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Mount Vernon man hurt in rollover crash near Central City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 1, 2017 - 9:37am
CENTRAL CITY — A Mount Vernon man was injured Sunday morning in a rollover crash south of Central City. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle driven by Daniel P....
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O.J. Simpson released from prison early Sunday, quietly and with little attention

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 1, 2017 - 9:06am
Moments after he became eligible for parole, O.J. Simpson was released from a Nevada prison early Sunday morning after serving nine years for a 2007 robbery and kidnapping incident in Las Vegas. The...
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Iowa Democrats revive Steak Fry

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 4:02pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Democrats hope one revival in 2017 precedes more revivals in 2018 and 2020. On a sun-drenched early autumn afternoon Saturday at Des Moines’ Water Works Park, the Polk...
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Cedar Rapids man arrested after leading police chase Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 3:47pm
A Cedar Rapids man is being charged with attempt to elude, driving while license under suspension, reckless driving, speed, failure to obey a traffic control device and driving with no insurance...
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On flood anniversary, ‘a light at the end of the tunnel’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 1:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Just over a year since a rising Cedar River prompted massive evacuations and temporary business closings, the final checks are going out from a fund meant to help merchants...
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Palo, Vinton awaiting word on any federal flood protection funds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 1:10pm
VINTON — After his home took on more than 2 feet of water in the 2008 flood, Bob DuCharme raised it 5 feet and built a retaining wall around it. But eight years later, in 2016, he was fighting...
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Candidate administers CPR at party fundraiser

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 1:08pm
DES MOINES — A local party volunteer experienced a medical emergency and was given CPR by a candidate for governor, perhaps saving the volunteer’s life, during a fundraising event...
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California adds itself to ‘Super Tuesday’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 12:55pm
Wanting more influence in the presidential nominating process, California last week approved a plan to move its 2020 primary election up to early March. Whether a more prominent role for the...
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Iowa needs to beef up anti-texting law, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 12:53pm
Sending a text message while driving down the road can get you pulled over and fined under a new Iowa law. A couple of months in, some Iowa law enforcement officials say the law has been a useful...
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Human resource professionals say, focus on soft skills during hiring process

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 12:31pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — In a world of ever changing industry and technology, companies are refocusing new employee hires based on qualities other than solely skills or a degree. Human resources...
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Mother Nature’s jewels: painted lady butterflies see population explosion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
For a short time this autumn, Iowa was blanketed in painted ladies. These orange and black butterflies, often mistaken for monarchs, saw a huge growth explosion this year. At Reiman Gardens in Ames,...
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Iowa football at Michigan State: Live updates, how to watch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 8:56am
The Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1, 0-1) continue Big Ten play on the road Saturday at Michigan State (2-1, 0-0). Refresh this page throughout the game for live updates and highlights. How to watch Time: 3...
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On Iowa Gameday: Week 5 college football picks, including Iowa-Michigan State

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 8:41am
After a home loss to No. 4 Penn State on the final play of the game, how will Iowa respond on the road against Michigan State today? The Gazette’s Marc Morehouse, Mike Hlas and Jeremiah Davis...
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New U.S. Attorney in Northern Iowa led major prosecutions

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 7:41am
CEDAR RAPIDS — His recent Senate confirmation as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa is a “dream job” that Peter Deegan Jr. said he thought about since his days as a...
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Iowa’s fall color show both vivid and vapid Stunning in the northeast, but tepid in the dry south central

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 7:40am
The ideal formula for a bright, vivid assortment of fall leaf colors is warm, sunny days followed by cool nights. Due to unseasonably hot temperatures and a lack of rainfall, however, some parts of...
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Two killed in crash near Walford

Cedar Rapids Gazette - September 30, 2017 - 7:21am
WALFORD — Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash near Walford Friday night. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, around 11:26 p.m. Friday, 22-year-old Brianna E....
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