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  • Fox Sports Behind the Scenes: SBLI

    Kevin Callahan, Director of Technical Operations at Fox Sports, takes us behind the scenes as he and his crew prepare for Fox Sports' broadcast of Super Bowl LI.

  • What Memorial Day is All About

    27-year-old Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian was killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 23, 2013. He was serving his third tour. On Memorial Day 2017 Vasselian's hometown of Abington, Mass. dedicated a square at the intersection of North Avenue and Brighton Street in his honor. Reported by Jim Morelli

  • Patriots Pride

    New England Patriots fans gear up at the Patriots Proshop outside Gillette Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LI. Reported by Chris Flanagan

  • A Baffling Blaze

    A controlled burn by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources got out of hand on land near Vinton, Iowa, causing damage to three nearby properties. Due to dry, windy conditions across the state, there were several burn bans in place at the time, but the DNR continued with its burn anyway, as Benton County was not under a ban. Ban or no ban, one homeowner impacted by the fire, Glen Dale Geiger, cannot understand why the fire was set in the first place. Reported by Jill Kasparie

  • What's Left of Them

    As the result of an especially harsh winter, Iowa beekeepers saw a dramatic decline in hive population and honey production. Honey bee numbers were already on the decline nationwide due to colony collapse disorder and pesticides, among other factors, causing great concern for these important insects. Reported by Jill Kasparie

  • Starting a Future

    After losing hundreds of trees to 130mph straight-line winds during a storm in 2011, one Vinton, Iowa farmer enlisted the help of Boy Scouts of America Troop 47 to plant red oak and black walnut saplings throughout his property. Reported by Forrest Saunders

  • First Family Portrait

    An Iowa City, IA-based group, Help-Portrait, offers free family portrait sessions to anyone who shows up at their door. The idea is to not only provide families with beautiful portraits they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford, but also to "help people understand their value and worth as a human and help them to see the beauty of their family," said Alicia Hoecherl, a volunteer with Help-Portrait. Reported by Forrest Saunders.

  • The Biggest Gift of All

    After a heart transplant that saved her life, 17-year-old Hailey Steimel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has finally returned home. Due to a congenital heart disease, Hailey had been in the hospital for months until she received her new heart on Valentine's Day 2014. Now, she is happy to be at home recovering, and is thankful for the support she received along the way. Reported by Heather Hubbs

  • It Started With a Bang

    A fire heavily damaged the northern portion of a former fertilizer plant in Kalona, Iowa. Firefighters from five departments rushed to 215 South 14th Street, which now holds a small business and storage space. The fire was fueled by drums of tractor and truck engine oil, allowing a pool of oil and melted snow to collect in the surrounding area, causing a potential environmental threat to the ecosystem. Reported by Forrest Saunders

  • Business with a Smile

    Small Business Saturday, held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is a day devoted to showing support for local businesses. During one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year, many shop online or at large corporations and retailers. Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to explore local options, helping the small businesses in their communities thrive. On Beacon Hill in downtown Boston, Mass., it proved to be a very busy day. Reported by Adam Harding

  • Is That a Saw Blade?

    The Transportation Security Administration estimates they find about 13 pounds of prohibited items at the Eastern Iowa Airport each month. Most of those forbidden items are liquids over the size limit, but some are much stranger... Reported by Forrest Saunders

  • 33,000 Lights, 49 Years

    Heidi Koopman of Vinton, IA spends countless hours working to keep her family's holiday tradition alive. Each year, she decorates her yard with an elaborate display of homemade and hand painted characters, decorations of all kinds and thousands of lights to celebrate the joy of the season.

  • "Almost makes you wanna cry"

    More than 15,000 people turned out for a race to raise money to fight breast cancer at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. Money from race registrations goes to the "Especially for You" fund, which provides mammography and other breast-care services for area individuals who cannot otherwise afford them.

  • Build America Visits Camp Courageous

    21 members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity built accessible amenities for campers at Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa, one of many stops on their cross-country trip as part of the Build America program. Build America consists of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country and builds accessible environments at camps that serve people with disabilities.

  • Through His Lens

    Amateur photographer Ron Meyer talks about his love of taking pictures on a foggy day in Cedar Rapids, IA. Reported by Nadia Crow

  • "Need a haircut, huh?"

    Since receiving his barber's license on January 1st 1960, Larry McKinnon has gained some very loyal customers in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Located in the 100 year flood plain, McKinnon's Squire Barber Shop survived the flood of 2008, and with the help of customers, the business continues to thrive after over 50 years. But what many of those customers have come to discover is that Larry McKinnon is much more than just a barber.

  • Stop the Violence

    After the murders of 22-year-old Quintrell Perkins and 20-year-old Sierrah Simmons, who Police found dead inside a home on Cedar Rapids, Iowa's southeast side, friends and family of the victims, along with residents of Cedar Rapids, decided to come together for a march against violence to teach others, especially youth, that violence is not the answer. Reported by Jill Kasparie

  • Fox Sports Behind the Scenes: SBLI

    Kevin Callahan, Director of Technical Operations at Fox Sports, takes us behind the scenes as he and his crew prepare for Fox Sports' broadcast of Super Bowl LI.

  • What Memorial Day is All About

    27-year-old Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian was killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 23, 2013. He was serving his third tour. On Memorial Day 2017 Vasselian's hometown of Abington, Mass. dedicated a square at the intersection of North Avenue and Brighton Street in his honor. Reported by Jim Morelli

  • Patriots Pride

    New England Patriots fans gear up at the Patriots Proshop outside Gillette Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LI. Reported by Chris Flanagan

  • A Baffling Blaze

    A controlled burn by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources got out of hand on land near Vinton, Iowa, causing damage to three nearby properties. Due to dry, windy conditions across the state, there were several burn bans in place at the time, but the DNR continued with its burn anyway, as Benton County was not under a ban. Ban or no ban, one homeowner impacted by the fire, Glen Dale Geiger, cannot understand why the fire was set in the first place. Reported by Jill Kasparie

  • What's Left of Them

    As the result of an especially harsh winter, Iowa beekeepers saw a dramatic decline in hive population and honey production. Honey bee numbers were already on the decline nationwide due to colony collapse disorder and pesticides, among other factors, causing great concern for these important insects. Reported by Jill Kasparie

  • Starting a Future

    After losing hundreds of trees to 130mph straight-line winds during a storm in 2011, one Vinton, Iowa farmer enlisted the help of Boy Scouts of America Troop 47 to plant red oak and black walnut saplings throughout his property. Reported by Forrest Saunders

  • First Family Portrait

    An Iowa City, IA-based group, Help-Portrait, offers free family portrait sessions to anyone who shows up at their door. The idea is to not only provide families with beautiful portraits they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford, but also to "help people understand their value and worth as a human and help them to see the beauty of their family," said Alicia Hoecherl, a volunteer with Help-Portrait. Reported by Forrest Saunders.

  • The Biggest Gift of All

    After a heart transplant that saved her life, 17-year-old Hailey Steimel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has finally returned home. Due to a congenital heart disease, Hailey had been in the hospital for months until she received her new heart on Valentine's Day 2014. Now, she is happy to be at home recovering, and is thankful for the support she received along the way. Reported by Heather Hubbs

  • It Started With a Bang

    A fire heavily damaged the northern portion of a former fertilizer plant in Kalona, Iowa. Firefighters from five departments rushed to 215 South 14th Street, which now holds a small business and storage space. The fire was fueled by drums of tractor and truck engine oil, allowing a pool of oil and melted snow to collect in the surrounding area, causing a potential environmental threat to the ecosystem. Reported by Forrest Saunders

  • Business with a Smile

    Small Business Saturday, held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is a day devoted to showing support for local businesses. During one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year, many shop online or at large corporations and retailers. Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to explore local options, helping the small businesses in their communities thrive. On Beacon Hill in downtown Boston, Mass., it proved to be a very busy day. Reported by Adam Harding

  • Is That a Saw Blade?

    The Transportation Security Administration estimates they find about 13 pounds of prohibited items at the Eastern Iowa Airport each month. Most of those forbidden items are liquids over the size limit, but some are much stranger... Reported by Forrest Saunders

  • 33,000 Lights, 49 Years

    Heidi Koopman of Vinton, IA spends countless hours working to keep her family's holiday tradition alive. Each year, she decorates her yard with an elaborate display of homemade and hand painted characters, decorations of all kinds and thousands of lights to celebrate the joy of the season.

  • "Almost makes you wanna cry"

    More than 15,000 people turned out for a race to raise money to fight breast cancer at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. Money from race registrations goes to the "Especially for You" fund, which provides mammography and other breast-care services for area individuals who cannot otherwise afford them.

  • Build America Visits Camp Courageous

    21 members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity built accessible amenities for campers at Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa, one of many stops on their cross-country trip as part of the Build America program. Build America consists of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country and builds accessible environments at camps that serve people with disabilities.

  • Through His Lens

    Amateur photographer Ron Meyer talks about his love of taking pictures on a foggy day in Cedar Rapids, IA. Reported by Nadia Crow

  • "Need a haircut, huh?"

    Since receiving his barber's license on January 1st 1960, Larry McKinnon has gained some very loyal customers in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Located in the 100 year flood plain, McKinnon's Squire Barber Shop survived the flood of 2008, and with the help of customers, the business continues to thrive after over 50 years. But what many of those customers have come to discover is that Larry McKinnon is much more than just a barber.

  • Stop the Violence

    After the murders of 22-year-old Quintrell Perkins and 20-year-old Sierrah Simmons, who Police found dead inside a home on Cedar Rapids, Iowa's southeast side, friends and family of the victims, along with residents of Cedar Rapids, decided to come together for a march against violence to teach others, especially youth, that violence is not the answer. Reported by Jill Kasparie