KWWL takes a look back through some of the top stories throughout Eastern Iowa in 2019.
It all started with a sign for beer money and ended with millions of dollars raised for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
We're looking back on the Carson King Fundraising Saga and how a simple sign and string of events had Iowans picking sides.
This year, a few highways in eastern Iowa have seen some big changes.
A couple of projects have crossed the finish line, while others are inching closer to completion.
IOWA CITY SCHOOL SAFETY DEBATES
The Iowa City Community School District is working out specifics for proposed Crisis Response Teams to curb violence and prevent threats next school year.
One of the highlights of 2019 was the journey of how sports betting came to be in our state.
CEDAR FALLS PUBLIC SAFETY DEBATE
The debate of public safety in the city is a story that KWWL has followed for several months as the City of Cedar Falls holds tight to its Public Safety Officer Program despite regular opposition from the local union.
KAIDEN ESTLING'S DEATH
It’s been six months since a Fayette County teen was killed in a hit-and-run crash, leaving his family searching for answers.
EXTREME WEATHER IN 2019
We get just about every kind of weather in Iowa. Meteorologist Kyle Kiel takes a look at the year in weather.
IOWA FARMERS FACE TARIFFS
Iowa farmers were faced with many challenges in 2019.
Along with production costs, late planting and a late harvest, farmers are still dealing with China's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. Ag products, like soybeans and pork.
WHO SHOT MICALLA RETTINGER?
It's likely one of the biggest mysteries of 2019. Waterloo Police are still pursuing the investigation, working closely with authorities at the state and federal level.
CHRISTHIAN RIVERA CHARGED WITH MOLLIE TIBBETT'S MURDER
Authorities say 24-year-old Christhian Bahena Rivera led them to the body of Mollie Tibbetts in the summer of 2018. Rivera made his first court appearance in August of 2018, charged with the murder of 20-year-old Tibbetts.
Over the last year, Rivera's case has seen a significant amount of motions and delays, along with changes in location.
TOP IOWA SPORTS STORIES OF 2019
The past year has brought many memorable sports stories to the state of Iowa, from big games to big names, 2019 was full of them. Check out the top 5 Iowa sports stories.