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Iowa family's household continues to grow

Why one couple is offering seven kids a new home, which is pushing the family's household to 17 members.

Des Moines fire sparks call for more firefighters

The city contends it is taking the firefighter staff shortage very seriously. 

Win free sandwiches for a year at new restaurant

A new restaurant opening in Ankeny is offering its customers a chance to get free sandwiches for a year.

Search canceled for missing 14-year-old

Cedar Rapids police have canceled an Operation Quickfind for a missing 14-year-old girl.

Man accused of driving drunk in crash that killed 4 teens

Court documents show police believe a driver may have been drunk when his pickup truck crashed into a utility vehicle carrying four teens

Few Iowa schools started classes Tuesday after Labor Day

A majority of Iowa schools apply to the state for a waiver that allows them to start before Labor Day, some as early as mid-August.

Rave in small town sparks numerous noise complaints

A multiday music festival ruffled some feathers in a small southern Iowa town.

Missing 6-year-old located

The child was considered missing when she did not arrive to her afternoon daycare.

Family was home when 2nd story building collapsed

An entire section of wall and the roof just suddenly collapsed.

Just couple schools started classes after Sept. 1, here's why

State law requires schools to start after Labor Day, but only a couple started today.

Get sneak peek at Microsoft's new Iowa data center

The site plan shows this is the first of four anticipated phases for the center.

Another big step to a faster commute for thousands

A public hearing is planned to start at 5:30 p.m.

2 new sexual assaults reported at University of Iowa

The assaults were reported Sunday and Monday.

Police find mom in backyard with gun, 3-year-old

The mother is now in the Polk County Jail.

Even more charges filed against mom in fake cancer case

A trial date was set Tuesday morning.

New information on fire inside Equitable Building

Five firefighters were hurt fighting the fire last weekend.

Police: Driver hit pole so hard it snapped off

Police just released the name of the driver involved.

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Paul McCartney urges Scots to shun independence

Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during the "Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

Paul McCartney has signed an open letter to Scottish voters urging them to choose 'No' in a crucial poll over plans for the nation to break away from the rest of the U.K.