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Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week runs from Feb. 22 to March 2.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - On Thursday night, 20 Cedar Rapids restaurants will offer a preview of what they're serving up during this year's restaurant week. The event runs from Feb. 22 to March 2.

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WATCH: Cedar Rapids Mayor says citizens are for traffic cameras, survey says no

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — During the State of City Address speech by Mayor Brad Hart, he said its citizens were all in favor of the I-380 cameras. KWWL set out to see if that rang true.

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Sen. Kamala Harris coming to Cedar Rapids Sunday

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - California Senator Kamala Harris will be here in Cedar Rapids this Sunday to open the third season of an Iowa political podcast. Political Party Live announced yesterday that Harris will join local officials for a live-recorded podcast.

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Cedar Rapids Flood Projection Report Is Harsh News

Mother Nature won't cut us a break. While we continue to dig out of Winter's wrath, a new threat is put in the back of our minds. Flooding. A report was released this week by the National Weather Service (NWS) saying the Cedar River has a 24 percent chance of reaching 16 feet (major flood stage) thi

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Linn County supervisors approve first steps for mental health access center

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) The Linn County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved next steps for a new mental health access center. The center aims to help people who are in crisis, so they can avoid going to the emergency room or even jail.

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Where does all the snow go in Cedar Rapids? Here's one answer.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - If you wondered "where does some of the snow go?" here's one answer in Cedar Rapids. Trucks dump some of the snow from throughout the city at the former Sinclair site south of New Bo.

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Cedar Rapids street crews rush to patch potholes before next winter storm

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- Now that streets can be seen again, so can the potholes. City street crews were hustling, Thursday, to use the break in snowfall to patch the many potholes popping up on city roads.

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Man accused of killing Iowa State student athlete wants later trial date

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The man accused of killing Iowa State student-athlete Celia Barquin Arozamena wants to be tried at a later date. In court documents filed Thursday, 22-year-old Collin Richards signed a waiver for speedy trial and asked the court to set a trial date in September or October

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Beyond the Weather: Views for late February

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Take advantage of any clearing we see in the next week to look beyond the weather. As late evening falls upon us, the moon will be shining off the eastern horizon. To the right of the moon, you will see the star Spica. This is the brightest start in the constellation Virg

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One of Strongest Storms of the Winter This Weekend

You probably realize by now that I keep a pretty close eye on the weather and what meteorologists are saying about this weekend is pretty amazing. CBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Terry Swails says "all eyes in the weather world will be on an intense cyclone that is expected to develop and cross the centra

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Does Cedar Rapids Have The Ugliest City Flag In America?

It's time, folks. We need a new city flag. Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart talked about the flag during his State of the City address. The Mayor said, "In the last year or two, it was named the ugliest city flag in America. Getting a more modern logo included in the flag would be kind of cool."

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Tips to avoid roof collapses this winter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- The weight of heavy snow along with ice dams on some homes are keeping roofing companies busy. Ice dams can form along roof-lines, creating a ridge that prevents melting snow from draining off. That can force water that’s under the ice to back up underneath the shingles

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20-year-old man critically hurt in Cedar Rapids shooting Tuesday night, police say

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Cedar Rapids police said a 20-year-old man remains in critical condition following a shooting Tuesday night. Around 6:10 p.m., authorities got a call about a shooting in the 1800 block of A Avenue NE.

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Fake 20s Again Found In Northwest Iowa

Le Mars, Iowa — Law enforcement officials in northwest Iowa are again advising people to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. The Le Mars Police Department issued an alert on Wednesday for people to keep an eye out for the funny money. We had a chance to visit with Le Mars Police Chief Kevin Van

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Disappearance/Murders of Five Cedar Rapids Teens Still Unsolved

December 19, 2018, on the 39th anniversary of the murder of 18-year-old Michelle Martinko of Cedar Rapids, police announced they made an arrest. Jerry Lynn Burns of Manchester has been charged with First Degree Murder in her death. His trial is scheduled for later this year. The murders and/or disap

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New bill would cap time schools must make up due to weather

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Many school districts in eastern Iowa need to figure out how they'll make up time lost due to the snow and cold. But now, those school districts could be getting a break from Iowa lawmakers.

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Weather takes a break before turning more active this weekend

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The next couple of days feature quiet weather before a potent storm system rolls across the Midwest this weekend. We have lots of sunshine today with highs well into the 20s. High clouds begin to come overhead by tomorrow as highs get into the lower 30s.

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City Of Cedar Rapids Still Absolving Itself From Evolve

Nope. The failure that was "NewBo Evolve" is not going away quietly. GO Cedar Rapids has gone belly-up after falling into $2.3 million dollars of debt after last summer's NewBo Evolve festival. But the city of Cedar Rapids continues to absolve itself from Evolve.

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Iowa schools that seclude students may soon face new rules

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- School districts in Iowa might soon have to follow stricter rules for secluding or restraining students. Seclusion is a legal practice in Iowa to isolate students who are having violent outbursts. Our I9 investigation last year found some school districts abusing the pra

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Assumption overcomes obstacles to edge Xavier on its home floor

CEDAR RAPIDS — Davenport Assumption’s boys basketball team had to overcome a lot Thursday night. It had to play Cedar Rapids Xavier on its home floor. Its leading two scorers, Dylan and Sean Peeters, were saddled with foul trouble most of the game and eventually fouled out. Its head coach was slappe

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