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4 hrs ago | KCRG

Police Arrest Man Carrying Knives Near Kennedy High School

Police arrested a man Wednesday for carrying knives near Cedar Rapids' Kennedy High School.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

8 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Reward upped for information on Linn County home invasion

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says $5,000 has been added to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person wanted in connection with a home invasion that happened near Alburnett in March.

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Related Topix: Alburnett, IA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KCRG

Headstones Vandalized at Historic Linn County Cemetery

The recent vandalism of dozens of headstones here at Oak Hill Cemetery in Central City has been the talk of the town lately, both because of the age of the culprits, and the age of the headstones that were knocked over.

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Related Topix: Central City, IA

KCRG

Fire Destroys Linn County Machine Shed

Crews from seven departments responded to a machine shed fire Tuesday morning south of Prairieburg.

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Related Topix: Prairieburg, IA

KCRG

Linn County Teen Facing Charges Following Stabbing

The Linn County Sheriff's office said a 16-year-old boy is facing charges after stabbing another teen in the leg.

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Related Topix: Center Point, IA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KCRG

Greene Square Park Renovations to Start in September

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A final push is underway to raise a total $1.95 million to provide Greene Square Park with a face-lift worthy of its crucial downtown spot between the new Cedar Rapids Public Library and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

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

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KCRG

New Spring, New Construction Season On I-380

It's as near-nightly ritual along one portion of the northbound lanes of Interstate 380.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Hiawatha, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Two injured in Linn County rollover crash Thursday

Two people were injured in a rollover crash Thursday evening near Central City. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Julie Moyer was westbound in the 1900 block of Bunker Hill Road when she lost control of her car on the loose gravel just before 6 p.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Central City, IA, Coggon, IA

KCRG

Church Hopes to Keep Congregate Dining Site in Ely

ELY, Iowa - A Linn County church is trying to save a congregate dining site in Ely from closure.

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Related Topix: Ely, IA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KCRG

Maurice Harden Sentenced to 25 Years for Attacking Officer

Maurice Harden, 19, had nothing to say in his defense before the judge revoked his probation and sent him to prison for 25 years.

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The Washington Evening Journal

4 to 1

A contingent of people from Washington County were in the meeting where the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 4-1 today to deny a gaming license to a firm wishing to build a $164 million casino in Linn County.

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Related Topix: Washington County, IA, Iowa, Council Bluffs, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Linn County casino license would cap off three years of work

Cedar Crossing investors say they began working on this project three years ago, long before they publicly announced their plans and Thursday we find out if the big gamble was worth it.

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Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

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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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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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

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