116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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Happy Independence Day! This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, July 4th.
According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly before 1 p.m. It will be partly sunny, with a high near 90. Winds from the south, 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Our chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible. Then tonight, we have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 p.m., with a low around 74.
Police are asking witnesses to help with an investigation after a juvenile male was shot Saturday. About 3:34 p.m., Cedar Rapids police responded to reports of shots fired in the 1400 block of Third Avenue SE and found the male who had been shot in the abdomen, according to a city public safety news release. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital for emergency surgery and is expected to recover. Four days earlier, about two blocks away from Saturday’s shooting, officers found a juvenile who was suffering from a gunshot wound in his foot.
An adult from north-central Iowa is infected with the state's first probable case of monkeypox, the Iowa Department of Public Health said. The patient, who was not identified, was likely infected during international travel and is now in isolation and receiving outpatient care. The department is conducting contact tracing to determine if anyone else is at risk. Most monkeypox patients experience only fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. People with more serious illness may develop a rash and lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of the body.
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