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No one hurt after car fire in Iowa County on Friday morning

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — No one was hurt after a car caught fire early Friday morning in Iowa County. Williamsburg firefighters responded to the 2300 block of H Avenue around 5:40 am. The car was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived and all occupants were out...
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Sheriff’s Office Arrest Cedar Rapids Man for Felonious OWI

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office had multiple units respond to a call yesterday in Riverside about a report of an intoxicated driver. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested thirty-six-year-old Ashkelon William Barrett of Cedar Rapids for OWI third offense, a Class D Felony. Barrett was also cited for possession of a controlled substance first offense.

Raiders Take Top Ten Homecoming Contest Against Mid-Prairie; Wrestle Away Control of District Race

This week, the No. 9 Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk football team celebrated their 63rd annual Homecoming. Unfortunately for the Hawks, it was No. 1 Williamsburg that celebrated a win at Dwight G. Sattler Field Friday 56-7. In a game heard on AM and FM KCII, there were some miscues early that included Lukin Rediger snaring an interception thrown by the Raiders Carson Huedepohl and Williamsburg responding with a blocked punt. The Mid-Prairie special teams mistake gave the Raiders a short field, which they cashed in for six when Huedepohl finished a three play, 16 yard drive with a 10-yard scoring run. The Golden Hawks would answer immediately with an impressive march against arguably the best defense in the state, pounding the Raiders down the field on a 17-play, 68 yard drive that finished with a three yard Braden Hartley touchdown run to even the game at seven.

Johnson County has lots of plans for Two Horse Farm

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Erin Melloy sold 83 acres of her family’s land to Johnson County this year hoping its conservation team can be good stewards of the special plot. Johnson County purchased Two Horse Farm from Melloy and her husband Brian this year and is already preparing the woodlands, farmstead and prairies for public use. The county’s plans are as diverse as the land itself: conservation efforts, an Airbnb, hiking trails, county staff office space and rehabilitation for wild birds. Another seven acres were gifted to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska in this agreement.

Iowa outlet center is now an “Outlet & Marketplace”

Outlet centers are seeding their national-name tenant mixes with local brands to cater to local consumer needs and wants. One has added so many that it’s changed its name. Outlets Williamsburg, located in that Iowa town, has changed its name to Outlets & Marketplace Williamsburg after adding more than 10 locally owned boutiques to its tenant roster that women’s fashion, home décor, antiques, among other things.

Two hurt in house fire in southwest Cedar Rapids

National Hurricane Center forecasts life-threatening storm surge as Hurricane Ian heads for South Carolina. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a life-threatening storm surge, and 85 mile an hour winds. Sioux City man to serve 90 days in jail, three years probation for Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Updated: 2 hours...

Top-Ranked Xavier Flexes Muscle on Dutch

The Pella football team had flashes of brilliance but could not sustain it to the end zone as they were shut out by Cedar Rapids Xavier 47-0, as heard live on 92.1 KRLS Friday. Pella was able to get deep into Saints’ territory on three occasions in the first half,...
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Jury awards Iowa City man millions for wrongful conviction

A Johnson County District Court jury has awarded $12 million to a man who was found guilty of a sex crime he didn’t commit. The jury heard six days of testimony and deliberated for two hours before awarding Donald Clark of Iowa City $8 million for past emotional distress and $4 million for future damages.

She Divorced Her Husband, Dated His Uncle, And Disappeared. What Happened To Naomi Wilson?

Naomi Wilson was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating high school, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she met Bennie Wilson. The couple soon fell in love, married, and then moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1978, Bennie and Naomi divorced, she purchased a new house and new car, and Naomi began dating her ex-husband's uncle, Colbert Beets, Unresolved Mysteries reports.

Willie Ray Fairley plans trip to feed hurricane victims

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Willie Ray Fairley, the owner of Willie Ray’s Q Shack in Cedar Rapids, said he’s planning a trip to feed those impacted by Hurricane Ian. Fairley did not say specifically when he and his crew would be leaving or where they were planning to stay. However, in a Facebook post, he did say the restaurant would be open Tuesday and Wednesday, but will be closed until he and his crew make it back.

Increase in people facing housing crisis and homelessness since the pandemic

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Waypoint Services Housing Director said they were seeing a historic increase in the need for its homeless and housing crisis services. J’nae Peterman said the nonprofit, which is the central point of contact for people in a housing crisis, has seen 5-times the number of people seeking help since the pandemic. In the fiscal year 2019, they helped 3,003 people. That number jumped to 13,039 last fiscal year.

Mercy skywalk construction to start in October

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - On October 3rd, work is set to begin on the construction of a skywalk across 8th Avenue SE for Mercy Medical Center. Closures on 8th Avenue SE and 14th Street will take place over a 3-week period. The schedule for closures includes:. Monday, October 3,...

U.S. Drought Monitor Shows a Slight increase in Drought Conditions

(Des Moines) The latest drought monitor shows some degradation across the northern half of Iowa. State Climatologist Justin Glisan says eastern Iowa, where the state has had the wettest conditions, still below average, is showing a D0, or abnormally dry conditions, which is not drought but 30-to-60-day dryness, from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque into Wisconsin.

Northern Iowa Counties Split On Hog Confinements

A few new hog confinements were a topic of discussion in two county board meetings this week as residents spoke up in opposition. Over in Hancock County, Summit Pork has two buildings planned which will both house just under 5,000 head of hogs. Each of these facilities would be six-tenths of a mile from the water in Torkelson Pits Wildlife Area.

Iowa Doctors Don’t Want You To Forget About Getting This Shot

Since the year 2020, most times when you heard about needing to get a shot, it was related to covid or the covid vaccine. Add on the covid vaccine boosters, other shots have taken somewhat of a backseat. Iowa's Nurse Association of Johnson County as well as Iowa City Hospice want to remind you to not forget about getting a flu shot.

Residential fire in Cedar Rapids sends one man and a firefighter to hospital

A midday fire at a Cedar Rapids home sent a resident and firefighter to the hospital with unspecified injuries. According to a release from the CRFD, the incident occurred at a house in the 2100 block of 9th Street Southwest. Firefighters got the call just before 12:30pm and arrived to see fire and smoke coming from the story-and-a-half home. When they went inside to fight the fire, they discovered a man who sustained injuries. He was treated at the scene and transported to Mercy Medical Center. His condition is unknown.