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Tama County man pleads to lesser charge in shovel assault

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 5:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Tama County man, who assaulted his daughter’s boyfriend with a garden shovel, pleaded to a lesser charge Thursday. Lucius A. Bear, 42, a member of the Sac and Fox...
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Iowa Democrats call on Ernst, Grassley to call out Trump on trade policy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 5:07pm
Iowa Democrats called on Iowa Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst to tell President Donald Trump his trade war with China is producing more casualties than victories in rural America. “When...
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Iowa State Track and Field 2019: Photos of Day One

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 3:03pm
The action kicked off in Des Moines Thursday at the 2019 Iowa High School Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium. See how Eastern Iowa athletes fared in the first day of competition.
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Iowa Democratic chief predicts ‘spirited primary’ for U.S. Senate race

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 2:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — If there’s an upside to President Donald Trump’s trade policies that have made it harder for Iowans to sell farm commodities and other goods to China it’s...
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Man charged in 4-week-old’s 2018 death in Fayette County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 2:40pm
A Westgate man faces charges in an infant’s death nearly a year after investigators determined the child died of brain injuries. One of the child’s caretakers, Dean A. Hettinger, 22,...
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Waterloo police officer charged with OWI after crash

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 2:22pm
A Waterloo police officer has been arrested following a weekend crash while off duty. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jessica K. Brownell, 33, Sunday for first-offense operating while intoxicated,...
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Marion police chief warns staff not to retaliate over harassment complaints

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 1:25pm
As the Marion Police Department faces an internal personnel investigation, Chief Joseph McHale warned his employees Wednesday to not retaliate against co-workers who complain of harassment....
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Police: Juvenile seriously injured in Cedar Rapids shooting, 4 detained

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 1:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A juvenile was seriously injured when he was struck by gunfire Thursday afternoon. The Cedar Rapids Police Department said officers were called to the area of A Avenue NW and...
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Interstate 80 westbound blocked due to crash near West Branch

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 12:18pm
Westbound Interstate 80 east of the West Branch area is blocked Thursday afternoon due to a crash. The Iowa Department of Transportation has set up a detour routed south to West Liberty, then...
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Hiawatha-based Communications Engineering Company acquires Milwaukee tech supplier

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 11:58am
Hiawatha-based Communications Engineering Company on Thursday announced its acquisition of Select Sound Service, a Milwaukee-based hospital and education technology supplier. Terms of the deal were...
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Investigation underway into glass panel that fell from CRST Center in downtown Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 11:24am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Officials are investigating why a pane of glass fell Wednesday evening from the top floor of the CRST Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. The window became dislodged on the north...
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Iowa sues OxyContin maker over ‘devastating’ practices

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 11:14am
DES MOINES — Iowa joined a multistate consumer-fraud legal battle Thursday by suing Purdue Pharma and its former corporate leader, alleging the drug company helped stoke the nation’s...
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Waterloo man sentenced to 8 years in federal prison on firearms charge

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 10:35am
A Waterloo man, who led police on high speed chase and then nabbed during a foot chase as he got hung up in a clothesline, was sentenced this week on a firearms charge. Nicholas A. Gilstrap, 27, a...
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Gorka loves CSPS ‘Oasis’ VIBE

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 10:00am
Songwriters can find inspiration anywhere. Even celebrity news or social media can trigger a tune. When Debbie Reynolds died the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016, John Gorka...
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio becomes 24th Democrat in crowded 2020 White House field

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 8:26am
NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday, arguing that his record of progressive accomplishments in the...
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Iowa City police substation no longer needed

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 8:10am
After nearly a decade in operation, Iowa City’s police substation may soon close. Police Chief Jody Matherly wrote a memo to the City Council last week, suggesting the police bureau in...
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Iowa Attorney General Miller endorses Montana Gov. Steve Bullock for president

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 8:07am
DES MOINES — One of Iowa’s top elected Democrats endorsed Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in the party’s crowded presidential primary. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Thursday...
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Police: Coralville man drove drunk, seriously injured passenger

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 7:46am
CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of driving drunk and causing serious injuries to his passenger. Around 4:11 a.m. May 9, 38-year-old Marcus D. Garvin was driving a black Pontiac...
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Tap N' Tacos in Coralville focuses on California-style Mexican cuisine

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 5:29am
  CORALVILLE — At new Coralville eatery Tap N’ Tacos, vivid pop art paintings of avocados, tomatoes and jalapenos line the walls, a bright visual preview of the menu. Henry Herrera...
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Chew on this: Two new cafes opening in Czech Village, Short’s coming to Marion, Sparti’s closing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 16, 2019 - 5:22am
Cafe Saint Pio and Lost & Found Czech Village will soon have two new restaurants. Brad Danielson, a former co-owner of Brewhemia, is opening Cafe Saint Pio at the corner of 16th Avenue SW and C...
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