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Iowa Missing Out On Sales Tax Revenues From Online Retail Purchases

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Harvest to ramp up after 'roller coaster' growing season

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Deaf Man Shot by Oklahoma City Police as Neighbors Screamed ‘He Can’t Hear’

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Deaf Man Shot by Oklahoma City Police as Neighbors Screamed ‘He Can’t Hear’


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Man dies in northwest Iowa crash after fleeing police stop

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Mother Arrested Following Amber Alert

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CR Police say substation has helped cut crime rates

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Iowa borrows $13 million more to make budget balance

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Puerto Rico in dark, curfew set after island 'destroyed' by Hurricane Maria
PUERTO RICO The island of Puerto Rico has been "destroyed" after Hurricane Maria made landfall there as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning, according to emergency officials. Puerto Rico's office of emergency management confirmed that 100 percent of the U.S. territory had lost power, noting that anyone with electricity was using a generator. A spokesperson with the Puerto Rico governor's office confirmed one person has died in the storm   Read More ...
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Iowa Missing Out On Sales Tax Revenues From Online Retail Purchases
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Businesses that have a Nexus, or physical presence in the state, are obligated to collect sales tax, but if a business does not have a physical Nexus in Iowa, under current federal law they are not obligated to collect on behalf of the state. Amazon has agreed to collect sales tax on some purchases, but not all   Read More ...
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Harvest to ramp up after 'roller coaster' growing season
MOVILLE, Iowa | Eric Nelson described this year’s crop-growing season as a “roller coaster” and one of “extremes.” “We were extremely wet, extremely cold in late May and by mid-July we were extremely hot and extremely dry and by mid-August we were back to being cool — extremely cool — and favorably moist,” said Nelson, who farms outside of Moville and near Marcus, which gives him a chance to check out a lot of fields between that 30-plus-mile stretch   Read More ...
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Daddy Daughter Hair Salon held at Cedar Rapids Public Library
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG TV9)-- As any parent knows, getting kids ready for school in the morning can be a struggle. Especially if the girls want their hair done a certain way. So, the Cedar Rapids Public Library held a Daddy Daughter Hair Salon. Nikki Grim from Atomic Hair Salon gave free lessons to the dads. They covered how to braid hair, do a messy bun or even a French Twist   Read More ...
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New program brings special olympic and college athletes together for flag football
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - For the first time ever in the state, a university's intramural league is partnering with the Special Olympics. The University of Iowa has started a unified flag football league. Right now there are about 40 athletes, half University of Iowa students and half Special Olympic athletes. "This particular event is giving our athletes the opportunity to play sports at the university level," Bryan Coffey, director of Special Olympics Unified Sports said   Read More ...
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Glitches in New System to Blame For Slow Amber Alert in Iowa
WINTERSET, Iowa -- The idea behind an Amber Alert is a simple one: "The sooner we can get those alerts out, that means the sooner we can find the children that are missing," said Trooper Alex Dinkla with the Iowa State Patrol. In the spring, a new system was installed to issue Amber Alerts faster for some of Iowa's most serious child abduction cases   Read More ...
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Siblings involved in string of robberies sentenced to federal prison
DES MOINES, Iowa — Two siblings involved in a string of robberies have been sentenced to federal prison. Chris and Shelly Avery, along with two others, were charged for the robberies of 16 convenience stores and a bank. Their mother, Heather Shannon, said they would never committed those crimes had it not been for heroin. “It is an embarrassment to me,” Shannon said   Read More ...
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What it's like to ride out Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 100 years
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The wall pulsed, bowed and finally gave, crashing to the floor and sending Hurricane Maria howling into the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde. It was 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and the storm was at peak fury, mauling central Puerto Rico and lashing mercilessly at San Juan. I huddled with other guests in a cement-lined office in a far corner of the hotel, trying to decide if we should stay put or evacuate to the concrete car garage next door   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico Governor: Power Could be Out for Months
PUERTO RICO — Puerto Rico’s energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN on Wednesday night. The entire system is down, the governor said. No one on the island has power from utilities. Puerto Rico, which has been through a long recession and is deeply in debt, has a power grid that is “a little bit old, mishandled and weak,” Rosselló told “Anderson Cooper 360˚   Read More ...
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Parents and kids say crossing HWY 6 in Tiffin not safe, want crosswalk or tunnel opened
TIFFIN, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Parents say there needs to be a safer way for students to cross Highway 6 at Clear Creek Amana High School. A pedestrian stop light to a now hidden tunnel are some of the possible solutions. With more housing going up in Tiffin, more students are crossing Highway 6 at Deer View Avenue to get to and from Clear Creek Amana High School   Read More ...
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Grassley trying again to reform federal prison sentencing
The bill stalled in the Senate last year after the Judiciary Committee passed it. The new bill would be similar to last year's. It has two components. The first would be to loosen some mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent crimes. The second would make changes to the entire federal prison system with an aim of reducing the number of re-offenders. "Our bill does not open the prison doors and let everybody out," Grassley said   Read More ...
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Deaf Man Shot by Oklahoma City Police as Neighbors Screamed ‘He Can’t Hear’
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City police sergeant is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a deaf man Tuesday night on the city’s southeast side. Police confirmed at a press conference Wednesday that residents yelled at the officers, trying to warn them that the man, 35-year-old Magdiel Sanchez, couldn't hear their commands. Whether or not the officers heard them is not clear   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Man dies in northwest Iowa crash after fleeing police stop
SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA (AP) - A man has died after crashing his pickup truck near a northwestern Iowa lake during a police chase. The Sioux City Journal reports that 26-year-old Colton Baschke, of Spirit Lake, died in the Tuesday crash. Officials say the crash happened after Spirit Lake police initiated a traffic stop of Baschke's pickup around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Baschke sped away, and police soon lost him   Read More ...
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Meet new Iowa Hawkeyes starter Amani Hooker — 'a playmaker' at free safety
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Amani Hooker wasn’t expecting to get called in to Saturday’s Iowa football game at free safety. But after North Texas marched effortlessly downfield for a touchdown on its opening possession, it was sophomore Hooker replacing junior Jake Gervase at a position of extreme importance on the Hawkeye defense. Hooker entered the fray without a hint of nervousness, he said Tuesday   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Woman wanted in connection with Tuesday AMBER alert arrested in Sioux City
CLAY COUNTY, Iowa — According to the Woodbury County Jail, Danica Noel Arzaga, who was wanted after an AMBER alert Tuesday, was booked into jail at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday. According to authorities, Arzaga, the children's mother, dropped the three young girls off at her friend's home in Sanborn, then took off. Three white females ages 4, 8 and 8 were abducted on Tuesday around 7:30 a   Read More ...
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Mother Arrested Following Amber Alert
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The mother wanted for allegedly kidnapping her three daughters has been arrested in Sioux City. The Des Moines Register reports Sioux City police arrested Danica Arzaga at Outer Drive and Division Street on Wednesday. An Amber Alert was issued on Tuesday after authorities say she kidnapped her daughters Lillian, Adia and Olivia. The children were later located at a property in Sanborn, Iowa   Read More ...
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The ‘Masked Veteran’ Runs Across Iowa for Veteran Suicide Awareness
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- The run is grueling. Over 200 miles in the bag with 80 miles still left to go.It’s day eight of 10 for Joshua Jorgensen, the masked veteran. On Wednesday, Joshua ran from Albia to Agency. Every step he takes moving forward, he’s wearing a military grade gas mask and what it represents. "The struggle, you know, to me it’s a challenge   Read More ...
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Best 4-year colleges in Iowa
Here's the list of the best traditional and online colleges in Iowa, from No. 1 to No. 10. Iowa State University is ranked No. 1 in the ranking for best 4-year colleges in Iowa after being thoroughly evaluated against 13 different criteria in an analysis by Schools.com. Each school was scored on a 100-point scale using the most recent data available from government sources and based on metrics such as tuition and fees, number of degrees and certificates offered, flexibility, student services, and rates of student graduation, retention and transfer   Read More ...
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Mother who prompted Amber Alert arrested, officials say
DES MOINES, Iowa — Police have arrested a woman they said abducted her children Tuesday afternoon, prompting a statewide Amber Alert. Officials said Olivia Sophia Arzaga, 4, Adia Johnson-Enos, 8, and Lillian Johnson-Enos, 8, were abducted Tuesday morning from Royal by their mother, Danica Noel Arzaga, 25. Authorities told the Sioux City Journal that Arzaga was arrested around 4:15 p.m. The alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for the three children missing out of Clay County, though many Iowans didn’t receive the notification until several hours later   Read More ...
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Mother who prompted Amber Alert arrested, officials say
DES MOINES, Iowa — Police have arrested a woman they said abducted her children Tuesday afternoon, prompting a statewide Amber Alert. Officials said Olivia Sophia Arzaga, 4, Adia Johnson-Enos, 8, and Lillian Johnson-Enos, 8, were abducted Tuesday morning from Royal by their mother, Danica Noel Arzaga, 25. Authorities told the Sioux City Journal that Arzaga was arrested around 4:15 p.m. The alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for the three children missing out of Clay County, though many Iowans didn’t receive the notification until several hours later   Read More ...
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CR Police say substation has helped cut crime rates
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG TV9)- Cedar Rapids Police celebrated the opening of a new police substation with an open house event on Wednesday. And officers say over the years, the addition of officers in a neighborhood building has paid dividends by help cut crime in some areas. The substation is located at 1233 1st Avenue S.E. on the edge of the Wellington Heights neighborhood   Read More ...
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Woman who sparked Amber Alert arrested in Sioux City
SIOUX CITY | Accused child abductor, Danica Noel Arzaga, 25, was arrested in Sioux City Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Sioux City Police Sgt. Jim Cunningham said she was located near the intersection of Outer Drive and Division Street on Sioux City's northside around 4:15 p.m. Authorities have been searching for Arzaga since she allegedly abducted her three children from Royal, Iowa, Tuesday morning   Read More ...
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Driving Lesson Leaves Car in Creek
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A driving lesson on Wednesday afternoon went horribly wrong in Des Moines. Police were called to Water Works Park over the noon hour on a report of a car in the water. When they arrived, they found an SUV lying on its side in a creek. Police say a man was giving his brother driving lessons when the vehicle went off the road   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Water Circus set to swing, stunt and splash in Sioux City
SIOUX CITY | America's first water circus is set to swing, stunt, and splash under a big white and blue tent in the Southern Hills Mall parking lot for seven shows starting Thursday. Although, Chante DeMoustes, COO and producer for Cirque Italia -- Water Circus, said the show's spectacles will make you forget where you are. "When we say water circus, it basically means we are taking a collaboration of water and mixing it with circus arts," DeMoustes explained Wednesday   Read More ...
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UPDATE: Death of Jo Daviess County infant death
On September 20, 2017, the Elizabeth Police Department, assisted by the Northwest Illinois Critical Incident Response Team, Major Case Assistance Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney Office conducted a follow up investigation on the death of infant Tripp Luebke. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Elizabeth M. Roen, 27, of Elizabeth, IL. Roen is being charged with First Degree Murder   Read More ...
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Toys R Us store closings expected after the holiday season
The timing of the bankruptcy couldn't be worse as the company gears up for the important holiday season and fourth quarter, which accounts for 40 percent of net sales. Wochit. WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — With its bankruptcy filing late Monday, Toys R Us bought itself $3.1 billion in new financing that will allow it to stock and operate all of its stores through the crucial holiday season   Read More ...
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Game Day Adjustments Return to Kinnick
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa officials are again implementing game day procedures designed to assist fans attending Saturday's football game at Kinnick Stadium. Water Monsters will serve as hydration stations at each of the four corners of the Kinnick Stadium concourse. Fans will be permitted to enter the stadium with empty water bottles of any size and/or an unlimited number of sealed water bottles   Read More ...
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Man to use Iowa's new 'stand your ground' defense
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused in a deadly shooting on Iowa City's pedestrian mall plans to use Iowa's new "stand your ground" law in his defense. Lamar Wilson, 23, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in connection to an Aug. 27 shooting that killed one man and injured two others, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported   Read More ...
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Iowa man serving life for double homicide files appeal
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A north Iowa man serving life in prison for killing two people last year is appealing his conviction. The Globe Gazette reports that 31-year-old Peter Veal, of Lake Mills, filed the appeal in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Wednesday. He was sentenced earlier this month to two life sentences after being convicted in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder   Read More ...
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Iowa Supreme Court Hears First Speed Camera Case
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Supreme Court is often reserved for the most important cases. Rarely do justices hear cases about simple misdemeanors, let alone speeding tickets, but that is exactly what happened on Wednesday. After a two-year battle, Marla Leaf finally had her Automated Traffic Enforcement ticket case heard. On February 5th, 2015, Leaf was going home on Highway 380 in Cedar Rapids, when she got clocked by an automatic speed camera driving 68 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone   Read More ...
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Helping You Find Iowa Backroad Tourism Attractions
MANNING, Iowa-Fall in Iowa means trips for many to the local apple orchard, or to the bluffs of Northeast Iowa, or the Loess Hills in Western Iowa. Along the way there are many other lesser-known attractions, which are worthwhile to visit. Many are kind of off the beaten path. That means the tourism industry has to work to get the message out about what there is to see   Read More ...
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Davenport Police Going Back to the Basics for Chase Training
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Eastern Iowa police officers are back in Drivers Ed. High-speed chases can put police officers in dangerous situations, so the Davenport Police Department turned a park into a practice field. The training helps officers make good split-second decisions in the worst of circumstances. Officers started with the basics, then moved to high-speed drills. They say the training helps them react better in real-life situations   Read More ...
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Boone Officials to Reconsider High Trestle Trail Bridge Lights Decision
BOONE, Iowa -- The Boone County Conservation Board is revisiting its decision about turning off the lights on the High Trestle Trail Bridge to combat noise complaints. Earlier this month, the board announced it would turn the lights off 90 minutes early for the rest of the summer to deter noisy gatherings. Many questioned why the decision was made without public input   Read More ...
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Iowa High Court hears woman’s $75 speeding ticket case
Des Moines, Iowa — An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn’t speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. For Marla Leaf, 67, it’s not about money, but about constitutional rights. Her attorney, James Larew, argued Wednesday that the city of Cedar Rapids, where Leaf lives and was ticketed, is violating equal protection and due process clauses of the Iowa Constitution in part because it delegates police power to Gatso USA — the private, for-profit company hired to run the equipment   Read More ...
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Arrests made for vehicle theft and harboring runnaway
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Cedar Falls Police were called to a suspicious vehicle parked in the Target Store Parking Lot located at 214 Viking Plaza Dr. When officers arrived they found three subjects in the vehicle acting suspicious. Officers identified all three occupants from the vehicle, a female juvenile was identified as a runaway from Buchanan County. The other two subjects were identified as Zachary Brehme and a Tya Straw   Read More ...
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Iowa borrows $13 million more to make budget balance
DES MOINES | State budget officials said Wednesday another $13 million will have to be borrowed from reserves to balance the fiscal 2017 ledger and, while no special legislative session is needed, lawmakers and Gov. Kim Reynolds will face challenges in managing upcoming finances. Iowa Department of Management Director David Roederer said the expected shortfall for Iowa’s fiscal 2017 budget was another $14   Read More ...
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In Iowa, $75 speeding ticket fight heads to Supreme Court
A dispute over a $75 speeding ticket has climbed through the levels of Iowa's court system, reaching the lofty heights of the Iowa Supreme Court for oral arguments. Marla Leaf got a speeding ticket because a camera allegedly caught her driving 68 mph in a 55-mph zone on an interstate freeway through the city of Cedar Rapids in February 2015. It's not typical for the state's top court to hear small-claims cases   Read More ...
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