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Connor McCaffery: Iowa's point guard/left fielder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 1:33pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Connor McCaffery guarantees his Iowa team will be playing Sunday. No, the redshirt freshman son of Hawkeyes men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery wasn’t shooting...
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U.S. Marshals arrest four Cedar Rapids men following pursuit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 1:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A U.S. Marshals-led task force arrested four Cedar Rapids men Wednesday following a vehicle pursuit on in the NE quadrant of the city. According to a news release from the U.S....
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Iowa women's basketball 'didn’t come this far to only come this far’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 12:34pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes huddled under a basket at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday. It was quiet for a moment, then a voice rang out: “We didn’t come this far to only come...
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Iowa lawmakers eye response to widespread flooding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 11:02am
DES MOINES — A week after a “bomb cyclone” triggered major flooding across Iowa, lawmakers say they will follow Gov. Kim Reynolds’ lead in responding to what is expected...
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Shopko begins liquidation sales

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 10:38am
Retail general-merchandise chain Shopko, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January, said it will begin liquidation sales in its remaining 120 stores nationwide. The retailer, which had been...
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Ellis Boulevard reopened as floodwaters continue to recede

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 9:34am
The City of Cedar Rapids has reopened Ellis Boulevard between Ellis Lane and 18th Street NW. The observed depth of the Cedar River at Cedar Rapids at 9 a.m. was 15.6 feet, now classified as moderate...
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Reports of shots fired, man at hospital with gunshot injury in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 6:47am
Cedar Rapids police last night responded to a report of shots fired in southeast Cedar Rapids and a report from Mercy Medical Center regarding a man who had been shot. Around 9 p.m. Wednesday,...
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Follies revving up: Annual song & dance revue explores music that travels to art & soul

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 3:07am
Climb aboard the Chattanooga choo-choo, dive into a yellow submarine and soar with those magnificent men in their flying machines when the Cedar Rapids Follies presents “Planes, Trains &...
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Indian, Iowan and beyond: Paradise Bar & Grill aims for global cuisine with South Indian flavors

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 2:51am
  CEDAR RAPIDS — When customers walk into Paradise Bar & Grill, a new restaurant in The Fountains, co-owner Sam Paul doesn’t want them to immediately realize they are in an Indian...
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Receding floodwaters in Nebraska, Iowa reveal farmers’ devastation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 7:03pm
WINSLOW, Neb. — Farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their harvested corn and soybeans anywhere they could — in bins, plastic tubes, in...
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‘Huge increase’ of teen vaping at some Eastern Iowa schools

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 6:13pm
VAN HORNE — In class, 16-year-old Anna Thiher has seen students sneak a Juul — a popular nicotine vaping device — out of a sweatshirt, inhale and discreetly exhale the vapor down...
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Property tax steady but water rates rising for Coralville residents

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 5:44pm
CORALVILLE — Coralville’s property tax rate will be unchanged for the 10th year in a row, but sewer rates will rise to fund improvement projects under the city’s fiscal year 2020...
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Funding doubts delay Iowa mental health plan for children

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 5:43pm
DES MOINES — It’s not a question of if but of when Iowa will create a mental health care system specifically for children. according to legislative advocates. House File 690 has been on...
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Rep. Steve King demurs on white society question, says he wasn’t aware of divisive meme on his Facebook page

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 5:03pm
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, whose history of making racially inflammatory remarks has come under heightened scrutiny, demurred this week when asked by a constituent at a town hall meeting whether...
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Missouri man sentenced to 4 years for illegally having guns, committing perjury

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 5:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A federal judge on Wednesday found a man committed perjury during his sentencing hearing and increased his prison time from nearly two years to four years in prison. U.S....
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Mandarin Spice restaurant planned for downtown Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 4:03pm
Marion restaurant Mandarin Spice Asian Grill announced it will open a second location, set for downtown Cedar Rapids. The restaurant’s Facebook page announced the plan to open at 415 Third St....
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Chicago locomotive manufacturer buys Cedar Rapids company Pickwick Manufacturing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 3:58pm
Pickwick Manufacturing Services, an 80-year-old Cedar Rapids company, has been sold for $5.8 million to a suburban Chicago company. RELCO of Burr Ridge, Ill., manufactures, repairs and rebuilds...
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Facebook will start withholding demographic data from some advertisers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 3:46pm
Facebook on Tuesday agreed to overhaul its lucrative targeted advertising system to settle accusations that landlords, lenders and employers use the platform to discriminate — a significant...
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First day of spring, final supermoon of 2019 line up on Wednesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 2:19pm
The first day of spring is the last for supermoons in 2019. Wednesday evening will bring the year’s last supermoon, known as the “full worm moon.” Coincidentally, it’s...
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Latest Cedar Rapids Aldi to open next week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 20, 2019 - 1:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Grocery chain Aldi will open its newest Cedar Rapids store next Thursday, March 28, in the space formerly occupied by Fresh Market, at 180 Collins Road NE. The...
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