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KWWL to broadcast Governor, Senate and Congressional debates

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As a critical election day approaches for the state, KWWL stays on top of the important races. The station will be broadcasting debates for the Governor's, Senate and 1st Congressional district races in October. More>>

Woman on wheelchair hit by semi in downtown Waterloo

Emergency officials tend to a woman injured after a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo. Emergency officials tend to a woman injured after a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo.
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A woman on a motorized wheelchair was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after she was apparently hit by a semi cab. More>>

Cedar Falls wastewater disinfection system repaired

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The City of Cedar Falls says the ultra-violet disinfection system at the water reclamation facility that failed on Thursday, has been repaired.
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UPDATE: Waterloo suspects arrested after man's body found

Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo and Jessica Tronca, 29 Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo and Jessica Tronca, 29
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Two suspects wanted for questioning in the killing of a Waterloo man were arrested. More>>

Discipline vs. Child Abuse

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It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave... More>>

Quad amputee Taylor Morris and girlfriend Danielle get engaged

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Cedar Falls veteran Taylor Morris and his long-time girlfriend Danielle Kelly are engaged. More>>

UPDATE: Waterloo teen arrested in weekend shooting

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Police have taken a teenager into custody after a shooting Saturday that injured a Waterloo man. More>>

Senator Bernie Sanders makes stops in Iowa

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont made several appearances in Iowa this weekend. More>>

UNI students stand against violence Video included

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The video of Ray Rice punching his then girlfriend is still circulating days after it was released. Students at the University of Northern Iowa spent the weekend speaking out against his actions and violence in general. More>>

Police investigation at Waterloo business

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Crime scene tape has surrounded a Waterloo business - but police are releasing very little information as to why. More>>

Experts offer tips for choosing childcare providers on heels of sexual abuse allegations in daycare Video included

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The future of an in-home daycare is in the hands of investigators after a man is accused of sexually abusing a child inside. Court documents filed in Black Hawk County show Bradley Yousse took a 7-year-old girl to a basement bathroom in his Waterloo home and sexually abused her. More>>

2014 Waterloo trick or treat hours released

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Halloween Trick or Treat hours have officially been set for Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. More>>

Health Plus: Free Dental Clinics Video included

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Trips to the dentist are not always enjoyable, and some would argue the visits are rather expensive, especially for those without healthcare coverage. More>>

Eighth graders remember 9/11 Video included

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While many of us experienced a world before 9/11, there are many who have not or are too young to remember. More>>

Waterloo man accused of sex abuse at in-home daycare Video included

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A Waterloo man is accused of sexually abusing a child at an in-home daycare. More>>

Keep plants covered to protect them from frost, say experts Video included

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When temperatures get down to the upper 30s, employees at Wapsie Pines Nursery recommend covering plants to protect them from frost. More>>

Soup cook-off in Waverly benefits domestic violence awareness

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Cedar Valley Friends of the Family (CVFF) will host its 2nd-annual Domestic Violence Awareness Soup Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More>>

Scratch among brands vying for $5K Battle of the Brands' prize

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Today marks the last day to vote for Lessing-Flynn Advertising's 5th annual "Battle of the Brands" contest. More>>

National Cattle Congress Fair kicks off Thursday

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The 104th-annual National Cattle Congress Fair starts Thursday and lasts through the weekend. More>>

Cedar Valley Bend Humane Society to host pet walk

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On Sunday Sept. 14th, the Cedar Valley Bend Humane Society will host the "Honor and Memorial Pet Tribute Walk.
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UNI to offer Master of Arts in science education

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The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in science education program that begins in summer 2015, with an optional spring 2015 jump start. More>>

Cedar Falls voters reject school bond proposal Video included

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Voters in Cedar Falls rejected a big proposal that would've overhauled the school district. More>>

Senator Bernie Sanders to visit W'loo, DBQ, and DSM

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Senator Bernie Sanders will be making stops in Iowa this coming weekend. More>>

Cedar Falls police look for help in solving recent thefts

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The Cedar Falls Police Department is asking for your help in solving two recent thefts. More>>

Artist to create painted 'freedom rock' in Cedar Falls

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A Greenfield artist known for painting patriotic scenes on large boulders has agreed to create another freedom rock in Cedar Falls. More>>

UPDATE: Volunteers in Waterloo reach 78 former students

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Over the weekend, dozens of volunteers went door-to-door trying to make contact with more than 100 students who have stopped going to class. More>>

UPDATE: 'Unprecedented' turnout in Cedar Falls for 'no' vote Video included

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The Cedar Falls Community School District will have to go back to the drawing board. More>>

DECISION 2014: Polls close; what's at stake

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The polls are closed Tuesday for several special school elections in eastern Iowa, and KWWL has complete coverage tonight. Find out what's on the ballot and check out all sample ballots here: More>>

Domestic violence advocates say athletes, coaches have voice Video included

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The situation surrounding former NFL player Ray Rice is sparking conversations across American about domestic violence. More>>

UNI heads for a weekend in paradise Video included

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For the first time in Panther history, the team is traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii for non-conference play. More>>

Ames spoils Pat Mitchell ceremony for Cedar Falls 24-10

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A big game in the UNI-Dome as Ames would pay a visit to Cedar Falls. More>>

Waterloo East loses to Des Moines Hoover, 49-14

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Waterloo East hosted Des Moines Hoover for their home opener as both teams looked to notch their first win of the season. More>>

Schools wary of respiratory virus Video included

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A virus that has sent more more than 1000 children to the hospital has been reportedly found in Iowa. Enterovirus EV-D68 causes symptoms like the common cold in most people, but can cause breathing difficulties in children and those with asthma and compromised immune systems. More>>

Seasonal business ready for Fall Video included

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Many seasonal businesses which focus on Fall aren't even open yet but say they anticipate cooler weather causing more interest for what they do. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Chuck Stilwill Video included

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After 44 years of dedication to the Waterloo Community Playhouse, the man calling many of the shots now calls it a day. More>>

One person arrested after rollover accident

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A rollover accident in Cedar Falls led to criminal charges for one person Sunday night. More>>

Breakfast in Waverly to support Veterans

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On Saturday, Sept 13 the Waverly Area Veterans Post will be hosting a community breakfast from 7:30-10:00 a.m. More>>

Hearst Center hosts new 2-D and 3-D exhibit

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From Sept. 6-Nov. 23, the Hearst Center for the Arts will be hosting a new two-dimensional and three-dimensional exhibit. More>>

Volunteers go door-to-door to get students back in school Video included

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It was a different kind of door-to-door campaign in Waterloo on Saturday -- one with people on a mission to get kids back in school. More>>

UPDATE: Operation Locate Canceled

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Waterloo Police are issuing an Operation Locate Alert for 16-year-old Gebryia Hayes.
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  • UNI Panthers fall short against Hawaii

    UNI Panthers fall short against Hawaii

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:17:21 GMT
    It wasn't quite paradise for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in their match against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Saturday in Honolulu.More >>
    It wasn't quite paradise for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in their match against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Saturday in Honolulu. More >>
  • Panther rally falls short at Hawaii

    Panther rally falls short at Hawaii

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:51:49 GMT
    Steven Lakalaka rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown as Hawaii beat Northern Iowa 27-24 Saturday.The Rainbow Warriors (1-2) rushed for 148 yards against the Panthers (0-2) and also saw their defense and special teams put points on the board.Defensive lineman Beau Yap opened the scoring by recovering a UNI fumble in the end zone and Tyler Hadden had a field goal in each half.Lakalaka shouldered the load with standout Joey Iosefa out with a fractured ankle suffered in a loss to Or...More >>
    Steven Lakalaka rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown as Hawaii beat Northern Iowa 27-24 Saturday.The Rainbow Warriors (1-2) rushed for 148 yards against the Panthers (0-2) and also saw their defense and special teams put points on the board.Defensive lineman Beau Yap opened the scoring by recovering a UNI fumble in the end zone and Tyler Hadden had a field goal in each half.Lakalaka shouldered the load with standout Joey Iosefa out with a fractured ankle suffered in a loss to Or...More >>
  • UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii

    UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii

    UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:37:52 GMT
    Wednesday morning--the Northern Iowa Panthers left the mainland for their long trek in search of a victory.More >>
    Wednesday morning--the Northern Iowa Panthers left the mainland for their long trek in search of a victory.More >>

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