Cedar Rapids Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 380 Incidents and 8 Crime Stories
Cedar Rapids Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 380 Incidents and 8 Crime Stories. During the last week, Cedar Rapids reported a total of 380 crime cases. The most common type of crime was a disturbance, accounting for 86 cases, closely followed by arrests with 84 cases. Other unspecified crimes constituted 72 cases, while thefts were recorded at 40 cases. Domestic-related incidents were reported 33 times, and assaults 27 times. Trespassing incidents were noted 24 times, and burglary 13 times. Only one robbery case was reported, marking it as the least common crime for the week. The data suggests a significant prevalence of disturbances and arrests, implying a need for increased law enforcement presence and community awareness initiatives. The low number of robberies, on the other hand, is a positive sign, indicating that serious crimes are less frequent in this place.
Iowa Man Murdered Another For Making Noise While He Was Trying To Sleep
(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Testimony is expected to wrap-up today in the murder trial of a man from Cedar Rapids accused of killing another man for making too much noise while he was trying to sleep. Brandon Johnson is accused of fatally shooting Jorge Maldonado-Vasquez in February 2023. The Cedar...
Registration open for Cedar Rapids Parks & Rec summer programs
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Registration is officially underway for Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation summer programs and camps. Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation has almost 600 programs that run from April through August, as well as information on pool schedules, parks, and more. Officials say some new programs for...
Breaking the stigma, and focusing on mental health care
Kurt Rogahn from NAMI Linn County joins us now to talk about new approaches to mental health care and why that is so important right now.
February 2024 warmest on record in eastern Iowa, more records in jeopardy this weekend
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — February finishes as the warmest on record in eastern Iowa... and the warmth continues into March. February 2024 is now the warmest in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Dubuque with multiple days in the 60s and 70s. March is coming in like a...
Cedar Rapids Police respond to false alarm at Prairie High School
The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a false alarm of a school intruder at Prairie High School on Friday afternoon. CRPD said in a press release around 3:30 p.m. Friday that the public, students, and staff are safe, and officers have already cleared the building. Police officials said the...
Family welcomes newborn daughter on Leap Day in Cedar Rapids
She says her daughter being born on a day which comes only once in four years is something unique she’ll have for the rest of her life.
Cedar Rapids' Finest: Four Must-Try Seafood Destinations
In this article, we'll be exploring four remarkable seafood restaurants in Cedar Rapids. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? We'd love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below!
Higher wildfire danger today, storm chance to wrap up warm weekend ahead
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Our visit back to the season of winter comes to an end after this morning, with temperatures set to move back to well above normal readings by afternoon. Turning temperatures around today, with outdoor fire risk increasing. Temperatures are starting off warmer today, but with...
Linn County Health Alert: Rural Homes Have a Higher Lung Cancer Risk. Doctor Explains
A new study has revealed a major disparity in radon gas exposure and related lung cancer risk across rural versus urban communities. The Big Picture: Dr. Shelandra Bell, Family Medicine, "...did you know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer?" Doctor's Expert Insights about the Role of...
i9 Investigation: Lack of parking for semi-truck drivers causes danger on the roadways
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Truck drivers are being forced to park in places that may not be safe for themselves or other drivers. A shortage of semi-truck parking is creating dangerous situations on Iowa’s highways and interstates. Our i9 investigation found trucks forced to park illegally because of it.
Pee-Yew! Iowa Town Named The Stinkiest Spot In The Country
The last thing anyone would expect to smell outside is rotten eggs or something burnt. But that's a normal day in this Iowa town...ewww. The unofficial nickname for this eastern Iowa town is "The City of Five Smells." It also has the unflattering distinction of being named one of the "stinkiest" cities in the world.
Murder trial for Brannon Johnson starts, accused of shooting Maldonado-Vasquez
The Murder Trial for Brannon Johnson began on Monday in Linn county. Johnson is accused of shooting and killing Jorge Maldonado-Vasquez in the early morning hours of February 15, 2023 at an apartment in the 2100 block of Buckingham Drive Northwest. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Maldonado-Vasquez's roommate Jennica...
KCRG First Alert Forecast: Wednesday morning, February 28
First Alert Storm Team Meteorologist Corey Thompson tracks the wild temperature swings that have happened and are yet to come in the next few days.
What Are Some of Iowa’s Biggest Changes in Temperature in 24 Hours?
Much of Eastern Iowa was blessed with temperatures that reached 70+ on Tuesday, February 27th. One day later, most of eastern Iowa didn't even get above freezing. We went from shorts and being comfortable outside to busting out the winter jacket and gloves in a very short amount of time. We had shut the heat off at my house for 3 days before we had to turn it back on for 1 day.
Triple-digit speeder nabbed on I-80 in eastern Iowa
CORALVILLE, Iowa (ISP District 11) – The Iowa State Patrol, Wednesday, said troopers recently stopped a vehicle clocked by aircraft at 123 mph. The ISP shared a picture on social media, saying it happened on Interstate 80 in Coralville. “Thankfully, Trooper Pilot Grim safely radioed to ground Troopers that were able to stop the irresponsible driver,” the ISP said in the post.
Highest Paying Jobs In Waterloo That Don’t Require A College Degree
Everyone goes through different experiences to achieve their own success. Maybe that means you went to college and got your Masters... Or you went to a trade school straight out of high school... The typical high school diploma recipients make about $809 a week, while those with a Bachelor's Degree...
Cedar Rapids students receive "14 Under 14" awards on Thursday evening
Cedar Rapids — The Kid's First Law Center held its 14 Under 14 Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening. They met at the Cedar Rapids Public Library to recognize 14 young leaders. Those leaders are also under the age of 14 and were nominated by staff from the Cedar Rapids Community School District.
This Weekend in Eastern Iowa: Something Rotten! | The Blind Boys of Alabama | Glitterer
READ THE LATEST | SUPPORT LITTLE VILLAGE | SHOP PERKS. Celebrate leap year, the start of a new month, or maybe the abnormally warm weather this weekend in Iowa. DVIP is hosting their annual Souper Bowl fundraiser this evening in Coralville, and there are many great performances to catch this-weekend-only. It’s the last weekend of TCR’s ‘Something Rotten,’ in addition to Mirrorbox’s ‘The Inseparables.’ Top pick? Track Zero’s upcoming show at Gabe’s on Friday night featuring Glitterer. Go early to catch Glixen and local favorites Dolliver.
Quench Your Thirst: The 5 Most Inviting Pubs in Cedar Rapids
In this article, we'll be exploring five exceptional pubs in Cedar Rapids. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.