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Mother, child expected to recover after rollover crash

Crews said the car was flipped on its top when they arrived.

Police still investigating 4 1/2-week-old girl's cause of death

The baby was taken to the hospital Friday night, where she died.

Students donate blankets to people with ALS

The project aims to help people with ALS, who have circulation problems, stay warm.

Competitive eater sets world record in Des Moines

It all happened at Jethro's BBQ n’ Bacon Bacon on 22nd Street.

First eaglet of the year has hatched in Decorah, second on the way

The other two eggs are expected to hatch some time Saturday.

Police: Bystander pulls man from burning vehicle

Witnesses told police that the car caught fire under its hood and that’s when they noticed the driver seemed trapped inside.

Say goodbye to Dahl's this weekend, share your stories

Seven metro stores are about to undergo a transformation.

Man accused of killing former UNI coach convicted

A Missouri jury has convicted a man for killing a former assistant football coach at UNI.

Man charged with trying to abduct 11-year-old girl

A 20-year-old man is behind bars, accused of trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from school.

County assessor pleads guilty to drunk driving

The Cerro Gordo county assessor has received a deferred judgment after pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge.

Officials seek person who dumped kittens in trash bin

Eight newborn kittens were found in a gas station dumpster.

Wiccan to deliver invocation to House of Representatives

An Iowa House representative invited a woman to give a Wiccan invocation to the House, an unusual decision that's raising a lot of questions.

FBI investigating threatening letter sent to downtown bar

When opened, white powder fell out of the envelope.

DMACC coach gets surprise in mail

The late North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith surprises his former players with checks for $200.

Here are Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert dates, times, prices

A complete listing of event dates, times and ticket prices follows ...

Caller reports knife fight with lots of blood at restaurant

Police were called to a restaurant Thursday night when a man was stabbed in a restaurant kitchen.

Workers flown to hospital after farm coop incident

The employees were working on a semi tanker Friday morning.

When, where to watch KCCI 8 News during NCAA tournament

Watch on channel 8.2 during March Madness.

Police want your help solving toothbrush theft mystery

The theft was caught on video -- see it here ...

72 teams from 13 states battle in robotics competition

The 2015 North Super Regional Championship is underway now in Des Moines.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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This weekend’s sports schedule


A look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.