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Date May 25, 2019
Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost Free and open to the public

Baez's pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2

CHICAGO -- The heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup, including a taped-up Javier Baez, proved to be too much for the Philadelphia Phillies and their tired bullpen.

Baez's pinch-hit single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the Phillies' four-game winning streak.


Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

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Iowa DNR Hosts Open House on Updated Floodplain Maps

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host an open house where residents of Linn County can view proposed updated floodplain maps. The open house will be held Thursday, May 30, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the City Services Center (500 15th Avenue SW). All Linn County residents are welcome to attend.  

The open house will provide an opportunity for property owners to view proposed floodplain maps developed with improved modelling technology through FEMA and the Iowa DNR, learn how their flood risk may have changed and gain a better understanding of flood insurance options available. Residents throughout Linn County are encouraged to attend and learn more about whether new insurance rates or regulatory changes may apply to their property.  

Floodplain maps are used for floodplain management, flood insurance ratings, and to identify flood hazards. Insurance companies will use the maps to determine flood insurance rates. Representatives from FEMA and the Iowa DNR will be on hand to answer questions and address residents’ concerns about the preliminary flood maps, which are being updated based on more recent flood studies, hydraulics, and topographic data.  

Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States.  It is vital that property owners understand their risk and take advantage of tools or programs available to them, including flood insurance.   

Residents can find more information this map update project at   

Residents with additional questions can contact the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources at 515-725-8333 or

Front Nine at Jones Golf Course Opens Friday

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will open the front nine holes at Jones Golf Course, 2901 Fruitland Boulevard SW, on Friday, May 24. The course has been closed due to flooding last fall and this spring.

The back nine holes are currently closed for maintenance and reseeding. The reopening of Jones as an 18-hole golf course is expected this summer.

Jones Golf Course offers a full professional golf shop and concessions in a comfortable clubhouse. For tee times go to or call 286-5581.


Shooting in Parking Lot of Iowa Smoke Shop, 70 Kirkwood Court SW (Persons of Interest Identified)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified three persons of interest in the double homicide in the parking lot of Iowa Smoke Shop, 70 Kirkwood Court SW, on Saturday, May 18.  The Police Department is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or their local law enforcement.

The three persons of interest are:

  • DeShawn Hull, age 21, height: 5’8”, weight: 200 pounds
  • Andre Richardson, age 25, height: 6’1”, weight: 185 pounds
  • Alexandra Smith, age 24, height: 5’3”, weight: 130 pounds

Please see the attached photographs of these persons of interest.


Deshawn HullDeShawn Hull, age 21


Andre RichardsonAndre Richardson, age 25


Alexandra SmithAlexandra Smith, age 24


Previous media release information:

Police officers received reports of a shooting incident that occurred in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot at 70 Kirkwood Court SW shortly after 1:20 a.m. Saturday.  Officers arrived on scene and found three victims that had sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds.  Two of the victims have been pronounced deceased.  The deceased victims have been identified as Matrell Michael Eu’gene Johnson, DOB/06-11-2000, age 18 and Royal Ceiz Abram, DOB/03-27-2001, age 18.  The third victim that was wounded, a 19-year old female, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

A short time later, police officers were notified that an additional victim with gunshot wounds arrived at a local hospital.  The victim’s injuries are considered life-threatening.  The victim is believed to have been transported by private vehicle from the scene of the shooting at 70 Kirkwood Court SW.  This fourth victim that was wounded, a 19-year old male, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victims were in a vehicle in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot.  An individual approached the vehicle and multiple shots were fired into the vehicle.

There is an active, ongoing investigation.  At this time, it appears that this was a targeted attack and is not related to an earlier shooting that was reported in the 100 block of 29th Street Drive SE.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident at 70 Kirkwood Court SW is encouraged to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME. 

Noelridge Aquatic Center Opens Memorial Day Weekend

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids municipal pool swimming season will begin Memorial Day weekend with pre-season swimming at Noelridge Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 25; Sunday, May 26; and Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day). Lap swims will be held from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. each day and open swims from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday. A “kick-off” swim will be held at all outdoor municipal pools on Friday, May 31 with lap swims from 5:15-6:15 p.m. and open swims from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The pools will be open as scheduled for the weekend of June 1 – 2, but because the school year was extended due to snow days, they will only be open during the evening from Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6. Regular season swimming will begin at all pools on Friday, June 7.

Daily schedules for regular season swimming vary by pool. Go to or the Play! guide for the complete schedules.

Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Summer Swim Passes and punch cards are available for purchase. Season passes provide admission to Water Exercise classes and Open, Family, Adult and daily Lap Swims as age appropriate. The passes are valid May 20, 2019, through September 2, 2019. Go to for more information on passes and the season dates for each pool.

Punch cards may be used by an individual, a group or transferred to another person for any age appropriate public swim and water exercise class. The cost is $72. No photo is required. The passes expire on the 16th punch or September 2, 2019, whichever comes first. Punch passes may be purchased at Bever, Ellis or Jones Pools before noon or after 2:00 p.m. or at Cherry Hill or Noelridge Aquatic Centers anytime they are open.

Call Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation, 319-286-5566, for more information.

Traffic Alert - College Street - Iowa City

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday May 22, 2019, College Street will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Governor Street and Lucas Street to facilitate sanitary sewer repair work.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by the end of the day on Friday, May 24th.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit

Realmuto homers in 10th, Phillies beat Cubs 5-4

CHICAGO -- The memories came flooding back to Jake Arrieta as the fans showered him with cheers when he stepped to the plate for the first time.

His 4 1/2 seasons in Chicago included an NL Cy Young Award in 2015, a drought-busting World Series championship in 2016, two no-hitters and an All-Star selection. There were plenty of ovations, just none quite like this.