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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 5

A look back on the headlines that made Hollywood history.


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‘Empire’ creators face lawsuit over Cookie

Sophia Eggleston, of Detroit, Michigan has filed a $300 million lawsuit claiming the show's central character Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, is so similar to her that creator Lee Daniels must have used her as his muse.


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Robert Downey, Jr. is laughing all the way to the bank

The "Iron Man" star is once again Hollywood's highest paid man.


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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.


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Avian Influenza Update: Restocking of First Site Underway

DES MOINES, IA: (Aug 04, 2015) – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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Crop-Spraying Plane Hit By Bullet; Investigation Continues

Spencer, IA: (Aug 04, 2015) – The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s office responded late last week to a report of…


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Excelerate Estherville Contest Winner Revealed

The winner of the Excelerate Estherville contest was announced during Sweet Corn Days this weekend.

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Iowa Tax Collections

Iowans paid over a quarter of a billion dollars in personal income taxes to the State of Iowa last month.

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O’Brien County Accident

Two Primghar women were taken to the hospital following a Saturday morning accident.


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Kossuth Co. Fair – DeGroote and Bernhard

Ethan DeGroote and Hannah Bernhard share their experiences with their 4-H projects at this year's Kossuth County Fair in Algona.

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Kossuth Co. Fair – Goche and Stowater

Listen to Madi Goche and Laura Stowater talk about their projects at this year's Kossuth County Fair in Algona.


in Lifestyle

Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.


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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen

Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.


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Winner of Pitch and Grow Event

The Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute hosted the Pitch and Grow event on Monday.


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Spray Plane Shooting

Investigation is underway into an individual shooting at an aerial spray plane.


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National Night Out

Thousands of communities are taking part in the National Night Ou


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Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute Activities Underway

College students from across Iowa are taking part in the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute this week.

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Highway Boulevard Speed Limit Ordinance Passes 2nd Filing

The 2nd filing of an ordinance which would increase the speed limit on Highway Boulevard in north Spencer has passed on a split vote.


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Stolen ATM Cash Reward Offered

A large cash reward is being offered in connection to cash stolen from an ATM machine.


in Sports

After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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Primghar Man Arrested

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A Primghar man is arrested after a traffic stop.

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UPDATE Fatal Accident Near Sheldon


A Granville man was killed in a single vehicle crash south of Sheldon on Thursday afternoon.

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Martin County Prostitution Charges

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5 suspects, including a Jackson man are charged in a prostitution investigation.

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Veteran’s Memorial Objection


A group says a veterans memorial in a Knoxville city park amounts to a government endorsement of Christianity.

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Former Remsen-Union Teacher Accused


A former northwest Iowa school teacher is accused of being involved in a sexual relationship with a teenage student.