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Karen Van De Walle asked the Kalona City Council Monday night to consider an ordinance that would allow the raising of chickens in the residential area of the city.
Van De Walle gave the council copies of some ordinances from other cities that allow the raising of chickens in backyards in residential areas. She said she would like to raise two to three chickens to lay eggs for her family.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Mediacom is upping the top speed of its Internet service in the metro area, which the company promises will allow customers who purchase it to download high-definition movies in less than a minute.
JR Walden, Mediacom senior vice president of technology, said Monday that the new 305-megabits-per-second (Mbps) of service will triple the Internet speeds in the Cedar Rapids metro area for the company’s top tier of service, which now is 105 Mbps of service.
According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, 27-year-old Onkel Dide, of Ottumwa, was driving with at least three passengers heading west on I-80 about 2 p.m. Sunday when the vehicle lost control and struck the south wall of the interstate and came to rest partially in the travel lane.
Lauren Schafer has been studying Spanish since kindergarten. But the list of language options offered at her school just became a little bit shorter.
Lauren is a sixth-grader at Wickham Elementary, and she will attend North Central Junior High next fall.
“I think it’s cool to learn other languages,” she said. “Maybe if I vacation somewhere else, or if I have a job to be in another country, or need to communicate with people who speak other languages, that would affect it.”
An Iowa City teen has been charged with felony strong arm robbery for allegedly striking a victim over a pair of headphones.
Iowa City police say a 16-year-old Iowa City resident has been charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony, after he and two other boys jumped a male victim walking near Iowa City West High at roughly 4 p.m. Friday.
IOWA CITY, IA. -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, there will be various lane reductions on Highway 1 between Riverside Drive and Sunset Street. These lane reductions are necessary to facilitate the installation of painted pavement markings for Highway 1 pedestrian crosswalks at Orchard Street, Miller Avenue, Ruppert Road, and Westport Plaza. It anticipated that this work will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
Motorists are to allow extra travel time as delays may be possible. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in all construction areas.
This past November, the Department of Homeland Security worked to get inside Alliant Energy’s system to shut down its email and phone lines.
Alliant then had to fight to get back online, said Vern Gebhart, vice president of business infrastructure and technology. The utility company had some experience with this matter, he added, that they gained during the 2008 Floods.
This exercise was done to help Alliant and other power companied secure the power grid.