Some Cedar Rapids Residents Allowed To Return As River RecedesAuthorities are allowing some residents to return to their homes and other properties in Cedar Rapids' flood evacuation zone.
Cedar River Recedes, Forecasted To Drop Below Flood StageAuthorities say the Cedar River in Iowa is slowly receding from its crest in Cedar Rapids, and a new forecast says the water level will drop below flood stage sooner than expected.
As Cedar River Rises, Cedar Rapids Residents Hope Flood Barriers HoldResidents of Iowa's second-largest city hope that a temporary floodwall protecting thousands of homes and downtown buildings will hold Tuesday as the rain-swollen Cedar River crests.
Cedar Rapids Animal Shelter Offers Safe Haven As Flooding LoomsThe Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control shelter is providing a safe haven for pets as flooding looms. The Des Moines Register reports that officials hope the offer of shelter will help persuade people to leave their flood-prone homes.
Flood Forecast For Cedar River LoweredFlood forecasts for the Cedar River have been lowered. The river is expected to crest Tuesday, 11 feet above flood stage.
With Cedar River Rising, Residents Of Low-Lying Areas Evacuating HomesResidents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by the authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising Cedar River.
Fight Involving 70 Juveniles Shuts Down Iowa Corn FestivalThe St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival has ended for the year as scheduled after closing early one night because of several fights between about 70 juveniles. The fights that broke out Saturday night caused the festival in Cedar Rapids to be closed down more than an hour early.
Officials Investigate Fire, Stabbing At Cedar Rapids MotelFirefighters have put out a fire at a Cedar Rapids motel where a man reported being stabbed. Authorities say firetrucks were dispatched to the Motel 6 a little after 1 a.m. Monday after fire crew responding the medical call noticed flames shooting from the motel roof.
Man Charged With Hate Crime In Iowa BeatingA white felon with Nazi tattoos repeatedly stomped on the face of a semi-conscious black man in a racially motivated attack at a northeastern Iowa bar last winter, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.
Clinton, Democratic Hopefuls To Address DNC MembersThe Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month.
Businessman Convicted Of Fraud Over Halal Beef ExportsAn Iowa businessman was found guilty Monday of exporting beef products to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' strict religious-based slaughter standards.
Dog Sniffs Way To Find Cedar Rapids Hospital Where Owner WasA family says a dog that ran away from home was found inside a Cedar Rapids hospital where her owner was staying at. Nancy Franck was at Mercy Medical Center following a surgery, according to reports Thursday.