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.

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