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Firefighters Battling Fire in Southeast Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Emergency crews are currently on the scene of a fire along Heinz Road in Iowa City. Photos submitted to YouNews on KCRG.com show flames coming from the roof of the building, located... Read More »

Eight Fire Departments Respond to Prairie du Chien Shopping Center Fire

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wisconsin - Firefighters from eight fire departments spent several hours battling a fire at a shopping center in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Sunday night into Monday morning. Firefighters... Read More »

Tornado Touches Down Near Lone Tree

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - At least one tornado touched down as a severe storm moved through Eastern Iowa Sunday evening. Shortly after 6 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for southwestern... Read More »

Fire Damages Several Buildings in Downtown Marquette

MARQUETTE, Iowa - A fast moving fire in the historic section of Marquette has left a gaping hole in the middle of that community's tourism area. The fire in that Mississippi river community next to McGregor... Read More »

Death Investigation Underway in Tipton

TIPTON, Iowa - Law enforcement officials, including the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, are conducting a death investigation in the community of Tipton. At about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Tipton Police... Read More »

Isaiah Sweet Sentenced to Life in Prison, No Chance for Parole

MANCHESTER, Iowa — The northeast Iowa teen who pleaded guilty to killing his grandparents in October has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Defense attorneys for Isaiah... Read More »

Shooting Investigation Underway In Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City Police are authorizing a $1,000 cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in a shooting that injured a woman. Shortly after 11:50 p.m. Friday, police responded... Read More »

Relatives Tell Judge to Give Isaiah Sweet Maximum Sentence

MANCHESTER, Iowa — The sentencing of a northeast Iowa teen who pleaded guilty to killing his grandparents in October has been recessed until March after testimony presented during a sentencing hearing... Read More »

Crews Responding to Business Fire in Kalona

KALONA, Iowa - Firefighters from five departments responded to a business fire in Kalona Tuesday afternoon. Crews responded to the former Val-Donna Fertilizer Plant, located at 215 South 14th Street,... Read More »

Suspect Identified in Meskwaki Settlement Double Homicide

MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The son of a couple killed on the Meskwaki settlement in Tama County has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with their deaths. A release from the Tama County attorney's... Read More »

Three People Dead Following Murder-Suicide in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids man killed his wife and mother-in-law before taking his own life Thursday morning. Police said 47-year-old Robert Livingston entered Linda Huber's home at 3515 Banar... Read More »

Snowmobile Club Members in Jones County Ride to the Rescue

JONES COUNTY, Iowa - Members of a Jones County snowmobile club did more than just have fun with their hobby this weekend. They rescued as many as 20 motorists stranded in snow drifts on a highway in whiteout... Read More »

Two Children Among Five Killed In Fayette County House Fire

ARLINGTON, Iowa - Authorities are working to identify the bodies of five people who died Friday in an early morning fire that destroyed their home. “Our understanding right now is that the bodies are... Read More »

Crews Begin Demolishing Part of Cedar Rapids' Westdale Mall

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- After years of false starts and delays, the redevelopment of Westdale Mall began Thursday with the demolition of the former Montgomery Ward building. A crew from D.W. Zinser of Walford... Read More »

First Responders Practice for the Unthinkable in Realistic Drill

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - No area is ever immune from an incident that involves mass casualties. But how do the first people to respond to a horrific school bus crash, or a shooter in a public place handle... Read More »

Death Toll from Midwest Tornadoes Reaches Eight

DETROIT (AP) — Officials have confirmed two storm-related deaths in Michigan, raising to eight the toll from the heavy rain, powerful winds and tornadoes that formed across the region. The Shiawassee... Read More »

Photo Gallery: Your Snow Photos

Here are some of your snow photos from November 11, 2013.... Read More »

Fire Damages Several Buildings in Downtown West Union

WEST UNION, Iowa - Fire destroyed two businesses in West Union Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the Unionland Feed & Supply Store, located at the intersection of East Elm & South Walnurt Streets,... Read More »

New Fort Madison Prison Nearly Ready To Open Gates

FORT MADISON, Iowa -- A new maximum security prison in Fort Madison is about ready to open its gates, although prisoners likely won't begin moving in until early next year. The new $130 million Iowa State... Read More »

Man Charged with Attempted Murder Following Shooting in Oelwein

OELWEIN, Iowa -- A 44-year-old Oelwein man faces an attempted murder charge after police responded to a shooting early Tuesday morning and found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds inside a home. A release... Read More »

Wrecking Ball Falls at Hancher Auditorium

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Demolition of the flood damaged Hancher Auditorium is underway in Iowa City. Crews began tearing down the University of Iowa building shortly after nine this morning. "It's a process... Read More »

Thousands Lose Power As Severe Storms Move Through Eastern Iowa

CORALVILLE, Iowa - An line of severe storms knocked out power to thousands of customers and caused some damage while moving through Eastern Iowa Thursday. In Coralville alone, 2,900 MidAmerican Energy... Read More »

A & W Comes Down in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The flood damaged A & W restaurant that in many ways was a symbol for the Time Check neighborhood post-flood is being torn down this morning. A crowd gathered to watch crews with... Read More »

Mayor: 13 Dead, Including Gunman, at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The FBI has identified the dead suspect in Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard as Aaron Alexis, 34, a military contractor from Texas. The suspect was positively identified... Read More »

Taking Care of Business: Iowa Beats Missouri State, 28-14

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Hawkeyes dominated the first half statistically, but couldn’t finish drives and ended up with just a 7-0 lead against Missouri State. This is an FCS team that finished 3-8 last season... Read More »

Kinnick Stadium Enters the High Definition Age

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The HD videoscreen in the south end zone of Kinnick Stadium is capable of going full view across, all 3,968 square feet. It will, but not all the time and probably not as much as you... Read More »

Bruce Gantenbein, Known to KCRG Viewers As Dr. Morbius, Passes Away

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Bruce Gantenbein, better known to KCRG-TV9 viewers as “Dr. Morbius,” passed away Friday, August 9, at the age of 61. Bruce hosted the popular “Saturday Nightmare” program on KCRG-TV9... Read More »

Two People Injured in Fiery Crash Along I-80 in Iowa County

IOWA COUNTY, Iowa - Two people were hurt in a fiery crash on Interstate 80 Tuesday afternoon. The crash closed the westbound lanes on I-80 between mile marker 201 and 205 -- near Brooklyn and Victor,... Read More »

YouNews: 7/22/13 Storm Photos

Viewer photos of the storms on Monday, July 22, 2013.... Read More »

Man Accused of Kidnapping Daughter Makes First Court Appearance

VINTON, Iowa - The man accused of kidnapping his 11-year-old daughter Thursday night and prompting an Amber Alert Friday night made his first appearance in Benton County District Court Monday afternoon. Sean... Read More »

Wapsipinicon River to Crest in Independence Thursday Evening

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa - Residents and business owners in the Buchanan County city of Independence got a bit of good news Wednesday evening as they prepared for flooding. The Wapsipinicon River, which bisects... Read More »

New Hartford City Officials Hope for Changes as City Floods Again

NEW HARTFORD, Iowa - Butler County emergency management officials said that the city-wide evacuation of New Hartford will stay in place through the night. The mayor said about a quarter of the small... Read More »

Governor Branstad Tours Waukon Following Flash Flooding

WAUKON, Iowa - Governor Terry Branstad was in Waukon Tuesday morning touring damage caused by flash flooding over the weekend. The flooding caused significant damage to businesses located on First and... Read More »

Heavy Rain Leads to Flash Flooding

CEDAR COUNTY, Iowa -- Flooding in Lowden led to road closures and several evacuations Monday morning. Tim Malott, with the Cedar County Emergency Management Agency, said the flooding he saw in Lowden... Read More »

Standoff In Iowa City Ends, One Man in Custody

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A domestic dispute Friday night spiraled into an all-night standoff, lasting until early Saturday morning. Iowa City Police said it started around 7 p.m. Friday , when they responded... Read More »

Flooding Continues In Johnson County

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Flooding from an overwhelmed Iowa River will continue in Johnson County, and up to 60 structures could become inundated with water in the coming days. And yet, officials feel optimistic. “Mother... Read More »

Faulty Gauge Leads To Too-High Crest Forecast in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A faulty river gauge in the Cedar River at Waterloo provided a river level 0.9 feet higher Friday than the actual river height and, as a result, led to an overly high flood forecast... Read More »

Cedar River Crests at Nearly 16 Feet in Palo Saturday Night

PALO, Iowa - Following days of increasing anxiety corresponding with rising river levels, the crest of the Cedar River at Palo occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday night The river crested at 15.67 feet and... Read More »

Cedar River Crests in Vinton

VINTON, Iowa - HESCO barriers and sandbags lined buildings and homes along the Cedar River in Vinton Saturday, waiting for a flood that never came. The Cedar River was predicted to crest in Vinton at... Read More »

Thousands Head to Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers' Market

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -Tens of thousands of people got out to enjoy Saturday’s beautiful weather at the first downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers’ Market of the season — even as it came in a hectic time for many... Read More »

U.S Cellular Center Opens Following Two-year Renovation

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - City of Cedar Rapids officials looked to the past and into the future Friday afternoon as they celebrated the re-opening of the U.S. Cellular Center. "A lot of people think this started... Read More »

Iowa Sports Broadcasting Legend Jim Zabel Dies

DES MOINES, Iowa - Longtime Iowa Hawkeye sports broadcaster Jim Zabel has died at the age of 91. Both Jim's wife and WHO Radio General Manager Joel McCrea confirmed Zabel's death Thursday at his home... Read More »

Power Restoration Efforts Continue, Storm Cleanup Underway

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cleanup continues today following several rounds of severe weather that tore through Eastern Iowa Sunday. Late Sunday night, nearly 48,000 Alliant Energy customers lost power due... Read More »

Boston Police: Bombing Suspect Captured

WATERTOWN, Mass. — The alleged Boston Marathon bomber who hid from authorities for more than 12 hours was captured tonight by police, sending cheers up through the Watertown neighborhood where he was... Read More »

More Than 40 People Taken to Area Hospitals Following Bus Crash

SUMNER, Iowa - 43 passengers and two bus drivers were injured in an accident Tuesday involving two school buses from the Sumner-Fredericksburg School District. The crash was reported after 3:30 p.m. northwest... Read More »

Police Detonate Pipe Bomb Found in Cedar Falls Neighborhood

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The discovery of a pipe bomb in a residential Cedar Falls neighborhood ended safety with a small, controlled "bang" Tuesday. But not before authorities had to evacuate several square... Read More »

Bomb Explosions Kill Three, Injure More Than 140 at Boston Marathon

BOSTON - The death toll in the Boston Marathon bombings has increased to three people, according to the Boston Police commissioner. Among the dead was an 8-year-old boy, law enforcement sources told... Read More »

All Cedar Rapids Roads Covered by Ice Now Open, Damage Minimal

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids street crews have finished pushing large chunks of ice off of Ellis Blvd N.W. and the entire roadway, closed due to high water and ice jams since Monday, has finally... Read More »

Iowa State Beats Oklahoma in Big 12 Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Iowa State’s Will Clyburn waved his hand, as if making the basketball court his palette. Key color: Green. What it meant: Take over, which is precisely what Clyburn did. The 6-7 senior... Read More »

Floodwaters Receding in Northwest Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Ice jams above the 5-in-1 dam have sent the Cedar River out of its banks in sufficiently surprise fashion that the city will deploy its temporary system of sand-filled flood barriers... Read More »

Benedict Becomes 1st Pope in 600 Years to Resign

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign Thursday, ending an eight-year pontificate shaped by struggles to move the church past sex abuse scandals and to... Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Your February 21/22 Snow Storm Photos

Here are photos submitted to KCRG.com from the snow storm on February 22-23, 2013.... Read More »

Winter Storm Moving Through Eastern Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Snow is coating streets and highways across Eastern Iowa. Crews at The Eastern Iowa Airport have been preparing for this winter storm for days. Gibbs leads the effort to keep the... Read More »

Meteor Explodes Over Russia; About 1,100 Injured

MOSCOW (AP) — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100... Read More »

Officials to Rename Park, Trail for Cousins Abducted from Evansdale

EVANSDALE, Iowa - The City of Evansdale is honoring the memory of Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins by renaming areas of Meyers Lake. The two girls were abducted last July and their bodies were found in... Read More »

NASA Marks 10 Years Since Loss of Columbia, Crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Schoolchildren joined NASA managers and relatives of the lost crew of space shuttle Columbia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy and remember the seven astronauts... Read More »

Road Conditions Improve As Eastern Iowa Digs Out from Latest Snow

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The first significant snowfall made its way through eastern Iowa on Wednesday. Rain began turning to snow around 1 a.m. in northern parts of the state and started moving south. Accumulation... Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: January 2013 Winter Storm

Here are winter storm photos submitted to KCRG via YouNews, Facebook and Twitter.... Read More »

Man Arrested After Crashing SUV into Store at Coral Ridge Mall

CORALVILLE, Iowa - Authorities say an Iowa City man faces several charges after he drove a vehicle through the front doors of a sporting goods store Saturday morning. Police responded around 2:30 a.m.... Read More »

John Campbell: A Big Ol' Career

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - This particular column could easily run way too long, and go down a dozen different roads and rivers. It needs someone who can tighten it up without losing the heart of the matter,... Read More »

Hundreds Gather to Celebrate Life of Elizabeth Collins

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — As they have all along, the people turned out for Elizabeth Collins. Hundreds waited in line to speak to and comfort the girl’s family members during a visitation preceding the Life... Read More »

Sheriff: 2 Bodies Found in Bremer Co., Mother of Missing Girl Reacts to News on Facebook

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Five months after two young cousins vanished while riding their bikes, residents of the northeast Iowa community where they were last seen are anxiously waiting to hear whether two... Read More »

Dozens Attend Vigil in Evansdale for Missing Cousins

EVANSDALE, Iowa — Hours after authorities announced a devastating find potentially linked to the disappearance of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook, community members gathered in somber remembrance. About... Read More »

Source: Bodies Found in Bremer Co., Possibly Related to Missing Cousins Case

EVANSDALE, Iowa — Authorities Wednesday said hunters found two bodies in a wooded area. While they did not say they were the missing girls from Evansdale, law officers said it was not the end they had... Read More »

Photo Gallery: Holiday DeLight Parade

The 29th Annual Holiday DeLight Parade in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, December 1, 2012.... Read More »

One Person Killed, One Injured in Plane Crash Near Clutier

CLUTIER, Iowa — One person is dead following a plane crash in Tama County. The plane crashed into a farm field at about 10:50 A.M. morning near the intersection of 245th Street and R Avenue, just west... Read More »

Sandy Leaves Death, Damp and Darkness in Wake

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland,... Read More »

President Obama Speaks at Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa – The Barack Obama Iowa fell in love with is back. “Absolutely, it’s back,” Steve Sovern of Cedar Rapids said Oct. 17 about the energy and enthusiasm in the Cornell College gymnasium... Read More »

Romney Pitches Agenda for Rural America

VAN METER, Iowa – GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney took aim at President Obama’s rural record Tuesday, saying he will ease burdensome regulations and “kill the death tax” as part of his plan to bolster... Read More »

Minnesota at Iowa - 9/30/12

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Photos from Iowa's 34-13 win over Minnesota to start Big Ten Conference play at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.... Read More »

Central Michigan at Iowa - 9/22/12

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Photos from Central Michigan's 32-31 win over Iowa at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa on Saturday, September 22.... Read More »

Endeavor Gives Californians Ultimate Photo Op

SAN LUIS OBISPO, California -- Rather than roaring to space on an elevator of flame, the shuttle Endeavour's final flight Friday was a leisurely, low-altitude journey past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge... Read More »

Retired Shuttle Endeavour Set for Stop in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour is flying over Houston as it prepares to land for a one-day stop on its trek west to retirement in a California museum. The shuttle, atop a modified jumbo jet, was... Read More »

Football Photos: Northern Iowa at Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Hawkeyes, led by a big day from fullback Mark Weisman, beat Northern Iowa 27-16 to improve to 2-1 in 2012. Here's our photo gallery from Saturday's game at Kinnick Stadium, which... Read More »

9/11/01 - 11 Years Later

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and suggested it's... Read More »

Paramount Marquee Returns to Downtown Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A big, glowing sign of flood recovery is going up in Downtown Cedar Rapids Monday. Crews will bring in a crane to hoist the well-known Paramount Theatre marquee back to its original... Read More »

Knott's INT Seals Win For ISU in Ugly Cy-Hawk Game, 9-6

IOWA CITY — Tip of the finger. A brush of the hand? In the end, all that mattered Saturday at Kinnick Stadium was Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott lay sprawled out on the turf, football in hand, surrounded... Read More »

Vote 2012: President, Vice President Campaign in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa - President Barack Obama touted his plans on a wide-range of issues, including renewable energy and education, in making his case for a second term at an Iowa City rally Friday evening.

The... Read More »

Vote 2012: Mitt Romney Campaigns in NW Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a packed Northwestern College gym Friday that a new jobs report shows why President Barack Obama should not return to the White House. “This... Read More »

Vote 2012: "Are you better off?" Ryan Asks in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - "Are You Better Off?" was the slogan emblazoned on posters at Tuesday afternoon's Republican campaign rally as the party's vice presidential candidate made an appeal keyed to anxiety... Read More »

Hawks Flock to Windy City

CHICAGO, Illinois - Hawks fans have flocked to the Windy Cindy in droves in anticipation of Saturday’s season opener against the University of Northern Illinois at Soldier Field. The University of Iowa... Read More »

14th Annual K-9 Splash at Bever Park Pool

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Dogs gather at the edge of the pool while waiting for tennis balls to be thrown during the annual K9 Splash event at Bever Park pool on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Cedar Rapids. The... Read More »

Public Gets Face Time With Cedar Rapids Police Chief Hopefuls

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A seven-month process to find the next Cedar Rapids police chief could come to an end next week, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz said Thursday. Seven finalists for the job met with dozens... Read More »

Romney Fires Up Large Crowd In Quad Cities

BETTENDORF, Iowa -- More than one thousand people packed into a factory in the Quad Cities to hear from presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. During a half-hour speech at LeClaire Manufacturing... Read More »

Rockwell Collins Cameras Transmitting Images from Mars Rover

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The first images sent from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity to earth Sunday were taken on lens assemblies from Rockwell Collins. "It was particularly exciting for us to see that the first... Read More »

Olympics Opening Ceremony Kicks Off

LONDON (AP) — Britain greeted the world Friday with an extravagant celebration that included Bond, the Bard and a Beatle — and a formal welcome from no less a figure than its jubilee queen. London's seven-year... Read More »

Penn State Football Slammed with NCAA Sanctions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA crippled Penn State football for years to come and practically tore Joe Paterno's name out of the record books Monday, erasing 14 years of victories and imposing an unprecedented... Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: The Search for Lyric & Elizabeth

A collection of photos as authorities search for two girls who disappeared from Evansdale, Iowa, on Friday, July 13, 2012.

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