Tama County, IAKCRG.com

Law enforcement investigating ‘violent death’ in Tama County

TRAER, Iowa (KCRG) - The Tama County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating what they’re calling a “violent death” in rural Traer. Shortly after 4:30 a.m. Friday, emergency crews responded to a home in the 1800 block of K Avenue after receiving a 9-1-1 call. Investigators...
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Cedar Rapids, IAKCRG.com

Two hurt in crash between vehicle, pedestrian on Highway 100

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A collision between a vehicle and a person on a highway led to injuries on Friday night, according to law enforcement officials. At around 11:32 p.m., the Cedar Rapids Police Department was sent to a report of a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian in the roadway on Iowa Highway 100 westbound, west of its exit for Interstate 380. Officers arrived and located the person, a man, who was hit. He was treated on the scene and taken to a nearby hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries.
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Tama County, IAKCCI.com

DCI investigates 'violent death' in Tama County

TRAER, Iowa — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into a suspicious death in Tama County. Authorities arrived at 1846 K Avenue in Traer at about 4:35 p.m. Friday. When law enforcement arrived they found Ryan Cooper deceased. "The facts and circumstances indicated Cooper's death appeared to be...
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Tama County, IATimes-Republican

Tama County man found dead early Friday, investigation underway

According to a report released Friday afternoon by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Tama County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 4:35 a.m. Friday, June 18 from a rural residence seven miles southwest of Traer. Upon arrival, law enforcement found Ryan Cooper, 42, deceased in what appeared...
Cedar Rapids, IAKCRG.com

2 workers, firefighter hurt in southwest Cedar Rapids warehouse fire

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Multiple people were injured in a late-evening fire on Friday night, according to officials. At around 9:45 p.m., the Cedar Rapids Fire Department was sent to a report of a fire at PMX Industries, located at 5300 Willow Creek Drive SW. Firefighters arrived to discover a fire in a warehouse at the site, which contained containers of various metal shavings on pallets. Many of the materials, including shavings of zinc, copper, nickel, silicate, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus, were highly flammable.
Waterloo, IAKCRG.com

Arrest made in Waterloo hit-and-run that injured 3-year-old

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) - Waterloo Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run incident that injured a 3-year-old boy. Johnny M. Kinsey, 56, has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident. On Saturday, June 12th, officers were sent to the 900 block of Park Road for...
Oelwein, IACedar Valley Daily Times

Annual Sacred Heart garage sale starts Monday

The Sacred Heart annual garage sale gets underway Monday, June 21, at the Sacred Heart Gymnasium, 600 First Ave. S.W. (behind the church and school) Hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Friday, June 25. This may not be the world’s largest, or even the state’s largest, but it is unarguably Oelwein’s largest garage sale.
Waterloo, IAWaterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

WATCH NOW: Serious injuries reported in Waterloo crash Thursday morning

WATERLOO – At least one person was seriously injured when he was apparently thrown from a van during a two-vehicle collision in Waterloo Thursday morning. The identities and conditions of people involved in the crash weren’t immediately available, but Waterloo police said two people from the van were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Waterloo, IAWaterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Arrest in weekend hit-and-run in Waterloo

WATERLOO -- A driver who allegedly drove off after striking a child over the weekend has been arrested. Waterloo police arrested Johnny Mayes Kinsey, 56, of 226 W. Fifth St., on Wednesday for one count of leaving the scene of an injury accident. Bond was set at $1,000. On Saturday...
Marion, IAkniakrls.com

Scattered Storms This Evening May Bring Needed Rain, Severe Weather

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued an enhanced risk for severe weather this evening across South Central Iowa. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to form south of Interstate 80 later this evening, mainly between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Those storms are mainly expected to produce large hail, with the possibility of strong winds as well.
Iowa StateCourthouse News Service

Iowa City’s ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance Struck Down by Top State Court

(CN) — An Iowa city’s ordinance that banned prospective employers from inquiring about applicants’ criminal records violates state law, the Iowa Supreme Court held Friday. But the court preserved one piece of the ordinance that requires employers to postpone criminal history inquiries until after making a conditional job offer. Inspired...
Cedar Rapids, IAKCRG.com

Friend of Cedar Rapids man charged of shooting death of his family speaks

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -A University of Iowa student is in a Linn County jail charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mom, dad and sister. Matthew Meppelink to a friend of Alexander Jackson’s, who said the two were playing video games the night before police discovered the bodies of his family members.
Waterloo, IAkwayradio.com

Man Fired Shot After Being Attacked with Bear Repellent

A Waterloo man has been arrested after firing a pistol at a woman who attacked him with bear repellent in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 23 year old Tyler Williams has been in an ongoing argument with 26 year old Kynesha Harrington and her boyfriend. Wednesday evening he was returning to his car after buying toilet paper when Harrington ran up on him and doused him in OC bear spray. She then ran to a van. Williams retrieved a permitted gun from his car and fired at the van. One bullet struck the van, the other broke a window at a Kwik Star a block away. Williams was charged with reckless use of a firearm causing property damage and is being held on a $15,000 bond. Harrington was arrested and charged with assault and has been released from jail. She is currently awaiting trial in another case where she intentionally crashed into a car and pepper sprayed a woman inside. She also was fined for pepper spraying another woman in another vehicle in July of last year.