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Popular Cedar Rapids Restaurant is Moving to Larger Space with Bigger Menu

A Cedar Rapids restaurant that opened just eight months ago has already closed. In this case, though, that's good news. They're moving to a larger location. Mamacita Taco Bar opened in the 800 block of 1st Ave NE in early March of 2022. It has been a very popular spot for lovers of Mexican food. The restaurant is rated a 5 on Yelp, 4.7 on DoorDash, and has 27 5-star reviews on its Facebook page. Here are a few reviews, complete with photos:
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Rain and Snow

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A November storm is expected to move from the Plains through the upper Midwest. Rain and snow develop first in the northwest zone and slowly push to the southeast. Trace to 1″ amounts will be common throughout most of the viewing area with the exception being in the northwest. Northwest winds behind the system bring a midweek chill to the air. However, a quick rebound in temperature comes our way by the end of the week. Have a great night!

North Liberty jewelry store loses about $30,000 of merchandise after break-in

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (KCRG) - A jewelry store in North Liberty is facing its busiest time of the year without full shelves because of a break-in. The National Retail Federation conducts an annual Retail Security Survey. In the latest survey, from 2021, about 69% of retailers said they had seen an increase in organized retail crime activity over the past year.

Family of late Iowa State Patrol Trooper giving back to communities

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - In a time of giving, the family of an Iowa State Patrol Trooper who died in the line of duty is giving back in his memory. Holly Benda and her four daughters donated funds to 30 area emergency response agencies recently. That includes the Waukon Police Department, pictured with this story. The money came from a recent memorial bow shoot held in honor of their loved one.

Applications open for 2023 Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is seeking restaurants for the 11th Annual Restaurant Week. The event will feature special menu items created by up to 20 selected restaurants and will run from February 17th - February 26th 2023. “Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week is a...

Clinton Violates Felony Probation

A Cedar Rapids man was recently served for violation of probation on Felony charges dating back to 2021. On November 17th 36-year-old Trevor Clinton of Cedar Rapids was served papers at the Linn County jail by Washington County authorities on violation of probation. Clinton’s initial felony charges of aiding and abetting false claim of jackpot and forgery stem from May 2021 incidents in which he attempted to claim jackpots under a false identity and have others claim jackpots he had won at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Clinton is currently in custody at the Linn County Jail.

Cedar Rapids man arrested after NL police discover him in vehicle with marijuana

A Cedar Rapids man was arrested in North Liberty early Saturday after police observed him with marijuana, sleeping in a vehicle. According to police, 20-year-old Justice Love of 29th Avenue Southwest was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over on the 400 block of Washington Street around 1:30 am. He was discovered asleep with marijuana residue on his lap, and officers observed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver stated that Love had been using Xanax and that they would find marijuana inside.

Coralville Police arrest armed robbery suspect

Coralville Police arrested an armed robbery suspect shortly after the alleged incident Monday morning. In a release from the Department, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at 2551 Holiday Road at approximately 11:28 am. Two victims were approached as they exited their apartment and were ordered back...

A nice start to the week, look for precipitation to return tomorrow

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Plan on a pretty nice start to a week. A mix of sun and clouds will lead to a good November day with highs well into the 40s for much of the area. Some 50s may again be found farther south. Looking ahead to this week, we have one system that’ll affect our area, mainly tomorrow into tomorrow night. This system looks to carry the potential for a little rain and snow with the bulk of any snow accumulation falling mainly over the northwest zone. Highs tomorrow will range from the 30s northwest to lower 50s farther south. By Wednesday, we are all cold with wind chills around zero that morning! Given such a sharp fall in temperature, some slick roads may also be possible early in the morning. A warm front will probably bounce us right back to 50 by Friday. Have a good week!

Nice start to the work week, storm system follows

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Some quiet weather is in store to start off the work week, but things become more active quickly. Lows dip toward the low 20s tonight, with highs back in the mid and upper 40s Monday with some sunshine. Clouds build Monday night, and the chance for rain or a rain/snow mix arrives through the day on Tuesday.

Four killed, three hurt in vehicular incidents since start of Thanksgiving holiday period

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The busy holiday travel weekend has resulted in multiple crashes on Iowa roadways, with several turning fatal. Since Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Iowa State Patrol said that five crashes have taken place with injuries or fatalities. Only one of them took place in eastern Iowa, when a 13-year-old was killed in a single-vehicle crash on a four-wheeler outside of Manchester.

Controlled burn scheduled along Sac & Fox Trail prairie area on Monday

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — A controlled burn will be taking place along a trail in Cedar Rapids starting Monday morning. The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, in coordination with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, will be conducting the burn along the Sac & Fox Trail prairie area.

Cedar Rapids woman working to close organ donation loophole

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Mary Dickinson cannot be an organ donor, but she is part of a group working to make sure people can take time off work in order to make life-saving donations. Dickinson is an ambassador for Be the Match, a registry for bone marrow or blood...
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Johnson County medical clinic files for bankruptcy after malpractice lawsuit

A medical clinic in Johnson County filed for bankruptcy after facing a $75 million malpractice judgment to parents of a newborn who suffers permanent brain damage. In 2018, the newborn sustained serious brain damage after his birth at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City after health care providers allegedly improperly used forceps and a vacuum, crushing the baby’s head during delivery.