News

Former Westdale stores spread far after big shuffle

CEDAR RAPIDS — After Westdale Mall closed its doors, it left a void for many businesses that had still been located there during years of waning foot traffic. Some of those stores have moved to other locations in Cedar Rapids, others completely ou Read More »

Names released in fatal rollover near Anamosa

JONES COUNTY — The Jones County Sheriff’s Office has released the names involved in a single-vehicle rollover northwest of Anamosa. Deputies first got the call at 8:05 p.m. Monday for a crash on Ridge Road E28 where it intersects with Fremont Road Read More »

Cedar Rapids Man Making Props for Major Motion Pictures

CEDAR RAPIDS — Making movie props for an upcoming Steven Spielberg film, that’s what one Cedar Rapids engineer has been doing in his spare time the last few weeks.

Seventy-six-year-old Francis Lebeda has been working on turning a U.S. nicke Read More »

Victims in Monday night shooting in Cedar Rapids identified

CEDAR RAPIDS — A bullet grazed a Cedar Rapids man's scalp and another hit a Texas man's leg in Monday night's shooting in southwest Cedar Rapids.

However, public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said both men suffered only minor injuries Read More »

Iowa man gets life in prison for killing daughter

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his 7-week-old baby girl.

 

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 28-year-old Trevor Smith received life without parole Monday. That' Read More »

Cedar Rapids pilot study will examine sanitary sewer issues

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City of Cedar Rapids is working on a sanitary sewer issue that’s caused problems for years.

People in parts of the city are struggling with basement sewer backups when there’s heavy rain. Sewage can come up through the flo Read More »

Agribusiness Report: August 19

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-Some experts are worried the Kudzu plant, an invasive species, could harm soybean yields in years to come. Experts say it’s one of the major factors in soybean rust development, a disease that can kill the plant. Three of Iowa’s Read More »

Commission approves new Iowa water rules

DES MOINES (AP) — The commission that oversees water quality regulations in Iowa has adopted new rules that align state regulations with those imposed by the federal Clean Water Act.

The Environmental Protection Commission’s proposed rules p Read More »

Hogan pleads not guilty in Gaffney murder

Shaun Hogan, accused of killing Crystal Gaffney in early July and dumping her body on a gravel road near Walker, has pleaded not guilty.

Hogan, 36, of Waterloo, entered a written plea Tuesday morning. He has been charged with first-degree mu Read More »

Environmental commission to vote on water rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The commission that oversees water quality regulations in Iowa is considering adoption of new rules that align state regulations with those imposed by the federal Clean Water Act.

The Environmental Protection Commissi Read More »

facebook twitter email alerts you tube hooplanow