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The latest local news headlines from KCCI News 8.

7-year-old superhero saved the day

Her mission: Stop a mysterious villain.

Authorities: 5 dead, 3 injured in western Iowa crash

Five people have been killed and three others taken to a hospital in serious condition after a head-on crash.

Iowans use love of woodworking to give back

A group of Iowans spent Saturday at a ‘glue-up’ party inside Woodsmith’s Store putting the finishing touches on their handmade crafts.

Police locate missing 80-year-old man

The man was last seen at his apartment on Nov. 14.

Iowa man arrested after threatening White House

Police have arrested a 37-year-old Akron man after they say he twice threatened to blow up the White House.

Woman stabbed in abdomen, left on porch

A woman was stabbed in her stomach Friday night in a home across the street from Drake Park.

Grocery donates $500K for children's hospital

The money was donated for the construction of a children's hospital.

DNR: Boil advisory issued in southwest Iowa

A water main break prompted the boil advisory, but the broken line had not been located as of Saturday afternoon.

Report: Washington toddler shot playing with gun

A 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth.

Egg production sets record for October

The department's National Agricultural Statistics Service says that number is up 3 percent from September.

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

Put down that aerosol spray can, the odor-eating toilet seat is here.

Study: Black youth more often arrested, suspended

A study says black youth in Iowa are nearly five times more likely to be suspended from school and to be arrested by police than whites.

Iowa man indicted in child sex case

A Mason City man has been charged with sexually exploiting children and having child pornography.

Crash leads to diesel spill on I-80 ramp

Crews were busy cleaning up a 100-gallon diesel spill Friday.

3 SEP students arrested, charged in school threats case

The arrests were announced Friday afternoon.

Multiple departments help fight pallet fire

The fire is underway Friday afternoon.

Iowans hold Statehouse rally on immigration reform

The move comes after President Obama's action that impacts 4.7 million people. 

Jury announces verdict in night of drinking murder case

The jury returned to announce the decision just three hours into deliberations.

Former teacher sentenced in sexual exploitation case

Davenport was charged with having sexual contact with a teen student.

Report: Nitrate levels spiking in Des Moines, Raccoon Rivers

Two rivers that supply drinking water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate spiking to levels making it unsafe for some to drink.

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