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May 2022

Cedar Rapids Police Investigate Tuesday evening shooting

Cedar Rapids, IA – At 5:01 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the Cedar Rapids Joint Communications Agency received notifications of shots-fired in the 1500 block of 4th Avenue SE. 

Officers arrived on-scene and interviewed witnesses who reported two young, male suspects fired several rounds at a passing car and then fled on foot. It is unclear what motivated the individuals to fire at the passing vehicle. No injuries were reported at the scene. Officers found shell casings and a bullet entry point on a car in the 1400 block of 4th Avenue. No identification of the suspects has been made. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Cedar Rapids police department at 319-286-5491. 

There is an active, ongoing investigation into this incident.

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If you have information about this or any other unsolved case, call Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-272-7463.  You may remain anonymous and you may also be eligible to receive a financial reward for your information.

Disclaimer:  Any arrest and complaint information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Regional organization seeks public’s input on transportation funds

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization will be hosting an open house for the public to review and provide their opinions on transportation projects proposed to be funded by the MPO with their annual federal surface transportation funds.

This public open house will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a short presentation at 5:30 PM. The open house will take place at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in Beams Auditorium A, 2nd Floor, 450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

“It’s crucial for the public to know how and where MPO transportation funds are being spent in the region,” said Roman Kiefer, a transportation planner at the Corridor MPO. “Ultimately, it’s taxpayers who provide the funding to these transit, Safe Routes to School, trail, and road projects.”

The MPO has approximately $9 million dollars available for surface transportation projects over the next four years.

About the Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization 

The Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was established in 2007 to serve as the regional transportation agency for the Cedar Rapids metro area. Since its inception, a major activity of Corridor MPO has been the preparation of area wide plans to help guide orderly growth and development within the region. The Corridor MPO allocates approximately $5.2 million annually to our member jurisdictions for road and trail projects. The Corridor MPO is made up of representatives from Cedar Rapids, Ely, Fairfax, Hiawatha, Linn County, Marion, Palo, and Robins.

To learn more visit www.corridormpo.com or call us at 319.286.5041.


WRIGHT BROTHERS BOULEVARD SW LANE REDUCTIONS

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, pavement repairs will begin on Wright Brothers Boulevard SW between Atlantic Drive and 18th Street. Repairs will be completed one side at a time, with a lane reduction in place on the side that is actively being worked on. Work is expected to take two (2) weeks.


Cedar Rapids Police seek help identifying two individuals

IdentifyCedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids Police seek public assistance in identifying two individuals present during the Taboo Nightclub shooting.  If you know or can identity either of these individuals, please call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5457.  You can also report anonymously to Linn County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-272-7463.

Disclaimer:  Any arrest and complaint information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Video Update: Iowa Arts Festival, Party in the Park, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs, and events. Topics this week include the Iowa Arts Festival, the weekly Party in the Park series, and some convenient ways to keep involved with the Iowa City Public Library over the summer. Select the image below to watch Iowa City Update.


Iowa City Update: Iowa Arts Festival


Iowa Arts Festival

Summer of the Arts is about to kick off their festival season with this family-friendly event that features over 100 artists, live music, great food, and fun activities.

Party in the Park

This event rotates to a new park each week, featuring music, crafts, and games on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The first celebration will be at James Alan McPherson Park on June 2nd.

Bookmobile Summer Schedule

The Iowa City Public Library Bookmobile is switching to its summer schedule. Learn how you can use this convenient service, including some special visits to the Farmers Market!

ICPL Summer Bus Program

Through a partnership with Iowa City Transit, this program allows kids through 12th grade to get a free bus ride to the Library during summer vacation.

Iowa City Update - Your source for Iowa City news and information.


Coralville Transit Layover Change for Iowa City Arts Fest

Coralville TransitDue to road closures for the Iowa City Arts Fest, Coralville Transit will not serve the following stops all day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 2-4, 2022:

  • Downtown Iowa City interchange (stop #0001)
  • Iowa Memorial Union (stop # 0125)
  • Macbride Hall (stop # 0120)

All routes will be diverted to E. Court Street between Clinton and Capitol Streets (1 block west of the Court Street Transportation Center) in Iowa City for layovers. No other stops are scheduled to be affected. Service delays are anticipated, and any changes to service will be posted at www.coralville.org/transit.

Route changes, road closures, and traffic delays will make predicted bus arrival times on the Transit app inaccurate on June 2-4, however, the real-time maps on the Transit app with actual bus locations will be accurate and should be used to locate buses. 

Normal transit service and predicted arrival times on the Transit app will resume on Monday, June 6. For more information, contact Coralville Transit at 319.248.1790.


Coralville Accepting Applications for Citizen's Community Policing Advisory Board

CoralvilleOpening on the Citizen's Community Policing Advisory Board

The City Council of the City of Coralville is accepting applications for appointments to the following Board:

Citizen's Community Policing Advisory Board : 1 partial term ending December 31, 2025 (the Board meets the fourth Monday of the month).    

Any current resident of Coralville is eligible and encouraged to apply for this Board opening. Diversity, equity, and inclusion will be considered as applications are reviewed.

Coralville residents interested in being considered for this position may pick up an application at Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, or download an application.

Applications are due at City Hall, 1512 7th Street, or by e-mail to [email protected], no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, June 24, 2022.  Mayor Meghann Foster will recommend appointees to the Council for approval in July 2022.

About the Citizen's Community Policing Advisory Board
In 2020, the Coralville City Council, in collaboration with the NAACP and citizens, passed an ordinance forming the Citizen’s Community Policing Advisory Board. The Board was formed to work collaboratively with the City of Coralville, the Coralville Police Department, the NAACP, LULAC, and other citizen advocacy groups to promote unbiased policing practices in the City of Coralville. 

The Board’s main duties are to educate the public about the complaint process and assist individuals with filing biased policing or racial profiling complaints with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, make recommendations to the Coralville Police Department on training opportunities to advocate for unbiased policing practices, and to review data collected by the Coralville Police Department on an annual basis.  Learn more about the Citizen's Community Policing Advisory Board


Glen Oaks Trail Temporary Closure

Glen OaksStarting at 7:00 am on Wednesday, June 1, the Glen Oaks Trail will be closed between Oakdale Boulevard and Glen Oaks Ridge for trail shoulder repairs. The trail is expected to re-open by the end of the day.

Questions can be directed to City Engineer Scott Larson at [email protected] or call 319.248.1720. Sign up for Construction and Traffic Updates at www.coralville.org/notifyme.