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Fire at Cedar River Tower Apartments Monday morning

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to Cedar River Tower Apartments early this morning. The fire was confined a malfunctioning water heater on the 4th floor. Crews had residents shelter in place as the fire alarms went off and smell of smoke filled...
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A New Smoothie Shop is Now Open in Cedar Rapids

Back in early February, it was revealed that Cedar Rapids would be getting its very own Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The popular chain first opened in Florida in 1993, eventually expanding to over 850 locations across the country! According to Wikipedia, the company is more popular than ever, with "2,000 projected openings across the United States by 2024."
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Three escape house fire in southwest Cedar Rapids

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Dr. Leira, director of University of Iowa Health Care's Comprehensive Stroke Center, joins us to discuss strokes, which affect more than 795,000 Americans every year. Cedar Rapids firefighters put out small fire at high rise apartment. Updated: 24 minutes ago. Cedar Rapids Firefighters had to...
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Carrie Underwood’s New Tour Includes Show in the Quad Cities

Carrie Underwood is continuing her Las Vegas residency this week but later this year, you'll be able to see her less than 90 minutes from Cedar Rapids. Monday morning, Carrie revealed her "Denim and Rhinestones" Tour. The tour includes a combined 43 shows in 2022 and 2023. Before we get to the details of that concert in the Quad Cities, let's reminisce about the amazing career this country superstar has had to date.
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Vinton Playground Vandalized, Considered Total Loss

Just as Eastern Iowa finally began to enjoy some comfortable, recreational spring weather and kids and families headed to their local parks and playgrounds, one local town had theirs destroyed by what authorities now believe to be two juvenile, male arsonists. According to KCRG, the unidentified culprits inflicted some major...
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‘Toothbrushers and Balaam’s Donkey’ aims to bring better dental care to people in need

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - An organization said all people deserve proper oral care, and some with disabilities or who are elderly aren’t getting it. “It’s tragic that when someone can’t brush their teeth,” Anita Siddall, founder of Toothbrushers and Balaam’s Donkey, said. “Most people that are born disabled have half of their teeth pulled before they are 30.”
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Some Cedar Rapids Llamas Will Be Featured on National TV Today

Prairie Patch Farm is garnering more attention for their herd of adorable llamas!. Back in late April, we told you that Prairie Patch Farm in Cedar Rapids was featured in the May 2nd issue of People Magazine. Thanks to their popular TikTok account, the local wildlife refuge got an entire page in the Stories to Make You Smile section of the publication. Eight photos of Kahle Boutte and her dressed up llamas (mostly Earl) graced page 24, and we were so excited to see them get some well-deserved attention!
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U.S. 63 From Iowa 96 to Traer to Close May 23rd for Resurfacing

The Iowa Department of Transportation has announced that a section of U.S. Highway 63 in Tama County will be closed to traffic later this month due to a road resurfacing project. Beginning Monday, May 23rd, DOT work crews will begin an asphalt resurfacing project along U.S. Highway 63 from the...
TRAER, IA

Cedar Rapids Man Shot & Killed, Another Cedar Rapids Man Arrested

One man is dead and another behind bars after a Friday night shooting in Cedar Rapids. According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers were sent to a home at 3906 Northwood Dr. N.E, south of 42nd Street and west of I-380, at about 9 p.m. Friday night. They were dispatched after a 911 call to the Joint Communication Agency reporting shots fired at the home.
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