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The Best Week Of The Year In Cedar Rapids is Here!

How many times have you driven by a restaurant and thought, "Wow, I'd really like to try that place out but I'm not sure." It's hard to commit to taking a risk on some place new. Plus you never know if it'll be to pricey, or if you'll even like it. But yet every time you turn around, you keep seeing new restaurants. That's why I love this week!

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Iowa Is Ranked Highly Among States With Rudest Drivers

I know you see plenty of dumb moves by drivers every day, in Cedar Rapids or wherever you're traveling in Eastern Iowa.  We're not perfect.  A new survey by Insure shows that we may not be great drivers, and we even rank highly among the most rude.  We check in at number 

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Two Eastern Iowa Cities Land In Top 100 Best Places To Live List – Including Iowa City In The Top 10

If you think about it, we've got it pretty good here in eastern Iowa. The website Livability.com agrees and proves it by recently listing two eastern Iowa cities and five Iowa cities overall on their list of the "Top 100 Best Places To Live in America."

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40 Years Ago, ‘Little House On The Prairie’ debuted; Tuesday, One Of The Shows Biggest Stars Is In The Corridor

I grew up watching, and loving, the last few years of the nine-year run of 'Little House on the Prairie.'  Melissa Gilbert was always one of my favorites on the show and Tuesday she'll be in both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

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For Steele It’s All About The Bacon – Kevin Bacon AND Baconfest 2014

You're gonna hear a lot about BACON this week. But I will guarantee you this will be the only place you will read about THIS bacon.

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News Anchor’s Revelation He Has 6 Months to Live Will Leave You Weeping

This breaking news will break your heart.

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Cedar Rapids Elementary Students Sing The National Anthem To Celebrate A Historic Anniversary [VIDEO]

200 years ago today the American flag was raised in Baltimore, leading Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner.  This past Friday, two different Cedar Rapids Elementary Schools

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Cedar Rapids Welcomes Its Newest Weatherman, Terry Swails

A good weather forecast can make all the difference sometimes.  For that reason, we're pretty excited to hear the news from CBS 2 and FOX 28, that lifetime Iowa weatherman, and Iowa's most experienced broadcast meteorologist, Terry Swails, is joining our weather partner as their Chief Meteorologist.

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New Virus Sending Iowa Kids To The Hospital

I was half joking the other week when I mentioned how you know kids are back in school when they start getting sick, making reference to what they call the "back-to-school plague."  However, a new virus is spreading quickly, now impacting Iowa, and this is no laughing matter.

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Flood Safety Tips With Corridor Susceptible To Flash Flooding Tonight

The rains came, heavy, in many areas last night.  That was unexpected.  Tonight was the night heavy rain was forecast.  Unfortunately, that hasn't changed.

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