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 2020-02-17 11:07 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Investigation: No evidence animals are being abused at Iowa lawmaker's farm...

An investigation found no animal abuse at an Iowa state senator's hog farm despite video posted by an animal rights group that appeared to show pigs suffering, authorities said. Two people with Direct Action Everywhere, a Berkeley, California-based gr...

 2020-02-17 04:05 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week is highlighting 20 locally owned businesses...

Foodies in Eastern Iowa listen up! Friday is the start of the eighth annual Restaurant Week. Twenty locally owned and operated restaurants are participating in this year's Restaurant Week hosted by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. Restaurant ...

 2020-02-17 01:08 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

A wet and messy Monday followed by more cold...

After a relatively quiet weekend, a storm system will bring precipitation to eastern Iowa to start the week followed by a brief blast of cold weather. The storm will push into the state with a wintry mix (freezing rain/sleet/snow) and rain possible Monday...

 2020-02-16 18:59 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Suit: Drake, fraternity negligent in dangerous hazing event...

A student is suing Drake University in Des Moines, along with a fraternity at the school and several fellow students for an unspecified amount after he said he nearly died from a hazing incident. Court documents filed Feb. 7 show Marcus Shields is suing t...

 2020-02-16 03:15 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Refugee confronts Rep. Loebsack on immigration letter sent to Trump Administration...

Iowa's News Now is learning Representative Dave Loebsack is facing some pressure from refugees in eastern Iowa. This comes after house Democrats sent a letter to the Trump Administration, denouncing current restrictions and procedures surrounding thos...

 2020-02-16 02:47 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Fremont woman killed during Saturday morning crash...

A woman from Fremont is dead after a crash in Keokuk County Saturday morning. According to Iowa State Patrol it happened at Highway 23 and 310th St. in Fremont. Investigators say Mallory Johnston, 28, was driving and lost control on a snow covered curve. ...

 2020-02-16 01:42 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Rep. Dave Loebsack reflects on his time in office before retirement...

Congressman Dave Loebsack is kicking off his final round of coffee with a congressman events, that's because he announced last year he will not seek another term in congress. Loebsack is currently serving his seventh term in the United States House of...

 2020-02-16 01:32 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Monday to bring a wintry mix, rain and snow to eastern Iowa...

A mostly quiet day is expected Sunday, however a weak disturbance will pass along the Iowa/Minnesota border which may lead to light snow chances in northeast Iowa. Any accumulations would be light, if any at all. Otherwise, expect a day of mixed sun and c...

 2020-02-16 00:44 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

University of Iowa looking for older medical marijuana users for new study...

The University of Iowa is for volunteers to participate in a study on effects of medical marijuana on older individuals. According to ProfessorThorsten Rudroff, the University is looking for individuals between the ages of 50-80 to study the impact medica...

 2020-02-15 21:06 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Democratic Party interim chair selected to replace Troy Price...

An interim chairman for the Iowa Democratic Party has been announced. This comes after former chair Troy Price resigned earlier this week, following delayed results and complications from the Iowa caucuses. According to the IDP, Representative Mark Smith ...

 2020-02-15 19:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Planned Parenthood, state argue sex education law legality...

A state court judge has heard arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a state law passed last year that would block Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from receiving federal grant money for sex education courses. Judge Paul Scott is conside...

 2020-02-15 15:42 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Inmate at Anamosa prison attacks correctional officer...

An inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary punched a correctional officer Friday night. The Iowa Department of Corrections says the officer was watching the distribution of medications to inmates on a mental health unit at 7:40 p. m. when one inmate refu...

 2020-02-15 14:32 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Car nearly plunges into Cedar River; driver charged with OWI...

Trees prevented a car from plunging into the frigid Cedar River early Saturday morning. Cedar Rapids police officers broke a window in the car to get the driver, the only person inside the car, out to safety. That driver, Eduardo Gonzalez-Castaneda, 22, i...

 2020-02-15 03:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Forecasting flooding from the air - A flight with the Airborne Snow Survey...

Every day hundreds of snow measurements are taken across the united states, but there are vast areas that cannot be reached by weather observers. That is where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Twin Otter aircraft comes into play. The mi...

 2020-02-15 01:45 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Contestant in $10K shooting contest to now get full prize...

The sponsor of a halftime basketball shooting promotion at Northern Iowa games has reversed course in the face of growing criticism and will now pay out the full $10,000 to a contestant who competed earlier this week. A public outcry had been swelling sin...

 2020-02-15 00:56 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Coralville traffic alleviation project set to start in 2024...

Faith Evans works at Iowa River landing, she makes the commute from Cedar Rapids to Coralville everyday. "Some days it's good and other days when there's a lot of traffic it can be kind of time consuming to get down here," said Evans. She ...

 2020-02-14 23:57 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

No injuries after school bus hit while dropping off students in Johnson County...

No one is hurt after a school bus was hit as it was dropping off students Friday afternoon in Johnson County. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the bus had its flashing lights on and was preparing to drop off students in the 5400 block of Lower...

 2020-02-14 23:08 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Anderson Automotive kicks off 2020 Wheels to Prosper Campaign...

When Jim Anderson started thinking about helping out in the community and giving away a car to someone in need, he didn't know his idea would spread throughout the country and even into Canada. His Auto auto repair shop is now one of the many trying t...

 2020-02-14 23:05 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

State board overseeing medical cannabis program sticks by its recommendations...

A state board that oversees Iowa's medical cannabis board on Friday rejected adding new illnesses to the list of qualifying conditions and did not change its recommendations for purchase limitations on THC, despite pleas from patients and advocates....

 2020-02-14 23:01 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art celebrates 125 years...

2020 is shaping up to be a busy year at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art as they are celebrating 125 years of art in the city of five seasons. "We are really excited," Kate Kunau, the associate curator said. "It's really cool to have this be...

 2020-02-14 22:31 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Religious freedom bill introduced again at the statehouse...

A panel of Iowa senators on Thursday again cleared a bill aimed at protecting religious liberties that critics say undermines civil rights protections. The proposal would bring a "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" to Iowa, mandating courts use st...

 2020-02-14 21:06 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Court document connects murder suspect in 2014 death to home search...

The ongoing search by local, state and federal authorities at a home on Cherry Hill Road NW in Cedar Rapids has a connection to a federal murder suspect. Court documents obtained by Iowa's News Now show that in 2016, William Yancey declared his home a...

 2020-02-14 20:59 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Waterloo man charged in 2017 killing guilty of 1st degree murder...

A Waterloo man charged in the 2017 killing of a Grundy Center man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and a weapons count. The Courier reports that a jury found 29-year-old Armando Adame III guilty Wednesday for the Oct. 25, 2017, shooting death ...

 2020-02-14 19:43 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Man sued over Glenwood sexual arousal study ran Kansas facility...

A child psychologist facing a federal lawsuit in Iowa stemming from sexual arousal experiments he oversaw on residents at a state care center for people with intellectual disabilities conducted similar research in Kansas while running one of its state hos...

 2020-02-14 19:16 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Man convicted of beating to death girlfriend's son in Davenport...

A man has been convicted of beating to death the 5-year-old son of his girlfriend in eastern Iowa. A jury found Tre Henderson guilty Thursday. The 28-year-old will be sentenced April 1 to life in prison without possibility of parole. Prosecutors say Ja...

 2020-02-14 19:14 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Waterloo teen found guilty in 2017 murder...

A teenager has been found guilty of killing aWaterloo man during a 2017 marijuana robbery. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reportsQuintarius Brown, 18, has been convicted of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery forthe slaying of Cedric "Skee&...

 2020-02-14 18:18 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa district to pay $4.8M to settle suit in 2017 school bus fire...

A western Iowa school district will pay $4. 8 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of 16-year-old girl who died in a 2017 school bus fire that also killed the bus driver. Riverside Community School District reached the settlement earlier this...

 2020-02-14 18:12 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Democrats hire lawyers to investigate caucus chaos...

Iowa Democratic Party officials have agreed to hire two high-profile lawyers to investigate the factors leading to a meltdown in the state's lead-off presidential caucuses and how the party responded. The party's State Central Committee voted duri...

 2020-02-14 18:00 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Woman accused of fatally injuring baby at her daycare...

A western Iowa woman is accused of killing an 11-week-old baby at her daycare by shaking her. Cass County court records say 36-yera-old Alison Dorsey, of Anita, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in...

 2020-02-14 16:51 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Senate passes abortion constitutional amendment bill...

The Iowa Senate has passed a resolution that would amend the Iowa Constitution to declare there is no right to an abortion in the state. The measure passed 32-18 with only Republican votes. It says the Iowa Constitution "shall not be construed to reco...

 2020-02-14 16:27 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Body recovered from structure fire in Benton County...

A body has been recovered from a structure fire in Benton County. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the body of 58-year-old Jeffery Stallman of rural Fairfax was found at the scene. On Thursday just before 11:00 p. m. , the sheriff's office ...

 2020-02-14 15:53 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Former investigators detail crime scene, evidence protocol in Burns' murder trial...

After emotional testimony on Wednesday on the character of Michelle Martinko, Thursday began with emotions of a different sort. Janelle Stonebraker, Martinko's older sister, was in and out of the Scott County courtroom where Jerry Burns, the man accus...

 2020-02-14 15:13 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

WATCH: Testimony continues in the Jerry Burns murder trial...

The murder trial for Jerry Burns picks back up Friday morning in the Scott County Courthouse. Burns is charged with murdering Michelle Martinko more than 40 years ago. Her body was found outside the Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids in December of 1979. On Th...

 2020-02-14 08:19 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

After year of massive floods, more flooding seems likely this spring in western Iowa...

Several states along the Missouri River face an elevated flood risk this spring because the soil remains wet and a significant amount of snow is on the ground in the Dakotas, the National Weather Service said Thursday. The forecast heightened concerns in ...

 2020-02-14 03:45 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Mississippi River communities prepare for "much above normal" major flood risk...

The National Weather Service outlines the flood risk for the upcoming spring and didn't mince words. "We've been watching this since last fall," said Jessica Brooks, Service Hydrologist at the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. &...

 2020-02-14 00:31 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Eastern Iowa businesses prepare for Valentine's Day rush...

Valentine's Day is just one day away and experts expect a record year in sales. According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend nearly $200. It's something The Chocolate Shop in Marion said they look forward to. "Jan...

 2020-02-13 22:57 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Snow plow driver seriously injured after collision with train in Clayton County...

A snow plow driver is in the hospital with serious injuries after the plow was hit by a train Thursday morning in Monona. The Clayton County Sheriff's Office says the city owned truck was performing snow removal operations when it was hit by an eastbo...

 2020-02-13 18:19 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Emergency crews are on scene of a train v. snowplow incident...

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office is currently on scene of a train v. snowplow incident. Dispatch tells Iowa's News Now a City of Monona snowplow was hit. They said the driver is hurt, but the extent of injuries are unknown....

 2020-02-13 17:59 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Another night of bitter cold...

Arctic air is settling in and the cold will persist through Valentine's Day. With high pressure in overhead the skies will remain clear and the winds will calm down tonight. That combination will allow for temperatures to drop down well below zero. Fo...

 2020-02-13 15:26 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

WATCH LIVE: Testimony continues in Jerry Burns murder trial...

The murder trial for Jerry Burns continued Thursday at the Scott County Courthouse in Davenport. Burns is on trial for the murder of Michelle Martinko, who was found dead in the Westdale Mall parking lot in Cedar Rapids back in 1979. Wednesday wrapped up ...

 2020-02-13 14:28 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa man accused of killing pastor found unfit to stand trial...

A Fort Dodge man accused of beating a pastor to death outside a central Iowa church has been found mentally unfit to stand trial. Webster County Judge Gina Badding on Wednesday ordered 36-year-old Joshua Pendleton to undergo treatment at the Iowa Medical ...

 2020-02-13 13:03 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Snowfall totals from Wednesday's system...

Light snow fell in eastern Iowa Wednesday into Thursday. Temperatures crashed down to near zero and led to ice forming on the streets. Snowfall totals. Dubuque 2. 8" Anamosa: 1. 8" Cedar Rapids: 1. 7" Parnell 1. 5" Fairview: 1. 5" Solo...

 2020-02-13 11:00 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Sarah Lacina, Denise Stapley go head-to-head in "Survivor" premiere...

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Wednesday's episode of "Survivor: Winners At War. "Sarah Lacina and Denise Stapley are both Survivor champions - but so are the eighteen others in Fiji on the 40th season of "Survivor. "Wedne...

 2020-02-13 10:33 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Double murder suspect arrested in Illinois...

A man accused of killing two women in Waterloo Monday night has been arrested in Peoria, Illinois. Waterloo police say Matthew Buford III was arrested just before midnight on Wednesday, February 12. Buford is still being held in Peoria County Jail on $1 m...

 2020-02-13 05:47 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Rivers at heightened risk again in spring 2020...

Pocket City Pub in McGregor, Iowa is filled with stories of past major floods impacting this community. 1965 holds the record for the highest crest in the city hitting 25. 38 feet. "At that point we were holding back 10 feet of water with sandbags to ...

 2020-02-13 04:12 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

$100000 worth of private collection coins stolen in Cedar Rapids...

A Cedar Rapids man has lost his prized collection of collectible coins after his house was broken into over the weekend. "Guess what? Reality wakes up and slaps you in the face and says yes you are victim of the crime like anyone else can be," Kei...

 2020-02-13 04:06 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

'Sucks the air out of your lungs' : emotional testimony wraps up day three of Burns' trial...

"This case centers around what happened to this young lady, Michelle Martinko, forever 18," Linn County first assistant prosecutor Nick Maybanks told a jury of 15 during opening statements Wednesday. It was the first day the jury would hear from w...

 2020-02-13 02:01 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Arctic air to bring frigid wind chills and cold the rest of the week...

A potent Arctic cold front will sweep through the area tonight bringing gusty winds and sharply cold temperatures with frigid wind chills by morning. Some of the coldest air of the season will nudge into eastern Iowa with wind chills in the range of -20 t...

 2020-02-13 01:35 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Anti-abortion amendment to Iowa Constitution eligible for full vote in both chambers...

A proposal to Iowa's constitution that would make it easier to pass abortion restrictions in the future is making headway at the statehouse, after a House committee approved the measure on Wednesday. The amendment would add language to the Iowa Consti...

 2020-02-12 23:32 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Federal and local investigation at a home on the northwest side of Cedar Rapids...

Heavy law enforcement presence is happening right now in a neighborhood on the northwest side of Cedar Rapids. According to the U. S. Attorney's Office, investigators are on scene at a home on Cherry Hill Road NW. Investigators arrived at the home Wed...

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