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Inmate who escaped from hospital turns himself in

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 10:38am
Jeffrey Allen Blozvich, an inmate who had allegedly escaped custody while receiving treatment at a hospital, has been found. According to a release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office,...
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Medicaid dental benefits cap delayed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 10:09am
State officials announced Thursday a cap on dental benefits for Medicaid members will be delayed until the beginning of September. The $1,000 annual dental benefit maximum will be implemented for...
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Name released of man found dead in Iowa River

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 9:43am
On July 17, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. deputies for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department recovered a body of an unidentified male from the Iowa River near the Burlington Street Bridge in Iowa...
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Beck’s Taproom Grill closes at Lindale Mall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 9:33am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Another tenant has left Lindale Mall after restaurant Beck’s Taproom Grill shut its doors Monday. “It really was just as simple as there wasn’t enough...
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library names new CEO

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 9:09am
Cecilia Rokusek will be the next President and CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, the museum announced Thursday. Rokusek, currently the Provost and Chief Executive Officer...
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North Liberty man left children in car during police chase

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 8:28am
A North Liberty man has been charged with child endangerment after fleeing police and leaving his 4-year-old and 6-year-old children behind in a car. According to a Johnson County complaint, at...
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Tour Europe for free at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 1:52am
CEDAR RAPIDS — oday, tourists can take a grand tour of Europe in two or three weeks. From the late 17th- to 19th centuries, however, this traditional trip for men of means and artists with...
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Casting Crowns takes ‘hitting the road’ to another level

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 1:46am
It’s not uncommon for recording artists to be on the road, but Casting Crowns takes it to another level. Singer-songwriter/youth pastor Mark Hall and a number of his bandmates and family...
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Kid Rock rollin’ into Monticello

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 1:42am
While chatting up his “Rock N Roll Jesus” album a decade ago, Kid Rock revealed that he was thinking about trying his hand at country. “I can see crossing over,” Rock...
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Q&A: Ted Nugent talks, music, politics, life lessons before Iowa performance

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 19, 2018 - 1:38am
There might not be a more polarizing figure in rock than Ted Nugent. The veteran vocalist-guitarist is never shy when it comes to offering opinions. The Motor City Madman, who will open for Kid...
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Cedar Rapids police smart to embrace harm reduction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 11:34pm
Cedar Rapids police are taking an important step in the fight against opioid overdoses. The department is pursuing an agreement to purchase naloxone to be carried by officers, Chief Wayne Jerman said...
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Springville woman hospitalized with ‘life-threatening injuries’ after rollover accident on County Home Road

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 6:23pm
A Springville woman suffered life-threatening injuries after a rollover accident Wednesday on County Home Road. According to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, at 5:00 p.m....
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Iowa City girds for RAGBRAI’s arrival

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 5:55pm
IOWA CITY — With just over a week until thousands of bicyclists roll into town, event organizers are nearing their own finish line preparing for the ride’s final overnight stop on the...
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Governor Reynolds initiative aims to help rural Iowa towns

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 5:53pm
WINTERSET — A new state program will identify challenges facing rural Iowa and recommend solutions to state policy makers. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday announced the creation of her Empower...
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GOP billboards attack Hubbell’s business comment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 5:51pm
DES MOINES — Billboards criticizing the business leadership of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell are up this week in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Davenport. The billboards are...
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Reynolds ‘disappointed’ Boulton will not resign

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 5:48pm
WINTERSET — Gov. Kim Reynolds said she is “disappointed” that state Sen. Nate Boulton has chosen to remain in the Iowa Senate despite allegations of psat sexual...
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Hardin County couple accused of repeatedly locking child in basement and denying him food

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 4:52pm
A Hardin County man and his girlfriend have been accused of first-degree kidnapping after an investigation uncovered they had allegedly locked the man’s nine-year-old son in a basement...
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Immigration: Grassley to try again for family reunification answers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 4:20pm
Sen. Chuck Grassley will try again to get information on reuniting families separated when they illegally entered the country, given that a briefing by federal officials was interrupted by a Senate...
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Prosecutor dismisses attempted murder charges in downtown Cedar Rapids shooting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 4:10pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man who sought immunity under Iowa’s stand-your-ground law after authorities say he shot and wounded another man won’t go to trial — not...
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Amana Society names new president, CEO

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 18, 2018 - 3:57pm
The newly appointed president and chief executive officer of the Amana Society brings senior management experience to the organization. Greg Luerkens is the former CEO of RUD Chain Inc., where he...
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