republican Party of Iowa on November 8 in Des Moines.

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Judge says man not mentally competent for murder trial

A man charged with stabbing to death his uncle in Des Moines won't be going to trial.

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UPDATE: Suspect now charged with gang participation in deadly shooting

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Lamar Wilson is now charged with Criminal Gang Participation, in addition to a Murder in the First Degree charge.

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US closes trucking firm tied to smuggling case

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Federal safety regulators have shut down the troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas.

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Iowa's favorite candy: Reese's

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When it comes to your favorite sweet treats in the month of October, one company says Reese's is tops in the state of Iowa. 

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Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

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The couple had three children while in captivity, and all have been freed.

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Plans for new hotel, bigger conference center in Cedar Falls

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New additions may soon be coming to Cedar Falls.  

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Iowa department says man serving life for murder has died

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Authorities say a man serving a life term for murder has died at an Iowa corrections facility.

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Buck stops here: Fast food chain adding venison sandwich

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If you love venison, it's deer season at Arby's.

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President Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

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President Donald Trump has made no secret he's frustrated with the failure of Congress to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

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Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum

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Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest in California history show no signs of slowing down.

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The Latest: DA says donations had no role in Weinstein case

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The Latest: Model and actress Cara Delevigne accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment at business meetings. More>>

Giant pumpkins garnering big attention in the tri-states Video included

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Take a trip to Vesperman Farms in Lancaster, Wis., and you'll find a corn maze, freshly made donuts and plenty of activities for the kids. 

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Legal experts split on if NFL can punish for anthem demonstrations

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Commissioner Roger Goodell told club executives that the anthem issue is dividing the league from its fans.

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The Latest: 23 now dead from Northern California wildfires

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Authorities have confirmed two more deaths from Northern California's wildfires, taking the total to 23.

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Former UNI Star David Johnson could be back to Arizona Cardinals by Thanksgiving

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The Arizona Cardinals will have to remain without their All-Pro running back for a while longer. Head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that the "earliest" David Johnson could return is Thanksgiving.

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Rural EMS Departments struggle to provide care Video included

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Will an ambulance respond during your medical emergency? It's a problem many Iowans are currently facing.

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Prince tapes moved to California; heirs miffed

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Two heirs of the late rock superstar Prince are protesting the removal of master tapes of unreleased music and videos from his Paisley Park studio complex to California.    

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Multiple vehicles stolen in Solon

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An investigation is underway after three vehicles and a trailer were stolen from Solon in a matter of days. 

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DNR investigating fish kill near Dyersville

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DNR is estimating that thousands of fish were killed including white suckers, stonerollers, minnows and creek chubs. 

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Iowa judge fired for dismissing case due to unclear acronym

Iowa's prisons agency has fired a judge after a ruling in which she dismissed sanctions against an inmate because the meaning of a two-letter acronym was unclear to her.

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House of Hope wins $25k grant, thanks to community support

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House of Hope gathered to celebrate Wednesday, after the program was one of 40 causes to win $25,000 in grant money through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.

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Waterloo man injured in two vehicle accident

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Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident that injured one person off of S. Canfield Road. 

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Arlington man accused of assaulting 12-year-old

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A man accused of assaulting a child is now facing charges.  

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Eminem slams Trump in profane video, calls him racist

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Eminem has unleashed a profane lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump - saying he "came to stomp" and taking aim at Trump's Twitter habits, policy, appearance and supporters.

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Iowa DNR to host chronic waste disease meetings

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The collection effort was an important part of the Iowa DNR's chronic wasting disease (CWD) monitoring. 

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State agency joins investigation of fatal Red Oak shooting

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Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in southwestern Iowa. 

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Iowa puppy mill ranking drops

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The state of Iowa now sits at number four in the nation for the number of puppy mills. 

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Russia's dog-loving leader gets another puppy as gift

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For the third time, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been given a puppy as a gift. 

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'Fixer Upper' stars Joanna and Chip Gaines talk show's end

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The couple behind HGTV's "Fixer Upper" is opening up about the reasons for ending the show after its fifth season, which premieres next month.  

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Pit bull puppy beaten, stabbed and stuffed in suitcase

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Police in Florida want to know who stuffed a beaten and stabbed pit bull puppy in a suitcase and left him to die. 

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Two eastern Iowa speech coaches inducted into Hall of Fame

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Two eastern Iowa teachers get a special recognition this weekend. 

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A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires Video included

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None of the major fires has been contained.

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Nebraska man sentenced to 10 years in Iowa prison

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A Nebraska man has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iowa prison for the death of his uncle in a Sioux City crash.

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Iowa State dean could be next school president

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A familiar face at Iowa State University could be their next president.

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Cheaper flights: 72-hour sale focused on 30K feet

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Flight prices begin at $49 each on some of the shortest routes.

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Turning an old highway into the new Route 66 Video included

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A foundation aims to make the old Highway 20 that runs through the state the new Route 66. 

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Dubuque's Finley Hospital sets baby record in September

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A record number of babies were born at Dubuque's Finley Hospital in the month of September. 

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Couple killed in California wildfire wed 75 years Video included

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Mike Rippey stood among the ash and charred debris of the California home where his 100-year-old father, Charles, and 98-year-old mother, Sara, had died in the raging wine country wildfires. More>>

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