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One arrested after high-speed chase in Cedar Rapids
A Cedar Rapids man who was seen driving 112 miles per hour on I-380 has been arrested on one count of Attempt to Elude and other charges. According to a Linn County complaint, William Atkinson, 25, faces one count of Attempt to Elude, one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an
Downtown Cedar Rapids Pizza Shop Closes
It turned into a couple weeks and the "power outage" was still ongoing. According to KCRG, Ruby's Pizzeria in downtown Cedar Rapids was officially closed as of November 7th. It's clearly tough and surprising news to employees, especially near the holidays, and the owners have been unreachable. They
Holiday Concerts & New Movies — Weekend Corridor Events
It's a slow weekend here in Eastern Iowa, but there are still a few great events going on in the Corridor! Here are the activities happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:. "The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal mus
Woman dies in hospital after Cedar Rapids apartment fire
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a woman injured in a Cedar Rapids apartment fire has died. A Cedar Rapids news release says 43-year-old Sharon Garnett died Saturday afternoon at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
Vinton man sentenced to decade in prison after “dark web” drugs orders
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – A 36-year-old Vinton man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Tuesday for ordering drugs over the “dark web.” William Vanatti received the 120-month sentence after pleading guilty in June to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A U.S. District Court release
3 hurt in Linn County crash
LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) – Sheriff’s deputies in Linn County say three people were hurt in an accident in the intersection of County Home Road and Lucore Road on Monday around 6:55 p.m.
Cedar Rapids family looks to raise $250k for therapy to help save child’s life
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – There’s a little girl in Cedar Rapids who needs the community’s help in a big way. At four-months-old, Tobin Grace Hansen was diagnosed with Canavan Disease. Canavan is a rare brain disease, caused by a genetic abnormality. There is no cure and most children don’t live pa
Brucemore's famous organ finally back in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — After a year-long absence and an over five year process, Brucemore's historic Skinner pipe organ is back inside the mansion. Built in 1929, The Douglas Family, who lived at the mansion at the time, commissioned the organ to be placed inside their home.
Documentary chronicles work of Cedar Rapids company on Apollo mission space communications
The pioneering work done in the 1960s by employees of what was then Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids is the subject of a documentary premiering this week. “Moon Talk” tells the story of the technology developed at Collins that enabled astronauts aboard the Apollo 8 Moon mission to speak with Mission Co
One dead after Friday apartment fire
According to police, a victim that was recovered from an apartment fire in Cedar Rapids on Friday has died. The victim, identified as Sharon T. Garnett, 43, died on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the afternoon at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Linn Co. inmate fails to return from furlough
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- The Linn County Sheriff's Office is looking for an inmate who failed to return from a court ordered furlough on Sunday. According to a news release, 31-year-old Derek Meyers was scheduled to return to the jail at 5 p.m.
Cedar Rapids man pleads to fatal assault at Greene Square
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser charge in the fatal assault of a man last summer in Greene Square. Troy Wilson, 47, originally charge with second-degree murder, pleaded guilty in Linn County District Court to involuntary manslaughter as a habitual offender.
Convict missing from Cedar Rapids, Iowa work release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- Eastern Iowa authorities are looking for convict who failed to return to a work release facility in Cedar Rapids. Corrections officials say 21-year-old Nicholas Robert Campbell-Scott failed to return to the Larry A. Nelson Residential Facility Friday night.
Former vice president tops 2020 Iowa caucus poll
DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll among likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joining him as the only possible candidates in the field with d
Woman taken to hospital after Cedar Rapids apartment fire
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says a 43-year-old woman was hurt in an apartment fire on Friday. The fire broke out within a unit at Gateway Apartments in Cedar Rapids, which is in the 3000 block of 6th Street Southwest, around 2:38 p.m. Fire crews say the woman receive
What Huge Retailer is Coming to Cedar Rapids?
The Highway 100 extension connecting Highway 30 to Edgewood Road opened earlier this week and now housing and commercial developments are sure to follow. The first mixed-use project along the roadway has already been revealed and with it comes something pretty exciting. A retailer, new to the city,
Buy Here | Small on purpose
Tim Kindl and Justin Zehr knew that if they were going to open a new restaurant in Cedar Rapids, they’d have to find their niche. As owners of Local Pour Street Food, they believe they have done just that.
Cedar Rapids looking for people to take advantage of first time homebuyer program
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (KCRG-TV9)-- The City of Cedar Rapids is offering free money to first time home buyers. People buying their first house can get up to $5,000 in grant money. The grant can be forgiven after a person lives there for five years.
Iowa Relief breaks ground on medical marijuana plant in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, (CBS2/FOX28) — Cedar Rapids missed out on being one of five locations for medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, but it will still be involved in bringing cannabis to Iowans who need it. The city will be one of two sites in the state with a medical marijuana manufacturi
Authorities looking for work release escape out of Cedar Rapids
Authorities in Linn County are looking a convicted felon who did not return to a work release facility in Cedar Rapids. Nicholas Campbell-Scott, convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree, and other charges in Linn and Black Hawk Counties, failed to report back to the Lary A. Nelson Residential Facility as req