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There’s a Cedar Rapids Restaurant That Serves Footlong Tacos

I have to say, joining the Rally C.A.P. – Champion and Protect Local Business Facebook group last year was a GREAT decision. I'm constantly finding out about both new restaurants and old restaurants that I've never been to before. Just last week, I was introduced to Old Neighborhood Pub here in Cedar Rapids, and it's all thanks to a post about their tacos.
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Father, son charged with storming Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The FBI has arrested an Iowa man and his adult son after they discussed on social media their involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Agents arrested 50-year-old Daryl Johnson of St. Ansgar and 29-year-old Daniel Johnson of Austin, Minnesota, on Friday morning. They made initial appearances in federal courts in Iowa and Minnesota and have been released from custody pending further proceedings in Washington, D.C. They are charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct, violent entry, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
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Cedar Rapids, IAcbs2iowa.com

Six new shops open in NewBo City Market

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Six new shops recently opened or will open in NewBo City Market in June. NewBo said it welcomed the six new shops into its Business Incubator Program, meaning nine shops will have opened there in 2021 so far. Below are the shops and each one's description...
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More changes to come with alcohol sales at U of I sports events

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) — Alcohol sales at college sporting events is not a new concept, but it is new for security inside Kinnick Stadium. The University of Iowa is the latest to Big 10 school to start offering beer and wine. KCRG reported Interim Co-Director of Public Safety, Mark...
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Popular Coralville Hotel to Change Names and Management

Posh accommodations will continue with a change in its look at a popular hotel for Kinnick Stadium gameday fans to stay at on football weekends, basketball overnights and more. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, on August 18, just in time for the start of the first post-COVID football season, the 57,588 square-foot city-owned Marriott hotel and convention center will transform into the "Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel and Conference Center", owned by Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
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Iowa City man wanted for allegedly assaulting man with baseball bat arrested

An Iowa City man who was wanted for allegedly assaulting a man with a baseball bat last year was arrested Sunday evening. According to court records, the incident occurred the evening of November 12th at a neighbor of 38-year-old Quinton Fitzgerald of Shady Glen Court. He and another person went to the residence of the neighbor and began yelling at the victim to come out of the house.
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Lindale Mall bringing back Summer Block Party, celebrating 60th anniversary

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — Lindale Mall is inviting everyone to their 60th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 26, from 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. This free, special event will include an outdoor concert, food trucks, rock climbing wall, carnival rides and more. The first two hundred people will get a free t-shirt to tie-dye at the event.
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Benton County Speedway hosts world’s largest candy dash

BENTON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - People in Vinton looked for a sweet way to break a world record. The Benton County Speedway worked to make the world’s largest candy dash Sunday. They expected to have more than 1,900 pounds of candy dumped on this dirt racetrack. Kids under the age...
Iowa City, IAkiwaradio.com

College Coaches Adjusting To New Landscape

Iowa City, Iowa — Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery says all coaches have been forced to adjust to the new landscape of college basketball. The transfer portal has created what is essentially free agency and name, image, likeness legislation that is on the way could alter that even more. McCaffery...
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Annual motorcycle ride raises awareness of human trafficking in Eastern Iowa

An annual event taking place later this month aims to raise awareness about human trafficking — which has increased in prevalence during the COVID-19 pandemic — in small communities that can be hotbed for the issue. Chains Interrupted, a Cedar Rapids nonprofit focused on combating human trafficking in Eastern Iowa,...
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Parent company of Lindale Mall filing for bankruptcy

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The property management company that owns Lindale Mall has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Washington Prime Group, which owns dozens of mall properties across the United States, including Lindale and one in Sioux City in Iowa, announced the plan in a statement. Chapter 11 is...
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Waterloo chemical manufacturing company to expand workforce

One of the first Freedom Festival events happening on Monday was a tree carving from derecho trees in Jones Park. An explosion at a chemical plant in Rockton, Illinois caused a massive fire that is still burning on Monday evening. Updated: 49 minutes ago. State Senator Liz Mathis tells us...
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Free haircuts offered to Cedar Rapids kids by first-ever mobile barber

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Dreeam Sports, a Cedar Rapids-based nonprofit youth organization, held a free haircuts opportunity on Monday in partnership with Waterloo-based barber stylist William Lekendrick Burt. Burt tells Iowa's News Now the event was his way of giving back to the community, by providing free cuts to underserved...
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Wallace Named Collegiate Baseball All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa redshirt junior Trenton Wallace has been named a Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American, it was announced by the collegiate baseball publication. Wallace is the ninth Hawkeye (and fourth pitcher) under head coach Rick Heller to earn All-America distinction. He was one of two players...
Cedar Rapids, IAthegazette.com

Pet of the Week: Meet Toby

Toby is a 1 1/2-year-old medium tabby and white cat available for adoption at Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control, 7241 Washington View Pkwy. SW. Toby, who is playful and social, came to the shelter as s stray, so it’s not known how he would get along with other animals. The shelter has a limited opening and still encourages appointments for adoption inquiries. Call (319) 286-5993 for more information. (Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control)
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Radio Iowa/Baseball Coaches Association High School Poll 6/14/21

1. Johnston (14-1) 2. Pleasant Valley (10-0) 3. Dowling Catholic (14-1) 4. Dubuque Hempstead (10-2) 6. Cedar Rapids Prairie (12-3) Davenport West (9-2), Iowa City West (10-5), Norwalk (13-1), Ottumwa (12-3), and Sioux City East (13-3) Class 3A. 1. Marion (14-2) 2. Wahlert Catholic (12-3) 3. Central Dewitt (8-2) 4....
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Where’s the Thunder?

We all know that it's been a very dry spring across Iowa, but the lack of precipitation also corresponds to a minuscule amount of thunder across the state. Cedar Rapids has totaled four hours of thunder in June, well below the average of 20.5. Cedar Rapids has had only three...