Thanksgiving week is usually one of the busiest travel times of the year, but there has been an 11% decrease in travel on the roads statewide this year according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.
A Cedar Rapids woman is making free masks to give out during the pandemic. Aleasha LeClere learned to sew just a couple months ago with the help of her daughter. The two have already made more than 500 masks to give out.
In the eight months since the pandemic hit Eastern Iowa, plenty of businesses had to close as the customers stopped coming. The Iowa Restaurant Association projects up to 1,000 more will close permanently, across the state, by March 1st.
The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization says it’s “extremely important” for its international team to visit China to look into the origins of the coronavirus, saying the U.N. health agency has been reassured such a trip will happen “as soon as possible.”
U.S. Marshals say they arrested a man in Cedar Rapids who was wanted for reckless use of an incendiary device, and parole violation in an incident that occurred outside a U.S. Courthouse on November 19.
As the winter season approaches, many area families are rushing to get repairs done to their homes from the August derecho, and a local non profit organization is helping the families who can't afford it.