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Cedar Rapids man sentenced to 17+ years after selling methamphetamine near school

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --A Cedar Rapids man who sold methamphetamine from his home near Wilson Middle School was sentenced to over 17 years in prison on June 12.Authorities say 26-year-old Daniel Wayne Melsha was sentenced after pleading guilty on February 22 for intending to distribute metha


Two arrested after car chase in Cedar Rapids

Authorities stopped the 26-year-old driver, identified as Tyler Michael Brisbin from Anamosa, on the 200 block of 13th Street SW.

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-19 11:26:00

Old Cedar Rapids elementary school reopens as apartments

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --Former students and others will soon have a chance to live inside an old Cedar Rapids school.Monroe Place, a newly remodeled apartment complex used to be Monroe Elementary School which closed years ago.The Affordable Housing Network bought the building to convert it i

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-20 07:24:00

Storms redevelop Wednesday afternoon and evening

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -There's a break in the rain through the first half of the afternoon, but additional storms redevelop after about 3 or 4 p.m. That line of storms may produce heavy rain and could be strong to severe as well. A few brief tornadoes, strong winds, and hail are possible.

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-20 11:42:00

Cedar Rapids police arrest duo wanted in connection with Memphis attempted murder case

According to a Cedar Rapids police news release, local police were notified by the Memphis Police Department that 22-year-old Jedarius R. Robinson, of Jackson, Miss., and 26-year-old Ronisha M. Hackworth, of Memphis, were in Cedar Rapids in a stolen car.

THEGAZETTE.COM - 2018-06-19 00:00:00

Weather cancels Cedar Rapids March for Our Lives meetup; Linn-Mar town hall still on

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —The possibility of inclement weather has forced organizers of the March for Our Lives tour to cancel their Cedar Rapids meetup.The event was scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Noelridge Park.The town hall meeting at Linn-Mar High School is still on as scheduled. Tha

CBS2IOWA.COM - 2018-06-20 10:39:57

Cedar Rapids in no rush to turn back on 380 speed cameras

Traffic flows along the northbound lanes of Interstate 380 as workers install speed cameras on a road sign north of the H Avenue NE interchange on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in northeast Cedar Rapids. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette/KCRG-TV9)

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-19 17:27:00

Iowa wrestler Sam Stoll hospitalized after being shot in knee. Investigation is ongoing

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OMAHA.COM - 2018-06-19 20:24:00

Fraud scams 250+ victims out of more than $750,000

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --A Dubuque area man who was a part of a fraud that victimized more than 250 elderly victims across the U.S. was sentenced to nearly five years in prison on June 19.27-year-old Cody Richey from Zwingle was involved in a scheme that defrauded victims, who were generally

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-19 13:43:00

Men who exchanged shots using 'stand your ground' law shield

The Des Moines Register reports that Michael Hodges Jr., of Cedar Rapids, and Zevon Johnson, of Urbandale, have pleaded not guilty and say the law passed last year makes them immune from prosecution. Security video shows them exchanging gunfire Jan. 28 outside a downtown Cedar Rapids bar and restaur

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-19 07:26:00

WHO classifies gaming addiction as mental health disorder

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --The World Health Organization says playing videos game can be an addiction. This week, the group classified Gaming Disorder as a mental health illness.The World Health Organization estimates about three percent of gamers.At Video Games Etc! in Cedar Rapids, workers ha

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-19 22:14:00

Big win in court for female truckers in sexual harassment case against Iowa trucking company

The documents could show how Cedar Rapids-based CRST, one of America’s largest trucking companies, mishandled numerous sexual harassment claims by its female employees.

WQAD - 2018-06-19 18:50:33

Cedar Rapids woman charged with OWI and child endangerment after accident

Officers who arrived at the scene were told by the 15-year-old driver and his father that Estrada left the scene with a young boy, about five years old, in her car.


Cedar Rapids Titans announce new ownership, commitment to stay in town

The team, in conjunction with the Indoor Football League, announced a sales agreement with Roy Choi, a California businessman, to purchase the seven-year old Indoor Football League franchise. The new ownership group signed a league affiliation agreement with the IFL.

CBS2IOWA.COM - 2018-06-19 15:35:44

Cut pipeline releases natural gas in NW Cedar Rapids neighborhood

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --No one was hurt when a cut pipeline spewed natural gas into the air in northwest Cedar Rapids, according to firefighters.


Illegal alien sentenced after using fraudulent identification documents

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --A Guatemalan man who used fraudulent identification documents was sentenced to more than three months in federal prison on June 18.20-year-old Francisco Rivera-Cobo, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-19 09:32:00

Cedar Rapids waiting on rules to restart 380 speed cameras

In May, the Iowa Supreme Court struck down rules from the Iowa Department of Transportation that would have made those cameras illegal. The city stopped issuing citations in April 2017 as a precaution after a court ruling regarding those rules. Before then, the I-380 cameras issued by far the most c

KCRG.COM - 2018-06-18 17:56:00

Crash leads to arrest for OWI, child endangerment

Cedar Rapids Police said around 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, officers were called to Interstate 380 northbound near the H Avenue NE exit and found a car in the median with the driver standing beside it. Witnesses told police the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a cable barrier. Officers report


Goosetown Cafe to open in Northside this week, will feature 'youthful twist' on breakfast

When former Motley Cow Cafe general manager Peter Kessler saw the beloved Northside restaurant close last year, he knew three things: He wanted to open his own restaurant, he wanted to open it in Iowa City's Northside and he wanted to serve breakfast.


Accidental firearm discharge lands Iowa City man in hospital Tuesday morning

The investigation is still ongoing, but police believe the firearm discharge was an accident, according to a news release from the Iowa City Police Department. .

IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN - 2018-06-19 16:46:00