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  1. US halal food supplier indicted over beef exportsRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Sept., 2010 photo, Bill Aossey Jr. poses for a portrait in front of an image of Damascus, at Midamar Corp. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa-based Midamar, which Aossey founded in 1974, is a leading U.S. halal company that sells beef, turkey, chicken and other products around the world.

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  2. 19-year-old pleads guilty to assaulting 14-year-old in 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KCRG

    A 19-year-old Cedar Rapids man pleaded guilty Thursday to a lesser charge in the 2012 sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. Chase Jeffery Edwards-Moon, 17 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to willful injury causing bodily injury.

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  3. Joni Ernst skipped an editorial board meeting. That was probably smart.Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Iowa Republican State Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaks during a rally with former Massachusetts Gov. and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on October 11, 2014 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am talking, of course, about newspaper editorial boards and the ever-increasing frequency with which candidates skip the chance to sit down with the opinion-makers in their respective city or state.

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  4. Founder of Cedar Rapids based Midamar face...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    A Cedar Rapids Businessman In The Food Distribution Business, Whose Offices Were Raided By The I-R-S And The U.S. Department Of Agriculture 2 Years Ago, Has Been Indicted On Several Charges. 73 Year Old William B. Aossey Jr Has Been Charged With One Count Of Conspiracy To Make False Statements, Sell Misbranded Meat, And Commit Mail And Wire Fraud.

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  5. Midamar founder charged in "Halal" beef export schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KCRG

    A 73-year-old Cedar Rapids businessman was indicted Thursday in federal court on 19 counts involving the sale of misbranded 'Halal' beef products and falsifying export documents and certificates. William B. Aossey, Jr., owner and founder of Midamar Corp. and registered agent of Islamic Services of America, both operated from 1105 60th Ave. SW, is charged with one count of conspiracy to make false statements, sell misbranded meat, and commit mail and wire fraud; seven counts of making or causing false statements to be made on export applications; seven counts of wire fraud; three counts of money laundering; and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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  6. Midamar celebrates 40th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | National Provisioner

    Midamar celebrated 40 years in the USA as a global supplier of halal food and export services. Employees, customers, business associates and government officials from Iowa and around the globe joined Midamar Founder Bill Aossey, and Directors Jalel and Yahya Aossey in celebrating its 40th year of business in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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  7. Regional swim sites announcedRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Decorah Journal

    ... qualify for the state meet. The swimming competition is Saturday, Nov. 1. Other teams at Linn-Mar include Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Washington, Dubuque Hempstead, Dubuque Senior, Dubuque Wahlert, Keokuk, Linn-Mar and ...

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  8. Split Appeals Court Upholds ERISA Venue Selection ClauseRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Insurance News Net

    ... plan, stating that beneficiaries could only bring suit in connection with the plan in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - more than 500 miles from Smith's home. Four years later, in August 2011, Aegon Companies Pension Plan informed Smith that he ...

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  9. Animal or Fog Likely Causes of Power Outag...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    POWER IS BACK ON FOR MOST OF THE NEARLY 4000 PEOPLE WHO WOKE UP IN THE DARK IN EASTERN CEDAR RAPIDS THIS MORNING. JUSTIN FOSS WITH ALLIANT SAYS THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM TURNED OUT TO BE AN ISSUE IN A SUBSTATION LIKLY CAUSED BY AN ANIMAL OR THE DENSE FOG.

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  10. Cedar Rapids Washington vs. BurlingtonRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Hawk Eye

    ... rtment 319-754-8462 or 1-800-397-1708 Time and place - 7:15 p.m. Today, Bracewell Stadium, Burlington Records - Cedar Rapids Washington 8-0 (4-0 Class 4A District 6), Burlington ...

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  11. Cedar Rapids police looking for missing 9-year-old boyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. He was also wearing black, blue and yellow shoes.

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  12. Ernst cancels meeting with editorial board of The Des Moines RegisterRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | KTIV-TV Sioux City

    ... Nebraska's Omaha World-Herald, whose readership extends into western Iowa, and in Sioux City. But newspapers in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque say they unsuccessfully sought meetings with her. Ernst is running against Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley. ...

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  13. Believe it! He's the human bowling pinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | USA Today

    DES MOINES - It was an average day - Mike Gillette of Cedar Rapids was lying around healing his right bicep, which was ripped off his bone during weight training, when he had a thought. How can I get in Ripley's Believe it Or Not! book? The answer came to him.

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  14. Renee Zellweger: Why did we pick her apart?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WESH-TV

    ... and value women? It's a "double bind," said Lyz Lenz, a writer and blogger, and mother of two small children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We tell women "to look youthful and perfect, but when they do what it takes to reach that standard, we shun them and ...

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  15. A brighter Halloween with jack-o-lanterns for Cedar Rapids childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | KCRG

    Volunteer Malory Dreasler helps scoop out pumpkins in an annual carved pumpkin giveaway to Wellington Heights neighborhood kids in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This year, Sanders Pumpkin Farm in Vinton donated 221 pumpkins for the event.

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  16. 'Superintendent's profile' is kind of touchy-feelyRead the original story

    Yesterday | Star-Telegram.com

    ... consultant who's helping the school board search for a new superintendent. The board hired Ray & Associates of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in August. The search is not expected to produce a hire for at least another four months. That's too long, I've said ...

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  17. Cedar Rapids finishes up flood protection ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    MORE THAN SIX YEARS HAVE PASSED FROM THE CEDAR RAPIDS FLOOD OF 2008, AND THE FLOOD PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITY HAS BEEN COMPLETED ON THE CITY'S SOUTHEAST SIDE ON BERTERM ROAD. UTILITIES DIRECTOR STEVE HERSCHNER SAYS CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS INCLUDED OVER 9,000 CUBIC YARDS OF CONCRETE, 785 TONS OF REBAR, AND 5,000 TONS OF STONE PLACED ON THE BERM SURFACE.

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  18. Candidate Ernst declining invitations to m...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids

    ... TO SCHEDULE MEETINGS AFTER GETTING INVIVATIONS FROM THE DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH HERALD, THE QUAD CITY TIMES AND THE CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE. BRUCE BRALEY CAMPAIGN MANAGER SARAH BENZING SAYS ERNST IS SCRAMBLING TO AVOID HAVING TO TALK ABOUT HER PLANS AND ANY ...

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  19. Jerry Matthews testifies he wasn't abusive to ex-girlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KCRG

    ... know why he stabbed himself. He then said he thought he had killed her and 'his life was over.' Matthews of Cedar Rapids, is charged with attempted murder, willful injury, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and assault while displaying a ...

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  20. Editorial Boards Enter Iowa Senate RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WHO-AM Des Moines

    ... to schedule meetings after getting invivations from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, The Quad City Times and the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Bruce Braley campaign manager Sarah Benzing says Ernst is scrambling to avoid having to talk about her plans and any ...

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