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News conference set today in Wieseler homicide in Iowa City

November 20, 2017 - 7:25am
IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Police Department will provide an update on the Jonathan Wieseler homicide investigation this afternoon. According to a news release, the news conference will take...
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Fire damages North Liberty home, garage

November 20, 2017 - 7:06am
NORTH LIBERTY — The North Liberty Fire Department responded to a house fire Sunday evening. According to a department news release, crews were called to 8 Brickwood Knoll NE, east of North...
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Cedar Rapids man faces charges in Coralville motel break-in

November 20, 2017 - 6:37am
CORALVILLE — Police say a Cedar Rapids man was caught in the act of breaking into a shuttered Coralville motel. According to Coralville police, around 8:13 p.m. Nov. 18, officers were called...
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Cedar Rapids man arrested for Coralville cab robbery

November 20, 2017 - 6:35am
CORALVILLE — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of robbing a cabdriver in Coralville last month. According to Coralville police, around 12:30 a.m. Oct. 12, 26-year-old Michael A. Hobbs, Jr. was a...
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Monday Morning Read: Some lawmakers lack sexual bias training; don’t give up on flood funding, Loebsack says; historic church completes $4.5 million renovation

November 20, 2017 - 6:07am
TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly sunny, warm and windy. High 54, low 33. SOME LAWMAKERS LACK SEXUAL BIAS TRAINING — As the fallout from sexual harassment allegations and a $1.75 million...
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Charles Manson, mastermind of 1969 murders, dies at 83]

November 20, 2017 - 5:39am
LOS ANGELES — Charles Manson, who masterminded a string of bizarre murders in Los Angeles in 1969 that both horrified and fascinated the nation and signified to many the symbolic end of the...
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Historic Cedar Rapids church completes $4.5 million renovation

November 19, 2017 - 1:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — After years of planning, fundraising and construction, congregants at a historic Cedar Rapids church celebrated their building’s $4.5 million face-lift on Sunday and now...
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Iowa women leadership group to put a focus on men next year

November 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids-based organization focused on the development of women leaders will put the spotlight on the opposite gender next year. Iowa Women Lead Change has announced an...
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Police say armed man stole cellphone from Cedar Rapids Wal-Mart

November 19, 2017 - 12:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police say a man stole a cellphone at gunpoint from the Wal-Mart store in northeast Cedar Rapids Saturday night. Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said the suspect, described...
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Average cost for Thanksgiving meal for 10: $49.12

November 19, 2017 - 11:56am
The average cost for a Thanksgiving meal for 10 people is less than $50, according to the results of an annual survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The 32nd annual Thanksgiving...
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For some Iowa lawmakers, sexual harassment training lacking

November 19, 2017 - 11:49am
By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Bes Moines Bureau DES MOINES — As the fallout from sexual harassment allegations and a $1.75 million settlement continues at the Iowa Capitol, lawmakers are trying...
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Iowa BIG conducting charity book drive through Dec. 31

November 19, 2017 - 10:48am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A group of students from Iowa BIG is working with Barnes & Noble in Cedar Rapids to collect books for youth this holiday season. Now through Dec. 31, books can be dropped...
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Loebsack sees ‘a chance’ Cedar Rapids will get federal flood protection funds

November 19, 2017 - 10:37am
JOHNSTON — Although it’s been nine years since historic floods caused more than $5 billion in damage to Cedar Rapids, U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, believes there is “a...
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Country music star Mel Tillis dead at age 85, publicist says

November 19, 2017 - 10:19am
Mel Tillis, a Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter who recorded more than 60 albums and penned a string of hits for Kenny Rogers, George Strait and other major artists, has died at age...
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Lena Dunham apologizes for defending ‘Girls’ writer accused of sexual assault

November 19, 2017 - 9:35am
LOS ANGELES — Lena Dunham has reversed course, and apologized for her initial defense of Murray Miller, the “Girls” writer accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora...
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Mugabe holds more exit talks with generals: state media

November 19, 2017 - 9:11am
HARARE — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe met military chiefs on Sunday for a second round of negotiations to encourage him to stand down after 37 years in power, according to The Herald state...
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A sign of hope from Argentina’s vanished submarine: seven mysterious signals

November 19, 2017 - 9:07am
Argentine authorities received a few blips of hope in their effort to find a three-decade old submarine — and 44 crewmen — that suddenly stopped communicating during a routine mission...
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A dying veteran needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.

November 19, 2017 - 9:03am
By the late winter of 2014, James Dempsey had served in a world war, raised children, buried a wife and seen the best of his health behind him. As he prepared for a stay at a nursing home on the...
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Rooted Wendy Wintersteen breaks new ground at Iowa State

November 18, 2017 - 10:25pm
  AMES — She has stood in a field after dark, wearing night vision goggles and counting grasshoppers on soybean stems. She has stood in labs and on farms working out real problems with real...
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Maquoketa artist seeks to open dialogue on misperceptions

November 18, 2017 - 6:04pm
When talk of building a wall between the United States and Mexico sprang up, artist Rose Frantzen of Maquoketa began thinking about ways to tear down walls between people. Another portraiture project...
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