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Police: Coralville man used forklift to enter Iowa City drugstore, steal cigarettes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 15, 2019 - 7:53am
IOWA CITY — A Coralville man is accused of breaking into a drugstore with a forklift and stealing dozens of packs of cigarettes. Around 12:14 a.m. May 7, Jeremy J. Mulvaney, 48, used a...
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This robot aims to keep the peace between drivers, police officers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 15, 2019 - 7:08am
For years, Reuben Brewer had been reading tragic news reports about police officers and motorists being killed and injured during traffic stops gone awry. The root of the problem, he eventually...
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Next ‘Star Wars’ movie will be from ‘Game of Thrones’ creators

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 15, 2019 - 6:37am
LOS ANGELES — “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on the “Star Wars” movie that’s due out in 2022, Disney CEO Bob Iger...
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‘Banjo block’ project draws praise and concern over subsidies

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 8:35pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A proposed $32.3 million complex on a long underdeveloped block in the core of the city — dubbed the “Banjo block” — was met Tuesday with praise from...
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Justice Department could curb FDA authority over execution drugs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 8:04pm
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department argues in a new legal opinion that the Food and Drug Administration does not have authority over drugs used in lethal injections, a stance sure to be...
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Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 7:58pm
Alabama’s state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to safeguard the health of the mother, as part of a multistate effort to have...
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Plan envisions big upgrade for Coralville interchange

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 6:42pm
An overhaul of one of Coralville’s busiest gateways off Interstate 80 is proposed in a draft of Iowa’s latest transportation improvement plan released Tuesday. Meeting in downtown Cedar...
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Lawsuit challenges new process for picking Iowa justices

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 5:36pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids lawyer and eight state lawmakers are seeking to block implementation of changes the Legislature made in the final hours of the 2019 session to Iowa’s...
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ACT to outsource 155 jobs

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 4:46pm
ACT, the Iowa City-based testing company, announced Tuesday it would outsource 115 full-time and 40 temporary customer-service positions to a Colorado company. The transition of those...
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Judge clears way for execution of award in University of Iowa Children’s Hospital spat

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 4:21pm
IOWA CITY — A Johnson County judge Tuesday confirmed the expiration of a hold on a request to seize University of Iowa assets for unpaid bills due a contractor on its new Stead Family...
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Funding for rural internet access gets boost from Empower Rural Iowa program

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 4:15pm
A statewide program aimed at addressing rural broadband needs across Iowa could help provide access to federal grant opportunities for internet expansion projects. The ReConnect grant program,...
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May is Stroke is Awareness Month: Awareness is key to treatment, prevention

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 4:09pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Julie McGraw doesn’t have diabetes, has no family history or any other risk factors that could have indicated to her she was at risk for a stroke. But in February 2018,...
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Washington student taken into custody after bringing gun to school

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 3:51pm
Washington — A student in the Washington Commmunity School District was taken into custody Tuesday after it was learned that he or she had brought a gun to school. In a joint media release...
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Mayor Pete coming to Solon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 3:03pm
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will stop in Eastern Iowa during a two-day swing through the state this weekend. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will attend a house party in Solon...
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Coralville man pleads to assault charge in sex abuse of teen

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 2:48pm
IOWA CITY — A 36-year-old Coralville man, who sexually abused a 15-year-old girl last year after forcing his way into her home, pleaded last week to a lesser charge before his trial was to...
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Lawsuit: Boss at Iowa City firm secretly recorded employee pumping breastmilk

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 1:40pm
IOWA CITY — An architect is suing her former boss based on allegations he secretly recorded her while she was privately pumping breastmilk at work. Jessica Clark, 32, of Ely, said she was...
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Marion’s former Mayor Snooks for president?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 12:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — If Mayor Pete can run, why not Mayor Snooks? Former Marion Mayor Allen “Snooks” Bouska has joined a cast of hundreds — including South Bend Mayor Pete...
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Man who was shot last December at The Pointe apartments in Cedar Rapids died last week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 11:16am
A 27-year-old man who was gravely injured in a shooting at The Pointe apartment complex last December, died last week, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department. Police said Tyrice Douglas was...
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U.S. actor Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ dies at age 85 — publicist

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 10:52am
Emmy-winning actor Tim Conway, who brought an endearing, freewheeling goofiness to skits on “The Carol Burnett Show” that cracked up his cast mates as well as the audience, died on...
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Iowa City man pleads to lesser charge in deadly assault of father

Cedar Rapids Gazette - May 14, 2019 - 10:37am
IOWA CITY — Sisters of an Iowa City man, who was assaulted by his son and later died in 2017, said Tuesday they were devastated by losing their brother and told their nephew to take advantage...
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