Cedar River Water Levels Drop, Albeit Slowly, in Cedar Rapids & Upstream

The Cedar River reached its projected crest in Cedar Rapids early this(Tues) morning.   At 3 a.m. the river hit 18.3 feet.   Steve O’ Konek with Linn County Emergency Management said there are indications that the water level in the Cedar River is dropping at Cedar Rapids, Palo and Vinton.   He said emergency officials will be…read more »

Tax Deductible? Don’t Be Too Sure…..

Someone put a loaded handgun in a pile of goods left at the Waterloo Goodwill store on Crossroads Boulevard Sunday. Police say the staff found the nine-shot pistol containing eight bullets wrapped in a shirt. Authorities say it’s not clear if the gun was donated deliberately or accidentally, but it’s being sent to the Iowa…read more »

Iowa A-G Suing “Puppy Laundering” Ring

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is suing to shut down an alleged “puppy laundering” ring in the state that masquerades puppy mill puppies as rescue animals and sells them for as much as $3,600 each. The office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against for-profit breeder J.A.K.’s Puppies and nonprofits Hobo K9…read more »

Decorah’s Luther College Names New Leader

Luther College in Decorah has a new President. The private school’s Board of Regents announced this(Tues) morning that Dr. Jenifer Ward was elected unanimously to succeed Dr. Paula Carlson, who’s retiring at the end of June after five years as Luther’s 10th President. Ward is currently provost and dean of the college for Centenary College…read more »

Gov. Reynolds Adds Five More Counties to State Disaster List

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has added five more counties to the list of those covered by state disaster proclamations, due to the flooding beginning March 13th and continuing. The latest additions to the roster that now includes 41 Iowa counties are Tama, Delaware, Crawford, Page and Palo Alto. The Governor’s proclamation allows state resources to…read more »

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