News

Historic Smulekoff’s building escapes flood damage

CEDAR RAPIDS - Eight years after the raging Cedar River slammed through the front windows of the former Smulekoff's Furniture building at 97 Third Ave ...

»
Grassley vows to continue pressing for flood protection

DES MOINES --- U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley applauds Eastern Iowa's response to heavy flooding and promises to press federal agencies to prioritize more f ...

»
Evacuation zone begins to shrink as Cedar River descends

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the Cedar River continued its slow descent Wednesday, Cedar Rapids began the march toward a return to normalcy. For the first time ...

»
Flood recovery continues in Linn County

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar River continues to drop in flood-striken Palo.According to Linn County Emergency Management, roughly 35 parcels in Palo are s ...

»
New Cedar Rapids evacuation map

Cedar Rapids officials narrowed the city's flood evacuation map this morning. Here's a look at that map.   // Cedar-Rapids-evacuation-map (P ...

»
Cedar Rapids arts venues reopening

The shows will go on. Cedar Rapids arts venues in the flood zones are reopening, with the following changes to their schedules.CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ...

»
Linn County taking down HESCO barriers at Sheriff’s Office

CEDAR RAPIDS - One day after the Cedar River crested at 22 feet, Linn County officials have begun taking down flood protection walls around the Sherif ...

»
Post-flood inspections begin in Palo

PALO - Less than two days after the Cedar River crested at more than 18 feet in Palo, officials now are taking steps to get residents back into their ...

»
Branstad visiting flood impacted areas of Eastern Iowa today

Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa National Guard Adjutant Gen. Tim Orr and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mar ...

»
Cedar Rapids reduces evacuation zone

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids evacuation zone along the Cedar River has been reduced. City officials announced Wednesday the zone had been reduced ...

»
WATCH: 10 a.m. Cedar Rapids news conference on flood updates

The city of Cedar Rapids is giving daily news conferences, updating the public on the flooding situation across the city. Watch a live stream of that ...

»
Desert Frog owner hooked on soap

MARION - The Desert Frog started selling bath and body care products on Etsy in 2012.#x201c;I was doing very well on Etsy,#x201d; said owner Chris Slo ...

»
Linn County acquires mobile unit for Treasurer’s Office services

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County's Treasurer's Office has acquired a mobile unit to provide customer service while county buildings are closed due to floodi ...

»
Police identify 13-year-old shooting victim

CEDAR RAPIDS - Police have identified 13-year-old Ireshia Parks as the victim of Tuesday's early morning shooting in the southeast section of Cedar Ra ...

»
Israel’s elder statesman, Shimon Peres, dies at 93

JERUSALEM - Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize and an influential figure in Israe ...

»