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The Gazette's top 10 Eastern Iowa sports stories of 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 1:59pm
Before we take a giant leap into 2019, let’s reflect. Isn’t that what we do this time of year, other than set those resolutions we break in two or three weeks? A new year will bring new...
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#1, ‘newbo evolve’ loses $2.3 million | The Gazette Top Stories 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 1:20pm
“Newbo evolve” was supposed to put Cedar Rapids on the map. It did, but for all the wrong reasons. In January, city-funded tourism bureau GO Cedar Rapids announced a three-day summer...
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#2, Rockwell Collins sale largest in aerospace industry | The Gazette Top Stories 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 1:17pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The deal was more than a year in the making. But when the sale of Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids’ largest employer, to multinational United Technologies Inc. finally came...
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Outback Bowl No. 6 is all about status for Iowa football

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 12:03pm
TAMPA, Fla. — The Hawkeyes had just punched out Texas Tech in the 1996 Alamo Bowl. Iowa dominated, putting the Red Raiders and running back Byron Hanspard, who was a 2,000-yard rusher that...
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Marion teen dies in Dubuque County car collision

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 11:08am
A Marion teenager, Jaycee Payne, died Friday in a car collision on icy roads in Dubuque County. Payne, 17, was a passenger in a pickup traveling southbound on Sundown Road around 4:30 p.m. when the...
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New building underway at site of Duchess Cleaners fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 10:40am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Construction has begun on a new building rising from the ashes of a fire that destroyed a northeast Cedar Rapids business and ended a more than five-decade dry cleaning...
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Warren takes major step toward a 2020 presidential run

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 9:49am
Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a major step on Monday toward an all-but-certain 2020 White House run, seeking to become the Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump on a message of economic...
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Local Marine vet runs 150 miles to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 9:27am
Everyone has special talents that can be used to help someone else. For marine veteran and ultramarathon runner, Chris Cantrell, 47, those talents include mental discipline and the ability to run...
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Recalling the Michelle Martinko case: killing shook the community

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 31, 2018 - 8:44am
CEDAR RAIDS — “Thank God for DNA.” That’s what former Cedar Rapids Detective Harvey Denlinger had to say about the arrest of Jerry L. Burns, 64 of Manchester, who is accused...
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Review: Magical musical ‘Finding Neverland’ flies onto Paramount stage

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 9:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As if the story of Peter Pan isn’t magical enough, the story behind the story is equally enchanting. A nearly full house of 1,450 people rose instantly to their feet at...
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Biggest Iowa political stories of 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 9:15pm
DES MOINES — The midterm elections provided plenty of political news for 2018 in Iowa. But not all the top political stories came off the campaign trail. Here are the five biggest stories in...
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The top Gazette news photos of 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 7:13pm
2018, if it was nothing else, was an interesting year in Iowa. Our staff of photographers picked out some of the most memorable news photos they took recording the year's ups and...
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Expanded North Liberty scuba site set to debut this summer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 6:11pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Construction of a new diving facility, which promises to be “the most advanced aquatics center in the area,” is set to begin in North Liberty this week. The...
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Iowa raid foretold Whitaker’s immigration stance

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 1:24pm
MARSHALLTOWN — Matthew Whitaker was in his third year as a U.S. attorney in Iowa when he learned that hundreds of undocumented immigrants might be working at a meat-processing facility in...
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Gazette's Best Sports Photos of 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 1:16pm
A contest between two teams is more than a battle for the best score, it is actually a collection of stories: stories of teams and players, of parents and children, stories of hardwork, triumph,...
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Iowa Hawkeye fans, meet the Outback Bowl’s millon-dollar man

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 12:26pm
Thousands of Iowa Hawkeye fans are headed to Tampa, Fla., to soak up some sun and revel in the signature accomplishment that one man is paid more than $1 million each year to pull off — the...
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Jerime Mitchell’s lawsuit won’t be heard any time soon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 12:24pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A lawsuit accusing the city of Cedar Rapids of negligence, filed after a police officer shot and paralyzed a motorist two years ago, likely won’t be heard by a jury...
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Megan Gustafson becomes Iowa's all-time leading scorer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 11:20am
No one in Iowa basketball history has scored more points than Megan Gustafson. And she still has at least 18 games to go. The All-American senior post passed Ally Disterhoft on Iowa women's...
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#3 Less flooding in 2018, but still costly | The Gazette Top Stories 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 10:31am
CEDAR RAPIDS — If 2018 taught Cedar Rapidians anything new, it was that flood events along the Cedar River are becoming a common occurrence, and that they don’t come cheap. Three...
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#4 Disappearance, death of Mollie Tibbetts captures nation’s attention | The Gazette Top Stories 2018

Cedar Rapids Gazette - December 30, 2018 - 10:29am
On July 18, 18-year-old Mollie Tibbetts went for a run in Brooklyn, Iowa, as she had many times before, and never returned. Her disappearance quickly captured the nation’s attention. About...
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