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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths

The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.


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Consumers, retailers face off over deep holiday discounts

Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.


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WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie

Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.


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Trump Coming To Spencer

Trump will be on hand at the Clay County Regional Events Center on Saturday, December 5th at 11:00 a.m...


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Referees struggle with respect amid growing hostility

The founder of the National Association of Sports Officials is worried that recent violence against referees is hurting efforts to retain officials around the country.


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Attorney Will Not Appeal Sapp Sentence Reduction

Sioux County Attorney Thomas G. Kunstle says there appears to be no authority to vacate District Judge Edward Jacobson's reconsideration...


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Milford Council Rejects Downtown Apartment Complex

Community Housing Initiatives presented the council with a 26 unit structure which would have been built at the former Smith Lumber location...


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‘Mortdecai,’ ‘American Ultra’ among the year’s biggest box office flops

The list of this year's most disappointing box office performers is out.


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Three ways to curb holiday spending

Ah, the holidays. A time to get together, celebrate with family and make questionable life choices.


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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.


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WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.


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Sibley Drug Arrest

A Sibley man is jailed on drug charges, after a traffic stop.


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Change your Amazon password now

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, this might be the worst time of year for Amazon to have security concerns.

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Shayla Bee Latest Additions

Spencer, IA ( KICD) — More additions to the Shayla Bee family have been announced. The Shayla Bee foundation was…


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PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years

For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.


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Three Sentenced for Bank Fraud

Three man have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to defraud the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank in Emmetsburg...


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REVIEW: ‘Creed’ builds on the legacy of ‘Rocky’

"Creed" stays rooted in tradition while simultaneously taking the entire franchise in a new direction as vital as it is welcome.

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Burglars Caught In The Act

Three men were arrested after being caught in the act of a burglary...


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Candlelight Service of Remembrance Set For Monday

The annual Service of Remembrance starts at 6:30 Monday evening at First Congregational Church in Spencer.


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11 awkward Thanksgiving jokes

Worried about spending quality time with family this weekend? Cut the dinner table tension with a delightfully awful Thanksgiving zinger.

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‘Rambo’ is coming to the small screen


"Rambo: New Blood" will be executive produced by the "Rocky" star, who will also appear in the series.

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REMIX: The Marvel universe as a rom-com


Envision a time where the Avengers gave up on the world-saving and just went full romantic comedy on us.

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George Lucas to new ‘Star Wars’ film: I’m your divorced father


"Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who was not involved in making the long-awaited new film, "The Force Awakens," said he is as ambivalent about seeing the movie as a divorced father would be about attending his child's wedding.

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Sleeping Santa makes Christmas pics a snap


Santa Claus won't be stopped by a sleeping baby boy. He'll improvise!