26 min ago
Two injured in crash on Highway 13
Deputies responded around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a crash at the intersection of Highway 13 and Bertram Road. They arrived to find a full-size pickup truck had hit a car.
4 hrs ago
Some Linn County Residents Upset Over High Property Tax Bills
'I was shocked, to say the least,' said Neil Weyland of Marion. That was his reaction after seeing what he owed for property taxes this year.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
It's official: Cedar Rapids PPEL passes by 31 votes
A very close election to increase the Cedar Rapids school district's physical plant and equipment levy, or PPEL, appears to be over, with the measure passing by just 31 votes. The Linn County Auditor's Office canvassed the votes on Monday morning, and the Linn County Board of Supervisors certified the results.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Rural Linn County Woman Says County Won't Fix Potholes
Linn County, Iowa- One rural Linn County resident has a pothole problem of a different sort with county supervisors. It's not a question of doing the repairs.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Lead for passing Cedar Rapids PPEL remains after recount
Don Daws of Cedar Rapids casts his ballot on whether or not to extend the Cedar Rapids school district's Physical Plant and Equipment Levy at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. A narrow lead to pass a school tax levy increase in Cedar Rapids held steady after a Thursday vote recount of two precincts and the addition of absentee ballots that could have potentially swung the election.
Bryan Roche guilty of lesser charges, defense says in closing argument
Bryan Roche , seated next to defense attorney Mark Brown, listens as defense attorney Aaron Hamrock cross-examines a witness during the trial of Bryan Roche at Linn County District Court on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Cedar Rapids PPEL passes by 32 votes
Voters passed a school tax levy increase to support the upkeep of district buildings by just 32 votes on Tuesday. The total is so close that results will depend upon 98 absentee ballots still out, a recount of 1,597 votes cast at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, and a canvass of votes.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Prosecutor seeks to amend criminal transmission of HIV charge
A prosecutor argued Monday to amend trial information for a Cedar Rapids man who was initially charged with felony criminal transmission of HIV to a misdemeanor charge which is included in the law with lesser penalties. First Assistant Linn County attorney Nick Maybanks said Eddie Jones, 37, charged in 2012, can't be charged under code section 709C, which was repealed by the Iowa Legislature in May, but the charge can be amended to 709D.3 , which is criminal transmission of a contagious or infectious disease, a misdemeanor.
Police say Cedar Rapids man robbed another man at gunpoint
The Linn County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an armed robbery on North Center Point Road near Oliphant Cemetery in Center Point at 7:34 p.m. Saturday. The victim, who is from Center Point, told police that he had asked two women and a man for a ride from a home in the 300 block of Ninth Street in Marion.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Kidnapping, sex assault trial starts Monday in Linn County
Jury selection begins Monday for the trial of a 22-year-old Marion man who kidnapped, sexually assaulted and stabbed a woman he met through social media last year. Bryan Roche is charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse, attempted murder and willful injury causing serious injury.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Convicted former investment broker accused of violating protection order
A Cedar Rapids man serving 25 years for bilking investors out of thousands earlier this year was back in court Friday claiming he didn't violate a no contact order. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand said Alan Lucas, 44, convicted of ongoing criminal conduct and first-degree theft last year, violated a protection order which bans him from contacting the victims he cheated.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Cedar Rapids man to serve over 3 years in federal prison for bank robbery
A Cedar Rapids man who robbed the Solon State Bank in Ely, last September was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to more than three years in prison for taking $6,751.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
300+ Cyclists Turn out for 2014 Mayors' Bike Ride
The Linn County Mayors' Bike Ride is held to get people thinking of cycling as transportation, not just for fun.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Man injured in motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids
Linn County Deputies say 54-year-old Timothy Fowler was driving a 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle east bound on County Home Road.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Iowa railroad bridge damaged in Linn County fire
Canadian National Railway spokesman Mark Hallman told KCRG-TV Thursday that the repairs to the Buffalo Creek bridge aren't expected to delay traffic.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Last defendant pleads to lesser charges in Latasha Roundtree fatal shooting
Family of Alleigha Church-Green, 20, now of Canton, Ohio, ask a Linn County Sheriff's deputy if they can hug her after her plea hearing at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday, August.
Firefighters extinguish Linn County bridge fire
Coggon Fire Capt. Jason Hartman says firefighters dowsed the flames on the Buffalo Creek bridge Wednesday night.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Emerging Cedar Rapids comprehensive plan shows off greenway features, responsible growth
In two sessions on Wednesday, city officials unveiled the emerging aspects of the plan , showing the public how it is incorporating ideas shaped, in part, from comments that have come in since March .
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Tama County Jail Bookings & Arrests
Note: Arrest or citation for a crime is not a determination of guilt. Guilt or innocence is always determined in a court of law.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Ely couple gets grant to do own milk processing
An Ely couple hopes to make and sell dairy products to the public soon with the help of a grant.