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Branstad answers questions about his Blackberry, email use

He's speaking after a lawsuit deposition revealed he owns a Blackberry Bold.

Youth softball coach convicted of 4 counts of sexual abuse

He faces up to 40 years in prison at his May 1 sentencing hearing.

9 well-known Republicans coming to Iowa event in May

The annual Lincoln Dinner is set for May 16.

When, where to watch KCCI 8 News during NCAA tournament

Watch on channel 8.2 during March Madness.

Police: Man tried to abduct girl walking home from school

Police say the man started following her as she walked.

First annual Run With Police event planned

You can register now for this new event.

Flipping the ON switch for huge new I-Cubs HD screen

Assembly of the new scoreboard screen took weeks.

New numbers show big jump in Metro Des Moines population

The majority of Iowa counties saw declines.

State moving mentally ill seniors to private nursing homes

State officials declined to say how many of the residents have been moved.

Job fair just announced to fill 250 new positions

A wide variety of jobs are being offered. Here's how to apply ...

UPDATED: Mother due in court after 2 kids found dead in freezer

Court officers serving an eviction notice opened the freezer and found the children.

Ready to upgrade your phone? New Androids coming in April

The phone should be in stores in just two weeks.

Driver pulled from tipped over semi on Interstate 80

Troopers say the driver lost control and tipped the vehicle.

No serious injuries in crash in front of high school

Rescue crews were called to a crash in front of a high school Thursday morning.

Police: Driver in stolen car knocks down power pole

Crews were called to a Thursday morning crash in Des Moines after a car struck a power pole, knocking down power lines.

Adoptive couple tries to move on after death of 4-month-old

A Des Moines teen was sentenced Wednesday in connection with the homicide of his son.

Consultant says city should do away with one-way streets

Business and city leaders are paying attention to Jeff Speck – an urban planner who said he is keeping an eye on the city’s future.

Police search for robber considered armed and dangerous

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s help to find a man who robbed a bank in Saint Charles Wednesday.

New information in fatal crash in creek on Highway 141

A woman was found dead near her car days after being reported missing.

School custodian fired for having gun on school grounds

The action is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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Ed Sheeran surprises newlyweds at wedding reception

Ed Sheeran performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Ed Sheeran surprised a pair of newlyweds at their wedding reception by singing Thinking Out Loud for their first dance.

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Taylor Swift named among world’s greatest leaders in new Fortune poll

Singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York.

Taylor Swift ranks two spots behind Pope Francis in a new Fortune.com poll of the World's Greatest Leaders.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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Chris Daughtry heading back to TV

Chris Daughtry arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is heading back to the small screen for the new TV series "Studio City."

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Ed Sheeran splits from girlfriend

Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in London, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Ed Sheeran is single again after splitting from girlfriend Athina Andrelos.