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ATKINS — A Cedar Rapids woman was killed Saturday in a crash on the Benton County/Linn County line. The Iowa State Patrol identified the deceased as Arlene Erusha, 90, the driver of an SUV. The semi driver of the other vehicle in the crash, William Butterfield, 69, of Tama, was taken with injuries to St.
Getting out of the mud in Iowa required cooperation and investment from the adjacent property owners. Getting a grid of county and state roads that supported traffic loads through Iowa's notorious spring thaws required investment from all residents in Linn County, the federal and state governments and ...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A plan to turn nearly 200 acres of Linn County farmland into housing, business and recreation space will get formally unveiled to the public Thursday ... Linn County purchased the Dows Farm property, located along Mt. Vernon Road west of Highway 13, two years ago.
LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Senate File 481 will require local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration laws, especially when dealing with undocumented immigrants. Governor Kim Reynolds signed the law on Tuesday. Toddlers to adults lined the Second Avenue Bridge in Cedar ...
LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG TV9)- Linn County Supervisors approved the last bit of county funding needed for the Prospect Meadows baseball complex north of Marion. Contractors began moving dirt at the park located along Highway 13 last fall with the first eight diamonds and a “miracle field” for ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- More than a dozen Linn County agencies that work with the physically and mentally challenged are hoping for a share of surplus dollars this week. It's Mental Health Tax Levy money Linn County has to spend up or risk losing.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG TV9)- Linn County government appears ready to go into the development businesses with a plan for nearly two hundred acres of farmland ... Harris says Linn County purchased another 300 acres of Dows Farm property located just south of the county's Squaw Creek Park.
Marion resident Brent Oleson, 47, announced his bid for re-election to the Linn County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. ... Office, the Legislative Service Bureau, and serving as Senior Legislative Counsel to the Majority (2006) and Minority (2007-8) Leader's office in the Iowa Senate.
Linn County, as of this week, has 52,470 registered Democrats, 39,946 Republicans, 56,372 No Party and 1,179 Libertarians. Iowa has a closed primary system, meaning residents must be registered as a Democrat, Republican or Libertarian to vote in a primary, though people can change their registration ...
Between July 2010 and July 2017, Linn County's population increased by about 5.9 percent, to 224,115 people, while Johnson County's grew by 13.7 percent, to 149,210 people, according to Census estimates. Iowa's population, meanwhile, only grew at about a three percent rate while the nation's grew ...
Suspect's dog bites Linn County deputy after pursuit. By KCRG-TV9 ... LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - A Palo man is in custody after a vehicle pursuit in Linn County. ... According the Linn County Sheriff's Office, the deputies knew Nelson didn't have a valid driver's license and had active arrest warrants.
Under this legislation, this choice is taken away,” Harris said. Harris says Linn County Supervisors plan to oppose the bill as it move on to the Iowa Senate. In addition to requiring only district residents to choose one supervisor, the bill would also require the Legislative Services Agency to draw up new ...
SPRINGVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect a grill may have caused a fire that injured a Linn County man. Firetrucks were sent to the Springfield house around 3:20 p.m. Saturday. The Linn County Sheriff's Office says the residence was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. A resident was ...
A sign last November at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids informs voters that the Iowa voter ID law starts to phase in this year. ... In Linn County, the Auditor's Office last October requested $227,000 from the Board of Supervisors to buy 333 computers plus printers and other equipment ...
LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Fire destroyed a mobile home in the 3300 block of Big Bend Road Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded around 2:45 p.m. and found the mobile home fully engulfed in flames. The Linn County Sheriff's Office said three people inside the home got out safely and ...
The new Linn County Logo, designed by Mark Mathis, of Amperage Marketing in Cedar Rapids. ... The Linn County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday selected the new logo, with a request for some slight modifications. ... The former Linn County of Iowa logo, which had been in use since the 1990s.
An inmate does not return after he left on a court order to find a job. Jordan Johnson, 19, was serving time for possession of a controlled substance and carrying weapons. Johnson was suppose to report back to the correctional center yesterday afternoon. He is described as a black male, 5'7", and about ...

LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- This year's extremely late arrival of spring weather is hurting cow and calf producers in eastern Iowa. Fewer calves than normal are surviving birth and feed supplies are running short. Chris Platner, a Linn County farmer raises about 60 head of cattle with his father.
LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Linn County has been given a Gold designation from the SolSmart program for making it easier, faster, and more affordable for places in the county to go solar. The U.S. Department of Energy's national organization SolSmart helps governments create solar energy in ...
Nate Boulton, a candidate for governor who currently serves in the Iowa Senate District 16, speaks at the Linn County Democrats convention at the Kirkwood Community College Linn County Regional Center in Hiawatha on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Delegates turned out despite the snow and filled all 228 ...
... Avenue in Marion, Iowa and taken into custody without incident shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. He had warrants on two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault. Jones is currently being held in the Linn County Correctional Center, where he faces extradition to Illinois.
Service providers including Foundation 2, the Abbe Center and Penn Center, as well as Eastern Iowa Health Center, Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint have been involved in discussions of a Linn County access center, Rogers said. As Johnson and Linn counties consider their own access centers, ...
They won't know me.” He noted that Nick Maybanks, the first assistant county attorney, was born the year Denton started working in the Linn County Attorney's Office — 1975. Denton, who grew up in Maryville, Tenn., came to Iowa in 1970 to attend the University of Iowa College of Law and decided to stay in ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Linn County has agreed to pay $285,000 to an Arizona man who was arrested, transported across the country and jailed ... The payment will resolve a federal lawsuit that 23-year-old Joseph McBride filed this month against Linn County and its longtime top prosecutor, ...
Onken, who studies social work at Mount Mercy University and works at The Arc of East Central Iowa and Four Oaks, is the inspiration behind Linn County: Hand in Hand. The Facebook group's mission is to help people and to help people help others. “Some people have nowhere else to turn,” she said.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa county is considering its response to a lawsuit filed by an Arizona man who spent two months in jail for a robbery he didn't commit. The Linn County Board of Supervisors met in closed session Monday to consider the lawsuit filed by 23-year-old Joseph McBride.
Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker (right) speaks with Peter Deegan (left) with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa before a meeting of the Iowa Justice Alliance at the Cedar Rapids NAACP office in southeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Jim Slosiarek/The ...
It is a political payback and it's political favoritism, and it's one of the worst abuses I've seen in a long time in the state of Iowa.” Understandably, contractors not invited to submit bids don't like Linn County's plan, and that extends to the Associated General Contractors of Iowa, representing contractors doing ...
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa weren't aware of the “loophole” until Linn County invited only seven contractors to submit proposals for the 55,000-square-foot Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Public Health and Youth Development Services building at 1019 Seventh St. SE, according to Sandra ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County's novel approach to guaranteeing that local workers construct the county's public health and youth development services building has sparked the possibility that ... Iowa law already requires competitive bidding for most standard public projects over that threshold. Sen.
LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A two vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Tuesday night. The Linn County Sheriff's Office said it happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Highway 100 at 31st Street near Marion. Deputies said 47-year-old Michelle Butler of Marion ...
STD cases increase in state, Linn County. The number of sexually transmitted diseases reported to Iowa health authorities is on the rise. Gonorrhea cases are double what they were four years ago.
Statewide, the Iowa Department of Public Health counted 2,600 gonorrhea cases in 2017. That's up 145 percent since 2013. The number of cases in Linn County showed an even larger percentage increase. Linn County had 108 cases in 2014. The next year, the number was 169 and then 266 in 2016.
TV9 News spoke with health officials and substance abuse treatment centers in Linn County on what they hope comes out of the legislative session. The Linn County Public Health Department and ASAC says the opioid crisis is growing in Iowa. That's why they're both pushing for a mandatory prescription ...
WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa -- A former Linn County sheriff's deputy has been arrested for aggravated indecent liberties with a minor and sexual exploitation of a child. David Huggins, a 45-year-old from La Cygne, Kansas, was arrested on Thursday following an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Linn County Supervisors agreed to use an unusual method to finance and build a new county office building. ... The new building, named for the late Dr. Percy Harris and his wife Lileah, will house Linn County Public Health, the county's youth development services ...
OPN Architects This artist's rendering shows the new Linn County Public Health and Child and Youth Development Services building planned for 1019 Seventh St. SE. County supervisors hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the project, which will use bonds to pay for the $20 million to $31.5 ...
Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden announces that a grand jury returned a decision not to indict Cedar Rapids Police Officer Lucas Jones in the November traffic stop shooting of Jerime Mitchell, during a press conference at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Williams was taken into custody by Linn County deputies and officers with the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement. A passenger, Samantha E. Taylor, 32, of Oxford, was questioned and released. Williams was taken to the Linn County Jail, where he faces charges of operating ...
LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Linn County supervisors have agreed to allow Sheriff Brian Gardner to hire six new deputies. ... A more than two month long I9 investigation into overtime at sheriff's departments across our viewing area uncovered records that the Linn County Sheriff's office has ...
The Linn County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday formally accepted Gannon's notice of retirement. His last day as county engineer is planned for April 13. After graduating from Iowa State University, Gannon worked from 1974 to 1979 as a bridge engineer, according to his resignation letter. After a few ...
The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court's northern district of Iowa. McBride's attorney tells I9 the lawsuit was filed late Wednesday. Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden and Linn County itself are listed as defendants. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages for McBride, alleging that Vander Sanden ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Arizona man is suing Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden for “wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution” in a robbery that was committed last year in Linn County, while the man was living in Arizona and hadn't lived in Iowa since 2012, according to the lawsuit filed this week ...
Huggins, a former school resource officer assigned to Pleasanton schools, was also a former deputy at the Linn County Sheriff's Office. He was removed from his role at the schools Oct. 20, 2017, was placed on administrative leave Nov. 29, 2017, and was terminated Jan. 3 of this year from the sheriff's office ...
For Iowa's waste characterization study, the DNR hired SCS Engineers, of Clive, to study the waste streams from 15 landfills and transfer stations across the state from May to July. Included in the sites were the Cedar Rapids/Linn County landfill in Marion and Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has announced his approval of the Supervisor District Plan submitted to his office by the Linn County Board of Supervisors. The plan redraws supervisor districts in the county, following an affirmative vote by Linn County voters to reduce the number of supervisor districts ...
LINN COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A $40-million dollar bond plan to improve water quality and outdoor recreation in Linn County passed more than a year ago. But conservation leaders are just now getting ready to spend some of that money on a dozen projects.
Williams was taken into custody by Linn County deputies and officers with the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement. A passenger, Samantha E. Taylor, 32, of Oxford, was questioned and released. Williams was taken to the Linn County Jail, where he faces charges of operating ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — After more than a decade as Linn County's Democratic Auditor, Joel Miller is dropping the 'D' next to his name. Miller announced Thursday he had changed his party affiliation to “no party” as he plans to lobby Iowa lawmakers for non-partisan elections for county officers in the upcoming ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved allowing county recorder Joan McCalmant to hire a new deputy recorder. The move comes after current deputy recorder Phyllis Booth submitted her letter of resignation last month. Booth's ...


 

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