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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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This is John McGlothlen with the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, June 21st.
Today’s weather for the Cedar Rapids area will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71. It’s expected to be breezy with winds from the northwest, 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight should be clear, with a low around 49.
An Iowa City man has been charged with attempted murder after intentionally shooting a man, striking him in both legs, police said. Mason Chance Edwards, 23, confronted the man June 9th at a residence in the Western Hills Mobile Estates in Coralville over a previous incident and had a concealed firearm, according to police. Another person blocked Edwards going into the room the man was in, but Edwards reached around the person and shot the man. Edwards was arrested Friday and has been charged with attempted murder, going armed with intent and carrying weapons. He is being held at the Johnson County Jail on $100,000 cash or surety bond. Attempted murder is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
A Cedar Rapids firefighter and two employees suffered minor injuries in a fire at a PMX Industries warehouse Friday night, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 9:45 p.m. to a warehouse on Willow Creek Drive SW. Crews found smoke and flames coming from pallets containing shavings of zinc, copper and other metals. One of the PMX employees who suffered minor injuries was taken to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital, and the other refused transport to a hospital. The injured firefighter was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. The release said the fire was unintentional.