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Barn owls make a comeback in Iowa

Barn owls are on the comeback trail in Iowa - to the point they might come off the state's endangered species list.

The owls have been on the endangered list since 1977. But for the fourth consecutive year, they've increased their nesting in the s ... »

UPDATE: Police locate minors involved in Amber Alert

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.:

The two minors involved in an Amber Alert were located shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, a Denison Police Department dispatcher told The Gazette.

The dispatcher said Beyonce Carrasco, 12, and Rodolfo Penaflor Jr., 13, had no ph ... »

Cedar Rapids tour emphasizes importance of federal historic tax credits

CEDAR RAPIDS - While the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit faces an uncertain future in the U.S. House and Senate tax reform bills, a Cedar Rapids group is hosting a tour to highlight the importance of the tax credit to future preservation and ... »

Community Thanksgiving service in Cedar Rapids aims to offer a warm welcome

CEDAR RAPIDS - Representatives of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County are hoping their annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service furthers their mission to foster a welcoming community.

The service takes place at 7 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion Mi ... »

Funds to help restore historic hotel, winery expand: Marion, Mount Vernon businesses win Main Street grants

The owners of two buildings in Marion and Mount Vernon will have a bit of help restoring and expanding their businesses after receiving Main Street Iowa Challenge grants this week.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded a $75,000 grant e ... »

Woman arrested in connection to October fatal hit-and-run in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Police say after Ashley Pennington crashed a stolen vehicle into a motorcycle on Oct. 1, she fled the scene on foot, leaving behind her cellphone and a badly injured man.

The driver of the motorcycle, Michael A. Olson, 63, died on O ... »

Willis Dady meets $3 million fundraising goal for Cedar Rapids shelter expansion, renovation

CEDAR RAPIDS - Willis Dady Homeless Services has reached its $3 million fundraising goal to begin an expansion and renovation of its decades-old shelter.

The update was announced at Monday's groundbreaking for the expansion, the first phase of the ... »

Miriam Amer confronts stereotypes to be Muslim leader

CEDAR RAPIDS - On a recent cold morning, Miriam Amer sat in the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids gushing about a protege.

Her friend is the president of the Al-Noor Islamic Community Center in Waterloo and is involved in other organizations through ... »

Overflow homeless shelter finds a home in southwest Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - A group of Linn County human services agencies has settled on the building that will serve this winter as an overflow shelter for those who are homeless.

The space, a vacant office building located at 505 33rd Ave. SW, has been offe ... »

Three new members take seats on Marion City Council

MARION - Three new members will sit on Marion's seven-member City Council after no incumbents ran Tuesday for re-election.

The incumbents' terms expire this year and did not run for re-election.

With all the votes counted in unofficial resu ... »