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Gilbert punches ticket to Iowa girls state basketball tournament with win over Xavier
GILBERT — The Gilbert girls basketball team was not going to be denied. The Tigers faced an uphill battle for most of the night against traditional power Cedar Rapids Xavier on Tuesday. But in the end, the Tigers overcame the Saints' size advantage and athleticism thanks to tremendous hustle and aggressiveness to punch their...
Crews still on scene of Story County house fire after it rekindles
KELLEY, Iowa — Fire crews from several departments are on the scene of a house fire Tuesday night outside a small Story County town. Firefighters from Kelley and Huxley, among other departments, responded late afternoon to the home outside of Kelley, south of Ames. The Story County Sheriff's Office...
Gilbert schools offer insight into funding process for $75 million School Safety Initiative
GILBERT, Iowa — Safety improvements are in effect at Gilbert schools after the district was one of the first in Iowa to receive funds from aSchool Safety Initiative Gov. Kim Reynolds announced in 2022. The district received $196,000 to improve safety across four campuses in the district. The state...
Iowa Is Home To One Of America’s Hardest Working Cities
Iowa is home to plenty of hardworking citizens who get up every day and try to accomplish their working goals. Whether that goal is to finish a project, build new roads, plow fields by a certain time, feed the animals on the farm, heal the sick, etc. Hundreds of thousands of Iowans wake up, go to work every day, and do whatever they can to provide for their family/themselves.
Still quite warm, but changes are coming soon
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Temperatures are set to soar again today, though we will experience a temporary downturn in those readings in the near future. Many areas will start quite warm today, with morning temperatures in the 30s to low 40s. For this time of year, that’s well above the 10s you might expect for morning lows and provides a good starting point for a warm day. There will be a couple of limiting factors for today, including less distinctly southerly winds as the day goes on and increasing amounts of clouds. Despite this, we should be able to reach the upper 50s to mid 60s from north to south, making for another very pleasant day.
Ames Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 45 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories
Ames Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 45 Incidents and 5 Crime Stories. During the last week, Ames witnessed a total of 45 crime cases, with the highest number of incidents related to 'Suspicious Situation' at 14, followed by 'Theft' and 'Other' each at 9. 'Arrest' incidents were reported 7 times. Lesser incidents were reported for 'Trespass' and 'Vandalism', each with 2 cases, and 'Assault' and 'Violation' each with 1 case. The data suggests a concerning prevalence of suspicious situations in the place, necessitating increased vigilance. The number of thefts is also alarming, pointing towards a need for improved security measures. Arrests, while relatively fewer, still indicate a level of criminal activity. The incidents of trespass and vandalism, although low, should not be overlooked as they contribute to the overall safety situation. The single cases of assault and violation are also of concern, as they represent severe crimes. The data underscores the need for enhanced law enforcement and community awareness to ensure public safety in the place.
DNR Selling Trees at “Extreme” Discount
RADIO IOWA – As we move toward spring, a program providing discounted trees is once again available for some state residents. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Pete Hildreth says it’s designed to help plant more trees in the state. “So the Iowa DNR through a partnership...
Iowa State Fair announces two more acts to play at Grandstand this summer
The Iowa State Fair has announced two more acts have been added to this year's Grandstand schedule. Comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias and the folk-rock group The Avett Brothers are coming the 2024 State Fair this summer. Iglesias will perform on August 15th, while The Avett Brothers and 90's hip-hop group...
Indulge in Authentic Italian Cuisine: 3 Must-Visit Restaurants in Ames
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional Italian restaurants in Ames. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Iowa DOT Announces Road Closures for U.S. Highway 30
Next week, motorists in Iowa will notice a small portion of Highway 30 east of Ames will be closed overnight as crews continue to work on the new overpass. The Iowa Department of Transportation will have crews working on the highway a mile east of Interstate 35 between 580th Street and 600th Street from 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. The highway will reopen throughout the day Tuesday but close agaion at 9 p.m. Feb. 27 through 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Iowa, That Coyote In Your Yard Might Actually Be A Wolf
If you hear a weird sound in your yard, be careful if you investigate. The Iowa DNR is warning about making sure that animal that you think is a coyote is not actually a wolf. Many hunters are turning their focus to coyotes but the Iowa DNR wants to make sure that people take a good look at the animal first to guarantee it's not a wolf.
Taylor Swift era in Iowa only real Swifties remember: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids concerts
There was a time when Iowans were treated to Taylor Swift performances for four years in a row. This was long before she was a billionaire or named Time Person of the Year. It was before her stardom could command legions of fans to boost jewelry sales or increase NFL viewership.
📸 Cedar Rapids Roadside Camera Views Available Online
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Ames, Iowa. Good morning Cedar Rapids residents! The local transportation department has an excellent feature for drivers and residents alike. If you've ever been curious about the live traffic conditions on the roads, you can now access the view from hundreds of roadside cameras. To take a look at real-time traffic, visit the website at https://t.co/2XHJbG5B9b or use the Iowa 511 app, which is easily accessible for all. Once you're on the site or app, navigate to the "layers" tab and select the "roadside cameras" layer to start viewing traffic from the many cameras installed along the roads. This tool can be incredibly useful for planning your routes and staying informed about road conditions in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas.
Iowa Senate unanimously passes ‘swatting’ bill
DES MOINES, Iowa (Gray Television Iowa Capitol Bureau) - A bill that would make “swatting” calls a felony unanimously passed the Iowa Senate Tuesday. Special Agent Don Schnitker, with the Governor’s School Safety Bureau, says swatting is a false 911 call that attempts to send a large police presence to a particular address. “A lot of times these hoax and swatting calls are homicides in progress, shootings in progress, planted bombs. Those crimes that we would generally expect a larger response to occur,” Schnitker said.
Labor Dept. says Tennessee firm employed minors to clean meat saws, head splitters at slaughterhouses
Another industrial slaughterhouse cleaner has been accused by the U.S. Labor Department of illegally employing children as young as 13 to clean dangerous equipment on overnight shifts, according to a temporary restraining order filed in federal court Wednesday. The Labor Department said that Tennessee-based Fayette Janitorial LLC illegally employed 15...
Iowa Braces for Cloudy Skies and Potential Record Heat as February Ends
• Clouds are expected to increase throughout the day, leading to mostly cloudy conditions in the afternoon across Iowa. • Warmer morning lows are anticipated, with highs in the 60s, and a chance for isolated light showers tonight into early Thursday morning.
Ames Fire Department Responds to Duplex Fire on Ontario St., Urges Residents to Regularly Check Smoke Detectors
The Ames Fire Department attended a fire at a duplex on 2825 Ontario St. at 1:16 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. Smoke was observed from the building's second story, and occupants were outside. Firefighters extinguished the fire in a second-floor bedroom.
Four area boys basketball teams win Class 1A, 2A District Finals
The high school boys basketball postseason continued last night with Class 2A and 1A District Finals. In Class 1A District Finals involving area schools;. Top-ranked North Linn rolled past Waterloo Christian, 92-40. Dunkerton stopped Maquoketa Valley, 50-39. And Gladbrook-Reinbeck downed Keota, 67-62. In Class 2A District Finals involving area schools;
Two-time NCAA qualifier Kysen Terukina arrested for violation of probation
Two-time NCAA qualifier Iowa State wrestler Kysen Terukina turned himself in to the Story County Jail on Tuesday morning following a probation violation that resulted in a warrant being issued according to Capt. Nicholas Lennie. According to Lennie, the Hawaii native’s probation stemmed from driving with his license revoked. After...
Controversial religious freedom bill passes Iowa Senate
A controversial bill regarding religious freedom passed the Iowa State Senate. Democrats say the Republican effort could violate the Iowa Civil Rights Act, and all Democrats voted against the change. The bill would make it more difficult to intervene in situations where people feel their religious freedoms are being violated. The legislation would make the Federal Religious Restoration Act state law, which is a piece of legislation the LGBTQ community opposes. They say it would make it easier for businesses to deny services based on sexual orientation or gender identity using religious freedom as the reason.