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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Public safety reporter for The Gazette.
Latest Articles by Kat Russell
Weather Aug. 25, 2021 11:29 am
According to National Weather Service storm reports, the bad weather in the state spanned from as far west as Story City north of Des Moines to as far east as Bellevue on the Iowa-Illinois border.
Crime and Courts Aug. 23, 2021 2:59 pm
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said a man and a woman were injured over the weekend when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Jeep on Highway 151 in Fairfax.
Crime and Courts Aug. 23, 2021 4:02 pm
Iowa City Police said Dupree Savon Thompson, 23, of North Liberty, fired a gun during an altercation in an alleyway near the 100 block of South Clinton Street in the early morning hours of April 4 then fled the area.
Health Care and Medicine Aug. 19, 2021 7:50 pm
According to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health, there are 396 COVID-19 patients hospitalized across the state, up from 355 the week before. The last time the state saw similar numbers was January 27 when 408 people were hospitalized.
Crime and Courts Aug. 19, 2021 10:03 am
Police said 34-year-old Reginald D. Busch failed to yield for a left turn at Blairs Ferry Road and C Avenue NE on Monday night and collided with a motorcycle, seriously injuring the motorcyclist.
Crime and Courts Aug. 18, 2021 7:29 pm
A report released Wednesday by the state auditor’s office found the insufficient record-keeping practices at the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office resulted in some inmates serving more or less time in jail than required.
Crime and Courts Aug. 18, 2021 5:27 pm
Police said officers were patrolling nearby when they heard gunfire in the 600 block of 16th Avenue SW and responded to the scene. They found a dark-colored SUV driving in an alleyway without its headlights on.
Community Aug. 17, 2021 8:00 am
After a year of renovations, Vesterheim Heritage Park in Decorah is celebrating its re-opening with a dedication ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mill Street Portal on the Vesterheim National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School campus, at 520 W. Water St. in Decorah.
News Aug. 16, 2021 5:25 pm
Cedar Rapids police said Allen Blazek, 41, of Cedar Rapids, suffered a serious head injury when he was thrown from an inner tube that was being pulled by a personal watercraft and struck a boat.
Crime and Courts Aug. 11, 2021 9:10 pm
Sully the Russian tortoise and Ginny the African pygmy hedgehog were taken from the Old MacDonald’s Farm barn at Bever Park sometime between 12:30 and 4 p.m. Tuesday.