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Daily News Briefing: Friday, March 10, 2023
Two Linn-Mar Community School District buses were involved in a collision Thursday just after 1pm. The accident took place at the intersection of Brentwood Drive and C Avenue in northeast Cedar Rapids. A news release from Cedar Rapids Police Department said three students sustained minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals for care.
⧉ Related article: Students injured in crash involving two Linn-Mar school buses
University of Iowa Athletics will reimburse the state of Iowa $2 million for the settlement of a 2020 football discrimination lawsuit. UI President Barbara Wilson has not responded to questions about UI Athletic Director Gary Barta’s employment. The $4.2 million settlement was announced earlier this week. In a statement, UI head football coach Kirk Ferentz said he was disappointed in the decision to settle. Ferentz said, quote, “In fact, the parties originally named disagree with the decision to settle, fully believing that the case would have been dismissed with prejudice before trial.” For more details on the settlement, look for Vanessa Miller’s article at thegazette.com.
Eastern Iowa’s traditional Irish band Coppers & Brass will play its final concert on St. Patrick’s Day at The James Theater in Iowa City. The performance will also feature Champagne Academy of Irish Dance, harp duo Wandering Wild, poet David Hulm among others. The show starts at 7:30 the evening of March 17.
Finally, a look at today’s weather. Today will be cloudy. Temperatures will reach a high of 37 and low of 26. Looking ahead to the weekend, Saturday will reach a high of 35. Expect snow. Sunday will maintain the status quo with a high of 33.
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