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Streets to close in Cedar Rapids for Fire & Ice Festival

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 2, 2016 - 1:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Several streets in downtown Cedar Rapids are to be closed from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday due to events associated with the annual Fire & Ice Festival. The festival includes the...
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Hope House resident placed on escape status

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 2, 2016 - 12:13pm
CORALVILLE — A Hope House resident has been placed on escape status after failing to return from work on Friday. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections, 29-year-old Patrick J. Bland...
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Trump supporters try to block vote recounts in three states

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 2, 2016 - 11:37am
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON — Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump moved on Friday to maintain his narrow victories in three states, pursuing legal challenges aimed at halting the Green...
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Altoona Police Chief ready to lead in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 2, 2016 - 10:40am
IOWA CITY — Eleven years after he considered pursuing the post, Jody Matherly could soon be the new Iowa City police chief. Iowa City City Manager Geoff Fruin has recommended that Matherly,...
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Police want help identifying Coralville forgery suspect

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 2, 2016 - 9:20am
CORALVILLE — Coralville police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a forgery and identity theft investigation. Police have not released any details on the...
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Iowa City man accused of robbing Subway at gunpoint

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 2, 2016 - 7:44am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man is accused of robbing a Subway restaurant at gunpoint. According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, 26-year-old Charles D....
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Judge denies new trial in 2009 sex assault case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 7:51pm
A judge will not give a new trial to a Cedar Rapids man, convicted in 2009 of sexual assault and burglary, whose lawyer claimed the DNA analysis in his case might have been tainted. because it was...
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Summer reading pilot program offers ‘no magic bullet’ for struggling third-graders

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 6:48pm
IOWA CITY — More than 1,000 third-graders across Iowa spent their summer break in a classroom as part of a pilot program meant to improve their reading skills. The average student’s...
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Presidential finalist Mark Nook lauds UNI community

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 6:46pm
CEDAR FALLS — Throughout his time on campus, University of Northern Iowa presidential finalist Mark Nook has been asking people the question of what makes the university special. Nook told the...
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Emergency responders work to contain gas leak in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 6:13pm
IOWA CITY — Several emergency responders responded to the scene of a gas leak at the intersection of East Market Street and North Linn Street Thursday evening. Iowa City Police Lt. Denise...
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Linn County attorney has no plans for special prosecutor in grand jury case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 5:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden says he has no intention of turning over the duties of presenting evidence to a grand jury in the case of an officer-involved shooting...
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Altoona Police Chief gets nod to fill Iowa City Police chief vacancy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 4:52pm
IOWA CITY — Altoona Police Chief Jody Matherly is the pick to be the next Iowa City Police Chief Iowa City City Manager Geoff Fruin made the recommendation Thursday in a memo addressed to the...
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Three killed as pickup truck crashes into Walmart store in Pella

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 4:45pm
PELLA — Three people were killed and two injured on Thursday when a pickup truck crashed through the front of a Wal-Mart store in central Iowa, a state police spokesman said. The Ford pickup...
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Rockwell Collins, the subject of takeover talk, insists current position is strong

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 4:40pm
Cedar Rapids’s largest employer has become the subject of unexpected takeover talk as it prepares to close on the largest acquisition in its publicly traded history. According to a widely...
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University of Iowa Health Care saw electronic health record failure overnight

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 4:17pm
IOWA CITY — An electrical problem in one of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ main server rooms on Wednesday night brought down its electronic health record system —...
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Iowa business leaders want tax reform, common minimum wage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 3:17pm
DES MOINES — Business leaders in Iowa’s largest cities calling for tax simplification and a statewide, uniform minimum wage got a sympathetic ear Thursday from two members of the new...
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Amazon Prime to offer HBO, Cinemax

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 2:25pm
Amazon is continuing its push into online streaming video by letting its Prime customers purchase monthly subscriptions to HBO and Cinemax from their Amazon accounts. HBO will be available on Prime...
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Visa, Mastercard delay upgrade of gasoline pumps

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 2:17pm
Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. moved back the deadline for installing chip-card readers in gasoline pumps after station owners complained they didn’t have enough time to complete the...
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Ernst presses Army Corps officials for action on Cedar Rapids flood mitigation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 2:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers has assured Sen. Joni Ernst the agency plans to review cost-benefit issues of flood protection in Cedar Rapids to determine...
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Christmas in the Park returns to Marion Friday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 1, 2016 - 1:44pm
MARION — Caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides and lighting of the Community Peace Tree are all on tap as the city of Marion hosts its 24th annual Christmas in the Park celebration from 4 to 8...
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