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Police: Lary Nelson Center resident returned to facility with stolen jewelry

November 21, 2017 - 12:39pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Lary Nelson Center resident is accused of committing a robbery and returning to the residential facility with some of the stolen goods. According to the Linn County...
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Iowa governor pardons turkeys in Thanksgiving tradition

November 21, 2017 - 12:22pm
DES MOINES — As if on cue, tom turkeys Spuds and Gravy gobbled in unison the moment Gov. Kim Reynolds declared Tuesday she had pardoned them from becoming somebody’s Thanksgiving...
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University of Iowa’s ‘Kinnick Wave’ wins Disney Sports Spirit Award

November 21, 2017 - 12:18pm
Parents whose children have experienced the “Kinnick Wave” from the 12th floor of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital have said the new tradition is...
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CBS fires Charlie Rose following allegations of unwanted sexual advances

November 21, 2017 - 11:49am
CBS said Tuesday that it has fired Charlie Rose “effective immediately,” following an extensive Washington Post report that detailed alleged unwanted sexual advances toward women by the...
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First Hy-Vee Wahlburgers not coming to Iowa

November 21, 2017 - 10:38am
Hy-Vee’s first entry into the burger joint business won’t be in Iowa after all. The West Des Moines-based grocery store chain announced Tuesday that it will open its first Wahlburgers...
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Thanksgiving holiday shopping hours in the Corridor

November 21, 2017 - 10:27am
CEDAR RAPIDS — As some recover from food comas, adventurous shoppers will face the cold and crowds this week for annual Black Friday sales. While many retailers already have started their...
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Salvation Army hosts Thanksgiving meal Wednesday

November 21, 2017 - 10:15am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Salvation Army hosts its annual community Thanksgiving meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at its Cedar Rapids facility, 1000 C Ave. NW. The meal is sponsored by...
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Man enters Alford pleas in series of attacks in and around University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

November 21, 2017 - 10:09am
IOWA CITY — A man accused of attacking women in and around the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics two years ago will spend up to five years in prison and spend the rest of his life on...
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Mugabe resigns under military pressure after 37 years as Zimbabwe’s leader

November 21, 2017 - 9:34am
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe resigned Tuesday as Zimbabwe’s president, submitting a letter to parliament that ended his 37-year rule and triggered massive celebrations in the...
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Iowa state senator Dix appoints former ambassador to help with workplace culture reform

November 21, 2017 - 9:04am
CEDAR RAPIDS — In another reversal, Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock, now says he will release an internal review compiled in the wake of a $1.75 million sexual harassment...
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Charlie Rose: The rise and plummet of a man who preached ‘character’ and ‘integrity’

November 21, 2017 - 8:54am
Swallowed up in the baggy academic robes of Georgetown University, Charlie Rose stood before the school’s graduating class of 2015, shifting into the final moments of a commencement speech on...
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Bail set at $1 million for Curtis Jones in bail bondsman homicide

November 21, 2017 - 8:30am
IOWA CITY — A judge set a $1 million bail for Curtis Jones Tuesday morning in the death of bail bondsman Jonathan Wieseler. The bail was set during Jones’ brief initial appearance on a...
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Tuesday Morning Read: Curtis Jones charged in bondsman’s death; man sentenced in Cedar Rapids woman’s death; Keystone XL pipeline clears big hurdle

November 21, 2017 - 6:39am
TODAY’S WEATHER — Partly cloudy, windy. High 37, low 18. CURTIS JONES CHARGED IN BONDSMAN’S DEATH — As the Iowa City Police Department investigated the homicide of Jonathan...
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Panel urges tighter control of feedlots in Iowa

November 20, 2017 - 8:49pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowans concerned with the proliferation of large-scale animal feeding operations are beating the drum for changes that include local control for counties and changes to...
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Cedar Rapids police respond to shots fired

November 20, 2017 - 6:31pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has responded to a shooting and is continuing to investigate the circumstances behind it. Cedar Rapids Police Sgt. Michelle Omar confirmed that shots had been fired...
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Kenyan man convicted in federal court for illegally possessing firearm

November 20, 2017 - 5:59pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Kenyan national who had been living in Cedar Rapids was convicted by a federal jury Monday for illegally possessing a firearm as a felon and an undocumented immigrant. Kevin...
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Governor Reynold hears more spending requests

November 20, 2017 - 5:53pm
DES MOINES — More money for state park maintenance, environmental upgrades, highway traffic and weight enforcement and legal services were among the state agency wish lists Monday as Gov. Kim...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley backs North Korea sanctions, designation as terrorism sponsor

November 20, 2017 - 5:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Kim Jong Un hasn’t launched any missiles for two months. But Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn’t see that as a sign the threat posed by North Korea leader has...
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Reynolds ‘wouldn’t say no’ to campaign help from Trump

November 20, 2017 - 5:09pm
DES MOINES — Media reports from last week’s Republican governors’ meeting in Texas indicated some angst among GOP chief executives facing election in 2018 over inviting President...
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Valor award honors four Marion firefighters

November 20, 2017 - 4:29pm
DES MOINES — Four firefighters from Marion and a state trooper were presented the annual Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor on Monday for heroic efforts in saving lives of...
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