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 2021-07-23 13:54 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

WATCH: Day six in the murder trial of Drew Blahnik...

Day six of testimony in the Drew Blahnik murder trial begins at 9 a. m. Friday at the Linn County Courthouse. Blahnik is accused of killing Chris Bagley, a Walker man who went missing in December of 2018 and whose remains were found months later at a home...

 2021-07-23 13:52 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Very hot, humid conditions through the weekend, next week in eastern Iowa...

It is going to be dangerously hot in eastern Iowa at times this weekend. Hot temperatures combined with high humidity will lead to heat index values near and above 100 at times. A Heat Advisory has been posted for parts of eastern Iowa for Saturday aftern...

 2021-07-23 13:00 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Coralville City Councilor Meghann Foster announces run for mayor...

Coralville City CouncilorMeghann Foster has announced she's running for mayor. This comes in the wake of Mayor John Lundell announcing Thursday he will not seek re-election. If elected in November, Foster would be the first female mayor in Coralville&...

 2021-07-23 12:36 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

First meeting of Cedar Rapids Citizen Review Board held Thursday evening...

The inaugural meeting of the Cedar Rapids Citizen Review Board was held Thursday evening. The purpose of the Citizen Review Board is to ensure fair and professional law enforcement that is constitutional, effective, and responsive to the standards, values...

 2021-07-23 11:08 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Twenty-seven people facing federal charges in connection to drug trafficking...

Twenty-seven people are facing federal charges after authorities conducted raids on Wednesday. It was in connection to a months' long investigation into heroin and fentanyl distribution within the Des Moines area. Authorities have made 24 arrests, thr...

 2021-07-23 11:05 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Dubuque County to offer another week of COVID-19 vaccination clinics...

Dubuque County is offering another week of free COVID-19 vaccination clinics from July 26-August 1. Vaccination clinics:Monday, July 26, 4 - 7 p. m. Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St. , DubuqueWalk-in vaccinations of Pfizer (and Johnson & J...

 2021-07-23 10:43 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Coralville Mayor Pro Tem will not run for Mayor...

Mitch Gross, Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Coralville, announced in the following statement that he will not be running for mayor. Despite the enthusiastic and encouraging comments I have received from Coralvillians this summer, especially since Mayor Lun...

 2021-07-23 10:25 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Artists needed to create a mural on the Five Seasons Parking Ramp...

The City of Cedar Rapids and Advocates for Social Justice invite area artists to help create a mural on the Five Seasons Parking Ramp (400 1st Avenue NE). The mural should be designed to celebrate Cedar Rapids' diverse community and highlight themes o...

 2021-07-23 10:16 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa City South District to receive free smoke alarms, volunteers needed...

This summer, the American Red Cross and the Iowa City Fire Department (ICFD) have teamed up for a one-day event that will provide free smoke alarms to residents of the South District Neighborhood. Volunteers will meet on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Dream C...

 2021-07-23 10:09 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Kitchen fire left heavy damage to family home, no injuries...

Cedar Rapids Fire Department crews were dispatched to 1933 Higley Ave. SE at 9:20 p. m. on July 22 to a neighbor reporting smoke coming from the single family residence. Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire in the kitchen. Crews quickly entered the home a...

 2021-07-23 01:48 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Potential Gubernatorial candidate Deidre Dejear continues Conversation Tour in Coralville...

Deidre Dejear continues her Conversation Tour with citizens in Coralville after travelling across Eastern and Southeast Iowa last week. As an open platform, Dejear listened to concerns that were raised from those that attended, ranging from topics like cl...

 2021-07-23 01:31 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

U.S. Dept of Ed approves remaining $258M of APR funding to support Iowa K-12 schools...

On Thursday, the U. S. Department of Education approved Iowa's remaining American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funding. Iowa is receiving $775 million total in ARP ESSER funds, and Thursday's approval of...

 2021-07-22 23:03 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

OPERATION QUICKFIND: Callista Ryan...

An Operation Quickfind has been issued for 13-year-old Callista Ryan of Cedar Rapids. Callista stands 4-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs about 107 pounds. She was last seen Thursday around 7 a. m. in the 5400 block of Kirkwood Boulevard in Cedar Rapids. Sh...

 2021-07-22 22:41 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa race track cuts ties with announcer after racist rant...

An Iowa race track said Thursday that it will cut ties with an announcer who went on a racist rant against Black fans and athletes who kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racial inequality. The Kossuth County Speedway in Algona, Iowa, sa...

 2021-07-22 22:40 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Blahnik trial: Medical examiner details Bagley stabbing injuries...

Jurors continued watching a taped police interview with Drew Blahnik Thursday, the fifth full day of his murder trial. Blahnik is accused of stabbing Chris Bagley to death back in December 2018. It's been described by several witnesses as a hit set up...

 2021-07-22 22:33 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

In her hometown of Dubuque, Abby Finkenauer announces her run for U.S. Senate...

Abby Finkenauer announced her campaign for U. S. senate Thursday morning. The former Congresswomen lost her seat in November to Republican Ashley Hinson. Now the Democrat is seeking Republican Chuck Grassley's current seat in senate. Her decision was ...

 2021-07-22 20:51 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers...

A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round. A spokeswoman for Iowa Select Farms — the state's largest pork producer — told U. S. senators during a Senate Judiciary Committ...

 2021-07-22 17:40 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Nurse who gave Iowa inmates vaccine overdoses appeals firing...

One of two Iowa prison nurses fired for accidentally giving dozens of inmates large overdoses of the coronavirus vaccine is appealing her termination, arguing she is "blameless" for the mix-up. The Iowa Department of Corrections fired Amanda Dodso...

 2021-07-22 16:04 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

'Healing Stories: Derecho One Year Later' gallery to open on August 7th...

First Presbyterian Church of Cedar Rapids will host Healing Stories: Derecho One Year Later, an art and story-telling event, on Saturday, August 7 from 4-7 p. m. The art, photography and crafts exhibit, as well as a story-telling recording booth, will coi...

 2021-07-22 15:56 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Linn County Solid Waste Agency providing lunch on Aug. 10 for "Appreciation Day"...

The Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency will mark the one year anniversary of the derecho on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 with Appreciation Day for customers and staff. This will be held at the Solid Waste Agency landfill and Resource Recovery buildin...

 2021-07-22 14:14 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Blahnik trial : Linn County investigator details crime scene evidence of Bagley murder...

Prosecutors called a Linn County Sheriff's investigator to the stand Wednesday as the murder trial of Drew Blahnik entered its fourth full day. Blahnik is charged with the murder of Chris Bagley, accused of stabbing him multiple times in an alleged hi...

 2021-07-22 13:53 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

WATCH: Day 5 of the Drew Blahnik murder trial in Linn County...

Day five of testimony in the Drew Blahnik murder trial begins at 9 a. m. Thursday at the Linn County Courthouse. Blahnik is accused of killing Chris Bagley, a Walker man who went missing in December of 2018 and whose remains were found months later at a h...

 2021-07-22 13:11 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Senator Grassley's seat...

Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U. S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over the years. The 32-year-old form...

 2021-07-22 11:49 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Linn County Public Health to hold vaccine clinics in CRCSD, gift card giveaway...

Linn County Public Health will hold vaccine clinics in five schools the week of July 26. Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be distributed. The clinics are open to anyone age 12 and older, and all who receive a vaccine will receive a $50 Walmart...

 2021-07-22 10:19 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids Fire Department to hold swearing-in ceremony...

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will be honoring nine firefighters for completing one year of service. There will be a ceremony honoring the firefighters on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 p. m. at the lodge at Ushers Ferry Historic Village, 5925 ...

 2021-07-22 10:07 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa City Downtown Block Party returns...

The Iowa City Downtown District and its sponsors announced the return of the annual Downtown Block Party! This event will be held in person on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 from 4:00 p. m. until 11:00 p. m. Just as in years past, this event will celebrate Iow...

 2021-07-22 09:58 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Johnson County Board of Health appoints new director...

The Johnson County Board of Health announced that Danielle Pettit-Majewski MPH has been named the new Director of Johnson County Public Health at the July 21, 2021 board of health meeting. Ms. Pettit-Majewski, a 2010 University of Iowa College of Public H...

 2021-07-22 09:53 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Mason City man pleads not guilty to charges in death of bicyclist...

A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to felony vehicular homicide and other counts in the June crash death of a bicyclist. Cody William Skiye, 28, has pleaded not guilty in Cerro Gordo County Court to homicide by vehicle while operating under the influ...

 2021-07-22 09:46 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Blahnik trial: Investigators discuss details of search warrants...

On day four of the Drew Blahnik murder trial investigators discussed how they pieced together how Chris Bagley was killed in December 2018. Investigators detailed what came from search warrants — as they tried to find Bagley during the first two mon...

 2021-07-22 08:50 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Marion Independent School District approves new mascot logo...

Marion Independent School District revealed their new logo as the district moves forward with a new mascot. MISD's mascot is now the Wolves and they approved the new logo at the July 12th school board meeting. The search for a new mascot started in th...

 2021-07-22 03:57 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Dangerous heat and humidity take over...

The highly anticipated heat wave is getting ready to set up across Iowa starting late this week and continuing for at least seven to 10 days. By Friday, air temperatures will soar into the 90s areawide. The heat will be coupled with high humidity levels a...

 2021-07-22 02:51 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa City police review board discourages proactive policing in proposed policy changes...

The Iowa City Citizens Police Review Board recently asked for expanded powers and discouraged proactive policing in a meeting. The five-member board voted on two policy changes, both resulting in three members voting in favor of changes and two not voting...

 2021-07-21 23:18 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

On going life guard shortage continues to impact eastern Iowa...

Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo will be closing its doors every Tuesday and Wednesday effective August 3rd. The water park is dealing with a decline in staff that could have led to safety risks. "That can lead to the potential of guests getting mis...

 2021-07-21 22:38 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

AP sources: Iowa plans to name football field for Slater...

The University of Iowa plans to name the field at Kinnick Stadium for Duke Slater, a trailblazing Black player who was an All-American tackle a century ago, two people familiar with the proposal said Wednesday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on ...

 2021-07-21 19:47 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

COVID-19 in Iowa: New week-to-week data shows new cases are rising in Iowa...

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, there are 1,395 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the state of Iowa from July 14 to July 21. That is an increase of 475 new positive COVID-19 cases in the state over the last week. Recently, IDPH announce...

 2021-07-21 18:59 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids Police Department releases name of teen found dead in vehicle after shooting...

The Cedar Rapids Police Department has released the name of the 15-year-old girl who was founddead in the driver's seat of a vehicle Tuesday morning with an apparent gunshot wound or wounds. The victim has been identified as Tyliyah Whitis, 15 of Peor...

 2021-07-21 17:49 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Fire at Osceola airport destroys hangar, destroyed planes...

A fire at Osceola's small airport has destroyed a hangar and at least two airplanes, officials in the south-central Iowa city said. The fire at Osceola Municipal Airport was reported around 6:15 p. m. Tuesday, television station KCCI reported. Osceola...

 2021-07-21 17:22 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Alliant Energy battery storage project in Decorah providing renewable energy...

Alliant Energy's new battery storage project in Decorah is making room on the grid for rooftop solar and maintains reliable electrical service across the community. Recently put into service, this project is jointly supported by Alliant Energy, U. S. ...

 2021-07-21 15:39 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

DNR reminding people to be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning while boating...

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking boaters to be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning while on the water. Carbon monoxide poisoning is not often thought of when on the water, but boaters need to be aware of the situations that can put them a...

 2021-07-21 14:42 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Judge OKs subpoenas for Cedar Rapids murder suspect's medical files...

Emergency responders and a hospital that treated a Cedar Rapids man for a gunshot wound after he allegedly killed his parents and sister must share his medical records with prosecutors, a judge ruled Tuesday. Alexander Jackson, 20, is charged with first-d...

 2021-07-21 13:49 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Day 4: Drew Blahnik Murder Trial in Linn County...

Day four of testimony in the Drew Blahnik murder trial begins at 9 a. m. Wednesday. On Monday, Drew Wagner testified about the night the two allegedly killed Chris Bagley, a Walker man who went missing in December of 2018 and whose remains were found mont...

 2021-07-21 13:48 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Registration open for National Night Out in Cedar Rapids...

Cedar Rapids residents are encouraged to register and plan events to celebrate National Night Out 2021 on Tuesday, August 3. National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoo...

 2021-07-21 13:35 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Coralville Mayor announces he will not seek re-election...

Coralville Mayor John Lundell announced today that he will not seek re-election to a fifth term. His current term ends on December 31, 2021. Lundell is completing his eighth year as Mayor after serving on the Coralville City Council for ten years. I am ex...

 2021-07-21 13:13 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Pop-up musical acts coming to Uptown Marion...

The City of Marion will host "Pop-Up Acts" in the Uptown Artway this summer on a series of Friday evenings. Enjoy free live music from the Uptown Artway or the patio of a nearby business on July 30, August 6, 13, and 20 from 5-7 p. m. The Uptown A...

 2021-07-21 12:53 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Hot, humid, and hazy through the end of the week in eastern Iowa...

A big area of high pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere will lead to hot, humid, and hazy conditions. First, the Haze. Wildfires continue in the western United States and that smoke is filling skies across the nation. Air quality has started to ...

 2021-07-21 11:06 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Xavior Harrelson "light his way home" prayer visual...

On Sunday, July 25th at 3:00 p. m. the community is asked to come to the Montezuma football field. A "Light his way home" prayer visual will be held for Xavior Harrelson, who was last seen May 27th in Montezuma, Iowa. Organizers are asking that pa...

 2021-07-21 11:04 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Lost Island Waterpark adjusting hours in August due to staffing issues...

Lost Island Waterpark will be adjusting their hours due to "challenges maintaining critical staffing levels. " Starting August 3rd the waterpark will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the remainder of the season. Golf and Go-karts will rema...

 2021-07-21 10:55 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Free fitness classes coming to Jones Park FitLot...

The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with AARP, is offering free classes at the FitLot in Jones Park, 201 Wilson Avenue Drive SW. Three types of classes are being offered to teach residents of all ages and abilities. Taking an In...

 2021-07-21 10:41 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Marion to mark the first anniversary of the derecho...

The City of Marion plans to mark the anniversary of the derecho on Tuesday, Aug. 10 with a series of events. The events are intended to honor the anniversary and reflect on the progress that has been made. "The 2020 derecho will be etched in our colle...

 2021-07-21 10:37 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Amara Andrews responds after Mayor Hart leaves profane voicemail to nonprofit...

The Andrews campaign released a statement in response to the profane voicemail Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart left a local non profit, CSPS, where he is heardthreatening the group's501(c)(3) status. It was in response to CSPS allowing a local incubator ...

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