A Cedar Rapids-based Tree Removal company says some businesses are being accused of price gouging during clean-up from last month’s derecho. But the owner says it’s because they’ve been mistaken for another company with the same exact name.
A state court judge says he will rule before the end of the day Friday on whether to halt enforcement of a state law that prohibits county election officials from using information readily available in the voter registration database to fill in missing information on a voter’s absentee ballot request form.
Law enforcement officials in Cedar Rapids are noting a dramatic increase in reported vehicle thefts to date in 2020 and are reminding residents of the steps they can take to avoid being the next victim.
The 14-day positivity rate of testing for the novel coronavirus in Dubuque County is above the threshold for a potential shift to online-only learning for schools there, but the absentee rate at the county’s largest school district is not yet high enough according to state rules.
The protests come after prosecutors said two officers who fired their weapons at Breonna Taylor, a Black woman, were justified in using force to protect themselves after they faced gunfire from her boyfriend.
Lows cool into the mid 50s overnight with increasing cloud cover expected. By Thursday, we’ll see partly to mostly cloudy skies across the area with a small chance for showers. Most of eastern Iowa will stay dry as these rain chances are rather slim, but a few could see a sprinkle or some light rain, mainly through the afternoon hours and mainly to the north. Above average temperatures continue over the next couple of days as highs continue to reach into the upper 70s and low 80s. We’ll see another rather small chance for some rain across the area for Saturday with temperatures cooling into next week.
The Senate Homeland Security and Senate Finance Committee released on Wednesday an 87-page report revealing millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden, his associates and foreign individuals.