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 2021-09-28 22:20 

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[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids releases Climate Action Plan; aims for net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

The City of Cedar Rapids revealed their Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) on Tuesday, September 21. The plan is a response to the City Council's 2020 climate resolution to address climate change after dealing with climate driven events such as the ...

 2021-09-28 22:13 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Des Moines police union boss retired after harassment claims...

The longtime president of the Des Moines police officers' union sexually harassed women inside and outside the department but was allowed to retire without discipline or criminal charges, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Four female employees of ...

 2021-09-28 20:45 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cheerleaders teach, support one another in coachless Cornell squad...

Like most cheer programs, it's a toss up where Cornell College's lands. "We are too much of a sport to be considered a student organization, but we are not enough of a sport at Cornell to be considered a sport or treated like a sport," say...

 2021-09-28 20:41 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Pair of primary elections in Dubuque set for Oct. 5...

A pair of primary elections on Tuesday, October 5 will finalize candidates for November's city elections in Dubuque. Five candidates are running for mayor in Dubuque. Brad CavanaghNino ErbaJohn H. MillerDavid ResnickApril WhiteCurrent Mayor Roy Buol i...

 2021-09-28 20:00 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Manchester man found guilty of sex trafficking...

A Manchester man has been found guilty in federal court of sex trafficking an adult woman under the age of 21 in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and surrounding areas in March of 2020. Darrius Redd, 33, faces at least fifteen years in prison and up to ...

 2021-09-28 19:49 

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[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Third arson in a year sparks suspicious activity warning from Benton Co. Sheriff's office...

The Benton County Sheriff's Office is warning local farmers and residents to watch out for suspicious activity after officials responded to a hay bale fire they say was clearly intentionally set. It's the third case of apparent arson in the Van Ho...

 2021-09-28 19:23 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Paul Hoff pleads guilty to obstruction in Chris Bagley murder...

Paul Hoff, one of three men charged in the 2018 murder of Chris Bagley, has pleaded guilty to obstructing prosecution. Hoff was originally also charged with abuse of a corpse, but the state dropped that charge in exchange for his testimony in the Drew Bla...

 2021-09-28 17:42 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program awards 66 replanting projects...

The Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program has awarded funds for 66 projects across the 27 counties included in the Governor's Derecho Disaster Proclamation. An estimated 2,484 trees will be planted in 19 counties hard-hit by the 2020 derecho. The I...

 2021-09-28 17:14 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Secretary of State launches annual voter registration drives in Iowa high schools...

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate kicked off his annual drive to register Iowa high school students to vote on Tuesday through the Carrie Chapman Catt Award initiative. Every school in Iowa that registers at least 90 percent of their eligible students to ...

 2021-09-28 16:49 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Officials ID man killed in eastern Iowa house fire last week...

Authorities have identified a man killed last week in a house fire in the eastern Iowa city of Buffalo. The Buffalo Police Department reported Tuesday that Bernard Gerischer, 63, died in the Friday afternoon fire. The cause of the fire is still under inve...

 2021-09-28 16:39 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Black Hawk, Buchanan and Grundy county residents 60+ can apply for energy assistance...

Black Hawk, Buchanan and Grundy Counties: Starting October 1, 2021 households with members age 60 or over, or with someone who has a disabling condition, or have a disconnect notice can apply for utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assis...

 2021-09-28 16:01 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Anvil Meat Market in the Czech Village to close September 30...

Anvil Meat Market in the Czech Village is set to close in a few days. Owner Steven Prochaska opened the meat market in place of the Village Meat Market back in June. Prochaska announced on Facebook over the weekend Anvil will be closing citing difficulty ...

 2021-09-28 15:22 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cornell College offers program to pay half of students' federal loans up to $12,000...

Cornell College is kicking off a new program to help with college debt by committing to pay half of students' federal loansup to $12,000at the time of their graduation. This Debt Reduction Pledge will provide funding to 65 first-year students starting...

 2021-09-28 13:43 

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[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Humane Alliance holding drive-through winter animal shelter event...

Iowa Humane Alliance will be offering a drive-through winter shelter event so individuals can provide shelter for community cats through the colder months. This winter shelter pick up will happen on Saturday, October 16th from, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, between...

 2021-09-28 13:37 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Marion Independent School District to discuss masks at special board meeting on Wednesday...

The Marion Independent School District will hold a special meeting to discuss masks on Wednesday. The agenda says the Board of Directions will review the district's COVID-19 data and their Return to Learn Plan. They will discuss "COVID-19mitigatio...

 2021-09-28 12:44 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Gov. Reynolds declares this week 'Diaper Need Awareness Week'...

Governor Kim Reynolds has declared the week of September 27 October 3, 2021, as Diaper Need Awareness Week in the state of Iowa. On Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, Eastern Iowa Health Center's President & CEO Joe Lock and Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank's and ...

 2021-09-28 12:15 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Dubuque catholic school receives grant to help fill demand for childcare...

Holy Family Catholic Schools received a $750,000 Investing in Iowa Child Care (IICC) grant. The grant was awarded to Holy Ghost Early Childhood to improve the existing facility while expanding services to help meet community demand for quality childcare i...

 2021-09-28 11:04 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

HACAP in need of staff to continue to serve the community...

The current labor shortage has left community action agency, HACAP, with a total of 35 open positions that span across 9 counties in eastern Iowa threatening the need for essential services to low-income families. Many of the open positions currently avai...

 2021-09-28 10:30 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Trees Forever giving away 200 free trees at Bever Park on Tuesday...

Trees Forever is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation and State Farm to provide 200 free trees to Cedar Rapids area residents. Trees will be available for pick up today, Sept. 28, from 11 am to 1 pm at Bever Park (use the Bever Avenue non-pool entranc...

 2021-09-28 09:55 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa State Patrol looking for information after person is killed on I-80 near Iowa City...

Iowa State Patrol says a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on I-80 near Iowa City on Monday afternoon. The person was in the eastbound lane of I-80 under the Highway 1 overpass. Right now it is not known which car hit the person. Iowa State Patro...

 2021-09-28 01:34 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

CRCSD sending amended SRO contract to Cedar Rapids city council for approval...

On Monday night, the Cedar Rapids Community School Board unanimously voted to move forward with an amended Student Resource Officer Program contract. The proposed amendment includes 14 recommendations for the last year of a three-year contract between CRC...

 2021-09-28 00:00 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

UPDATE: Linn Co. Sheriff identifies victims in deadly train crash near Benton Co. line...

Iowa's News Now has learned the names of two Cedar Rapids residents who died after the vehicle they were in was hit by a train Sunday. Linn County Sheriff's Office reports Jason Williams,42, and Amber Wisted, 44, both of Cedar Rapids, were pronoun...

 2021-09-27 22:59 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Faculty at Iowa's universities want to require masks in classrooms...

Faculty at Iowa public universities are demanding the right to require masks in their classrooms regardless of state law or policies against them. Biology professor Steve O'Kane Jr. has pushed a resolution among colleagues at the University of Norther...

 2021-09-27 22:49 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Judge extends order halting Iowa schools mask mandate ban...

A federal judge on Monday extended a restraining order for 14 days that prohibits Iowa officials from enforcing a law that bans school districts from enacting mask mandates. The order issued by Judge Robert Pratt extends his initial order from Sept. 13 un...

 2021-09-27 22:15 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Linn Co. Correctional Center temporarily releases 10 inmates after uptick in COVID cases...

Officials with the Linn County Correctional Center released 10 inmates Friday, after an increase in COVID cases. On Monday, jail administrator Pete Wilson confirmed with Iowa's News Now that 10 inmates convicted of lesser charges, like theft and opera...

 2021-09-27 22:03 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Cedar Rapids native shares story of surviving Hurricane Ida in New Orleans...

Lee Cox was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, but in the late 1990s, he decided it was time to see more of the world. Travel brought him to New Orleans, and the Big Easy quickly grabbed hold of him. He decided to move there in 1998 and stayed up until 2004...

 2021-09-27 21:18 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Holy Ghost Early Childhood Center gets $750,000 grant for renovations & expansion...

Holy Family Catholic Schools announced on Monday it's the recipient of a $750,000 Investing in Iowa Child Care grant. The grant was awarded to Holy Ghost Early Childhood. The money will go towards improving the existing facility and expanding services...

 2021-09-27 20:39 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Five year anniversary of 2016 flood; City continues work on flood protection...

Monday, September 27th marks the five year anniversary of the 2016 flood along the Cedar River. "The greatest thing I remember is just the willingness of people to sandbag again. You know a lot of you people had been through the floods of 2008 and obv...

 2021-09-27 20:28 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Documents: Virus outbreaks at nearly quarter of Iowa schools...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly a quarter of Iowa public school students are in districts that have experienced significant COVID-19 outbreaks this year, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent the state from enforcing a law banning mask ma...

 2021-09-27 17:35 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Illinois man wins marathon after 2 leaders take wrong route...

An Illinois man unexpectedly won the Quad Cities Marathon this weekend when the two Kenyan runners who had far outpaced him were disqualified after being diverted off the course by a race volunteer bicyclist. Tyler Pence crossed the finish line in 2 hours...

 2021-09-27 17:10 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

No charges expected following 'inappropriate interaction' between BGM High School students...

No charges will be filed following what the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office is calling an 'inappropriate interaction' that happened in BGM High School in Brooklyn. The sheriff's office said they received a report of an assault on Septemb...

 2021-09-27 16:15 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Workforce Development hosts employer roundtable on state's workforce shortage...

On Monday, the Iowa Workforce Development offered an employer roundtable at the Cedar Rapids IowaWORKS location. Local employers learned about resources offered through the state to hire and maintain employees, collaborate with other local businesses and ...

 2021-09-27 15:51 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

State of Iowa budget closes with surplus of $1.24 billion...

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2021 with a balance of $1,238. 6 billion in its General Fund. Iowa is in a very strong financial position due to our fiscal responsibility," said Gov. Reynolds. "This su...

 2021-09-27 15:14 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Poll: Quarter of Iowans don't plan to get COVID-19 vaccine...

A new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows a quarter of Iowans do not plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The poll finds a combined 70 percent of adults either have at least one dose of the vaccine or plan to get vaccinated. CDC data shows 70. 5 per...

 2021-09-27 14:54 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Be safe and green this Halloween in Iowa City...

Like last year, this coming Halloween will include pandemic precautions, but there are still plenty of ways to have a safe, spooky, and Earth-friendly holiday. With Iowa City's official Halloween trick-or-treat hours set for 5:30 to 8 p. m. Sunday, Oc...

 2021-09-27 14:45 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Coralville Mayor John Lundell inducted into Hall of Fame...

Coralville Mayor John Lundell was inducted into the Iowa League of Cities Hall of Fame at the organization's annual conference in September. Hall of Fame inductees are nominated by their peers for extraordinary public service to their local government...

 2021-09-27 14:44 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Trends in gas prices in Iowa show drivers paying more at the pump...

Iowa gas prices have fallen 2. 3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2. 97/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,036 stations in Iowa. Gas prices in Iowa are unchanged versus a month ago and stand 89. 3 cents per gallon higher t...

 2021-09-27 13:36 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Volunteers needed for annual Iowa River clean-up...

Volunteers are needed to clear trash out of the Iowa River in Johnson County. Over the last six years volunteers have cleared 60 tons of trash, metals, and tires from the water. Volunteers are needed in boats to collect debris, on land to take the trash o...

 2021-09-27 12:57 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Five years ago: Second highest crest on the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids...

Five years ago today the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids rose to the second highest level on record. Water spilled over the banks of the Cedar and set records from Cedar Falls to Cedar Rapids. The crest of 21. 97 feet was only the second time the river has go...

 2021-09-27 11:12 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Carbon dioxide pipelines may be opposed in Nebraska, Iowa...

The companies working to build pipelines to capture carbon dioxide produced by ethanol plants and transport it as a liquid under high pressure to permanent storage deep underground may face opposition from farmers and environmental groups in Nebraska and ...

 2021-09-27 10:38 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa boy dies after being run over in homecoming accident...

A 12-year-old Iowa boy died after being run over during a homecoming parade accident Friday. Woodbury County Deputy William Brooks on Saturday said the boy fell off a float in Sloan, Iowa and then was run over. He was flown to a Sioux City hospital but di...

 2021-09-27 10:30 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

At least 16 indicted after federal firearms sweep in Iowa...

At least 16 people in eastern Iowa were charged with gun crimes after a two-day sweep by federal authorities this week. Grand juries met Wednesday through Friday in the U. S. District Court for Northern Iowa and issued the indictments, the Waterloo-Cedar ...

 2021-09-27 09:51 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Waterloo man sentenced in beating death of maintenance man...

A judge sentenced a Waterloo man on Friday to up to 60 years in prison for the beating death of a 72-year-old maintenance man. Judge Brad Harris sentenced Martavis Tayshon Wise, 30, after he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter wit...

 2021-09-27 09:39 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Man dies in house fire in eastern Iowa city of Buffalo...

One man died Friday in a house fire in the eastern Iowa city of Buffalo. The man died in the fire that was reported about 2 p. m. , Buffalo police sergeant Josh Bujalski told the Quad-City Times. The man's name wasn't immediately released. Bujalsk...

 2021-09-26 22:35 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

2 dead after train hits car in Benton County...

Iowa's News Now has learned that two people are dead after a train hit a car near Walford this afternoon. It happened off of Southview Road west of Fairfax near the Benton/Linn County line. It happened along the Union Pacific Line. A call to the rail ...

 2021-09-26 21:46 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa City Catholic Worker House expanding to second location...

The Iowa City Catholic Worker House is expanding. The group has found a second location in downtown Iowa City on South John street. The seven bedroom, six bathroom house will provide them families living in the guest spaces more room and privacy than the ...

 2021-09-26 21:32 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

4th annual Mollie Tibbetts memorial run feels a sense of peace for the first year...

Sunday morning, runners from across eastern Iowa laced up their running shoes and met in front of the BGM school in Brookyln for the 4th annual Mollie Tibbetts Memorial Run. Many of the runners wearing teal, Mollie's favorite color. The course is near...

 2021-09-26 20:55 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Near record heat Monday afternoon; summer sticking around...

Iowa saw a taste of fall last week with rainy conditions and much cooler temperatures. This week, summer is coming back for a part two! Temperatures on Monday will be warmer than Sunday rising up to the upper 80s or near 90. Bus stop forecast for Monday. ...

 2021-09-26 16:21 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa Poll finds majority of Iowans oppose mask mandate ban...

Half of Iowans surveyed oppose a state law banning local mask mandates including in area schools. That's according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. The poll found very few without an opinion on the matter. While 50% oppose the mandate ...

 2021-09-26 16:14 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Governor considering sending troopers to southern border again...

Two months after more than two dozen law enforcement officers were ordered to the southern border by Governor Kim Reynolds, the Governor is reportedly considering a new deployment of Iowa authorities. "The governor is still evaluating at this time,...

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