CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) _ United Fire Group Inc. (UFCS) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $11.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company said it had net income of 43 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for ...
Reynolds flies, Hubbell drives in final governor’s race push
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds was flying around the state Monday holding rallies at eight airports including Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Waterloo, Clear Lake, Fort Dodge, Council Bluffs and Sioux City before ending the tour Monday night at a final stop in Sioux ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — White, working-class voters fueled President Donald Trump’s rise to the White House. If his party loses the House majority on Tuesday, it will be, at least in part, because those same voters abandoned the GOP.
While Democrats’ suburban offensive is well-known, an ...
Biden laments Trump-era tone, offers possible 2020 preview
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden bemoaned the tone of Trump-era politics at a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday, previewing on his first trip to the leadoff caucus state how he might take on the Republican president should he seek the 2020 Democratic presidential ...
The Latest: In Iowa, Biden says leaders need to set the tone
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local):
Former Vice President Joe Biden has made a campaign stop in Iowa, where he bemoaned the tone of Trump-era politics and gave a preview of how he might take on the Republican president ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a northern Iowa nurse of stealing prescription drugs and violating federal patient confidentiality laws.
U.S. District Court records say 32-year-old Samantha Rogers is charged with obtaining and attempting to obtain controlled ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 26 for a 20-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing a Cedar Rapids resident during a drug robbery.
Linn County court records say Darius Alexander has pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery and conspiracy charges. He’s accused of ...
Iowa City, Cedar Rapids buses give free rides to polls
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Buses in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids will offer free rides to people headed to the polls on Election Day.
The cities issued releases saying leaders decided to offer the free rides on Nov. 6 to give as many voters access to the polls as possible.
Rides will be ...
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Cedar Falls 42, Indianola 16
Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 41, Fort Dodge 0
Iowa City West 38, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 14
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Iowa governor candidates begin bus tours with 2 weeks left
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and her challenger Democrat Fred Hubbell are taking to the road in the closing two weeks of the campaign.
Both candidates have announced bus tours.
Hubbell is rallying supporters Tuesday near the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines before ...
Michigan man gets 18 months for drug death of woman in Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Michigan man has been given 18 months in prison for ordering drugs online and having them shipped to a friend in Iowa, who then died of an overdose.
Nurse admits diverting pain pills from nursing home patients
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a licensed practical nurse has admitted diverting pain medications from residents of two northeast Iowa nursing homes.
Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Lacey Staveley, from Evansdale, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids is gearing up to help the less fortunate this coming holiday season.
Registration for the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots and holiday food assistance programs begins Monday and runs through Friday. Registration opens again Nov. 12 ...
Lawyer: Missouri farmer was leader of organic fraud scheme
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Three farmers who pleaded guilty Friday in a large-scale organic grain fraud scheme were lured into participation by a Missouri businessman who was its mastermind, a defense lawyer said.
The farmers “convinced themselves to look the other way” while Randy Constant ...
Man imprisoned for shooting into Dubuque nightclub
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A man has been given 30 months in prison for shooting into a Dubuque nightclub.
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, from Forest City, Illinois, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He’d pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a ...
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Severe weather sweeps parts of Iowa; tornadoes reported
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Strong storms bringing high winds and heavy rain are sweeping parts of southern, central and eastern Iowa.
Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports that a couple of ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA freshman guard Tyger Campbell has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the upcoming season, making him the third player to be sidelined.
The school said Tuesday that Campbell got hurt in practice Sunday.
He averaged 15.5 points and 7.2 assists as a senior ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa businessman accused of an ethanol plant scam has been imprisoned.
Court records say Darrell Smith, of Forest City, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to 14 years and seven months in prison. He’d
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has dealt a blow to the defense for an Iowa youth basketball coach charged with secretly recording his teenage players undressing.
Judge C.J. Williams ruled Thursday that the seizure of a USB device from former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen ...
Financial problems force 2 shelters for homeless to close
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit group says a shortfall in donations is forcing it to close two shelters for homeless people in Cedar Rapids.
Station KCRG reports that Mission of Hope needs donations of about $40,000 a month to staff and maintain the shelters. Gifts in August totaled ...
Cedar River returning to below flood stage in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Cedar River water level is dropping in Cedar Rapids following its crest at nearly 6 feet (2 meters) over flood stage.
The National Weather Service says the river has dropped more than 18 inches (46 centimeters) since cresting Wednesday just under the level for ...
Woman who caused crash while texting gets 2 years in prison
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids woman who was texting when her car collided with another vehicle has been given two years in prison.
Station KCRG ...
Iowa man with Nebraska porn record gets 50 years in prison
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has been given 50 years in prison for producing child pornography involving a prepubescent child and for trading child pornography.
Forty-year-old Christian Hansen, of Tipton, was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. He’d ...
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Cedar Rapids evaluating need for more flood measures
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids officials will be considering additional flood protection measures as the Cedar River rises.
The National Weather Service says the river is expected to crest Tuesday at 5½ feet (2 meters) above flood stage.
On Friday the city completed work on ...
2 Iowa farmers sentenced to prison over bank loans
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors in eastern Iowa have announced prison sentences for two farmers convicted in separate cases.
Prosecutors say 36-year-old David Pitz, of Elma in northeastern Iowa, has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars for using his more than $117,000 in ...
Authorities identify body found in creek as Cedar Rapids man
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a body found in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream as a missing kayaker.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the state medical examiner’s office had identified the body as 34-year-old John Conley of Cedar ...
Man guilty of killing woman whose body was found in trailer
MARION, Iowa (AP) — A man has been found guilty of killing a woman whose body was found rolled in a blanket inside a trailer in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Marion.
Court records say 28-year-old Gregory Davis was convicted Friday of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he killed
Cedar River crests below major flood level in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Cedar River has crested below major flood level in Cedar Rapids.
The National Weather Service says the river crested at less than 16 feet (5 meters) overnight Sunday into Monday but remains more than 3 feet (1 meter) above flood level. The city had prepared ...
Searchers find body near where kayaker was reported missing
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a body found in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream may be that of a missing kayaker.
The man’s body was pulled from Indian Creek on Thursday afternoon. Officials on the scene couldn’t verify that it was that of 34-year-old John Conley.
Cedar River at Cedar Rapids expected to crest Sunday
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas are preparing for flooding as the National Weather Service adjusted predictions of when the Cedar River there will crest.
The service now says the river will crest Sunday afternoon at 17.5 feet (5.33 meters) — 5.5 ...
House Ethics Committee investigating Iowa Rep. Rod Blum
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is investigating whether U.S. Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa violated any rules related to an unusual business he founded while in office but failed to disclose, its leaders announced Tuesday.
The committee said it would continue a previously ...
Officials release names of kayaker rescued, missing husband
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a rescued woman and her husband, who is still missing, after their kayak overturned in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream.
City public safety spokesman Greg Buelow says rescuers pulled 30-year-old Samantha Marie Conley from ...
A flash flood warning has been issued for northeast Iowa.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday morning that a radar reading shows rainfall of up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) have fallen since midnight.
Some flooding is expected in several communities, including Elkader and ...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ruled that the University of Iowa must pay nearly $21.5 million, plus interest, to a plumbing contractor for work done on the new Hancher Auditorium and university’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Former executive pleads guilty to hampering bank examination
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa banker has pleaded guilty to hampering a bank examination.
Prosecutors say 38-year-old Martin Smith entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. The charge: aiding and abetting the obstruction of the examination of a financial ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to robbing an eastern Iowa bank on his birthday.
Records say 46-year-old Joseph Kripner, of Monticello, entered the plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. His sentencing date hasn’t been set.
Authorities say he robbed ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Fire investigators say a fire that threatened residents of a Cedar Rapids apartment was intentionally set.
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says in a statement that the fire early Wednesday morning was started when someone poured flammable liquid in the stairwell ...
Teacher starts out student’s college days with free ride
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines teacher has given his father’s old vehicle to a student from Africa to help her get a good start in college.
Anyesi Kamanda’s parents died when she was a toddler. She lived for a time with an aunt and uncle in Malawi, and she’s been living in Des Moines ...
3 people hospitalized after Cedar Rapids building blaze
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say three people were taken to a hospital after a fire at an apartment building in Cedar Rapids.
Firetrucks were dispatched just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says firefighters and police officers used ladders to help ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A nurse accused of stealing pain pills while working in a northern Iowa hospital has pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors say 58-year-old James Moorehead, of Mason City, entered pleas Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. The charges: one count of acquiring a ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — All he wanted was to be the best Zach Johnson he could be. Turns out, he was the best Zach Johnson in golf Friday.
There are two players going by the same name this week at the PGA Championship: Zach Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the two-time major winner, and Zach ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque woman tied to two drug overdose deaths has pleaded guilty.
Court records say 24-year-old Brianna Martin pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to distribution of heroin. Her sentencing date hasn’t been set yet.
The records say ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) _ United Fire Group Inc. (UFCS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $157,000.
On a per-share basis, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company said it had profit of 1 cent. Losses, adjusted for investment gains, were 3 cents per share.
The property and ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids woman has been charged with vehicular homicide for the crash deaths of two people in Linn County.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Brianna Stastny was arrested Sunday. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of producing child pornography and threatening to distribute the depictions.
Federal court records say 34-year-old John Hunt has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one of extortion and four ...
DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa brewery is pseudo-suing its former head brewer.
A legal action filed by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. seeks to stop Chris Flenker from helping run a new brewery in Cedar Rapids, alleging he is violating a non-compete agreement.
Toppling Goliath is ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two men were injured by a fire at a construction trailer in Cedar Rapids.
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department said in a news release that firefighters were dispatched around 3:40 p.m. Saturday. They found the trailer engulfed in flames, which had ...