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Motorcyclist Killed in Crash North of Center Point

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash north of Center Point Friday morning. It happened on I-380 a little after 11 am. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a southbound motorcycle hit a stationary Iowa DOT crash attenuator, which was being pulled by a maintenance vehicle. It was being used to divert traffic from the

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Linn County Proposes Bond Issue for Water Quality Improvements

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Linn County supervisors have placed a proposed $40 million bond issue on the November ballot that would pay for water quality improvements and other projects to benefit parks and the environment. Our news partner KCRG-TV9 reports it would take a 60 percent super-majority to approve the measure, which would fund

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Three Plead Guilty to Robbing Linn County Bank

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Three people have pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Linn County. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Lance Monden, from Cedar Rapids; 36-year-old Stanley Mosley, from Coralville; and 39-year-old Katherine Pihl, from Tiffin, were arrested seven minutes after robbing the Palo Savings Bank on May 20th. Witnesses provided information about the

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Burglary at Independence Motor Speedway

Authorities are investigating a burglary at the Independence Motor Speedway. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Tuesday. Nothing was stolen from the property, but there is damage on doors and cash registers. Independence Motor Speedway is offering a five-hundred dollar reward for any information that can help lead to the arrest of the

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Manchester Masonic Lodge Hosting Tractor Ride

The Manchester Masonic Lodge will be hosting a tractor ride later this month. The ride will take place Saturday, August 27th starting at 8:30 am at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. It will be a 50-mile ride, taking riders to Greeley, Colesburg and Earlville before heading back to Manchester. Breaks will be taken in each of

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Couple Dies in Benton County Collision

VINTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a man and wife were fatally injured in a collision near Vinton Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. east of town. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says the pair were driving west in their SUV when it crossed the center line and struck an oncoming pickup. Authorities

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Iowa State Fair Opens Today

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa State Fair has started its 11-day run that likely will draw more than a million visitors to the fairgrounds in east Des Moines. The fair kicked off Thursday morning, and there will be plenty to see and do over the next week and a half, with hundreds of

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