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Coralville Lake business spends Labor Day weekend recovering from summer flooding Video included

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Some businesses at Coralville Lake are spending Labor Day weekend recovering from the summer flooding.   More>>

Cedar Rapids police car going to call hit head-on

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A Cedar Rapids police officer headed to a call was involved in a head-on crash Sunday afternoon. More>>

Man injured in motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids

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A man has minor injuries after a motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids. More>>

Cedar Rapids Washington turns tide on Jefferson, 43-26 Video included

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A cross-town rivalry turned into Mother Nature's playground at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids. More>>

Cedar Rapids speed cameras will stay, despite DOT concerns

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Cedar Rapids speed cameras will stay up despite concerns over their location.
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Marion Police Chief and Linn County Sheriff take ice bucket challenge

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It's not everyday you can dump water on a cop and get away with it. Marion Police Chief Harry Daugherty and Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner took the ALS ice bucket challenge Thursday. More>>

Cedar Rapids veteran gets probation for weapons, drug charges

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A Cedar Rapids man who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan was sentenced for possessing a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition as an unlawful drug user. More>>

Veterans, families can use veterans food pantry in Cedar Rapids Video included

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Nobody knows the struggles veterans and active service men and women face better than other veterans. More>>

Local bike shops get national recognition

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Four bicycle shops in eastern Iowa are now known as some of America's best.


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Eastbound highway 30 exit ramps closed to close for improvements

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The on and off ramps to U.S. 151/Williams Boulevard and the off ramp to Edgewood road will be closed starting Tuesday. More>>

Casual Friday for a cause in the Corridor

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Planning on participating in casual Friday? Make sure you have your wallet. More>>

False advertising? Cedar Rapids to crack down on synthetic drugs Video included

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Kids these days can be exposed to a lot of new things, including synthetic drugs. More>>

Wisconsin man killed in Benton Co. motorcycle crash

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A motorcyclist is dead after losing control of his bike on Tuesday. More>>

Motorcycle thefts on the rise in Cedar Rapids

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The Cedar Rapids Police Department is warning motorcyclists about a recent rise in motorcycle thefts. More>>

Marion Kiwanis donate money for exercise equipment

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The Marion Metro Kiwanis donated $10,000 to the Parks and Recreation Department for outdoor exercise equipment. More>>

UPDATE: 1 injured after I-380 morning crash

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One person was taken to the hospital following a two vehicle crash Tuesday morning on I-380. More>>

Cedar Rapids high school gets new cafeteria

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A Cedar Rapids high school cafe is ready to serve its first meal. More>>

Cedar Rapids artist featured at Waterloo Center for the Arts

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A Cedar Rapids-based artist is being featured at the Waterloo Center for the Arts this month. More>>

Peaceful march, service sheds light on solutions to violence Video included

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 Organizers say it's national events like the one in Ferguson that caused them to reflect on finding new solutions to end the violence, and shed some light on their own communities.  More>>

Grant keeps mobile food pantry running

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The Salvation Army received a $5000 grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation to support its mobile feeding unit. More>>

Ag. Secretary Tom Vilsack reacts to Deere layoffs Video included

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack is looking ahead to positive signs from the ag industry in the wake of John Deere layoffs in Waterloo.

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Ely couple gets grant to do own milk processing

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An Ely couple hopes to make and sell dairy products to the public soon with the help of a grant. More>>

Police: Cedar Rapids man sold synthetic marijuana from store

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A Cedar Rapids man is charged with maintaining a drug-involved premises. More>>

City of Cedar Rapids inspects bridges Thursday

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The City of Cedar Rapids continues to check city bridges Thursday, as part of the week-long bridge inspection process that began Monday, August 18. More>>

Congressional hopefuls may face recognition challenge Video included

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Democrat Pat Murphy and Republican Rod Blum face the age-old question: what's in a name?Both are running for the open seat in Iowa's 1st Congressional District, and both are from Dubuque, and not well known outside the immediate area. More>>

UIHC ready to treat Ebola patients if needed Video included

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.From eastern Iowa, the Ebola outbreak seems far away and highly unlikely, but medical staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics say they are taking no chances. More>>

Police asking for help identifying suspected credit card thief

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Police say the man in the attached pictures is suspected of stealing and using another person's credit card at a convenience store in Cedar Rapids' northwest side in the morning of July 25. More>>

Cedar Rapids man going to federal prison on gun charge

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A Cedar Rapids man is headed to federal prison for illegally having a firearm. More>>

New program helps new and experienced teachers in Iowa Video included

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Vicki Pitstick has been teaching for eight years but knows there's always new ways to help students so she's working with an instructional strategist, which is basically a coach for a teacher. They go over how students are doing and find ways to help them improve. It's part of the new  Teacher Leader Program in the Linn-Mar Community School District, which puts more teachers in leadership positions.  More>>

Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids raises $160k through Fish-O-Rama

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The Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids raised a record of more than $160,000 this year through its annual Fish-O-Rama event. More>>

Smulekoff's explain decision to close Video included

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The family-owned business was one of the many flooded in 2008. The owners understand why flood protection is so important for the city, but they say a planned flood wall will push them out of this location. They'll no longer have the space to load and unload their trucks full of furniture. More>>

UPDATE: Two men injured in Cedar Rapids shooting

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The Cedar Rapids Police Department has released the names of two men injured in a Monday night shooting on the city's southwest side. More>>

After 125 years, Smulekoff's is closing

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A longtime furniture store with a catchy jingle is closing its doors after more than a century in business in downtown Cedar Rapids. More>>

Free round of golf for all Iowa veterans in Linn County

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Cedar Rapids is offering all Iowa veterans a free round of golf as part of the first ever Patriot Golf Week. All active duty and honorably discharged veterans, retired National Guard and reserves are eligible to participate in the event. More>>

Shaun Hogan pleads not guilty in murder of Crystal Gaffney

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A Waterloo man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Linn County is pleading not guilty. 36-year-old Shaun Hogan faces first degree murder for the death of 29-year-old Crystal Gaffney. More>>

Motorcycle accident injures Cedar Rapids man

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A motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids leave one man seriously injured. More>>

Cedar Rapids bridge inspections cause lane closures

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The City of Cedar Rapids has scheduled bridge inspections starting Monday, August 18, which will include lane closures.
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Crews battle fire at vacant Cedar Rapids home

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Cedar Rapids firefighters battled a bedroom at a vacant home Monday morning. More>>

Smulekoff's in downtown Cedar Rapids to shut its door Video included

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Smulekoff's in downtown Cedar Rapids has sold its furniture store to the city, even after surviving the 2008 floods. More>>

Guided tours of historic neighborhoods return to Cedar Rapids

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Guided, walking tours of the Czech Village and New Bohemia are returning to Cedar Rapids. More>>

Red Cross helping 3 Cedar Rapids families after fire

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Three Cedar Rapids families are being helped by the American Red Cross, after a fire Monday. More>>

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