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Jamaican national sentenced to nearly 4 years for bilking couple out of life savings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 4:44pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Jamaican national who swindled an elderly couple out of $130,000 — nearly all of their life savings — was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Tuesday....
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Trump picks UNI grad to regulate Wall Street

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 4:17pm
Joseph Otting, a University of Northern Iowa graduate who grew up in Maquoketa and was a former lieutenant of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s at OneWest Bank, has been tapped to lead a...
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Nonprofits that provide legal assistance receive grants from Iowa lawyer trust funds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 2:43pm
Two local nonprofit organizations that help lower income families and individuals facing civil legal issues will be able to provide more assistance after being awarded grants from the Iowa Supreme...
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Last Corridor Kmart to close

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 2:17pm
The last Kmart store in the Corridor will close later this year, the company told The Gazette Tuesday. “We can confirm that we are making the difficult but necessary decision to close the...
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Odor inside Clarion Hotel causes guests to feel ill, cough

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 2:05pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids firefighters were sent to the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center Tuesday after an odor in the lobby of the hotel made guests feel ill and cough, public safety...
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Democratic panel would expand Iowans’ ability to caucus

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 1:59pm
A committee reviewing Iowa’s Democratic presidential caucuses is recommending that people who can’t make it to a caucus site still be allowed to cast a vote. The move is aimed at...
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Giddy ol' party: Iowa Republicans happy with state GOP, still support Trump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 1:10pm
BOONE, Iowa — One honeymoon is not yet over. Another is just beginning. These are heady times for Republicans in Iowa, with their party in complete lawmaking control at both the federal and...
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Iowa City schools must fix use of seclusion, state says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 12:46pm
IOWA CITY — Although the “vast majority” of its school seclusion incidents were handled properly, the Iowa City school district violated federal law in some cases and must make...
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Iowa regents reviewing presidents, executive director

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 12:39pm
The Board of Regents today is conducting annual performance reviews of its institutional heads and executive director, and it could take “personnel action” — possibly in the form...
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Cedar Rapids documents, contracts, records now searchable online

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 12:03pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A greater spectrum of Cedar Rapids public records, such as contracts, ordinances and public meeting documents, are now available online to search and view. The new search tool...
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Garage Band: Eastern Iowa couple roasted before they brewed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Bob and Teri Hagers had to learn an entire industry. And Bob admits they “went at it sort of backward.” “Bob came home one day and said, ‘I’ve seen a YouTube video...
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Big chains applying to sell fireworks in Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 11:53am
It’s not just small tents and business upstarts that want to sell fireworks in Iowa. Multiple big-name chains, from Iowa convenience stores to the world’s largest retailer, have eyed...
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Coralville man arrested after Kum & Go robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 11:51am
CORALVILLE — A Coralville man was arrested on robbery charges after pointing a gun at a Kum & Go clerk, demanding money, Coralville police said. Brandon Lambert, 25, was charged with...
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Man shot after attacking police outside Paris’ Notre Dame

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 6, 2017 - 10:44am
PARIS — French police shot and wounded a man who attacked officers with a hammer outside the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday and the Paris prosecutor’s office swiftly launched a...
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Coralville man reported missing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 5, 2017 - 9:15pm
NORTH LIBERTY — North Liberty Police are looking for help locating Michael Graham, 37, of Coralville. A missing persons report was filed by Graham’s wife, Jill, on Monday afternoon,...
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Kingston Village comes alive: West-side transforming, with $51M in investment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 5, 2017 - 7:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Residents moved into new condos and apartments last week while construction workers wired electricity in other-still-available spaces in the Metropolitan, a six-story, upscale...
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Quinton’s to open bar and deli in Kingston Village

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 5, 2017 - 5:54pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Quinton’s Bar and Deli is coming to the Kingston Village district in Cedar Rapids. The establishment will be located on the first floor of the new Metropolitan, 450...
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Letters, stories and artifacts help family remember Iowa soldier killed in D-Day invasion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 5, 2017 - 5:47pm
Clair Scott Sr. thought he was going to come home to Eastern Iowa to join his wife Margaret and infant son after being wounded in the invasion of Sicily in late summer 1943. Instead, he was killed in...
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Iowa State mulls presidential qualifications in first search meeting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 5, 2017 - 5:25pm
In their first discussion about what they’d like to see in Iowa State University’s next president, members of a search committee on Monday mulled “preferred”...
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Two arrested in Iowa City after fleeing a burglary, possessing 40 pounds of marijuana

Cedar Rapids Gazette - June 5, 2017 - 4:35pm
IOWA CITY — Two people were arrested by Iowa City Police and face drug-related charges after fleeing the scene of a robbery, according to the criminal complaint. Following a short chase with...
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