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Literary Classics International Book Awards - Young Adult Award Winning Book

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Local Author Wins International Award

Eric Price of Laurens won the Literary Classics Award for Best First Novel for Unveiling the Wizards' Shroud...

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Storm Lake Deck Blaze

An investigation determined the cause of the fire to be careless discarding of smoking materials...

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LIHEAP Application Details

Elderly and disabled Iowans can now start applying for LIHEAP funding...

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It’s official: New Yorkers love yogurt

Yogurt is the official state snack, joining the likes of popcorn and peanuts among popular foods honored by U.S. states.

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Illinois Cow Named “World’s Tallest”

Spencer, IA: (Oct 16, 2014) – The world’s tallest cow is owned by an Illinois woman. Owner Patty Hanson received…

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Pistorius faces prison hospital wing if sentenced to jail

The Olympic star faces the hospital wing of one of South Africa's toughest prisons if sentenced to jail for killing his girlfriend.

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Americans avoid international travel over Ebola fears

Nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the virus that they are avoiding international air travel.

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Unemployment applications fall to 14-year low

The decline suggests the labor market is gaining steam.

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Brotherhood brings Pitt, cast together in ‘Fury’

When writer-director David Ayer decided to tackle the World War II movie genre, he decided to make it an intimate affair.

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Jennifer Garner ‘hired’ 120 goats

The actress had a clever solution to a rat and ivy problem at her Hollywood Hills home.

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First Lady channels Lil Jon in ‘turnip’ Vine

The FLOTUS advocates for healthy eating in a White House video spoofing the hit song "Turn Down For What."

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

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Michael Jackson is highest-earning dead celeb

Five years after his death, the King of Pop is still generating a fortune, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year.

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Stevie Nicks, Hozier, Keyshia Cole score top album debuts

Other new debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, include alt-rockers Weezer and "X Factor" pop couple Alex & Sierra.

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‘7th Heaven’ star faces new sex crime investigation

Stephen Collins faces new accusations involving a 13-year-old girl.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Did Metallica almost fire Lars Ulrich?

According to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, the legendary drummer almost got axed 30 years ago.

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Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance

The advance of ISIS fighters stalled after U.S.-led coalition warplanes launched their heaviest bombardment yet on the militants.

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Markets on edge after worse turmoil in 4 years

Worries about world growth and the end of years of U.S. stimulus are keeping investors in a fraught mood.

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Giants rally past Cardinals to close on World Series

The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the sixth inning to move to the brink of a return to the World Series.

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Lakers’ Nash hurt again

The latest injury is another setback that casts doubt about his future in the NBA.

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Storm Lake Abuser Arrested

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A Storm Lake man is charged with multiple abuse related felonies...

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Storm Lake Suspicious Arrest

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A Nebraska man is arrested after suspicious activity...

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Law Enforcement Reports

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Law Enforcement Reports...

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Spencer Hospital Ebola Preparedness

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Staff has convened and been educated on what to do in the case of ebola showing up locally...

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NWICC Pickup Parade World Record Attempt

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Northwest Iowa Community College will attempt to break the world record for having the largest number of pickup trucks in a parade...