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11 hrs ago | SFGate

Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed

An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether they lost their voting rights in the first place.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Eric Holder

16 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Iowa resident: N.C. prison escape who lived across the street seemed like perfect neighbor

The stranger who moved in across the street from Nathaniel Cunningham in Waterloo, Iowa last summer seemed like the perfect neighbor.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Waterloo, IA, State Prisons, Mecklenburg Correctional Center, Prison, Cedar Falls, IA

Yesterday | WOI-TV West Des Moines

Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed

A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them.

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Yesterday | Agri Marketing

IA Soybean Assn: High Corn Seeding Rates Don't Necessarily Mean Higher Profits

IA SOYBEAN ASSN: HIGH CORN SEEDING RATES DON'T NECESSARILY MEAN HIGHER PROFITS Apr. 18, 2014 Source: Iowa Soybean Assn's On-Farm Network news release Corn planting will soon begin in earnest.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Ten teachers in Black Hawk Co. receive Gold Star Awards

The 2014 Gold Star Awards for Outstanding Teaching recognizes 10 Black Hawk County teachers this year: *Dean Bostian, Union High School *Jane Frost, Sacred Heart School *Jill Hennings, Kittrell Elementary School *Mike Lewis, Hudson High School *Kelly Loughren, Lincoln Elementary School- Cedar Falls *Vera Magee, Orange Elementary School *Sophie ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cedar Falls, IA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WLOS

Authorities: Iowa suspect is longtime fugitive

The Charlotte Observer reports the man was arrested after the Iowa Transportation Department's facial recognition system flagged his driver's license photo.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Ag Professional

High corn seeding rates doesn't necessarily mean higher profits

Corn planting will soon begin in earnest. But Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network replicated strip trials show high seeding rates aren't always better.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Mon Apr 07, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Infractions ticket proposal on hold after safety and legality questions

Waterloo Safety Services Director Dan Trelka says the state sees traffic tickets as a way to make money.

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Related Topix: Waterloo, IA

Fri Apr 04, 2014

KCRG

Tama Co. Authorities Investigating Reported Carjacking

The Tama County Sheriff's office is investigating a carjacking it says happened Thursday night on Highway 63. The sheriff's office says the victim told them it happened about 5:30 p.m. somewhere between Gladbrook and Traer or possibly north into Black Hawk County.

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Related Topix: Tama County, IA, Tama, IA, Gladbrook, IA, Traer, IA, Marshalltown, IA

Mon Mar 31, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

ACA enrollment deadline extended to mid-April for some

The first deadline to sign up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act is being extended for those who have attempted to apply for coverage.

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Related Topix: Waterloo, IA

Fri Mar 28, 2014

KCRG

Cedar Falls Teen Injured in Rollover Crash

A single vehicle rollover crash sent a Cedar Falls teen to the hospital Friday evening.

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Related Topix: Cedar Falls, IA, Dunkerton, IA

Thu Mar 27, 2014

KCRG

Waterloo Police Investigate Shooting

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office confirms Waterloo Police are investigating a shooting at Veridian Credit Union, 1616 Lafayette Street in Waterloo.

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Related Topix: Waterloo, IA

WOI

Dallas County Leads State Population Growth

Dallas County has seen a population jump of nearly 13% since 2010, making it the fastest growing county in the state.

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Related Topix: Dallas County, IA, Waukee, IA, Iowa

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Drug intoxication blamed for inmate's death

Authorities say an inmate had ingested drugs before becoming unresponsive in the Black Hawk County Jail and later dying in a Waterloo hospital.

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Related Topix: Waterloo, IA

Wed Mar 26, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Mother Nature puts crop farmers on edge this spring

Combine 15 degrees below average with frozen ground, and one will see a heated battle between Mother Nature and the Iowa farmer.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Tue Mar 25, 2014

OhNoTheyDidnt

Barkhad Abdi Stopped By Immigration Officials Over Criminal History

Minnesota actor Barkhad Abdi, who gained fame as a Somali pirate in the 2013 film "Captain Phillips," was stopped briefly by U.S. customs officials in February while returning to the U.S. after accepting an award for his performance overseas.

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Related Topix: Barkhad Abdi, Piracy News, Drugs

KIMT

Emerald ash borer discussions in high gear as infestation spreads

It's a destructive pest that we're hearing a lot more about lately. That's because the emerald ash borer is getting closer and closer to our area.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Bremer County, IA, Mason City, IA

Thu Mar 20, 2014

The Gazette

Rick Smith wrote a new blog post: Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid...

The agency's board this week purchased two new pieces of equipment, a stump splitter for $29,297 and a horizontal wood grinder for $423,357, which agency officials said will equip the agency to handle the expected ash borer arrival in Linn County and the dead ash trees that will follow.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Linn County, IA, Cedar County, IA, Mechanicsville, IA

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