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Marita May of Cedar Rapids plays an Irish tune on the violin in the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival float at the SaPaDaPaSo parade in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The parade wound its way through the streets of Cedar Rapids for the 43rd time this St. Patrick's Day. (Rebecca F. Miller/The ...
The Cedar Valley Humane Society is allowing teachers to adopt a pair of guinea pigs or a rabbit at no charge. Some of the animals up for adoption were rescued from a home in Vinton, Iowa, after hundreds were found living in overcrowded conditions. Teachers interested in adoption must bring their school ...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- Cedar Rapids Police are investigating after a body was discovered on the city's southwest side Sunday afternoon. Authorities had blocked off an area near 505 33rd Avenue SW around 2:45 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018 after finding a dead body outside an overflow ...
This October 1944 photo shows women assembling TCS radios for the U.S. Navy at Collins Radio Co. in Cedar Rapids. Collins hired its first women production workers in February 1942 during World War II. This photo was part of a 2001 display at The History Center. (Collins Radio Co. photo) This ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a man's body has been found on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. The body was found around 2:45 p.m. Sunday outside an empty commercial building that is used to handle overflows from a homeless shelter. Officials are investigating what they say is an ...
An Indiana man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after police were called to a Cedar Rapids residence, according to a media release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department. At approximately 9:20 a.m. Saturday, dispatch received a 911 call from a caller who gave the ...

While chilly temperatures and drizzles of rain greeted Eastern Iowa this morning, thousands are still expected to descend on downtown Cedar Rapids for the annual St. Patrick's Day SaPaDaPaSo Parade. The parade steps off at 1 p.m., and with 100 entries, it's expected to run until 2:30 or 3 p.m. Several ...
Ken DeKeyser, the new development services manager for the city of Cedar Rapids, stands in front of the UFG Insurance expansion site in downtown Cedar Rapids. DeKeyser's job is to help developers navigate city permits and permissions — such as helping UFG find a way to add a temporary parking lot ...
Rod Blum, R-Dubuque, is on a billboard on Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids. The left-leaning Mad Dog PAC paid for it and said it's the 22nd nationwide plastered with messages against Republicans and “any other elected official who is protecting the Trump regime.” The PAC's founder is Claude Taylor, who ...
Cedar Rapids police officers responded to 2125 Westdale Drive SW, Apt. 7, at 10:47 p.m. Thursday for “numerous” reports of shots fired, according to the criminal complaint. The seriously wounded man, who police later identified as Isaac Chatman, 32, was found at that residence. There was no update on ...
Cedar Rapids' largest employer is moving its executive headquarters to Florida. Rockwell-Collins is being acquired by United Technology Corporation, and renamed Collins Aerospace Systems. That announcement was made last year, and since then there's been speculation - and fears - that the ...
Mickey Thomas has landed in Cedar Rapids “many times” over the years, but this time, he's steering his Starship hits toward Orchestra Iowa on Saturday night (2/24). “This is sort of a different kind of show for me, with a night of symphonic rock,” Thomas, 68, said by phone from his home in Palm Desert, ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — A social media post thought to be a school shooting threat prompted Cedar Rapids police to respond to schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District on Thursday. Police determined there was no threat to Cedar Rapids schools. The author of the four-day-old social media post ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is looking for a new Downtown Executive Director after the current director leaves February 23. According to a news release, Casey Prince will become the Marketing Communications Manager at UFG Insurance.
Cedar Rapids Washington High School junior Walker Ochs speaks during a walkout at the school in southeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The students walked out of classes in remembrance of victims of the Parkland school shooting. The 17-minute walkout represents one minute ...
Ninety years after the Sisters of Mercy founded a two-year college for women in their Cedar Rapids community, Mount Mercy University is expanding its offerings — again — by adding its first-ever doctoral programs. The now four-year, co-educational Catholic liberal arts university that enrolls 1,800-plus ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — Demand exists for more than 1,000 single-family homes in the Cedar Rapids market over the next five years, according to a new housing market analysis discussed Wednesday. Single-family homes for sale were by far the biggest demand type in the housing market, according to a draft ...

CEDAR RAPIDS — A South Dakota-based bank plans to open its first branch in the Cedar Rapids metro. Great Western Bank, based in Sioux Falls, has its eyes on a site at 2739 First Ave. SE for the branch. The Cedar Rapids City Planning Commission will review a preliminary site plan for the ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Investigators say discarded smoking materials are to blame for a deadly Cedar Rapids fire. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says smoking materials ignited a chair on Saturday inside apartment #1 at Shamrock Apartments at 222 Jacolyn Drive SW. Investigators say ...
(File photo) The Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (Liz Martin/The Gazette). The Gazette. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire in the Northeast quadrant Tuesday afternoon, and all residents had evacuated the house before their arrival. Crews were ...
“Skogman Companies has been present in Downtown Cedar Rapids since 1954,” Skogman Realty President Chris Skogman said in a news release. “The new location provides an office atmosphere that is productive and collaborative as well as inviting for employees and customers alike. Additionally, this ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — Expected growth tied to the Highway 100 extension has triggered the first big changes to garbage collection in Cedar Rapids in 18 years, a city official said. Affected Cedar Rapids solid waste and recycling customers already have been contacted. Those who have not been contacted ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Cedar Rapids police are asking for your help identifying the person they say broke into Porky's Bar and Grill on January 26. Investigators say the suspect broke a window on a door to get into the bar at around 2:47 a.m. on Friday, January 26. Porky's is located at 4617 ...
For Mary Sullivan, an actor, writer and director living in Cedar Rapids, the Me Too movement brought back memories of her teenage years, when she was involved in community theater and was pulled into a relationship with an older man. It inspired her to post a message to a local theater-focused ...
Gems of Hope has licensed an app developed by a Cedar Rapids-based entrepreneur to offer cancer patients and their families a virtual support group during their treatment and recovery. Gems of Hope is a Cedar Rapids not-for-profit organization that was “founded with the mission of inspiring hope in ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — TEDx, the idea-sharing program through the not-for-profit TED, is coming to Cedar Rapids this spring. TEDx Cedar Rapids, which was announced via Facebook Monday afternoon, will be held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library from 1-5 p.m., May 12, said Breanna Oxley, event ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police are asking for the public's help in identifying a burglary suspect. Police said the suspect broke into Porky's Bar and Grill, 4617 J St. SW at 2:47 a.m. on Jan. 26. Authorities have released a photo of the suspect. Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is ...
A Coralville restaurant known for its rooftop bar is taking over a Cedar Rapids rooftop. 30Hop, based in Coralville's Iowa River Landing, will open a second location at 951 Blairs Ferry Road, owners announced Tuesday. Co-owner Brian Flynn said no opening date is set, but they are aiming for April.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police have identified the men killed in a crash on Monday. Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said Jacolby J. Burks, 24, of Cedar Rapids; and Devion M. Luster, 21, of Dixon, Ill.; were both pronounced dead at the scene when officers responded to a ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department has confirmed that a crash involving one car on I-380 near the Highway 30 exit resulted in two fatalities. Police were called to the scene at 11:22 a.m. this morning. According to a release, a 2007 Mercury Montego struck a pillar supporting an ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Cedar Rapids Police said two people died in a single vehicle crash Monday. Police said it happened about 11:20 a.m. on northbound Interstate 380 just past the U.S. 30 exit. They said a car with 3 adult male occupants left the roadway and struck a pillar support of a ...
According to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, a structure fire began midmorning on the 3800 block of Clark Road SE in Cedar Rapids, IA. A pick up in the driveway was found burning and the garage was extensively damaged, with the flames spreading to the house, according to a media release. The fire ...
According to a department news release, officers were called to the 200 block of Third Street SE at 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. Before police could arrive on the scene, they learned a male victim had shown up at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Hospital with a gunshot wound. The severity of the man's ...
The Clark home was one of many large Cedar Rapids residences in the 1880s — including what is now known as Brucemore — designed by the celebrated architectural team of Josselyn and Taylor. Much of the architect's original design elements still can be seen on the Clark home's exterior, including a ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — Details of a major summer festival are expected to be announced Monday by GO Cedar Rapids, the agency that promotes tourism in the city. “What has excitement, fun, world-class entertainment, learning, celebs and much more and will be happening in Cedar Rapids in August?
Friday, Cedar Rapids Police looked told us they would look into the markings. Officials didn't believe the messages qualified as a hate crime, seeing as there was no specific threat made. Public Safety Communications Coordinator Greg Buelow said, regardless, there's no question the markings were ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — The city of Cedar Rapids is accepting applications for the next three-year cycle — fiscal 2019 through 2021 — of hotel-motel tax grants. Every three years, nonprofits — focused on a variety of causes such as recreation, culture and education — are selected to receive grants for the ...
Craig Cardis of CEC Construction cuts lumber as he and his crew frame a new home on Prairie Rose Drive Southwest in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Cardis says he's had steady work as a subcontractor for Jerry's Homes and others for the past four years. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette) A ...
Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said that at 1:24 a.m. Saturday, officers saw a green Chrysler Sebring going 60-70 mph on 16th Avenue SW toward Edgewood Road SW. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, which turned onto Burdette Lane NW and continued north at a high rate of speed. Buelow said ...
CEDAR RAPIDS - More than 100 deer were harvested during Cedar Rapids' Urban Deer Management program, which concluded earlier this month. Hunters harvested 111 deer during the urban bow hunting season from Sept. 16 to Jan. 10, according to a news release from the city of Cedar Rapids.
Members of the Men Go Red for Women group attend the Cedar Rapids Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 1. Members pictured (L to R) are Devin Pipkin, executive vice president of Truenorth; Jon Bancks, financial advisor at Morgan Stanley; and Scott Friauf, president of Rinderknecht. (Photo ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — It was a goal that signaled trouble for the Cedar Rapids Rampage. Trailing the Harrisburg Heat late in the second quarter, 2-1, the Rampage defense surrendered a goal with just 10 seconds until halftime. The score produced a margin Cedar Rapids would chase the rest of the game.
In 1893, the Mittvalsky and Bachman building stood near the northwest corner of First Street and Third Avenue SE where CRST International's parking garage now sits in Cedar Rapids. It was a two-story, two-business brick structure backing up to the Cedar River. The north half belonged to the estate of an ...
Cedar Rapids police are investigating a suspicious death that was reported at 316 Jacolyn Drive SW, Shamrock Apartments. According to a statement made by police spokesperson Greg Buelow, police officers responded to the report at 11:21 a.m. Saturday and found an individual deceased inside an ...
A lack of substitute teachers in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area left Corridor districts with 1,700 unfilled teacher absences during the first half of the 2016-2017 school year. That shortage often meant classrooms were left without a designated teacher, or that other staff members were pulled from their own ...
The forum will be held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. The panel will include Buck, board president John Laverty, board member Nancy Humbles, district chief financial officer Steve Graham and Shellie Pike. a member of the community committee that developed ...
CEDAR RAPIDS — Transamerica will move almost 900 of its Cedar Rapids employees to a different business. The insurance and investment company announced Thursday that it will outsource administration of its insurance and annuities business. Tata Consultancy Services, an information technology ...
The Iowa DOT says when it's really cold out, the icy roads can reject the salt and sand used to create traction. Autism diagnoses increase. A University of Iowa researcher compared two different autism studies and found out that autism cases have increased. Benton County honoring sheriff killed in the line of duty. The artist ...
Coleen Ashlock (right), a volunteer grandparent with the United Ways of Iowa Foster Grandparents program, helps Garfield Elementary School kindergartner Mariana Jones sound out letter sounds at the school in northeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Ashlock has been volunteering ...
For the third day in a row — Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 — Cedar Rapids broke the previous record low temperature for that day. National Weather Service meteorologist said Tim Gross Cedar Rapids logged low temperatures of -22 degrees on Sunday, -19 on Monday and -23 on Tuesday. The previous lows ...


 

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