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Gov. Reynolds scorns CDC guidance as ‘not grounded in reality,’ blames immigrants for rising COVID infections

The CDC issued new COVID-19 guidance on Wednesday, modifying its previous announcement regarding mask-wearing. Because of lagging vaccination rates in parts of the country, and the rapid spread of the virus’s Delta variant, the agency said it was now recommending that even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public areas with “high” or “substantial” […]

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Linn County Attorney: Fatal shooting of suspect by CRPD officer was justified

The Linn County Attorney’s Office has determined that Cedar Rapids Police Officer Kyzer Moore was legally justified when he fatally shot Arnell States in February while responding to a stabbing incident. County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said he came to that conclusion after reviewing the report prepared by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) […]

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Student arrested for allegedly pushing state trooper’s arm during protest of ‘racist bills’ at State Capitol

An 18-year-old high school senior was arrested at the Iowa State Capitol after allegedly tapping a state trooper on the arm during a peaceful protest on Thursday. Josephine Mulvihill was part of a group of Black Lives Matter supporters from around the state protesting a series of bills that would grant expanded immunity to law […]

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Investigators release name of Cedar Rapids Police officer who fatally shot a suspect last month

Cedar Rapids Police officer Kyzer Moore has been identified by the Iowa Department of Public Safety as the officer who fatally shot Arnell States last month while responding to a stabbing incident. The Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating the shooting, at the request of the Cedar Rapids Police Department. […]

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Gov. Reynolds orders more business closures, says police departments will start to enforce her public health orders

On Monday, Gov. Reynolds signed a new public health emergency proclamation, which closes more retail businesses and public spaces where people gather, including malls and vape shops, as well as all door-to-door sales. Recreational sites like bowling alleys, bingo halls, playgrounds and camping sites will also be closed, but golf courses will remain open. According […]

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