116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
It’ll be mostly sunny Tuesday with a high near 78 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, on Tuesday night there will be a small chance for rain, but the highest chance for showers and potentially a thunderstorm will be after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Iowa City police released officer body camera and squad car video clips Monday it says shed more light on a public intoxication arrest last week that remains under review.
The arrest late Friday of Daria Brown, 22, on S. Clinton Street was partially captured on a video circulating on social media. That video shows the arrest from one angle as a combative Brown is put into custody in the back seat of a police vehicle as an officer punches her. Video released by the department shows the arrest from other angles, including one that shows Brown trying to grab a Taser off of an officer’s belt as he places her in the vehicle.
Brown faces one count of public intoxication, two counts of interference with official acts, four counts of assaults on persons in certain occupations and one count of disarming a police officer.
The city said the arrest remains under review in accordance with its use of force policy.
Iowa athletics made $3 million from alcohol sales after sales tax in 2021-22 — the first year of fully selling alcohol at games — according to documents obtained by The Gazette via a public records request.
Most of the revenue after sales tax — $2.4 million of the $3 million — came from football games or the spring open practice at Kinnick Stadium.
Three football games — Sept. 4 against Indiana, Oct. 9 against Penn State and Oct. 16 against Purdue — had more football sales than any sport had in its entire season.
Iowa earned $338,839 in revenue after sales tax from men’s basketball games, $180,458 from wrestling matches and $77,415 from women’s basketball games.
Before 2021, alcohol was only available in suites and premium seating areas.
UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital has announced a $25 million expansion of its heart and vascular center, a move to help providers meet a growing patient demand for more specialized and minimally invasive services, officials say.
Construction is expected to begin sometime this summer on the Cedar Rapids hospital’s Nassif Heart Center.
The project, which will take place over the next two years, will consolidate cardiac and vascular care into the center and will expand existing services. The move will help alleviate space constraints, and help providers meet the growing demand for services locally
Patient demand for cardiovascular services has been growing at St. Luke’s and other health systems in recent years, and it’s not solely driven by the growing senior population in Iowa. Advancements in medical technology have opened the door to a greater number of patients becoming candidates for surgery.