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Downtown Cedar Rapids Slowly Growing Upward

Another big sign of progress in downtown Cedar Rapids lately has been the sound of

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Some Great Pointers For When You Should Stop For A School Bus

We all want to help keep schoolchildren safe but sometimes that stop sign popping out on one of Eastern Iowa's school buses can be a point of question. If I'm two lanes away, should I stop? The Iowa Department of Transportation provides some wonderful clarification

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Several Iowa Schools Taking Safe Driving Pledge; In Running For BIG Prizes

State Farm Insurance is sponsoring a contest through this Friday that's giving schools across America a chance to win huge prizes. The Celebrate My Drive contest offers up massive cash prizes, and even a concert featuring

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Iowa Woman About To Give Birth Is Held At Gunpoint Following High-Speed Chase [VIDEO]

Early yesterday morning, Ben Kohnen of Pomeroy was in a major predicament. He was speeding along an Iowa highway on his way to the hospital after his wife told him she was going to give birth at any moment. After passing law enforcement a pursuit started, but his wife Rachel said don't stop. What to do? Ben kept going. Tire spikes were thrown down and some very tense moments followed:

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Iowa Woman Goes To Doctor For Stomach Ache, Gives Birth To Twins [VIDEO]

An Ankeny woman got a triple surprise last week when she went to the hospital, complaining of a stomach ache. It was no ordinary stomach ache.  Shelby Magnani was about to give birth to very rare twins:

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10 Great Kids Books for Halloween

Kids books are the best, and with America Reads going on in our schools this Thursday and Friday, we decided to browse the library, and our memory, to find out top 10 picks for great books to read to the kids during this time of year.

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[UPDATE] Operation Quick Find For Cedar Rapids Teen Cancelled

(Update)  The Cedar Rapids Police Department cancelled this Quick Find at just after 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.

The Cedar Rapids Police Department has issued an Operation Quick Find for Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School student

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Eastern Iowan Crowned Miss Iowa USA

A young lady from Eastern Iowa was crowned Miss Iowa USA for 2015 at the pageant in Newton Yesterday. Taylor Even (above) of Jesup will be competing at the Miss USA pageant on NBC next summer.

Congrats Taylor and best of luck as

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A Very Cool Video History Of Downtown Cedar Rapids & The Convention Center Complex Site [VIDEO]

I was talking with one of the leaders of our company who was in Cedar Rapids this morning, and he was telling me how much he loves the city.  He raved about

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Top 5 Kids Costumes For Halloween 2014

The big day for kids is right around the corner.  For months now, those wee ones have had their minds set on a specific costume and been begging you to get it day in, day out.  We're hoping that if they want to be one of these, you've already got the costume by now, or you might have to either shell out big bucks, get creative, or go with plan B.  Take a look at what's in high demand this year.

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