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Man sentenced to 25 years for 2017 Cedar Rapids killing

Dec. 08, 2021 13:10 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after taking a plea deal for the 2017 shooting death of another man in a Cedar Rapids parking lot. Quarzone Martin, 29, of Cedar Rapids, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading to voluntary manslaughter in...

Former news anchor elected Cedar Rapids mayor in runoff

Dec. 01, 2021 08:22 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former television news anchor Tiffany O’Donnell has been elected mayor of Cedar Rapids. O’Donnell garnered 68% of the vote to businesswoman Amara Andrews’ 32% in Tuesday’s runoff election. The runoff was triggered when no candidate...

Iowa teen charged in parents' killings pleads not guilty

Nov. 30, 2021 12:16 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A teenage boy charged with first-degree murder in the October slashing deaths of his parents in Cedar Rapids had pleaded not guilty. Ethan Alexander Orton, 17, entered the pleas in court documents filed Monday, The Gazette reported. ...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 24, 2021 00:57 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= ADM, Adel 50, Van Meter 31 AGWSR, Ackley 40, Hudson 34 Alta-Aurelia 46, South O'Brien, Paullina 36 Ankeny Centennial 44, Des Moines, North 30 BCLUW, Conrad 46,...

Judge OKs $5.4M settlement over Transamerica retirement plan

Nov. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EST

A federal judge has approved a $5.4 million settlement between Transamerica and its current and former employees who accused the company of offering several poor performing investments in its employee retirement plan. The money will be divided up between roughly 24,000...

Students protest at Coe College after Black trustee resigns

Nov. 18, 2021 20:35 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alumni and students are protesting Coe College’s treatment of a prominent Black trustee who resigned after criticizing the school's recent presidential selection process as lacking in diversity. Darryl Banks, a 1972 graduate who served on its...

Iowa contractor to pay $40K in asbestos removal settlement

Nov. 09, 2021 12:50 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids contractor will pay $40,000 as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by the state of Iowa over improper asbestos removal from Washington High School during renovations in 2014 and 2015. A judge signed the order Monday to...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 06, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= IHSAA Class 1A Playoffs= Quarterfinal= Beckman, Dyersville 35, MFL-Mar-Mac 6 Dike-New Hartford 38, Sigourney-Keota 14 Van Meter 31, AC/GC 13 West Sioux...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 30, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= IHSAA Class 1A Playoffs= Second Round= AC/GC 34, South Central Calhoun 13 Beckman, Dyersville 24, West Branch 7 Dike-New Hartford 35, Pella Christian 14 ...

Iowa deputy fatally shoots man reportedly holding gun

Oct. 29, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CHELSEA, Iowa (AP) — A man died after being shot by a Tama County Sheriff’s deputy during what police described as a armed confrontation in east-central Iowa. The shooting happened Thursday night in Chelsea, according to a news released from the Iowa Department of...