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Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

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A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the... More>>

Stop tanning and sunbathing: Is that realistic? Video included

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The U.S. Surgeon General is calling for people to stop tanning and sunbathing.
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Rave Run: music, running, helping others

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Strap on your running shoes and get ready to party at The Rave Run 5K in Cedar Rapids. It's a neon 5K. More>>

Iowan escapes from Alcatraz Video included

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Tom Beener wasn't a prisoner on Alcatraz, but he made his escape all the same. More>>

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... More>>

Regional housing market showing stability but slow growth

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Regional property sales in the first six months of 2014 are down 4 percent compared to property sales in the first six months of 2013. More>>

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

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Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. More>>

2 high-speed chases in 1 week through Linn County Video included

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In just one week, the Linn County Sheriff's Office was involved in two high-speed pursuits across multiple counties and the latest involved a carjacking. More>>

Canadian Pacific declines to say when fire-damaged bridge will re-open

Canadian Pacific crews inspect and repair the fire-damaged railroad bridge Tuesday Canadian Pacific crews inspect and repair the fire-damaged railroad bridge Tuesday
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Canadian Pacific Railway is declining to say exactly when it might re-open one of its bridges in Dubuque County that was heavily damaged Monday in a fire. More>>

Iowa City police give burglary prevention tips

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

Veterans optimistic lawmakers will strike compromise on healthcare Video included

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Lawmakers are hammering out a $17 billion deal that would allow veterans to see local doctors and specialists if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA Hospital, or if the wait time for an appointment is more than 30 days. More>>

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

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Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks.... More>>

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

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Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on... More>>

Clayton County chief deputy resigns for 'personal reasons'

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Some big changes have taken place in the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, right in the middle of two of the busiest weeks of the summer for the county. More>>

Elkport man arrested for Clayton County bicycle hit-and-run

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An Elkport man was arrested Saturday after a hit-and-run accident in Clayton County. More>>

Iowa farmers snap up conservation funding

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Iowa farmers are jumping at the opportunity to test new conservation practices. More>>

Officials: Teen fell about 80 feet from Iowa cliff

Authorities say a 17-year-old boy fell about 80 feet from a cliff at an eastern Iowa park. More>>

Police: Iowa man arrested after cheeseburger theft

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

Free educational workshop on tree-eating beetle

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Gladbrook Trees Forever is hosting a free educational workshop to help people learn about Emerald Ash Bore (EAB), a tree-eating beetle that has already killed tens of thousands of ash trees in the United States.On Thursday, July 31, experts with the Iowa State Extension Office, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship EAB Outreach and Regulatory Coordinator, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Trees Forever will discuss how to deal with the pest.The workshop is at 7 p.... More>>

Hudson house fire causes smoke, water damage Video included

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Fire fighters in Hudson put out a fire that started in a home Tuesday morning. More>>

$70 Million Concussion Settlement: Several former Iowa athletes sued NCAA

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A settlement has been reached with the NCAA in a class-action lawsuit about head injuries. More>>

Krebill named Marion Fire Chief

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Deb Krebill, a 23-year veteran of the Marion Fire Department, has been named the new fire chief. More>>

Free "DIY" rain barrel workshop set for Sunday

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

Asbury to offer new ultimate Frisbee and flag football leagues

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The city of Asbury is adding something new to their fall recreational program lineup: flag football and ultimate Frisbee. More>>

Cedar Rapids splash pad closed for repairs

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The City of Cedar Rapids has closed the Daniels Park splash pad for repairs. More>>

Waterloo Police still waiting for Dennis Washburn's autopsy

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Police still doesn't know how 69 year-old Dennis Washburn died. More>>

USDA enacting beefed-up crop insurance through 2014 Farm Bill

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it is continuing to implement provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers. More>>

USDA program helps rural homeowners refinance

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The USDA Rural Development is accepting applications to refinance home loans in eligible rural areas through its Direct Home Loan Program. More>>

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

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More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

Governor requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 22 Iowa counties

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

Registration open for bags tournament in memory of Black Hawk Co. Deputy

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Family members of former Black Hawk County Deputy Doug Norton have opened up registration for their third annual Memorial Bean Bag Tournament.Norton died in 2011 after a heart attack following a workout near his home. He was 32 years old.The Deputy Doug Norton Memorial Bean Bag Tournament will be held Saturday, August 23, at the 4-H Building in Waverly, beginning at 11:30 a.m.Proceeds from each team's $35 entry fee will be used for a scholarship for Waverly-Shell Rock High School students who... More>>

Two injured in Bremer County crash

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Two people were injured in a crash early Friday morning in Bremer County. More>>

Bowling tournament to raise money for college scholarships

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A bowling tournament, silent auction and raffle are planned for Saturday, August 2nd, at Maple Lanes in Waterloo.Family members say the benefit has been organized in memory of Valerie Schneider, her boyfriend and his daughter, who were all killed when a drunk driver crashed into them on August 10, 2013.To commemorate Schneider's life, her family and friends plan to give out at least one college scholarship each year from the money raised at the bowling event. Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. on ... More>>

Not hot summer: Cooler-than normal temps dominate July

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It has been a cooler-than-normal summer so far, and it looks like that trend will continue through much of August. More>>

Man cited after boat capsizes in Mississippi River Video included

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Kenny Mills and his family were wrapping up a day of boating on the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon, when the wake from a nearby vessel swept water into his boat, causing it to sink and eventually capsize. More>>

Person carjacked at Saint Luke's Hospital

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Linn County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a high-speed chase on Interstate 380 on Tuesday. More>>

UPDATE: Missing Waterloo man located

Richard Taylor, 79, of Waterloo went missing Saturday morning. Richard Taylor, 79, of Waterloo went missing Saturday morning.
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Family and friends are worried they haven't seen or heard from a 79-year-old Waterloo man who uses a pacemaker since this weekend. More>>

Tax-free holiday this weekend in Iowa

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Mark your calendars for this coming weekend ?and head out to stock your closets with back to school clothes. Iowa retailers anticipate another big turnout for this year's sales tax holiday, Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2.During the two-day period, retailers waive sales tax on most clothing and shoes priced below $100. This applies at big-box retailers as well as local stores.State lawmakers approved the annual tax holiday in 1999 to give families a break as they buy back-to-school cloth... More>>

Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest

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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>>

Award-winning city rummage sale returns for 8th year

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

GM's most popular pickup is this year's most recalled vehicle

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For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly occurrence this year.The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra have been recalled six times so far in 2014, making them the year's most frequently recalled vehicles. And it doesn't stop there - the two trucks have been recalled nine times since they hit showrooms 12 months ago.The Silverado and the Sierra are nearly identical - the trucks share the same frame and many of the same parts and design features.So far... More>>

US Gas Prices Fall 9 Cents to $3.58

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A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.That's the largest drop this year.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said the decrease came despite a rise in crude-oil prices. Lundberg says U.S. refiners, enjoying plentiful supplies, aggressively cut wholesale prices to chase sales.It's even cheaper for Iowans to fill up the gas tank. The average price across the state for a gallon of regular is $3.43. More>>

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

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Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. More>>

Man allegedly doused his home with gasoline

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According to the Waterloo Courier a man has been arrested after he allegedly doused his own home in gasoline after an argument with his girlfriend. , 41 was arrested for first degree arson and first-degree harassment. More>>

Waterloo airport needs volunteers

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The Waterloo Regional Airport is in need of volunteers for an emergency training exercise they will be doing on August 7.The exercise has around 60 people who portray victims and loved ones of victims in a simulated airport emergency.
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United Way Celebrating 100th Birthday

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On Sunday, August 3, from 12pm-4pm the United Way will be celebrating is 100th year with a community-wide birthday party. The party is free to attend and will have events for the whole family. Some of the events include: photo booth, bounce houses, water balloon toss, story time with the Cedar Rapids Library, free cupcakes and ice cream, and live entertainment.
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Touch a Truck

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The Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls is hosting the 5th Annual Touch-a-Truck event.This event is an outdoor event held at the National Cattle Congress on Saturday, August 16 from 11am-2pm.Kids will be able to get up close and personal with over 20 different vehicles, such as police cars, ambulances, dump trucks and excavators.
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National heroin epidemic spreads through Iowa Video included

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The recent rise in heroin abuse across the county is injecting eastern Iowa, and local, state, and federal leaders are trying to figure out why.  More>>

Tenant ready to move in to former Rath admin building Video included

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One of eastern Iowa's lasting remnants showing the impact of the farm crisis may finally be getting a long-awaited makeover. More>>

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

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No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say... More>>

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

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Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave... More>>

US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

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In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with... More>>

Bank robbery charges brought against two in Cedar Rapids

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Bank robbery and firearm charges have been brought against two Cedar Rapids residents.Javon Dockery, 29, and Bria Daudinot, 21, robbed the US Bank on 16th Ave in Cedar Rapids on June 26, according to authorities. More>>

Veterans can play free golf in August

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The City of Cedar Rapids announced on Monday that veterans will be offered a free round of golf between Monday, August 25 and Monday, September 1 as a part of Patriot Week. More>>

Highway 100 extension leading to detours and delays Video included

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A massive construction project to extend Highway 100 is causing some major headaches for drivers in Cedar Rapids. Starting Tuesday, traffic on Edgewood Rd will go through a detour with only one lane in each direction.  More>>

UPDATE: Suspect in custody after Iowa City Ped Mall shooting

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

Dubuque County railroad bridge burns, considered total loss

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A Dubuque County railroad bridge is considered a total loss after a fire late Monday morning. More>>

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

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Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police... More>>

2 houses hit, no injuries in Waterloo shooting Sunday

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Two houses were hit after shots were fired Sunday night in Waterloo. More>>

Waterloo teacher accused of sexual contact with student

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Serious charges are filed against a Waterloo East High School teacher and coach, who is now out of a job.
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Former Iowa City man sentenced for meth distribution

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

Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

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Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. More>>

Waverly facility cited for unsanitary kitchen, gets Gov's Award

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A northeast Iowa nursing home lauded by the governor's office as among the best in the state was cited seven weeks earlier for unsanitary conditions in its kitchen. More>>

Jury selection begins in Kristen Smith baby kidnapping case

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Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures in Iowa. More>>

1 killed, 7 injured in Washington 2-vehicle crash Sunday

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Authorities say one person has been killed and several others injured in a collision between a car and pickup in eastern Iowa. More>>

Cedar Falls could consider fewer unrelated renters

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The idea of living in a four-bedroom apartment with three unrelated roommates may be coming to a stop in Cedar Falls. More>>

Dubuque named a Top 10 Best Small Place for Business

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Dubuque climbs to the Top 10 in Forbes for one of the best places for business and careers.
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Goodwill closes one store, builds another

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Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa plans to close its store in the Crossroads Center area, and build a new one.For the last 5-6 years Goodwill has been working towards getting away from leased facilities and towards owning their own facilities. The current store in one of the older units in the area, and is very dated, according to a Goodwill employee. There is also current concerns with security issues and safety problems. The store will be less square footage, but according to Chris Hars... More>>

Low-interest loans to Iowa residents and business owners

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that they will be offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Iowa residents and business owners that were affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place June 26- July 9.Since the storms and flooding took place, the Cedar Rapids Mayor, Ron Corbetter, City Council Members and the City Manager, Jeff Pomeranz have been working closely with the Congressional Delegation and State officials to bring relief and help to Cedar Rapids... More>>

Lane restrictions on U.S. 52 at the Upper Iowa River bridge near Decorah

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Starting today, U.S. 52 will be down to one lane on the Upper Iowa River bridge near Decorah. This is due to the bridge deck joint will be getting repaired. For now, motorists will be directed through the construction by temporary traffic lights. Signs will be posted in advance of the construction to reminder both directions of traffic to be alert. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution and obey the speed limit signs. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Lydia Dawley Video included

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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>>

Following gunfire, people say Ped Mall still feels safe

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

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

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Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the... More>>

One injured in Jo Daviess Co. motorcycle crash

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A Muscatine man is in the hospital after his motorcycle crashed on a Jo Daviess Co., Ill. road. More>>

Spirit of Dubuque crew helps save capsized boat passengers

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Quick thinking by a group of people on the Mississippi River Saturday may have helped save the lives of six people. More>>

Former Iowa inmate convicted in killing dies

A former Iowa inmate who was sentenced to life in prison has died less than a year being granted compassionate release because she was dying. More>>

Shots fired at Cedar Rapids gentlemen's club

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Police in Cedar Rapids are investigating a report of shots fired from early Sunday morning. More>>

RAGBRAI is not just about bikes

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RAGBRAI official came to a close Saturday with the tradition of dipping the tires in the Mississippi River in Guttenberg. More>>

UPDATE: Name released of motorcycle crash victim

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A 36-year-old man is dead after a motorcycle accident in Palo, just northwest of Cedar Rapids, Saturday morning. More>>

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law

A narrowly focused medical marijuana law just took effect in Iowa, but advocates are already hoping they can expand access to the drug for the chronically ill. More>>

Plane makes emergency landing in Black Hawk County

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A plane made an emergency landing in Black Hawk county Saturday evening after experiencing engine trouble. More>>

Volunteers clean up wallets, cans and more after RAGBRAI party in Independence Video included

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RAGBRAI riders left their mark in Independence after Friday's overnight stop. More>>

Accepting food stamps to cost some Iowa retailers

The Iowa Department of Human Services is warning that some Iowa businesses will have to pay for equipment and supplies, or pay transaction fees, to accept food stamp payments. More>>

Julien Dubuque Bridge opens ahead of schedule

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The Julien Dubuque Bridge, which connects Dubuque to East Dubuque, Illinois, reopened Saturday at 4 p.m. That's more than four and a half days ahead of schedule, according to the Iowa DOT.
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Spike in heroin deaths alarms Iowa authorities

Authorities in eastern Iowa's Johnson County are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of heroin overdose deaths. More>>

Open house planned for University of Dubuque's Heritage Center

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The University of Dubuque's Heritage Center will host an open house on Mon., Aug. 4, where people can buy tickets for the center's upcoming performing arts season. More>>

Wahlert Catholic High School earns national nod for yearbook

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Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque earned national recognition for the third consecutive year. More>>

RAGBRAI a "bucket list" item for many

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For many Iowans and cycling enthusiasts everywhere, participating in Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, is an item on their bucket list. More>>

Cyclists finish RAGBRAI route in Guttenberg Video included

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Thousands of cyclists have made their way to Guttenberg on Saturday, the final stop on this year's Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. More>>

Iowa City reopens North Dubuque Street

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

Fish absent from Iowa for 80 years discovered

The unexpected discovery of a sunfish near Muscatine not seen in Iowa in more than 80 years has fish experts perplexed and excited. More>>

July 2014 may be among 10 coolest on record

Even though the beginning of the week seemed unusually hot even for an Iowa summer, the month of July as a whole has been unusually cool. More>>

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 Video included

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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>>

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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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:15:26 GMT
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