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No one has come forward to help police identify who opened fire Friday night on a birthday party at a southwest Cedar Rapids hotel, wounding six people — one of them seriously.
About 10:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Rapids police received a report of gunshots at the Ramada by Wyndham hotel on 33rd Avenue SW. The shooting broke out as a birthday party with disc jockeys, and dozens of guests, was being held in a hotel conference room.
Five of the people shot, including a 13-year-old boy, were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening. A sixth person was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with serious wounds, authorities said.
Lawmakers will convene Tuesday at the Capitol for a special session of the Iowa Legislature where they will consider the first round of proposed new election boundary maps for the state.
The redistricting process happens every 10 years, and Iowa and states across the country redraw their political maps to reflect changes in their populations according to the latest census.
Lawmakers will consider and vote on the first set of maps, proposed by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency. If they approve that first set of maps, those boundaries go into effect for the next 10 years, starting with next year’s midterm elections in November.
If lawmakers reject the first maps, the process resets and the Legislative Services Agency proposes another set of maps. If lawmakers reject those maps, then lawmakers will be able to make their own amendments to the boundaries.
The redistricting process typically takes place during a normal legislative session, which in Iowa runs from January through roughly April or May. But this year’s redistricting process was postponed across the country because federal census results were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Iowa Hawkeyes jumped from No. 5 to No. 3 in the Associated Press poll, released Sunday. It’s the fourth week that Iowa’s been ranked No. 5 or better, marking the program’s longest run as a top-five team in the AP Poll since 2002.
Iowa also moved to No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
This sets up a No. 3 vs. No. 4 match on Saturday when Penn State comes to Iowa City. It will be the first game at Kinnick Stadium between two top-five teams since then-No. 1 Iowa defeated then-No. 2 Michigan in 1985.
Five teams in the Big Ten are ranked in the AP Poll. Ohio State is No. 7, Michigan No. 9 and Michigan State No. 11.
Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind around 5 mph. Monday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. It should continue to get increasingly warmer during the week, with highs in the mid- to high-70s through Sunday.