Farmers begin corn, soybean harvest

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa farmers began harvesting early planted corn and soybeans in the week that ended on Sunday, taking advantage of more than five days of weather suitable for fieldwork.

The weekly crop progress report from the U.S. De [...]

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Texas energy company releases more details on pipeline

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Texas energy company that hopes to build a crude oil pipeline through Iowa released new information detailing the proposed project's economic benefits, including a more than $1.35 billion capital investment in the state. continue »

Mortgage delinquency rates, foreclosures decline in July

CEDAR RAPIDS — Foreclosure and mortgage delinquency rates fell in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City in July compared with the same month of 2013, according to CoreLogic of Irvine, Calif.

The rate of Cedar Rapids area foreclosures among outst [...]

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Iowa Gov. Branstad, Hatch focus on elderly voters

DES MOINES — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday defended his vetoes of several legislative changes that would have benefitted seniors while Democratic challenger Jack Hatch said he would work with legislators and advocates if elected [...]

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First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC

DALLAS — U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally.

The patient had recen [...]

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Autopsy results could take 6-8 weeks in Chinese ISU student death

IOWA CITY — It could be weeks, if not months, before authorities know the official cause of death of an Iowa State University student found dead in the trunk of a car in Iowa City last week.

Mike Hensch, administrator for the Johnson [...]

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Bond review, custody pending for Cedar Rapids man found incompetent to stand trial

CEDAR RAPIDS — A bond review and placement hearing will be reset for a Cedar Rapids man found incompetent to stand trial for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl last year.

A judge last week found Troy Davenport, 44, not competent f [...]

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Hiawatha couple decides to 'pay it forward' with big tip

CEDAR RAPIDS — Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Hiawatha left a big tip for their waiter this weekend, but it wasn't for speedy service.

And now, their story has gone viral on social media.

Makenzie Schultz said she and her hus [...]

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Ground Floor: Specialty oil, vinegar store opens in Coralville

CORALVILLE — At first glance, Dr. Kimberly Schulz’s latest business venture may seem like a big departure from her existing medical practice and wellness-related businesses.

In March, the family physician and board-certified de [...]

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University of Iowa takes strides in adding on-campus housing

IOWA CITY — With the University of Iowa’s first new residence hall since 1968 on budget and on track to house 501 students by next fall, officials are moving forward with plans to build a second even larger new dormitory across campu [...]

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Officials identify man killed by falling minivan near Springville

SPRINGVILLE — The man who died Monday after a minivan he was working on fell on him was identified Tuesday morning as Jerry D. Rabe, 56, of Blairstown.

According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, Linn County Rescue [...]

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Women who have been unemployed have fewer kids -US study

BOSTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according to a U.S. study released on Monday.

Researchers at Princeton University used more than 140 mill [...]

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Hatch campaign scales back TV advertising, but not campaigning

CEDAR RAPIDS — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch is off the air.

And cable and radio and the Internet.

Although he’s trailing five-term GOP Gov. Terry Branstad by 6 to as much as 24 percentage points in variou [...]

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Case of missing ISU student sees global reach

The suspicious death of a Chinese international student has grabbed a global audience.

It's also something that likely will lead investigators to look to China for answers.

Friends of Iowa State University student Tong Shao, 20, re [...]

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Eastern Iowa credit unions merging

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two Eastern Iowa credit unions plan to merge, creating a financial institution with assets of $104 million and 11,000 members.

Three I Credit Union of Burlington will merge with Alliant Credit Union of Dubuque, pending [...]

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