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Multiple Family Members Murdered Inside Cedar Rapids Home

Multiple people are dead after an early morning shooting at 4414 Oak Leaf Court NE, according to a press release from the City of Cedar Rapids. While police confirmed there were multiple victims, there was not a lot of information released initially, as police were investigating the shootings. At 9:30 pm tonight, Tuesday June 15, the City of Cedar Rapids put out their press release to the media, and Facebook post, with more information.
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Another Cedar Rapids Pool Opening This Month

Another place to cool off is opening in Cedar Rapids as summer heats up. We told you back in March, the City of Cedar Rapids' plans to open up pools again for the summer. Noelridge Aquatic Center was the first to open up on Memorial Day weekend and it was packed with swimmers ready to jump in. They had huge lines and crowds throughout the entire weekend, as it was the only pool in the area open. Well, hopefully those lines will get a little smaller as more pools open throughout the area to take in swimmers.
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NewBo City Market Welcoming Six New Shops

Summer officially arrives in the City of Five Seasons on Father's Day and NewBo City Market is welcoming a half dozen new shops, as the season changes. According to a media release from NewBo, all the new shops will be open by the time June is over, and most of them already are. The shops feature everything from ice cream to services like tech support. Here are the new shops, and what each offers.
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Midwest Pizza Joint Makes Headlines for Testing Cicada Pizza

I think I speak for everyone here at the radio station when I say... NO THANKS!. The Pizza Bandit in Dayton, Ohio is getting national attention this week for a video that they posted on their Facebook page last Saturday. For whatever reason, the Pizza Bandit decided to cook up a pizza with a very unusual topping. The Facebook post reads:
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10 Debunked Myths We Still Believe

A study commissioned by Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care aimed to expose the misconceptions people might have about contact lenses, you know, to sell more contact lenses. Just to keep it interesting, they added some other common misconceptions people believe to see what out there people. Scirvens' spokesperson said “If...
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Hey Iowa Come On, it’s Raise our Freeway Speed Limits [OPINION]

We need to discuss speed limits in the state of Iowa. I think one needs to be updated. Before we get there, let's explore the current speed limit structure in Iowa: in the state, a majority of highways have a 55 mph speed limit. Rural interstate highways, such as I-380, carry a 70 mph speed limit. Urban Interstates range from 55 to 65 mph, and some smaller, one-lane highways tend to land at 60 mph. That's a lot of numbers, right? I only want to focus on one: the 70 mph limit on rural interstate highways, like the aforementioned Interstate 380.
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Why are Millions of Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies Still Unsold?

We usually report on shortages of items during the pandemic, but today comes news of a shocking surplus. Iowa's News Now via the Associated Press says there are some 15 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies still unsold!. What caused such a concerning shortage?. There is certainly no shortage of...
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Iowa Becomes 9th Best State To Live In

It feels good to be liked and one of the best, right? WalletHub wanted to find out the best and worst states to live in and depending on which side of the Quad Cities you live on will depend on how this will make you feel. Between Iowa and Illinois, both states didn't do too terrible on this list. One did better than the other and you probably can figure it out from the title.
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Gene Wilder Went to College in Iowa

Come with me, and you'll be in a world of pure imagination... Or in Gene Wilder's real-life situation, you may just be in the Midwest. I was scrolling through Facebook when I came across this interesting post from an Iowa university. It turns out that one of the most iconic actors of the 20th century called the Hawkeye State home for a few years.
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Iconic Christmas Special Coming Live to The Paramount

"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown". Does anyone NOT still tear up a little at the end of Linus' speech during "A Charlie Brown Christmas"? It's one of the most iconic holiday specials for kids and adults and it's going to be staged LIVE at the Paramount Theatre this fall! Auditions have apparently concluded, otherwise I would totally try out for the Chuck and Snoopy roles with my beagle Riley.
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Iowan Who Raised Flag at Iwo Jima to be Honored

An Iowan captured in one of the most iconic wartime photos in our nation's history, will soon have a monument built in his honor. The Des Moines Register reports that The Brooklyn Community Foundation is leading the charge to honor Harold 'Pie' Keller, an Iowan who helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima during World War II.
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Eric Clapton Feels ‘Ostracized’ By Friends Over His COVID Views

Eric Clapton has revealed that his polarizing views on the coronavirus pandemic have strained his personal relationships. “I’ve tried to reach out to fellow musicians,” the famed guitarist explained during an interview with YouTube channel Oracle Films. “I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails any more. It’s quite noticeable.”