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About 140,000 in Eastern Iowa without power Tuesday morning following derecho storm

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2020 - 8:04am
More than 100,000 residents in Linn and Johnson counties remain out of power Wednesday morning after a heavy storm with winds estimated at 100 miles per hour tore through much of the Midwest. As of...
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Iowa storm updates: Latest info on cleanup, closures, power outages in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City areas

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2020 - 7:25am
Here are the latest updates on storm cleanup, road closures, power outages and more in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. Gazette staff will continue to update this article as information is...
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Thousands without power, homes devastated in aftermath of destructive storm

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 11:35pm
Born west of Iowa and picking up intensity as it approached Eastern Iowa, a horrifying storm Monday brewing gusts estimated at 100 mph downed scores of trees, blew off roofs and walls, overturned...
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Gazette not delivering to home subscribers today in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 9:52pm
To Our Home Delivery Subscribers, Because many neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids and the region remain inaccessible from Monday's storms, we will not be delivering to our home delivery subscribers in...
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PHOTOS: Storm damage across Eastern Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 6:41pm
Straight-line winds felled trees, damaged homes and knocked out power to more than 150,000 customers in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas on Aug. 11, 2020.
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Hiawatha man convicted of sexual abuse of 14-year-old girl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 5:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 20-year-old Hiawatha man pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl between Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. Nathan I. Jiles, charged with third-degree sexual abuse,...
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Lawsuit sheds light on moments before University of Iowa student froze to death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 3:53pm
IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa freshman who froze to death during a polar vortex in early 2019 was captured on Burge Residence Hall surveillance video banging “frantically”...
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Iowa COVID-19 cases reach 49,000

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 3:33pm
The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide has reached 49,000, following Monday’s report of 268 new cases in Iowa, according to state public health data from the 24-hour period ending at 11...
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University of Iowa steadfast in plan for in-person learning this fall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 3:31pm
Despite protests, undergraduate and graduate student government letters, public petitions, and faculty and staff calls for the University of Iowa to shift its hybrid fall semester entirely online...
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa City areas walloped by 100+ mph hurricane-force winds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 2:09pm
Trees and power lines are down throughout the area after the Corridor was slammed by winds in excess of 100 miles per hour early Monday afternoon between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.In Linn County In Cedar...
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Collins Aerospace to lay off 72 Iowa employees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 10:08am
Collins Aerospace will lay off 72 Iowa employees on Sept. 4, according to a WARN notice filed with Iowa Workforce Development. The company had announced the layoffs July 30 but did not indicate at...
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Off to college despite COVID-19. At least that’s the plan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2020 - 8:48am
Our mission, should we choose to accept it, and we definitely have, is to get our daughter Tess moved into her dorm at Drake University this weekend at the exact, prescheduled hour. It’s a...
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Parenting from prison goes online only

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 9, 2020 - 4:56pm
A lost tooth, homework help and sport practices — just a few things an incarcerated parent misses out on. For the last three years, Crystal Michelle Lee, 32, has been in the Iowa Correctional...
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State of Iowa legal settlements hit five-year high

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 9, 2020 - 4:45pm
DES MOINES — Settlements involving medical malfeasance, discrimination and other missteps or mistakes by state employees or agencies drove fiscal 2020 victim payouts approved by the State...
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Iowa coronavirus toll adds 630 cases, 5 more deaths

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 9, 2020 - 1:07pm
Despite five more people dying of the coronavirus and 630 more people confirmed with infections, the number of people hospitalized with the disease has slightly dropped, according to state public...
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Cedar Rapids woman charged with attempted murder after alleged stabbings

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 9, 2020 - 12:51pm
A Cedar Rapids woman has been charged with attempted murder and other violent crimes after allegedly stabbing a man three times Saturday. LaVern Vannessa Cosby, 53, of 5510 Kirkwood Blvd., No. 3, in...
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U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer married Saturday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 9, 2020 - 10:28am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa 1st District Rep. Abby Finkenauer and Daniel Wasta married Saturday at the couple’s home. A small group of family members and close friends were present at the...
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Hills Bros Conoco in SE Cedar Rapids robbed at gunpoint

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 9, 2020 - 9:41am
A convenience store employee in Cedar Rapids was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night. The armed robbery happened shortly before 8:56 p.m. at the Hills Brothers Conoco-Phillips Jiffy Mart, located at...
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Iowa City police seek public’s help after overnight shots-fired incident

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 9, 2020 - 8:48am
The Iowa City Police Department is asking for the public’s help after a shots-fired incident shortly after midnight Sunday morning. At about 12:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2200...
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Fact Checker: Ad about ‘death tax’ harming Iowa farms mostly false

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 8, 2020 - 5:59pm
A committee working to elect Republicans to the U.S. Senate has released attack ads against Theresa Greenfield, the Democrat vying for incumbent Joni Ernst’s seat on Nov. 3. The National...
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