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 2020-09-24 18:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa man held in fatal shooting of 18-year-old woman...

A Fort Dodge man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting last weekend of a woman there. Denharrio Lewil, 18, appeared in a Webster County court on the charge Wednesday, when his bond was set at $1 million cash, The Messenger report...

 2020-09-24 18:47 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Nebraska man wanted in officer assault arrested in Missouri...

A Nebraska man has been arrested in Missouri for his alleged role in an assault on an Iowa police officer in which the officer fired his gun, according to officials. Ian James Lybarger, 29, of Omaha, Nebraska, was arrested Wednesday night following a poli...

 2020-09-24 18:39 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

New library in Marion set to break ground next week...

The city of Marion is set to break ground on new library next week. The library will be located at the Katz lot near 11th street and 6th avenue in uptown Marion. There will be a ground breaking ceremony held at the new site next Thursday, October 1st at 4...

 2020-09-24 18:35 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Second Test Iowa clinic to open in Dubuque County...

A second Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Dubuque County on Monday, September 28, 2020. The new site will be located at the Grand River Medical Group Respiratory Clinic, at 1400 University Avenue in Dubuque. Regular hours will be Monday throu...

 2020-09-24 18:06 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Mediacom issuing $5.7 million in credits to customers for gap in service during derecho...

Mediacom customers in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas will see a credit on their October billing statements after thousands went without service due to the derecho in August. According to a statement from the company, $5. 7 million in credits will be i...

 2020-09-24 17:39 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

State warns against companies accused of selling fraudulent health insurance in Iowa...

Two insurance companies are coming under fire for allegedly selling health insurance to Iowans without the proper licensing to operate as a health care sharing ministry. According to the Iowa Insurance Division, charges have been filed against Trinity Hea...

 2020-09-24 16:16 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Johnson County votes unanimously to change namesake...

On Tuesday, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to change the county's eponym, which is who the county is named after. It will now be named after Lulu Merle Johnson, for her experience, activism and professional achievements. She...

 2020-09-24 15:14 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Willie Ray's Q Shack receives national award after community nominations...

A Cedar Rapids-based BBQ restaurant, with an owner who has fed thousands of people in need, is now being honored with a national award. According to credit card company Discover, Willie Ray's Q Shack won $25,000 through the Eat It Forward program. The...

 2020-09-24 15:04 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

1,341 new COVID-19 cases from +7,500 new tests in last 24 hours of IDPH data...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data is showing an increase of 1,341 confirmed cases of the virus from 10:00 a. m. on September 23 to 10:00 a. m. on September 24. Those new cases come from 7,558 new tests. Six new deaths are being repo...

 2020-09-24 14:25 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

New unemployment claims in Iowa continue to decrease...

New unemployment claims in Iowa continue to drop. According to Iowa Workforce Development, more than 63,000 claims are still open for the week of September 13-19. But that total is more than 2,000 less than the week before. Workers in these industries are...

 2020-09-24 11:48 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

City of Hiawatha lifts ban on recreational fires...

The City of Hiawatha has lifted restrictions on recreational fires within city limits, effective September 23. The city said this decision was made because of the progress made when cleaning up storm debris. A recreational fire is an outdoor fire burning ...

 2020-09-24 09:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Bo-James one of six Iowa bars cited for violating public health disaster proclamation...

Bo-James Bar, a popular downtown Iowa City establishment, is one of half a dozen bars across the state now cited by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for violating aspects of Governor Reynolds' public health disaster declaration during the COVID-1...

 2020-09-24 02:52 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Four-year-old hit by vehicle in Marion...

Police say a 4-year-old child was hit by a vehicle in the 2300 block of 31st Street in Marion. Investigators say the four-year-old crossed the street Wednesday afternoon around 4:20 in front of a vehicle heading south and was hit. An ambulance took the ch...

 2020-09-24 02:32 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Former CR school counselor pleads not guilty to having sex with 14-year-old...

A former Cedar Rapids school counselor, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy and trying to buy him a gun, has pleaded not guilty to both charges. Miranda Breeden is charged with one county of enticement of a minor and another count of false statem...

 2020-09-24 02:00 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa's Unsolved: Hope reignited, after guilty verdict in another cold case...

Back in February, Prosecutor Nick Maybanks stood in court, pleading the jury to find Jerry Burns guilty in the murder of Michelle Martinko. She's the Kennedy High senior who was found murdered in the Westdale Mall parking lot on December 19, 1979. The...

 2020-09-24 01:56 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Lucas Jones says his termination was retaliation and political scapegoating...

Former Cedar Rapids Police Officer Lucas Jones says his firing was retaliation for a complaint he initiated against another officer. A December 2019 letter, labeled Exhibit A, shows a memo Jones sent to Lieutenant Ryan Abodeely of CRPD's Professional ...

 2020-09-24 01:27 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Marengo mayors posts letter amid uptick in coronavirus cases...

An eastern Iowa mayor is asking residents to follow coronavirus guidelines amid a spike in cases. Marengo mayor Adam Rabe put out an open letter to the community after about 150 students in the area are at home in quarantine. Rabe is asking residents to w...

 2020-09-24 00:12 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa warrant issued for Omaha man in officer shooting case...

Police in western Iowa have issued an arrest warrant for a Nebraska man wanted in connection with a scuffle with a police officer last week that led the officer to fire his gun. The warrant was issued for Ian James Lybarger, 29, of Omaha, Nebraska, Counci...

 2020-09-24 00:00 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

NewBo Halloween Parade canceled; drive-in movie night event scheduled...

The coronavirus pandemic has lead to changes for local Halloween events. The CR NewBo Halloween parade has been canceled for 2021 but a new drive-in movie night has been scheduled. 'A Haunting on Hawkeye Downs' is now scheduled for Saturday, Octob...

 2020-09-23 23:20 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Corridor effort to bring awareness of local impacts of climate change...

Eastern Iowa is taking action on climate change. From Sept. 19- 26, the City of Iowa City is celebrating Climate Fest, an opportunity for the community to address climate change. For the first time, Linn County has hired a sustainability program manager, ...

 2020-09-23 23:12 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Residents concerned Cedar Rapids derecho cleanup map isn't accurate...

Contractors and city workers are still cleaning and repairing damage in Cedar Rapids from the derecho. The city has a map, showing the amount of progress and the amount remaining. But, not everyone trusts the map is accurate. Dan Alphers said his neighbor...

 2020-09-23 22:21 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Judge to rule on absentee ballot lawsuit by Friday...

A state court judge will decide by the end of Friday whether to halt enforcement of a state law that prohibits county election officials from using information readily available in the voter registration database to fill in information that's missing ...

 2020-09-23 20:21 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Locally developed app plans events to help businesses...

The locally developed app, deetz, made by Iowa and Iowa State graduates during the COVID-19 pandemic, is planning two city-wide events to help local businesses. The way the app works is keeping users, in Cedar Rapids/Marion/Hiawatha up-to-date on informat...

 2020-09-23 20:15 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Grassley says position on Supreme Court is not hypocritical...

Sen. Charles Grassley insisted Wednesday that he is not a hypocrite for going back on a statement he made to constituents four years ago about whether the Senate should take up nominations for U. S. Supreme Court justice during an election year. Grassley,...

 2020-09-23 19:48 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Marion man wins $30,000 lottery prize...

A Marion man has won a $30,000 lottery prize playing the 'Win Big' scratch game. Josh Weston bout the winning ticket at the Casey's on 11th Street in Marion. The $30 scratch game has eight top prizes of $300,000 and 42 $30,000 prizes....

 2020-09-23 19:17 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Crews to demolish old railroad bridge in Marion...

Crews will take down the old railroad bridge that goes over Marion Boulevard on Wednesday night. According to the Marion Police Department's Facebook page, workers will begin knocking it down at 9:00 p. m. Police say the process will reduce traffic on...

 2020-09-23 19:04 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

CRPD: Nearly 50% increase in vehicle thefts so far in 2020...

Cedar Rapids Police are now warning about a spike in vehicle thefts in 2020 and an increase in people stealing items from vehicles. CRPD says they have seen nearly a 50% spike in the number of motor vehicle thefts this year compared to the average number ...

 2020-09-23 19:01 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Mediacom still working in hard hit areas, about 600 impacted by derecho-related repairs...

More than six weeks after a deadly derecho swept across Iowa, hundreds of customers area are still without access to the internet. According to an update from Mediacom, the company is working still working in some areas hit hard by the storm. Group Vice P...

 2020-09-23 18:15 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Audit finds Iowa prisons director appointment mishandled...

A state audit released this week asserts that Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed the director of the Iowa Department of Corrections in a process that violated state law. Reynolds named department veteran Beth Skinner as director in June 2019, replacing retiring ...

 2020-09-23 17:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa City to hold next listening post on community policing, UI focus...

Iowa City will plan to hold a listening post on community policing, focusing on the needs and concerns of University of Iowa students on Saturday. The city has already held two listening posts: Iowa City meeting on policing disabilities draws calls for ch...

 2020-09-23 17:12 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Local law enforcement monitoring developments in Breonna Taylor case...

Law enforcement in cities across the country, including Iowa City, are monitoring developments in the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Kentucky. A grand jury report on her death will be presented at about 12:30 p. m. CST Wednesday, which is expected to ...

 2020-09-23 16:54 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids Police Chief in favor of reducing severity of marijuana charges...

Cedar Rapids Police Cheif Wayne Jerman wants the community to know about reform underway at his department. He made a presentation Tuesday night at city council. He outlined new hires including a second mental health liaison for officers and staff. There ...

 2020-09-23 16:20 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

HUD secretary during Iowa visit says he wants Congress to act on housing relief...

U. S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says he hopes Congress will act soon another a pandemic relief package that includes aid to home owners and renters. The Trump administration extended a ban on most evictions through the end of the ...

 2020-09-23 16:01 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

City of Asbury cancels trick-or-treat and Halloween parade...

The city of Asbury is cancelling its annual Trick-or-Treat and the Halloween parade. This comes as the CDC warns traditional trick-or-treating is considered a high risk activity because of the coronavirus pandemic. Asbury is located in Dubuque County, wit...

 2020-09-23 15:55 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Linn County: Recreational Vehicles and Mobile Homes as Temporary Housing...

The Board of Supervisors signed a resolution on August 21 allowing residents of unincorporated Linn County who are unable to occupy their home due to storm damage to establish temporary housing on the same site as the storm-damaged home, or on a vacant pa...

 2020-09-23 15:40 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Linn County Derecho Recovery: Building Permits Required, Fees Waived...

Linn County is urging residents to contact their local building departments and make sure contractors are obtaining the required permits for building repairs following the August derecho. Linn County inspectors have seen a few examples of sub-standard wor...

 2020-09-23 15:27 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids removing illegally posted signs...

The city of Cedar Rapids is asking residents and businesses to not post signs illegally in areas where it may block distract or block drivers line of sight, or traffic control signals. City leaders say crews have already removed a number of illegally post...

 2020-09-23 15:00 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

856 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hours, 18 new deaths...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data is showing an increase of 856 confirmed cases of the virus from 10:00 a. m. on September 22 to 10:00 a. m. on September 23. Those new cases come from 6,080 new tests. 18 new deaths are being reporte...

 2020-09-23 13:25 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Early, in person voting locations for Linn County...

The Linn County Auditor's Office will offer two in-person, early voting locations for the general election on November 3rd, 2020. Locations, dates and times of operation include: 823 3rd St SW, Cedar Rapids (near the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Serv...

 2020-09-23 10:26 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Rain chances return Thursday afternoon...

The last nine days across Cedar Rapids and most of eastern Iowa have been dry, but that will change the next few days. Rain chances return Thursday afternoon as a cold front begins to approach the area. Caption: Clouds and radar for Thursday. The timing o...

 2020-09-23 01:02 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa City meeting on policing disabilities draws calls for change...

The Iowa City City Council invited the public to offer ideas on policing the special needs population, Tuesday. The council hosted the second of six "Listening Posts" via Zoom. The Posts are an opportunity for residents to share recommendations on...

 2020-09-23 00:24 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Linn County auditor says masks are not required at polling locations on election day...

In less than two weeks, voting begins in Iowa for president, one senate seat, four congressional spots and dozens of local positions. Linn County auditor, Joel Miller, says masks will not be required on the official election day, November 3 at all polling...

 2020-09-23 00:14 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

First day of Jones appeal sheds insight on incidents and investigations leading to firing...

There was a lot to fit into the first day of Lucas Jones' appeal hearing. So much so, the Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission recessed after over six hours of testimony and returned to continue the hearing an hour and fifteen minutes later. Commissi...

 2020-09-22 22:48 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Complacency is the greatest threat to zero student COVID-19 cases at Cornell College...

College campuses continue to battle COVID-19 to keep students safe. But there is at least one Iowa college that has zero positive cases with a bulk of its students on campus. There are more than 1,000 students enrolled this year at Cornell College; about ...

 2020-09-22 22:32 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Marion lifts burn ban for recreational fires with clean firewood...

Residents in Marion can now burn clean firewood in portable fire pits with a lid or screen. City leaders put a burn ban in place on August 13, after a derecho swept across the state and wiped out thousands of trees. Residents are not allowed to burn storm...

 2020-09-22 22:03 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Satellite voting locations announced ahead of general election...

Satellite voting locations are being announced for those who want to cast their ballot in-person, ahead of the November 3 general election. In Black Hawk County, four locations have been announced: UNI-Dome, 2501 Hudson Rd. (SW Concourse Entrance), Cedar ...

 2020-09-22 21:42 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

White House report: Wear masks in Iowa to stop 'unnecessary transmission and deaths'...

The White House Coronavirus Task Force is again urging Iowa to issue a mask mandate to "prevent unnecessary transmission and deaths in vulnerable communities," according to the group's new report to state officials this week. The report, dated...

 2020-09-22 21:32 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Internet hub locations for CRCSD students...

Locations for internet hub locations for Cedar Rapids Community School District students include: Jane Boyd 943 14th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Paul Engel Center 1600 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. Affordable Housing Network Hawthorne Hills 2...

 2020-09-22 19:44 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

One positive COVID-19 case reported at Indian Creek Elementary...

One case of COVID-19 has been reported at Indian Creek Elementary, according to the Linn Mar Community School District. District leaders say they received information stating the case is among students or staff at Indian Creek Elementary. But the letter s...

 2020-09-22 18:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Some election polling places unusable after Derecho...

The August 10th Derecho has caused some polling for the November election to be unusable....

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