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 2021-04-23 02:23 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Video: Military jets flying over Cedar Rapids area Thursday night...

Military jets were spotted flying over Cedar Rapids and Marion area Thursday night. Several callers reached out to Iowa's News Now Thursday evening about seeing and hearing the jet fly past their homes in Marion. One viewer sent us video of the one je...

 2021-04-22 22:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

ACLU of Iowa files lawsuit fighting for Medicaid coverage for transgender surgeries...

Aiden Vasquez is a transgender living in Iowa. His doctor prescribed him gender affirming surgery to treat his gender dysphoria. A surgery he said would change his life. "I would like everyone to understand that we are not talking about cosmetic surge...

 2021-04-22 22:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Linn County man accused of abusing child over five-month span in 2009...

A Linn County man is now facing three counts of second-degree sexual abuse after a 20-year-old victim came forward to tell investigators he abused them for months at a Center Point home in 2009. Joshua Scott, 41, is in the Linn County Jail on $100,000 bon...

 2021-04-22 22:48 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

INN Investigates: How city-wide re-zoning positions Marion for more commercial development...

Marion is one of Iowa's fastest growing cities with it's population surpassing 41,000 residents in the latest census. "I remember when we built our house 17 years ago. It was all farm field around us so we know for a fact how much it's gro...

 2021-04-22 22:18 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Men who tried to crash into police building enter plea deal...

Two Iowa men charged with terrorism after they tried to crash a vehicle into the Muscatine police headquarters have agreed to a plea deal. The Muscatine Journal reports that 24-year-old Gilberto Daniel Castillo III and 21-year-old Marc Anthony Castillo pl...

 2021-04-22 22:01 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning at Iowa hog plant...

The Iowa Medical Examiner's Office says a 17-year-old girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning after she helped clean a hog confinement building in Kossuth County. Victoria Marie Parra-Lerdo died Monday night after being found unconscious at the rural S...

 2021-04-22 21:47 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids police looking for victim of shooting in March...

Cedar Rapids police are renewing calls for information from the public on a shooting at a local gas station on March 2. According to investigators, the victim was parked at a gas pump when the suspect approached the car at the Kum & Go located at 30 Four ...

 2021-04-22 20:37 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Earth Day planting and derecho recovery...

Thursday Trees Forever celebrated Earth Day in Marion with planting along 8th Avenue. Volunteers from Iowa BIG, Trees Forever and the City of Marion replaced trees lost in the derecho. During the August 10th derecho Linn County took a massive hit to the s...

 2021-04-22 18:56 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa sees increase in people hospitalized with virus...

Iowa public health officials reported a rise in coronavirus-related hospitalizations Thursday with a 36% increase in patients admitted in the last 24 hours and a slight increase in patients remaining in hospitals fighting the virus. Iowa Department of Pub...

 2021-04-22 18:31 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Mistrial declared for man accused of killing woman, kids...

A jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused of killing a woman and her two young children inside his Des Moines home, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on Thursday. After four days of deliberations, the jury was unable to reach a v...

 2021-04-22 17:51 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Mental health awareness has local healthcare providers wanting to reduce the stigma...

With mental health awareness month in May approaching, Local healthcare providers want topromote awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness in Iowa. Covenant Family Solutions(CFS), a leading provider of mental health and behavioral heal...

 2021-04-22 17:22 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowans talk directly to IDPH on vaccine rollout...

AARP Iowa teamed up with the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide adults within the state to ask questions about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Director of IDPH, Kelly Garcia, said in the telephone townhall that almost half of adults within the stat...

 2021-04-22 17:06 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Upper Iowa University Peacock Pantry to provide students readily accessible food...

FAYETTE, Iowa (April 22, 2021) With each can of food she places on a shelf, Upper Iowa University (UIU) senior Caitlin Schauer realizes she is one step closer to helping further ensure all UIU students have ready access to quality, nutritious food on a da...

 2021-04-22 16:52 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa DOT driver injured after crash in Dubuque County...

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a crash near the intersection of Highway 20 and Cox Springs. It happened Thursday, April 22 at 7:22 a. m. A cement truck was traveling eastbound in the left lane of Highway 20. An Iowa State D...

 2021-04-22 16:36 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Woman pleads guilty to hate crimes for running down children...

A Des Moines woman has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes for intentionally driving her SUV into two children in 2019 because she said she thought one was Mexican and the other was a member of the Islamic State group. Nicole Poole Franklin, 43, entered...

 2021-04-22 16:34 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Czech Village Flood Control Project Begins...

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA April 22, 2021 Starting Monday, April 26, work will begin on an underground stormwater gate in the Czech Village as part of the City's permanent Flood Control System. Construction will generally occur near A Street SW and Bowling Stre...

 2021-04-22 15:33 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Kirkwood CC vaccine clinic now accepting walk-ins...

Kirkwood Community College is expanding their COVID-19 vaccination clinic to now accept walk-in appointments from the general public. The clinic had previously only been limited to Kirkwood students, faculty, and staff. Now, any resident can come to the c...

 2021-04-22 15:14 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

USA Roller Sports 2021 National Championships comes to IMON Ice Arena...

(Cedar Rapids, IA) The 2021 USA Roller Sports National Championship comes to ImOn Ice Arena July 9th August 2nd. Tickets start at $10 and go on-sale this Friday, April 23rd at 10 a. m. at ImOn Ice, the Alliant Energy PowerHouse ticket office and Ticketmas...

 2021-04-22 15:06 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa sees an increase in initial while continuing unemployment claims drop...

The Iowa Workforce Development reports an increase initial unemployment claims while continuing claims drop. Between the week of April 11 and April 17 there were 7,255 new unemployment claims for Iowa workers. This is a increase from 5,005 claims the week...

 2021-04-22 15:03 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Landmarks Go Purple For National Crime Victims' Rights Week...

DES MOINES, Iowa (April 22, 2021) —Landmarks across the state are emblazoned in purple lighting this week to honor National Crime Victims' Rights Week. National Crime Victims' Rights Week is taking place, April 18 24, 2021. The national even...

 2021-04-22 14:55 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

April 22: More than 911,000 Iowans fully vaccinated against COVID-19...

The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data shows an increase of 497 people reported to have tested positive for coronavirus from 10:00 a. m. on April 21 to 10:00 a. m. on April 22. The total number of people who have tested positive is now 3...

 2021-04-22 14:51 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

2021 Linn County Secondary Road Construction Season Underway...

LINN COUNTY, IA April 22, 2021 The 2021 construction and maintenance projects are beginning on Linn County secondary roads, with more than 30 projects and two bridge updates planned. Construction on County Home Road and the C Avenue Extension is already u...

 2021-04-22 14:43 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Receives National Grant to Reverse COVID's Effect on Postsecondary Enrollment...

***PRESS RELEASE*** HIAWATHA, IOWA (April 22, 2021) — Iowa is one of only 11 states to be awarded a grant to ensure the COVID-19 pandemic doesn't stop the high school classes of 2020 and 2021 from enrolling in education and training opportunitie...

 2021-04-22 14:31 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

DOC: Iowa State Penitentiary inmates given overdoses of COVID vaccine...

Two Department of Corrections medical staff incorrectly administered the Pfizer vaccine to 77 inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary, a Department of Corrections spokesperson confirms to Iowa's News Now. The specific dosage was not released, but it &#...

 2021-04-22 13:38 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Waterloo woman in hospital after early morning shooting...

A Waterloo woman is in the hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound Thursday morning. Aaliyah Lewis was found on the 400 block of Sunnyside Avenue with a wound to her leg. She was taken to the Unity Point, Allen hospital for non-life threatening inju...

 2021-04-22 12:55 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa man charged in Jan. 6th Capitol riot will stay in jail...

A Redfield man will stay in jail, an Iowa Southern District judge ordered Wednesday. Kyle James Young, 37 of Redfield, faces 12 federal counts stemming from the January 6th riots at the U. S. Capitol, including a charge for trying to take Metropolitan Pol...

 2021-04-22 11:52 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Early morning car chase lands man in jail...

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says an Indiana man is in jail after taking deputies on a high-speed chase Thursday morning. It happened just before 2:30 a. m. , when a deputy tried to pull over a car with no license plate. The Sheriff's Office s...

 2021-04-22 11:44 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Can people who got their COVID vaccine donate blood?...

The American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood still remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who've received a COVID-19 vaccine can they donate? As long as dono...

 2021-04-22 11:36 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Free community COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Mercer Park...

A COVID-19 clinic administered by Towncrest Pharmacy with volunteers from Iowa City Senior Center will take place over the next two weeks. COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made through this link here. Appointments can be made through signing up on...

 2021-04-22 11:24 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

CRFD responded to report of smoke at Riverview condo...

A 911 call came in to the Cedar Rapids Police Department around midnight April 22, 2021. There was a report of smoke that came from Riverview Condo. Officials told us that it was steam ventilating out of a pipe that someone mistook for smoke. Residents we...

 2021-04-22 11:15 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Light, scattered showers to move in Friday morning...

After a cool blast of temperatures this week, it looks to end with some rain passing through. Beginning overnight Thursday into Friday, a small disturbance will cause scattered showers to move through. Some of this rain may be heavy at times, but overall ...

 2021-04-22 10:12 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Celebrate Earth Day with Secretary John Kerry...

Join Iowa Interfaith Power and Light (IPL), the Johnson Iowa Climate Change Committee and Iowa Beyond Coal virtually on Earth Day, April 22 at 2 p. m. to hear about climate action from Sec. John Kerry. Kerryserves as the U. S. Special Presidential Envoy f...

 2021-04-22 10:06 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Donald W. Wanatee Sr., Meskwaki Nation tribal member passed peacefully...

Donald Wellington Wanatee, Sr. , Meskwaki Nation tribal member and advocate for Native American people and issues, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at his home on the Meskwaki Indian Settlement after a long and successful life....

 2021-04-22 02:09 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

'Low probability, high impact' - Assessing solar threat to the power grid...

The August 10, 2020 derecho knocked out power to 1. 4 million customers in the Midwest. Iowa alone saw 585,000 outages at its peak. More than 50,000 customers remained in the dark more than a week after the storm. Powerful natural disasters on planet Eart...

 2021-04-22 01:48 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Another cold night before 70s return...

Following a well-below-normal stretch of weather in eastern Iowa, things are looking up as the end of April approaches. A strong storm system will lift a warm front across the Upper Midwest, ushering in south winds and temperatures back into the 70s Monda...

 2021-04-22 00:42 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Chauvin verdict brings accountability, not justice, CR Civil Rights Commission says...

The Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission says the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin is accountability, not justice for the killing of George Floyd. The commission released a statement on the guilty verdict Wednesday night, a day after jurors found Chauvin ...

 2021-04-22 00:32 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

COVID-19 cases decreasing in nursing homes but staffing shortage remains...

After a year of the coronavirus devastating several Iowa nursing homes, many are still suffering from staffing shortages. One in three nursing homes in Iowa currently do not have enough staff. The Views in Marion is hiring several positions right now. Exe...

 2021-04-22 00:01 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

On This Date: "Field of Dreams" movie hits theaters in 1989...

The movie that put Dyersville, Iowa on the map turns 32 today. "Field of Dreams" was released on April 21, 1989 - and was mostly filmed in Iowa. The film's story, based on the book "Shoeless Joe" by W. P. Kinsella (a UI Writers' Wo...

 2021-04-21 21:51 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Johnson Co. organizations form coalition to get aid for immigrants, healthcare workers...

Several Iowa organizations like the League of United Latin American Citizens and SEIU are asking Johnson County municipalities to allocate federal dollars to undocumented immigrants, health care workers and more. The federal is government is allocating $3...

 2021-04-21 21:10 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Second inmate in deadly Anamosa prison attack pleads not guilty...

The second suspecthas pleaded not guilty in the deadly Anamosa prison attack that left two people dead. Thomas Woodard entered the written not guilty plea on Tuesday. Woodard and Dutcher are both facing two charges of murder, one charge of attempted murde...

 2021-04-21 20:40 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Kum & Go sliding into the shoe game with 'Ampersand1'...

If you're looking for a way to stand out and up your shoe game, look no further than the Des Moines-based Kum & Go gas station chain. Their latest marketing drop, a white high-top limited-edition sneaker called 'Ampersand1,'; is expected to be ...

 2021-04-21 20:31 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Gov. Reynolds, Iowa DOC denounce call for federal investigation into Anamosa prison attack...

Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Corrections are responding to a call for a federal investigation into the deadly attacks at the Anamosa State Penitentiary last month - and into a rise in violence across all prisons in Iowa. The request co...

 2021-04-21 20:08 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Man accused of killing Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith booked in jail...

Michael Lang, the 41-year-old man accused of shooting and killing Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith has been booked into jail. Lang was released from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Wednesday, April 21 and transported to Grundy County Sheriff&...

 2021-04-21 19:15 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

HACAP hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Hiawatha...

HACAP's Family & Community Health Alliance, partnered with Linn County Public Health, is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday, April 24. It will be open to community members who have not received a vaccine yet and locatedat 1515 Hawkeye Drive. H...

 2021-04-21 18:46 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Palisades-Kepler State Park to open Friday, months after derecho hit...

Palisades-Kepler State Park is set to reopen Friday, April 23, several months after the August derecho forced the park to close its doors. It was one of several state parks closed due to extensive derecho damage. Nearly a month after the storm, the Iowa D...

 2021-04-21 18:43 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

University of Iowa holds Covid vaccination event...

Students at the University of Iowa had the chance to take part in a mass vaccination event at the Iowa Memorial Union. The doses administered were the Pfizer vaccine. Organizers say this is a great way to help keep the student population healthy. Paul Nat...

 2021-04-21 17:30 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Reynolds: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy becoming "a real factor" in Iowa and across country...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Wednesday, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is becoming a real factor across the country and here in Iowa. Reynolds said since news of the Johnson and Johnson pause, some Iowans are reconsidering whether to get vaccinated. The...

 2021-04-21 17:28 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cornell College to undergo a nearly $3.6 million renovation to one building...

Cornell College's building, College Hall, is getting a $3. 6 million renovation. Renovations started in late March of 2021. The new name will be McLennan College Hall, thanks to the gifts from Robert McLennan '65 and Rebecca Martin McLennan '6...

 2021-04-21 17:27 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids man sentenced to prison for bank fraud...

A Cedar Rapids man is sentenced to nearly six years in prison after he is found guilty of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, and misapplication by a bank officer. According to the U. S. Attorney's Office - Southern District of Iowa, Ch...

 2021-04-21 17:08 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

CRPD arrests two for stolen handgun and vehicles...

The Cedar Rapids Police Department have arrested two men accused of stealing a handgun and two vehicles. CRPD says on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:21 a. m. , an officer took a report of a stolen2019 Chevrolet Silverado from the 400 block of Hawkeye Downs Road S...

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