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Oil storage company with Cedar Rapids facility to pay EPA fine

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Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at oil storage facilities in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. More>>

Iowa Startup Accelerator, first in state, opens in Cedar Rapids

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Cedar Rapids is joining the expanding pool of U.S. cities that want to kick-start fledgling businesses. More>>

Fish-O-Rama registration opens Wednesday

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Registration for the twelfth annual Fish-O-Rama begins Wednesday at noon at Manhattan Pavilion of Robbins Lake in Cedar Rapids. More>>

Stop tanning and sunbathing: Is that realistic? Video included

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The U.S. Surgeon General is calling for people to stop tanning and sunbathing.
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Rave Run: music, running, helping others

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Strap on your running shoes and get ready to party at The Rave Run 5K in Cedar Rapids. It's a neon 5K. More>>

Krebill named Marion Fire Chief

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Deb Krebill, a 23-year veteran of the Marion Fire Department, has been named the new fire chief. More>>

Cedar Rapids splash pad closed for repairs

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The City of Cedar Rapids has closed the Daniels Park splash pad for repairs. More>>

Person carjacked at Saint Luke's Hospital

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Linn County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a high-speed chase on Interstate 380 on Tuesday. More>>

United Way Celebrating 100th Birthday

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On Sunday, August 3, from 12pm-4pm the United Way will be celebrating is 100th year with a community-wide birthday party. The party is free to attend and will have events for the whole family. Some of the events include: photo booth, bounce houses, water balloon toss, story time with the Cedar Rapids Library, free cupcakes and ice cream, and live entertainment.
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Bank robbery charges brought against two in Cedar Rapids

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Bank robbery and firearm charges have been brought against two Cedar Rapids residents.Javon Dockery, 29, and Bria Daudinot, 21, robbed the US Bank on 16th Ave in Cedar Rapids on June 26, according to authorities. More>>

Veterans can play free golf in August

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The City of Cedar Rapids announced on Monday that veterans will be offered a free round of golf between Monday, August 25 and Monday, September 1 as a part of Patriot Week. More>>

Highway 100 extension leading to detours and delays Video included

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A massive construction project to extend Highway 100 is causing some major headaches for drivers in Cedar Rapids. Starting Tuesday, traffic on Edgewood Rd will go through a detour with only one lane in each direction.  More>>

Low-interest loans to Iowa residents and business owners

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that they will be offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Iowa residents and business owners that were affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place June 26- July 9.Since the storms and flooding took place, the Cedar Rapids Mayor, Ron Corbetter, City Council Members and the City Manager, Jeff Pomeranz have been working closely with the Congressional Delegation and State officials to bring relief and help to Cedar Rapids... More>>

Shots fired at Cedar Rapids gentlemen's club

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Police in Cedar Rapids are investigating a report of shots fired from early Sunday morning. More>>

UPDATE: Name released of motorcycle crash victim

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A 36-year-old man is dead after a motorcycle accident in Palo, just northwest of Cedar Rapids, Saturday morning. More>>

New Cedar Rapids fire truck can do a wheelie, saving lives Video included

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One eastern Iowa city just dropped almost $1 million on a new fire truck, which can do something most people have probably never seen. More>>

Iowa Racing and Gaming sued for rejecting Cedar Rapids casino

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Former Linn County Attorney Eugene Kopecky has sued the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission over its rejection of the proposed Cedar Rapids casino. More>>

Arrest made after gunfire hits Cedar Rapids house Friday morning

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One person is in Linn County jail after gunfire damaged a Cedar Rapids home Friday morning. More>>

Youth Triathlon in Cedar Rapids will lead to road closures

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A youth triathlon will be held in Cedar Rapids, causing some roads to be closed temporarily.
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Cedar Rapids police arrest two people in relation to January burglary

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More than five months after Cedar Rapids businesses were burglarized, police have made two arrests. More>>

Close call: car chase crashes into playhouse minutes after kids leave Video included

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A high speed chase ends in a family's yard where kids had been playing just minutes before. More>>

Five people are in jail after a car chase

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Five people were arrested after a car chase that ended in a crash in Solon.
According to the Linn County Police, on July 23, a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in Ely that matched the description of a vehicle involved in shots fired incident in Cedar Rapids. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and a car chase began.
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Cedar Rapids first Pet Fair and Adoptathon

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Cedar Rapids is hosting their FIRST Pet Fair and Adoptathon on August 2, 12pm-4pm. More>>

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight gets $20,000 donation

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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight was given more than $20,000 on Wednesday to help their mission of allowing veterans to see the memorials built in their honor. More>>

Batman, Batmobile comes to Cedar Rapids Barnes and Noble Video included

Batman's 75th celebration included a batmobile at the Barnes and Noble in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday. (Justin Andrews, KWWL) Batman's 75th celebration included a batmobile at the Barnes and Noble in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday. (Justin Andrews, KWWL)
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The Caped Crusader takes a break from protecting Gotham City to visit fans in Cedar Rapids Wednesday. More>>

7-vehicle crash shuts down I-380 on Wednesday

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A seven-vehicle accident led to I-380 being shut down for a period of time Wednesday morning. More>>

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Towels cause fire at Chrome Horse Video included

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A Cedar Rapids restaurant and live music venue is recovering from a four-alarm fire. More>>

Pork Tornadoes are coming to Cedar Rapids

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The Pork Tornadoes are coming to Uptown Friday Nights in Cedar Rapids.
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Indian Creek Nature Center launches campaign for new campus

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The Indian Creek Nature Center launched their Amazing Space campaign on Tuesday. More>>

Hot days especially brutal on elderly and sick Video included

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When the heat rises, Roma Jean Dicken stays indoors.
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Marion holding reception Saturday for fire chief candidates

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Marion residents will have an opportunity to meet the four people vying for the fire chief position at a reception on Saturday. More>>

Mt. Vernon man injured in Highway 30 crash Monday

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A Mt. Vernon man was taken to the hospital after his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 30 on Monday.
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UPDATE: 4 arrested, 2 injured in Cedar Rapids shootings Video included

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Four people were arrested after three reports of shootings and shots-fired in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, though police haven't yet said if any of them are directly involved in the shooting. More>>

UPDATED WITH NAME: Woman drowns in Wapsipinicon River Video included

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a woman drowned while tubing in the Wapsipinicon River Saturday. More>>

Annual Warbirds Over Iowa takes the skies

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Dozens of remote-control airplanes flew over part of Cedar Rapids. More>>

Sheriff looking for horse shooter in Johnson County Video included

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding who shot a horse.  More>>

Four injured in car accident

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Four people were injured in a two car accident Saturday morning in Linn County. More>>

Irish Fest 5k Walk & Run Registration Underway

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Registration is underway for the 2014 Irish Fest 5k Walk Run, set for Saturday, August 2, in downtown Waterloo. Participants can register online until July 31 at SignMeUp.com/98690, or by visiting the Irish Fest website at IowaIrishFest.com. The early registration period has concluded, so registration is now $25.00. After the online registration ends July 31, walk/run participants will need to register in person. The 4th annual Irish Fest 5k Walk and Run is just part of the Irish Fest weeken... More>>

Family of 3 homeless after fire

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A family of three is homeless after a fire in Cedar Rapids Friday. Cedar Rapids firefighters responded to a fire at 551 10th Street SW at 1:52 p.m. Friday.
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Bomb squad called for suspicious package in Marion

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The Linn County/Marion Bomb Squad was called to the train car in City Square Park Friday morning after a suspicious package was reported. More>>

UPDATE: 2 shots-fired calls investigated by Cedar Rapids Police

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Cedar Rapids police are currently investigating two reports of shots fired from Thursday evening. More>>

Cedar Rapids pizza delivery driver robbed Friday

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Cedar Rapids police are investigating the robbery of a pizza delivery driver. More>>

Animal Control hosts pet fair

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Cedar Rapids Animal Control will host their first Pet Fair on Saturday, August 2. More>>

Crews near debris-removal completion

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Crews in Cedar Rapids have removed more than 300 tons of tree debris from the Southeast side of town, which was significantly impacted by recent storms. More>>

Date set for school supplies event

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500 corridor children will receive school supplies at the Back 2 School Bash & Expo in Cedar Rapids. More>>

Mercy Pediatric Clinic moves to new location in Cedar Rapids

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An open house for Mercy Pediatric Clinic's new location is scheduled for Thursday, July 24 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.Mercy Medical Center invites the public to visit the pediatric clinic's new location at 701 10th Street SE in Cedar Rapids.Free parking is available in the 8th Street parking ramp.After the ribbon cutting, the public is invited to meet the physicians and staff, tour the clinic, and sign up for door prizes.The first 150 families will receive a free bike helmet.More information about ... More>>

Chris Christie in Cedar Rapids, Marion today on campaign stops

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Iowa for a series of fundraisers and campaign stops in a state with the first presidential caucuses. More>>

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Iowa Thursday

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Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, returns to the Hawkeye state Thursday to raise money for Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen. More>>

Online petition wants city to cover storm drains Video included

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Unsafe storm drains are not uncommon across the country, but an an online petition is underway asking Cedar Rapids to put grates or covers at the entrances of all storm drains to prevent another death. More>>

Cedar Rapids: Get storm-damaged items to curb by July 20

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Storm cleanup in ongoing in Cedar Rapids more than two weeks after flash flooding caused problems for a lot of homeowners. More>>

Resource fair to help those impacted by flooding

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A community resource fair will be held Wednesday in Cedar Rapids to help connect people to support agencies who have been impacted by flash flooding.

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Cedar Rapids school board adjusts 2014-15 calendar

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The Cedar Rapids Community School District Board of Education has dropped six early dismissal days, opting to schedule two full staff professional development days. More>>

Trial begins for man accused of killing a Cedar Rapids teenager in 2012 Video included

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They've been waiting two years to see justice and now friends and family of Latasha Roundtree are hoping it's around the corner. Tajh Ross's trial began Tuesday.  More>>

Cedar Rapids sets dates for Urban Deer Hunt

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The City of Cedar Rapids has set the 2014-2015 Urban Deer Hunt for Sept. 13 through Jan. 10, 2015. More>>

UPDATE: Highway 1 to open soon Video included

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It's been two weeks since heavy rain washed away part of Highway 1 in Linn County, but the road still hasn't reopened yet because the damage is worse than expected. More>>

Cedar Rapids police warn of phone scam involving camera tickets

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The Cedar Rapids Police Department says there is a new scam involving the collection of automated traffic tickets. More>>

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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More >>
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More >>
  • UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    UPDATE: Hawkeyes suspend free tuition raffle over legal concerns

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:30:29 GMT
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
    To get more students to buy, the university was trying to offer new incentives, ranging from Hy-Vee gift cards to free tuition. But it's that "free tuition" part that may pose problems for the athletic department -- and as of Wednesday evening, athletic officials weren't sure it was entirely legal.More >>
  • South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    South Winn falls in first trip to state baseball tournament

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:36:05 GMT
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
    Fifth-seeded Roland-Story scored four runs in the first two innings to beat fourth-seeded South Winneshiek 4-1 in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
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