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26 min ago | KCRG

Two injured in crash on Highway 13

Deputies responded around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a crash at the intersection of Highway 13 and Bertram Road. They arrived to find a full-size pickup truck had hit a car.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

4 hrs ago | KCRG

Some Linn County Residents Upset Over High Property Tax Bills

'I was shocked, to say the least,' said Neil Weyland of Marion. That was his reaction after seeing what he owed for property taxes this year.

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Related Topix: Marion, IA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KCRG

It's official: Cedar Rapids PPEL passes by 31 votes

A very close election to increase the Cedar Rapids school district's physical plant and equipment levy, or PPEL, appears to be over, with the measure passing by just 31 votes. The Linn County Auditor's Office canvassed the votes on Monday morning, and the Linn County Board of Supervisors certified the results.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KCRG

Rural Linn County Woman Says County Won't Fix Potholes

Linn County, Iowa- One rural Linn County resident has a pothole problem of a different sort with county supervisors. It's not a question of doing the repairs.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

KCRG

Lead for passing Cedar Rapids PPEL remains after recount

Don Daws of Cedar Rapids casts his ballot on whether or not to extend the Cedar Rapids school district's Physical Plant and Equipment Levy at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. A narrow lead to pass a school tax levy increase in Cedar Rapids held steady after a Thursday vote recount of two precincts and the addition of absentee ballots that could have potentially swung the election.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

KCRG

Bryan Roche guilty of lesser charges, defense says in closing argument

Bryan Roche , seated next to defense attorney Mark Brown, listens as defense attorney Aaron Hamrock cross-examines a witness during the trial of Bryan Roche at Linn County District Court on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cedar Rapids, IA

Tue Sep 09, 2014

KCRG

Cedar Rapids PPEL passes by 32 votes

Voters passed a school tax levy increase to support the upkeep of district buildings by just 32 votes on Tuesday. The total is so close that results will depend upon 98 absentee ballots still out, a recount of 1,597 votes cast at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, and a canvass of votes.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Mon Sep 08, 2014

KCRG

Prosecutor seeks to amend criminal transmission of HIV charge

A prosecutor argued Monday to amend trial information for a Cedar Rapids man who was initially charged with felony criminal transmission of HIV to a misdemeanor charge which is included in the law with lesser penalties. First Assistant Linn County attorney Nick Maybanks said Eddie Jones, 37, charged in 2012, can't be charged under code section 709C, which was repealed by the Iowa Legislature in May, but the charge can be amended to 709D.3 , which is criminal transmission of a contagious or infectious disease, a misdemeanor.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cedar Rapids, IA

KCRG

Police say Cedar Rapids man robbed another man at gunpoint

The Linn County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an armed robbery on North Center Point Road near Oliphant Cemetery in Center Point at 7:34 p.m. Saturday. The victim, who is from Center Point, told police that he had asked two women and a man for a ride from a home in the 300 block of Ninth Street in Marion.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Center Point, IA

Sun Sep 07, 2014

KCRG

Kidnapping, sex assault trial starts Monday in Linn County

Jury selection begins Monday for the trial of a 22-year-old Marion man who kidnapped, sexually assaulted and stabbed a woman he met through social media last year. Bryan Roche is charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse, attempted murder and willful injury causing serious injury.

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Related Topix: Marion, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA

Fri Sep 05, 2014

KCRG

Convicted former investment broker accused of violating protection order

A Cedar Rapids man serving 25 years for bilking investors out of thousands earlier this year was back in court Friday claiming he didn't violate a no contact order. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand said Alan Lucas, 44, convicted of ongoing criminal conduct and first-degree theft last year, violated a protection order which bans him from contacting the victims he cheated.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Wed Sep 03, 2014

KCRG

Cedar Rapids man to serve over 3 years in federal prison for bank robbery

A Cedar Rapids man who robbed the Solon State Bank in Ely, last September was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to more than three years in prison for taking $6,751.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Federal Prisons, Prison, Ely, IA

Mon Sep 01, 2014

KCRG

300+ Cyclists Turn out for 2014 Mayors' Bike Ride

The Linn County Mayors' Bike Ride is held to get people thinking of cycling as transportation, not just for fun.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Man injured in motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids

Linn County Deputies say 54-year-old Timothy Fowler was driving a 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle east bound on County Home Road.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa railroad bridge damaged in Linn County fire

Canadian National Railway spokesman Mark Hallman told KCRG-TV Thursday that the repairs to the Buffalo Creek bridge aren't expected to delay traffic.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Canadian National Railway, Cedar Rapids, IA, Coggon, IA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KCRG

Last defendant pleads to lesser charges in Latasha Roundtree fatal shooting

Family of Alleigha Church-Green, 20, now of Canton, Ohio, ask a Linn County Sheriff's deputy if they can hug her after her plea hearing at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday, August.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

KWQC-TV Davenport

Firefighters extinguish Linn County bridge fire

Coggon Fire Capt. Jason Hartman says firefighters dowsed the flames on the Buffalo Creek bridge Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Coggon, IA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KCRG

Emerging Cedar Rapids comprehensive plan shows off greenway features, responsible growth

In two sessions on Wednesday, city officials unveiled the emerging aspects of the plan , showing the public how it is incorporating ideas shaped, in part, from comments that have come in since March .

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Natural Disasters, Flood

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Tama News-Herald

Tama County Jail Bookings & Arrests

Note: Arrest or citation for a crime is not a determination of guilt. Guilt or innocence is always determined in a court of law.

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Related Topix: Tama County, IA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Toledo, IA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Ely couple gets grant to do own milk processing

An Ely couple hopes to make and sell dairy products to the public soon with the help of a grant.

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Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Ely, IA

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