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United Technologies decides to halt sale of Chubb fire unit

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 12:02pm
United Technologies Corp., parent of Cedar Rapids-based Collins Aerospace, said it has halted the sale of its fire-safety and security business because of recent market volatility. The company plans...
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Iowa state auditor ends paper copies of reports

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 11:16am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Running for office, Democrat Rob Sand billed himself as something of a penny-pincher. “He loves efficiency,” his wife, Christine, said in a campaign ad that...
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Second man arrested in Tarrence Newman slaying

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 11:13am
Authorities have made a second arrest in the death of 40-year-old Tarrence Newman, who was shot and killed in November 2017 in Cedar Rapids. Donald R. Harris, 31, of Cedar Rapids, faces charges of...
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Iowa City man stole Lottery tickets, collected prize money, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 10:39am
An Iowa City man was arrested early Thursday morning on theft and forgery charges after he allegedly stole hundreds of lottery tickets and cashed out some winning tickets. According to the criminal...
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A coffee shop for the whole family: Dodge Street Coffeehouse in I.C. offers a play area to keep kids entertained

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 5:52am
  IOWA CITY — Kelly Elliott and Jamie Skinner’s children go to the same day care; they met at a 4-year-old birthday party. So when they decided to open Dodge Street Coffeehouse together,...
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Pizza Hut expands beer delivery to Iowa, just in time for the Super Bowl

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 5:47am
Just in time for next month’s Super Bowl, Pizza Hut announced Monday that it will expand beer delivery to more locations throughout the United States. Owned by Yum! Brands, which also includes...
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Tedeschi Trucks founders merging histories on 2019 tour — coming to Paramount next week

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 10, 2019 - 5:44am
Automobile magnate Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” While this may be an odd source to reflect how far...
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No Tyler Cook, so other Hawkeyes more than fill the void in Iowa's win at Northwestern

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 11:07pm
EVANSTON, Ill. — You’ve seen it so many times in sports. A team is missing its best player, and its other players come together for a big effort. Necessity, it’s been said, the...
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Authorities: Gun in 12-year-old Davenport boy’s attempted murder charge belonged to his dad, a felon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 6:04pm
The 12-year-old Iowa boy accused of trying to kill his social studies teacher in front of his classmates used an illegally owned pistol that he got from his father’s unlocked gun cabinet,...
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Police arrest ‘multiple’ students at Washington High School

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 6:02pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested multiple students — one who “posed a potential threat to the school,” and several others involved in an unrelated fight — at...
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Sports gambling will get hearing at Iowa Capitol

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 5:19pm
DES MOINES — It’s a sure bet sports wagering will be debated this year in the Iowa Capitol. Statehouse leaders say they expect robust discussions about legalizing sports gambling now...
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Marion man accused of sexual abusing 15-year-old girl will be allowed in deposition

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 5:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge denied a protective order Wednesday that would have kept a Marion man from being in the same room during a deposition with a 17-year-old girl, who he is accused of...
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Governor Street bridge to be replaced in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 5:14pm
IOWA CITY — Drivers in Iowa City will be without the Governor Street/Highway 1 bridge over Ralston Creek until this summer. The closure between Iowa Avenue and Jefferson Street is scheduled...
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Cedar Rapids legislators hold listening post ahead of session

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 5:13pm
Cedar Rapids legislators are seeking input from local residents at a listening post Thursday. Rep. Kirsten Running Marquardt, Rep.-elect Tracy Ehlert and Sen.-elect Todd Taylor will host a...
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Billionaire Tom Steyer won’t run for president in 2020

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 5:12pm
DES MOINES — In a state where national candidates come to say they are running for president, Tom Steyer stands apart. Steyer, the billionaire businessman from California who had been mulling...
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Some Iowa members of Congress have salaries withheld during shutdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 5:11pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Three Iowa Democratic members of Congress either are asking to have their salaries withheld during the partial government shutdown or taking other action to show support for...
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Appellate court sides with regents in UI presidential recruitment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 3:46pm
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a victory for the Board of Regents related to accusations it broke the law in its recruiting of University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld. A...
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Iowa State mascot Cy surprises C.R. student teased for being a Cyclones fan

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 3:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa State mascot Cy made an unusual trip to Hawkeye Country on Wednesday to cheer on a 9-year-old boy who was teased for wearing his cardinal and gold gear to school. Erskine...
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Compromise on border wall shouldn’t be so hard, Grassley says

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 3:39pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Making his case for building a border wall in a national television address is something President Donald Trump “absolutely had to do,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said,...
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Iowa House panel to study contested House 55 election

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 9, 2019 - 3:23pm
The Iowa House speaker plans to appoint a bipartisan panel of legislators to consider a petition from a Democratic candidate who is asking that all ballots cast in her challenge of a northeast Iowa...
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