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Las Vegas police say motive for shooting rampage still elusive

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 9:50pm
Authorities have not yet found a motive for the October 2017 Las Vegas massacre but have concluded there is no evidence of any political or ideological radicalization that would explain why Stephen...
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Cargill CEO talks Diamond V purchase in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 8:51pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cargill’s acquisition of Diamond V should change very little for the Cedar Rapids animal nutrition company, the CEOs for both said Friday. “This is a story about...
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Hubbell: Invest early to save on mental health costs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 8:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Investing early on in community-based intervention programs for suicidal people and those in crisis would save money on mental health in the long run, Democratic gubernatorial...
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University of Iowa Dance Marathon creates first student-funded faculty chair

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 7:05pm
IOWA CITY — In the final two-week stretch before the University of Iowa’s 24th Dance Marathon next month, the enterprising student-run organization on Friday made a first-of-its-kind...
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Tom Petty’s died due to accidental opiate overdose: coroner

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 6:23pm
LOS ANGELES — Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to “multisystem organ failure” brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical...
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Cornell College students simulate life of refugees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 5:34pm
MOUNT VERNON — Nearly 150 Cornell College students sat on a gymnasium floor Friday morning debating whether to flee to another country. The students and faculty were part of a refugee...
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Iowa officials hoping for cannabis dispensaries statewide

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 5:29pm
ANKENY — State officials said Friday they hope to get geographical diversity from companies seeking permission to dispense medical cannabis when they go out for bids next week under...
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Axel’s Sports Grill to close in Cedar Rapids this Sunday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 5:05pm
Axel’s Sports Grill in Cedar Rapids will close at the end of the day Sunday. Riley’s Restaurant Group and developer Todd Culver announced the closure Friday in a media relase. According...
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Iowa City Zombie Burger to close

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 4:51pm
Zombie Burger + Shake Lab in Iowa City will close in about two weeks, the restaurant said Friday. The Iowa City burger joint will close Saturday, Feb. 3, owner Orchestrate Hospitality said in a press...
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Trial starts Monday for Iowa City man charged in Ped Mall fatal shooting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
IOWA CITY — The trial for an Iowa man, who plans to ask for “stand your ground” immunity in a fatal shooting on the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall last summer, will starts in Polk...
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Arrest made in adult store Romantix robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 3:21pm
An arrest has been made in the robbery of the Romantix adult store in Iowa City in early January. According to the a media release from the Iowa City Police Department, tips made to the area...
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Frosty festivals: Area towns rolling out the white carpet to celebrate winter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 2:45pm
Whether your idea of celebrating winter is indoors by a cozy fire or outdoors roasting by an open fire, local winter festivals can help turn the winter blahs into oohs and aahs. Here’s a look...
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Regulating drones: Iowa lawmakers consider ban over prisons

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 2:43pm
DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers looking to stay one step ahead in the game of drones are drafting legislation to prohibit operation of unmanned aerial vehicles over jails and prisons. Lawmakers...
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Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership fee by 18 percent to $12.99

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 2:24pm
Amazon.com is seeking to get more money from monthly subscribers to its free two-day shipping service, which could persuade many of them to sign up for annual subscriptions. Monthly subscribers to...
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Former Cedar Rapids airport director picked for Louisville

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 2:21pm
A former director of the Eastern Iowa Airport has been named executive director of the Louisville, Ky., Regional Airport Authority. Dan Mann, 52, was director of the regional airport in Cedar Rapids...
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Mercy Health Network acquires Elkader hospital

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 1:30pm
ELKADER — Officials from the Mercy Health Network announced Friday that the organization has acquired the Central Community Hospital in Elkader. According to a new release Friday, the network...
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Rep. Ken Rizer won’t seek re-election in Marion swing district

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 1:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Second-term Iowa House Rep. Ken Rizer has confirmed he won’t be seeking re-election this year. The Marion Republican decision’s is likely to fuel a scramble for...
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Eastern Iowans Debra Carneol, Sarah Lacina are taking on World Marathon Challenge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 12:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — You’ve never run a marathon? How would you like to run seven marathons? In seven days? On seven continents? Who would ask such a crazy thing? Who would answer yes and...
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Keen on cooking: Poundcake brings a taste of home on cold days

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 12:20pm
I know, I know — it’s a new year and y’all are all making resolutions to eat less sugar and more vegetables. If you’re trying to shed those holiday pounds, tuck this...
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Incentives approved for Freund-Vector expansion in Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 19, 2018 - 12:08pm
A state board has awarded tax incentives to Freund-Vector Corp. to put toward an expansion in Marion. The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board on Friday approved providing Freund-Vector with...
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