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Local News From KCCI

The latest local news headlines from KCCI News Channel 8.

Holiday encourages giving to others in need

Another faux holiday is popping up around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

New holiday adds to shopping frenzy, benefits local business

The shopping holiday was started by American Express in 2010, aimed to ease the hustle and bustle of Black Friday. 

T-shirt company taking aim at downtown development project

A popular East Village entrepreneur takes aim at a downtown development project. 

Latest poll shows Trump’s newest primary rival

Pollsters found that the economy and jobs are the most important issues for likely Iowa GOP voters, followed by terrorism and foreign affairs. 

Cyber Monday expected to break record for digital sales

Black Friday deals may have run dry, but consumers have another chance to nab deals online.

Tech Town Hall to feature candidates in Iowa, New Hampshire

While they're used to facing Iowa and New Hampshire voters separately, presidential candidates will be questioned by both groups at the same time.

No. 3 Hawkeyes go to 12-0 with 28-20 victory over Nebraska

Jordan Canzeri broke long touchdown runs on back-to-back series in the third quarter, and No. 3 Iowa completed its first perfect regular season in 93 years with a 28-20 victory over Nebraska on Friday.

Deals expected to last throughout holiday weekend

Long checkout lines stretched throughout the store at JC Penney, where about 150 people staff members were called in for the Thanksgiving weekend. 

Police look for suspect who shot man multiple times

A man is shot multiple times in the parking of Sneakers Eatery and Pub Friday morning, according to a news release.

Veteran overcomes homelessness, hopes to inspire others

A central Iowa veteran who was homeless for two years says having a roof over his head is reason enough to give thanks.

Judge says 3 men must pay for defrauding Iowa bank

A former bank vice president and two accomplices have been sentenced for defrauding a bank in northern Iowa. 

Iowan charged in fire that damaged 3 vehicles

A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire that damaged three vehicles and a shed.

SD regulators to decide on pipeline that crosses Iowa

South Dakota regulators are expected to decide Monday whether to grant a construction permit for a pipeline that will cross through the state as it carries North Dakota oil to Illinois.

2 Iowans arrested over shooting inside car

An Iowa man has been accused of shooting his friend, and his friend has been accused of lying about how he got shot.

Fire alarms disrupt Target Black Friday shoppers

Normally, the Black Friday shopping excitement doesn't involve an evacuation.

Man remembers special day before Thanksgiving

An Ankeny man is giving thanks for his special Thanksgiving gift.

Kindergarten teacher takes plea deal

He originally was charged with lascivious acts with a child and indecent contact with a child.

Freezing rain, snow pushing across Iowa

Temperatures are dropping as the system moves through.

Holiday rush begins, consumers frantically pack grocery stores

From the shelves to the checkout line, customers are hunting down crucial last-minute dinner items. 

Humorous and touching ads hit airwaves for health insurer

Iowa’s largest health insurance company is using new TV commercials to push its brand. 

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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