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Crime and Courts Jun. 22, 2021 7:57 am
A man who was hit by a vehicle Friday on Highway 100, near Interstate 380, died as the result of his injuries, Cedar Rapids Police said in a news release Monday. Based on its preliminary investigation, the police department said its accident reconstruction specialists determined the was intentionally in the roadway.
Crime and Courts Jun. 22, 2021 9:58 am
A Linn County sheriff’s deputy responding to an alarm late Sunday night at a Coggon convenience store was shot several times and seriously wounded by an intruder who fled, authorities said.
Health Care and Medicine Jun. 18, 2021 4:36 pm
Iowa on Friday reported 70 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of people in the state who have tested positive since March 2020 to 372,964, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
A judge ordered a $3 million cash bail for triple homicide suspect Alexander Jackson, who made his initial appearance Wednesday morning in Linn County District Court.
Alexander Ken Jackson, 20, has been arrested and faces three counts of first-degree murder, a public safety spokesman said. The spokesman identified the three murder victims as Jan Perry Jackson, 61; Melissa Ferne Jackson, 68; and Sabrina Hana Jackson, 19.
Health Care and Medicine Jun. 15, 2021 4:31 pm
More than half of Iowans age 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Iowa Department of public health. As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1,380,842 Iowans had been fully vaccinated, an increase of 4,199 from Monday. That’s 51.6 percent of Iowans age 12 and older, and 43,77 percent of the state’s total population.
Health Care and Medicine Jun. 11, 2021 6:19 pm
Iowa reported 80 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus to 372,389, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The state also reported two new, confirmed deaths bringing Iowa’s death toll to 6,097.