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This is John McGlothlen with The Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Monday, Sept. 20th.
For our weather in the Cedar Rapids area today, according to the National Weather Service, we have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Winds from the south, 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Then tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 7 and 1 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The low should be around 55.
According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, an inmate being held at the jail in a federal drug case died Friday night despite lifesaving efforts after he complained of chest pains. Inmates in a dormitory-style cell notified authorities shortly before 9 p.m. Friday that another inmate needed medical attention. 39-year-old Marshall Mosby, of Dubuque, said he was having chest pains, but soon became unresponsive “and staff began lifesaving measures, including CPR, and applying a heart monitor equipped with defibrillation capabilities.” Other rescuers from Area Ambulance and a sheriff’s crew performed advance lifesaving until Mosby was declared dead, about a half-hour after the incident began. Sheriff Gardner said jail staff had last checked on him just about 15 minutes before the emergency began. An autopsy will be conducted.
The City of Cedar Rapids revealed the new, redesigned flag Saturday at the downtown public library. The “History and Progress” design option rose to the top of four options in a city survey asking residents to rank different blue, green and white choices. The city received 2,624 responses to the online survey, which ended in August. The blue backdrop represents the Cedar River flowing through the city and splitting at May's Island. On the left side, the green comes to a rounded point in the center, representing May's Island as well as the city’s green space and recreational areas. The white symbolizes Cedar Rapids’ homes, businesses and infrastructure.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, a Marion man was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Clayton County. About 12:30 p.m., 62-year-old Barry Woodson of Marion was traveling north on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, near the Mississippi River on Great River Road, when he lost control of his motorcycle. Woodson entered the ditch and crashed into an overhead tree branch, causing fatal injuries.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are still ranked fifth in the Associated Press’ Top 25, after their 30-7 win over Kent State. They host Colorado State on Saturday. And Iowa State remained at No. 14 following their 48-3 victory at UNLV Saturday night.
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