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UI creates anti-violence plan after sexual misconduct survey Video included

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"The key findings in 2015 and actually in 2017 is that our students are most likely to tell another student or a peer about an incident. so we want to make sure that our peers know about resources, know how to report problems and know how to support a friend when they disclose,"

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TRACKING: Windy Friday and Cooler Saturday

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Dry weather through early next week then storms possible Tuesday/Wednesday. 

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Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault in retrial

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 Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the (hash)MeToo era.  

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Cleveland Browns select QB Baker Mayfield with first pick of 2018 NFL Draft

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The Cleveland Browns have selected quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick of the National Football League draft.

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Longtime Courier reporter and news editor, Pat Kinney, on The Steele Report this Sunday

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Waterloo native and Columbus High School grad, Pat Kinney, enjoyed a journalism career which spanned more than 40 years, including 34 years with the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.  

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ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program,set to host Trotting Towards the Future event, May 5

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ASPIRE's Trotting Towards The Future set for May 5.

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Golden State Killer: Classmate of Iowa victim reacts Video included

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Faye is in disbelief, after authorities may have caught her former classmate's murderer.

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Senior living community prepares for severe weather season Video included

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With severe weather season, it's important to remember older Iowans who may not be able to get to a basement shelter during a storm.  

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PELICAN RESCUE: Fishing hook restricts bird from flying Video included

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Crews were able to remove the fishing hook from the bird's feet and it was able to fly off.

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SPECIAL REPORT: UNI professor working on device that could help prevent CTE Video included

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A picture. A smile. A face. It doesn't always tell the story of what was really going on.  

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Latest: Soules set to appear in November Video included

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It's been a year since Bachelor reality-TV star Chris Soules was first arrested for leaving the scene of a deadly crash.

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Couple improvises when wedding caterer cancels due to blizzard

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Guests get pizza for reception during blizzard.

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Parents sue North Korea over death of detainee Otto Warmbier

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The parents of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against North Korea, saying its government tortured and killed their son. 

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Fired Iowa official had been accused of crude sex harassment

An agency director fired by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds had been accused of harassing female employees for years by routinely making crude sexual comments and pressuring one to go into his hotel room during work travel.

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Several injured after explosion at Wisconsin refinery

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Multiple people are injured after an explosion at Calumet Oil Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. 

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Man accused of killing mother with guitar ruled competent

A judge says an Iowa man is competent to stand trial on allegations that he used an electric guitar to beat his mother to death.

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Trump's second secretary of state

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Senate votes 57-42 to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Trump's second secretary of state.   Stick with KWWL for updates. 

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Hunter shot in foot in Fayette County

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Fayette County Sheriffs tell us a hunting accident occurred outside Westgate.  

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TODAY: Governor Reynolds signs concussion bill into law

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Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law that will help protect Iowa's high school athletes. 

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival begins today

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People from all around the world will be in eastern Iowa this week.
 

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New study finds May best month to sell home

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The study found selling in May gave the homeowner the biggest premium above estimated market value of any month of the year. 

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Subway closing 500 stores

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Subway is closing more U.S. stores while expanding internationally. 

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Missing Hiawatha teen found safe

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Last seen at Kennedy High School on April 17.

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Sheriff's Office reminds people how to best handle controlled burns

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The Bremer County Sheriff's Office posted to Facebook, saying they would like to remind people about the best way to handle a control burn. 

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Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Jerry Larson dies at 81 Eds

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A state news release says Larson served 1978 to 2008. 

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VA nominee withdraws from consideration

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Jackson says “false allegations” against him have become a distraction. 

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Morel mushroom season starting soon

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The station says this year’s season has been delayed because of cold temperatures and a late snow. .

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National pretzel day

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Score a free pretzel by liking a social media page and visiting a participating location. 

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DNR catches 'monster' fish in Iowa lake

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources shared a photo on its Facebook page of a walleye the agency says it found while collecting broodstock on Rathbun Lake. 

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UPDATE: Fire damages Decorah businesses Video included

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The Decorah and Calmar Fire Departments were able to put out the fire before it damaged other buildings. 

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Iowa House OKs some budget bills while broader deal unclear

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The Iowa House has begun chipping away at the series of spending bills that will make up the next state budget.

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Crash in Iowa City connected to string of car thefts by teens Video included

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Police in Iowa City said a crash that happened on Tuesday involved missing teens from a troubled youth facility and that it's the third theft case this month from teens there.

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For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame

(Paula Vazquez via AP). Dolores Leis stands in a field on her farm in Galicia, in northern Spain, Thursday April 19, 2018. Leis, has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump. (Paula Vazquez via AP). Dolores Leis stands in a field on her farm in Galicia, in northern Spain, Thursday April 19, 2018. Leis, has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump.
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A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Iowa native, Loras alum among Golden State Killer's victims

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An Iowa-born clinical psychologist was among the victims of a serial killer police say is now in custody in California.

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Lock and Dam No. 11 reopens after repairs Video included

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  On Tuesday during a routine check, they discovered a crack on the lock system.

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Cedar Rapids oiling canada geese eggs Video included

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"This is part of the management plan that we've been working with with the DNR. There are certain steps that you have to take to get to this point and that has included the vegetation management, the harassment, the goose roundups that we're done in the past."

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Coach shares emotional drunk driving experience Video included

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A man with ties to Iowa is sharing his personal story with students across the United States to remind them to never drink and drive. 

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Search continues for Jake Wilson of La Porte City

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Authorities are planning another big water search this weekend in an effort to bring Jake Wilson home. 

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Construction causes inconvenience in downtown Cedar Rapids Video included

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Warmer weather means construction season and for many across eastern Iowa it can cause some day-to-day headaches.  

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Small fire at Crestview Acres Nursing Home in Marion

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Everyone is safe after a small electrical fire at Crestview Acres Nursing Home in Marion.   

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Officials: Courthouse bailiff fired gun in Davenport confrontation

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Officials in eastern Iowa say a Scott County Courthouse bailiff has been placed on administrative leave after firing a gun in a confrontation with a suspect this morning.

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Man accused of serial killings is charged

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California authorities say a man they suspect of being a serial killer tied to dozens of slayings and sexual assaults in the 1970s and '80s has been charged with murder.  

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UPDATE: Dubuque man sentenced to 50 years in prison for stabbing girlfriend to death

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According to our coverage partners at the Telegraph Herald, 26-year-old Fontae Buelow received the sentence in Iowa District Court for Dubuque County on Wednesday. 

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Three more arrests made in Cedar Rapids murder case

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Cedar Rapids Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of 18-year-old AnnaElise M. Edgeton, who was found dead inside her apartment last January.  

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Former Vermeer employee, and others, charged with fraud

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 A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Scott Randell Whitehead, age 54, and others with defrauding Vermeer Corporation of Pella, Iowa.

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Man shot in Iowa City

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A man is injured after being shot in the groin.  

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Linn-Mar Superintendent leaves for job in Texas

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Linn-Mar Community School District Superintendent Quintin Shepherd is leaving the district to become a superintendent in Victoria, Texas. 

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Truck drivers join forces to help save suicidal man on Michigan freeway

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A line of truckers, along with the Michigan State Police, helped a man who was considering suicide on a highway overpass. 

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Digging Deeper: Principal shows KWWL concerns with Cedar Falls High School building

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The Cedar Falls School District has been pushing for construction of a new high school building. 

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Report: 6 in 10 homeowners don’t plan on moving out of their house. Ever.

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The vast majority of Americans say they don't ever plan to move. 

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to lead panel to combat underage vaping

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The announcement from Juul Labs comes one day after the Food and Drug Administration questioned the design and marketing of the company's small, sleek vaping devices.

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UPDATE: Board approves wind farm in Black Hawk County Video included

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Neighbors are clashing in the debate over a possible wind farm in Black Hawk County. 

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Judge rules against ending program to protect Dreamers

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A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security's rationale against the program "arbitrary and capricious."

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UPDATE: Excessive force lawsuit filed against Waterloo Police Chief and officer Video included

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A recently filed lawsuit against Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka and Officer Adam Wittmayer alleges the department used excessive force during a 2016 arrest.

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VIDEO: Police looking for drivers of stolen truck that crashed into store

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Police say a stolen truck was used to crash through the front of a Sprint store in an apparent attempted burglary.

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Kids get it, as early prevention programs discourage smoking

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  The latest report on Tobacco and Youth from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says teenage smoking is at an all-time low.

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First ax-throwing bar comes to Iowa Video included

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Ax-throwing bars first gained popularity in Canada and only recently started opening in larger cities like Chicago and Kansas City. One eastern Iowa city will be the first ax-throwing bar located in the state.

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In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable."

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2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting outside store

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Two Dallas police officers have been critically wounded in a shooting outside a hardware store.

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Health officials: Iowans exposed to the measles Video included

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The key here, the Health Departments says that the incubation period for measles is about seven days so anyone exposed in the Des Moines area should be seeing symptoms already. 

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UPDATE: Dubuque launches adopt-a-spot program Video included

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The City of Dubuque has launched a new program to encourage people to play a role in keeping the community clean. 

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Newton man sentenced to life for sexual abuse of girl

A sex offender from central Iowa man has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl.

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Police warn against warm weather thieves

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If you plan on leaving when a window is open, they suggest leaving a light on, as well as a TV or radio on, anything to give the illusion that someone is home. 

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Cedar Falls to take part in national drug take back event

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You can turn in expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and medications on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Police Department.

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VIDEO: Giraffe escapes zoo enclosure Video included

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A giraffe escaped its enclosure and went on a little adventure at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana. 

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Officials identify Iowa man killed in Wyoming avalanche

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Sheriff's say the riding partners could see his snowmobile, but couldn't find him.

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The Latest: Spokesman: George HW Bush responding, recovering

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Family spokesman: Former President George H.W. Bush is still "responding and recovering" as doctors treat him for an infection. More>>

Iowa group rescues pelican with stick stuck in his wing

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Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project rescued a pelican that had a a stick stuck in his wing. 

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US sales of new homes shot up 4 percent in March

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Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West.

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Des Moines native performs in top 12 of "The Voice"

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She performed "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes during Monday's live performances.

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UPDATE: Name released in deadly train accident

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Benton County Communications confirms one person is dead after he or she was hit by a train in Belle Plaine. 

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Driver convicted of hitting bicyclist camping in Iowa

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A jury has convicted a Louisiana man whose pickup truck hit a bicyclist. 

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Decorah eagle missing from nest; Mom Decorah raising eaglets on her own

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The male eagle of the beloved Decorah Eagles Nest has been missing for several days. 

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Iowa State Patrol warning others after catching extreme speeders

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The Iowa State Patrol is warning others after catching some extreme speeders.  

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Police: Man leads police on chase, drives minivan through yards in Manchester

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Officers observed a minivan leaving the area without headlights and with the side doors open. They attempted to stop the minivan, but the driver fled the scene. 

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UPDATE: Mother and 9-year-old son killed in house fire Video included

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Nine-year-old Jaykwon Sallis and his mother, 32-year-old Ashley Smith were killed in the fire on Sunday.

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Cedar Falls teachers concerned about contract negotiations

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While it was school as usual at Cedar Falls High School on Monday, there was an unusually large crowd at the school board meeting.

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Iowa DNR warns against water activities

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The higher temperatures Iowa is experiencing may not be enough to fully enjoy all of the water activities that eastern Iowa has to offer. 

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Spokesman: George H.W. Bush hospitalized with blood infection

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President Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering." 

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UPDATE: Clarksville singer makes Top 10 on ‘American Idol’ Video included

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The next singing sensation could be from eastern Iowa.  

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The Latest: Toronto police report 10th death in van incident

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Toronto's police chief says a 10th person has died after a rented van plowed into pedestrians along a sidewalk in Toronto.

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Iowa Senate bill would allow more potent medical marijuana

Iowa lawmakers may vote on a bill on medical marijuana in the coming days, although it's unclear if there's enough time before the session ends.

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UNI wins $10,000 grant for sustainability program

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"As we are trying also in the community to limit the amount of places that you have to have a car for, a bike is a great option. Ride share, I know they are doing in downtown Cedar Falls as well, so here at the university we just wanted to add on and have that additional option for students."

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Kurt Warner builds on-site with Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

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Warner and his wife Brenda have been involved with CVHFH through the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation, which has provided both financial and volunteer support since 2009. 

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Police: Waffle House suspect arrested

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Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle. 

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POLICE: At least 8 people hit by van in Toronto

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Canada Police say a van in Toronto has struck at least eight people, but the cause and extent of injuries are unknown at this time.

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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium announces death of river otter

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According to their news release, at the time of his death, Bart was approximately 18-years-old and one of the oldest of his species registered in an AZA-accredited facility. 

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Sentencing delayed for 3rd person tied to bridge arson

Sentencing has been delayed for the third person involved in setting fire to a historic Madison County covered bridge featured on the cover of the novel "The Bridges of Madison County."

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Covenant Medical Center expanding emergency department; focusing on mental health crisis Video included

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Our state's mental health system concerns many people here in Iowa.  

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OPERATION QUICKFIND: Cedar Rapids Police looking for 15-year-old girl

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Police say Ervin was last seen Friday, April 20, at Washington High School, at 7:30 a.m.

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New report lists top budget-friendly summer vacation spots

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Taking the number one spot is the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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Police say officers fatally shot man in Boone

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Authorities say officers fatally shot a man after they responded to a call about a domestic disturbance in the central Iowa city of Boone.

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It's a boy! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to her third child

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The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to an 8 pound, 7 ounce baby boy. 

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Southwest cancels flights for engine inspections

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Southwest has already canceled 40 flights today so crews could conduct "accelerated" fan-blade inspections. 

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Thousands of girls are becoming Cub Scouts

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Six months after announcing a historic change, the Boy Scouts have begun admitting girls into the Cub Scouts program.

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BACK IN THE SADDLE: Students design new prosthetic leg for horseback rider Video included

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More than 20 years ago, a Zwingle woman lost part of her leg during a farming accident

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Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat

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The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate. 

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The Latest: Shooting suspect wanted to meet with Trump

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A Secret Service agent says the suspect in a fatal Tennessee restaurant shooting who was arrested last July outside the White House complex had hoped to talk to President Donald Trump. Special Agent Todd Hudson in Nashville says Travis Reinking "wanted to set up a meeting with the president." 

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Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. 

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Prosecutors say terror suspect doesn't qualify for immunity

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Federal prosecutors say a former California college student charged with providing material support for a terrorist group isn't entitled to the sort of immunity that often applies to soldiers in national armies during wartime. 

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World's oldest person dies in Japan at 117

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Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. 

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Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nomination for US Senate seat in Utah

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Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nomination for US Senate seat in Utah at convention, must compete in primary.   More>>

Name released in deadly Benton County crash

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Iowa State Patrol have released the name of a person killed in a Benton County crash. 

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Authorities searching for missing man

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Grant County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man. 

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