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Police investigating death of 4-week-old girl

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

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.

Competitive eater sets world record in Des Moines

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

Officials seek person who dumped kittens in trash bin

Eight newborn kittens were found in a gas station dumpster.

First eaglet of the year has hatched in Decorah

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

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 ...

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

Seven metro stores are about to undergo a transformation.

72 teams from 13 states battle in robotics competition

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

Hy-Vee announcing new kids triathlons Monday

The events will be held this summer in five communities.

State tax credits approved for Hy-Vee headquarters expansion

The expansion is expected to create 102 jobs.

New coffee bar brings third wave coffee movement to metro

A popular local coffee shop is expanding to the East Village.

Officials: Woman took $95,850 from victim but there was no child

Authorities say the payments were made from 2007 to 2013.

Two I-80 rest areas near Metro Des Moines closing for good

Both eastbound and westbound rest areas will close.

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