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Sunday Apr 13 | KCRG

Hundreds Run to Help Victims of Crime

Hundreds of people in Marion laced up their sneakers and put on their time chips Saturday.

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Related Topix: Marion, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

KCRG

Grass Fire Near Fairfax Closes Wright Brothers Blvd.

Fire crews in Linn County spent about an hour just after noon Saturday working to contain a large grass fire near Fairfax -- along Wright Brothers Boulevard close to U.S. Highway 151.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Fairfax, IA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Nuclear plant drill in Palo helps prepare for all emergencies

This week, employees at the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo went through a drill to make sure they're prepared for an emergency, like a security issue or faulty piece of equipment.

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Related Topix: Palo, IA, Nuclear Energy, Benton County, IA

KCRG

Jones County Raising Funds to Extend Grant Wood Trail

MARTELLE, Iowa -- Outdoor enthusiasts want more room to move in Jones County. The Grant Wood Trail is less than four miles long, and that's divided into two segments that aren't connected.

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Related Topix: Jones County, IA, Martelle, IA, Olin, IA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

KCRG

Meals On Wheels Closing Congregate Dining Sites in Linn County

Horizons Meals on Wheels is closing five of their senior congregate dining sites at the end of April.

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Related Topix: Ely, IA, Springville, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Lisbon, IA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

KCRG

Winter Sand on Cedar Rapids Streets Gets Reused

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- You can recycle paper, plastic and many common household items.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

KCRG

Cedar Rapids Police Investigating Suspicious Death

Police are investigating what they're calling a suspicious death in southwest Cedar Rapids.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

The Gazette

Cedar Rapids man sentenced to 5 years for his 15th burglary conviction

Darrell Bolden, 52, who was just sentenced last month to 15 years as a habitual offender on a separate burglary charge, was sentenced Monday to another five years to run consecutively with the 15 for a total of 20 years in prison.

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

The Gazette

Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: Twin court attendants cause some confusion

Sophie's often asked in one day if she's changed her hair and Savannah has been lectured on doing the schedule wrong but she didn't do it.

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Related Topix: Anamosa, IA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Gazette

Opinion Staff wrote a new blog post: Homers -- What's going right

TOP PRINCIPAL: Congrats to Gary Hatfield, the principal at Taft Middle School in the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Cedar Rapids, IA

The Gazette

Residents choose businesses to support

How in the world can Dan Kehl of Riverside Casino use the word "cannibalism" when referring to the proposed casino for Cedar Rapids? Local residents overwhelmingly approved the referendum in March 2013 and should have the option to patronize any business they prefer.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Sat Apr 05, 2014

KCRG

CR Police Investigating Suspicious Death

Police are investigating what they're calling a suspicious death in southwest Cedar Rapids.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Cedar Rapids casino backers make push for approval

Supporters of a proposed $164 million casino development in Cedar Rapids made a final push Thursday to convince regulators to approve the project, packing a public hearing to tout the economic benefits it would bring Iowa's second largest city.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Iowa

Thu Apr 03, 2014

KCRG

Attempted Abductions Raise Concerns For Eastern Iowa Parents

Two recently reported failed child abduction attempts are causing concerns in Linn and Jones counties.

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Related Topix: Jones County, IA, Olin, IA, Mount Vernon, IA

Wed Apr 02, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Cedar Rapids casino supporters ready to show off city

Excited supporters of a Cedar Rapids casino rallied Wednesday night -- getting ready to show off the city to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Gazette

Time is now to show support for Cedar Rapids casino, mayor says

Sixty-one percent of Linn County voters or 37,000 people took time to vote a year ago to support casino gaming in Linn County.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Riverside, IA

KCRG

Crop Report Shows More Farmers May Switch to Soybeans, Cut Back on Corn

LINN COUNTY, Iowa- The "corn rush" of recent years appears over as more farmers are reacting to declining corn prices.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Sun Mar 30, 2014

The Gazette

Opinion Staff wrote a new blog post: Strong hand on the table

The commission earlier this month released market studies from research firms it hired to analyze the impact of the Cedar Rapids project, as well as one in western Iowa's Greene County.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Iowa, Davenport, IA

Sat Mar 29, 2014

KCRG

ATV Crash Sends Rider to the Hospital

An ATV crash sent an Ely resident to the hospital Saturday evening. According to a news release, Linn County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the crash in the 5600 block of Honey Grove Road about 6:00 p.m. The Linn County Sheriff's Rescue, Area Ambulance, and Ely Fire Department also responded and found a Suzuki ATV in the ditch on its side.

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Related Topix: Ely, IA

The Gazette

Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: Family treatment court reunites parents with their children

Jo Wolff swings with her daughter Naomi, 7, as they visit Tucker Park on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Hiawatha, Iowa.

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Related Topix: Hiawatha, IA, Drugs, Cedar Rapids, IA

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