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Complaint: Tiffin man lied about his kidnapping, sent family a photo of himself bound and gagged in snowy ditch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 5:22pm
A Tiffin man was arrested Saturday for what Johnson County deputies say were lies about his kidnapping and being in mortal danger. According to a Johnson County criminal complaint, Frank A. Tanke,...
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Iowa sprints away from Missouri, marches to the Sweet 16

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 3:52pm
IOWA CITY — The buzzer rang, the teams shook hands and Megan Gustafson slapped the floor. Hannah Stewart had another idea, a more amorous way to treat the Carver-Hawkeye parquet. “It...
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Iowa Hawkeyes' rally was everything but enough against Tennessee

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 3:17pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. Then it was overtime, and then it was over. "A Tale of Two Halves" is the simplified version of 10th-seed Iowa’s...
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None injured in Cedar Rapids house fire Sunday morning

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 3:02pm
No one was injured at a northwest Cedar Rapids house fire this morning, though the heavy fire was visible upon firefighters’ arrival and smoke was visible from blocks away. The homeowner at...
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Robert Mueller does not find Trump campaign knowingly conspired with Russia

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 2:04pm
Reuters WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election did not find that any U.S. or Trump campaign officials knowingly conspired with...
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Iowa’s furious comeback against Tennessee comes up short in NCAA Tournament second round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 12:45pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It nearly became one of the greatest comebacks in NCAA men’s basketball tournament history. Iowa erased a 25-point Tennessee lead to force overtime, but ran out of gas...
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Charting a healthier future for Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 8:47am
Chances are, when your thoughts turn to health, you think about it in a very personal way: taking prescribed medications, talking with your doctor, committing to exercise and a healthy diet, avoiding...
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2 shot at Woody’s Show Club lot

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 24, 2019 - 6:34am
Two people were shot Sunday morning in the parking lot of Woody’s Show Club. Cedar Rapids police responded to a call at approximately 4:20 a.m. March 24, for shots fired there. When...
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Farmers confront a mental health crisis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 5:14pm
The worst agricultural downturn since the 1980s is taking its toll on the emotional well-being of American farmers. Operators at Farm Aid’s hotline have seen a doubling of contacts In...
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Trump grants disaster declaration for Iowa flooding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 3:32pm
DES MOINES — President Donald Trump has granted a disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties swamped by flooding. The presidential declaration will make assistance available to homeowners,...
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Rep. Steve King got doused with glass of water at an Iowa restaurant. Police say it was political.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 1:35pm
While eating lunch at the Mineral City Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Friday, Rep. Steve King — the Iowa Republican who has made a series of statements embracing white nationalism...
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Orchestra Iowa and Des Moines Civic Center announce their 2019-20 seasons

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 1:26pm
ORCHESTRA IOWA CEDAR RAPIDS — Orchestra Iowa will be blasting audiences to infinity and beyond during the 2019-20 season, with an elemental exploration of the heavens and earth, as well as the...
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Taking the Cedar Rapids Follies in a new direction

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 1:14pm
The spotlight shines on new faces with every Cedar Rapids Follies, but the unsung hero in the orchestra pit has been making the show sing for 35 years. Damon Cole’s fingers have been flying...
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St. Paul & the Broken Bones talk about inspiration of latest album, coming to Englert Theatre Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 1:08pm
When you talk about Southern values, family certainly ranks as a significant cornerstone. For Paul Janeway, lead singer of St. Paul & The Broken Bones, it was inspiration for the collection of...
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Miller Lite invades Bud Light’s world in ads set for March Madness

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 12:24pm
Miller Lite is invading Bud Light’s “Dilly Dilly” medieval kingdom with two attack ads airing during March Madness broadcasts. The latest salvo in the escalating Corn Syrup War...
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Co-ops provide students practical experience

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 12:22pm
In today’s competitive job market, earning a college degree does not necessarily guarantee employment. That’s where on-the-job practical experience, in the form of either a cooperative...
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Fortnite billionaire pledges $100 million

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 12:21pm
Grants would go to game developers, educators Bloomberg News Tim Sweeney, the billionaire founder of Epic Games, is offering $100 million in grants to game developers, with no strings attached, to...
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Women of Achievement: Elizabeth Riechers’ devotion to service

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 12:19pm
Elizabeth Riechers’ community service track record is well-summarized in one statement. “If I would hear of a need, I would do something about it,” she said. Case in point:...
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Feed Iowa First seeks to grow after founder Sonia Kendrick Stover’s death

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 12:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — On the first day of spring, volunteers and supporters gathered in the Feed Iowa First workshop in the Oakhill Jackson neighborhood and pressed seeds into soil. They planted...
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Pesticide drift complaints grow, but not staffing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 23, 2019 - 12:10pm
Iowa will not add investigators to handle an increased number of pesticide drift complaints, instead favoring more efficient ways of handling complaint inspections, the state’s chief...
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