Martelle, IA

Large law enforcement response to Cedar Rapids crash Wednesday night

Cedar Rapids — Cedar Rapids crews responded to a crash on Council Street just north of Collins Road Wednesday evening. One car could be seen flipped over and another car appeared to be wrecked, drawing a massive law enforcement presence to the area around 9:15 p.m. Authorities tell Iowa's News...
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UI student arrested after allegedly arriving at Johnson County Jail while drunk to pick up friend

A University of Iowa student is accused of being drunk when she drove to the Johnson County Jail to pick up a friend. That’s according to Iowa City Police, who say 21-year-old Hannah Johnson of Geneseo, Illinois arrived at the jail just after 2:45am Thursday morning in a 2007 Ford Explorer. Jail staff say they turned Johnson away due to her intoxication level, and an Iowa City Police officer followed her back to her car. She was allegedly behind the wheel with the engine running, and showed signs of intoxication. Police say Johnson failed an initial breath test, and performed poorly on field sobriety testing.
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Man injured in I-380 crash near Center Point

The state legislature will meet for a special session to consider the set of proposed redistricting maps. Survey shows rural areas in Iowa struggling with mental health amid pandemic. Updated: 4 hours ago. A new survey from Iowa State and the University of Iowa looks at how the pandemic is...
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Olivet Neighborhood Mission transitions to 7-day food pantry

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Olivet Neighborhood mission will be transitioning to a seven-day food pantry model. This allows Olivet clients to receive groceries every seven days instead of twice a month. This allows clients to receive more fresh food items such as eggs, milk, produce, and meat. Rather...

Iowa boy survives vicious dog attack

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — Jeramias Robinson was returning a scooter to his neighbor on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids last Thursday when, unexpectedly, the neighbor’s pit bull ran from the front door straight to the eight year old. “I tried to run away but the dog got me...
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5 things to know about Iowa football before it faces Wisconsin

Homecoming is here for the University of Wisconsin football team, which will take on Iowa on Saturday. It’s the Badgers’ first trophy game of the season — the other two coming against Minnesota and Nebraska — and they’ll hope to return the Heartland Trophy to Madison. Iowa earned possession of the bronze bull trophy last season when it beat UW 28-7 in Iowa City.

Hawkeye wrestling ready for a national title defense

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - “When you’re a predator you don’t think about it ‘oh there’s a target on our back now’ you’re still on the prowl,” Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands said before Wednesday’s media day. The Hawkeyes aren’t thinking about the metaphorical crown they wear. The goal...

Mount Trashmore trails to close on November 12th

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — The Mount Trashmore trails and overlook will close in less than a month for the season. The trails will be open 9:00am - 4:00pm, Tuesday - Sunday beginning Tuesday, November 2nd (the trails are closed Mondays). If you're heading out to Mount Trashmore,...

Woman sues University of Iowa fraternity over sex assault

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A woman is suing a University of Iowa fraternity and two men after an alleged sexual assault that spawned protests on campus earlier this fall. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the woman alleges two members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as Fiji, sexually assaulted her at a party at the house in September 2020. She says the alleged assault was filmed and widely circulated.

Judge upholds firing of former Cedar Rapids Police Sergeant Lucas Jones

Biden scales back domestic policy package in effort to unite Democrats. President Biden unveiled a dramatically scaled back domestic policy package. Peosta Mayor Jim Merten has resigned unexpectedly just days before he was expected to be on the ballot for reelection. Des Moines couple creates Harry Potter Halloween display in...

People come up to show support during procession for Trooper Ted Benda

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -Trooper Ted Benda of the Iowa State Patrol was remembered and honored Wednesday for his life and service. Trooper Benda, who was 37, died six days after a crash on the night of October 14th. He was responding to a call north of Postville. Benda leaves behind a wife, and four daughters.